Bistro Joe's

4.5
550 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
Bistro Joe’s is an endeavor to create a sensational dining experience through inspired cuisine and superior service. Momentarily escape, and let your senses feast on globally influenced fare ~ with elements of surprise ~ in a casual, yet upscale eatery. Our mezzanine setting is a comfy blend of vintage and contemporary, designed to encourage shared dining experiences with friends, old and new.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, American, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sat, Sun 3:30 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(248) 594-0984
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodward & Maple
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 550 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It’s not bad, but it could be so much better. The mushroom omelet needed seasoning, salt/pepper, something. Roasted potatoes were nothing special, again, missing flavor. Our waiter was nice enough, but could not seem to understand how we wanted the bill split. The patio area could be a nice place to be, except that they have space heaters and fans blasting, creating a strange environment. The fan above us was not installed correctly and was hitting the vent beside it, and it seemed like it would come crashing down at any second.

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S
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good quality food and great service!

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OT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

I think this is one of the best happy hours around! I rated it low this time bc we got surprised by the pricing. We mentioned to our server we were there for happy hour who kept us within the 6 pm timing. She went on to mention two special scampi appetizers & we tried both along with our regular selections.
There was no mention of the specials not being part of the happy hour menu however, imagine my surprise when the bill came & each appetizer was $22. That’s practically an entree price.
I think for specials ur wait staff should make mention of the pricing.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service!

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f
Detroit
52 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. We had the Sea Bass dinner with a cup of the tomato basil soup. Delicious. The chef accommodated my diet of Vegetarian Keto. It was delicious. The brussell sprouts were very tasty and the special salad was awesome. Been here before for their Sunday Brunch, this was our first time for dinner. Did not disappoint. Will definitely be back.

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LT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Joes never fails us! We absolutely love their brunch! Best French toast and breakfast flatbread around! We especially love the Albanian waiter “Andy” he’s always happy and efficient.

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D
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as was the service. We love the menu and always have a difficult time deciding what to order. We love that the restaurant is quiet enough so that we can have nice conversation at our table and not hear others around us.

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RD
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was excellent but service was slow and inattentive. Food made up for the service.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food! The best beet salad around! Also the shrimp & grits was divine.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are visitors annually to Birmingham for short periods of time...and our very favorite restaurant and 1st on our list to visit is BISTRO JOE'S! The menu and the quality of ingredients is top notch! There are unique menu selections along with comfort food, seafood, steaks, flat breads and sliders! You name it and they have it!! The staff is attentive and accommodating, friendly and at your service! The manager is top notch and #1 in customer service! The restaurant is upstairs from PAPA JOES' MARKET....and I can assure you everything is top quality and FRESH! You will love this dining experience and be a regular here in no time! ENJOY your dining experience!

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S
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual another great meal at Joe’s. Service is amazing even though they are always busy.

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CH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Jennifer was so helpful with our food selections. We would definitely go back there.

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RO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

warm comfortable place plenty to watch during your meal. nice view of woodward on one side and the deli kitchen below on the other side

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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DW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I took my daughter there for her birthday so it was a special occasion. It was for Sunday brunch I made reservations, and the waiter was busy so it didn't feel special. I also asked for a cupcake or something for my daughter's celebration and he never brought it out.
So it was good but not a great experience.

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O
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dined in for Sunday brunch to celebrate a girlfriend’s birthday. We had a great time. Despite the cold weather, the enclosed patio had warming lamps that made the area cozy. Food was delicious and priced comparable to other brunch spots in the area. Bonus - the lower level is an outstanding market, so you can shop after you eat. Would go back.

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PT
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food, good ambiance. Will recommend to friends.

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B
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a hearing problem. I noted I needed the quietest table in the house. The hostess went over her job description to accommodate my needs. Thank you

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SM
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent service and food!

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RM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food... as usual. Fun Nd friendly atmosphere.... easy to chat with friends and family

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NJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an excellent time here. Doesn't matter what day or time everything has been lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great! We had reservations and were seated right away.

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Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A solid choice for a casual dinner. The food is exceptionally good.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious. Disappointed though because my server lied to me about why my meal was taking so long. The kitchen burnt it, so it had to be remade. Understandable but server told me it just took longer to cook than other meals at the table. I ate alone and was offered nothing for the inconvenience

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M
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, reasonable prices, service can be slow. Great wine list. The patio can be noisy and needs a good cleaning, but it is comfortable .

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P
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere - every time we go
Had a group of freshmen girls and they enjoyed it.

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R
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great service

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DF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I had been to Bistro Joe's prior times for brunch with various friends and historically all was good. This time everything was BAD. The receptionist seemed to have too many things to do and wasn't able to greet me for many minutes. My order didn't appear for 30 minutes and then it was completely wrong as was my friend's order. Once corrected the order arrived cold, hardly any eggs on the plate but lots of potatoes with too much salt. I asked for the manager and she said sorry but didn't seem to be able to correct the situation and charged us full price for a very disappointing experience.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always love bistro Joe’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Amazing food!!

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TC
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went to Bistro Joe's this past Saturday with friends. The food was excellent (we all shared the Tomahawk steak). We loved the Tableside preparation of the steak, but otherwise the service was unacceptably slow. It took much too long to get our drinks, we had to request bread several times, and by the time dessert arrived we were ready to leave out of frustration. I have been to Bistro Joe's many times, and it is the first time that I have had any complaint. I'm not sure what was going on - but it was disappointing.

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PG
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was fantastic! The Hawaiian flatbread was one of the best flat breads I've ever eaten. The two teenage girls with me also enjoyed the meal. The only negative is that it was really busy so service was slower than ideal, but the server was quite nice in spite of the crowd.

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JW
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a great lunch sitting ‘outside’. Even better when music was turned down per someone else’s request. Mussels outstanding and different. Husband really liked the mushroom flatbread. Good wine choices. Have never had a bad meal. We only do lunch here as it’s a schlep from our burb.

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G
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Cool outdoor seating area along Woodward Ave. Food was good as was the service. A little pricey but commensurate with the location.

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OT
Detroit
73 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I keep wanting to like this place more but the service was slow. And the restaurant was not super crowded.

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RE
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Rafi, was outstanding!!! Our food was cooked to order and tasted delicious😊

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SF
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The specials are always a hit, and I recommend it for brunch.

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MM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Very slow service on Friday evening. Food brought out 1 hr after ordering. Flat bread and escargot pastry was burnt. No apology or redo by Mike.

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SG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Great coffee and food. I would definitely recommend reservations if you have a larger group or if you prefer an outdoor table.

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