The Quarter Bistro

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755 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Parties larger than 8 please call to confirm your reservations.

The Quarter Bistro and Tavern, or the “Q” as the staff affectionately terms it, is pleased to welcome you to their restaurant. A first of its kind in Ann Arbor, the Q aims to deliver a unique and exciting dining experience by marrying European Bistro dining with a Cajun/Creole twist. The cooking style features only the best ingredients. To highlight its unique style of cooking, the Q looked to Cajun/Creole methods for inspiration. A class of cuisine unto itself, Cajun/Creole cooking reflects a proud and strong heritage that
features an abundance of fresh, native ingredients.
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OT
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday brunch once again does not disappoint. It was amazing. The shrimp and oysters were fabulous.

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

Birthday dinner.

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

Nice vibe waiter very cool food was great, I enjoyed myself

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RD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The shrimp etouffee was Not worth $25. No salad, no side dish.
The crab cake dinner was Not worth $34. Same as above.
Overall, we will not be dining at QB anytime soon.

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PW
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was undercooked. Waitress was not friendly.

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B
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine's day early dinner was fantastic. Our waitress, Kira, was a beautiful, sunny soul that lit up the restaurant.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food! Friendly Attentive wait staff! The Manager was very accommodating and on top of things as well! They served warm bread and fresh hummus to start. I do not like hummus, but their hummus was delicious. You could tell it was freshly made. We will definitely go back!

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MW
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a family birthday with a party of 6. We were given a table off the the back and it was wonderful. There was room for presents, we were able to talk and could hear each other. The food was wonderful as it always is and birthday boy was treated with a free dessert that was decorated with Happy Birthday. We were celebrating a day early. Thank you all so much for the relaxing dinner, wonderful service and delicious food!

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CW
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I would recommend to a friend for the main dining room or happy hour.

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our "go-to" place when we want to enjoy a wonderful dining experience. We first tried The Quarter Bistro for Easter brunch last year and found the buffet selections diverse and delicious. Every dish was flavorful and fresh. We have since enjoyed dinner there numerous times and have never been disappointed. The servers are pleasant and helpful: they know how to assist patrons with making menu selections by being well versed in the seasonings and flavors of each dish. Finally, there are a variety of dining rooms, all of which are warm and beautiful.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food, as always, was delicious. We were highly disappointed in the speed of service, though. For only being 4:05 when we arrived for our reservation (for 5 people) and ordered fairly quickly, we didn’t leave until after 5:35. The restaurant only had a handful of tables, so this was a bit frustrating. Will definitely be back, but hope for quicker service in the future!

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RI
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hung with family had a great time going back the next time I need to get grounded

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KW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The chicken parmesan was ok at best. The spaghetti that cam with the chicken was in a lump and when I mixed it with the sauce. The sauce was basically a butter sauce no alfredo. I done like butter, so the spaghetti was for me, inedible. The waiter focused on the Male companion I was with and I had to ask if I could order a beverage. I had been there prior for a retirement party and enjoyed myself. This time. Not so much.

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HE
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Have been here many times in the past, but this time was a disappointment. Food was good, as always, but service was very subpar--e.g., waited over 20 minutes for menus and water, another 10 to make the order, and waitress was easily confused by simple requests. We had reservations (made on line), but the wait-staff was slammed with two very large groups (20 plus each) that came at our same time. Our time slot should not have been availalble, given that those groups obviously made pre-arrangements. Also, we were seated exactly next to one of the groups which was very loud (not inappropriate, just loud and having a good time.) We had to work at hearing each other at our table of 4. I will go to The Quarter again, as this was likely a one-off, but it was disappointing, none-the-less.
Also--it is a pet peeve of mine, maybe not of others--unless I am at a diner getting the blue-plate special, I find it inappropriate to be asked, "So, how's everything tastin'." Checking with me to see if I have any further requests, if there is a service need (e.g., fresh sugar packets, or a napkin to replace one that is dropped, etc.,) is customary and expected, but the "tastin'" question is tasteless (pun intended), and I hear it a lot. It is a new feature of dining out---I wish and hope restaurant managers will train their waitstaff in more appropriate interactions.

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LP
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was superb!!!!!! 25 stars!! Do not remember his name. He was from Kosovo. Keep him!

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G
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We invited friends to join us for the special NYE menu. Unfortunately, both of them ordered the prime rib and the restaurant had run out of that item. They were satisfied with substitute items offered them, but had really looked forward to the prime rib. Other than that, we totally enjoyed our meal and evening together.

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C
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner with our extended family of eight on New Year's Eve. They had a limited special menu for that occasion, but everything on it looked very good. My wife had prime rib and I had jambalaya. Both were well prepared and generous. Appetizers for the table were ordered - spinach/cheese dip and calamari. Both were generous enough to give everyone a good taste. One minor disappointment was that they were out of Squash Ravioli already by 7:30PM - a little surprising, but with other good choices not the end of the world. As for the special desserts - we had cranberry cheese cake (super) and Key Lime pie (the best we had ever had anywhere). We have eaten here off their regular menu and also their Sunday brunch buffet - both excellent. Finally, they have a decent wine list at reasonable prices. We had a Malbec from Argentina and it was superb.

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JJ
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waited at our table for almost 15 minutes without anyone asking if our waiter had been to the table. We had to ask one of the waitresses that was passing by if there was a waiter assigned to our area. The hostess had not communicated with the waitress assigned to our area that she had seated guests. Waitress was apologetic and attentive after that.

Food wasn’t bad but not thrilled with selections on the menu. We only go here once in a while and have been largely underwhelmed after the first visit a couple tears ago. Probably will only go back when we’re out of options.

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CL
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service. I especially love the fried oysters.

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had planned to meet a couple for lunch but ended up dining alone... being a single woman is always a concern when dining out. I am pleased to report I received excellent service & my Bourbon Louis Salad was delicious. I will return!

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KG
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is one of our go to spots when I don't want to cook. Love the Happy Hour. This time we met friends for their brunch and were pleased with the food -- especially the oysters! Good selection on the buffet -- a bit light on fresh fruit choices, and getting a cup of coffee took over 5 minutes. We'll be back!

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D
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Santa even came to visit one of the tables....guess it was a holiday Christmas Party:-)

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B
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I took three friends out for a holiday dinner. I loved the eggplant parmigiana.

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JB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We ordered the Chicken Andouille Pasta. Delicious! Service was slow...took 10 minutes for the server to come to our table...about par for the course in Ann Arbor on a Saturday night.

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TR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time trying the brunch and overall it was very good. Some of the dishes were better than others but there was a nice selection and variety including an omelet station and roast beef carving station.

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LO
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect atmosphere and good food selection.

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d
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall everything was just OK. the waitress was kind enough to bring me a sample of two craft draft beers they had. I chose the wheat style and she brought me the opposite. We ordered one of the specials and the beef in it was a bit tough, not worth the price charged. The noise level was tolerable and we could hear ourselves talk. I have had better lunches in here and would probably recommend this restaurant for that, and lunch events.

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RF
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

too noisy is the only complaint otherwisw 4-5 stars

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PD
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving menu was yummy, the room was pleasantly quiet and our waitress was very friendly and attentive.

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Went for early Thanksgiving dinner. Two dinners, turkey and duck, largely inedible. Meat overcooked to bland dryness that required big gulps of water to swallow. After a bite or two quickly understood dinner was a total loss. The yams that tasted as in just spooned from a can made this doubly clear.

Not the fault of the wait staff, of course. They were attentive, prompt, and friendly. In holiday spirit left generous tip. This was for service and not the largely unbeaten meals.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Special Thanksgiving menu. Turkey was very dry, some parts unchewable. Mashed potatoes flavorless. The Lima bean corn pea mix was very good as was the spinach dip appetizers and service.

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k
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Quarter Bistro for Thanksgiving lunch. We were seated promptly, received excellent service, and enjoyed the turkey special with succotash, mashed potatoes, and dressing. The flourless, dark chocolate cake was outstanding, and the key lime pie very good. The fresh bread was excellent. I was impressed that the restaurant had not overbooked for the holiday and thus the noise level was low. The price per person was average for a holiday meal. Overall, the experience was excellent.

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a
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great etouffe!

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OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the Sunday brunch. Food was great. Had to wait a while for them to refill empty items. Booth was s little cramped with our winter jackets. Would get a table next time. Really enjoyed ourselves and the good food and endless mimosas.

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AR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy coming to The Quarter Bistro on date nights and for family outings. The service is friendly and the food is a delightful experience. My husband and I enjoyed a date night out and last year we had a small family get together with 15 people. The Quarter Bistro has something for everyone and a wonderful selection of wines to go with any dish!

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MB
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the appetizer to the entrees to the dessert was fabulous!! I will definitely go back!

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CL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We went on a Saturday night at 6pm and it was not crowded at all. We waited over 50 minutes for our food and when it finally arrived all our $30s entress were cold. Not happy with paying $30+ entrees for cold food. Terrible service. Never going again. Hope this review helped you save your $ and time!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Menu and food was very good. Very slow service and average service this time. Service in the past has been excellent, so hopefully this was an isolated occurrence.

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HC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We routinely go to Quarter Bistro and we have always enjoyed the hospitality. We were told there was new management and we were expecting things to be either the same or better. It was truly an unsatisfactory experience at Quarter Bistro. The Manager greeted us with the wrong name. We were told that the one vegetarian entree we were looking forward to (Butternut Squash Ravioli) was not available at 7:30 PM but the surprising thing was it was not available from the previous day itself and they did not bother to make a fresh batch for later that day or the next day. Additional vegetarian side dishes were also not available. When the waitress went and spoke to the manager, he did not say anything to her nor did he come and explain to us at the table. The waitress (she was very nice) kept forgetting what we had requested and after several requests and nearly 20-30 minutes later, we finally got the beer and the decaf coffee that we ordered. Additionally, the wrong order (for one dish) was delivered to us. I don't think we will come back at least for a long time.

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