Permanently Closed - The Quarter Bistro

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813 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
This restaurant is permanently closed.
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, French, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(734) 929-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The Quarter Bistro has three private banquet dining rooms, seating from as little as 12 guests up to 40 or more. We can create specialized and/or limited menus to impress your party while keeping your event budget in line. Business meetings, retreats, showers, rehearsals, or your special occasion.
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Private party contact
Melanie Maroney: (734) 929-9200
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jackson Road
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Entertainment
For a list of our upcoming entertainment, please go to the following link:
http://thequarterbistro.com/events.php
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.5
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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The brisket Mac and cheese was not good at all. The brisket tasted like rubber and was inedible

AZ
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chicken Picatta was very good. Always enjoy the delicious bread. Only complaint is that the Butternut Squash Ravioli is off the menu. I moved from Michigan to West Coast and was so looking forward to that entree when in town...big disappointment:(

JH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were looking for a nice place to go for our anniversary (29 years!). I had heard that Quarter Bistro was a good restaurant so I looked it up on the internet to take a look at the dinner menu. We decided to give it a shot and we are VERY happy we did. We ate outside and had a great evening. Our server (Nigel) was awesome! We told him it was our first time @ the restaurant and he was great about giving us details about the specials of the evening. Dinner was outstanding! We look forward to coming back again soon.

DT
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for our daughter 21st birthday, place she picked, from the hostess and finished up with the great waiter service and excellent food everything was outstanding.

JM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere with a very unique menu. Great place to dine.

KR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is outstanding! Would highly recommend- make sure you go hungry. The selection is varied with many breakfast and dinner items as well as kids fare. The service from Casius was impeccable. The restaurant is lovely - there are interesting metal sculptures throughout. Highly recommend!

B
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is such a relaxing restaurant to have lunch at during the week. The waitstaff never make you feel rushed and are very accommodating.

KO
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a delicious place. The food is excellent and comes fast. The service is efficient and friendly.

MW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our Go To places for dinner. We enjoy the menu and atmosphere. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good meal at a good value. Dine here many times for special occasions , New Years Eve, or just for a great night out.

LR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bbq brisket with mac & cheese is fantastic! I would also recommend the white bean and ham soup. As always, the service was lovely.

S
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Tasty brunch buffet items

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff were all very cordial and our server especially so. Great menu full of great looking food! Everything we had was delicious!

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious!

VA
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

LT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and food. They made a few substitutions to accommodate diet restrictions.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress, Nichole, too great care of us. Our food was promptly served and was at the correct temperature. All of our dishes were well portioned. The restaurant had implemented a new menu the night we were there. Many great choices. I had the shrimp and chicken jambalay which was a bit spicy but fine by me. For dessert I head the key lime pie which was very tasty. It's the second birthday this month that we've celebrated there and we will go back for sure.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

But I wish the online menu had indicated that brunch was a buffet with a set price. I proposed to meet friends there and then felt guilty that I had roped them into a expensive buffet.

T
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food at the Quarter Bistro is always outstanding. However, the service we received was dismal. Through open table we said it was our anniversary. Nothing was ever mentioned, and the server, whom we rarely saw, never asked us if we were there for a special occasion. We asked for a booth vs the table near the door/hostess stand and were told that they were reserved. When one person asked for another glass of wine (to the person bringing us our food), instead of the waiter coming back and asking, he came up and said the wine was coming. When he was told that we wanted a different type, he all but rolled his eyes at having to change the order to the bar. The hostess was the one to ask us if we needed to go boxes, and she was the one who brought them to us. This was the first time we ever had bad and hope it was a one time glitch.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday party and because of our party size we were seated in a room so sound was perfect. Nicole, our waitress, gave us great recommendations and her attentiveness and service were superb. Our dinners were all delicious and proportions were all so large that we all had to box them up to go.

KV
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had reservations for 7. I use a walker. We were shoved in a back table so tight I was unable to even get to the brunch room. I felt like I was embarrassing your staff and they made it impossible for me to get out and enjoy the buffet. My daughter brought me a plate but I was near tears and didn’t eat much.

SB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have eaten at The Quarter Bistro four times now. I have enjoyed every meal.

OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a quiet dinner with great food. The Quarter Bistro delivered! The food was delicious and the service was great!

RH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience3

All three of us totally enjoyed. I was so glad I remembered having had a positive experience here before. We'll be back soon!

MO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five in our party and we all ordered different dinners. Everyone was very pleased with their selection. Service was great and they were very accommodating when we asked to be seated in a different area twice before settling down for dinner. Prices are a bit high but portions are ample. We actually stayed for almost three hours as the atmosphere was conducive to the engaging conversation we were having over dinner.

CR
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Anniversary. Waiter smelled like an ashtray, it wasn’t very pleasant.

ME
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was very prompt and attentive despite the large groups present. The bread and salads were delicious. Our desserts were excellent and plated beautifully. Sadly, my Steak Diane was a disappointment and given that it is among the most pricey items on the menu, it seems fair to have high expectations. The portions were ample, but needed salt. My first bite of steak was so gristly, I could hardly chew it. Also, my husband wondered if it needs to be plated differently so that the liquid from the greens doesn't water down the sauce. The dining room has a warm, intimate atmosphere, but the noise level and 70s music (why?) did not enhance the experience. We were asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and we indicated it was our anniversary. Nothing was done or said after that to wish us a happy anniversary (either in words or cake or whatever), so that seemed odd. Why ask and then not respond in some way? So, overall, it was a good experience, but not consistent enough to be outstanding.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is delicious!

SK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

our waitress was great!
Cheese was with molds. And I'm not talking about some kind of mold cheese - I'm talking about squares of cheddar etc with mold on it.
Other than that our brunch was great!

LS
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service is always great. Lunch special beef stroganoff was delicious and large portion.

CM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome as always great food and service. Great selection.

MW
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy dining at Quarter for special occasions. Great food and atmosphere. Can be a bit noisy on weekends but during the week it is quiet. Never had a bad meal.

SS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Buffet had great variety and was fully stocked even though we got there about 1/2 hour before it closed

m
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was very good, as expected. However, I knocked over and broke my wine glass, and no one came to help clean it up. I pointed this out to the cashier and to another waitress, and nothing. There was some glass on the floor, and nobody came to clean it up.
Not very professional

MO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I've been hearing about this place for years, and since it is nearly impossible to get a reservation on a weekend, we decided Monday might be a good day to go.

It wasn't.

The bread arrived with something that none of us could identify. Spread of some sort, strangely flavorless and a bit old tasting. Butter? Not sure.*

The fried appetizer was so greasy the batter was falling off before it could be eaten.

My mom ordered the Steak Diane. The steak was tough, and the mashed potatoes contained big chunks of uncooked potato.

I had the po boy. Usually the contents of one of these sandwiches is crispy but it was cooked to mush and swimming in oil, making it impossible to eat. When the manager came over to see us after we complained to the waiter, I pinched one of the grease nuggets to show him all the oil that came out and he looked as horrified as I had been. The day after and I still feel like I could shave my tongue to get all the oil off of it.

My husband had the seafood portofino, and said it was pretty tasteless. It strikes me as odd that a place calling itself a taste of New Orleans had bland, almost non-existent spices.

The only thing I'd recommend is the garlic greens. They were very good; the rest is a hard pass.

*in reading other reviews, apparently it was supposed to be hummus. As a person of Middle Eastern descent I can say it's as far from hummus in taste as you can get. Again, not a whiff of spices to be found.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was awesome!! Service was also very timely.

JB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Easily the best service I have ever experienced. Food was great, and was tailored to our dietary requirements. Price was a bit high, however we had drinks and dessert, and it was worth it for the ambience.

OT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went with out of town friends for a pleasant dinner. The service was very good and food just fine.

h
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - the menu selections, the atmosphere, the service, and the food are all top notch. It's a reliable restaurant - always on their game!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday. Great brunch!

LH
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Perfect Friday night dinner location and ambiance. Just a little loud. Excellent menu choices including salad options. Reasonable beer prices. Delicious desserts!