The Quarter Bistro

4.3
722 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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
Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch daily 11:00am - 4:00pm Mon - Sat
Dinner daily at 4:00pm with daily chef creations!
Join us every Sunday for our Brunch Buffet 10:00 am -2:00 pm
A wonderful selection of breakfast and lunch entrees. Adults $20.95
Kids 12 & under $6.95
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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 60 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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Catering
Plan your next occasion with the Quarter Bistro for an event filled with fun, laughter, and delicious food. Please visit http://thequarterbistro.com/menus.php for all the wonderful choices available. Executive Chef Prokos will be glad to design a custom menu to your specifications that will delight your guests!
The Q offers multiple rooms to perfectly accommodate your specific style of event. From intimate dining in our Chefs Room for up to 12 guests, our unique Red Room perfect for up to 40 guests,to the spacious Sun Room that seats 60 guests, we can create the perfect experienc
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 722 People Are Saying
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Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
11 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
1 review
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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LG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The brunch looked like it would be great but the food was mediocre. The scrambled eggs and green salad were fine. But the cod was overcooked, dry and chewy. The chicken was overcooked and dry. The roast beef just didn't taste good. The desserts looked amazing but were ok. The price is good for the amount of food that's offered, but I went hungry and frankly didn't really want to each much except for the eggs and salad. A disappointment.

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B
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration

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DM
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed listening to Hal Davis and his band.

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AT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Service was OK. Waitress was nice, but a little slow. Probably because they were short staffed.

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B
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My seafood melody was not that good nor was the presentation of the meal did not make it very appetizing. The Riblets were very good.

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L
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The Quarter Bistro usually doesn't disappoint and it didn't this time either. We were seated upon arrival (I had a reservation), service was quick and attentive, and the food was well prepared, but a bit pricey. It was bit noisy until the lunchtime crowd cleared out, so it was difficult to have a normal (volume) conversation, and would be difficult to carry on a conversation with anyone who suffers hearing loss. These are just things to be aware of. QB is one of my go-to restaurants for lunch or dinner.

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S
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Sunday brunch there last Sunday, and it was very nice. I have some food issues, and managed to find something to eat @ buffet, though maybe there could be some GF muffins, or bread for those needing that option. Enjoyable brunch!

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G
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had been there before and had good meals, but this time I was disappointed. They appeared short staffed, with the salad appearing before the appetizer. The beef tenderloin entree was disappointing as the meat was tough, as was my husband's steak. Not sure if I will go back there. The highlights of the meal were the brochette appetizer and the red wine.

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MK
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Our waiter had an amazing smile and was warm, welcoming and terrific.

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R
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server anticipates our needs and the appetizer, bread and main course came out at the right time. Great Creole food.

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CC
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made my husband’s birthday memorable! Wines were excellent, appetizers all tasty, every entree done perfectly. Don’t skip dessert! Lava cake was amazing.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we visit our daughter at UMich we have dinner here. It’s her favorite and we love it as well. Delicious, creative menu and perfect nice-casual atmosphere. Staff is friendly and attentive.

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SL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diana was an amazing server! The brunch was great and we will definitley be coming back!

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Z
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointment from old favorite. This was the second disappointing meal I've had at Quarter Bistro. The first was a luncheon where an old favorite, Tuna Nicoise, was decent but very very skimpy--clearly not worth the cost. I am a light eater and left very hungry.
Saturday we were celebrating my husband's birthday and our friend's anniversary. My husband is gluten and dairy free. He consulted with waitress and then ordered Seafood Santorini a new item for us on the menu. She came back to regretfully tell us that all the rice they served was cooked with butter. The pasta as an option was all with gluten and the potatos were either mashed with cream or french fried (hardly suitable for the dish). He ordered a grilled chicken dish with french fries (being very specific about not overcooking it). The dish came overcooked and with no flavor. His third option was a Tuna Nicoise which was fine. The service was good; the waitress and the manager tried to be helpful. HOWEVER!!! To not have dairy free options for a starch in Ann Arbor is absurd; to not have gluten free pasta is very unfortunate; to overcook the options you do have is incredibly disappointing.
I did have the Seafood Santorini and quite honestly it was without much in the way of flavor not something you'd turn back but disappointing

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had been to the Quarter maybe 6 or more years ago and it was good, but I didn’t think it memorable. We made a reservation through Open Table a few nights ago and then needed to change it to include additional family members at the last minute. The reservation staff was very accommodating. Although they said we might need to do at separate tables they managed to put our party of 9 at a single table in a separate room, which was pleasantly quiet, yet felt open with the glass wall that looked into the restaurant. While this probably wouldn’t have happened on a busy night, it was greatly appreciated.

Everyone enjoyed their respective meal. I thought my Crawfish Etoufee was outstanding. It’s a dish I have had in many Louisiana-inspired cuisine restaurants in several states including LA and this was among the best—very flavorful without being too soupy or too thick. The crawfish was cooked perfectly. My brother’s Cajun Spiced Shrimp Pasta was also first rate. Others liked their non New Orleans dishes of steak, Eggplant Parmesan and the like.

Our waiter was attentive, but not intrusive and he struck just the right balance of being helpful, but not overbearing. We enjoyed the wall of cooking trophies and the one contains what must have been close to 100 colorful wine bottles.

After eating, we were all wondering why we hadn’t been eating at the Quarter more often. Well, in my case I have an excuse as I live in OK and am only in Ann Arbor twice a year to visit family. Still, I hope that we go during the Christmas holiday, if not on New Year’s Eve, sometime before.

Highly recommended. Thank you and bravo Quarter.

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NR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful. A bit overpriced, but I would go again.

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L
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Although the food was good, the service was dismal. We were sitting in one of the side rooms next to a large group and a couple with two young, energetic boys. The large group spoke very loudly and the one boy was playing with the blinds and standing up on the booth seat. Not exactly a relaxing setting for a nice Saturday night dinner.

It took a while for the waiter (Jerome??) and his trainee to approach our table. We placed our wine order and then waited. The couple with the young boys were not waited on promptly and complained to the manager. Our wine was then delivered and order taken. A while later they brought bread. We then waited for our salads. There was then a flurry of activity around the couple with their order being placed. Their food came out quickly. Meantime we waited and waited for our entrees. We finally asked if the chicken was slaughtered yet as it was taking an inordinate amount of time (the restaurant was not that busy). Our entrees then came out and they were lukewarm.

We have eaten several times at this restaurant and have not had this type of experience. Needless to say we won't be returning anytime soon.

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PM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner! Food was delicious and service was great!

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SM
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our family of 6 (kids ages 10,8,7,5) thoroughly enjoyed Sunday brunch. The buffet was organized, well laid out and easy to access with a nice variety of savory and sweet choices. The service was provided in a prompt, efficient and friendly manner. The food was good but maybe slightly overpriced for the quality. We will not let that stop us from visiting again though!

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DA
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A long time favorite when visiting Ann Arbor. Great menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 33rd wedding anniversary 😃

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EJ
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Upset about the automatic gratuity fee and how long the waitress disappeared. But the food was very tasteful and right amount of spice.

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AM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Over cooked steak: well done instead of rare. Uncomfortably warm dining room. Long wait for basics like bread and water. Meh.

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RG
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for our family get together. Food was excellent. Waiter was attentive.

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B
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Went to the Sunday buffet. You can't miss this event. Excellent food! It was Memorial Day weekend, so not the normal crowd.

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m
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service, good rolls and nice selection of entrees.

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PD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service, as usual
Great restaurant for Mother’s Day brunch

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S
Detroit
72 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Friendly and Professional.
Food prepared well to our liked.
Nice evening.

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B
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately our seats were very uncomfortable. There were 6 in our party, 5 adults one pre-teen. We were seated in a booth which was way too tight for six people. The Sunday brunch buffet has a little bit of everything for every taste but has lunch and breakfast items. Juice is included. Unlimited
Mimosas for $10. This restaurant was Just what we wanted for the ocassion.

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MD
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Sunday brunch food was very mediocre. Slightly below cruise ship quality. All the right dishes are there - roast beef, shrimp cocktail, etc but the execution is very poor. Jambalaya does not taste like it was made in the restaurant. Ham croquettes were mostly breading with small pieces of ham but if your eyes were closed you couldn’t tell there was ham. And so on. So for $22/person age 13 and up not a good value.

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LC
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Food was terrific. Surprising value. Cassius gave us excellent service. We will definitely come back.

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l
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We never miss a visit when we’re visiting Ann Arbor. They only offered a limited Graduation menu, so at first I was disappointed that didn’t have my favorites available . However, it made me order something new, and it was delicious !

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l
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for a graduation dinner. The service was outstanding. They had a limited menu, because of the amount of reservations they had on such a busy graduation weekend. There was only one chicken dish, due to the limited menu. Our party would have preferred additional chicken choices. Other than that, the rest of our orders were very good.

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