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About The Quarter Bistro
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.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For a list of our upcoming entertainment, please go to the following link:
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
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.
Private Party Contact:
Melanie Maroney: (734) 929-9200
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
The Quarter Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We eat there because the food is good and it is close to our office, but we always have to weigh whether we have a long time for lunch, as the service is extremely slow. The waitstaff is fine, but it takes a very long time for food to come out of the kitchen. We would eat there much more often, but rarely have that much time to spend.
We went for New Years Eve, so I cannot speak about how it is for non-event dining. The following are my thoughts:
Food: Fair. Not bad, but certainly nothing special. Because it was a holiday, the menu was limited.
Service: Poor. I’d like to give a better rating because I could tell our server was young and inexperienced. We could barely hear him because he spoke so quietly. He rarely checked on us, and my husband ended up drinking my water because our server did not refill our glasses until the end of the meal. On top of that a 20% tip was automatically added to our total (for a party of two). I would have never tipped this server 20% due to the poor service, but I didn’t feel it was worth making an issue out of it. I would understand if it was a larger party, but the automatic tip was not cool.
Price: Terrible for the value. The prices were overinflated because of the holiday. My husband’s meal cost $8 more than it had been listed on the online menu. For a table of two, our bill was $94 for Chicken Marsala, Steak Diane, a Caesar salad, and one glass of wine. As I stated above, the food was nothing special, so I can’t even give credit for it being an amazing meal. I can honestly make a better steak at home, and the mashed potatoes were not good at all.
We had always wanted to try this restaurant, but it’s definitely a one and done for us. I can’t think of any reason I would want to return. The automatic tip on the terrible service was what sealed that.
We, my wife and I, were seated with three other larger groups. This was not conducive for a couple night out New Years Eve. I wish you would be up front about your tipping policy. If it is going to be automatically added on for special occasions we should be informed about it ahead of time or at least on the menu. What you ought really do is pay the employees a living wage and include their wages with the price of the meal. Forget about the tipping.
We had a mixture of very good food and very mediocre food.
Table and server were prepare for our arrival. Made known we had a short turnaround time and they assured us they would get us out in time. They missed by 5 minutes. More than happy with that. Food was not spectacular, but tasty enough for a return trip. Only downfall was our ordered appetizer never arrived. They did give it to us complimentary to go as we were leaving, which was an adequate remediation.
Hadn't been to this restaurant in about a year and was disappointed to see that it had degraded. There was no one stationed at the reception desk when we arrived, but someone heading out the door with purse and keys in hand offered to check us in. Upon arrival at our table (reserved with anniversary indicated), we found a dirty tablecloth and incomplete table setting. Waitress tried to remove a drink that I wasn't finished with from the table and stuck her fingers inside the glass as if she were clearing the table. The noise level was loud, exacerbated by the fact that there were two music tracks running, one normal music and a Christmas track on top of it. Restrooms were filthy, water everywhere and litter all over the floor due to overflowing trash can. Anniversary was never acknowledged. I won't be returning.
This was the second time I had been to this restaurant and wasn't impressed either time. The food is too spicy for my taste. There are a few vegan options. I'm not vegan, but the other couple were we with are. I ordered the Chicken San Francisco. It was over powered with cream. Asked for no sour cream, but they put in on anyway. My husband ordered the Chicken Andouille Pasta...way too spicy. Ours friends ordered potato cased and a salad. The place was really busy with alot of large parties. Our server was ok, but he had to cover a lot of territory so service wasn't the best. Didn't get bread until meals showed up. Had to wait for drinks. I probably won't be back.
Service was very attentive and food was delivered without a long wait. My friend ordered 2 starters instead of a main dish, and the portions were extremely generous: one very large crab cake and 4 large pieces of bruschetta, both with salads. I had the ribs, which were so tender they fell right off the bones. There were about 6 ribs on the full slab, which turned out to be plenty along with the baked beans, cole slaw, dirty rice, and large corn muffin. Everything was delicious.
Was disappointed in the "Thanksgiving" dinner. One dinner was hardly any turkey and the turkey that was on plate was all dark meat and looked old. Could not eat it. When asked how was the meal we had told them about the meat and instead of taking off bill was given another turkey meal to take home which was not eaten. We had 8 in our party, One got the Ham dinner and ham was very dry. 2 got steak and both enjoyed that, 2 had turkey and both were disappointed. Wish the regular menu was available during this time but was a very limited selection and main reason we went out for Thanksgiving was most did not want turkey and wanted a variety to choose from
I think the restaurant could use a little update. Starting to look a little worn i.e. dirty carpet, nicks and scratches in chairs.
Went for brunch and omelet table was looking dirty, food remains on table. The gentleman making omelets was using his phone during downtime. Was a little disappointed in brunch but we enjoy coming for happy hour.
Dined here in July, so when a fly kept hovering around our table, it was noted, but not a deal-breaker. However, when a young fly appears at the table in November and it’s 30 degrees outside, this may indicate a serious issue in the restaurant. The fly landed in our food a couple of times and then on my boyfriend’s forehead. We politely told the manager and he took $10 off our $100 meal. Since my dinner was ruined, I had to go get dinner elsewhere at 11:15pm on a rainy Friday evening. If I were the manager, I wouldn’t have let customers who had a fly ruin their dinner leave without making it right. We are so disgusted and disappointed and just hope we aren’t sick tomorrow.
My wife and I have been wanting to try the quarter bistro for some time now. We finally made the trip on a cold night when we were looking for the convenience of close parking rather than having to park and walk a few blocks. We were pleasantly surprised with the ambiance as we walked in and continued to be pleased with the whole dining experience. The service was prompt and everything from the appatizers to desert was delicious. Oh and the bread, you better believe I asked for a second basket so I could sneak some home with my leftovers.
We dined on a Saturday night during a football game. Though we had a reservation, we chose to dine in the bar. Highly recommend the fried oysters...they are terrific! The jambalaya is good, as well. There is a wide variety of appetizers, salads, and entrees, and so this is a good snacking place, as well as a place to dine. Service was attentive.
Nice evening with friends on a busy football weekend. The restaurant was packed but we were quickly seated--reservations are essential during football season. Our waiter was very busy, but kept a sense of humor and did his job well. My sautéed seafood dinner was excellent, light yet very tasty. My husband's steak and fettuccini with walnuts and blue cheese was a bit dry, but he loved it anyway. Friends had chicken and tilapia dinners and enjoyed both. Large and varied menu with great choices. Very good food and a fun place! You won't be disappointed.
Since my husband and I are now lite eaters, we appreciated finding the tenderloin tips as a nice sub for a larger meal which is much too heavy. Unfortunately, two of my tips were gristly which was a disappointment, even though it was all very tasty.
Always love the ambience!
Our reservation was not ready in time but there was room at the bar and we eventually took a booth and dined in the bar area. The manager was more than willing to make sure that we got the table that we wanted, it was just taking longer than we preferred.
The service and food was excellent. We were checked on many times by the manager to make sure that we were satisfied. Overall it was a great experience and we would go again.
It was very busy, we were seated after reservation. Food took a long time, one persons arrived much later than the rest of the party’s. Two of the dishes contained extra items because it took so long, but those weren’t even the last to show up. Kind of disappointing from our previous visits.
Several friends, my wife, and I went to the Quarter Bistro for dinner before a movie. We forgot to tell the waitress at the beginning of the meal that we were planning to see a movie, so the service was somewhat leisurely, although extremely friendly. Once we told her about the movie, she brought and processed the bills very promptly.
We enjoyed various drinks before dinner. My wife loved her margarita, and I found the red sangria to be delicious, although a little more expensive than the other drinks.
Several of us had a cup of the gumbo for an appetizer and were extremely pleased. My wife ordered a large salad for her main dish and enjoyed every bite. (I had expected she would would have to bring some home.) I liked the barbecued brisket very much too. And most of the side dishes ("dirty rice", beans, and cole slaw were also delicious. Only the jalapeño corn muffin disappointed; it was dry and not very flavorful. None of us who had one finished it. But that was one small disappointment in an otherwise memorable meal.
We always visit Quarter Bistro while we’re in Ann Arbor. We were seated in an odd area near the soda fountain bar which I didn’t like. It was very noisy, even being in the back of the restaurant. The server was very nice and attentive. I usually order the brisket which is always plentiful and delicious. The portion last night was minimal with too many sides and not enough beef. Having said that, our daughter’s chicken Marsala portion was generous . The five onion soup is always delicious. Of course, we’ll be back because overall, it’s a great place:
Out for date night with wife, First time dining there, and we were not disappointed. Wife raved about the house Moscato, and we both loved the Bruschetta appetizer. Our main course was equally pleasing. We will be back! Highly recommend the Bistro for quiet and delicious meal, in a pleasant setting. Our server was awesome too.
The experience was so bad we thought we were on a hidden camera show! The server informed us that he was new and didn't know much about the menu. I foolishly asked a couple of questions and he snickered and stated "I'm new, don't you remember?" I asked him if he could please find out. A manager came over and was fairly unpleasant. A comedy of errors ensued including the server forgetting our order, wrong/missing food, bad wine pouring and the arrival of a completely empty bread basket. I'm sure it is unusual to have this many errors but due to the poor attitudes and mediocre at best food I will not return.
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