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Zola Bistro

4.4
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592 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
Our dining room and outdoor seating are open with limited capacity 10am - 9pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 9pm Saturday and Sunday. We also have curbside pickup and online ordering.
We are committed to maintaining a safe and sanitary environment. We disinfect frequently touched surfaces every 30 minutes and disinfect objects such as tables and menus after each use.
Thank you for your patience

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19, WE WILL ARRANGE CONTACT-FREE PICKUP.

Masks are required. They may be removed to eat or drink at your table. Keep on when speaking with your server. Masks are available for $1 if you forgot yours.

WAITING AREA CLOSED

Check in in person or by phone. If your table is not ready, please wait outside or in your car. We will call or text. Due to limited capacity, we hold tables for 5 minutes, unless we discuss otherwise. In addition, during busy periods, tables may be available for limited lengths of time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 592 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.3
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3.8
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipfoodieaa
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always Zola Bistro did not disappoint. The creative new menu was excellent. I’d recommend the Red Dragon cocktail and the cauliflower fritters. However the service was unusually slow for just ordering drinks and a few small plates. The drinks took really long. That being said, we love the place, and will be back

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NatashaK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved the ambience and food at Zola Bistro. Ordered the waffles and the turkish eggs and both were delicious. Enjoyed a bellini and smoothie with it

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Rosiest100
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The place was nearly empty, probably due to COVID. But maybe because other people have had not such experiences, like me for the last 3 visits. Food is ok for being original, there hasn't been an update to the menu for a while. It takes a while to place the food and drink order. The food and drinks take too long to get. This time, my omelet was cold when it was brought to me. I had to ask for the toast to be brought. It was brought, but it arrived after I finished my omelet, and was also cold. It didn't even melt the butter. I will find another place to have lunch with friends.

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AmyC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going to a restaurant since the beginning of March when Covid shut everything down. They had very good safety precautions-masks, spacing of tables, and doors and windows open. Our server was pleasant and helpful, the food was delicious, and it was so great to eat out after 6 months!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, clean and responsible staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service!

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KristineN
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great outdoor option. Consistent food. Great service at this location.

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vipElizabethD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible, Horrible, horrible. Hostess was super rude and our server wasn't the greatest. We had to keep asking for water and he forgot our coffee more than once. My husband's farm house omelet was absolutely disgusting. It looked like they took the eggs, and folded it over some deli ham and peppers. My frittata looked like something I could of made at home. Both were greasy and had nooooo flavor. The only plus was the coffee, bread, and my side of sausage. Wayyyyy to over priced for what we got. 🤦‍♀️

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vipsatkan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Slightly overpriced.

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vipPattiM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely dinner outdoors.

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vipDssl
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Safe and wonderful experience

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UMichMom
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We ate here as a family the night before moving our daughter into her freshman dorm, and I'm so happy that it was as special a meal as we hoped it would be. We reserved on OpenTable but they didn't seem to have a record of us when we arrived. We were hoping to sit outside but we felt comfortable inside since ceilings are high and doors were open, plenty of airflow. Our meals were DELICIOUS and it's really tough to find places where all four of us love what we order but we definitely did here.

I look forward to dining here again on future visits.

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vipSteveK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

OK food. Very little atmosphere mostly die to COVID restrictions.

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vipJohnB
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

There were not many tables the night we were there for dinner. Ordered drinks and an appetizer. Drinks arrived. Then ordered dinner. Took 30 mins for food, which would have been ok, but appetite never arrived.
It sure we will return with the Pandemic .
Others do service much better.

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vipChrisT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food was average american new. The pricing was much higher. It was about as busy as you’d expect at 2pm—maybe 5 other tables. The service speed was as if there were 15-20 tables. I liked the fish tacos and would like to order them again for carryout. I would not dine in there again.

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vipfoodieaa
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outdoor patio seating was great. The staff followed sanitary, social distancing guidelines to the T. We felt very safe eating at Zola Bistro. The food was delicious as always!

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AlH1
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Love this place but on my recent experience, service was awful to non existent. The gal that waited on our table had a serious attitude issue. Took 45 minutes to get a calamari appetizer. They weren't over worked as the restaurant was just about empty. I hope things improve . Food quality was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great, but it did take about 15-20 minutes to even be acknowledged before being sat

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vipFoodieMary1
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Quite disappointing. It was the first time since the restaurants opened that we went for brunch. Some of the food was fine, but other parts were not good. This included their bread, which was so drive it was barely edible. The wait staff were very nice. However, one staff had a whole section of the outdoors. It took forever to get our bill. It will be a while Before we go back.

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YasmeenC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but super expensive and I can’t justify an omelette for $20. It’s a nice place for special occasion but not for your every week lunch date

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SyndeeSue
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the Best! Love Sunday mornings at Zola!

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MikeB
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as always! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zola is always a great experience.

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vipCarol
Detroit
40 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Server polite but not very knowledgeable so she had to go ask someone to answer questions.
Pricey for a place like this. Very sparce and “ hard” inside.... not a comfy place to hang out. Confusion on the salmon burger; she asked how we wanted it cooked, I said “ grilled”, and then the bill showed the sandwich at $32, for having it grilled! How else would you cook a salmon burger? We disputed it and the price was lowered to the menu price. $15 less. I still don’t understand but they made it right. Prob won’t go back.

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vipsdaa
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slowly opening up after lock down due to covid & wanted to go out for dinner. It was a great experience. Not many people out on a Tuesday night, which is great during the covid era. Food, service, & ambiance was lovely.

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vipMarkymark
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We have been regulars at Cafe Zola and Zola Bistro since moving back to the area approximately 3 years ago. We love the food and ambience, but the service is hit or miss and it’s one of the most expensive brunch venues in the area and, what’s worse, they constantly increase their prices.

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vipJames
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were only people there most of time. Food better than expected. Wine list marginal- not one French Chardonnay at French restaurant? Dates/vintage on wine list incorrect. We would try again, especially if wine list were upgraded

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KyraV
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is so good! Wait staff is professional and atmosphere is chill.

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KarenS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Once again, good service, drink and food. Place was almost empty, which made it quiet, for once. It4's my favorite restaurant in AA.

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HRod10
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Visited for my mom's birthday. The ambiance is great and the menu has a lot of options. Overall a bit pricey for the serving size/drink size. Drinks were great but small. Zola's Crab Cake Benedict - delicious but not too filling. Ended up getting to the restaurant 1 hour earlier than our initial reservation. The hostess was super sweet and got us seated right away. Also the waitress gave us a free dessert since it was my mom's birthday. Nutella Banana Crepe - absolutely the best crepe I've had in years. Definitely a crowd favorite. A great place to splurge and update your brunch pic on insta.

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A2andy
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was quick, coffee was kept full, wasn't too loud to have a conversation. Waitress and Hostess were both really friendly.

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gb123
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good but extremely expensive. The service was not great although the place was pretty empty on Tuesday evening.
Overall, it’s a nice place with delicious food.

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pete8139
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch offerings were delicious and our server, Savannah, was calm, helpful, and very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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10fAA9
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zola Bistro is one of our family's favorite places for celebrations. We love celebrating birthday brunches there. Great service ... and dishes I couldn't duplicate!

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claireg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best brunch for game day!!

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vipCzechgirl
Detroit
65 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Server was not available on the floor even though the restaurant wasn’t busy. Took a long time to get our beverages

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vipmsms
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Slow for cocktails
Calamari good but portion was minute

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vipRichB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Charcuterie was superb. Lamb chops a bit dry.

FAQs

Zola Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 477-8088.

Zola Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 592 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.