Zola Bistro

4.2
619 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French / American
Our indoor and outdoor seating area is open with limited capacity from 11 am- 9pm Mon-Fri and 9 am - 9pm Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately at this time are patio is not covered or heated. Curbside pickup and online ordering available.

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

Masks are required. They may be removed to eat or drink at your table. Keep on anytime else. Masks are available for $1 if you forget 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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 619 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HarryK
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

My personal experience was over-priced mediocre food with poor service. The outdoor seating was nice.

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Authentic
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and menu selection. I usually have my favorites, but this time I tried the blintzes, and it was somewhat disappointing. They looked like crepes, not blintzes, and there was very little cheese. The other dishes delivered on taste.

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vipClam451
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

First time back since COVID snd couldn't wait to get my usual. It was a disappointment. Service was slow slow (understaffed perhaps) and food was, well, mediocre. No surprise after waiting nearly an hour for it to arrive. Very very disappointing for long term and consistent customers. Will of course give it a try again but wait a bit and hope for normalcy to return.

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Kaitlin
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was mehhh. Took forever to get drink orders in. Kept reminding server of what we were waiting on. Food was as always good

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vipAlexC
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like the place and I go there for the twist and spices they put in their dishes. I guess though the chef has to work on the consistency of his/her dishes. For example last time I went the moroccan salmon missed the spices that made me drive to the place

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AFL21
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We used to love this place but sadly will not be going back. We showed up on Sunday on time for our reservation but after being sat, were not visited again for 25 minutes to place our order; this was after we had to get up and flag the waitress. We sent back the BLT because bacon was almost raw, the fruit was clearly unwashed, had stems still on, pieces were rotting and looked completely inedible. We then sent the omelet back because there was a hair on top and the replacement pancake order was burnt to a crisp. We ended up just sharing on meal in fear of ordering anything else. The waitresses were very apologetic and kind but overall we were not happy that our brunch was ruined and we left there hungry yet still paid a portion of the bill for food eaten. Not sure what happened to this place but we cannot recommend to others based on this very poor experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always try new restaurants and this one always showed up but we never tried it until last night. AMAZING Is all I have to say! The whole experience from start to finish was impeccable. The menu is very "farm to table" and we love that. If you have ate here, you are missing out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We have been to this restaurant before and loved it. Last night the service was terrible. Not sure we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love everything about Zola! The food and drinks are great. I also enjoy the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant!

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vipAnnarborgirl15
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I had the Cowboy Cobb salad. It’s kind of a deconstructed salad with smoked salmon. After digging in, I realized the arugula was wilted and the canned corn dry, like it’s been out of the can for a day or two. Couldn’t finish. Also, we paid extra for bread and even the bread was dry. One of the pieces was an end piece! Why serve that?

Also, our server seemed kind of stressed as she forgot to get us plates for our bread, brought the check without us asking for it. It wasn’t like it was a busy place at the time. I get that the restaurants are struggling, but that should make them even more eager to be at their best.

The prices are really high so I don’t think I got value for my money. Still, I have great memories from previous visits so I’ll try again.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nice to be served by the owner.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food delicious, all perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was really good

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Following covid protocol. Food was good but kind of cold.

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Shane
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always, the food at Zola was fantastic. The only negative thing I have to say is that the food took an unusually long amount of time to come. Fortunately, our server was very apologetic and when it did arrive it was perfect. The perfect spot for an Ann Arbor date night.

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Emma
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

While our food was delicious, we did run into an issue with one of the allergy notes not being implemented by the kitchen staff. Our appetizers also took quite some time to get to our table, even though we had a 5:30PM reservation with a less than 25% full restaurant. Additionally, we found out later that a sweet family member had called ahead (not once, but twice) to pay for our meal, but unfortunately the staff failed to put this through and we didn't find out about this kind gesture until days later. When that family member called to see why their card hadn't been charged, they were told that it was because of Covid ... this is potentially the worst excuse I've ever heard for someone failing to type in numbers to the credit card machine. Regardless, we do still like Zola for it's good food and easy parking, but we would have appreciated a smoother experience this time around.

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vipbillc
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Service was very good. Unfortunately, had the table across from the entry door so every time, it opened we got a blast of cold air. Good news is it improved our air circulation!

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TammyW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love to be sat right away and food was great! Will go back.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We didn't have a great experience and I chalk it up to getting going again under these peculiar covid circumstances as we have had great Zola experiences in the past. We had a 9p reservation and were told to wait for 15-20m out in the car when I called just before 9p. I called again at 915 and we were told to come in. It took a long time for our drinks to come. The server wanted to take our complete food order straightaway. She same back while we were still eating to ask if we wanted boxes. Then the bill appeared. Shortly after 10p the house lights came up and the music was turned off. The staff started their closing work so we got the hint. No offer of dessert or coffee. Two of us had steak, which was reportedly good, although the salad greens were over vinegary. I had the shrimp and it was salty to the point of almost being inedible Under other circumstances I would have sent it back. We don't often go to this Zola since the other one is much closer. I would give it another try after more time goes by. I trust things will get pulled together by then. I would only recommend to a friend earlier in the day.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food took a long time to come out and then it was cold

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BarbaraK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was really slow! Took at least 10 mins for anyone to come to the table after being seated and another 20 mins to get a cocktail. Food was served cold, but after we commented to the staff, they were on it. Too many places in AA to accept that level of service and food quality.

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MariaR
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was fabuous, the food, the drinks and the atmospher were wonderful! Would definitely go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation and they never allowed us to sit. Told us they’d call us when table was ready and never did.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food uneven service.

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JodieG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience at Zola! Everyone was extremely clean. And food was amazing! Love the specialty menu as well:)

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Mark
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience! Lots of menu choices... will have to go back soon to try more items!

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PaulM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing! Highly recommend the whole fish. Great drinks too

RM
RMcC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

There is no in-person dining. When it said they have outdoor seating in January, we assumed there would be heaters outside. No. No heaters. It was 27 degrees and nothing around to block the wind or try to keep us warm.
My previous in-person experiences with Zola Bistro have been great. Great food, great service, a little loud, but usually great.
Definitely should note on the booking page for reservations that there are no heaters for outdoor dining during COVID required closing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service gets worse every time we go. It wasn’t busy yet incredibly poor service

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vipCzechgirl
Detroit
70 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Here’s the deal... I’m plant-based. Zola Bistro is a favorite place because they have a delicious wild rice vegan burger. I was so disappointed when we sat down to learn that they changed the menu and removed the only thing I eat there. They had a falafel burger, which I ordered, but it was awful. It was served on a thick, hard to eat bread, which I didn’t bother eating. I only picked at the falafel. And unlike the burger I like, this falafel thing did not come with fries. Another disappointment. No reason to return

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vipfoodieaa
Detroit
31 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.

ED
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. 🤦‍♀️

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zola Bistro using the Order Online button. Zola Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 477-8088.

Zola Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 619 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.