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Bistro Joe's

4.5
4.5
1117 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Bistro Joe’s is an endeavor to create a sensational dining experience through inspired cuisine and superior service. Momentarily escape, and let your senses feast on globally influenced fare ~ with elements of surprise ~ in a casual, yet upscale eatery. Our mezzanine setting is a comfy blend of vintage and contemporary, designed to encourage shared dining experiences with friends, old and new.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, American, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 15:30–22:00 Fri 15:30–23:00 Sat 16:00–23:00 Sun 14:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    (248) 594-0984

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Cross Street

    Woodward & Maple

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,117 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Detroit

    Scenic View

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  1. AO

    AlexO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was great and the service was great. The patio area was nice. Even with the afternoon sun, there was comfortable shade. Ambience was "meh" with Woodward traffic going by. If you are into cars, especially the Dream Cruise, it's a perfect spot.
  2. KR

    KellyR

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food.
  3. GS

    GSDRescuer

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was freezing cold at our table because of the fan directly above us. It made us rush through our meal instead of enjoying a leisurely experience. Also, it took far too long to get our drinks.
  4. R

    Rehabib77

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Love the food here.. never a problem with the service.. just wish there was better seating.. feeling cramped into a very small two person table with many other tables available.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro Joe’s is a definite favorite. The staff go above and beyond to welcome us and the service is amazing. A very extensive menu and the food options are delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent as well as the food. Definitely will make a point of returning.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Bistro Joes for the first time and really enjoyed the unique menu items. The manager was so gracious and got us seated right away and brought us dessert for being first time guests
  8. C

    Cynthia

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meals! Highly recommend the Vegetarian Lasagna! Best in town!
  9. K

    Kathy

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always happy when dining here. Service was exceptional and food amazing as always. Very happy
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The service was absolutely awful. Waited 15 minutes for a greet from a server. Then another 25 to place an app + Our order. We had multiple persons working walking by us and not acknowledging our empty glasses of water and or drinks. Definitely food quality and being starving helped the experience but by far the worst experience I’ve had here.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Horrible experience, the waiter got my order wrong and was so busy dealing with some lady next to us complaining we got ignored! Took him forever to get us our bill, didn't check on us once and I wanted another drink but he never came back, when I asked for the bill that took forever as well. I live right down the street and shop at Papa Joes but the restaurant definitely falls short, I don't think we will be returning. Waste of a hundred bucks.
  12. TD

    TiffanyD

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall it was a great experience and the food was great!
  13. DP

    DebraP

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great foot. Willing yo work with food allergies.
  14. VC

    ValinC

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant seemed very muggy and humid. The ribs were extremely fatty and we did not eat them. We ordered 2 and barely ate them due to texture and taste. Eat plate was very expensive. Side salad was tiny. Appetizers were very good. Meatballs and crab cakes. delicious. The dessert said brownie with ice cream but it was a cookie and ice cream. Not sure what happened but the quality and value isn't there for me. I wish them the best.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Bistro Joes! Martin always is friendly and the experience is always great!
  16. CT

    ChuckT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Nice atmosphere but food was not very good and very overpriced
  17. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and we will definitely be back!!!! Food was amazing! Waiter was attentive!! Cocktails were so good and the food was excellent!! Can’t wait to go back!!!
  18. B

    Benjamin

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and an amazing time. Definitely would recommend
  19. C

    Chefsteve

    Detroit

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Bistro Joe is our favourite place to take out of town guests as the menu as something for everyone and the patio/porch is always great and with COVID you are not on top of others. Only downfall tonight was with our 8:30 reservation we were not seated until after 9. The service was prompt after we were seated but rather perfunctionary. Food was all good as always. Will forgive this one off as usually it is perfect.
  20. AZ

    AnitaZ

    Detroit

    165 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good food and great service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We visit here frequently and it was as expected. My fav dish is the pasta and other in my party had the NY strip.
  22. d

    daleh

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab stuffed mushrooms were really filling and tadty. The veggue lasagna was savory and succulent. The gigantic caeser had the best caeser dressing. 'Shawn" our waiter was guick and courteous and informative
  23. f

    foodie

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    first time last time...should have stopped with a glass of wine and the wedge salad which was good (but ask for extra salad dressing for sure)...veal marsala had a TON of mushrooms on it overwhelmed the whole dish served like lukewarm over linguine noodles...my dinner partner had the sliders...whole meal $89...no not doing that $$ here again
  24. PS

    PeterS

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are treated like good friends. Never ignored. Drinks by Chris and Chelsea. The kitchen is consistently good. We’ll be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this spot! The food is wonderful, it’s a calm environment and can usually accommodate a larger party.
  26. D

    Dlh48304

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    This was our first visit. We were sat in a very noisy part of the restaurant-between the bar and the kitchen. For the prices charged, the servings were quite small, though they tasted just fine. I recommend the mushroom flatbread-very good. Our friends liked their burgers (cooked to their preference) and compared the fries to those we had at Roast some time ago. My husband enjoyed his salad Nice
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andi once again provided excellent service- we just arrived from being out of town for a couple of months and we wanted to go eat at a place where we knew of a waiter to ask for 😊. Andi never disappoints!!!
  28. MC

    MaryC

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had cocktails and appetizer to start and all were very good. Loved the Paloma and the burrata. The fish tacos were also good. Short rib was fatty but had some good meat. Ambiance was loud but just because of Woodward being loud. I liked being outside with the fresh air. We will be back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! We sat on the patio overlooking Woodward and it was delightful. The ahi tuna appetizer was delicious, with the right amount of spice. We order the filet and lamb shank as well. Those were cooked perfectly, the cocktails were also good. I have not one bad thing to say about this place, yes it does come with a price tag but honestly it’s well worth it!
  30. CL

    CarolL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Bistro Joes is one of my favorite restaurants to take the kids to. This time, we were seated in the very back of the restaurant, where there were no other customers seated despite passing many empty tables. There was a huge statue blocking the area so there was never a way to see or flag a waiter when we needed something. We were seated at such a dirty table that our waitress even noticed and apologized and went to get a towel to clean it (I didn’t even say anything). Salmon cakes were dry, dense, flavorless, and seemed cooked from frozen. We have always had great experiences but this really was a bad experience.
  31. B

    Bean

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We sat for a 730 reservation and didn’t get our food until 915. Food came out cold. we like bistro joes, but this was a disappointing experience
  32. S

    Shar

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Special lamb chops were outstanding Service was excellent It’s a little noisy
  33. d

    donnam

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite places. The staff is friendly. The food and service are consistently good and they have a nice variety. We are regulars.
  34. HF

    HeidiF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I felt like there wasn’t enough variety in the menu. I had 2 teenagers and it was tough to find something they would like
  35. LM

    LizM

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    We were seated by the oven and it is was so hot we were all quite uncomfortable. Very loud we had to almost about to hear each other. Cocktails and food were good.
  36. s

    sandyc

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was mediocre. Service very slow!
  37. l

    lcjn

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Sigh, another restaurant losing quality due to covid. Happy hour has been shortened to only 1 1/2 hours and they significantly reduced the number of items on the happy hour menu. Their flatbreads used to be fantastic and our last one was disappointing.
  38. S

    Sarah

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, delicious martinis and good food. I would recommend Bistro Joes!
  39. JS

    JeffS

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Got there and the place was closed with a torn up sign on the door.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro Joe’s is my favorite, go-to spot for casual and business dining. I love the views (street and market), and the food and drinks are always delicious. Special shout-out to server Andy, who has been my favorite server for years! He always takes great care of me and my guests, and represents the restaurant well!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Bistro Joe's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 594-0984.

Bistro Joe's is rated 4.5 stars by 1117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Bistro Joe's

34244 Woodward Ave. Birmingham, MI 48009

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Woodward & Maple

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 15:30–22:00 Fri 15:30–23:00 Sat 16:00–23:00 Sun 14:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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