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Bistro Joe's

4.4
4.4
1178 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 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, American, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 594-0984

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 1,178 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KH

    KristinH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time dining. Very friendly server. Waygu beef sliders were great. The wine was good too. Had an enjoyable experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! This is one of our favorite spots. Cocktails were very yummy as well.
  3. c

    cindyl

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were here on a Sunday evening, so not too crowded. We dine here ofter, but my husband and I both agreed it was one of the best meals we have had there! we both chose the specials, I had the monkfish and my husband the perch, both were outstanding! I had french onion soup for an app/my husband the wedge salad, we also had the mussels, that pesto cream sauce is DIVINE! This is such a fun location, looking out on Woodward Ave, or into the gorgeous market below-one of the best kept secrets around! Our server was so sweet and fun, we did not catch her name, unfortunately, but helped make the evening relaxing and fun.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Went with a group of friend for dinner. Overall, my food was average. Not a place I would visit again but you decide.
  5. d

    david515

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great meal and cocktails. Best neighborhood spot.
  6. QS

    QuietSpot

    Detroit

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything from the food to the service and experience was very good. The steaks we had were not quite as tasty as in the past for some reason and I am not sure why. Even though it was extremely busy the service was excellent. We will be back.
  7. W

    Wellness

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a quiet table in the back. Very nice. Able to talk with each other. Food was excellent.
  8. BJ

    BillJ

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    What happened to this once great restaurant? The kitchen has certainly gone downhill. Portion sizes were suitable for an infant – – definitely insulting for the high prices. We all agreed we would never return.
  9. KS

    KentS

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I ordered the Diver Scallops entree ($49). The portion was rediculously small, only three scallops, no starch, and looked tiny despite being served on a small appetizer plate. I was very dissappointed and left the resteraunt hungry. I would not return.
  10. m

    mike

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter, listened and got us everything we needed. Mussels were great, perhaps could have had more but it was only an appetizer. Kitchen split pasta dish prior to serving, nice touch. ½ order each was plenty to eat.
  11. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place to have a glass of wine and a lovely dinner!
  12. JS

    JerryS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    My ten year old grandson ordered off the kids' menu two four-ounce steak bits. Our waitress told us he'd be better off ordering the eight ounce filet. (The only problem was there is an up-charge of 11 dollars for that meal.) My grandson noticed the difference but I let it slide. I doubt we'll return. Food was okay but overpriced, even for Birmingham. They need a better wait staff. Tony and Joe Curtis should be made aware of this issue. Also, I asked about the Happy Hour and was informed that they no longer have one but I thought I saw it on their web site.
  13. GH

    GregH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, great venue and the service was very good.
  14. RD

    RegularDiner

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our food was very good. Everyone in our group was happy with their meals, although I felt the portion I received for the chicken beurre blanc was a bit small. Service was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was phenomenal. Pinot Gris was on point. Great Michigan brand choice. Creme brulee for dessert was the perfect end to the meal. Our server was very attentive and helpful and always around when anything was needed. Wish I could remember her name. My own fault as I'm bad in that department. Highly recommend this place for a perfect date night.
  16. DD

    DavidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, and our server was top notch! We had a great evening.
  17. r

    ronr

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raphi and Marvin such a great job
  18. ZT

    ZarineT

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Not bland and beautifully presented.
  19. BB

    BethB

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went out for a nice date night. The food was amazing. We love the flaming Tomahawk! Must try!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My friends and I went for dinner to celebrate my 40th birthday. Food and drinks were amazing! Beautiful presentation and delicious!❤️
  21. BF

    BobF

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! We will definitely visit again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been here multiple times and it’s because of the consistency each and every time. We ordered drinks and had the crab stuffed mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts for appetizers. EVERYTHING WAS HOT! For entrees we had a few of the Cedar Plank Salmon and I had Seabass. When it came to dessert, we where undecided, but I suggested the fresh doughnuts w/ caramel, chocolate and vanilla ice cream. I’m soooo happy I chose them. EVERYTHINGGGG from the service, the manager coming by to see if we needed anything, the drinks, the food and the ambience was 11/10 in my book. I always recommend this place to everyone.
  23. LS

    LoriS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not enough room here for all of the compliments I'd like to leave. This gem of a foodie place delivers on every level, from food to drinks to customer service. I originally took my Mrs here for her birthday several months ago. Yesterday was our anniversary and, based upon the stellar time we have previously, we decided to go back. The dishes are exceptionally well-crafted; the drinks exceptionally balanced...but the cherry on top was maitre d', Martin, who once again delivered a level of generosity and TLC that is second to none. (Hear me, owners, this guy is worth his weight in gold!). Trust me, you'll love this place. Tell your friends. We'll be going back soon.
  24. w

    whitney

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner, attentive service & fun evening at Bistro Joe’s!
  25. PH

    PattyH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always enjoy eating on porch overlooking Woodward. Food is good - lots of choices. Service was excellent.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was good. Service was good.
  27. JH

    JonH

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A little noisy but the food and service was great
  28. VV

    VitaV

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I have to say they it has been a while since we visited your restaurant. Overall it was much more expensive comparing to what I recall it to be - which I can relate to, but a bit too much… It was very noisy - we had to raise voices to communicate. The service was quite delayed - it was about 20 mins till we got just water. Bread and butter appeared only at the time of the main dish and after we asked - way too late. The mushroom soup was tasty, but arrive cold. We had to send it back to warm up. The use of salt with your truffle fries was a bit too much - one can always add salt, but not take it out… The grits side with the short rib dish was clumpy - needs to be more refined. The sauce of the sea bass was very good and the dish was tasty. I am not trying to complain - just giving you an honest opinion - I think you deserve it. Overall all dishes were nicely presented and the atmosphere was friendly. Thank you.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Our table against the window on the “gondola” was rickety, the glass had a dead fly smashed on it, and the area was cramped, dirty, and noisy. Making matters much worse was that prior to dinner we were chased out of Papa Joe’s by an extremely rude cashier before dinner for using the emergency exit because we didn’t realized you couldn’t enter the restaurant from inside the grocery store and used the exit nearest the restaurant’s staircase for entry. All in all, I won’t be coming back here for dinner or grocery shopping. Far too many good restaurants in the area with better service and food that act like they actually want and appreciate your patronage. And the treatment we received by the extremely rude and belligerent cashier in the grocery was completely unacceptable.
  30. RH

    RachelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service Food was amazing and the manager Martin was amazing. I’m definitely coming back
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food was very mediocre for the higher prices. The service needs improvements as we were given dirty boxes to take our food home and we had to ask the waitress to give us clean boxes. The waitress must have been new because she didn’t know the non alcoholic drinks that they offer.
  33. TT

    TTfromtheD

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We have visited a few times and always left satisfied. We did not have a good experience this time around. We had a wonderful server but, after waiting for over an hour and 1/2 we decided to leave after our entrees were never brought to our table. We found out the staff overlooked our ticket and we were very displeased and shared our concern with the manager he assured us if, we returned he would make sure we were taken care of and he sounded sincere. We ended up catching dinner at another place right before they closed and we were appeased.
  34. D

    Demi

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I always enjoy BJ's food. This was the first time it was just average - I tried the lamb sandwich. I won't order it again. The oysters and drinks were very good, as usual. Although the sandwich was just okay (I barely ate half and didn't take the leftovers), the restaurant is great!
  35. K

    Kate

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Cute atmosphere on the covered patio area for our early Sunday family dinner. Our server was an interesting fellow. Food was good, but they were out of a few things on the menu.
  36. EB

    ErinB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and creative.
  37. JA

    JimA

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice time, David was a great and attentive server. Enjoyed dinner and drinks.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great and our waiter was funny, attentive and made our experience awesome! Menu is large which made the decision on what to order hard because everything sounded delicious! Will definitely be going back to try other dishes!
  39. SB

    ScottB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Wife’s appetizer no sauce. He pasta dish also dry. Not enough sauce. Even with comped dishes still expensive and my meal was fair.
  40. M

    Miralogos

    Las Vegas

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    These are tough times for restaurants, but at Bistro Joe’s the service was great and the food was tasty. We were there on a very busy Friday evening, so any wait for plates wasn’t unexpected. Overall, we were quite happy with our pasta dish (basically a meat ragu) and salmon main. The Caesar for two was unremarkable, though fresh, and the staff was attentive.

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 4.4 stars by 1178 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 50 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 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • 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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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