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310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Good American FOOD

Good atmosphere, good service, good food. Our party tried a number of menu items and all were well prepared.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Los Angeles, California
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English first
Birmingham, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is consistently luscious. The staff is the perfect balance of professional and friendly. But the patio is unparalleled. The cannonball fireplace with the chartreuse sweet potato vines luxuriously cascading down each side and soft light cast from the wall sconces, the cozy seating on each side of the fireplace all combine to make an intimate, inviting setting. It... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I rarely give a score this low. I realize everyone has their opinion. We always liked the decor, atmosphere of the restaurant, so we put up with the crabby waiters, expired beverages (on 2 occasions), and ever changing menu from one visit to the next. I think this restaurant has jumped the shark though. We ordered the cheese plate and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good atmosphere, good service, good food. Our party tried a number of menu items and all were well prepared.

Thank Mtiques
Victoria, Canada
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263 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped here for a lunch one summer day and sat out on the patio. Lovely setting and very pleasant with a gazebo as well as umbrellas. We ordered then were brought the most amazing slices of bread ever! Home made and delectable! Our orders came but mine was wrong - the waiter had misheard it - but no problem... More 

Thank Linda H
Bloomfield Hills, MI
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I had a baby shower for my daughter-in-law last weekend and it couldn't have been any nicer. I reserved the small front room which seats about 10 people and it was perfect. It was cozy and elegant and we added our own touches by bringing in flowers and a cake. There was no charge for the room and I had... More 

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frankllin village
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

we always feel welcome & look forward to dining at cafe via.....like a little new york bistro.good food & service & wondeful innovative menu....love the brussel sprouts!!!

Thank aaarijng
Birmingham, Michigan
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202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

First time here, but walked past many times. Two for dinner with a 6 pm reservation (not necessary). Asked if we wanted to sit on the patio or inside and we chose inside. Upon leaving the patio looked very inviting and cozy with an outside fireplace. Small but requisite menu and service was prompt and professional. The dining areas appear... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Cute place tucked into a busy area of downtown Birmingham Limited but ecclectic menu and wine list; only mildly overpriced as befitting the locale. Food was good, service was not. The restaurant is divided into many small rooms and there seemed to have been a large group that occupied our waiter's time and attention. After a very long wait, we... More 

Thank DrG48301
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, the feel of the restaurant and the dinner was delicious. We would absolutely return!!

Thank khannah
Rochester Hills, MI
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Derby Day at Cafe Via was a wonderful experience with amazing food and great staff! They had a special menu for the day, with everything on it for only $6 per item, as well as serving from the full menu. We had the Prosciutto with Melon and Arugula, and the Sliders (a mini version of their delicious Cafe Burger). We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 12486448800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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