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310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
12486448800
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 24
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First Time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
rt113
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Birmingham, Michigan
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English first
Bloomfield Hills, MI
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!!!

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Birmingham, Michigan
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184 reviews
133 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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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!!

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Rochester Hills, MI
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Windsor, Ont, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a double date dinner with friends at Café Via and found the atmosphere warm, intimate, and leisurely (we did not feel rushed at all, which was refreshing). The seating was very comfortable and we enjoyed the décor and quiet in one of the back rooms (Asian inspired décor in this room was nice as well).... More 

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New York City, New York
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579 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A short block from the Townsend where we stay a few times each year, Cafe Via offers the soupcon to its interesting menu with being pet friendly on its comfortable heated porch. My wife had the hamburger which was as good as anywhere and I had the brussel sprouts prepared with a pumpkin sauce and a beet marinated gravelox, All... More 

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Fryeburg ME
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were visiting the Detroit area and my cousin suggested this restaurant. We live in Maine so it is difficult to get good lake fish. My entrée of broiled whitefish was excellent. Nicely presented. The waitress was also helpful when suggesting entrees. Parking is a problem in Birmingham. The hostess was able to direct us to a parking garage which... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This upscale but casual cafe in the heart of Birmingham MI is our favorite "go to" place for lunch or dinner. Outside dining is always fun but for casual meals we prefer a hi-top in the small bar area. The library and the front glassed in rooms are great for small parties and groups. The menu is simple but full... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Via

Address: 310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
Phone Number: 12486448800
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: American

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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
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?