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263 Pierce St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6044
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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My husband and I ate on the patio at Elie's because we accidentally thought we were entering Streetside Seafood, located next door. When we found there was an hour wait at Streetside, we decided to try Elie's, even though we had no idea what kind of food Elie's offers. The pink mandevilla flanking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Royal Oak, Michigan
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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English first
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We wanted to like this restaurant more. There were plenty of options and as vegetarians it was no problem. The food was well prepared. The service was less than enthusiastic. I also don't recall the last time we got charged extra for a soda refill (especially at their prices). The waitress was non communicative and it was crowded. So yes,... More 

Thank stanbGeorgia
Rochester, MI
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Pretty little Mediterrean restaurant in downtown Birmingham. I had the lamb shwarma platter. This was a platter of small pieces of lamb that had been over-cooked, hummus which was creamy and very tasty, red onions and couscous. It would have been a really great meal had the lamb not been over-cooked. A friend had the lamb meatballs which were excellent...kind... More 

Thank fishfan09
Detroit, Michigan
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went on a beautiful Saturday evening and sat outside on the dining deck (tables are very close together.) The food however was excellent. Had the Crispy Cauliflower entree as an appetizer to share. I do ot know how it was cooked but it was delicious. For main course had lamb shank which was outstanding. Good, friendly service. Will certainly be... More 

Thank Premier_Cru_USA
Royal Oak, Michigan
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147 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband and I ate on the patio at Elie's because we accidentally thought we were entering Streetside Seafood, located next door. When we found there was an hour wait at Streetside, we decided to try Elie's, even though we had no idea what kind of food Elie's offers. The pink mandevilla flanking the sidewalk and patio looks delightful, so... More 

Thank pasiphae
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Ate at a next-door restaurant, which, like ELIE has outdoor dining. The Michigan law prohibits smoking in restaurants, whether indoors or outdoors. The smoke at our table coming from Elie's outdoor dining was obnoxious. I asked to talk to the manager of Elie's. She said that she could not enforce the law because it was the owner and his friends... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We went to Elie's with out of town friends. We were embarrased because its food an its service had deteriorated since our last visit. Our server was clueless. He delivered the main course before the appetizers were half finished. He disappeared when we needed him and virtually no knowledge of the menu. The food was lackluster and no better than... More 

Thank 643spartan
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

We were so excited to try the all you can eat rib night on Mondays .such a disappointment ! The waitress was horrible, she didn't know anything about the wine and offered no help with our questions. The food was way below average and it will be a long time until we return

Thank Lucy2go
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Elie's has always been one of my favorites! It is small and elegant with a very impressive selection of Middle Eastern cuisine. I have been there for lunch as well as dinner, and the service has been equally excellent. Very beautiful, very delicious and one of my very favorites!

Thank spanishteach910
Level Contributor
188 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I love their fatoush salad, so fresh and crispy and perfectly seasoned! The humus and baba are always superb, and the fresh and hot pitas are perfect! The mango smoothies are delicious as well.

Thank GattoViziato
Detroit, Michigan
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband and I ate here for the first time on Saturday night, and really enjoyed ourselves. I had the mediterranean chicken and rice, he had the tawook, we split the Baba Ghannouge, and everything was delicious (especially the Baba). The dressing that they brought out for their house salad was also great. The decor was beautiful. Our server was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 263 Pierce St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6044
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 248-647-2420

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children


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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?