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263 Pierce St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6044
248-647-2420
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy turn of events

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
pasiphae
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Royal Oak, Michigan
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Royal Oak, Michigan
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

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Wisconsin
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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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.

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Detroit, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Farmington, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

As always my reviews encompass more than food , what about price , what about expectations ? It is downtown Birmingham , a small place. Packed soild on a Saturday night. Nothing notable about the atmoshpere ,nothing negative. Expect a polite crowd . Women 4 to 5 inch heels , well dressed , men casual. Here is the issue dinner... More 

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our first experience with Lebanese cuisine was an accident because the wait next door was too long. We really lucked out. This is a typical small restaurant bar serving good food. We enjoyed Chicken Pot Pie, Lamb Shank and Prawns (in Michigan?). All were very good. Street parking in downtown Birmingham is at a premium, but a free (evening) parking... More 

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Franklin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

good service, nice atmosphere, excellent food at reasonable prices. Very good wine list, owner (Elie) always present. Shwarma, soups, salads, are all healthy and tasty. great place for lunch or a date. Not so great to do business at.

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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
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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