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French Gourmet

23421 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220-1343
(248) 541-1200
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Ranked #40 of 79 restaurants in Ferndale
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Westland, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I have never eaten in an authentic French restaurant before, but my wife has. She is a dual US-French citizen and has never before been able to find supposedly French food that she considered satisfactory. I visited this restaurant for brunch and to pick up desserts that were specially made to her request. (Note that the restaurant customarily does not... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I wanted this place to be so great, but it fell flat on it's face. I ordered some apps, they are okay and took forever, around 30 minutes and then my salmon was overcooked, dry and bland. Perhaps French food isn't for me? My friend had a steak, it was good enough, but nothing special. We were the 2 customers... More

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atlanta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The hospitality was superb and so were the entrees we ordered. I was so glad they were offering authentic French food and somewhat outside the box by serving beef tongue and frog legs. The beef tongue was as good as was my Mother's! The Paella was another good choice! The trout average and lacked taste - The coq au vin... More

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Oxford, MI
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Many excellent menu choices for dinner. My wife enjoyed the roast duck and I the beef tonque; both were outstanding. The service was superb and especially friendly. We have spent a great many vacations in France and Paris, and love the French cuisine and dining atmosphere, which has been so wonderfully replicated here. We feel that the French Gourmet has... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

What a fantastic place. The hospitality cannot be beat nor their food. For those that have traveled to France or are from there, this is the real deal. The owners do the cooking and the entertaining/hosting and have recently added a nice wine list that goes well with all on the menu. I highly recommend you give this if you... More

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Troy, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

An interesting anomaly in Ferndale. A restaurant that really does try to travel outside the Thank God It's Franchise cookie cutter. I've been to this restaurant several times over the last 15 years and haven't had a bad experience. Brunch (good omelettes and crepes, they roast their own coffee beans on site once a week) or dinner (decent wine list),... More

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Pleasant Ridge
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

Stopped in here in May for lunch one day to give it a try after reading reviews and wanted to sample the menu before I suggested to our supper club. I am glad I did, only to give it a NO GO vote. I ordered the Niçoise salad and just wanted to get up and walk away. The tuna that... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2009

My husband and I had dinner there this evening because I was craving French food and we loved it. The host / owner (not sure) was so lovely and was very attentive. Just sitting, we could smell the aromatics coming from the kitchen. The food was excellent and we were truly satisfied by the time we left. The atmosphere is... More

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michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

For a special occaision or quiet romantic dinner out, this is an excellent place to go. The food is authentic and very good, the atmosphere quiet, relaxed and very pretty. The host excels in making guests feel welcome and like they're about to have a very special evening. There is no rush, and he delights in explaining the menu as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2007

Great Breakfast, haven't tried dinner.

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