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Cafe Via

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310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
12486448800
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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
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Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we were in town last week, my boyfriend looked online to find a place we could eat lunch with our new puppy so that we didn't have to leave her at the hotel. Cafe Via popped up in his search, and we recalled that we'd had a nice dinner there a couple of years ago. We ended up on... More 

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Thank NancyDrew76
Birmingham, Michigan
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A table by the cannonball fireplace on a frosty evening is heaven. Staff is professional and warm. Food is excellent. The interior is unusually cozy and intimate.

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Thank DrC411
Bloomfield Hills
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Have been to Cafe Via many times and can only speculate about why there has been a perceptible change in the quality of both food and service. Have ordered the burger here many times with no complaints until tonight. Both times overcooked. At best medium well when ordered medium rare. Might not seen like a significant difference to some, but... More 

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1 Thank Rick P
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We often dine at Cafe Via and almost exclusively dine outside on the heated porch area. The food is good and the staff generally very professional BUT the real charm is the peace and quiet for a pleasant meal.

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Thank wwalker2016
Birmingham, Michigan
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I wish I could give this restaurant a higher rating on the food. Some of it was excellent, some was simply average. The service was great, and the restaurant is one of the few in Birmingham where one can have a nice conversation-quiet enough to actually hear! That said, I was unimpressed with the main course. My friend and I... More 

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2 Thank Beth100
Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

One of the more quite places in Birmingham, solid menu, good staff and a small bar. A regular stop for us.

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Thank Graham W
Birmingham, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 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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Thank drckn
Birmingham, Michigan
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank Karenfeet
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Mtiques
Victoria, Canada
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327 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 12486448800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?