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Bistro Foufou

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118 Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5771 (Front Street)
+1 231-421-6583
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We went with friends for dinner on Friday night. Nice crowd and ambiance - felt successful. I don't visit this TC restaurant - but will after this meal. I started with the Salade Lyonnaise mixed greens, frisée (whatever that is?) bacon and a warm poached egg (wonderful) with a Dijon vinaigrette. Excellent The French bread and butter were luscious. Crisp... More 

1 Thank Clinton S
Williamston, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Was going to the place next door but had a 45 minute wait so we came here instead. WOW! What a great experience. Service was good food was awesome! Will be back.

Thank Bruce F
Washington, Michigan
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

We spent a few days in the Traverse City area and had a very delightful evening with good food friendsdinner at Bistro FouFou on our last night. Being a Saturday and leaf season in the area, this restaurant was packed, recommend reservations everytime! We all enjoyed salads and French Onion soup as starters. Coupled with a very good french baguette... More 

Thank Rik D
Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

Had a huge group of friends for a wedding, we were able to get a table for 12 last minute. The food was really good! Very good escargot....my first time trying, I liked it and our friends who eat it often said it was great. Risotto was delicious too! Atmosphere was French Bistro with soft lighting, made for a great... More 

1 Thank Samharts
Traverse City, Michigan
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2015

We dined at Bistro FouFou last night (10/7/2015) Two of us ordered the braised short ribs, they were to be served over stew beans and served with grilled peaches. The waitress brought the food and as we were 1/2 way through our meal the waitress/server came by, I asked if the grilled peaches were missing, I thought perhaps they had... More 

1 Thank brenda d
Brooke H, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Foufou, responded to this review

I am really sorry about your recent experience at Foufou. You were absolutely right to inquire about the missing ingredient in your dish, and I'm sorry that your server wasn't responsive. Please know that we take great pride in our food, which is made from scratch, and in the friendly bistro environment that we hope our guests experience. As much... More 

Okemos, Michigan
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

We reserved for 15 I think, and ended up with 5 or 6 more. They managed to work it out. Service was top notch and the food was very good. Two glitches were experienced; my Wife ordered a Hemingway Daquiri. It took a very long time to arrive. I suspect the bartender had to Google it. It was made completely... More 

Thank Pollmoll
East Lansing, Michigan
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158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner at Bistro Foufou, trying to remember what restaurant was in this spot in the past. We couldn't remember, but we are glad Bistro Foufou is here now. Atmosphere is very nice. Service was excellent. Food was very good. We enjoyed a bottle of champagne. My wife had the Steak and raved about the bernaise sauce.... More 

2 Thank rmeade88
Detroit, Michigan
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283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

In town for the TCFF in July. Definitely wanted to try this place---had gone in to check it out, and the atmosphere was terrific, the host/hostess staff very friendly. Went for Sunday brunch, and was frankly, a bit disappointed. I ordered an omelette, and it was soggy and dripping in oil. Just okay. The server was attentive; the atmosphere pleasant.... More 

1 Thank applegirl57
Brooke H, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Foufou, responded to this review

Oh, darn! Thank you for coming for Sunday brunch, and I'm so glad that you are willing to come back and give us another try. The omelet is usually an excellent choice, and I'm sorry that it fell short of that. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

We accidentally reserved the wrong number of guests, but the host graciously found a larger table for our family. The wine list was fantastic, and excellent non-alcoholic options - my brother said the iced tea was perfectly brewed. We had a light supper; all the items were perfect. Only complaint would be the slow service. We suspect that our waiter... More 

Thank Hellene J
Brooke H, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Foufou, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to your return visit. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

We had an excellent meal at Bistro Foufou. The food and drinks were just gorgeous and everything was wonderful. My group tried the escargot in the puff pastry, the pork entree, steak frites, French onion soup, and the green salads (to name a few). Each dish was fantastic and I would highly recommend the Bistro for a nice dinner or... More 

Thank Natalie W
Brooke H, Guest Relations Manager at Bistro Foufou, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review, and hope you refer us to friends. Come back again and we'll see if we can earn 5 stars! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5771
    (Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-421-6583

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