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The Fiddler

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6676 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322-3402
+1 248-851-8782
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Birmingham, Michigan
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248 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

First time at the Fiddler and have wanted to go for a while. Check the hours/days open before you go. Two for dinner on a Thursday evening. Not crowded when we arrived, but had filled up upon leaving. Started with Vodka shots ( you are able to purchase whole fifths if you want, but pricey). Appetizer was a russian pierogie,... More 

1 Thank rt113
Howell, Michigan
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

This was my third time to The Fiddler. It was a Thursday evening and moderately busy. No entertainment this time because they have that only on the weekends. I have not been disappointed with the menu selections they offer and I find the amount of portions to be more than adequate. I ordered from the full menu. I used a... More 

1 Thank Vince R
Hemlock, Michigan
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

As instructed on our Groupon, I called for reservations and was treated well. I had read Joanna's caveat and was hesitant. If I had a way to get her Groupon, I'd certainly use it. Hours are very limited so check them first.. We were greeted warmly by staff and seated where we chose. Only one other couple was there but... More 

2 Thank HemlockMan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Do not buy a Groupon for this restaurant. Selection is very limited, portions are extremely small and service has a lot of room to improve. Even the fiddler seemed like she was not enjoying herself. I have another Groupon left, but will not be using it. Too bad :(.

2 Thank Joanna1995
Dearborn, Michigan
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318 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

First off, Russian food restaurants are not easy to come by, but the dining here is always a great treat. I only wish I lived closer. I have never been disappointed here in the food, the service, or the facilities. I have had so many meals there that there isn't much on the entree menu that I have not had.... More 

1 Thank DearbornNative
Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I received a coupon which allowed me a five course meal for two at The Fiddler. I had eaten Russian food before but my husband hadn't. We arrived and were made welcome immediately. The meal was excellent. Well-seasoned borscht, excellent lamb chops, and other delicacies. Our service was excellent. We enjoyed a couple bar specialties including vodka. Later on, there... More 

2 Thank Mary D
Troy, Michigan
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

This was my first visit to The Fiddler, and my experience far exceeded my expectations. The food and service were exceptional. I had the Pozharski Chicken Cutlets and my friend had the Classic Beef Stroganoff. Meals included a salad and a side. The salads were fresh and crisp with just the right amount of dressing. My cutlets were perfectly seasoned... More 

3 Thank Nancy1122
Highland, Michigan
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224 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

The food was top shelf at the Fiddler. Russian cuisine, the borscht soup was tasty and the lamb chops were seasoned and cooked just right. Great selection of Russian vodkas and beers. We used a Groupon for dinner and the reviews I read said others using these deals received poor service, I disagree our waiter was on the ball and... More 

3 Thank Justin W
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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233 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant since we will be travelling to Russia later this year and wanted to sample some Russian cuisine. There were mixed reviews and we were not sure what to expect. I am happy to say that the food and service were great. The portion size was large and both of our meals... More 

1 Thank KarenM1_10
Metro Detroit
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

The food is great, at least the chicken cutlets that I ordered and the "tabaka" chicken that my wife had were simply delicious. There was a large Russian party in the adjacent room so the waiters seemed rushed and we had to call a few times to get their attention. The interior is very nicely designed, nothing obviously ethnic though,... More 

3 Thank G G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $17
Eastern European, Russian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6676 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322-3402
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  West Bloomfield
  • Phone Number: +1 248-851-8782

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