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Review of Townhouse

Ranked #35 of 101 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: "Known for being home to "Detroit's Best Burger" or often times as "The Hottest Dive in Town". The Townhouse menu features inventive, classic, all-American, wholesome comfort food, made with the kind of farm fresh ingredients, you won't find anywhere else. The bar is stocked seasonally with colorful glass bottles of infused fruit and spiced vodkas and citrus and pear tequilas. The wine list is eclectic and impressive and the extensive beer menu is as good as it gets. The Mint Julep is to Kentucky what the Basil Smash is to Detroit. Made famous by this most spectacular, modern yet rustic brasserie-style eatery that expands come summertime from its cozy dining room onto a large glistening garden-style patio. Located in the heart of one of Metro Detroit's most fashionable neighborhoods, the menu is "All-American Goodness" and the brunch is out of this world. If you like to people watch, this is the place. Townhouse is open (7) days a week serving lunch, dinner and, brunch on the weekends." "Birmingham's Townhouse Bistro has comfort class ... ... And a burger that reminds us of some Pulp Fiction dialog...." -The Metro Times
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Has a lovely outdoor area and the food is fabulous! A must try.

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

We recently visited the restaurant early on a Sunday evening. The decor and vibe were great, the food and service not so much. Our drink order arrived one or two at a time over a period of about 20 minutes, without rhyme or reason. When we ordered dinner, our server belatedly announced that they were out of burgers, apparently the signature dish. Out at 6 pm? I unfortunately took the server's enthusiastic recommendation of fish and chips. The presentation was more artistic than the concept or execution. Others in our group spoke positively about the daily special, though.

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1  Thank JJTOH
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Once we were seated, we waited an hour for our food. This was for breakfast -- for eggs! There was no explanation and no hint of an apology. Unacceptable at any restaurant.

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Consistently wonderful food and service. Great atmosphere - natural light , attentive staff.

Thank happytrails702
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

The Townhouse is a neighborhood restaurant for us, as we live just across Shain Park from it. We saw a movie tonight at the Birmingham 8 and stopped in for a bite walking home, having never eaten there since it opened around Labor Day last year. We sat at the bar for 25 minutes or so having a drink and waiting about 25 minutes for a table. (You could eat at the bar if you wanted to.) The bar and the restaurant is very small, and if the weather isn't agreeable to eat on their outside patio (larger then the dining room/bar itself), you will undoubtedly wait for a table unless you're a fan of early-bird dining. The hostess was very friendly and we enjoyed sitting at the bustling bar (Sat night at 8PM), and chatting with an equally nice and friendly bartender until our table was ready. Their menu is not large, but it's inspired and varied. We however weren't very inspired (too much popcorn at the movies!), but we thoroughly enjoyed splitting their infamous $20 burger and fries. It was as advertised, juicy, flavorful and delicious. I also tried a side of Brussels sprouts with shallots and bacon, which I normally don't find on a menu, and they were tender/crisp and very good. We will definitely go back, most likely during the week when the weather is warmer and we can sit on the patio. The Townhouse dining room is not conducive to normal conversation however, as some of the crowd gets liquored up and feels the need to have a shouting competition as the evening progresses. But...that may be what you're looking for...who knows? That aside, this is a very urbane and attractive spot and well worth a visit.

Thank Michael P
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