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“Decent food, poor service”
Review of Fountain Bistro - CLOSED

Fountain Bistro
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: European, French, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Michigan Ave
Description: We are a European bistro nestled in the heart of Detroit's award winning Campus Martius Park. From our culinary team that prides itself on using only the freshest seasonal ingredients to craft everything on our menu to our service staff that will always go above and beyond, everything we do is designed to exceed your expectations. We serve lunch and dinner every day, year round, and brunch on the weekends. Come visit us soon, we look forward to showing you a side of Detroit you've never seen.
Reviewed September 7, 2013

When I ordered my penne, I asked the goat cheese be skipped. The waiter then asked if I would want parmesan instead; I replied no and the waiter proceeded to placing the order. When the dish came, there was goat cheese.

The balsamic glaze was strong and the chicken was overcooked. But overall, the taste was decent and the presentation was fair.

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Thank m0909
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stopped in for a light lunch during Jazz Fest. Nice menu, service was fine in fact the young lady that was our waiter was very personal and attentive. We ate appitizers and salads and everyone was pleased. Fried stuffed olives and they were very good. I would return.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Due to the jazz festival going on across the way, I am sure they were much busier than usual. However, certain things are inexcusable even when you are busy. Staff gathered near the bar bad mouthing each other in loud voices was first issue. Second, the waitress read the special from her book stating scallops would be served with a spinach risotto and curry sauce. The scallops were presented instead with a creamed corn sauce with poblano swirls and a cold salad of corn, black beans and purple potatoes. Unfortunately, the scallops were "blackened" (burnt) and undercooked at the same time. To make up for the error, the server offered a scoop of gelato. When the requested chocolate chip came out as cookies and cream, I just had to laugh! On the plus side, our server was fine, the space is very nice with tables appropriately spaced, and the duck-fat fried fingerling potatoes are addictive. Would give them one more chance, but will order off the regular menu.

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Thank chefsteve
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The advertise French food. What a total disappointment and very exspensive. The Sunday brunch is nothing to get excited about, but the coffee is very very good.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ever want to enjoy a relaxed brunch before taking in a ballgame? This is THE place for you! Even if you are not going to a ballgame . . . .

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