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“Great food in a nice open air spot”
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John D
Ranked #57 of 95 Restaurants in Ferndale
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 9 Mile
Description: American Bistro Bar
Northville, Michigan
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521 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Great food in a nice open air spot”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner before heading down to a play in Detroit. The food was really good. I had the flank steak - really outstanding. Wait staff was attentive and warmed up to us after a little bit. We had a table by the street. It was a nice night and the open air was pretty cool. Nice atmosphere.

The wine list has good variety, and the prices are reasonable. Had an Australian Shiraz which was very nice for the price. Desserts were good also.

Visited July 2014
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detroit, mich
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Cool spot average food”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

This is an interesting hipster spot. The waitstaff was attentive and helpful. If you like small plate entrees of average food you will like it. For me it was too expensive, the Ferndale parking is a nightmare, and I like more hearty portions.

Visited February 2014
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Oak Park, Michigan
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134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Good Food”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a party of 8 with reservatons. When we arrived to other friends that we did not think were going to show up were at our table. I asked the hostess for a couple more chairs to be added. You would of thought I had asked her to pay our bill or something. She was very rude and talked 'down to all of us'. Stating there was no more chairs, no more room, you made reservations for 8 and thats it you are not getting another chair. Once done with her everything was good. The waiter did his best to fit us all in. The waiter gave us great service from start to end. The food was good. An odd thing was an added $2 charge if you ordered a drink on the rocks.? All and all it was a very good outing. If you go limit your talk with the hostess, you will have a better night.

  • Visited April 2013
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Detroit
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting vibe”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is a fun noisy energetic atmosphere. Most of the food was good but not really on par for a true "foodie". The best part of the night was having drinks at the bar and interacting with the other guests before dinner. The special fish dish of the night and the ceaser were average but acceptable. The lamb chops and wedge salad were better. Definitely give it a try when you are in the mood for a loud interactive night!

  • Visited March 2013
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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493 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Scallops are tasty.”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

I wasnt' blown away by their food, but it's a cool spot. Really fun when it's nicer out and the windows are open. Come for the ambiance more than the food.

  • Visited March 2012
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