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Bistro Joe's

4.6
4.6
1135 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Bistro Joe’s is an endeavor to create a sensational dining experience through inspired cuisine and superior service. Momentarily escape, and let your senses feast on globally influenced fare ~ with elements of surprise ~ in a casual, yet upscale eatery. Our mezzanine setting is a comfy blend of vintage and contemporary, designed to encourage shared dining experiences with friends, old and new.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, American, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 594-0984

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Cross Street

    Woodward & Maple

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,135 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DS

    DeniseS

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Good was ok, not fabulous Extremely noisy !! Has the salad with shrimp Only 3 shrimp for $9. Expensive!
  2. MW

    MatthewW

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service as usual.
  3. AN

    ANNAR

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love going to Bistro Joe's! Food is delicious, atmosphere is so fun and the market below is amazing
  4. DS

    DSinRO

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our server mentioned there was a new chef...and the Chilean Sea Bass was better than ever...hats off to the new chef!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food was great!!!
  7. MK

    MarytheK

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is an under-the-radar spot, above the Papa Joe's store. Never been disappointed with the food or the service. On this hot summer night, we split a Wedge salad -- already chopped -- and a medium well burger. Perfect.
  8. LK

    LaurenK

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good and the menu was varied. You could order a complete dinner or have a light bite. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  9. SH

    SuzanneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food! Menu has a nice variety. Save room for dessert!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent good food and ambiance.
  11. KC

    KCCarter

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute little restaurant that over looked a gourmet market. Great food and service , and environment.
  12. PS

    PeterS

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a good reason to keep coming back to Bistro Joe's. Nice people. Great Service. Very good kitchen.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came here on July 13th for my birthday with a total party of 8. Our server was very friendly and she provided excellent service from bringing our waters as soon as we got to our table to checking in through the meal and getting our orders all correct including our picky eater asks. I was surprised by the staff with friendly birthday wishes and a great atmosphere. You won’t regret dining here! Love the uniqueness of this restaurant and look forward to dining here again! :)
  14. W

    Wonderful

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We were in the back room, which is quieter than the other areas. Great food and drinks and enjoyed the experience but the server did forget about us for a while so we had empty drinks and empty water glasses for a long time towards the end. This was consistent with other experiences there so I wasn’t surprised.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent for winding down after a long week
  16. ND

    NinaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Horrible food. Dirty bathrooms, restaurant. The oysters looked like they were mangled, chewed up and spit out. Gross. The mussels were foul. I don't know what's going there but its apparent that the owner has given up. Worst experience.
  17. K

    Kathleen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was great, Server was excellent and loved the ambiance. Really had fun and a great time!!!
  18. AO

    AlexO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was great and the service was great. The patio area was nice. Even with the afternoon sun, there was comfortable shade. Ambience was "meh" with Woodward traffic going by. If you are into cars, especially the Dream Cruise, it's a perfect spot.
  19. KR

    KellyR

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food.
  20. GS

    GSDRescuer

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was freezing cold at our table because of the fan directly above us. It made us rush through our meal instead of enjoying a leisurely experience. Also, it took far too long to get our drinks.
  21. R

    Rehabib77

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Love the food here.. never a problem with the service.. just wish there was better seating.. feeling cramped into a very small two person table with many other tables available.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro Joe’s is a definite favorite. The staff go above and beyond to welcome us and the service is amazing. A very extensive menu and the food options are delicious.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent as well as the food. Definitely will make a point of returning.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Bistro Joes for the first time and really enjoyed the unique menu items. The manager was so gracious and got us seated right away and brought us dessert for being first time guests
  25. ND

    NickD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I will preface this with the fact that we liked Joes and have many good dinners there in the past. We were seated at the first table in the front of the restaurant where there is obviously a lot of foot traffic and little privacy. We asked if there was a opening near the windows. While a polite, understanding “I don’t believe so but let me see what I can do to help” would have been fine and expected, our hostess gave a sour expression and told us there was not and we should note this next time in our reservation for Joe’s to accommodate (perhaps an option when booking would make sense?) and sharply walked away from us. For the amount of money a decent dinner costs, we took our business elsewhere which is a shame because Joes does have decent food.
  26. C

    Cynthia

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meals! Highly recommend the Vegetarian Lasagna! Best in town!
  27. K

    Kathy

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always happy when dining here. Service was exceptional and food amazing as always. Very happy
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The service was absolutely awful. Waited 15 minutes for a greet from a server. Then another 25 to place an app + Our order. We had multiple persons working walking by us and not acknowledging our empty glasses of water and or drinks. Definitely food quality and being starving helped the experience but by far the worst experience I’ve had here.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Horrible experience, the waiter got my order wrong and was so busy dealing with some lady next to us complaining we got ignored! Took him forever to get us our bill, didn't check on us once and I wanted another drink but he never came back, when I asked for the bill that took forever as well. I live right down the street and shop at Papa Joes but the restaurant definitely falls short, I don't think we will be returning. Waste of a hundred bucks.
  30. TD

    TiffanyD

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall it was a great experience and the food was great!
  31. DP

    DebraP

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great foot. Willing yo work with food allergies.
  32. VC

    ValinC

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant seemed very muggy and humid. The ribs were extremely fatty and we did not eat them. We ordered 2 and barely ate them due to texture and taste. Eat plate was very expensive. Side salad was tiny. Appetizers were very good. Meatballs and crab cakes. delicious. The dessert said brownie with ice cream but it was a cookie and ice cream. Not sure what happened but the quality and value isn't there for me. I wish them the best.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Bistro Joes! Martin always is friendly and the experience is always great!
  34. CT

    ChuckT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Nice atmosphere but food was not very good and very overpriced
  35. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and we will definitely be back!!!! Food was amazing! Waiter was attentive!! Cocktails were so good and the food was excellent!! Can’t wait to go back!!!
  36. B

    Benjamin

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and an amazing time. Definitely would recommend
  37. C

    Chefsteve

    Detroit

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Bistro Joe is our favourite place to take out of town guests as the menu as something for everyone and the patio/porch is always great and with COVID you are not on top of others. Only downfall tonight was with our 8:30 reservation we were not seated until after 9. The service was prompt after we were seated but rather perfunctionary. Food was all good as always. Will forgive this one off as usually it is perfect.
  38. AZ

    AnitaZ

    Detroit

    165 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good food and great service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We visit here frequently and it was as expected. My fav dish is the pasta and other in my party had the NY strip.
  40. d

    daleh

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab stuffed mushrooms were really filling and tadty. The veggue lasagna was savory and succulent. The gigantic caeser had the best caeser dressing. 'Shawn" our waiter was guick and courteous and informative

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Bistro Joe's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 594-0984.

Bistro Joe's is rated 4.6 stars by 1135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Bistro Joe's

34244 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Woodward & Maple

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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