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Three Cats Restaurant, Clawson, MI

Three Cats Restaurant

4.6
4.6
435 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Three Cats serves American-style cuisine in the form of small plates. Created by Mary Liz Curtin and the late Matt Prentice, Three Cats brings magical menus and delightful dishes to life in a modern and engaging space. The space includes a greeting card shop as well as Michigan and Detroit merchandise.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (248) 288-4858
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Area
    Royal Oak
  • Cross Street
    Main/Livernois Street
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 435 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Ambience

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Innovative

  • Detroit

    Best Ambience

  • Detroit

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit

    Innovative

435 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the eclectic retro decor and tableware. Staff very attentive. Food fresh with tasty and creative spins on classics.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Live music was amazing. Service was amazing. Food was unreal

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  3. RosalindC

    Detroit

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. The food is outstanding and the service is great. Our server was very nice and attentive.

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  4. Lola

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a table of 6 on a Saturday night @6:30. It was quiet…. Maybe 3 or 4 other tables. While our waiter was pleasant, he was not attentive. He did not come to ask how our meals were once they were served. In fact he did not come back to our table for 15 minutes and when he did he brought the checks, without asking if we wanted more cocktails or desert which we did. The mushroom soup was very tasty but not hot. The risotto with mushrooms was more like sticky rice not creamy like risotto is supposed to be. The scallops were cooked perfectly but were not served with a veggie or potato…. ? Atmosphere was fabulous, but I doubt we will be back…..

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  5. SylviaN

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love so much this restaurant it my favorite in Michigan, the ambience, the food, the attention love it so much!

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  6. CaylaV

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was a pleasant surprise! The salads were big and delicious and the scallops were perfect. The service was attentive, and they had some live music during the day which was fun. We will definitely be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There were 3 of us and we all ordered at the same time. I ordered a salad with salmon, the two people I was with had egg plates and were completely done eating by the time my food finally came out. A bit disheartening they then had to wait for me to finish and I rushed to eat. We finished our drinks and were never asked if we wanted another. Either they put our food in wrong or they were short staff but still frustrating. We didn’t go until 1PM they were not overly busy.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Poor service. Poor value - high price for the food you get! Had to nearly beg for refill of coffee and water too (only one refill received!)

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  9. KristinaT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I do love this place - everyone is very nice, the environment is charming and beautiful, and the food is good. However, I will not be attending any more tastings. First of all, $35 for tiny thimbles of samples (not even a glass worth) is just not worth it. And I have no idea WHY they have not fixed their damn system, so it charges you the ticket price on your food bill. So you are being taxed and asked for tip for an additional $70+! It feels very scammy.

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  10. TraceyC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. 10/10 will go again for week day menu as well.

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  11. Seasonedtrvlr

    Detroit

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, food was amazing as always. Service, though, was a bit rough. Our server struggled a few times where what was brought to the table was not what we ordered. But thats a one-off and no reason to not go, well worth a visit!
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on 4 March 2024
    Thank you very much for the kind review. - your friends at Three Cats

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  12. JeanetteK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service, in a fun venue, topped off with a huge slice of chocolate cake on the house to celebrate a birthday!
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on 4 March 2024
    Thank you, Jeanette, and happy belated birthday! - your friends at Three Cats

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  13. lindsayn

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    such a lovely place! took my sons 3 & 5 years old with me super nice environment! They even got a toy from the treasure chest! amazing food - kurt was a great server as well
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on 4 March 2024
    Thank you for your lovely words, we will pass your message along to Kirt :) - your friends at Three Cats

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was pretty good, service not so much. Quiet enough for calm conversation.

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  15. BonnieS

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at Three Cats! Great menu and a fun atmosphere.
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on 4 March 2024
    Thank you Bonnie! - your friends at Three Cats

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with a cool experience. Was early for a reservation and with the restaurant clearly below capacity we were told we needed to wait. We eat out a fair amount and this was the first time we were made to wait to our exact reservation time without the restaurant being full or even near full.

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  17. nancyg

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a very disappointing meal What appeared to be canned green beans. Loud music. We brought a guest from out of town. After this experience would not recommend. We went based on previous experiences

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  18. JeanS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is very good, especially the mushroom soup. Entrees are quite unique. There are even vegan options. Our server James was informed and very attentive. Unique decor as well.
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on 4 March 2024
    Thank you for the great review Jean, we will pass along your compliments to James. - your friends at Three Cats

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall great dinner. Really enjoyed the valentines menu and service was great/on par with previous visits. Only issue was I’d reserved a table for two on Valentine’s Day and we were seated at a table for 6-8 with another couple and only had a chair between us. I understand the Hallmark holiday is quite busy for restaurants but had I known we’d be having our romantic evening with another couple I’d have booked elsewhere. Just made it hard to feel special and have more intimate conversation. Will likely return but not for a holiday meal.
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on 4 March 2024
    Hi, we apologize for the unanticipated seating arrangement. We will consider your thoughts for future events and holidays. We greatly appreciate your time spent at Three Cats and hope to see you again soon. - your friends at Three Cats

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  20. BrentP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
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  21. ricks

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
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  22. BethB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very interesting place. Fun to look around and then explore Leon & Lulu's next door.

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  23. NancyW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whimsical fun atmosphere, great food reasonably priced, great service, too!! We will be back with friends.

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  24. GinaK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was great very helpful when asking about items on the menu. Food was outstanding. we were not rushed through our meal. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends. Plan on returning

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  25. BradS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Like the atmosphere will all of the old carnival posters and many other things that you can buy. Service and food were great. Will definitely be back.
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on 4 March 2024
    Thank you, Brad! We will see you again soon. - your friends at Three Cats

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  26. Carrie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here - especially for the wine pairing events. Great atmosphere and service every time! It is a regular spot for us.
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on 4 March 2024
    Thank you so much, Carrie, we also have live music on most Fridays and Saturdays too! - your friends at Three Cats

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  27. CindyC

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, James was excellent and we were able to totally relax and enjoy getting together (four friends) for lunch. It is not the first time we have chosen Three Cats for outings.
    Three Cats RestaurantResponded on 4 March 2024
    Thank you Cindy! We will pass along your compliments to James. - your friends at Three Cats

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  28. Planetputty

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice brunch today even though there was an inexplicable snafu. The manager and staff were great and handled it with grace and class. Mistakes happen but how you handled it made the difference!

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  29. JanR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our experience, food was good. Atmosphere is delightful. Understaffed and server was weak. No smiles, not very friendly. Complained about staffing issue. He was anxious for his shift to end and said so. We were patient and not rushed but still this was not pleasant. Ordered Capuccino, and was told the machine was broken. wanted to order something special at the end of our brunch for my friend who was celebrating her birthday, option were extremely limited. We ended up with a gluten free chocolate muffin dropped on a plate. The poor service detracted greatly from what would have otherwise been a lovely experience.

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  30. Steven

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food! Staff has incredible customer service skills.

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  31. NancyD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun restaurant! First time there. Met friends for lunch. Food was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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  32. JulieC

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would have been nice to have a few specials to choose from as they were out of pork chop and flat iron steak.

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  33. Orangestarr05

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time eating at the restaurant. The food is delicious, as are the drinks. The venue is on the pricier side, though not outrageous for the quality, quantity and presentation. Will definitely be back.

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  34. PhillipC

    Exclusive

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very happy with our dinner tonight at 3 Cats. Small menu on the weekends, but the Walleye on Spinach, and Braised Beef with Polenta were Very good ! One of the few restaurants that recognize a special event like a bday when asked on Open Table. If you haven’t been given it a try.

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  35. BASK

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was very limited because they were having a special menu for the next two nights, but they were very accommodating to the group. The waitstaff was very helpful and we enjoyed ourselves very much. will definitely return.

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  36. NancyH

    Detroit

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food and a wonderful atmosphere! What a pleasant surprise and a great place to meet friend or on a date. I will definitely be coming back. Service was great as well! 

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  37. DawnD

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere! Poor food. My quiche was razor thin and was round with 4” diameter. The salad that came on the plate with the quiche was poor quality lettuce, 2 thin slices of strawberry and a few onions. You leave here hungry and unsatisfied. Our waiter seemed put out that we were there. When I asked for a straw, water and a re-fill on soda he groaned and sighed with impatience. He did not try to anticipate anything. He avoided eye contact 🤷🏻‍♀️ Experiencing the nice atmosphere once is enough. Going back for the food a mistake.

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  38. JerryB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, waitstaff overall ambience any entertainment was just outstanding. Thoroughly enjoyable evening, in every aspect

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  39. donnam

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant. The food is wonderful and the service is spot on.

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  40. MichaelD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service. We loved having live music.

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FAQs

Three Cats Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 435 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Three Cats Restaurant

116 W 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017-1964

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Main/Livernois Street
  • Area
    Royal Oak
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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