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“Happy hour oysters”
Review of Bistro 82

Bistro 82
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Ranked #5 of 229 Restaurants in Royal Oak
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Happy hour is the time to go here... Enjoy great oysters, other small bites and wine! Prefer happy hour at the bar as opposed to sit down dinner

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have dined at Bistro 82 twice now and both experiences were excellent. Each time we had reservations and didn't have to wait at all. The food was excellently prepared. I had their roasted chicken one night and the branzino the other and I would highly recommend either dish. The french onion soup appetizer that comes in little crouton balls was amazing. It is a higher priced restaurant, but on the same scale as any other fine food establishment in the area.

Date of visit: March 2016
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Thank Sherry M
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Reviewed June 13, 2016

We had a great pre-theater dinner here on a Thursday night. The menu is on iPads which is cool, with pictures of every dish. The setting is classy and the day we were there, it was open air to take advantage of the beautiful weather.

The menu has a wide range of choices, including a full range of appetizers. Everything we had was really good - beautifully prepared and presented. The wine list was on the high side, so we were not thrilled with the mark ups on many of the wines we know. Seemed like too much gouging on the prices.

Our other complaint was their happy hour policy. If you sit in the bar area, the patrons can get nice deals on appetizers and drinks. However, those same prices are not available if you sit at one of the tables, 20 feet away. When we asked the manager about getting the same deal, he was a bit snippy and said if you want to save a dollar, I guess we could order at the bar and bring it back. First of all, the savings were more like $5 - 6 per appetizer and the drinks were half off.

It did not make sense to us that the people who are spending the most by having a full dinner do not get the benefit of any happy hour specials. It seems like we would be their best customers. So, enough ranting -- we didn't like the policy or the manager's attitude.

Would we go back? I am not sure, but probably not. There is not great value for money here, and there are many other nice restaurants in Royal Oak to choose from.. On the other hand the food is quite excellent.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank BHartMich
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

The wine was excellent. We sat by window and enjoyed people watching. The food was good and priced the same as upscale restaurants in A2. I didn't mind spending it for what I experienced. The wait staff was great. Had water and wine refilled promptly. I will definitely go back.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank Woofy H
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Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is one of our family's favorites. We make sure we dine at Bistro 82 4-5 times a year. The food is terrific and wait staff pleasant.

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Randolph W
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