River Bistro Detroit
Caribbean & Southern comfort classics
Caribbean · $
There’s a mix of Lowcountry and Caribbean flavors at this lively Northwest Detroit bistro, serving a range of dishes from jerk ribs to honey glazed chicken wings or maple-garlic salmon, plus an imaginative menu of handcrafted desserts and a weekend brunch offering. The inside is snug, but big windows, plenty of lighting and sleek, contemporary furnishings lend an airy feel.
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
location 18456 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48223, USA phone +1 313-953-2225 website riverbistrodetroit.com directions Get Directions
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I did enjoy the chicken sandwich without bacon and without cheese. It was crisp fried and the breast meat was juicy. Then bun bread was soft and flavorful. Topped with picked onion and pickled cucumbers that really put it over the top. My guests both ordered the wings which were not impressive. They were deep fried with slightly burnt edges in a BBQ honey glaze but the only flavor was in the skin. We're used to wings that have been marinated first and then fried. The pics in the menu aren't exactly what's on the menu. The server isn't sure how items are prepared but can explain in general. I asked how the oxtails are prepared and she asked the chef and told me it's not a stew but it's good. Overall the atmosphere is casual and pleasant and I recommend that you try it but order dinner items and plan to take home a carryout box. I don't like restaurant leftovers so if it's like I'm getting a lunch item. Other dinners had large portions of their dinner entrees.
Aliciajewell Bayi · February 21, 2018
I can't wait to go back and eat again! I had a Bistro Burger, friend had the Chicken Sandwich...both wonderful. And the mac n cheese was beautiful. Great Key Lime Cheesecake and Rum Cake. It was charming, friendly, and the service was good. I absolutely wanted to try everything on the menu, so I'll be back! And we got to see the chef's tables in the back room. What a great place for a party that would be!
patricia mccann · February 20, 2018
You have to try the honey spiced wings and the ginger beer. Friendly atmosphere, delicious food. The only bad thing, is that I couldn't find a bad thing about my experience. Love this place!
C. Craig · February 12, 2018