United States > Michigan > Royal Oak
walleye (39) Sterling Heights, Michigan | January 25, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place to go if in Royal Oak good food and the beer is pretty good
HailSquishface (10) Ferndale, Michigan | January 17, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great place. The standard beers are all at least decent and they have two seasonal taps, one if not both, is always great.
alittlemelty (5) Michigan | July 7, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
To address Sammyís comment about being crowded and smoky at night: Itís not so bad. My wife and I frequent this place, mostly for the food. The beers are all adequate, but suffer from the common microbrew problem of all tasting very similar. Donít get me wrong, you can obviously tell the difference between them, but they all seem to have a common base hidden beneath all the differences. Itís a little difficult to describe, but a number of friends have agreed with me after tasting the brews. If you go here, I would definitely recommend the Dubbel, especially if they have it on cask.
jsquire (144) St. Marys, Ohio | April 6, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice restaurant type brewpub. Fancier menu with dinners as well as sandwiches and pizza. Full bar and wine list. They had eight of their own beers on tap that ranged from blonde to stout, with a few belgians thrown in. The beers I had were well made. Maybe not a destination but worth the stop if in the area.
Gorbalev (57) Ontario | August 10, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice spot. Wide open feel, medium to upscale feel for sure. Food was really really good. Wide selection of decent house Belgian style beer with a couple rising above and being quite good. Solid service. Iíd go back again just for lunch, to heck with the ratings. A nice surprise.
drinkallday (1) Royal Oak, Michigan | May 16, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I heard about Bastones beers from a friend and had to try them for myself. I ordered the sampler with all the sesonals and they were TERRIFIC! Some of the best beers Iíve had in a long time. The best brewery in Royal Oak. Great job on all the beers. Iíll be returning soon with some of my friends.
Dogbrick (639) Columbus, Ohio | January 1, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
(Visited 08/2011): Bastone is located in the heart of Royal Oak at the corner of S. Main and 5th. Metered parking is available in the surrounding area.
The interior is pretty cozy with a small bar area on the right and high backed booths and tables in the restaurant area. They have a patio as well. Brick and tile motif. Above the bar hang signs featuring each of their standard beers.
Bastone serves 8 beers including a seasonal or two, and a sampler is available. They range from Blonde, Pils, and Wit to a Dubbel, Tripel and Saison Noir. All of the beers are above average. They also have a few bottles from Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak.
Service on a relatively slow weekday (I arrived right as they opened). The bartender was knowledgeable about their beers and of other recommendations for the area.
The food at Bastone has a Belgian tilt, and my pomme frites and sandwich were good.
Overall this is a pretty solid spot. Maybe not a fair comparison but I think Brugge is a lot better, however this is still a place worth visiting in the area.
jercraigs (256) Toronto, Ontario | July 23, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Fairly nice atmosphere, on the high end of the medium upscale. Food was pretty nice, I had a turkey sandwich on some really nice bread with cheddar. Beers were pretty decent with only the Blonde being a real disappointment. Wonít knock your socks off but pretty solid. Service was quite friendly and reasonably attentive. Definitely a fantastic spot to stop for lunch.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | June 27, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Very nice at lunchtime with big and modern outside patio.Staff: Heather and Rockne the new brewmaster since November, and another waitress, were all very friendly and made me at home, even before they saw I was taking notes.
This is on a very nice street for Detroit, in my opinion. Itís quite walkable. Parking in the day was reasonable. I am told that it gets very busy, smokey, crowded at night. This restaurant is part of a physical group of 4 at he site, including a rock club downstairs.
The beer on tap is only their own.
mstockton (24) Frankfurt, Germany | September 17, 2006| Updated April 14, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Cool place in the middle of hip, young Royal Oak. White tiled, Belgian-feeling bistro with micro-brews on tap. Beers are pretty good. I actually like their higher alcohol Belgian on tap. Downstairs is a club and next door is a wine bar, and in back is a Cuban restaurant. All are decent. Be prepared for lines... Food is pretty good if not a bit salty and greasy. Also, not a huge bar/waiting area. Cool spot, though.
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