Visited while hitting all the Royal Oak breweries. Nice inside, but not inviting, especially for a brewery. Very formal feeling. The beer was very unimpressive, even though they seem to win awards at GABF, but they are in styles that I do not care for, so I take that into account. I probably won’t go back, Royal Oak Brewery is a better option.
Very upscale urban Bistro with beers that struggled to be average. I would have liked to have tried the food, but... Best thing about the place was all of the good looking women which far out numbered males.
Some pretty good beer, nothing exceptional. The food is good ( I had the perch) if a little over priced. the bar area is small but you can generally get a seat instead of waiting to sit in the resturant.
I went here with another beer loving friend, as I had seen it advertised in the Michigan Brewers Guild magazine. I would say the beer was little, if anything above average, and I’m pretty sure our waitress was sitting out back smoking a fat spliff before we showed up. Maybe if I had a bonus in the paycheck I would go back, because the food was pretty good.
Nice place to bring the family for lunch or dinner but not for the beer drinkers. More for rich, looking to hook up, night lifers. Micro beers we’re exclusively Bastone and mostly Belgian related 1/31/09. Drank a sampler of 10 beers, few good, most average at best. Maybe I’m just not a fan of Belgians.
This very slick looking place in downtown royal oak is not for the beer geek... this place is not for you. But what it is is an overhipped place seems to believe that that micros are cool. The ambiance and atmosphere are you know cool nightlife sort of place. The beers - which are all strickly Bastone product, with no guest taps - take a backseat and are definitely unremarkable.
mstockton (25) Frankfurt, Germany | September 17, 2006| Updated April 14, 2007
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.
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. I’d go back again just for lunch, to heck with the ratings. A nice surprise.
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. Won’t knock your socks off but pretty solid. Service was quite friendly and reasonably attentive. Definitely a fantastic spot to stop for lunch.