About Bastone Brewery
A Royal Oak mainstay since 2004, Bastone Brewery takes both its name and culinary style from the famous Belgian city. The 1930s era establishment sets the stage for a restaurant and brewery where award-winning Belgian beer is crafted onsite for the finest flavor and character. The menu features an array of classic burgers, Belgian mussels and frites, artisan pizzas and European-inspired entrees.
Belgian, Brewery, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Christy Kelly: 2485446250
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Bastone Brewery Ratings and Reviews
Not as Good as it Used to Be
As a long time patron of Bastone, it hurts me to see the food and service become a shadow of what it once was. The portions have shrunk, if they even have what you order, and the staff has changed, making the experience less enjoyable. What once was a great restaurant that we frequented weekly, has become a, "Hey we haven't been there in a while." type restaurant. The food is still ok, the service is ok, the atmosphere is ok... Bastone's has lost the awesomeness to become just ok.
Helpful wait staff as one of the party w ...
Helpful wait staff as one of the party was gluten intolerant. Suggested beers as well as food selection that would accommodate the diet restrictions. Food was excellent, I had the scallops in green curry over saffron rice. Quality of food was a nice surprise. Will return soon.
I frequent Bastone and I'm always happy ...
I frequent Bastone and I'm always happy with the service and food
Bastone was so nice and very accommodati ...
Bastone was so nice and very accommodating. My party was running a little late, but when I called to confirm we were still coming they were happy to hold our table for us.
We went for Mothers Day, The place was m ...
We went for Mothers Day, The place was moderately busy & the beer was good but the food was just ok. My wife ordered the FILET MIGNONETTES the mashed potatoes were dry & the Demi-Glace sauce had a skin on it like had been sitting under a heat lamp for a while, she was not happy at all with her dinner! Two other people ordered the FISH TACOS, they said the fish was good but the rest of the taco was just ok & said they would have been better with some kind of cheese on them. Another person had a Cheese Burger & said it was decent. I had the PAN ROASTED WALLEYE, the fish was good but the potatoes again were dry. We had the Pretzel & the Calamari appetizers which everyone said were very good. If your looking for a good beer & appetizer this place is pretty good. It may have just been the crew cooking that day or they may have been short staffed but the dinners we had were not all that great.
Not what I expected ...
We were happy that we could book a reservation for Mother's Day, but were disappointed to find out, after we were seated, that the only food selection for the day was a buffet. We didn’t see any mention of a limited menu on their website. Normally, that would have been fine, but the food was not very tasty, and the cost was quite high. The restaurant was not very busy at all, which was a surprise for what is typically a very busy day for dining out. This could be part of the reason that the food didn’t taste better. The service was also not very good. We didn’t see our server often and even had to ask someone to find him once. This was our first time at the restaurant. I had heard good things about Bastone, so we will try it again on another day, and hopefully have a better experience.
Terrible over priced mothers day brunch!!
We were disappointed we were not able to order from the menu. I did not see anywhere on their website that indicated the only thing available on Mother's Day was a buffet. I cannot speak to the quality of the food on their menu since we did not get to try it. However, the buffet was TERRIBLE!! And our service was TERRIBLE!! I do believe that our server was new, but she was not ready to handle guests yet. If she was bad with a buffet meal in which we served ourselves, I'm not sure how she will do with guests for a full service meal.
Initially Location we were seated was da ...
Initially Location we were seated was dark and the waitress was quite unengaged. After moving tables where the morning sun could reach us it the atmosphere was much improved, as was the new waitress. The Mother's Day brunch food was excellent. I believe it could have been a great dining experience if they had been better prepared.
Went for the Mother's Day brunch. Food w ...
Went for the Mother's Day brunch. Food was good (but was expecting more of a selection for $29/person). Service was a little slow. Was expecting something a little more special for Mother's Day. May go back for a lunch or dinner but not for brunch.
Great food as always and great service f ...
Great food as always and great service from Joanna T.
The wait staff was horrible. They seemed ...
The wait staff was horrible. They seemed bothered to take our orders and was not friendly. We ordered the Steak Frites and the chef did not prepare the meal as specified and the wait staff was not accommodating. We ordered a pizza with ham and shredded pork was used. The beer was blah. If your looking to go to a brewery with decent food in the area, try ROAK.
Food is standard, nothing to try again, ...
Food is standard, nothing to try again, Draft Beer is excellent !!! I felt if i come back will be to stay at the bar and try a new beer with some appetizers... But not stay in the restaurant. Food is expensive vs type of dishes you have in your menu. Better go to Rochester Mills or Griffin Claw.
Disappointed. New menu leaves a lot to d ...
Disappointed. New menu leaves a lot to desired. Wouldn't return for overpriced boring entrees.
OK. Good Beer.
Good beer per usual. Food needs to be updated - menu feels the same since they opened. We arrived shortly before kitchen closed and service was passable - not friendly, not efficient.
One of our favorite spots for a good mea ...
One of our favorite spots for a good meal & great beer!
Great Beer and Food!!!
It's a single location in Downtown Royal Oak. Belgian themed restaurant. Their brewed beer is top notch. They have some regular bar food but also belgian inspired menu. This time I had a Bleu burger with kalamata olives, smoked gouda, and mushrooms cooked to medium on a brioche bun. One of the better burgers I have had.
Enjoyable dinner spot
My wife and I met another couple for dinner. We enjoyed excellent entrees, salads, desserts, and craft beers. Service was prompt and courteous without being intrusive. We were able to linger over our desserts and last drinks until ready to leave without feeling rushed. We all agreed that we would look forward to our next visit.
Great place for dinner dates
Overall, an above average experience - we made a reservation for 7:45 pm and were sat immediately upon our arrival. The place was pretty busy and noisy as you could expect a bar to be on a Saturday night. The food was delicious. My friend couldn't stop raving about the lobster bisque. I was the only one who drank. I really enjoyed the amber ale, but I was a little disappointed that I couldn't pick my own beers to make a flight. Our server was friendly and attentive. Definitely want to go back with some beer drinkers and make a night of it.
Been here many times! Food is always goo ...
Been here many times! Food is always good & we love the beer! Good place for families or larger gatherings.
On both occasions I have visited the est ...
On both occasions I have visited the establishment, service was very friendly but extremely slow. Tables are not bussed and servers need to be reminded of missing orders or to refill water. Bastone's is always busy so perhaps the staff is overloaded. Overall, not a good place to try to have a audible conversation but definitely a fun establishment to meet for beer and good (a touch pricey) food. Bartenders could use a little mixology 101. My vodka gimlets were underwhelming and inconsistent.
Meet up with friends
Met a group of friends here for dinner and a couple drinks. Table was ready within 10 minutes of reservation. Overall food and beer were good, but nothing spectacular. Service was friendly, however, the server did not attempt to refill our waters or non-alcholoic drinks at the table. Wished server would have checked in more during middle/end of meal, as guests had to track down to order another beer or ask for anything additional. Restaurant is very accommodating for a large group and good atmosphere.
The server was awesome. I am allergic t ...
The server was awesome. I am allergic to gluten and she helped me get gluten free dishes. The food tasted great. I would highly recommend this restaurant and brewery. The beer was also very good.
Excellent! Food was delicious and the be ...
Excellent! Food was delicious and the beer was even better. Soft pretzels and pommes frites were great, and the burger was exceptional. Highly recommend!
Group of 8
We had a group of eight and made a reservation through Open Table. They were great with service on seating and the server was very helpful. The food was good and one of our guests loved his burger. I had Fish and Chips and felt the fish was just a bit undercooked. The atmosphere is very loud but it has a good vibe.
Top of the line food, service, and atmos ...
Top of the line food, service, and atmosphere. The fans were going really fast when we first sat down which created an uncomfortable draft, but once they were turned off, the rest of the evening was great!
Excellent food and beer. Belgian themed with outstanding mussels and entre items. Excellent, attentive service . Worth a repeat visit.
Valentine's Day Date
My partner and I went on a date to Bastone Brewery and had such a good time. Great place to take your love for dinner and some romantic quality time. Not to mention they have some really good beer for everyone. I did'nt get a chance to try aany wine, but I'll tackle that next time I'm there. Go and have some fun at Bastone, you will not regret it.
Disappointing return visit; still good food
Had visited this restaurant 2 years ago when we received excellent service, great food, and a memorable experience prompting our return when visiting Valentine's Day. We had made a reservation over a month in advance, yet when we entered, the host had to consider where to seat us. Our server was mediocre, somewhat sullen as if she wondered why she was working that evening. My partner had asked that his beer be served with his meal (option presented by the server); almost 5 minutes after the food arrived, he asked the server about his beer, and received a derisive "it's coming" and when it arrived a few minutes later, my partner had finished half his meal. The food was good however, the service affected the whole experience.
Good beer, good food
First time for dinner after loving their lunch. Creative and broad menu of upscale bar food. Great list of beers and a full bar. Great Royal Oak vibe.
food great, service below average
Let me start by saying the food is really good here. From the appetizers, to the entrees, they were fantastic. However, the service was terrible. We were seated at 8:45, and a server didn't even approach our table until 9:05, and we didn't have drinks in front of us until 9:15-9:20. I feel like if a server is running behind, the least they can do is ask a barback to run waters to the table, or stop by the table and say "I'll be right with you." Each time someone wanted a refill on a beverage, it would take forever. If the service was as good as the food here, I would return more frequently.
Our waiter was outstanding. Very cool p ...
Our waiter was outstanding. Very cool place. I ordered a burger and was disappointed with the quality and taste. I ordered it medium and it was cooked through and hard as a rock. Dense and tasteless. I'm not much of a beer drinker so the waiter mentioned he could get me a glass of wine from Vinotecca next door. It was really really good. My husband liked his beer but was also disappointed in the food.
Service was great - but we never felt rushed.
Met with a group of cousins who have not spent any time together in many years. Everyone felt very comfortable. Great service, but never rushed. Great selection for everyone.
Burger was alright, nothing to write hom ...
Burger was alright, nothing to write home about, but if you are there and feeling a bigger it will do the job. Fries didn't seem special to me, which was contradictory to the menu. Service was very good and attentive. No complaints.
Maybe not best choice for holidays
Normally we have great times and delicious food at Bastone so I was pleasantly surprised to obtain a 7 pm reservation on New Year's Eve. Well, either everyone else in the Metro Detroit area managed to get that same reservation time or half of the staff decided to start partying early because we had exorbitantly long waits from the get-go...initial contact, food delivery, check presentation, every facet of our visit took far longer than necessary. One of my friends said she'd never eat at Bastone again, based on the experience.
People that work there need attitude adjustments
This was my second time visiting Bastone and I don't think I'll be going back. The hostess was so incredibly rude and had such a dry face. That in itself made me never want to go back. The food was okay.
Cool brewery, decent food
Bastone is a restaurant with a cool vibe, but the food was just okay. The steak in the sandwich I ordered was bland and unseasoned. The waffles we ordered for dessert were limp and heavy. The French fries were good and so was the lemon tart, but overall the food needs to be elevated in order to be a place I would come back to.
We had a large group of 15 people and we were accommodated with no problem. The prices were great (since I was treating for the holidays) and the serve was outstanding. . It was wonderful because we just walking down to the theater after everyone enjoyed themselves. Including the kids ( picky eaters).
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