About Bistro Foufou
Fun French bistro in the heart of downtown Traverse City
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 4-9pm
Friday & Saturday 4-10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full bar available with a large selection of wines, beer, and liquors. Restaurant catering in the French dining style with private menus available on request.
Street Parking available, with downtown parking ramp...
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
September- May monthly wine dinner
Bistro Foufou Ratings and Reviews
I've been here twice before this, and th ...
I've been here twice before this, and the service was as great as the food. On this particular evening, the waiter was decidedly uninterested in us, perhaps because we were there for the mussels, fries, and beer special. Still great food though.
My mom and I went to Bistro Fou Fou whil ...
My mom and I went to Bistro Fou Fou while visiting Traverse City. The food was amazing, especially the risotto. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that the tables are really close together.
We were seated promptly with our reserva ...
We were seated promptly with our reservation. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Our server was friendly, efficient and proactive in letting us know the bar was a bit backed up in providing our cocktails.
A very electric menu combined with excel ...
A very electric menu combined with excellent service. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will certainly be back.
While we didn't spend time at the bar, friends highly recommend it and we will make it part of our next visit.
Only restaurant in Traverse City on Open ...
Only restaurant in Traverse City on Open Table! It was well worth having a Saturday evening reservation during the film festival.
The food was very good - modest portions served at exactly the right temperature. Our table shared frites with an excellent garlic aioli. Main dishes included mussels, spaetzle, and vichyssoise, supplemented with the addition of both the beet salad and watermelon salad - all excellent. Traditional créme brûlée and Nutella crepes completed the meal.
Service was excellent. All in all, this was a wonderful dining experience.
This is one of my favorite Traverse City ...
This is one of my favorite Traverse City restaurants that never fails to delight. The service was outstanding, the food excellent and I love the French bistro atmosphere. Starting with the French rose brut champagne is a "must" for me! I had requested a window table for a special "thank you" dinner, which was immediately acknowledged at the desk and I was delighted that they gave me special attention for my party.
Outstanding in every way. We made a res ...
Outstanding in every way. We made a reservation on Open Table but knew we'd be 15 minutes late, so we called and they graciously said, "No problem." Menu is right out of a French cafe and the ambience is lovely. Great food, good wine list and prices, excellent staff.
We were in Traverse City for the annual ...
We were in Traverse City for the annual Film Festival, and always make a point of dining a couple of times at Bistro Foufou. They have one of the best Happy Hour deals around with a delicious selection of appetizers all for $5.00 from which one can easily create a tapas type meal. We did Happy Hour twice and a regular sit down meal once and everything was superb.
Foufou has a large selection of wines by the glass (45 or so, I think), so it could accurately be described as a wine bar as well as a restaurant.
Service is excellent: well trained and friendly.
We found the Bistro Foufou online and de ...
We found the Bistro Foufou online and decided to try it. Our reservation was at 9 on a Friday. The restaurant was only about 1/5 occupied when we arrived. Even so, service was quite slow ... "Bistro " means "pronto" (in Russian), right? The service was also bit off - we were instructed to retain our forks between the appetizer and entree, when the server should simply have brought new forks, and the server failed to remember that we didn't want ice in our drinks.
Food was just ok. We had a first course of escargot, a goat cheese and tomatoes spread on toast, and a green salad. The salad was quite good, and the escargot were large and well-prepared. The goat cheese spread was disappointing. Two of us had steak frites as an entree - mine was only warm, but it was cooked correctly as ordered. The frites were standard fries, not the (French) bistro standard, but they were served with what seemed to be house-made mayonnaise. The third of us had trout, which came in two pieces, one of which did not taste fresh. The server said that this was the last trout meal, so maybe it wasn't their best.
The glasses of wine (an Oregon pinot noir and a Costieres de Nimes chardonnay) were good, if a bit pricey.
It wasn't busy, so the restaurant was quiet, which was nice.
We would probably return, but I don't think the restaurant measures up to its ratings and comments online. The overall cost was reasonable, but it isn't any bargain. I score it fair in service and good in the other categories provided.
Bistrot FouFou was a spectacular dining ...
Bistrot FouFou was a spectacular dining experience. Casual but elegant. Good and wine choices were excellent. We hope to make the Traverse City area our home town and restaurants like FouFou make the choice to move much easier. Thank you!
We went expecting a bistro, and found a brunch.
The menu listings were less impressive than I anticipated, reflecting the fact that we were there during a brunch offering, but all the food was delicious. There were three of us, and we ate and had a total of four drinks (5 with an orange juice) for $66, which I thought was quite reasonable.
We enjoy Bistou Foufou for the ambience & the energy, the wine list & the food - always great! The knowledgeable & attentive staff makes it happen! The oysters & cocktails are cold, cold, the steaks are rare(like, truly rare!) & the salads are ... what salads should be: crisp & balanced & sensational. This is not the usual fare. Foufou is great bistro food with flare. We like to sit at the large bar for drinks & oysters then move to a table for dinner. We've never had a miss here which makes Bistro Foufou perfect for taking friends or for special occasions.
We enjoyed an ( overall!) nice dining ex ...
We enjoyed an ( overall!) nice dining experience. Got off to a bit of a rocky start with our cocktails prepared not as we had ordered. After we explained this to our server, he righted the situation and we were good to go!
We enjoyed a duck liver pâté as a started and we were not disappointed.
We ordered remainder courses as we went and did feel pressured to order and keep the ball rolling.
Server did not share his name. Coaching from us is the please share at least your first name. This way, you're parents cannot overtake the music!!!!!
My bookclub likes to meet at Fou Fou bis ...
My bookclub likes to meet at Fou Fou bistro because the service is always good and the food and wine is excellent. It's a great location, as it is in the downtown Traverse City bustling area, is very convenient for after work hours.
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