Great menu — someone for everyone. They don’t rush you out which is nice. Love their specials
Excellent menu and food!
Their signature salmon dish was very good. I was able to swap out the brocolini for the brussel sprouts. Road house bread and mixed green salad a was a great meal starter with the red blend wine. Emily our server was super accommodating, friendly, and helpful! It was a great meal and experience.
I love the food here. I enjoyed my shakshuka immensely; the eggs were perfect and the flavors blended beautifully. My friend reported her omelette was equally delicious. This is a terrific spot with easy on-site parking. Don’t miss it.
Noisy even when almost empty. Definitely needs to be made quieter.
This is a great place. We had excellent food. I had orange juice, which was nine dollars. Then I had the salmon hash and a side of fruit. My husband had the Huevos rancheros special.He had coffee, I had mocha. Their mocha is delicious. The negative, is that it was almost $60. That is way too much money.
It is a hidden gem in the mornings. The food selection is creative and the service is great.
We were seated on time for our reservation. Service was polite and efficient. Food was excellent.
We often choose Zola Bistro for a casual dinner out; parking is easy, menu choices are appealing and a little out of the ordinary (there is a strong Turkish influence in the seasonings.). On this occasion we enjoyed the lentil soup, roasted Brussels sprouts, Kobe beef burger and butternut squash ravioli. Our waitress was attentive and pleasant, and the food, every dish, was delicious. Towards the end of our meal the noise level grew enough to be annoying - there is little to baffle the noise - but we generally eat early enough to limit that distraction. Seated at 6, out before 7:30.
We enjoy having brunch on Saturday mornings at Zola Bistro. It’s a little pricey, but we love the food and personal attention we receive when we go.
Overcrowded, average food, slow service, noisy and over priced.
The restaurant week frittata was bland, not too appealing. Otherwise food was good.
I Have eaten at Zola Bistro six times in the last two weeks—what more do I need to say? Once a week is more normal for me, but In addition to a regular weekend brunch, I had lunch with friends a couple of times, and my husband and I splurged for dinner twice. Nice room, good service, great food.
The food is fantastic, great flavor
I come here frequently because i enjoy a few of the menu items very much and the atmosphere is bright and modern. Go with the expectation that the service will be poor. They must hire inexperienced people and avoid training them. I’ve never had a good experience when I arrive. Hosts generally behave as if customers are inconveniencing them and have to wander around the restaurant to see what is open. Waitstaff is overworked, slow and neglects basics like silverware and offering sugar for coffee.
I am a regular because the food is very good, and I am treated well.
Ann Arbor Restaurant!! The choices were excellent. The party got different dishes to try the food of Zola Bistro. Great service.
The service is very slow and some of the servers appear to not want to be there. Our server was relatively rude and all three times I’ve been there the food has taken an abnormally long time to come out.
I am glad I made a reservation as it was a very busy Sunday lunch time but we were seated promptly with our reservation ahead of the walk-in patrons. The food was excellent and the moderate noise subsided as the lunch crowds faded. A very pleasant experience.
I really enjoyed Zola Bistro. There are a wide variety of drink and food options, and all seemed to be really good. I got the Kobe beef burger that was incredible.
Zola’s is a favorite of mine. Parking is easy and the space is beautiful. Food and drink — delicious and artfully presented. Service is always great. It’s a great place for lunch
with a wide variety of dishes Their shakshusha is the best I’ve ever had and their roast vegetable salad is a winner. Their sandwiches are great and lunchtime is very lively.
Food is very yummy, but be aware that wait staff will encourage very expensive add-ons (beware the $9 orange juice). Hip restaurant with interesting interior. Best sweet potato fries in town.
Zola is a beautiful space with a fun ambience and good food. I like it for breakfast, brunch and lunch. My only criticism, and this applies to the downtown Cafe Zola as well (menus are the same) is that table service is poor. It was busy this Sunday, but certainly there were empty tables, and it was well over 5 minutes before our waitress showed up with water and took orders for coffee. She also seemed a million miles away in the way she communicated. I’ve eaten at both locations countless times and maybe I’m unlucky, but I worry the best you will get is adequate service. They do not seem to be trained to be focused and welcoming - sometimes appear “above it all”, sometimes abrupt, sometimes foggy, but never particularly glad to see you. Maybe they are not well- treated as staff and it comes through. Hope your experience is better.
Best brunch in town.
Great menu, great service and great food.
We had a reservation at 11:30 and had to wait nearly 30 minutes to get seated. We were told by the hostess that was "a normal wait time" with a reservation. What's the point of the reservation then?
Zola Bistro is one of my favorites, so when my brother and his family came to town, I booked a reservation. We all enjoyed our food, and they were impressed by the decor. I had a filet mignonette with a red wine sauce and subbed agree. Salad for potatoes and was extremely happy. Other meals ranged across all the salad specials to the spicy tofu dish. Everybody was very satisfied.
We used to come here because we loved their food and the downtown location had gotten so pretentious with awful service. We loved coming to the bistro because they had better service. More recently we've noticed the downtown location has improved their service and processes and the bistro location has taken a nose dive in all categories. We have started avoiding this place as it is so disappointing every time we come in. They need to step it up in the service, food and overall systems categories. It's such a mess every time we go in there now we won't be back. I understand it's a big restaurant but there's just no excuse for how slow they are.
Lovely atmosphere, attentive, knowledgeable but not overbearing staff. Many choices for differing food preferences and diets. Perfect for conversation and meeting with friends.
Wonderful service and great menu. Lots of options for all palates and tastes. I’ll definitely be back!
The thing that I found odd about the service was that we ordered a menu item for an exact price (listed on the menu) but were charged significantly more for this item. When I asked my waitstaff person to adjust the bill to conform to the amount listed on the menu, I was told that this business charges for items whatever they see fit, without listing the item as subject to price changes. I have never run into this before.