March 6, 2015 | Chick In The Mitt

Last time we wrote about Bistro 82 we told you alllllll about their amazing happy hour. In that same post, we promised to fill you in on their dinner menu and The Chicks don’t like to disappoint. So without further ado – let’s chat about the incredible dinning experience we had at Bistro 82 – it’s now obvious why this place was named Best New Restaurant by the Detroit Free Press.

Bistro 82 is located right on the corner of 4th and Lafayette at 401 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067. They conveniently offer valet for $7 right in front of the entrance. There is also metered street parking surrounding the restaurant and the South Lafayette Parking Garage is less than a block away.

The thing I love about Bistro 82 is that this upscale restaurant has a menu with a wide range of prices. You can swing in during happy and grab a $6 appetizer at the bar, but you can also take a seat in the dining room and enjoy decadent meal…and that’s exactly what we did.

If I could have one meal over and over again it would be this one. We started out with the grand shellfish tower (mkt price)…and boooooy was it grand. It comes piled high with east oysters, west oysters, crab, jumbo shrimp, a whole poached lobster, green lip mussels and little neck clams. I was in HEAVEN. Then we moved on to the delicious main course of pan roasted cobia ($29) which was served with parmesan risotto, wild mushrooms, soy bean, english peas and buerre rouge.

Still dreaming of the pan roasted cobia.
We finished up this heavenly meal with chocolate decadence ($9) which was topped with banana mousse and came with salted caramel ice cream and peanut butter powder. If that wasn’t enough, we also tried the cinnamon-sugar beignets ($6) served with caramel and caramelized banana. Needless to say, there wasn’t a crumb left.

The way I would describe the vibe in the dining room of Bistro 82 is upscale yet inviting. The employees we met were welcoming and friendly. Our server was willing to answer any questions we had about the menu and was great with recommendations. And to top is all off – this restaurant is beautifully decorated and is the perfect setting to enjoy an incredible meal. Great food, nice people and beautiful decor…they are best new restaurant for a reason.

Stay tuned for a post about Sabrage - their nightclub located on the upper level of Bistro 82. The Chicks are headed there to celebrate Courtney’s birthday in a few weeks!

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