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Bistro Foufou

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118 Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5771 (Front Street)
+1 231-421-6583
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went at 4 for the Sweet Tooth Tour. Very polite service. They shared their menus which encouraged us to come back another time. The treats were outstanding. It was hard to vote for 1. I chose the sour custard and the lemon tart was right behind. The chocolate truffle and brownie were extremely decadent. So yummy. Nice time with family.

Thank Jauntress
Stanton, Michigan
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here as part of a "Sweet Tooth" tour, and had pre-paid tickets. Once the staff saw this, they became very unaccommodating, and acted as if we were an inconvenience to them. Almost wouldn't allow us to stay because they were "full with reservations". Tip: If you don't want to or can't accommodate drop-ins, don't participate in an event... More 

1 Thank Terri B
Traverse City, MI
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and the food is impeccable. For special occasions, call ahead and they will customize the menu for your party, with Happy Birthday ____, etc.

Thank traversecitytraveler
Level Contributor
33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

It was a Monday night took my daughter out for a fun dinner. At first I was thinking Cook's house but they are closed on Mondays so next up Bristo Foufou. Tim was our waiter who gave us the perfect amount of attention; delivered our drinks and orders right on time. He was definitely a professional. We started with the... More 

Thank Dan B
Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

First time eating here. I had the lobster bisque which was just okay and a very small portion. The fisherman s stew was good but also a very small portion. Service was good but the restaurant was just okay

1 Thank Terry D
Traverse City, Michigan
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience! Starting with cocktails, I tried a vesper. It is my new favorite cocktail after being a confirmed martini drinker. Dinner followed with the price fixe special Chateaubriand for two. We started with a wonderful racklette fondue,with a local Leelenau cheese. Delicious, my only suggestion would be to serve the sides room temperature instead of cold. We followed that... More 

Thank merryt728
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We go often and are never disappointed. The menu is very French and includes onion soup, mussels and steak frites. Salads are lightly dressed and the desserts are great. Happy Hour offers some great eats. Wine list is extensive. Staff is friendly and always attentive.

Thank mlrmanski
Traverse City, MI
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A real French chef who grew up in Martinique in the West Indies. Higher priced than most eateries downtown, but excellent food for the money. A beautiful bar area for happy hour.

Thank Barbadosgrandma
Holland, Michigan
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were in Northern Michigan for the fall color tour. Every restaurant had a 90 minute wait on Saturday night. We happened to walk by Bistro Fou Fou, and they had immediate seating available in the bar (normally, immediate seating when everyone else has a wait is a warning sign). We were pleasantly surprised, the food and service were amazing.... More 

Thank woodstock-alex
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit. Definitely need reservations. Seating is a bit tight. I wanted the bolognese again, as it was spectacular when I ate it at our first visit, but it wasn't available as a special this time. We had foie gras again (delicious), butternut squash soup (divine), french onion soup (average), duck confit (good but a bit dry),... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5771
    (Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-421-6583

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?