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French Gourmet

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23421 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220-1343
+1 248-541-1200
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

It's extremely expensive when you factor in how much the tab is along with the food quality. It's expensive and all, but it's all flash, zero substance. The menu, prices and attitude of the chef/owner are way over the top. He has a big ego and I can tell he would prefer his customer base massage it regularly. I don't... More 

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2 Thank Ivan S
Orlando, Florida
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We went in for lunch. There were 3 other tables with 6, 2 and 3 people at each. The waiter seated us and brought us menus. 15 minutes later he brought us water. 10 minutes later he took our order...and said that it might take an extra 15 minutes to serve us because a group with reservations had arrived (apparently... More 

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2 Thank BLB36
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

My wife and I are both French and were expecting French cuisine. Although the menu is in French and the dishes all come from France, the taste wasn't even close to what you can find in France. We started with a salad and you could tell that the lettuce had been sitting in the fridge for days, it didn't taste... More 

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2 Thank Bruno_Lombard
Westland, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

I have never eaten in an authentic French restaurant before, but my wife has. She is a dual US-French citizen and has never before been able to find supposedly French food that she considered satisfactory. I visited this restaurant for brunch and to pick up desserts that were specially made to her request. (Note that the restaurant customarily does not... More 

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Thank Scott48186
Royal Oak, Michigan
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473 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

I wanted this place to be so great, but it fell flat on it's face. I ordered some apps, they are okay and took forever, around 30 minutes and then my salmon was overcooked, dry and bland. Perhaps French food isn't for me? My friend had a steak, it was good enough, but nothing special. We were the 2 customers... More 

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1 Thank NikaNumber1
atlanta
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

The hospitality was superb and so were the entrees we ordered. I was so glad they were offering authentic French food and somewhat outside the box by serving beef tongue and frog legs. The beef tongue was as good as was my Mother's! The Paella was another good choice! The trout average and lacked taste - The coq au vin... More 

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Thank quedeville
Oxford, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Many excellent menu choices for dinner. My wife enjoyed the roast duck and I the beef tonque; both were outstanding. The service was superb and especially friendly. We have spent a great many vacations in France and Paris, and love the French cuisine and dining atmosphere, which has been so wonderfully replicated here. We feel that the French Gourmet has... More 

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Thank gtklees
West Bloomfield, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

What a fantastic place. The hospitality cannot be beat nor their food. For those that have traveled to France or are from there, this is the real deal. The owners do the cooking and the entertaining/hosting and have recently added a nice wine list that goes well with all on the menu. I highly recommend you give this if you... More 

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Thank DBrown746
Troy, Michigan
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2010

An interesting anomaly in Ferndale. A restaurant that really does try to travel outside the Thank God It's Franchise cookie cutter. I've been to this restaurant several times over the last 15 years and haven't had a bad experience. Brunch (good omelettes and crepes, they roast their own coffee beans on site once a week) or dinner (decent wine list),... More 

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1 Thank Hengest
Pleasant Garden, North Carolina
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2009

Stopped in here in May for lunch one day to give it a try after reading reviews and wanted to sample the menu before I suggested to our supper club. I am glad I did, only to give it a NO GO vote. I ordered the Niçoise salad and just wanted to get up and walk away. The tuna that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23421 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220-1343
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ferndale
  • Phone Number: +1 248-541-1200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?