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Oakwood Bistro

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3003 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-3909
+1 269-344-5400
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

food is good but so what when the service is pathetically apathetic. they do treat regulars well, not a good business model.

Thank Delainie
Battle Creek, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Superb gourmet restaurant! All the restaurant employees are extremely courteous and highly professional. The food entrees are all excellent and cooked too perfection. If anyone is looking for a nice cozy restaurant I highly recommend the Oakwood Bistro in Kalamazoo, MI. This restaurant is worth every penny you spend for a superb day or evening of fun, relaxation, and superbly... More 

Thank bradfordll
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I think the management dose not like the fact that happy hour watching a game Michigan state witch they got bet. We where 3 of 5 in at the the bar and we where asked to leave but the two at the bar with us did not complain Ryan Soule is the head chef and will not be back they... More 

Thank roy9859
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant serves good food, but with a limited menu. There are a number of wines to pair with your choices, and many of the offerings can be adjusted to be vegetarian.

Thank Judy D
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had one of the most delicious pasta dishes of my life! Smoked turkey in an Alfredo sauce, topped with crisp chorizo, served on a bed of spinach (a special of the day). Loved every bite, but couldn't resists adding dessert to my evening of "food sin"! The creme brulee was fantastic, as always!

Thank todprince
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143 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Oakwood Bistro has an interesting menu, pleasing ambience, good service, and overpriced food. The salad I ordered did not include the almonds as described and had rubbery feta cheese. $15 for a disappointing lunch salad is too much.

Thank Anne V
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great steak, and Hamburg. It was lunch time. The steak was a tenderloin, it was so good. Perfect flavor and it was sliced with a good sauce. The burger was cooked as asked. We were the only ones in the restaurant. It was very quiet.

Thank Deb M
Portage, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Oakwood Bistro. A neighborhood bistro tucked away in the Oakwood Plaza is more than just beer and pizza. We have been going to Oakwood Bistro for many years. When you first walk in there is a pub like atmosphere leading to the bar. The open kitchen to your left and restaurant seating on the right. The restaurant area is casual... More 

Thank Schaef269
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought that such a lovely, cozy restaurant would be nestled in a strip mall. Charming place! Food excellent. The French Onion soup was out of this world. I had the ribs and they were wonderful. Service was excellent. Atmosphere perfect. Highly recommend. An epicurean delight - real food served fancy. Will definately be back!

Thank Karen W
Kalamazoo Michigan
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I have to agree with Ralph from Kalamazoo (below). My lunch was disappointing (again). I come here for the salmon (on salads or salmon BLT) and I unfortunately ordered the SMALL salmon salad and the salmon was shredded into small bits on top of my plain, boring lettuce (no croutons, tomatoes, or anything extra). Who tears up a nice piece... 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
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3003 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-3909
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-344-5400

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