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“Food Allergies Handled Well”
Review of Lulu's Bistro - CLOSED

Lulu's Bistro
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Food Allergies Handled Well”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Two of the four in our party suffer from food allergies and both the waitstaff and the kitchen took very good care of us and did it graciously. We arrived before the doors opened on Father's Day and they even let us in a little early! It wasn't long and the tables began to fill up. Folks in this part of Michigan have a wonderful place to enjoy a fine meal. Others will tell you of the menu and surroundings. I want to talk about the napkins. No chintzy little square wrapped with a paper Band Aid. Here you find a large cotton rectangle reminiscent of Grandma's dish towel fashioned from a flour sack. Perfect without being pretentious.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank michiganwanderer7
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English first
Charlevoix, Michigan
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not what is used to be...”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We have dined at LuLu's many times, but not for a few years...we decided to go early for my husband's birthday dinner, and arrived at 5:00. The place looked great, as usual, but only one other couple dining when we arrived. Server was very inexperienced, but friendly...we got our drinks promptly, but asked to have at least one drink & probably two before ordering dinner. The server insisted on taking our order so she could remove menus, which was fine as long as she didn't order our meal until we gave her the "heads up". Almost finished with our first cocktail, and she brought our meal! Needless to say, we weren't happy! We order the hanger steak special, and both plates and food were cold, not warm, but cold...server took back to kitchen and brought out again barely warm...we decided to eat as is, but not happy...she knew we were very disappointed, but didn't attempt to make us happy. Didn't appear to be anyone on staff with much experience, except bartender. We probably won't be back, which is a shame, used to be so good!

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Patricia S
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Allendale, Michigan
Level Contributor
72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice dining experience”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

On a Friday night, with no reservation, we were sat right away. However it was several minutes before we met our waitress to take our drink order. She was very apologetic, and after that we had excellent service. The lump crab appetizer was really good, and so was my lamb, but my husband's steak was nothing to write home about. A pricy meal, but overall a nice dining experience.

Helpful?
Thank Mkmartin620
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South Bend, Indiana
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A small local 5-star”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Friendly service, great food, great value. The mac and cheese is to die for, get with the pork belly and broccolini. Best french Onion soup I have ever had. Hot, thick, robust and a mound of melted cheese.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank VicP995
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Orchard Lake, Michigan
Level Contributor
78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A great find, fresh and creative dishes!!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Luckily our party of 13 was able to get a last minute reservation at Lulu's. Little did we know how fortunate we were! The service was attentive, prompt and friendly too! The menu offered many great dishes, from burgers to Hangar Steak. That night Skate Wing with a roasted tomato butter sauce adorned the menu, this dish would make Julia Childs jealous!! The food was fresh, creative and delicious. Even the pickiest members in our group were delighted. We had several teenagers, some with sophisticated palates others with a plain burger palate. They were also pleased. Everyone was pleased, do yourself a favor and stop by Lulu's. It's worth the trip. This chef knows the ingredients and flavors and can marry the two successfully! Congrats!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Sparty80
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