We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cafe Via

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
+1 248-644-8800
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 66: English reviews
Royal Oak, Michigan
Level Contributor
179 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to Cafe Via. My review is slightly delayed as we dined in September. Cafe Via seems more like a trendy American restaurant with a hint of Italian. If you're looking for Italian, go to Bella Piatti. We dined outside in the lovely courtyard. The menu had some interesting offerings and we settled on... More 

Thank pasiphae
Cranford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Americans think this is Italian. Noodles drowned in watery pesto sauce is not real Italian. In Italy the pesto is thick and less is more.

Thank dchampeau
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I have always wanted to try Café Via and I must say my experience there did not disappoint. The ambience and layout were relaxing, intimate and very enjoyable. The chef catered to any food allergies easily without question and the waiter was experienced and professional. The food arrived in an appropriate amount of time, was hot and delicious. We leisurely... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Shelby Township, Michigan
Level Contributor
117 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went here for a birthday dinner. The food was average, but the prices were expensive. It was nicely decorated inside, but nothing else was good. Wouldn't go again :(

Thank Vanessa C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

this is a splendid venue in Birmingham where we had an very good dinner party with the family. Food is simply excellent and the service most friendly and perfect ! A Real gem and a place to come back over and over ! Diner was hosted by Alice and Jim Padilla, who brought an outstanding Sonoma Pinot Noir and a... More 

Thank Marc V
Bloomfield Hills MI
Level Contributor
85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Have eaten here a few times before and enjoyed it but our most recent visit was excellent and far exceeded expectations. The server was outstanding - one of the best we have ever had. The wine list is very good. We had excellent appetizers and salads. I had the veal entree and everyone else had the filet - all the... More 

Thank jmbjdc
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

While we were in town last week, my boyfriend looked online to find a place we could eat lunch with our new puppy so that we didn't have to leave her at the hotel. Cafe Via popped up in his search, and we recalled that we'd had a nice dinner there a couple of years ago. We ended up on... More 

Thank NancyDrew76
Birmingham, Michigan
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A table by the cannonball fireplace on a frosty evening is heaven. Staff is professional and warm. Food is excellent. The interior is unusually cozy and intimate.

Thank drckn
Bloomfield Hills
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Have been to Cafe Via many times and can only speculate about why there has been a perceptible change in the quality of both food and service. Have ordered the burger here many times with no complaints until tonight. Both times overcooked. At best medium well when ordered medium rare. Might not seen like a significant difference to some, but... More 

2 Thank Rick P
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We often dine at Cafe Via and almost exclusively dine outside on the heated porch area. The food is good and the staff generally very professional BUT the real charm is the peace and quiet for a pleasant meal.

Thank wwalker2016

Travellers who viewed Cafe Via also viewed


Been to Cafe Via? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-644-8800

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Via and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Via staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?