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French Gourmet

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23421 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220-1343
+1 248-541-1200
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

First time: with a business associate for lunch. What we had was unimpressive. Second time: on a Sunday morning with my neighbor, who was craving an omelette and wanting to see the place. Not a breakfast guy (and with that first experience), I agreed to accompany her, ordering a coffee and croissant. I was haughtily [OK, rudely] informed that they... More 

Thank Al B
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Ivan S
Orlando, Florida
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank BLB36
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Bruno_Lombard
Westland, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Scott48186
Royal Oak, Michigan
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489 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank NikaNumber1
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

Thank quedeville
Oxford, MI
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1 review
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 

Thank gtklees
West Bloomfield, Michigan
1 review
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 

Thank DBrown746
Troy, Michigan
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?