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Bistro 82 Snags Hour Detroit’s 2017 Restaurant of the Year Award

It’s that time of the season

A neon painting hangs on a white wall in the dining room at Bistro 82. Michelle and Chris Gerard
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Three years in and acclaimed Royal Oak eatery Bistro 82 continues to rack up accolades. Hour Detroit magazine today named Bistro 82 its 2017 Restaurant of the Year.

Executive chef Derik Watson doesn’t shy away from reinventing the menu, Hour editor in chief Steve Wilke and managing editor Dorothy Hernandez write in the announcement:

It’s easy to stick to what works; it’s another thing to scrap it and start over. This dedication to the craft permeates from the kitchen throughout the restaurant.

Bistro 82 will be featured on the cover of Hour Detroit’s March issue. The magazine also announced its picks for the five best new restaurants in metro Detroit today. The list included Chapman House, Grey Ghost, Pop’s For Italian, Savannah Blue, and Katoi, which sadly was destroyed by a fire on Friday morning.

This Spring the publication will host its biannual dinner series Savor Detroit. The event showcases a week of chef collaborations.

2017 Restaurant of the Year: Bistro 82 [Hour]

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Bistro 82

401 South Lafayette Avenue, , MI 48067 (248) 542-0082 Visit Website


1431 Times Square, , MI 48226 (313) 926-0783 Visit Website


2520 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 (313) 855-2864 Visit Website

Grey Ghost

47 E Watson Street, , MI 48201 (313) 262-6534 Visit Website

Pop's For Italian

280 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220 Visit Website