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Welcome To
Oakwood Bistro

The Oakwood Bistro offers the best dining experience in Kalamazoo. Our mouthwatering menus of food and wine alike will excite and surprise even the most sophisticated and discerning palate.

Our restaurant offers a full bar featuring microbrews, nightly martini specials, and a wine list which is considered by many to be one of the best around. We are best known for our use of many fresh, local ingredients, outstanding nightly dinner features, and menu favorites like our blackened salmon with a fresh mango pico served over a jerked sweet potato and bacon hash or our clams & baccala.

 

The Oakwood Bistro can accommodate up to 35 people in a large banquet area inside of our restaurant, offers carryout service, and is also available to provide individualized catering to small or large functions in Kalamazoo and its surrounding areas.

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Louisiana Shrimp

A taste of New Orleans, this dish brings authentic Louisiana cuisine to Kalamazoo. Enjoy shrimp like it was meant to be enjoyed, Blackened gulf shrimp, andouille sausage & cherry tomatoes sautéed with red eye gravy. Served with jalapeno hush puppies.

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Sweet Potato Fries

House cut sweet potato fries, a favorite with guests looking for a quick and delicious snack. Served with honey mustard for dipping.

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Oakwood Spinach

A favorite at Oakwood Bistro. Tender spinach, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomato, red onion & croutons with a white balsamic-basil dressing.

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Tuscan Sausage

No run-of-the-mill pizza. Made with sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, fennel sausage & fresh mozzarella over tomato sauce.

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Bell’s Burger

An Angus beef patty braised in Bell’s Amber Ale, topped with lettuce, tomato & red onion on a brioche bun. Served with Parmesan potato wedges.

signature entree

Lake Superior Whitefish

Herb crusted & pan seared, served with white cheddar mashed potatoes & sautéed green beans. Drizzled with meyer lemon aioli, fried capers & extra virgin olive oil.

Testimonials

What People are Saying

"Wonderful"

“We had dinner for a group of 11 people to celebrate our daughter’s 18th birthday, and had a wonderful experience.”

Katherine B.
Detroit, MI

"The best"

“The Bistro is among the best restaurants in Kalamazoo for good food.”

Rob P.
Vicksburg, MI

"The Bistro delivers"

“You wouldn’t expect such great food in a strip mall, but Oakwood Bistro delivers. I love the old pictures of Woods Lake inside and the variety of the menu. Fair prices as well. ”

Geoffrey R.
Washington, DC

"Delicious"

“I had the lobster roll and it was delicious.  Good service, good food, lively atmosphere.”

Jean B.
Farmington, MI

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Our News And Events

We post news, events, and pictures to our Facebook and Twitter accounts and below you’ll find feeds of the latest postings.

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Getting married? Find out more about our catering services on our website!
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Kalamazoo has so much to offer, with great events and attractions that you can only experience in this beautiful West Michigan city. Here are 10 reasons you should visit Kalamazoo, MI in 2019: https://t.co/YJh4gxDIzO

The obscure pizza traditions of the Quad Cities region—belonging to both Iowa and Illinois—deserve a whole lot more attention. https://t.co/CAXvc3rfQq

Many producers in the heartland of #Prosecco, are thinking of dropping the name 'Prosecco' from their wine labels – such is the negative impact being felt by the fizz coming from the cheap industrial flatlands. Mike Turner takes to the road to find out why https://t.co/vjv1W8ua2A

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From creamy chowders to spicy stews, these are our best vegetarian soups: https://t.co/wlGiYUGkpM

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Hours of Operation

MON – SAT
11:00am – 10:00pm

SUN
We are closed

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Call (269) 344-5400

Weekly Specials

Monday
1/2 off glasses of wine (4-close). Not valid on New Year’s Eve

Tuesday
$1 off draft beers (4-close)

Wednesday
1/2 off bottles of wine (4-close)

Thursday 1/2 off glasses of wine, $1 off bottled beer, $3.50 drafts (4pm-6pm)

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