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.
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.
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.
A favorite at Oakwood Bistro. Tender spinach, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomato, red onion & croutons with a white balsamic-basil dressing.
No run-of-the-mill pizza. Made with sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, fennel sausage & fresh mozzarella over tomato sauce.
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.
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.
What People are Saying
“We had dinner for a group of 11 people to celebrate our daughter’s 18th birthday, and had a wonderful experience.”
“The Bistro is among the best restaurants in Kalamazoo for good food.”
"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. ”
“I had the lobster roll and it was delicious. Good service, good food, lively atmosphere.”
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Hours of Operation
MON – SAT
11:00am – 10:00pm
We are closed
MAKE A RESERVATION
Call (269) 344-5400
1/2 off glasses of wine (4-close). Not valid on New Year’s Eve
$1 off draft beers (4-close)
1/2 off bottles of wine (4-close)
Thursday 1/2 off glasses of wine, $1 off bottled beer, $3.50 drafts (4pm-6pm)