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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.

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.
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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.”

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


“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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A Monday well spent brings a week of content. Start your week off right with Oakwood Bistro!

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The easiest way to sweeten up your Friday? With dessert! 😋

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Bring your Valentine to the Oakwood Bistro for a Valentines Day special dinner. We are taking reservations. Call today to make yours.

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“When the boys are away, mommy goes gourmet!” 😋
📸 mittenstatemom via Instagram

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"One of the most wonderful things about life is that we must regularly stop what we are doing and devote our attention to eating." -Samuel Johnson

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We’re open tonight until 8pm. Come and see us.

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We are open today. The 20% Snowpocalyse food discount still applies. Just mention this post.

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Come in this Tuesday or Wednesday for a 20% “Snowpocalypse Discount!” Warm up with a steaming hot chocolate (Kahlua optional!) and a bowl of French onion soup, ham and potato chowder, or Poor ... See more

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If you are what you eat, then I only wanna eat the good stuff!

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One bite of this and you'll forget it’s Monday!

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Did you know about 1% of the American population has Celiac Disease? The only existing treatment that exists today is a gluten-free diet. While this may seem like a small population of people, we offer gluten-free options so all of our guests can enjoy a dinner out without worry!

Did you know that the tops of each tin candle has a different historical photo of Kalamazoo? Check out the bottom left corner of the side label to see when and where the photo was taken. Although our candles are sold all over the country, we are proud to call Kalamazoo our home!

There’s more and more evidence coming out that drinking wine regularly can reduce your risk of disease, so drink more wine - the scientists suggest it!

Join us tomorrow from 4 to close for 1/2 off bottles of's for your health. 😉

#OakwoodBistro #KZoo #Wine #DYK

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Hours of Operation
11:00am – 10:00pm
We are closed
Call (269) 344-5400
Weekly Specials
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)

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