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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.
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.

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.
4 weeks ago

Please join us in welcoming Beatrice Audu-Jeune, the owner of Domaine du Grand Tinel Vineyards of Rhone, France. We will be having a special dinner featuring 5 of her wines on June 3 at 6pm. The ... See more

1 month ago
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Your taste buds will always be delighted when you dine with us!
A throwback to our Valentine's Day menu. 💕

1 month ago
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As the weather gets better, the more helmet-wearing guests we see. We look forward to all the bright summer days that are coming soon!

1 month ago
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A good cut of meat is a meditation in flavor, & a well-cooked steak is an experience to savor.
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1 month ago

One of today’s lunch features. Grill pork in an sweet and savory ramen bowl.

1 month ago

Join us today for our $7 Grilled Burger & Fries feature.

1 month ago
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Did you know we have ongoing weekly specials? Today’s special is: ½ off glasses of wine from 4 pm until closing! To see our other weekly specials:

1 month ago
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Every day is worth celebrating, but your birthday deserves something a little extra!

1 month ago

Make your reservations for our Easter Brunch Buffet now. Call 269-344-5400 today to reserve your table.

1 month ago
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Starting at 4 pm, we're offering 1/2 off glasses of wine! Join us tonight to take a moment to relax and enjoy yourself. If wine isn't for you, join us tomorrow night for $1 off draft beers! 🍻

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Stop by any time after 4 pm tonight to take advantage of our weekly specials - $1 off draft beers every Tuesday!

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We love seeing the wonderful photos from your visit to Oakwood Bistro! Thank you for sharing this photo from the birthday celebration, Lobo!

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“You know the food is great when you can't help but to close your eyes and savor!” Thanks for the lovely review, Jenny!

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The best things in life are sweet and we have the perfect treat for you! #OakwoodBistro #Kalamazoo #EatLocal #KzooEats #Dessert #TreatYourself

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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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