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Bastone

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BEER AVG
3.64/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

419 S Main St
Royal Oak, Michigan, 48067
United States

(248) 544-6250 | map
www.bastone.net

Notes:
There is a city operated parking lot behind the building aboiut 1/2 block away and street parking is also available

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BEER STATS
Beers:
28
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
225
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
88
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
62
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
5.91%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 62
Reviews by benito:
Photo of benito
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Bastone positions itself as a true-to-form Belgian brasserie in the middle of swanky Royal Oak. In reality, it's an excellent restaurant with great French and Belgian food where the beer is really an afterthought.

The restaurant is large, the booth cavernous; and the bar area (with a few TVs) is separated from the main dining area by a stylish wooden partition. The walls are nicely decorated with French and Flemish-language beer paraphanalia and posters.

The lunch menu has a good mix of Belgian entrees and some tasty-sounding sandwiches. The moules (steamed in a sauce of Dijon and saffron) were excellent, as was the chicken waterzooi. My tartine sandwich was slathered heavy with goat cheese, and the roasted vegetables were just right. This is one of the better, upscale-but-not-too-upscale meals I've had in Detroit in a long time.

To the beer...they had their six mainstay brews on tap and two seasonals. Continental and Belgian styles are at the heart of their offerings, and their pilsener and tripel were easily the two best beers they had. Their dubbel and wit, two of their weakest--the former was too watery and the latter was overrun by lemon and ginger. They also offer a blonde and IPA as part of their main rotation, both of which were average. The two seasonals--a doppelbock and imperial stout--were heavy, hearty and well-done. Overall, the beer quality was average to slightly-above average, with the pilsener and tripel significantly helping the overall impression. The beer, though, clearly plays second fiddle to the food, and were it not for the two chalkboards above the bar, it would be easy to lose sight of the fact that this place brewed their own beer (The brewery itself is nowhere to be seen).

Overall, Bastone is a great restaurant and a passable peddler of beer--not a bad combination at all.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gemini6
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Slay40
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.2/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Wolverine48092
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of _morandi_
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Fahrn13
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Great Belgian inspired beers in a hip atmosphere. Pretty good food, great belgian frites with a variety of dipping sauces. In Royal Oak, so expect a wait during peak dining times. Nectar De Dieux is a great tripel. Award winning brewer.

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Photo of NJB145
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Ekoseck
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of midlifec
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of aboyd87
2.23/5  rDev -42.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 4.5 | selection: 1 | food: 4.5

Beers littered with off flavors. I am perplexed as to how they have won so many awards.

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Photo of Doublicious
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Brandonparrent
3/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 4

great food, poor beer and beer selection

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of beornagain
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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Bastone in Royal Oak, MI
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.
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