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Bourbons, Brighton, MI

Bourbons

4.8
4.8
925 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern

Lou Lucaj teamed up with siblings Hana Filipovic and Elena Borg, of Brighton Bar and Grill, to open Bourbons--a restaurant focused on smoked and southern food with crafty cocktails & beer and a cool vibe.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (810) 775-3197

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Cross street

    First Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking also available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 925 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RL

    RobertL

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Enjoy the outdoor seating area. As always the food is excellent. They were sold out of a dish but we're willing to accommodate with the substitution for salmon in the recommendation was excellent

  2. KS

    KelseyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Try the Pear gorgonzola appetizer pizza! I forgot the actual name, but it was delicious, and I've truly never had anything like it before!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is delicious

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for the five stars!

  4. TD

    TracyD

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had reservations on Friday evening so it was very busy. Our service was excellent even though the restaurant was packed. The food was very good and the ambience was very cool. It was our first time dining in downtown Brighton and it was a really fun area.

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your review, Tracy! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  5. JM

    JosephM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service by Candice. Great food. Because it was cold the patio glass was installed so it was louder than expected. Without the glass panels the patio is an outstanding place to eat, especially with the increase in COVID cases. third time at Bourbons and I plan to return.

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your review, Joseph! We will be sure to share this with Miss Candice.

  6. M

    Marie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Matt was an attentive and pleasant server. They food was hot and delicious. A favorite stop in Brighton.

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your review, Marie! We will be sure to share this with Matt. =)

  7. MM

    MikeM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food, great business for Brighton. We have been here for Sunday brunch, happy hour and dinner. Never disappointed, recommend Bourbons to all.

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your review, Mike! We love your visits and look forward to your next.

  8. M

    Mel1

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Went for brunch and it was packed as usual. The chicken and waffles was good, mushroom omelet was disappointing - lacked flavor. Overall, a bit pricey for what it is. Service was outstanding though!

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your review, Mel! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  9. t

    tinah

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The place was packed which made it very loud. Almost too loud for conversation. We had steak, salmon, and grouper at our table; all which was good and presented well. The cocktails (Old Fashion’s) were amazing!

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your review, Tina! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  10. NM

    NateM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was attentive, precise, and did not hover. Food was made very well and came at a timely manner. Ambiance was a fun and had a lively energy, leaving you with the feeling you were at the place to be. Cannot go wrong with going there for any occasion. They run on par with Brighton Bar and Grill and if I couldn't tell you which one I love more out of the two.

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your review, Nate! We are delighted that you enjoy frequenting both of our locations on Main Street and look forward to your next visit at Bourbons, or Brighton Bar & Grill.

  11. SS

    StevenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Service was great, bourbon selection was amazing, food was wonderful. We sat outside where it was not as noisy as inside.

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your review, Steven!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a nice meal. Our server was good. It was loud

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for the four stars!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Joseph (maybe) was amazing!

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for the five stars!

  14. DC

    DavidC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service; great food. One of our favorite restaurants!

    BourbonsResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your review, David!

  15. S

    winesnobrandalS

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Local casual restaurant with a good atmosphere especially the indoor outdoor seating area. I'm a fan of their shrimp and grits. A couple of drinkable, reasonable cabs on the wine list.

    BourbonsResponded on May 13, 2022

    Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again.

  16. DC

    DianneC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy our dining experience here. We highly recommend for lunch or dinner. The owner is onsite and very attentive.

    BourbonsResponded on May 13, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Dianne! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  17. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Great for both indoor and outdoor dining.

    BourbonsResponded on May 13, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Michelle! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    Food was fantastic, service was not good. It took at least 10 minutes before anyone came to our table once we were seated. After that, we only saw the server when she took our order and when the food came out. We waited another 10 minutes after we were finished with dinner for the server to come back, and she already had the check ready to give to us—did not offer dessert or anything else. (Which we probably would have gotten dessert). Assuming because we weren’t drinking alcohol, the server didn’t care to spend too much time with us. Might go back for carry out because the food was great, but not interested in dining in with the poor service.

    BourbonsResponded on May 13, 2022

    We are delighted that you enjoyed our southern fare but very sorry to hear that you were not shown our best "southern" hospitality. We pride ourselves on making our guests feel welcomed in our home. If you could please reach out to jen@bourbonsmi.co m so we can get further details of your visit, it would be greatly appreciated.

  19. YF

    YvesF

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for honoring OpenTable reservation on a Chaotic night!! Customers for life.

    BourbonsResponded on May 13, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  20. KR

    KimberlyR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Overall, everything was great with the exception of the desserts, the Hummingbird cake was very dry and the Pecan Pie didn't have much taste

    BourbonsResponded on May 13, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Kimberly!

  21. CN

    CarleenN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Loved every thing about this place except for how loud it was. So hard to hear my husband right across the table from me. It has that industrial open ceiling which makes noise travel. The food and service was exceptional! The server was attentive and we didn’t wait too long for being how busy it was! Would definitely go again maybe when it’s less crowded if that’s possible!

    BourbonsResponded on May 13, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Carleen! We look forward to you and your husband visiting us soon.

  22. t

    trail

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was good. The Jalapeño cheese grits were extra creamy. They gave my husband humming bird cake for his birthday and it was so good. I had short rib Benedict and that was good. And the drinks were great. Service was excellent.

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your review and the five stars!

  23. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Grilled salmon was outstanding, service was excellent and atmosphere was energetic. I will definitely come back soon!

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Tom! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  24. LC

    LeeC

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was superb. Loved the atmosphere. Very festive. We had a wonderful time.

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Lee! We look forward to your next visit.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was coming in from out of town so I booked with open table and was very happy with the outcome. Our waitress Dalia was sweet informative and attentive.

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for choosing our place! We are delighted y'all enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you again, the next time you are in town.

  26. G

    jamesG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were excellent.

  27. JD

    JDBrighton

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always excellent here. The burnt ends, for whatever reason, were even better than usual. Toni at the bar and Paul our server provided excellent service!

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars! We will be sure to share this review with Paul and Toni, as it will make their days.

  28. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place to eat in Brighton! Always a a great meal!

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Daniel! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  29. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service - very attentive server. Everyone liked their food. Clean bathroom.

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Susan!

  30. KE

    KevinE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Ashley was awesome at taking care of us! Porch was really noisy, difficult to have conversation Boil was flat, needed salt or more Old Bay, crab was rubbery. Pear Fig Flatbread perfection!! Cocktails were fantastic!! (Creole, Brown Sugar Fig and Cinnamon Cider) Overall, we'll be back! Love the versatility of the menu

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Kevin. We will be sure to share this with Miss Ashley, as it will make her day.

  31. DK

    DaveK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food, typically great service, but if it's crowded, this place is LOUD so don't plant on a quiet dinner.

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Dave! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  32. B

    Burford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    ...I'm never disappointed. I continue to "work my way through the menu"...each item might be my new favorite!

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Burford! We look forward to your next visit.

  33. S

    joanneS

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Second time returning to Bourbons. This time for Easter brunch; a little disappointed the Shrimp and grits weren’t on the menu but the chicken and waffles with cherry syrup was delish! Kiddos tried the mushroom omelet and pepperoni pizza. Everything was tasty and well presented. Portion was on the larger side too. We plan on returning again!

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Joanna! We look forward to seeing y'all again, soon.

  34. CS

    ChristyS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve had brunch on two separate occasions and both times food, service and overall experience was great and I look forward to returning again! I highly recommend you start with an order beignet’s and the chicken and waffles as well as the eggs Benedict are delicious!!

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Christy! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!!

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  36. HB

    HollyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, incredible staff. We’ll definitely be back!

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars, Holly!

  37. JJ

    JerryJ

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed with the service and quality of the food options at Bourbon’s. The restaurant is always well maintained for such a busy place. Bar service was top notch as was our server Katie. If I had to find one thing as a negative, it would be the size of the appetizer. It seems they have reduced the portions. We’re looking forward to our next visit.

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thannnnnk you for your review, Jerry! We love your visits and look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  38. LM

    LawrenceM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The macaroni was not as good as expected and was taken off the Bill.

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your feedback, Lawrence. We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  39. AR

    AshlandR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was totally on top of things, food was terrific. We'll be back soon!

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Ashland! We look forward to your next visit.

  40. D

    Dryfly1

    Naples

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We will need to come back

    BourbonsResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars! We look forward to your next visit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bourbons using the Order Online button. Bourbons also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (810) 775-3197.

Bourbons is rated 4.8 stars by 925 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Bourbons

440 W Main St Brighton, MI 48116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    First Street

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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