The Quarter Bistro and Tavern,
Ann Arbor, MI

Lunch at The Quarter Bistro mostly draws a business crowd. It has a lovely and elegant interior with a mix of dark woods and fabric treatments. It’s not often I think about coming here because if feels a little out of the way on the west side of Ann Arbor next to the Maple Rd. Kroger’s.

Our waitress was very pleasant, though a touch on the slow side. It took about 5 minutes to take our drink orders at the beginning and to get our check at the end. She was helpful when I had trouble determining whether to get the sun-dried tomato soup or the Carlyle salad as a substitute for the fries that came with my lamb pita. She said the soup special was very good so I took her recommendation.

The soup was heavily cream based and very rich, but tasty. The lamb pita was described as “Sliced roast leg of lamb with spring mix, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes wrapped in pita bread and topped with a creamy Greek vinaigrette and a side of cucumber dill sauce”. The pita for the lamb was soft and yummy, though a little challenging to handle given the amount of filling stuffed into the sandwich. The lamb itself was lacking seasoning and benefited from a little salt and pepper, which I added at the table. It didn’t need the mozzarella, which was really too mild anyway for the lamb. The Greek vinaigrette was subtle, but added nice flavor, though I neglected to notice that I had never received the side of cucumber dill sauce which might have perked the lamb up a bit.

I might not go out of  my way to come back to The Quarter Bistro, but it’s a nice lunch spot with a lovely atmosphere and serviceable food.