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Bourbons, Brighton, MI

Bourbons

4.8
4.8
1088 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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

What 1,088 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The food was good, but we waited over half an hour to be seated despite having a reservation. I find it unacceptable that if we come for a reservation over half an hour late it would be given away, but it’s OK to be made to wait that long despite having a reservation.
  2. BA

    BA203

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    Loved the restaurant, did not like my meal. The chicken tasted like it was soaked in butter. I did not eat it. I enjoyed the appetizer and wine.
  3. RW

    RonW

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice restaurant. The food was good. Service was good. It can be a little loud.
  4. E

    Erica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, we will definitely be coming back!

    BourbonsResponded 5 days agoThank you for the five stars, Erica!

  5. JF

    JodiF

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were wonderful to us. We needed help dealing with a little birthday cake, and the women who helped us couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating.

    BourbonsResponded 5 days agoThank you for the five stars, Jodi!

  6. AZ

    AmyZ

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bourbon's is always a winner. It's one of 2 sit-down restaurants worth going to in Brighton. Cocktails are great, food is exceptional.

    BourbonsResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review, Amy! We are delighted to be one of your favorites and look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  7. KS

    KimS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are really liking Bourbon's lately. We took some friends and they loved the atmosphere. The food is really good. I ordered the mushroom pizza because I couldn't decide what to get and was blown away!! The pear and fig appetizer is also amazing.

    BourbonsResponded 5 days agoThank you for the five stars, Kim!

  8. TP

    TerryP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The place was packed. We had reservations and were taken care of quite well. Noise level kinda high. Great food and service.

    BourbonsResponded 5 days agoThank you for the four stars, Terry!

  9. F

    Foodie

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I choked on my food and was treated like I was “drunk”. Still paid for my plate of food, restaurant staff didn’t seem to care at all. I ended up having to have an emergency procedure at the hospital.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always too notch!

    BourbonsResponded 5 days agoThank you for the five stars!

  11. DE

    DonnaE

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Loud, bustling place with a great atmosphere.

    BourbonsResponded 5 days agoThank you for the five stars, Donna!

  12. DH

    DanH

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Another excellent Bourbon's experience. Our food was very good, our server Amanda was excellent, and just another reason why we love dining here!

    BourbonsResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review, Dan! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  13. C

    Cpcp

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall a nice surprise for us as had never been to Brighton. Had to wait just over 20 minutes for our reserved table though. No offer of a beverage or anything while we waited. Our table of four was placed right by the bathrooms and a server station so both me and my guest were jossled quite a bit as people moved around us. With what was clearly an overly packed house there was no point in asking to move because there were zero tables to move to. Plus, we had already waited quite a bit for our table. Our server was really friendly and pleasant. Did not offer any suggestions on the menu though. Everyone enjoyed their food. The shrimp and grits were standout. Only negative was the burnt ends that were drowned in barbeque sauce and had no value of crispiness to them.unique and interesting cocktails too.

    BourbonsResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review! We are delighted that y'all enjoyed your last visit with us and look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  14. JS

    JosephS

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As typical the food and service were great. Our party was taken care of by Noah and we fully enjoyed the Ettoufee, Salmon and Chicken plates. Also as typcial the place was packed and noise level was very high.

    BourbonsResponded on November 13, 2022Thank you for your review, Joe! We are delighted y'all enjoyed your last visit with us and look forward to the next.

  15. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Music was too loud and interfered with my tables communication.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!

    BourbonsResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the five stars!

  17. KC

    KristineC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. I had the braised short ribs and they were outstanding. Service was delightful and attentive. It was a busy Saturday night and it did get quite crowded by the door (our table was pretty close to the entrance) so it got a little loud but not so much that you couldn't still carry on a conversation. Their craft cocktail menu is impressive. They also had several gluten free options.

    BourbonsResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for your review, Kristine! We are delighted y'all enjoyed your Saturday night with us and look forward to your next visit.

  18. TA

    TimA

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The food is very good, and the Cinnamon Clove Apple Pie Old Fashioned is incredible! Always a very friendly and accommodating staff too. There were three of us for dinner, and each of us ordered something different, so we could share. We all enjoyed the food and drink. The atmosphere is casual and fun. My favorite place to dine in Brighton.

    BourbonsResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review, Tim! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love Bourbons. Two of us had the salmon, excellent. One had the wedge with the filet. Loved it. One had the shrimp and grits, said it was very good. Service was outstanding. Only complaint is it is very noisy because it’s so busy. Highly recommend reservations.

    BourbonsResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  20. KS

    KathyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety something everyone. Food arrived hot and was delicious!

    BourbonsResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Kathy!

  21. BL

    BrendaL

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chicken was excellent. The pecan pie was terrible.

    BourbonsResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Brenda!

  22. JD

    JimD

    Hawaii

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with friendly attentive service. An overall outstanding experience.

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Jim!

  23. MB

    MBPB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Definitely worth a visit. Everything was good and as expected.

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for the four stars!

  24. JO

    JennyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious brunch with many options wether you prefer sweet or savory. Decently priced brunch cocktails and great service! Will definitely be back soon!

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for your review, Jenny! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  25. JJ

    JennieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fast, friendly service. Quality food. Crowded and loud but table felt private.

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for your review, Jennie! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  26. KB

    KristiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time. Food and drinks were great! Sat outside since it was so nice out. Ambience, location, and fellow diners were all really nice and made the experience very pleasant. Will definitely return!

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for your review, Kristi! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  27. JA

    JoeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reserved a table that was ready when we got there and service and food was great

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Joe!

  28. CW

    ChristopherW

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience with the service and food being top notch. I look forward to going back for future meals.

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for your review, Christopher! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  29. DM

    DotM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails are always perfect and we were thrilled that our favorite server was available. Ashley is the best.

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for your review, Dot! We will be sure to share this with Miss Ashley.

  30. j

    joaniet

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!! It was packed! We had a reservation and were seated quickly! Our server Chelsea was nice, prompt and fast. She was excellent! Highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely be back soon!

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for your review! We will be sure to share this with Miss Chelsea!

  31. RC

    RoxanneC

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Corn chowder a little off. Filet and fried chicken was delicious. Wish I had gotten one of the 3 wait staff I requested for my husband's birthday. Not as special without them.

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for your review, Roxanne!

  32. TM

    TMac

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food at Bourbons is always good and usually the service is as well. Maybe it is just bad luck of the draw but the last three times we have dined there, we have made reservations through OT and arrived well before (10-15 min) our reserved time. All three times we were required to wait at least 15 minutes or longer past our reservation time for a table. Last night after we were seated, our server had somewhat of a lax attitude towards our table and seemed to be trying to rush us through our dining experience. When our appetizer arrived, we ended up having to ask another server for silverware and napkins. The food runners were very pleasant and the gentleman bussing the tables was also very nice. Maybe it was just an off night for our server but it was definitely not the level of service we have come to expect from Bourbons.

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for your review, Mac! We will address table service and attention to detail with our Bourbons front-of-the-house team during our next pre-shift. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

  33. KM

    KathyM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From appetizer to dessert it was a wonderful Sweetest Day. Waitstaff is amazing❣️

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Kathy!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always enjoy a date night at Bourbons. The food & service are great. We always make a reservation to minimize wait times.

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for your review! We look forward to your next date night with us.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweetest day! Everything was perfect

    BourbonsResponded on October 16, 2022Thank you for the five stars!

  36. A

    Amyinin

    Indiana

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was honestly one of the best experiences I have had. Busy Friday night. First time here. They honored our reservation time, seated us promptly and our server arrived quickly. Menu was full of yummy sounding items and we had a difficult time deciding. Everything we ordered: pizza, salads and a couple sides was amazing. We were in town for the Michigan game and found Brighton to be such a delight. The restaurant stayed busy for quite some time. I highly recommend checking it out. They have service and food quality figured out ! Such a fun Friday night.

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for your review! We are delighted y'all enjoyed your first visit with us and look forward to your next.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had to wait about 15 minutes past our 6:00 reservation to be seated otherwise a very positive experience

    BourbonsResponded on October 29, 2022Thank you for your review!

  38. LA

    LizA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was great - gave us great recommendations on food, etc - just wished he was a little more attentive as we ran out of water and we’re dehydrated after alcohol

    BourbonsResponded on October 16, 2022Thank you for your review, Liz!

  39. CM

    CariM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Megan G, was great! Appetizers, drinks and entrees were all delicious! A great way to celebrate our 25th anniversary ❤️

    BourbonsResponded on October 16, 2022Thank you for your review, Cari! We were delighted that you chose our place for your special occasion. We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  40. KM

    KoryM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!! If you’re ever in Brighton MI you need to check this place out! Outstanding food and drinks Amazing staff! Friendly owners! Once they heard we were from out of town they came to our table , introduced themselves and were engaged in good conversation! 5⭐️

    BourbonsResponded on October 16, 2022Thank you for your review, Kory! We are delighted that you chose our place and hope for future visits when you find yourself in Brighton.

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 1088 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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