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The Wooden Spoon

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675 W Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116-2322
+1 810-588-4386
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rutland, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I travel regularly for work and find myself in sunny Brighton MI about every 6 weeks or so. Since 1st visiting the Wooden Spoon on a recommendation from a co-worker, I am hooked. Top notch service but I come back every time I am in MI for the food. Fresh, homemade. perfect. There are a million sandwich spots but none... More 

Thank Brian G
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As we walked in, we noticed quite a few servers congregating by the front door. We at first thought there were customers waiting in line, but it turned out to just be the wait staff. They were friendly when we came in, just not sure that is where they should be when the place is open. Minor annoyance. The place... More 

Thank foglght
Milford, Michigan
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200 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the cherry salad and a cup of the mushroom/brie soup and loved both. I think the salad was one of the best I've ever had. My husband loved his reuben, too! Our server was awesome as well.

Thank MimiandPapa2862
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got reservations for their Thanksgiving Wine Paring. Was advertising at $55.00. Price was $65.00 per person when we got there. They served a hard cider as a welcome aperitif. About 3 oz. It was suppose to be paired with a pate. We already had drank our 3oz ration of cider. We asked for a little more to go with... More 

Thank FRE2SKI2
Hamburg, MI
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those with a discerning palate. The Wooden Spoon is by far the best restaurant in Brighton. They cater to those who are limited dietarily, as they have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. And you can always find out what's in a dish, as the staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Go here for unique eats with a seasonal menu. The... More 

Thank yeswonderful
New York City, New York
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If this restaurant had a motto it would be, "Fresh food by foodies, for foodies!" This was a first visit where my daughter and I split the Black & Blue Salad. We were surprised at the generous half portion and the salad was excellent. We also tried the warm goat cheese croquette with croustini, basil pesto and fresh beets. Our... More 

Thank Kay M
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Cute place. Rustic yet eclectic. The salad and sandwiches were quite inspiational. Cherry festival salad was delightful. However $11 for a grilled cheese is a bit much. Family of four for lunch $74. Service should be out of this world to justify a nearly $100 lunch with tax and gratuity. It was adequate not exceptional.

Thank David P
Caledonia, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

On our way to Detroit we stopped for lunch. What a great find! Very interesting menu with beautifully prepared and delicious food. The mushroom and Brie soup is out of this world. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommended.

Thank Elobflow
Petoskey, Michigan
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful choices for every palate. The atmosphere inside is nothing special but the food was fresh and delicious. My croque madame sandwich was delicious and reasonably priced at $11. It was raining but the patio looks nice. Noticed lots of weekly specials on chalk board such as kids eat free Monday-Wednesday

Thank skymom
New Hampton, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had several very nice meals. My only criticism is the live music, which made it hard to talk. Good wine selection, interestng menu.

Thank jay3mega

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 675 W Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 810-588-4386

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?