French-inspired with a modern European twist. In the winter of 2014, a bright spot popped up on the Royal Oak restaurant scene — Bistro 82. Since then, it has become the talk among those who know world-class cuisine, thanks to Chef Derik Watson’s inspired, creative, and simply gorgeous food. Bistro 82 sates the appetites of adventurous foodies with offerings like bone marrow, steak tartare, and sea bream tartare, and features a seasonally rotated selection. It also provides beautifully crafted interpretations of classics like steak frites and French onion soup dumplings. Watson lends the same creative approach to meatless dishes. The wine program includes amazing bottles from France, Italy, and California, among others. Bistro 82 has developed a stellar reputation on metro Detroit’s dining scene in a relatively short time, and was named Hour Detroit’s Restaurant of the Year in 2017. Private dining available and special events welcome.