- Chef, Proprietor - Michael Chamas



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Wine Spectator has awarded Bistro 222 an Award of Excellence for 2011!




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"At its heart, this is the purest form of what a restaurant should be. ... there are those [restaurants] whose food soars beyond great technique. They nourish your soul with the skillful use of a whisk, a saucepan, and just the right flavor and intensity of ingredients. That's Bistro 222." [more...]






About Bistro 222

Bistro 222 is a realization of a dream for Chef Michael Chamas. For 25 years, Michael has worked with many of the top chefs in the country. Over the years he has crystallized his vision for what the perfect restaurant should be. For Michael, the perfect restaurant was one that was intimate, classy and above all served simple yet innovative cuisine at affordable prices.

Michael’s mother has been his greatest teacher and instilled in him his passion for food. "A key to great cooking" she would say "is to use fresh herbs." Another key she would tell him, "is to pay attention to small details;" details that other chef often fail to notice. For instance, don’t over salt and when making a salad, use a good mixer to get just the right amount of dressing on the greens, otherwise it will all collect at the bottom of the plate. Above all, use the freshest ingredients available. As Michael often says, "in cooking, simplicity is a sign of perfection."

Although only open for a short time, people are starting to take notice. As restaurant critic Mel Small recently remarked, "The stylish Bistro 222 provides a reason, as a Michelin guide might recommend, to make a special journey to Dearborn. It is difficult to find such a satisfying — and affordable — dining experience in our area these days."

Join us for a culinary experience you won't soon forget. Whether for business or for an intimate evening with a date, Bistro 222 will soon become one of your favorite places to dine.