“The redesign and renovations for Bell Bistro (formerly the Mad Hatter Bistro) at 185 N. Old Woodward Ave. in Birmingham are nearly complete. It will feature a whole new menu, with New American-style fare, beer, wine, and cocktails. The dining room will have 64 seats (including nine bar seats) and — hopefully — expanded outdoor seating.” – Hour Detroit

“A new restaurant and cocktail bar is replacing downtown Birmingham’s Mad Hatter Bistro, which has stood closed since 2020. CEO of 1701 Hospitality Randy Dickow will redesign his former concept into something completely different and expects to reopen the bistro sometime within the year. The eatery’s new name, Bell Bistro, was selected to honor the building’s original owner and will feature “sophisticated American fare,” according to a report from Downtown Publications.” – Model D