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Good eats in Novi, Livonia, Farmington, Northville--MI anyone???

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Have just relocated to Michigan from New York. I would love to hear about some chowhound finds in the ff. areas. Novi, Livonia, Farmington,West Bloomfield and Northville though would consider travelling farther for any good eats.Please specify address and what to order as I think it's very important to know what to try when checking-out new places. Thanks for your help!

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  1. Il Posto is about the best Italian restaurant I've ever experienced. It is beautiful and expensive and worth every cent IMHO. Location is Franklin Road and Northwestern Hwy.

    Most recently I had just cheese and olives with prosecco, followed by their incomparable carpaccio. I had three small portions of various fresh pastas: my favorite is porcini orchiette. Veal chop with a great Brunello and for dessert very light profiteroles with a glass of ambrosial moscato.

    The Lark is a very good high end restaurant that everyone raves about and Tribute is one of the top restaurants in the state. I don't know much about the western restaurants as I'm usually in Birmingham on business. Il Posto is one place I do not miss however. LMF

    1. Loving Spoonful on 12 Mile Road, in Farmington Hills offers great fair. If you dare to head a bit west on I-96 and run into Milford you will not be disappointed by Five Lakes Grill!!!

      www.fivelakesgrill.com

      Check out Birmingham for more great food.

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        Jonathan Stein

        Matsuchan in Canton is good if you like fresh ramen noodles. I usually get shoyu ramen (soy flavored soup), but I have had the corn and butter ramen also and it's good too.

        This is not at all fine dining, but a pretty authentic Japanese noodle place. I like it a lot. Their website explains it better: http://www.matsuchan.com/

        1. I just love Zoup! (Haggerty north of 7 Mile and Northwestern near 12 Mile). Twelve soups offered daily along with a few salads and sandwiches. Hearty and wonderful. LaShish at 6 Mile and Newburgh -- every bit as good as the original in Dearborn -- for middle eastern food. And just over the Livonia border in Canton, Paisano East Pizzeria for the very best old-style carryout pizza.

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          1. re: NanM

            I differ on Zoup...I never found a truly delicious soup there and have avoided it for four years now. Each time I wnet with high hopes and was disappointed; watery or off flavors, or no depth. I do not recommend unless your favorite soup is Campbell's chicken noodle, in which case you will be upgrading a bit.

          2. Ritters Frozen Custard on 8 Mile just east of Merriman. The best.