The BEST places to eat in Detroit/suburban area
Just moved back to this area, residing in Birmingham. What are the BEST places to eat, all types of food and price ranges please.....also best pizza and/or pasta places please.
When we lived in the area we liked Ernesto's for italian. It's on Plymouth Road about halfway between Ann Arbor and you. And for pizza, culture and entertainment, Italian-American Museum & Pizzeria
Detroit Pizzamaker, Silvio Barile, has transformed his shop into an Italian-American Cultural Center. The food's incredible and Silvio sings up a storm.
26417 Plymouth Road
Redford, MI (suburb of Detroit)
Open 9am - 6:30pm Monday thru Saturday
High end, expense account:
The Lark (Farmington)
Tribute (Farmington Hills)
Opus One (downtown)
Rattlesnake Club (downtown)
Sweet Georgia Brown (upscale southern)
Rugby Grille (Townsend Hotel, B'ham)
Grill at Ritz-Carlton (Dearborn)
BooCoo (Royal Oak)
Zoup! (soup bar) various locations
Sweet Lorraine's (Southfield)
Bastone (Belgian) (Royal Oak)
Flying Fish (Southfield)
Beverly Hills Grill
LA Bistro (Dearborn)
Inn Season (Royal Oak)
McCormick & Schmick's (Troy)
Charley's Crab (Troy)
Holiday market (seafood selection for cooking at home)
The Breakfast Club (Madison Heights)
That's a start, check out the Midwest boards for more suggestions as well...
Other names for Seafood - Tom's Oyster Bar and Lily's Seafood - both in Royal Oak. I also love Little Tree for sushi (also Royal Oak). Their cooked food is good too.
Also (non-seafood) Just tried Big Rock Chop House in B'ham for the first time (amazing, since I grew up near there - had never been to any incarnation of that place). Anyway the food was great, but the atmosphere was very loud and boisterous - maybe not traditional "steakhouse" atmosphere.
A few places that are amongst my favorites...
Pizza - The Alibi in Rochester (cheap)
Casual - The Clarkston Union (great beer selection, mac & cheese and other things...can be a bit salty) Prices are more moderate.
Burger - The Redcoat Tavern (there is no better burger in my mind...people who I have introduced to the Continental style burger have NEVER looked back) cheap
Nicer - BooCoo in Royal Oak. The Euros who work for our company really enjoy it.
Really nice (bring your wallet) - Shiraz in Bingham Farms. Doesn't get a lot of press, but the food is great.
Trying Fiddleheads tonight...we'll see.
Vince's & Roma (both in Detroit)
Maxine's (Grosse Pointe Woods)
Sushi (the best I've had... altho never been to Noble. It's impressed friends from Seattle)
Oslo (Woodward & John R)
Thai Bankok (Hamtramck)
The Harlequin Cafe (West Village)
To name a few.
Never been impressed by Tom's Oyster.