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Roseville, MI--Any recent experience with Mr Paul's?

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Griller Mar 26, 2006 10:07 AM

Looking for a fine dining option for a very special anniversary...

I know Mr Paul's Chophouse has a storied reputation, but can't find newer recs on the place.

Any 'hounds have recent experience?

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    Griller Mar 29, 2006 04:17 AM

    Think I'm gonna take a "pass" on the Gogos' and Mr. Paul's this year.

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      donbui82 Feb 28, 2009 01:47 PM

      ate there last night for the first time after a recommendation from a friend

      verdict:
      Pretty darn good french onion soup. In fact, probably the best i've had in Se-MI. Dark, flavorful without being too salty. Good cheese on top. yummy.
      Caesar salad: I thought they did an excellent job with this. prepared table-side. A little light on the anchovy and garlic but still very, very good.
      Steaks: Admittedly not as good as my local fav: Capital grille. But for around half the price, its got value. Its cooked in typical Detroit fashion: butter and zip-sauce. The ribeye was tender, juicy, and pretty flavorful. My piece didn't have as much of a char on the outside as I'd like.

      Honestly though, you can't beat the ambiance. Old school, waiter in suits, super friendly staff, elderly gentleman playing the piano.

      don

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        Fritter Mar 1, 2009 05:52 AM

        That's a nice review Don and I second your opinions with the execption that my favorite steak comes off MY BGE! :)
        How many places are left that are doing a real Ceaser tableside any more?
        Mr. Paul's has been around forever and while it's not perfection it really is a very good value and a nice experience.

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      CFisch Mar 27, 2006 02:13 PM

      We ate at Mr. Pauls Saturday 3/24. Now live out of town
      It certainly is not what it used to be Ceasar salad had too much lemon entrees were good but nothing to write home about. I think the third generation is just not into it as much as 1 and 2

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        xman Mar 27, 2006 09:34 AM

        mr. paul's is a very good spot. dark, clubby, very good food (chop house fare), very professional wait staff. old school business lunch spot (favored by many of the east side contractors and tool & die execs). you do ok celebrating a special, intimate event there.

        fyi - the same family owns the brewery on hayes/18 mile in clinton twsp. another good spot.

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          Karen Mar 27, 2006 09:07 AM

          I haven't been to Mr. Paul's myself since I live on the opposite side of town but I have a couple of co-workers who love the place. They rave about the crab legs and lobster tails along with the Caesar salad prepared tableside. Let us know if you go.

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