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

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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    Karen RE: Griller 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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      xman RE: Griller 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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        CFisch RE: Griller 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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          Griller RE: 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 RE: Griller Feb 28, 2009 01:47 PM

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

            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.


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              Fritter RE: donbui82 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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