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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.