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Help! NYC foodie trapped in Pontiac, Michigan!

So I’m working in Pontiac, Michigan (about 1hr north of downtown Detroit) until the end of the year. I’m up to my ears in Applebee’s and Wendy’s. Attempting to find decent dinners for clients and fellow colleagues has been quite a depressing experience.

This is a desperate plea for help. Please, please is there anyone with local knowledge of the area that can point me to a decent place for dinner?

Have rental car, will travel.

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  1. Very easy. Take Woodward South, and in ten minutes you will be in the Birmingham area. This is excellent and high end dining.
    Streetside Seafood (casual bistro)
    Camerons (posh steakhouse)
    Mitchells (casual seafood)
    Forte (nice trendy)
    Phoenicia (upscale Lebanese)
    220 (casual lively)
    Rugby Grille (upscale at the Townsend Hotel)
    City Cellar

    1. Oh, and even a little closer to you on Woodward is Northern Lakes Seafood, about 4-5 minutes before you get to Birmingham. Also good.

      1. Thank you Cherie! I think Northern Lakes Seafood will be first on the list.

        1. For funkier places, keep going on Woodward to the 9 Mile corner, the center of downtown Ferndale. Several fun places on 9 Mile west of Woodward. Crepes are not exactly on the foodie cutting edge, I guess, but there's a place that serves good ones there called Josephine's.

          1. ON THE EAST SIDE OF WOODWARD BETWEEN 13 MILE AND TWELVE MILE IS THE RED COAT TAVERN, HOME OF ONE OF THE DETROIT AREA'S BEST BURGERS. DO NOT MISS THE CARRIBEAN CHOWDER.

            IN THE NORTHWOOD SHOPPING CENTER AT THE SW CORNER OF THIRTEEN MILE AND WOODWARD, TRY REXY'S BANGKOK CUISINE. NOT ONLY IS THE FOOD EXCELLENT, THE PLACE IS GREAT LOOKING.

            AT THIRTEEN MILE AND SOUTHFIELD THERE IS A NEW 'STRANT CALLED CRUSH. CALIFORNIA CUISINE IN AN UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE. GO SOON BEFORE IT IS DISCOVERED AND YOU CAN'T GET IN.

            ALSO ON SOUTHFIELD NORTH OF THIRTEEN IS THE BEVERLY HILLS GRILL, BUSY EVERY DAY SINCE THEY OPENED ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO. ECLECTIC CUISINE. ALWAYS GOOD. ALSO HAS THE BEST BREAKFAST IN TOWN.

            IF THERE IS ANY KIND OF CUISINE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, RESPOND AND I'LL TRY TO HELP.

            ROYAL OAK WHICH IS BETWEEN 10 MILE AND MAPLE (15 MILE) EAST OF WOODWARD IS LOADED WITH ALL KINDS OF RESTAURANTS. YOUR DINING IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.