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Working in Dearborn this week, dining recs?


I am working in Dearborn this week on business. We are staying in Southfield. We do have a car. Any recommendations? Money is no object(i.e. expense account).


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  1. The Beverly Hills Grill on Southfield Rd, north of 13 mile. You'll love it! They don't take reservations. I can't suggest anywhere in Dearborn, but I'm sure you'll hear from others.

    1. Wow...great central location, Southfield. I'd highly recommend Diamond Jim Brady's Bistro (www.djbistro.com) in Novi, near the intersection of Grand River and Novi Road, right off the Novi Road exit. Very, very good food...not to be missed. Not stratospherically priced, either, but not cheap.

      Any particular food preferences?

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      1. re: boagman

        Dearborn is one of the best places in the US to get Middle Eastern food.

        I have a new personal favorite...

        I recommend it very much...

        I am very fond of the combo plate for three...
        ...as are all the guest I treat to it...

        That or the Lunch for two....

      2. Expense account and a car? Head into Detroit and check out Iridescence or Sea Blue.

        Seldom Blues is another interesting spot with amazing upscale soulfood and great live jazz.

        1. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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          1. re: travpard

            Yes, many high-ticket places are in Detroit--hit the Whitney for a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

          2. If expense is truly not an issue, then try the Lark (north and west of Southfield) or Tribute (west of Southfield):



            1. Enjoy all the high-priced fare but if you are in Dearborn you simply MUST visit Miller's Bar - its been listed as one of the best burgers in the country in several publications.
              Tuck in your tie and savor every bite!

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              1. re: aurala83

                OK I have been to Millers a tons of times due to working in Dearborn and having followed fellow workers for lunch many times. I do not know if I am having the worst luck in the world but I struggle to find any thing special about the burger. While the burger is in a sad state at 95% of most places I have a very hard time putting them in that last 5%.

                I know my Wayne county food cred may be taken away for saying all of this, but I am lost to what about that burger people are finding so amazing? Can someone that is enamored with this burger please tell me what they find so perfect?

                Here is where you will you might want to kill me....

                I rather go to Red Robin for a burger (let me add this is far from my favorite burger place).

                I make special trips to Thurman Cafe in the Columbus, Ohio's German Village when I need a good burger.

              2. When traveling to Dearborn, I always look to several meals at Annam, a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant on Michigan Avenue, between Mason and Monroe. It's open for both lunch and dinner and I highly recommend it. Although I've never been (I enjoy Annam too much), the restaurant in the Ritz Carlton, The Grill, gets good reviews.

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                1. re: Grape Nut

                  I have been to the Grill at the Ritz a few times and it's been excellent.

                2. We ended up at Andiamo and Crave(both in Dearborn) two of the nights. They were close to my client and very good.

                  Thanks for the recommendations. I will be back in October and will try some of those.