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NYC CH'r looking for one great meal in Detriot

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We'll be in detriot for the final four this weekend, and while most of the weekend is already planned, I have made time Sunday evening for one really good meal. While I'm up for anything, I'll be travelling with a few family members who aren't very adventurous (greek town is probably 'pushing the envelope' for them).

Anyone have any recommendations? Cuisine can be Seafood, Greek, Italian, American, or steakhouse. Price not a huge issue.

Any can't miss places in Detroit?

Many thanks to all who offer suggestions.

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  1. some places to check out:

    Slow's BBQ.
    Roast
    Saltwater
    The Lark

    all of those are super tasty, of different price points and decor. never had a bad meal at any of 'em.

    1. Definitely agree with Slow's and Roast

      Also would recommend the Fly Trap in Ferndale

      http://midmichigandining.com/2009/03/... <---roast
      http://midmichigandining.com/2009/01/... <---slow's
      http://midmichigandining.com/2009/01/... <----Fly trap

      1. I personally love Seldom Blues (downtown). Saltwater is a great suggestion too - both are very upscale but have good selection. At Saltwater, if everyone doesn't like seafood, you can order off othe steak menu at Bourbon (next door). Slows is awesome - but casual (depending on what you are looking for). Both the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News have some good articles about the restaurant scene...

        Welcome to the D - have fun!

        1. Thanks everyone, Roast looks like it will be perfect. Slows and Saltwater will be backups in case I have reservation issues at roast.

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          1. re: Spends Rent on Food

            I'd recommend Irridescence or Bourbon Steak over anything by Symon.

            1. re: uhockey

              Based on my experience with Iridescence before they were at the permanent casino, I'd completely disagree with your assessment here.

              1. re: boagman

                and you'd be correct to disagree. fwiw, which isnt much, uhockey has been to a symon restaurant exactly one time, and for the most part liked it, yet feels oddly compelled to slam symon at every turn with multiple postings.

            2. re: Spends Rent on Food

              I was in Detroit on business in February and we had dinner at Roast. One of my fellow auditors was a very picky, unadventurous eater (he ate plain steak and baked potato 4 nights in a row) and he liked Roast as well. Granted he only ate steak and potatoes!

              Very nice ambiance and great food. It was my first Michael Symon restaurant and I was very impressed.