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Help! Need Detroit area Mother's Day brunch suggestion

Ignatz May 1, 2009 01:37 PM

My wife told me about a month ago that she wanted to go to the Gandy Dancer for Mother's Day brunch. No sweat--I made a reservation. We've been there for a couple of brunches and even though I personally think the ambiance beats the food by a factor of about 3X, it's mama's day to be happy so we were all set. Two nights ago she does a 180, says G.D. has "been done" and asks me if I can find somewhere else (west side required--we live near A2) that's known for brunch. Can anybody help? Short notice I know so I've probably got no shot at anywhere good, but miracles happen.... Thanks!

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    aea6574 RE: Ignatz May 1, 2009 02:17 PM


    Tribute in Farmington Hills is offering a brunch for Mother's day. Not sure if they are full or not.


    Many of the Andiamo's are as well.

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      kellycolorado RE: aea6574 May 4, 2009 12:09 PM

      Thanks for the tip. I wanted to go to the Royal Park Hotel for brunch but waited too long and now they're sold out for brunch, so I made reservations at Andiamo Rochester instead. Last year we went to Gus O'Connors irish pub and while the food was good, I'm looking for a different atmosphere this year.

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        tdmort RE: kellycolorado May 6, 2009 07:19 PM

        We had brunch at Andiamo's at Easter and it was really good.

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          kellycolorado RE: tdmort May 11, 2009 07:42 AM

          It wasn't bad, but nothing really stood out to me either. I really need to try the Royal Park next time there's a family brunch outing. They have excellent service during the normal lunch hour and the setting is just beautiful.

    2. rainsux RE: Ignatz May 2, 2009 12:20 PM

      Moe's on Ten Mile (Farmington Hills) does weekly Sunday brunch. It's good.
      They step it up a bit for Mothers' Day.

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        chowchowbrowncow RE: Ignatz May 4, 2009 11:14 AM

        I haven't been to the following for brunch, but I too am looking for a place and was originally thinking of the Gandy Dancer. My other choices are:
        Five Lakes Grill in Milford or The Whitney in Detroit.

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          Markcron RE: chowchowbrowncow May 5, 2009 09:29 AM

          Thanks for the red on 5 Lakes Grill.
          I have a party of 9, and they are full at 10AM, but they put me on a waiting list in case someone cancels.
          Otherwise we'll be at Fench Laundry in Fenton.

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          Michigan Mishuganer RE: Ignatz May 5, 2009 09:28 AM

          Z'mans Roadhouse?

          1. coney with everything RE: Ignatz May 7, 2009 05:56 AM

            Big list of places in todays Freep (yay, an actual paper today!!)

            1. Fritter RE: Ignatz May 7, 2009 07:12 AM

              " personally think the ambiance beats the food by a factor of about 3X"

              At the Gandy Dancer that's being kind. I'm just not an Andiamo fan either. I just don't see the attraction there.
              My top picks would be;
              Meadowbrook Hall-Rochester
              The Townsend Hotel- Birmingham
              Giulio & Sons Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency-Dearborn
              The Whitney-Detroit

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                rweater RE: Ignatz May 7, 2009 10:10 AM

                The Ritz Carlton Dearborn does a Mother's Day brunch. I've only ever eaten dinner there and not brunch, but the food was excellent.

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                  chowchowbrowncow RE: Ignatz May 9, 2009 08:25 AM

                  Mmmm.....That French Laundry in Fenton looks yummy. Write back and let us know how it was. We're often around the Fenton area, so I'll probably try it this summer.

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                    Markcron RE: chowchowbrowncow May 11, 2009 10:28 AM

                    I ended up going to Five Lakes Grill, but I have done the French Laundry in the past.
                    I prefer the Five Lakes Grill.
                    But both places I have an issue with the prices, but I guess that is to be expected on Mother's Day. Five Lakes was $23.50 and French Laundry was $24.95.

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