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Detroit Restaurant Week September 18-27, 2009

Has anyone heard of this yet? Doesn't seem to be getting much publicity. Here is the link http://detroitrestaurantweek.com/DRW/ . A great opportunity to check out some of the nicer restaurants in downtown Detroit. Which restaurants will you be trying?

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  1. It's gotten a little bit of publicity, but considering that it's not even September yet, I doubt that the major media outlets are going to be touting something that's in late September when other things temporally closer (like Arts, Beats, and Eats) are more imminent. I'd think that when the other events have passed, the new one will hold more sway.

    1. I would love thoughts on my "picks"... don't know how many I can get to as I am out of town part of the week and I probably can't eat out EVERY day...

      Not in any order - please tell me the "must haves"!

      Places I haven't been:
      24 Grille - Book Cadillac
      Cuisine
      Iridescence - never been, but not all that excited about their menu for this week
      Roast - haven't been, but reviews lately on this board going downhill. AND they haven't posted a menu yet... Low on my list...
      Rattlesnake
      The Whitney
      Wolfgang Puck

      I've been, but would go back:
      Seldom Blues - love this place but been here most of all locations on the list
      Opus One
      Atlas Global Bistro

      Not on my list, but should I try because I haven't ever been there??

      Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille

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      1. re: Ludlows23

        Man, if you've never been to the Whitney, this is a great chance. I wouldn't say it has the absolute best food on this list, but visually it has to be one of the most distinctive places in the country. I'm getting excited about this--have never eaten at Coach Insignia and am going to try it if it's happening there.

        1. re: Jim M

          I have never been to the Whitney, but I think it is at the top for my list of places to try during the week. The menus are up on the website now and a few look really good. My only dissapointment so far is it seems almost every place is offering some form of salmon dish, would like a little more variety in the fish offerings.

          1. re: Cheeeese

            Good point about the salmon. I am also disappointed about Roast's menu. I know that they like to trumpet the "roast beast" but it would have been nice to have a few other options.

            1. re: Ludlows23

              A whole bunch of places are offering short ribs, too. Wonder why? Give Atlas credit--they've got some rather innovative dishes. I'm going to try a couple of them regardless. I personally think the Roast dish would be worth the money--that's what they do best.

      2. Thanks Cheeeese, haven't seen it yet.

        Ludlow...

        My favorite is the Coach Insignia. Also, went to Wolfgang Puck's beginning of August and really enjoyed it.

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          1. I think the Atlas menu looks the most interesting. I'm looking forward to trying that out. But since I'm new to Detroit I don't know one restaurant from another ... I'm going purely by the menus and what you all say. This should be a great opportunity to learn a bit about the city though!

            Cheers!