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Any good eats in Oberlin, OH or W. Detroit?

carln Oct 8, 2009 05:30 PM

Im traveling to both places and wondering if there are any places i shouldnt miss. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

  1. rainsux Oct 9, 2009 03:12 AM

    What are your tastes? Your budget?

    NW suburb of Detroit ... Keego Harbor ... Modern Food & Spirits is among my favorites.

    If your budget allows; The Lark in West Bloomfield.

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    1. re: rainsux
      Fibber McGee Oct 9, 2009 03:33 AM

      Co-sign on Modern Food. & Spirits. My friends were a little off put because the table they wanted to sit at was being saved for a regular but not specifically reserved, (i was embarrassed it bothered them enough to comment) but the food was excellent.

      Speaking of the town I grew up in, The Red Coat Tavern, which has the reputation of having some of the finest burgers in the Metro Detroit area, has taken over or is about to take over for Zinc on Orchard Lake just South of Maple. Unfortunately, the area is a construction nightmare at present.

      1. re: rainsux
        carln Oct 9, 2009 07:25 AM

        im pretty much open to everything. i have never been to the are so i appreciate any recs.

        1. re: carln
          Fibber McGee Oct 9, 2009 08:29 AM

          Precisely where in West Detroit will you be?

          You'll need reservations for The Lark if you go there, if you can get them. It's a set menu and it's very expensive.

          1. re: carln
            rainsux Oct 11, 2009 10:45 AM

            Continuing on the NW suburbs - in no particular order ...

            If you venture to Modern Food & Spirits in Keego Harbor;
            I recommend the soup sampler as an appetizer.

            I enjoy The Fiddler for eastern european fare:

            6676 Orchard Lake Rd
            West Bloomfield, MI 48322
            (888) 489-8980

            Soul Food:

            Beans & Cornbread
            29508 Northwestern Hwy
            Southfield, MI 48034-5703
            (248) 208-1680

            For sushi & sashimi:

            6239 Orchard Lake Rd
            West Bloomfield, MI 48322-2322
            (248) 538-7081

            For chinese:
            Shangri la
            6407 Orchard Lake Rd
            West Bloomfield, MI 48322-2333
            (248) 626-8585

            Hong Hua
            27925 Orchard Lake Rd
            Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3706
            (248) 489-2280

            29216 Orchard Lake Rd
            Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2965
            (248) 855-2228

            Pizza (super thin crust):

            6622 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield, MI 48301
            (248) 855-5855

            Pizza (traditional Detroit):

            31646 Northwestern Hwy
            Farmington Hills, MI 48334
            (248) 855-4600

            BIG splurge:

            The Lark
            6430 Farmington Rd
            West Bloomfield, MI 48322-2209
            (248) 661-4466


            29410 Northwestern Hwy
            Southfield, MI 48034-5717
            (248) 356-6600


            The Stage Deli
            6873 Orchard Lake Rd
            West Bloomfield, MI 48322-3415
            (248) 855-6622

            Eclectic (deli?):

            Bonnie's Kitchen
            6527 Telegraph Rd
            Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-3066
            (248) 540-4001


            27815 Middlebelt Rd
            Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4115
            (248) 851-8222

            Mexican: (both mexican-mexican & mexican-gringo
            )La Michoacana
            4530 Elizabeth Lake Rd
            Waterford, MI‎
            (248) 706-1803‎

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          AMFM Oct 8, 2009 05:54 PM

          have heard decent things about weia teia (the sister restaurant wild mango is really good) and very good things about black river cafe in oberlin. never been to either.

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          1. re: AMFM
            stuart Oct 8, 2009 06:28 PM

            Black River Cafe has great pancakes. That's all I've ever eaten there but I would guess the other food is good. I did have dinner there once but I don't think they're open for dinner any more.

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