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Oct 8, 2009 05:30 PM

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

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

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  1. 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

      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.

    2. 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

        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

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

          1. re: carln

            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

              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