Detroit/Ann Arbor by myself
I will be heading to Ann Arbor for Zingerman's Camp Bacon this weekend. I'll be getting there Friday afternoon and I'm looking for somewhere to have a good dinner where I'll be comfortable by myself. I'll be staying near the airport, so I can head towards Detroit or Ann Arbor, I don't mind driving. I've eaten at, and thoroughly enjoyed, Roast, Zingerman's Road House and Five Lakes Grill (now Cinco Lagos). Looking for some place new. Any suggestions?
Five Lakes Grill
424 N Main St, Milford, MI 48381
2284 W 4th St, Mansfield, OH 44906
I take it budget is not too much of a consideration. If it is not I would suggest trying to get a reservation at Forest Grill in Birmingham.
I believe uhockey has a great review of the place laying around here some place...
Ahhh yes...here it is....
Forest Grill Restaurant
735 Forest Ave Ste 100, Birmingham, MI 48009
Gandy Dancer - Ann Arbor
La Bisteca - Plymouth
Coach Insignia - Detroit (top of Ren Cen)
Gandy Dancer Restaurant
401 Depot Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Renaissance Center 72nd Floor, Detroit, MI 48243
If you want to try a high-end Ann Arbor restaurant that would be at the other end of the spectrum from Zingerman's all-American cuisine, you could go to Eve. They have a bar, and I think you could easily eat there alone.
Less expensive: Ann Arbor's highly successful Belgian-style brewpub, the Jolly Pumpkin, on Main St. downtown. Menu tends toward vegetarian, but good burgers.
If you're in the mood for something a little more fun, try Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger.
Great burgers right off the campus of UM. It's a small place with a big line up. Burgers come is small patties that you order by qty. For instance, you order a double or triple of quad, etc. You have your choice of bun and other enhancers such as cheese and bacon.
It was featured on DD&D.
More info and pictures here.