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Zagat ratings of top Detroit restaurants

coney with everything Oct 27, 2010 05:52 AM

Zagat's Detroit top food rankings
The Lark, 6430 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield Township. (248) 661-4466. www.thelark.com

Bacco Ristorante, 29410 Northwestern Highway, Southfield. (248) 356-6600. www.baccoristorante.com

Common Grill, 112 S. Main St., Chelsea. (734) 475-0470. www.commongrill.com

Zingerman's Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. (734) 663-3354. www.zingermansdeli.com

Cafe Cortina, 30715 W. 10 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 474-3033. www.cafecortina.com

Beverly Hills Grill, 31471 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills. (248) 642-2355. www.beverlyhillsgrill.com

Saltwater, 1777 Third St., Detroit. (313) 465-1646. www.mgmgranddetroit.com

West End Grill, 120 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. (734) 747-6260. www.westendgrillannarbor.com

Streetside Seafood, 273 Pierce St., Birmingham. (248) 645-9123. www.streetsideseafood.com

Logan, 115 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor. (734) 327-2313. www.logan-restaurant.com

Other noteworthy places

Assaggi Bistro, 330 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 584-3499. www.assaggibistro.com

Atlas Global Bistro, 3111 Woodward Ave., Detroit. (313) 831-2241. www.atlasglobalbistro.com

Capital Grille, 2800 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy. (248) 649-5200. www.thecapitalgrille.com

The Earle, 121 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor. (734) 994-0211. www.theearle.com

Eve, 1415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. (734) 222-0711. www.evetherestaurant.com

Hong Hua, 27925 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills. (248) 489-2280. www.honghuafinedining.com

Rattlesnake Club, 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400. www.rattlesnakeclub.com

Roast, 1128 Washington Blvd., Detroit. (313) 961-2500. www.roastdetroit.com Rugby Grill, 100 Townsend St., Birmingham. (248) 642-5999. www.townsendhotel.com

The Whitney, 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit. (313) 832-5700. www.thewhitney.com

(313) 222-1475

Thoughts, kids?

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Streetside Seafood
273 Pierce St, Birmingham, MI 48009

Zingerman's Delicatessen
422 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Capital Grille
2800 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

Common Grill
112 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118

Atlas Global Bistro
3111 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

Beverly Hills Grill
31471 Southfield Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025

Rattlesnake Club
300 River Place Dr Ste 1900, Detroit, MI 48207

Hong Hua
27925 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

West End Grill
120 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Nine Mile Restaurant
13398 US Highway 27 S, Fort Wayne, IN 46816

  1. JanPrimus Oct 27, 2010 08:01 AM

    They missed Taqueria Alameda...

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    1. re: JanPrimus
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      RedTop Oct 27, 2010 04:17 PM

      Mobile, AAA, Fodor's, Michelin, all of these "expert" ranking services are tremendously prejudiced.

      Palates count. Rankers don't

      1. re: RedTop
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        vtombrown Oct 27, 2010 06:53 PM

        Thanks Cw/E. My mouth just sprayed brandy all over the keyboard, as I saw "Logan's," which I mistakenly interpreted to be Logan's Roadhouse (steaks). Time to cut my losses and suppress further analysis.

        1. re: vtombrown
          coney with everything Oct 28, 2010 06:22 AM

          Bwah! that would have been funny.

          How many times have you looked at those "Best of Detroit" lists only to find best hamburger is Red Robin and best coffeehouse is Starbucks?

          1. re: coney with everything
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            Fibber McGee Oct 29, 2010 06:45 AM

            Where has Red Robin been voted as best burger? I've seen Red Coat Tavern mentioned quite a bit, but Red Robin? By whom?

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            Red Coat Tavern
            31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073

            1. re: Fibber McGee
              coney with everything Oct 29, 2010 07:32 AM

              OK, fifth best

              http://wdiv.cityvoter.com/winners/4-the-best-list/23/cheap-eats/burger?place=5&view=List

              And Fuddruckers and 5 guys:
              http://womc.radio.com/2010/10/11/best...

              1. re: coney with everything
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                Fibber McGee Oct 29, 2010 08:22 AM

                Egad.

                From the perspective of families with younger kids, I can understand those rankings. Fuddrucker's is kind of fun, and the specialty burgers can be very good, especially the ostrich. But there are so many local places, dives even, that do burgers so well (while not being restrictive to well done burgers) that open-poll rankings like those will never truly serve justice.

          2. re: vtombrown
            jjspw Oct 28, 2010 10:02 PM

            Glad I wasn't the only one who thought of the Roadhouse too.

          3. re: RedTop
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            vtombrown Oct 27, 2010 06:55 PM

            Okay, I'll say it. Zagat has sometimes previously done worse for this area, than did they this year.

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              berkleybabe Oct 28, 2010 05:51 PM

              Agree, vtom...they actually had good restaurants this year. Know some fans who thought the omission of slows was a crime...

              1. re: berkleybabe
                rainsux Oct 29, 2010 06:39 AM

                Until Slow's solves the (lack of consistent) service problem, their
                composite score will always drag them down.

                Must.resist.climbing.on.my.soapbox.

          4. re: JanPrimus
            jjspw Oct 28, 2010 10:08 PM

            Agreed, JP. I think Zagat needs to put out two versions of their guide: one in which atmosphere, service, and use of high-end ingredients accounts for a large fraction of the overall rating; and another that lists hole-in-the-wall dives that may be humble, unpretentious, and unrefined, but serve the best damn food in town.

            1. re: jjspw
              rainsux Oct 29, 2010 06:28 AM

              If you subscribe or buy their guide(s); they break-out their ratings such that you may find
              what you seek.

              Frankly; it is the contributors that make Chow shine in this regard. Yelp? Not so much.

              Ciao, hounds

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