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Kooper Nov 7, 2010 03:42 PM

I am going to be in Troy Michigan for a night and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for dinner. We will be a group of about 10 people and would like to try something good. we have no restrictions on types or styles of food.

Thanks a lot,
Kooper
Toronto

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    berkleybabe Nov 7, 2010 06:28 PM

    Mon Jin Lau has excellent Chinese food -- upscale, contemporary with traditional -- nice environment and I think they'd do a nice job accommodating a larger group.

    For steak, there's a Ruth's Chris steakhouse as well...

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    Mon Jin Lau Restaurant
    1515 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083

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      vtombrown Nov 7, 2010 07:16 PM

      Welcome Kooper,
      I'm on board with berkleybabe regarding Mon Jin Lau (solid Chinese/fusion food), assuming you don't want to drive far and assuming you don't want something extraordinarily different from Toronto....and, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is great, too, if you have the $$ (ouch).

      I'll add a couple additional thoughts. First, two upscale American chain restaurants-- McCormick & Schmick (seafood emphasis), and the Italian place Maggiano's. For non-chain Italian, in Troy, I'd recommend Picano's. If you are near Interstate Highway 75, you may want to take a nice short drive up to Clarkston, to the Union Woodshop (real American barbecue). Or, if you want to head a little east on "M59 Hall Rd." you can go to La Saj Lebanese restaurant (very nice food and reasonable prices for the combo plates).

      For more info on these places, check this site, or leave a post, and we will respond. Please report back on your visit.

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      Maggiano's
      Troy, MI, Troy, MI

      Mon Jin Lau Restaurant
      1515 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083

      McCormick & Schmicks
      2850 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48084

      La Saj
      13776 Southcove Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

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        tokyo Nov 8, 2010 06:10 AM

        For Middle Eastern food, La Marsa on Rochester Rd. (just north of Big Beaver Rd.) would be quite a bit closer than La Saj, and it has a pretty nice dining room. I haven't tried La Saj yet , though, so I'm not sure if they are on par with one another?

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          vtombrown Nov 8, 2010 08:26 AM

          Indeed, La Marsa is closer and these two Middle Eastern spots are in the same league. I definitely think La Saj has a clear edge, though. (I'd drive the extra miles, but a reasonable person might not)

          If a somewhat unique experience is desired, and you can make the drive up Interstate 75, I think you'd enjoy the previously mentioned Union Woodshop. If time permitted, you could stop along the way at Great Lakes Crossing for some shopping.

          (PS-- I agree that this area is great for Middle Eastern food and quite good for pizza.)

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          La Saj
          13776 Southcove Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

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          Kooper Nov 8, 2010 06:19 AM

          I am quite adventurous when it comes to food and my co-workers travel enough that something a bit off the beaten track wouldn't trouble most of us. I would love to try something local and especially something I can't get in Toronto. I can get bagels, poutine and burritos any day of the week.

        3. coney with everything Nov 8, 2010 04:39 AM

          For great pizza a la Detroit, Alibi on Rochester Road

          I'm sure I'll get blasted for this, but I like Camp Ticonderoga, also on Rochester Road, for their "up North" atmosphere and their unusual wild game choices.

          Fancier: Kruse and Muer on Wilshire.

          Near Troy, the cities of Birmingham and Royal Oak have plenty of possibilities, and they are very walkable so you can wander around on a nice evening (not too cold this week!) and pick what looks good.

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          Camp Ticonderoga
          5725 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085

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            Kooper Nov 10, 2010 01:18 PM

            Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I am also going to be a the mall called the Somerset Collection (I think) for a couple of lunches is there anything good in the mall worth eating? (Did I just hear a gasp?)

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            1. re: Kooper
              rainsux Nov 10, 2010 02:09 PM

              The Capital Grill is quite trustworthy.

              Lots of choices nearby. My two lunch favs are:

              Hippos Hot Dogs
              Recipes

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                vtombrown Nov 10, 2010 05:17 PM

                The mall is a great place to eat a spendy lunch! You have Capital Grille, J. Alexander's, P.F. Chang's, McCormick & Schmick and Ocean Prime*, all at that same intersection. Moreover, if you head east on Big Beaver, for a mile, you hit Maggiano's and the steakhouse corridor (multiple places, $).
                * I've not eaten at Ocean Prime, but for the money they've invested, I'm sure their taste will compete.

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                Maggiano's
                Troy, MI, Troy, MI

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

                McCormick & Schmicks
                2850 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48084

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