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Maria's Re-Opens [West Bloomfield MI]

rainsux Dec 14, 2010 06:55 AM

Maria's; NW corner of Inkster & Walnut Lake in West Bloomfield
has re-opened. Dunno if Artie O. is still involved.

The flyer in the mailbox mentioned a new contemporary design. I'm
kind'a curious what they've been doing for the past 18 months.

www.MariasWestBloomfield.com

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  1. rainsux RE: rainsux Jan 9, 2011 03:02 AM

    Went to Maria's last night ...

    We arrived at 6PM without reservations and were the 2nd customer(s). We
    promptly seated at a two-top. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable and
    attentive.

    A basket of warm bread w/seasoned oil arrived almost instantly, followed
    by our water and drink orders.

    The house salad was crisp lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and
    onion served on a chilled plate.

    The menu is brief, but adequately covers all the basics. The number
    of specials was considerable. Dunno why they don't make some of
    the specials, standard menu items.

    My wife loved her veal picata w/asparagus. Perfectly prepared. A nice
    hot dish from the kitchen.

    I opt'd for zuppa di pesce. I was very happy. The base was a red clam
    sauce; not overly tomato'y. It included a 4 oz piece of salmon, calamari,
    clams and shrimp. It featured the seafood, not the pasta - just the way I
    like it.

    The interior of the building is now lighted to a reasonable level. The
    furnishings are a medium/light wood. (One of my prior dislikes, was
    the darkness.)

    This is not a place for those on a budget. Dinner for two with salad
    and drinks (1-wine, 2-Morettis) was $75 + tip. (No appetizers, no
    dessert.). There a a few entrees on the menu under $20.

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    1. re: rainsux
      JanPrimus RE: rainsux Jan 9, 2011 09:17 AM

      Any dressing on that salad?

      1. re: JanPrimus
        rainsux RE: JanPrimus Jan 9, 2011 11:00 AM

        Yes. I was in a honey mustard mood. The salad also included shredded carrots.

        1. re: rainsux
          JanPrimus RE: rainsux Jan 12, 2011 02:59 PM

          Needs more Bacon :)

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