After 6 years away, I am moving back to Detroit (the Royal Oak area). I have been catching up on the board, but would appreciate your thoughts on the following categories:
Great local places (places to go for casual weeknight dinners - especially ethnic),
Great upscale places (date night ideas - I had dinner at Roast recently and loved it),
Places worth the drive (where to go if I am leaving the Woodward corridor).
I know this is really broad and that I will have many years to explore the best that Detroit has to offer, but I'd certainly appreciate your thoughts.
Worth the drive:
RUB Barbeque PUB in the Theater District, downtown;
Maria's Comida in Hamtramck.
Great Local Places
Forest Grill (In my opinion, the best restaurant in SE Michigan, but I have not been to Roast)
Iridescence (Great restaurant inside the MotorCity Casino)
Worth the Drive
Beezy's Cafe in Ypsilanti (Good sandwich shop)
Sweet 220 (Good sweets, but have a limited selection)
That should get you started.
Forest Grill Restaurant
735 Forest Ave Ste 100, Birmingham, MI 48009
20 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197