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Detroit and suburbs - great place for older parents that would be special?

LulusMom Nov 16, 2011 07:20 AM

I seem to write to this board every couple of years with this question, and have really appreciated the answers I've gotten. The last two years I went with the steakhouse suggestion I got here, and my parents loved it (unfortunately can't remember the name of the place right now - but I believe it is west of Detroit). I'd like to get my parents a gift certificate to someplace nice; a place they might not take themselves. Live jazz or big band music would be a plus. I just want them to have a night when they feel special. Does anything come to mind? Thanks very much in advance,

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    berkleybabe RE: LulusMom Nov 16, 2011 09:20 AM

    If you want to go top-drawer/price no object, The Lark in West Bloomfield. One of the top restaurants in the state, family owned, warm and professional service and just wonderful food. It's a real event to dine there, not hurried, lovely rustic atmosphere. Very memorable experience.

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      LulusMom RE: berkleybabe Nov 16, 2011 09:34 AM

      That sounds fantastic. Thank you so much.

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      xman887 RE: LulusMom Nov 16, 2011 06:29 PM

      the clawson steak house might be the perfect place


      it is an old school steak house and it is very popular with the older/senior crowd. decent food and they have music and dancing wednesday through saturday.

      i have a good friend whose dad is in his 70's and loves to live life to the fullest and have a good time. the clawson steak house with his wife of 50+ years is his idea of a great night out on the town.

      i have made this recommendation here for a similar request. it may have even been for you.

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        LulusMom RE: xman887 Nov 17, 2011 04:29 AM

        I bet it was, and it is exactly the place I sent them the last two years. They love it. I just thought I might want to try something different this year, keep up the element of surprise. But definitely - that place pushed all the right buttons for them.

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