Nice birthday dinner in Troy?
We're coming to Troy from Toronto. Its my dad's 69th birthday and I'd like to take him out for dinner. There will likely be a 3 and 7 year old with us.
Is here anything you suggest that wouldn't be too upscale but that would be child tolerant and still very good?
I think Picano's Italian is your best bet, if you like standard dishes done with subtle excellence, in a (multi-generation) family friendly atmosphere. It's old school midwestern (USA) Italian American food near its highest potential. La Marsa Middle Eastern would be second, and after that would be good chain restaurants such as McCormick & Schmick seafood, or Maggiano's Italian. Oh, and on the border of Troy and Clawson is the adorable Due Venti. Google these places and then let us know your impressions/questions. There also are several upscale corp steakhouses, but I get mine at home...
Recipes ... In Troy
Maria's ... in West Bloomfield
Maggiano's ... In Troy (gawd I hate mentioning chain food.
Northern Lakes ... In Birmingham
Allegro ... In West Bloomfield (Russian, eastern European)
Le Chef ... In Farmington Hills (Middle Eastern)