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Dinner near The Fisher in DTW

grouper Nov 5, 2013 03:41 PM

We're heading to the Fisher on Saturday night, but going to the Motown Museum first. I'm looking for somewhere for dinner and don't want to stray too far. Has anyone been to Maccabee's? They offer a discount plus they'll pick you up and take you back to the Fisher. My friends are from out of the area so I'd like more than a bar, but not somewhere that could take so long we'll miss the show.
Any suggestions or comments on Maccabee's?

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    Rosedale RE: grouper Nov 6, 2013 05:57 PM

    I don't know about Maccabee's, but I'd highly recommend Rodin in the Midtown area. It's just a couple minute drive and the food is fantastic.

    There are a couple restaurants that have shuttles to the Fisher, like Roma Cafe. I'm sure if you googled you could find more shuttles.

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      ak994 RE: Rosedale Nov 10, 2013 07:05 PM

      FYI Rodin's chef is leaving and their food service is changing over to something less dinner-y and lesss French. More emphasis on drinks, though. Good bye, sloppy lamb. Hello ... burgers


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      berkleybabe RE: grouper Nov 20, 2013 09:40 AM

      Cuisine is right across the street from the Fisher and they're used to meeting the curtain at the theatre. Venue is very attractive, chef is excellent: http://www.cuisinerestaurant.com/pdf/...

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        grouper RE: berkleybabe Nov 20, 2013 06:29 PM

        Berkleybabe, we ended up at Cuisine and it was wonderful! The presentation was nice...service was a little slow but it wasn't like we had to jump into a car and then find a parking space. We all loved our meal and got to the Fisher with 10 minutes to spare.

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          berkleybabe RE: grouper Dec 8, 2013 11:34 AM

          So glad! Thanks for sharing your experience.

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        Rosedale RE: grouper Dec 18, 2013 05:04 PM

        Too late for you, Grouper, but I'm posting this for future reference.

        We had tickets for the Fisher last night and decided to try out The Grille Midtown. Happy to report we had a wonderful meal.

        I got the Peppadew Peppers as an appetizer. OMG, they were great! Sweet and spicy peppers stuffed with ground veal. They were worth going back for. I got the Salmon Nicoise salad for my main course. The proportion was more than generous and it was as good as I've had anywhere.

        My friend had a shrimp appetizer, which she enjoyed. She got the Butternut squash salad for her entree which was fantastic.

        They didn't serve bread until we requested it, but when we did, our server came out a few minutes later with a basket of hot rolls.

        Service was very good. Atmosphere was okay. And this is being super picky, but I'm over auto themed restaurants in Detroit or anywhere. Overall it was a sleek clean feel. Wood floors, open floor plan, big windows.

        The only negative was parking. There was street parking right out front, but the snow banks from the recent storm were so high and wide, our car would have been in the travel lane, so we opted for a nearby parking garage. You could exit through the garage on Woodward, but to get back in, you had to walk back around the corner. Not so fun since it was so cold and dark.

        With valet parking and a little tweak in the decor, it'd be perfect pre-theatre meal.

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          grouper RE: Rosedale Dec 19, 2013 05:06 PM

          The menu sounds great, Rosedale! I'll keep it in mind for future trips down that way.

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            ak994 RE: Rosedale Dec 19, 2013 05:13 PM

            Price point? They are being soooo secretive about prices, I've really resented them and have therefore avoided the place.

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              Rosedale RE: ak994 Dec 29, 2013 07:21 PM

              Wow, I'm sorry I can't remember prices. $8 appetizer $12 salad ish I'm thinking. I remember the lowest price white wine was $7 a glass.

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