DTW. Torino as Freep Restaurant Of The Year
Have you been? (I have not).
Is it on your list after this selection?
I didn't add it to my wish list because that already has close to 100 places from Luna Pier, north to Mount Pleasant. Never gonna make 'em all!
In other news, and the same questions apply, what about Marais in Grosse Pointe, Hour Magazine's 2014 Restaurant of the Year.
I've been to neither, But the chef at Root has said good things about Marais.
And I am with rainsux, I won't be seeking either of these places out until the hype dies down.
I went in November, place was busy even for a Wednesday night. It's more of an experience than "going for dinner". I don't remember exactly what we had but my friend and I were happy that we went. It's not the kind of place you should go to hungry as you may not be full when you leave. However, if you want to try some taste sensations, then it's an explosion of flavor and texture in every bite. Our only disappointment that night was dessert....it was a deconstructed something but in the end we felt like they had just served us Capt'n Crunch with milk. They did redeem themselves by bringing yet another course of a small muffin type thing that was very tasty. Since the menu changes weekly we should never have to worry about getting it again. The waitstaff was very attentive, too.
We went in October and thought it was spectacular! Naming it Restaurant of the Year is 100% deserved. This is not a restaurant for everyone...you have to be into experimental cuisine. But it's a fun and delicious experience.
We have reservations for a few weeks from now when my parents are in town.
I don't think there is any danger of either of these places overbooking their reservations! In neither case would you ever have people hovering over you waiting for your table. I'd say if you want to go, go any time you can get a reservation.
I suggested Torino to someone on here months ago, and was relieved when they liked it. I second the "not for everyone" comment, but it is a dining adventure for sure-- though not unlike what's available in other cities, and similar to some of the high end pop-ups (Guns + Butter and the like) here. On the other hand I think if would be hard not to love Marais.