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Mar 4, 2014 10:48 AM

DTW. Torino as Freep Restaurant Of The Year

Have you been? (I have not).

Your thoughts/impression...

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!

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  1. Not eaten @ Torino. Certainly won't for the next 3-6 months, until the extra shine dulls a bit.

    Very interested in your list of 100! Please consider starting another thread.

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    1. re: rainsux

      Now, that would be boring reading :)

    2. 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.

      1. I am not planning on going there - not interested in "modernist" cuisine, although I do plan on jury rigging a sous vide out of a cooler this summer when I am camping.

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        1. re: momskitchen

          Wow, forget about Torino, your post made my mouth water....

          Next up, cooler NY strip steak.

        2. 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 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.

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          1. re: grouper

            Thanks for your comments, grouper.

          2. We went in October and thought it was spectacular! Naming it Restaurant of the Year is 100% deserved. This is not a restaurant for 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.