80+ Top Restaurants in Metro Detroit for Business

A private dinner, a power lunch, or a corporate event can make or break a company's brand or image. Find the best tables and private rooms in the region. Photograph by Martin Vecchio



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Ann Arbor

1. The Chop House

An elegant steakhouse destination featuring grain-fed beef like filet mignon — a great spot before or after a U-M football game.  322 Main St., Ann Arbor, 888-456-3463, D Mon.-Sun. / $26 / Meeting Room Capacity: 40 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: The Chef’s Table. Seats 10-12 people at the front of the restaurant with a view of Ann Arbor’s Main Street.

2. Gandy Dancer

Located in the elegantly restored 1886 Michigan Central Depot railroad station, the Gandy Dancer specializes in seafood, steak, and pasta dishes. 401 Depot St., Ann Arbor, 734-769-0592, L Mon.-Fri., D Daily / $24 / Meeting Room Capacity: The largest indoor meeting room holds 60 people, while the outdoor reception are holds up to 150 / Valet / Best Table in the House: Window tables with a scenic view of the train tracks.

3. Paesano Restaurant & Wine Bar

A cozy atmosphere featuring rustic Italian dishes with an emphasis on regional preparations. The menu also boasts variety, offering dishes such as duck ravioli and barbequed ribs, flavored with orange molasses and vinegar. 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, 734-971-0484, L&D Daily / $16 / Meeting Room Capacity: 10 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: N/A

4. Zingerman’s Roadhouse

A down-to-earth setting, Zingerman’s serves fresh regional American foods. Entrees include roasted semi-boneless Cornish chicken. 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, 734-663-3663, L&D Daily / $26 / Meeting Room Capacity: 120 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: N/A

Auburn Hills

5. Lelli’s of Auburn Hills

This intimate Italian restaurant is known for its filet mignon with zip sauce. Originally located in Detroit. 885 Opdyke Rd., Auburn Hills, 248-373-4440, L Mon.-Fri., D Daily / $30 / Meeting Room Capacity: 80 / Best Table in the House: Tables 81 and 82. Located in a high-profile part of the restaurant, these tables, which can seat up to 16 people, are great places to see and be seen.

Birmingham

6. Big Rock Chop House

This Birmingham staple, set in a historic train station, offers an award-winning menu highlighted by unique steak and seafood offerings, including cold water lobster tail and a 24 ounce porterhouse. 245 S. Eton, Birmingham, 248-647-7774, L&D Mon.-Sat. / $22 / Meeting Room Capacity: 400 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Under the outdoor gazebo or Table 30 in the center of the dining room. There's a cigar bar called Got Rocks on the second level.

7. Cameron’s Steakhouse

Executive Chef Alex Lucier brings his New York culinary experience — think bone-in rib eye and lamb chops. 115 Willits, Birmingham, 248-723-1700, D Nightly / $30 / Meeting Room Capacity: 40 / Valet, Best Table in the House: Tables in the main dining room — toward the front of the restaurant, are the most requested part of the steakhouse.

8. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

This steakhouse, accompanying a menu complete with aged prime beef and fresh seafood, offers a renowned wine list with more than 100 selections. 323 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, 248-723-0134, D Daily / $30 / Meeting Room Capacity: Two rooms of 36 or one combined room of 72 / Best Table in the House: The Captain’s Table seats eight people in large, comfortable chairs.

9. Forest Grill

Located in Birmingham’s Triangle District, the culinary team prepares charcuterie and traditional bistro dishes. The chef emphasizes fresh, local ingredients. 753 Forest Ave., Birmingham, 248-258-9400, D Mon.-Sat. / $33 / Meeting Room Capacity: 50 / Valet / Best Table in the House: Table 53. This corner table seats up to eight people and offers a view of the entire restaurant while also providing ample privacy.

10. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Located near the Birmingham Theatre, this plush steakhouse offers 28-day aged prime, and 36-, 40-, and 50-day dry-aged prime, as well as Kobe-style Wagyu beef and also features platters of chilled seafood. 201. S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, 248-594-4369, D Daily /$35 / Meeting Room Capacity: 70 / Valet / Best Table in the House: Table 100 is a large round table set in the corner with a chandelier, colored lights ,and offers a view of the front of the restaurant and a street view of Old Woodward.

11. Phoenicia

A unique and refined menu for Middle Eastern cuisine inspired by Old World Beirut. Owner Sameer Eid selects the finest cuts each morning, using them in specialty dishes such as the baba ghanoush and hashwi with lamb confit. 588 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, 248-644-3122, L Mon.-Fri. D Daily / $22 / Meeting Room Capacity: No private meeting room but the dining area can comfortably accommodate parties of up to 10 people / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Booths No. 1 and No. 2. The two most private booths can seat up to six people and are located beside the wine cellar.

12. Rugby Grille

Tucked inside Birmingham’s Townsend Hotel, the recently redesigned Rugby Grille offers steaks, seafood, and rack of lamb. 100 Townsend St., Birmingham, 248-642-5999, B,L&D Daily / $38 / Meeting Room Capacity: N/A / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Tables 71 and 74 seat up to six people each, and have unparalleled vantage points of the restaurant.

Bloomfield Hills

13. Eddie Merlot’s

This is the first and only Eddie Merlot’s in Michigan and, in keeping with the restaurant’s mantra, it provides top-of-the-line steaks and seafood. 37000 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, 248-712-4095, D daily / $80 / Meeting Room Capacity: 70 / Best Table in the House: Table 441. Located in the center of the restaurant, this table seats up to eight people and offers views of the entire restaurant and the wine wall.

14. Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse

Popular year-round, the Italian eatery offers a range of traditional dishes such as ravioli and lasagna along with premium cuts of beef. 6676 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, 248-865-9300, L&D Mon.-Fri. D Sat. & Sun. / $24 / Meeting Room Capacity: 130 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 40 is at the center of the restaurant, near a fireplace and, with a low wall and a high wall, offers privacy to a group of eight.

15. Roadside B&G

The bar and grill is retro-themed and specializes in burgers, ribs, fish and chips, steaks, and seafood. 1727 S. Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Township, 248-858-7270, L & D daily / $20 / Meeting Room Capacity: 40 / Best Table in the House: N/A

Canton

16. Antonio’s Cucina Italiana

Family recipes features authentic Italian cuisine such as linguine primavera, that truly reflect the old country. 2220 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton, 734-981-9800, L&D Daily / $14 / Meeting Room Capacity: 140 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: The VIP Room. This plush and private room, equipped with a 20-foot-long captain’s table and captain’s chairs, has a widescreen TV with a DVD player.

Clarkston

17. Via Bologna

Designed to remind customers of the romantic atmosphere of European dining, this Italian restaurant specializes in pastas, veal, chicken, and fish entrees. 7071 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston, 248-620-8500, D Daily / $20 / Meeting Room Capacity: 50 (only before 3 p.m.) / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 14 is tucked away and by a window.

Clinton Township

18. The Brewery Restaurant

A casual American restaurant featuring upscale, world-class cuisine including steak, chops, lake perch, frog legs, and tilapia. 39950 Hayes, Clinton Township, 586-286-3020, D Daily / $19 / WI-FI / Meeting Room Capacity: 75 / Best Table in the House: A corner table by the patio that seats up to eight.

Dearborn

19. Big Fish Seafood Bistro

This seafood and fish house offers, among other entrees, steamed live Maine lobsters as well as a variety of pastas and pizzas. 700 Town Center Dr., Dearborn, 313-336-6350, L&D Mon.-Sat., D Sun. / $18 / Meeting Room Capacity: 50 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: The Michigan Room can seat up to 14 people, is very private, and can accommodate computer, television, or other media use.

20. Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse

Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse features cuts of premium beef and seafood, and tableside Caesar salad, cordial, and dessert carts. It has all the ambiance of an upscale steakhouse. 21400 Michigan, Dearborn, 313-359-3300, L Mon.-Fri. D Daily / $30 / Meeting Room Capacity: 250 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 36 is nestled in the corner next to the fireplace, and with a view of the woods and the Rouge River.

21. Roman Village Cucina Italiana

This family-owned restaurant sticks to its traditional Italian roots and uses family recipes, including polenta, consisting of cornmeal topped with Italian sausage and meat sauce. 9924 Dix Ave., Dearborn, 313-842-2100, L&D Daily / $12 / Meeting Room Capacity: 110 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: The best seat is a round table in the center of the room.

Dearborn Heights

22. Antonio’s Cucina Italiano

This location, just as the Rugiero Family’s other locations, produces its own pasta daily in the heart of the dining room. Pair their fresh gnocchi with the house special pancetta and mushroom sauce. 26356 Ford Rd., Dearborn Heights, 313-278-6000, L&D Daily / $14 / Meeting Room Capacity: 70 / Best Table in the House: The secluded south room, with a handful of tables, is reminiscent of old-school Italian restaurants, where diners are secluded from the main room's  hustle and bustle.

Detroit

23. Andiamo Riverfront

Located on the Detroit River in the Renaissance Center, this scenic eatery offers authentic Italian dishes, including ravioli and lasagna, and numerous wine selections. 400 GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, 313-567-6700, L&D Mon.-Fri. D Sat. & Sun. / $25 / Meeting Room Capacity: 90 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 12 is in the center of the dining room. This table optimizes the restaurant’s scenic view of the Detroit River and Windsor.

24. Coach Insignia

As the second highest restaurant in the United States, Coach Insignia offers panoramic views of Detroit and Windsor. The restaurant also prides itself on using as many Michigan products as possible, such as the Michigan rainbow trout in their Detroit fish and chips. 71st & 72nd floors, Renaissance Center, Detroit, 313-567-2622, D Mon.-Sat. / $32 / Meeting Room Capacity: Private rooms hold 16 and the lower levels can hold up to 400 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A window table overlooking the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit River or the skyline with views of the sports stadiums.

25. Cuisine

Set in New Center, this quaint French-American restaurant is located inside a residential manor and offers seared sea scallops, beef tenderloin, and roasted Alaskan halibut.  670 Lothrop, Detroit, 313-872-5110, L Wed.-Fri. D Tue.-Sun. / $25 / Meeting Room Capacity: 25 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 15 and 16 are on the old porch overlooking Lothrop street.

26. Giovanni’s Ristorante

Recipient of the 2001 DiRoNA award for being among the best restaurants in North America, Giovanni’s is a cozy Italian eatery offering ravioli, lasagna, gnocchi. 330 S. Oakwood, Detroit, 313-841-0122, L&D Tue.-Fri. D Sat. / $25 / Meeting Room Capacity: 28 / Valet / Best Table in the House: The Sewing Machine Table is in a corner that overlooks the entire restaurant and seats up to four people.

27. Iridescence

Located atop of the stylish MotorCity Casino Hotel, Iridescence is an AAA Four Diamond rated restaurant that offers Yuzu salmon, wild striped bass, and duo of Colorado lamb. 2901 Grand River, Detroit, 313-237-6732, D Tue.-Sun. / $100 / Meeting Room Capacity: 12 / Valet / Best Table in the House: A corner booth with a bird’s-eye view of the city.

28. Joe Muer Seafood

Enjoy sweeping views of the Detroit River, a modern interior, and a menu offering various seafood dishes, sushi, and classics such as Dover sole, whitefish, and perch. 400 Renaissance Center, 313-567-6837, D Daily / $36 / Meeting Room Capacity: 36 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A table in the main dining room, next to floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the river, the Riverwalk, and Canada.

29. The London Chop House

Newly renovated in an old-time fashion paying homage to the institution of the original restaurant, including a snug where famous guests have and can dine in private luxury. Also harkening back to the original restaurant, the new establishment serves traditional favorites like the veal chop Oscar. 155 West Congress, Detroit, 313-962-0277, L&D Mon.-Fri. D Sat. / $30 / Meeting Room Capacity: 75 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Booth One. In the restaurant’s early days, this booth hosted celebrities, auto barons, and VIP guests.

30. Santorini Estiatorio

Located in Detroit’s Greektown, Santorini Estiatorio offers salmon Tosca, cowboy steak, Greek pizza, and roasted lemon chicken. 501 Monroe, Detroit, 313-962-9366, L&D Mon.-Fri. D Sat. / $21 / Meeting Room Capacity: 40 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 1 seats up to six people and is in the middle of the restaurant. 

31. Rattlesnake Club

Enjoy Maine diver sea scallops and a host of seafood and steak selections on the covered terrace, when weather permits, and take in the views of the Detroit River. 300 River Place, 313-567-4400, L&D Tue.-Fri., D Sat. / $40 / Meeting Room Capacity: 70 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 20 is up front by the window and  provides a prime view of the Detroit River.

32. Roast

Tucked inside the refurbished Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, Roast offers everything from bacon-wrapped trout to lamb ragu to porterhouse for two. 1128 Washington Blvd., Detroit, 313-961-2500, D Mon.-Sun. / $30 / Meeting Room Capacity: 18 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: For privacy, there are booths by the bar. For a good view, try the windows that look out onto Washington Boulevard.

33. The Whitney

Detroit's most iconic mansion, the historic eatery retains all of its charm while appealing to contemporary tastes with offerings such as bourbon glazed salmon, Kasu halibut, and Creekstone Angus filet. 4421 Woodward Ave., 313-832-5700, D Daily / $35 / Meeting Room Capacity: 60 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: There are multiple options, including tables by a window that looks out onto Woodward, a library area, a music room, and The Study, a private room that holds up to 12 people.

34. Wolfgang Puck Steak

Two American Kobe steaks highlight the menu of red meat, but they also offer seafood such as stuffed shrimp and whole Maine lobster. 1777 Third St. in the MGM Grand Detroit, 313-465-1644, D Daily / $50 / Meeting Room Capacity: 50 / Valet / Best Table in the House: The aptly named Wine Cellar Table is located in the restaurant’s glass-enclosed wine cellar.

Farmington Hills

35. Antonio’s Cucina Italiana

Signature dishes include gnocchi Rita, chicken Antonio, various veal dishes, and pizzas — all in an Italian countryside setting. 37646 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, 248-994-4000, L&D Mon.-Fri., D Sat.-Sun. / $15 / Meeting Room Capacity: 50 / Best Table in the House: N/A

36. Café Cortina

This Farmington Hills restaurant may be the “best-kept secret” in metro Detroit. With a garden that provides arugula, basil, eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes for the Northern Italian cuisine. 30715 W. 10 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, 248-474-3033, L&D Mon.-Fri. D Sat. / $30 / Meeting Room Capacity: 150 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: There is fireside seating on the patio or inside, as well.

37. Hong Hua

With more than 80 years of combined experience, the chefs at Hong Hua offer guests authentic Chinese cuisine like Peking duck. 27925 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, 248-489-2280, L&D Daily / $14 / Meeting Room Capacity: 200 / Best Table in the House: N/A

38. Lelli’s Inn on the Green

Located at Copper Creek Golf Course, Lelli’s Inn continues the tradition started in 1939, serving filet mignon with zip sauce, bone-in filet mignon, and veal marsala. 27925 Golf Pointe Blvd., Farmington Hills, 248-994-1111, L&D Tue.-Fri., D Sat.-Sun. / $40 / Meeting Room Capacity: 165 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Tables in the Red room or the Champagne room.

Ferndale

39. Assaggi Bistro

Offerings highlight the elegant flavors of the Italian coast, from lentil pancakes with sherried wild mushrooms to entrees such as porcini-dusted day boat sea scallops. 330 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale, 248-584-3499, L Tue.-Fri. D Tue.-Sun. / $26 / Meeting Room Capacity: 40 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 20 is a coveted window seat, comfortably fitting 8-10 people.

Grosse Pointe Farms

40. Dirty Dog Jazz Café

In an intimate pub atmosphere, this restaurant provides live music along with such entrees as Vietnamese short ribs, confit chicken fettuccine, and braised pork chops. 97 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, 313-882-5299, L&D Tue.-Fri., D Sat. / $17 / Meeting Room Capacity: 22 / Valet / Best Table in the House: For entertainment, Table 4 offers an up-close view of the live music, but for a quieter and more secluded setting, there is a private room with a 64-inch screen and speakers that allow guests to see the band, yet still conduct a private meeting.

41. The Hill Restaurant

The restaurant offers classic American fare prepared with premium ingredients, including numerous meat and seafood choices. The Block Island swordfish is one of the restaurant’s signature dishes.123 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, 313-886-8101, L Mon.-Fri. D Mon.-Sat. / $24 / Meeting Room Capacity: 50 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Booth 1 seats up to four people and is very visible. Booth 65 seats up to eight people and is private.

Grosse Pointe Woods

42. Da Edoardo

Family-owned by the Barbieri family for more than 25 years, Da Edoardo offers rich Italian cuisine like fettuccine Alfredo, tuna au poivre, and veal saltimbocca. 19767 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, 313-881-8540, D Daily / $20 / Meeting Room Capacity: 40 / Best Table in the House: Fireside booths.

Keego Harbor

43. Jeremy Restaurant and Bar

Jeremy strives to delight the taste buds with contemporary American fare, including lemon chicken, beef short ribs, and Scottish salmon. 1978 Cass Lake Rd., Keego Harbor, 248-681-2124, D Tue.-Sun. / $22 / Meeting Room Capacity: 20 in a semiprivate area / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: An elevated table in the bar area, separated from the rest of the restaurant by an antique bed post frame.

Livonia

44. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

An ideal setting to entertain clients, the restaurant offers award-winning steak and seafood, including New York strip, bone-in rib eye, and double breast of chicken. 17400 Haggerty, Livonia, 734-542-9463, D Nightly / $30 / Meeting Room Capacity: 60 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A table in the main dining room, next to the reserve wine room with more than 1,000 bottles.

Northville

45. Gaucho Steak House

An authentic Brazilian steakhouse offers a vibrant atmosphere and 16 types of unlimited meats, including filet mignon, rib eye, and lombo. 39550 W. Seven Mile, Northville, 248-380-7770, L Mon.-Fri. D Daily / $47 / Meeting Room Capacity: 30 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 7 is located in the second dining room near a waterfall.

Novi

46. Genji Japanese Steakhouse 

A unique Asian setting filled with moveable teppanyaki tables where diners or a chef can prepare Japanese cuisine on a flat, inset stainless steel grill amid scenes from a Japanese village on the surrounding video walls. 27145 S. Karevich Dr., Novi, 248-380-6881, L&D Daily / $35 / Meeting Room Capacity: N/A / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 10, a teppanyaki table, is located near the restaurant’s video wall, which is composed of 15 flat screen TVs.

47. Novi Chophouse

Serving prime steaks and seafood in an elegant setting, this Novi establishment located inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel is known for its live Maine lobster and generous cuts of beef. 27000 Sheraton Dr., Novi, 248-305-5210, D Daily / $32 / Meeting Room Capacity: 50 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Any of the oversized luxury booths.

48. Steve & Rocky’s

Opentable.com’s Diner’s Choice Winner for 2009, chefs Steve Allen and Chuck “Rocky” Rachwitz offer local American fare favorites including baked meatloaf, shrimp provencal, and lake perch saute. 43150 Grand River, Novi, 248-374-0688, L Mon.-Sat. D Daily / $20 / Meeting Room Capacity: 100 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: The perimeter tables offer the most privacy. 

49. Toasted Oak Grill & Market

Located in the newly renovated Baronette Renaissance Hotel next to 12 Oaks Mall, the upbeat restaurant offers an array of steak and seafood prepared in-house, including corned veal shortribs, grilled pizza, Lake Huron trout, and Creekstone Farms rib eye. 27790 Novi Rd., Novi, 248-277-6000, B&L Mon.-Sat. D Mon.-Thur. / $19 / Meeting Room Capacity: 25 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A private dining room is available.

Plymouth

50. Fiamma Grille

With a quaint view of downtown Plymouth, this restaurant offers a contemporary dining experience. Entree selections include Piedmontese filet mignon, Norwegian salmon, and spring vegetable risotto. 380 S. Main St., Plymouth, 734-416-9340, D Mon.-Sat. / $23 / Meeting Room Capacity: 60 / Valet / Best Table in the House: A table by the window overlooking the park, or for a quiet dinner, there's a table in the back corner. 

51. La Bistecca Italian Grille

The Grille offers pollo alla picatta and an array of steak and seafood such as a 16-oz. New York strip and salmon al griglia. 39405 Plymouth Rd., Plymouth, 734-254-0400, L Mon.-Fri. D Mon-Sat. / $23 / Meeting Room Capacity: N/A / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A very private table, tucked away in the corner of the restaurant.

Rochester

52. Brookshire at The Royal Park Hotel

Brookshire features an extensive menu highlighted by steak and seafood, including steak Diane, pan-seared Atlantic salmon, and 8-oz. bistro steak. 600 E. University, Rochester, 248-453-8732, B, L&D Mon.-Sat. / $38 / Meeting Room Capacity: 118 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Booths near the fireplace or the half-booths along the back wall.

53. Rochester Chop House

The Kruse and Muer restaurant offers great, affordable steaks, chops, and seafood such as Maine lobster tails, stuffed shrimp, and lamb chops. 306 Main St., Rochester, 248-651-2266, L&D Mon.-Sat. D Sun. / $24 / Meeting Room Capacity: 80 / WI-FI / Valet / Best Table in the House: Two half-booths or an eight-seat table with executive leather chairs in the center of the room.

Rochester Hills

54. Luca’s Chophouse

This reasonably priced chophouse serves up a menu comprised of antibiotic-free beef, lamb, and pork as well as a wide selection of appetizers and desserts. 6870 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, 248-266-6370, L&D daily / $23 / Meeting Room Capacity: 45 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A table next to the waterfall and the wine rack.

55. Mitchell’s Fish Market

Fish so fresh, the menu is printed twice daily. Mitchell’s provides a wide array of fish, and their crab cakes are a noted favorite. 370 N. Adams Rd., Rochester Hills, 248-340-5900, L&D Daily, Brunch Sun. / $21 / Meeting Room Capacity: 32 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Tables 92 and 93 are two horseshoe-shaped booths that are semiprivate, located in the back of the restaurant and seat up to six people.

56. Silver Spoon Ristorante

Here, the interior is modern and eclectic, while the wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their authentic Italian menu, which includes steak, seafood, pizza, ravioli, salads, and more. 6830 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, 248-652-4500, D Tue.-Sun. / $25 / Meeting Room Capacity: N/A / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Will accommodate upon request. There's also seating out front.

Romulus

57. Dema

Located inside The Westin at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Dema offers a modern setting with an Asian-infused menu that provides a wide array of options, including pasta, steak, seafood, and salads. 2501 Worldgateway Place, Detroit, 734-229-6782, B, L&D Mon.-Sun. / $13 / Meeting Room Capacity: 10 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 19 is next to the tranquility pond in the atrium.

Roseville

58. Mr. Paul’s Chophouse

The family-operated restaurant offers exceptional steak, seafood, and pasta in a club-like setting. The beef and fish are so fresh, thery're delivered twice daily. 29850 Groesbeck Hwy., Roseville, 586-777-7770, L&D Mon.-Fri. D Sat. / $24 / Meeting Room Capacity: 182 / Valet / Best Table in the House: The larger booth in the back corner of the restaurant.

Royal Oak

59. Andiamo Royal Oak

Quaint and memorable, this popular local franchise features authentic Italian cuisine like tortellini alla crema. 129 S. Main St., Royal Oak, 248-582-9300, L&D Mon.-Wed. D Sat.-Sun. / $24 / Meeting Room Capacity: N/A / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Several tables available in the quieter areas of the restaurant.

60. Hamlin Corner

Recently opened and billed as a “sophisticated sports bar,” Hamlin Corner offers 50 beers on draft, pizza, sandwiches, and more. 386 N. Main St., Royal Oak, 248-556-5428, L&D Daily / $12 / Meeting Room Capacity: Varies with setup / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Choose any table with available VIP service.

Southfield

61. Bacco Ristorante

Classic Italian cuisine meets contemporary ambiance. The restaurant boasts an impressive selection of authentic Italian dishes made with fresh ingredients. 29410 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, 248-356-6600, L&D Mon.-Fri. D Sat. / $38 / Meeting Room Capacity: 30 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Tables 40 and 44.

62. Gastronomy

A modern American bistro that uses culinary techniques to focus on the art and science of good eating. Multicultural influences can be seen throughout the menu in fresh, healthy options. 1 Towne Square, Southfield, 248-864-4410, L Mon.-Fri., D Wed.-Sat. / $32 / Meeting Room Capacity: 40 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: The Chef’s Table seats up to eight people.

63. Meriwether’s

The high ceilings and stained glass, along with dark-stained wood, nicely accentuate the restaurant that serves a variety of fresh fish dishes. 25485 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, 248-358-1310, L Mon.-Sat., D Daily / $18 / Meeting Room Capacity: 40 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Private rooms.

Sterling Heights

64. Andiamo Sterling Heights

A sister location of the popular local franchise, this airy and private location specializes in everything Italian, offering a range of traditional dishes such as ravioli and lasagna along with premium cuts of beef. 14425 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, 586-532-8800, L&D Mon.-Fri. D Sat.-Sun. / $24 / Meeting Room Capacity: 100 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: The restaurant will accommodate almost any seating request.

65. Joe Bologna’s Trattoria

This restaurant provides a homey Italian atmosphere, with family photos and paintings of the Italian countryside decorating the walls. The chef excels at providing fresh cuisine. 2135 17 Mile, Sterling Heights, 586-939-5700, L Mon.-Fri., D Daily / $25 / Meeting Room Capacity: 62 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A long walnut table is set up in a secluded area of the restaurant.

Taylor

66. Pete’s Place

Good food and fresh service has been the motto for the past 30 years. A new addition has taken the motto a step further to include 40 draft beers, 26 of which are Michigan craft beers. The menu includes salads, sandwiches, pasta, and more. 12245 Telegraph Rd., Taylor, 734-379-0088, L&D Daily. / $11 / Meeting Room Capacity: 40 / Best Table in the House: A large round table that seats up to 10 people.

Trenton

67. Fratellos

Two brothers take to their Italian roots, incorporating the freshest local ingredients into every old-country dish. The baby grand piano sets the mood for a memorable evening. 4501 Fort St., Trenton, 734-692-1730, L&D Daily. / $20 / Meeting Room Capacity: 60 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A private room is available on request.

Troy

68. The Capital Grille

Located at Somerset North in Troy, the Capital Grill offers prime steaks and seafood, accompanied by an extensive wine list. 2800 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, 248-649-5300, L Mon.-Sat. D Daily / $30 / Meeting Room Capacity: 50 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Tables 81 and 82 on the restaurant’s upper level.

69. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant

They bring in fresh lake and ocean fish each day and prepare it to order, whether it is cooked simply or accentuated with sauces. 2850 Coolidge Hwy., Troy, 248-637-6400, L&D Daily / $22 / Meeting Room Capacity: 42 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A secluded, semiprivate dining room with a window.

70. Mon Jin Lau

Offers a cuisine infused with Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese influences, a lengthy sushi list, and a lively atmosphere. Customer favorites include  1515 E. Maple, Troy, 248-689-2332, L Mon.-Fri. D Daily / $15 / Meeting Room Capacity: 60 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: The patio is great when the weather is cooperative; the restaurant will also accommodate seating requests.

71. Morton’s Steakhouse

Offers an intimate setting of lush wood tones and unique caricatures — as close to an Old World steak and seafood club setting as you get, and famous for its large portions. 888 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, 248-404-9845, L&D Daily / $35 / Meeting Room Capacity: 88 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A table in the back of the restaurant, near the wine case, offers privacy and a great view of the steakhouse.

72. Northern Lakes Seafood Restaurant

The restaurant is closed at its Bloomfield Hills location on Woodward and is in the process of moving to the New ICON Hotel (formerly the MET Hotel), 5500 Crooks Rd., Troy. For questions, call 248-646-0370, ext. 1. The resturant is expecting to reopen the first week of December.

73. Ocean Prime

This contemporary version of an American supper club is an award-winning steakhouse that offers prime beef and seafood on its made-from-scratch menu. 2915 Coolidge Hwy., Troy, 248-458-0500, L Mon.-Fri. D Daily / $38 / Meeting Room Capacity: 60 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Table 10.

74. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

With more than 40 years of rich history, Ruth’s Chris boasts an extensive menu offering steak and seafood, and an award-winning wine list. 755 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, 248-269-8424, D Daily / $40 / Meeting Room Capacity: 60 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A special round table that accommodates 50.

75. Tre Monti

A seemingly private restaurant along Big Beaver, Tri Monti offers  warm, casual décor with a lengthy wine list and Italian cuisine, including the Italian favorite, lasagna verdi al forno, with 15 layers of fresh spinach pasta, cheese and Bolognese sauce. 1695 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, 248-680-1100, L&D Mon.-Fri. D Sat.-Sun. / $25 / Meeting Room Capacity: 120 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Tables 101 and 301.

Utica

76. Filippa’s Wine Barrel

A tradition in dining excellence for more than 30 years, Filippa’s offers quality steaks and seafood, but the hand-rubbed, sweet-sauced ribs are a favorite. 45125 Mound Rd., Utica, 586-254-1311, L&D Daily / $18 / Meeting Room Capacity: 120 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Tables 91 in the lounge area and Table 5 in the main dining room near a window.

Warren

77. Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse

The flagship location of a bustling Italian franchise. Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse features cuts of premium beef and seafood, tableside Caesar salad, and dessert carts. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren, 586-268-3200, L&D Mon.-Fri. D Sat.-Sun. / $24 / Meeting Room Capacity: 750 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Tables in the main or west part of th restaurant allow diners privacy.

West Bloomfield

78. Prime29 Steakhouse

A contemporary steakhouse, featuring prime cuts of seafood and beef aged for 29 days. The 24-ounce bone-in rib eye is a pricey restaurant specialty. 6545 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, 248-737-7463, D Daily / $30 / Meeting Room Capacity: 229 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A table inside of a glass-portioned room adjacent to the main dining area.

79. The Lark

This European-style country inn with dining room windows that shed light on the garden that features herbs, vegetables, and fruit — all part of award-winning French cooking techniques. 6430 Farmington Rd., West Bloomfield, 248-661-4466, D Tues.-Sat. / $38 (five-course dinner averages $80) / Meeting Room Capacity: 50 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Booth No. 1.

Windsor

80. La Zingara Pizzeria Trattoria

Contemporary dining with a rustic Italian flare. Sisters Pina and Toni Maceroni moved to Windsor’s “Little Italy” to offer authentic cuisine such as raviloi and lasaga. 769 Erie St. East, Windsor, 519-258-7555, L Mon.-Fri. D Daily / $18 / Meeting Room Capacity: 130 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Private rooms available on request. 

81. Enzo’s Trattoria

A casual, home-style trattoria offering a simplistic approach to fine Italian dining, with a menu that includes pizza, steak, seafood, and a wide variety of pasta dishes that can be mixed and matched. 1063 Erie St. East, Windsor, 519-254-6213, L Tue.-Fri. D Tue.-Sun. / $15 / Meeting Room Capacity: 70 / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: Ask for Enzo and he will take care of you.

Wixom

82. Volare Ristorante

This steakhouse features refined dishes of authentic Italian cuisine, prime chops, and steaks like a 48-oz porterhouse or 14-oz. New York strip. Seafood is delivered overnight. 49115 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, 248-960-7771, L Mon.-Fri. D Daily / $30 / Meeting Room Capacity: 40 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: A table in the back corner.

Wyandotte

83. Portofino

A landmark for 30 years, the restaurant features authentic Italian cuisine including asiago-stuffed gnocchi baked Italian sausage, shrimp scampi, and broiled lamb. 3455 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte, 734-281-6700, L&D Daily / $18 / Meeting Room Capacity: 200 / Valet / WI-FI / Best Table in the House: The August Room seats up to 20 people.

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