2023 Top Business Restaurants in Metro Detroit

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ANN ARBOR
BLUE LLAMA JAZZ CLUB
New Orleans jazz meets downtown Ann Arbor
with live music every night and world-inspired
cuisine. A favorite spot for locals, visitors, and
fans attending a sporting event. 314 S. Main St.,
Ann Arbor, 48104, 734-372-3200, D Wed.-Sat. /
$40 / 100 people / / NA

THE CHOP HOUSE
An elegant steakhouse destination featuring
grain-fed beef like filet mignon and New York
strip — usually a great spot before or after a
U-M football game. 322 S. Main St., Ann Arbor,
888-456-3463, D Daily / $46 / 81people / /
The Chef’s Table. Seats 10-12 people at the front
of the restaurant, with a view of Ann Arbor’s
Main Street.

GANDY DANCER
Located in the elegantly restored 1886 Michigan
Central Depot railroad station made from
stone, the Gandy Dancer specializes in seafood,
steak, and pasta dishes. 401 Depot St.,
Ann Arbor, 734-769-0592, B Sun., L Mon.-Sat.,
D Daily / $35 / 270 people/ / / Window
tables with a scenic view of the train tracks or a
central booth by a sculpture.

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 / $26 / 250 people/ / NA

ZINGERMAN’S ROADHOUSE
A down-to-earth establishment, Zingerman’s
serves fresh regional American foods. Entrées
include Uncle Joe Burroughs’ Southern fried
whole catfish platter, rainbow trout, and Alaskan
halibut. 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor,
734-663-3663, B, L & D Daily / $293 / 65 people
/ / / NA

AUBURN HILLS
LELLI’S OF AUBURN HILLS
This Italian restaurant is known for its filet
mignon with zip sauce, a 32-oz. porterhouse,
and tableside Caesar salad. Originally located
in Detroit. 885 Opdyke Rd., Auburn Hills, 248-
373-4440, L & D Daily / $50 / 350 people / /
/ Located in a high-profile part of the restaurant,
the tables by the bar are highly requested.

BIRMINGHAM
220 MERRILL
220 Merrill is a modern and chic upscale
restaurant specializing in American cuisine.
220 E Merrill St., Birmingham, 248-
646-2220, L & D Daily, BR Sat.-Sun. / $40 /
250 people / / NA

BIRMINGHAM PUB
Enjoy a sophisticated twist to the classic gastropub
experience with an inviting ambience
that’s casual and comfortable, with luxe
touches and urban chic details. 555 S. Old
Woodward Ave., Birmingham, 248-885-8108,
B & L Sun., L Tue.-Fri., D Tue.-Sun. / $30 /
300 people / / The Sunset Room can seat
up to 60 guests and has standing room for 70.
It overlooks South Old Woodward Avenue and
features a full bar and open-air views.

CASA PERNOI
Casa Pernoi, located in Birmingham’s Triangle
District, is best known for its famous bread
basket, which is baked in-house. The food is
all scratch-made in this Trattoria-style casual
Italian restaurant, featuring homemade pastas,
wild-caught seafood, local vegetables in
season, and locally raised meats. 310 E. Maple
Rd., Birmingham, 248-940-0000, L Wed.-Fri.,
D Tue.-Sat. No valet, but the restaurant has its
own dedicated parking lot that costs $5 to use. /
$50 / 400 people / / The most popular area
for guests to sit is the covered patio in the bar/
port rooms. The restaurant offers private dining
in the Maple/Ocean rooms from 6 to 50 people.

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 / $50 / 400 people
/ / / The Captain’s Table seats eight
people in large, comfortable chairs.

FOREST
Located in Birmingham’s Triangle District,
diners can watch as the culinary team prepares
charcuterie and traditional bistro dishes
behind glass windows. The chef emphasizes
fresh, local ingredients. 753 Forest Ave., Birmingham,
248-258-9400, L Sat., D Tue.-Sat. /
$45 / 65 people / / / The restaurant’s
corner booth seats up to 14 people and provides
ample privacy.

HAZEL’S SEASONAL SEAFOOD
This seafood restaurant offers diverse options
all year long, with rotating regional offerings
from some of the best-known seafood destinations
in the country. 1 Peabody St., Birmingham,
248-671-1714, L & D Tue.-Sun. / $25 /
125  people/ NA

HYDE PARK PRIME STEAKHOUSE
The popular downtown venue offers both
traditional and specialty steaks, including
dry-aged reserve prime offerings, as well as
shrimp and lobster tail. 201 S. Old Woodward
Ave., Birmingham, 248-594-4369, D Mon.-Sat.
/ $70 / 60 people/ / / The plush red
Gotti booth is a customer favorite, but for more
privacy the Board Room seats 8-10. Other popular
areas of the restaurant include six rooms
for private dining, and stained glass-ornamented
Room 11, which includes a flat-screen
TV and a fireplace.

MADAM
The new downtown establishment, located
inside the Daxton Hotel, serves American cuisine
and beverages. Entrées include scallops,
flat iron steak, and steelhead trout. 298 S. Old
Woodward Ave., Birmingham, 248-283-4200,
B, L & D Daily / $42 / 90 people/ / /
With an open floor plan and the large expansive
space, every table is as advantageous as
the next.

MÀRE MEDITERRANEAN
Màre offers a modern take on seafood dishes
with Greek, Italian, and Spanish influences. 115
Willits St., Birmingham, 248-940-5525, L Sat.-
Sun., D Tue.-Sun. / $28 / 35 people / / /
Table 6, in the center of the dining room, seats six people comfortably. You can be seen
and watch the incoming and outgoing crowd.

PHOENICIA
A unique and refined menu for Middle Eastern
cuisine, inspired by Old World Beirut. Owner
Sameer Eid selects the finest cuts of meat every
morning and uses 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 / $25 /
The dining area can comfortably accommodate
parties of up to 10 people. / / Booths 1, 2,
and 21 are popular for meetings. The two most
private booths can seat up to six people and are
located beside the wine cellar.

RUGBY GRILLE
Tucked inside Birmingham’s Townsend Hotel,
the Rugby Grille offers steaks, seafood, and
racks of lamb. Or sit outside on the expansive
sidewalk patio, which offers a great view of
who’s coming in and out of the main entrance
doors. 100 Townsend St., Birmingham, 248-
642-5999, B, L & D Daily / $52 / NA / /
/ Tables 71 and 74 have unparalleled vantage
points of the restaurant.

TOWNHOUSE
Located in downtown Birmingham, this American
bistro serves up everything from lobster
rolls to footlong cheesesteaks, and has an
extensive alcohol selection. 180 Pierce St., Birmingham,
248-792-5241, L & D Daily / $34
NA / / NA

ZANA
Zana offers a modern American menu with
a European flair. Its ambience celebrates the
fusion of art, aesthetics, and food. 210 S. Old
Woodward Ave., Birmingham, 248-800-6568, D
Tue.-Sun. / $42 / 130 people / / The back
booth is perfect for a private business lunch.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS
ANDIAMO BLOOMFIELD
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 Mon.-Fri., D
Daily / $41 / 150 people / / / Table 40 is
at the center of the restaurant near a fireplace.
With a low wall to one side and a high wall to the
other, this secluded table offers ample privacy
for a group of eight.

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 / $56 / 600 people
/ / / Table 441, located in the center
of the restaurant, seats up to eight people and
offers views of the entire restaurant and the
wine wall. Table 119 is also highly requested for
a more private setting.

JOE MUER SEAFOOD
Joe Muer Seafood in Bloomfield Hills is the
second Muer seafood restaurant in the region.
The menu is the same, and the décor is distinctive
with a central bar, black-and-white marble
floors, live acts, and an extensive wine collection.
39475 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills,
248-792-9609, D Daily / $49 / 200 people / /
/ The Bloomfield Hills location seats up to
250 people, with several prime locations.

ROADSIDE B&G
This bar and grill is retro-themed and specializes
in everything from burgers, ribs, and fish
and chips to steaks and seafood. 1727 S. Telegraph
Rd., Bloomfield Township, 248-858-7270,
D Daily / $24 / 40 people / Tables on the patio
are the most requested.

CANTON TOWNSHIP
ANTONIO’S CUCINA ITALIANA
Family recipes feature authentic Italian cuisine
like linguine primavera, ravioli, and cannelloni,
that truly reflects the Old Country. The location
is one of four Antonio’s restaurants in metro
Detroit, along with Roman Village in Dearborn.
2220 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton, 734-981-
9800, L & D Daily / $19 / 140 people / /
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.

CLARKSTON
VIA BOLOGNA
Designed to remind customers of the romantic
atmosphere of European dining, this Italian
restaurant specializes in pastas, veal, chicken,
and fish entrées. 7071 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston,
248-620-8500, D Wed.-Sat / $28 / 50 people
before 3 p.m. / / Table 14 is tucked away
by a window.

CLINTON TOWNSHIP
THE BREWERY RESTAURANT
A casual American restaurant featuring upscale,
world-class cuisine including steak, chops, fresh
seafood, and daily specials. 39950 Hayes, Clinton
Township, 586-286-3020, D Tue.-Sat. /
$34 / 30 people / / A corner table by the patio
that seats up to eight people and offers plenty
of privacy.

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE
From the chic atmosphere to world-class service,
signature Northern Italian cuisine, and fine
wines and cocktails, this Italian restaurant is a
go-to for any occasion. 17420 Hall Rd., Clinton
Township, 586-263-7310, L & D Daily / 28/
maybe /

DEARBORN
ROMAN VILLAGE CUCINA ITALIANA
This family-owned restaurant sticks to its traditional
Italian roots and uses family recipes. For
example, their polenta consists of cornmeal
topped with Italian sausage and meat sauce.
9924 Dix Ave., Dearborn, 313-842-2100, L & D
Daily / $19 / 110 people / / A round table in
the center of the room.

DEARBORN HEIGHTS
ANTONIO’S CUCINA ITALIANA
This location, just as the Rugiero family’s other
locations, produces its own pasta daily. Apart
from ravioli Florentine or mannicotti, pair their
fresh gnocchi with the house special pancetta
and mushroom sauce. 26356 Ford Rd., Dearborn
Heights, 313-278-6000, L & D Daily /
$19 / 110 people / The secluded south room, with
its few tables, is reminiscent of old school Italian
restaurants and is located away from the main
room’s hustle and bustle. It’s private and quaint.

DETROIT
ANDIAMO RIVERFRONT
Located on the Detroit River in the Renaissance
Center, this scenic eatery offers authentic Italian
dishes including ravioli and lasagna, and
has numerous wine selections. 400 GM Renaissance
Center, Detroit, 313-567-6700, L Sat., D
Daily / $44 / 200 people / / / The Galleria.
Accommodating up to 90 guests, the elegant
room offers plenty of privacy for meetings
both small and large.

THE APPARATUS ROOM
Housed in the former Detroit Fire Department
Headquarters that is now the 100-room Foundation
Hotel, the Apparatus Room features
regional riffs on traditional American dishes.
Entrées include braised farm chicken, lamb
shank, and seafood bourride. 250 W. Larned,
Detroit, 313-800-5600, B Mon.-Sat., L & D Daily
/ $39 / 320 people/ / / The Chef’s Table,
a 10-seat space that offers a multi-course tasting
menu, and also serves as a home for visiting
chefs and pop-ups.

BASAN
Tucked neatly into the ground floor of the historic
Eddystone and a mere stone’s throw from
Little Caesar’s Arena, Basan is a marriage of
distinctive food and inimitable beverages with
a lifestyle of hospitality. 2703 Park Ave., Detroit,
313-481-2703, D Daily / $24 / 24 people / /

BESA
An exceptional modern dining experience in a
1917 building featuring cuisine inspired by the
Adriatic Sea. 600 Woodward Ave., Detroit, D
Mon.-Sat. / $44 / 108 people / / / The Chef’s Table, a 15-seat space on the lower level
that features its own lounge.

CAUCUS CLUB
The Caucus Club, which originally opened in
1952 and then closed in 2012, is enjoying new
life and new ownership in the Penobscot Building.
House favorites include tenderloin steak
bites, roast prime beef, and pan-seared halibut.
150 W. Congress, Detroit, 313-965-4970, D
Daily/ $66 / 93 people/ / / Table 53,
a corner booth that’s right in the middle of the
restaurant, is the most sought-after spot, but
Table 31, a “Vegas-style booth,” is the favorite
of owner George Sboukis.

CUISINE RESTAURANT
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 St.,
Detroit, 313-872-5110, D Tue.-Sat. / $50 /
200 people/ By request / / Tables 15 and 16
are on the old porch overlooking Lothrop Street.

D.PRIME
Inside MGM Grand Detroit, D.PRIME features a
modern twist on flame-grilled steaks, signature
cocktails, and a fresh atmosphere. 1777 3rd St.,
313-465-1645, D Wed.-Sun. / $70 / N/A /
/ / NA

GIOVANNI’S RISTORANTE
A recipient of a DiRoNA award for being among
the best restaurants in North America, Giovanni’s
is a cozy Italian eatery offering ravioli, lasagna,
and gnocchi. Guests have included Frank
Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. 330 S. Oakwood,
Detroit, 313-841-0122, D Tue.-Sat./ $26 /
127 people / / The Sewing Machine Table, in a
corner that overlooks the entire restaurant,
seats up to four people.

HANAH STEAKHOUSE
An Asian-fusion restaurant, Hanah is a new
high-end steakhouse designed with a sleek
nightclub-like atmosphere that combines modern
design with Asian touches. 607 Shelby St.,
Ste. 100, Detroit, 313-462-4722, L Sat.-Sun., D
Tue.-Sun. / $68 / maybe /

HIGHLANDS DETROIT
Atop the Renaissance Center downtown, Highlands
Detroit offers a riff on a traditional steakhouse
with starters like squash and coconut
soup, second courses including Spanish octopus,
and classic steakhouse third courses such
as an 8 oz. New York strip, a Wagyu skirt steak,
sea scallops, and more. 400 Renaissance Center,
Floor 71, Detroit, 313-877-9090, D Mon.-Sat.
/ $85 / 300 people /

JOE MUER SEAFOOD
With sweeping views of the Detroit River and a
modern interior, the menu offers various seafood
dishes, sushi, and classics such as Dover
sole, whitefish, and surf and turf. There’s also
a piano bar and a small patio. 400 Renaissance
Center, 313-567-6837, L Mon.-Fri., D Daily /
$49 / 175 people / / / A table in the main dining
room, next to floor-to-ceiling windows with
views of the river, the RiverWalk, and Windsor.

THE LONDON CHOP HOUSE
Renovated and paying homage to the original
restaurant, The London Chop House is like
dining in private luxury. Also harkening back to
the original restaurant, the new establishment
serves old favorites like a porterhouse steak.
155 West Congress, Detroit, 313-962-0277, D
Mon.-Sat./ $55 / 40 people / / / Booths 1
and 2. In the restaurant’s early days, and even
today, these booths hosted celebrities and auto
luminaries.

MAD NICE
This Italian restaurant in midtown Detroit offers
a modern menu surrounded by coastal chic
décor and Mid-century Modern design with
smooth, sophisticated service. 4129 Second
Ave., Detroit, 313-558-8000, L Wed.-Sun., D
Daily / $51 / 28 people / /

PARC AT CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Parc combines contemporary Detroit cuisine
with French and Mediterranean flavors in a
vibrant atmosphere featuring modern design.
800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-922-7272, L
& D Daily, BR Sat.-Sun. / $40 / 175 people /

PRIME + PROPER
Aiming to be Detroit’s premier steakhouse,
Prime + Proper dry-ages all meats in-house and
offers 100 percent USDA prime beef and lamb,
as well as seafood. In the lower level is a truly
private bar called Cash Only. 1145 Griswold,
Detroit, 248-294-0700, L Sat.-Sun., D Daily /
$40 / 230 people / / / Table 1 is one of
the restaurant’s most private and sought-after
tables, while Table 2 offers the chance to see
and be seen.

PRISM
Winner of the Best Steakhouse award from
Hour Detroit magazine and located in Greektown’s
Hollywood casino, Prism delivers a
sensory overload from appetizers through desserts,
thanks to their award-winning dishes,
renowned musical accompaniment, and stylish
décor overlooking the Detroit skyline.
555 E. Lafayette St., Detroit, 313-309-2499,
D Wed.-Sun. / $44 / / / Indoor and
outdoor seating

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, D Tue.-Sat. / $41 / 25 people / /
/ Any table along the riverfront provides a
wonderful view for guests.

SAN MORELLO
Located in the Shinola Hotel, San Morello is
a hip, trendy Italian restaurant. Specialties
include wood-fired pizza and handmade pasta
with seasonal ingredients. 1400 Woodward
Ave., Detroit, 313-209-4700, B, L & D Daily /
$38 / 40 people/ / / The two power
tables for a business lunch are large enough
to accommodate a group of four, but also
work well for two. One is somewhat tucked
away in the dining room, and the other is
free-standing.

SELDEN STANDARD
This seasonally driven restaurant allows
guests to enjoy flavors born on local farms
and captured at the peak of the season, for
ultimate taste and quality. The eatery offers
meals such as seasonal flatbread, grilled trout,
and charred octopus, as well as local brews
and craft cocktails. 3921 Second Ave., Detroit,
313-438-5055, D Wed.-Sun. / $27 / 88 people /
The chef’s counter seating area is highly
requested and very interactive.

THE STATLER FRENCH AMERICAN
BISTRO
Nestled in the center of Detroit’s entertainment
district, this French bistro and market offers
classic French-influenced cuisine with a slightly
modern twist, crafted by Certified Master Chef
Daniel Scannell, one of only 72 certified master
chefs in the U.S. 313 Park Ave., Detroit, 313-463-
7111, L Sun.-Fri., D Daily; Market: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. / $45 / 150 people
/ / / NA

SYMPOSIA
Located in the Atheneum Suites Hotel on Brush
Street, Symposia offers Mediterranean cuisine
inspired by Greece, Italy, and Spain. 1000 Brush
St., Detroit, 313-962-9366, D Wed.-Sun. / $48
/ maybe / / / The high-top table in
the front of the restaurant is the perfect spot,
as it has an elevated view of the dining room
and enough space for up to eight people. For
a more private meeting, a corner booth allows
you to discuss all the important details of your
deal in a more secluded space.

TABLE NO. 2 RESTAURANT
Greektown’s Table No. 2 offers a three-course
meal with ingredients sourced from local
farmers’ markets served alongside live entertainment.
1045 Brush St., Detroit, 313-340-
9550, D Mon.-Sun. (no Tue.) / $37 /
maybe / / / There are two different
options for the best table. The first is a private
alcove with a curtain drape for a romantic dinner
for two. The other is the girls’ night out
table, which can seat 12-15.

THE WHITNEY
Detroit’s most iconic mansion, this historic
eatery retains all of its charm and refinement
while appealing to contemporary tastes
with offerings such as bourbon beef Wellington,
bourbon-glazed salmon, and crispy panroasted
duck. 4421 Woodward Ave., 313-832-
5700, D Wed.-Sun., BR Sat.-Sun. / $81 /
400 people / / / Table 28 is in the center of
the bay window area and overlooks Woodward
Avenue. The table seats two and looks out over
a colorful, expansive garden.

WRIGHT & CO.
This restaurant offers contemporary American
food, small-plates style, along with craft cocktails.
The menu typically features nine plates
and three desserts, which change with the
seasons. 1500 Woodward Ave., Second Floor,
Detroit, 313-962-7711, L Tue.-Fri., D Tue.-Sun./
$30 / 16 people / / Table 40. The round
table underneath the chandelier is by the front
window and overlooks Woodward Avenue. It
comfortably seats a minimum of five people
and a maximum of eight.

FARMINGTON HILLS
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 Tue.-Fri,
D Tue.-Sun. / $20 / 45 people/ NA

CAFÉ CORTINA
This Farmington Hills restaurant may be the
best-kept secret in metro Detroit. A garden provides
fresh ingredients like arugula, basil, eggplant,
peppers, and tomatoes for the Northern
Italian cuisine. 30715 W. 10 Mile Rd., Farmington
Hills, 248-474-3033, D Tue.-Sun./ $45 / 185 people
/ / / When weather permits, the ideal
table is one by a fireplace on the patio, with a
scenic view.

HONG HUA
With more than 80 years of combined experience,
the chefs at Hong Hua offer guests
authentic Chinese cuisine like Peking duck in
an upscale setting. Other selections include stirfried
choice rib-eye, king of the sea, and Phoenix
nest. 27925 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington
Hills, 248-489-2280, L Fri.-Sun., D Tue.-Sun. / $28 / 200 people/ Private meeting rooms are
available.

STEVEN LELLI’S 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, D Tue.-
Sun. / $35 / 200 people / / / Tables in
the Red Room or the Champagne Room are
very private.

GROSSE POINTE FARMS
THE BRONZE DOOR
This restaurant offers a modern reimagining of
several classic dishes including shrimp scampi,
stroganoff, fried chicken, and burgers alongside
a lineup of classic steak, pork, and lamb chops.
123 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, 313-
886-8101, L Tue.-Sat., D Daily / 428 / 180 people
/ / / N/A

DIRTY DOG JAZZ CAFÉ
In an intimate pub atmosphere, this restaurant
provides live music along with entrées such
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. / $30 / 80 people/ / For
entertainment, Table 4 offers an up-close view
of the live music, but for a quieter and secluded
setting, the Board Room is a private room with a
64-inch screen and speakers that allow guests
to see and hear the band, yet still conduct a private
meeting.

GROSSE POINTE WOODS
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 Tue.-Sun./ $32 /
75 people/ Fireside booths, with elegant
mahogany and leather features, offer
an impressive and intimate setting.

LEXINGTON
EMILIO’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE
Located at Lakeview Hills Country Club, Emilio’s
Steakhouse offers first-in-class dining and service.
6560 East Peck Rd., Lexington, 810-359-
7333, D Wed.-Sat. / $50/ 120 people / / The
best table is the corner booth that overlooks
the third and fourth holes and the picturesque
lake on the South Golf Course. It seats two, or
can easily be extended to the nearby tables to
accommodate 15.

LIVONIA
ANTONIO’S PICCOLO
RISTORANTE
This new upscale casual, family-owned restaurant
is decorated with oil paintings and mosaics
on its walls and serves its fan-favorite linguine
with white clam sauce, as well as a fresh,
steamed mussels appetizer, and spaghetti carbonara.
A full carry-out menu is available. Everything,
including the gelato, is made in-house in
this authentic Italian restaurant. 31735 Plymouth
Rd., Livonia, 734-513-8000, L & D Tue.-Fri. D
Sat.-Sun. / $18 / 15 people/ / NA

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE
An ideal setting for entertaining clients, this
restaurant offers award-winning steak and seafood,
including New York strip, bone-in rib-eye,
and double breast of chicken. Desserts can easily
be shared. 17400 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, 734-
542-9463, D Daily. / $46 / 60 people / / /
A table in the main dining room, next to the
reserve wine room with more than 100 bottles.

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 guest favorite. 17600 Haggerty
Rd., 734-464-3663, L & D Daily/ $37 / 40 people /
/ / NA

NORTHVILLE
GAUCHO STEAK HOUSE
This authentic Brazilian steakhouse offers a
vibrant atmosphere and 17 types of unlimited
meats including filet mignon, rib-eye,
and lombo com parmesao. 39550 W. Seven
Mile, Northville, 248-380-7770, L Fri., D Daily /
$55 / 40 people/ / Table 7 is located in the
second dining room and, conveniently, near the
salad bar. This table offers privacy, and one of
the restaurant’s waterfalls accentuates the surroundings.
There’s also a private dining room
that seats up to 30 people.

HYDE PARK PRIME STEAKHOUSE
The venue offers both traditional and specialty
steaks, including dry-aged reserve prime offerings,
as well as shrimp and lobster tail. 17107
Haggerty Rd., Northville Township, 248-679-
0007, D Tue.-Sat. $69 / 60 people / / / NA

NOVI
BRENTWOOD GRILLE
Chefs Steve Allen and Chuck “Rocky” Rachwitz
offer local American, favorites including filet
mignon, shrimp Provencal, and lake perch
sauté. The restaurant pays homage to its former
occupant, Steve & Rocky’s, by keeping
a number of signature menu items. 43150
Grand River Ave., Novi, 248-374-0688, L &
D Mon.-Fri., D Sat. / $27 / 250 people / /
The perimeter tables offer the most privacy.

NO. SIX PRIME
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 S. Karevich Dr., Novi, 248-308-
5100, D Mon.-Sat. / $50 / 625 people/ /
Any of the oversized luxury booths.

TOASTED OAK GRILL & MARKET
Located in the Baronette Renaissance Hotel
next to Twelve Oaks Mall, the upbeat restaurant
offers an array of steak and seafood
prepared in-house, including grilled pizza,
Lake Huron trout, local grass-fed rib-eye, and
Creekstone Farms tenderloin. 27790 Novi Rd.,
Novi, 248-277-6000, B, L & D Tue.-Sat., BR
Sat.-Sun. / $33 / 50 people / / A private
dining room is available that can extend near
the fireplace. With its doors shut, the room
holds approximately 26 people.

PLYMOUTH
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. All steak is certified
Piedmontese beef. 39405 Plymouth Rd.,
Plymouth, 734-254-0400, D Tue.-Sat. / $37 /
100 people/ / / Table 11 is tucked away
in the corner of the dining room off the beaten
path, giving you a full view of the room. Table
22 is more private, in an area where diners
don’t see many others.

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP
CANTORO TRATTORIA
This restaurant offers a selection of homemade
gelatos, cannoli, breads baked fresh daily, and
a cheese room. Hundreds of wines complement
appetizers, salads, fish, meats, seafoods,
pastas, and pizzas. 15550 N. Haggerty Rd.,
Plymouth Township, 734-667-1199, L Tue.-Sun.,
D Tue.-Sat. / $40 / 280 people/ / Table 19
is the most popular. The restaurant can’t guarantee
reservations for it, but takes requests.

ROCHESTER
PARK 600 BAR + KITCHEN
AT THE ROYAL PARK HOTEL
Park 600 bar + kitchen is a well-appointed
restaurant that has memorable flavors and
locally sourced foods. The expansive menu
features Indian Brook rainbow trout, Asianstyled
pork shank, and pasta carbonara.
600 E. University, Rochester, 248-453-8732,
B Daily, L Wed.-Fri., D Wed.-Sat. / $42 /
118 people / / / Booths near the fireplace
or half-booths along the back wall are
recommended.

ROCHESTER CHOP HOUSE
The Kruse and Muer restaurant offers great,
affordable steaks, chops, Australian lamb
chops, and seafood such as Maine lobster
tails and stuffed shrimp. 306 Main St., Rochester,
248-651-2266, L & D Mon.-Fri., D Sat.-Sun /
$34 / 60 people / / / Table 210 is highly
requested and is located in the center of the
restaurant. The table is half-moon-shaped and
near the piano, providing a nice view of the
restaurant.

SILVER SPOON RISTORANTE
A new location that embraces the culture and
feel of dining in Italy. There are plenty of homemade
dishes to satisfy any palate. 534 Main
St., Rochester, 248-652-4500, D Mon.-Sat.
/ $20/ 15 people / / / Will accommodate
upon request.

ROCHESTER HILLS
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 guest favorite. 370 N. Adams
Rd., Rochester Hills, 248-340-5900, L Tue.-Sun.,
D Daily/ $37 / 32 people / / / Tables 91,
92, 93, and 94 are horseshoe-shaped booths
that are semiprivate, and located in the back of
the restaurant. Each one seats up to six people.

ROMULUS
REFLECTIONS
Located inside The Westin at Detroit Metropolitan
Airport, Reflections offers a contemporary
setting with a modern American
menu that provides a wide array of options
including pasta, salads, and soups. 2501
Worldgateway Place, Detroit, 734-229-6782,
B, L & D Daily / $35 / 10 people/ / /
Table 29 is next to the tranquility pond in the
atrium, and provides an intimate and relaxed
setting. A great way to relax before or after a
flight.

ROSEVILLE
MR. PAUL’S CHOPHOUSE
This family-operated restaurant offers exceptional
steak, seafood, and pasta in a club-like
setting. Beef and fish are delivered to the
restaurant twice daily, in order to keep meals
fresh. 29850 Groesbeck Hwy., Roseville, 586-
777-7770, L & D Mon.-Fri., D Sat. / $45 /
182 people/ / / The larger booth in the back
corner of the restaurant.

SOUTHFIELD
BACCO RISTORANTE
Classic Italian cuisine meets a contemporary
ambience. The restaurant boasts an impressive
selection of authentic Italian dishes made with
fresh ingredients. 29410 Northwestern Hwy.,
Southfield, 248-356-6600, L & D Tue.-Fri. D Sat.
/ $41 / 70 people/ / / Tables 40 and 44.
Private rooms are also available upon request.

TAYLOR
PETE’S PLACE
Fresh food and great 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 an array of salads,
sandwiches, pasta, and more. 12245 Telegraph
Rd., Taylor, 734-374-0088, B, L & D Daily /
$11 / 40 people/ / A large high-top table seats
up to 10 people and is highly requested by
larger parties.

TROY
THE CAPITAL GRILLE
Located at Somerset Collection North, the
Capital Grille offers prime steaks and seafood,
accompanied by an extensive wine list. 2800
W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, 248-649-5300, L & D
Daily / $59 / 60 people/ / / Table 64
is the most secluded table, and 61 is great for
romantic occasions such as anniversaries and
engagements.

EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD
Eddie V’s offers fresh seafood, a wide selection
of steaks, jazz played by local musicians, and
more than 300 wines. 2100 W. Big Beaver Rd.,
Troy, 248-649-7319, D Daily / $48 / 48 people / /
/ The V Lounge offers live jazz every night
in a comfortable, secluded area.

MON JIN LAU
Enjoy cuisine infused with Chinese, Japanese,
Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese influences, a
lengthy sushi list, and a lively atmosphere.
Menu selections include cashew chicken, Mongolian
rack of lamb, and spicy Korean pork
chop. 1515 E. Maple Rd., Troy, 248-689-2332, D
Daily / $23 / 60 people/ / / The patio is
spacious, and can be rented for private events.

MORTON’S STEAKHOUSE
Enjoy an intimate setting among lush wood
tones and unique caricatures — it’s as close
to an Old World steak and seafood club as you
can get, and famous for its large portions. 888
W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, 248-404-9845, D Daily
/ $56 / 138 people/ / / Booth 70 is often
requested, and is set against a brick wall. Table
51 is highly requested for parties of eight. The
round table encourages interaction between
guests.

OCEAN PRIME
This contemporary version of a rich American
supper club is an award-winning steakhouse
that offers prime beef and seafood on its madefrom-
scratch menu. 2915 Coolidge Hwy., Troy,
248-458-0500, L Mon.-Fri., D Daily / $45 /
95 people / / / Table 10 is highly requested for
parties of eight. An all-glass room that seats up
to eight people is a popular setting.

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE
With more than 40 years of rich history,
Ruth’s Chris boasts an extensive offering of
steak and seafood, and an award-winning
wine list. Steak selections include filet, New
York strip, and porterhouse. Well located
near I-75. 755 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, 248-
269-8424, D Daily / $51 / 125 people / / /
Table 50, a special round table that accommodates
10.

STONEY RIVER
STEAKHOUSE AND GRILL
An upscale steakhouse specializing in handcut
steaks, fresh seafood selections, signature
salads, and house specialties. Lunch and dinner
specialties include steak and biscuits, wild
mushroom meatloaf, and burgers, sandwiches,
and bistro chicken. 155 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy,
248-925-4730, L & D Daily / $36 / 40 people/
/ / NA

UTICA
FILIPPA’S WINE BARREL
A tradition in dining excellence for more than
40 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 Tue.-Sun. / $27 / 400 people
/ / Tables 5 and 91. Table 5 is in a corner
by a window and faces the main dining
room area. Table 91 faces the bar and is near
a bulk counter. With the terrace to the right,
this is a great option for guests looking for a
serene setting.

WARREN
ANDIAMO WARREN
The flagship location of a bustling Italian franchise.
Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse
features cuts of premium beef and seafood,
and tableside Caesar salad, cordials, and a
dessert cart. It has all the ambience of an
upscale steakhouse. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren,
586-268-3200, L Mon.-Fri., D Daily. /
$34 / 650 people/ / / Tables in the
main or west part of the restaurant allow diners
privacy.

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
BAR VERONA
With a thoughtfully chosen menu and locally
sourced ingredients, Bar Verona strives to
deliver cuisine that is fresh and uncomplicated,
yet unique and refined. 59145 Van Dyke Ave.,
Washington Township, 586-473-0700, D Daily /
$36 / 135 people/

WEST BLOOMFIELD
PRIME29 STEAKHOUSE
A contemporary steakhouse featuring prime
cuts of seafood and beef aged for 29 days. The
24-oz. bone-in rib-eye is a restaurant specialty.
6545 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, 248-
737-7463, L & D Tue.-Sun. / $47 / 152 people/ /
A table inside a glass-partitioned room adjacent
to the main dining area.

WYANDOTTE
PORTOFINO
A Wyandotte riverside landmark for almost
40 years, the restaurant’s menu is current,
with seafood and pasta being the main focus.
Lunch and dinner are available all day. Specialties
include Italian cuisine like seafood, pastas,
baked Italian sausage pasta, and authentic Italian
desserts. “Small Plate” offerings include ahi
tuna, shrimp and grits, lobster crab cake, and
calamari steaks. “Big Plate” selections offer
filet mignon, New York strip, chicken marsala,
gnocchi, and more. 3455 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte,
734-281-6700, L & D Tue.-Sun./ $23 /
200 people / / / The August Room seats
up to 18 people.

Compiled by DBusiness. All restaurants are reviewed anonymously, and all expenses are paid by DBusiness. The listings have no relationship to advertising in the magazine.

Figures after address and hours are: average cost for a meal, seating capacity, and best table.