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The Whitney

Beef Wellington - Diners love the Creekstone tenderloin of beef, showcased by foie gras, caramelized garlic and shallots, mushroom and truffle oil duxelle, seasonal vegetables, and Courvoisier cream.

Polka

Polka Combo - Savor the tastes of Poland, including stuffed cabbage, Polish kielbasa, pierogi, sauerkraut, potatoes, and pickles.

Diamonds Steak & Seafood

Warm Carrot Cake - Our “World Famous,” award-winning carrot cake served warm, with frosted-to-order cream cheese icing.

D'Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

Linguine Frutti Di Mare - Linguine with white wine and a zesty red sauce are tossed with shrimp, clams, mussels, octopus, crab, and fresh oregano, making this pasta a delectable choice.

Iridescence

Rack of Michigan Lamb - A succulent, mouth-watering rack of lamb is served with Moroccan couscous, harissa yogurt, marcona almonds, and mint gremolata.

Bistro 82

Zucchini - Vegan zucchini bread, smoked cipollini onions, puffed grains, caramelized onion puree.

Da Francesco’s Ristorante and Bar

Vitello Casa Blanca - Tender veal medallions sautéed with jumbo shrimp, baby spinach, roasted red peppers and artichoke hearts tossed in olive oil, garlic and a white wine lemon caper sauce. Accompanied with a side of homemade gnocchi palomino.

Tria

Grilled Double Bone Lamb Chop - Our braised lamb shoulder is made even better with hummus, overdried tomato, and mushroom ragu.

River Crab Blue Water Inn

Pasta Pagliara - Scallops, salmon, shrimp, mussels, baby spinach, and white clam sauce combine to make Pasta Pagliara a house favorite.

Mitchell's Fish Market

Lobster + Shrimp Stuffed Cod - This specialty fish is served with smashed redskins, sautéed asparagus and white wine garlic sauce.

Meriwether’s

Prime Rib + Shrimp Scampi - This tender and juicy guest favorite is served with smashed redskin potatoes, au jus, and horseradish sour cream.

Gandy Dancer

Snapper Hemingway - This dish features parmesan-crusted snapper with lump crab and lemon beurre blanc, coconut ginger rice, and asparagus.

Cameron's Steakhouse

Prime Dry Aged Kansas City Strip - Cameron’s 18 oz. Kansas City Strip is dry-aged for 28 days, and complemented here by bone marrow butter.

Big Fish Seafood Bistro

Hazelnut Crusted Rainbow Trout - This delightful hazelnut-crusted rainbow trout features grilled shrimp, roasted tomato salsa, and lemon butter, and is served with wild rice risotto and roasted vegetables.

The Whitney

Spicy Peach and Blackberry Crumble - Fresh peaches and peppered blackberries are baked with streusel crumble, then topped with Ray’s vanilla bean ice cream — and the result is heavenly.

London Chop House

Steak Tartare - The steak tartare at the London Chop House features porcini vinaigrette, frisee, soft-poached egg, truffle, and crostini.

Bistro 82

Grand Shellfish Tower - East and West Coast oysters, Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab, littleneck clams, and jumbo shrimp cocktail, together with grains of paradise mignonette, cocktail sauce, and lemon, form this shellfish tower.

2FOG's Pub

Shrimp & Grits - Creamy white grits are topped with four-herb roasted shrimp, bacon, jalapenos, tomatoes, garlic, scallions, sharp cheddar cheese, and a white wine sauce.

Iridescence

32-oz. Tomahawk Steak - The 32-oz. American wagyu tomahawk steak is a guest favorite.

River Crab Blue Water Inn

Wasabi Pea Encrusted Tuna - Soy-sriracha beurre blanc, quinoa-basmati rice, and asparagus enhance the flavors of this tuna selection.

Mitchell's Fish Market

Cedar Plank Salmon - Balsamic glaze, goat cheese, asparagus, sweet peppers, and zucchini make this salmon dish truly unforgettable.

Meriwether's

Slow-Roasted Prime Rib with Coconut Macadamia Shrimp - Smashed redskins, au jus, and horseradish sour cream are the perfect complements to this popular and palate-pleasing prime rib.

Gandy Dancer

Oven Roasted Sea Bass - Sea bass is paired with a vegetable salad of romaine hearts, portobello, and grape tomatoes topped with Asian vinaigrette, and served with a wasabi cream.

Big Fish Seafood Bistro

Skillet Seafood Platter - The Skillet Seafood Platter features flounder florentine, crab cake, lobster tail, shrimp, oysters casino, roasted redskins, and balsamic roasted romas.

Cameron's Steakhouse

Filet Oscar - Savor a mouth-watering filet topped with jumbo lump crab meat and béarnaise sauce, accompanied by asparagus spears.

Tre Monti Ristorante

Risotto Milanese - Acquerello seven-year-aged carnaroli rice is paired with saffron broth, grilled prawns, manila clams, and Tuscan kale.

Genji Japanese Steakhouse

Hibachi Steak & Lobster Tail - Steak and mushrooms, shrimp and broccoli, and Maine lobster are served with fried rice and a vegetable medley of zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and red peppers.

Iridescence

Potato-Crusted Crab Cakes - Jumbo lump crab roulade with malt vinegar aioli, crispy fingerlings, and house-made giardiniera.

Eve

Fricassee of Autumn Mushrooms - Served over a mushroom cream with ricotta gnocchi tossed in browned sage butter, and walnut basil pesto with reggiano tuile.

Joe Muer Seafood

Spice Crust Ahi Tuna - No. 1 bigeye tuna seared rare, with fingerling potatoes, nicoise olives, tomato caper relish, and chimichurri sauce

Andiamo

Bone-in Ribeye Steak - Pan-roasted sweet potato gnocchi, beets, kale, and signature Andiamo zip sauce are the perfect complements to Andiamo’s 20-ounce, bone-in ribeye steak.

Prism

Porterhouse Steak for Two - Choice porterhouse steak marinated in fresh herbs, garlic and olive oil. Served with oven-roasted vegetables and seasoned to order.

Bistro 82

Trois Chocolat - Dark, white, and milk chocolate mousse, complemented by strawberry and caramel-crisp pearls, raspberry, candied orange, and coconut tuile.

Cliff Bell's

Braised Lamb Shank - A succulent lamb shank, paired with Parmesan polenta, roasted cipollini onions, charred red peppers, and lamb jus

The Hill Seafood & Chop House

Pan-Roasted Cauliflower - Pan-roasted cauliflower steak is complemented by sweet potato shoestrings, roasted root vegetables, salsify, Brussels chips, and beets.

J. Baldwin’s

Crispy Roast Duck - Half a duck is accompanied by butternut squash risotto, glazed carrots, and orange Grand Marnier sauce, and finished off with a triple berry garnish.

Twisted Rooster

The Duke Wellington - Grilled Filet with Firecracker Lobster Topping, Crispy Puff Pastry, Lobster Michigan Beer Barrel Bourbon Cream Sauce, Chimichurri, Grilled Asparagus & Roasted Baby Potatoes

24Grille

Wayne’s Chicken Meatloaf - Succulent chicken au jus is served with potato puree and seasonal vegetables.

La Dulce

Tapas Composition No. 1 - The Tapas Composition No. 1 features black rice and squid, wild mushroom and eggplant montodito, salmorejo with crispy Therico ham, and charred octopus pintxo.

The Lark

Copper Cataplana - Copper cataplana of Maine lobster tail, with prawns, mussels, Pt. Judith calamari, and chorizo with heirloom tomato sauce.

Joe Muer Seafood

Spice-Crusted Ahi Tuna - Hawaiian bigeye tuna, seared rare and accompanied by fingerling potatoes, nicoise olives, tomato, caper relish, and chimichurri sauce.

Andiamo

Frutti Di Mare - Seafood pasta with scallops, shrimp, calamari, clams, and mussels, served with a tomato wine sauce and fresh fettuccine.

Iridescence

Atlantic Salmon via Southwest - salsa verde, polenta, cumin crema, avocado, black turtle beans, pepitas, and cilantro give this salmon a Southwest flair.

Bistro 82

Scottish Salmon - Scottish Salmon features the freshest fish, complemented by succotash, purple potato, and pistou broth.

Freighters Eatery & Taproom

Nacho Cheese Doritos® Bacon with McClure’s Ranch - Crispy Applewood Smoked Bacon Encrusted in Crunchy Nacho Cheese Doritos®, Served with McClure’s Bloody Mary Ranch

Prism - Greektown Casino - Hotel

Long Bone Short Rib. Cabernet slow braised with garlic.

The Hill Seafood & Chophouse

Seared Atlantic Salmon: The "Bay of Fundy" pairs fresh Atlantic salmon with an Oriental glaze sauté of vegetables and cashews, sticky rice, and blood orange and fresh ginger reduction.

Ocean Prime

Teriyaki Salmon: Delectable teriyaki-glazed salmon comes with shitake sticky rice, julienne vegetables, soy butter sauce, and sesame seeds.

The Lark Restaurant

Rack of Lamb Genghis Khan: The Lark's renowned rack of lamb comes with a numbered recipe card and is accompanied by potatoes dauphinoise and glazed carrots.

Tria

Fresh-Smoked Mozzarella: Tria’s fresh-smoked mozzarella is a housemade delicacy, with tomato caviar, extra virgin olive oil, and saba pipette.

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Steak Sanders: A perfect filet mignon is served over bordelaise crowned with lobster, béarnaise and asparagus, and mushroom caps.

Iridescence

Miso-Marinated Black Cod with Jerky Crust: Black cod is marinated in miso, rolled in house-made prime jerky crust, and served with cauliflower puree, breakfast radishes, coriander blooms, arugula, and mustard oil.

Cliff Bell's

Red Miso-Rubbed Bistro Filet: A sumptuous filet, served with roasted sweet peppers and grilled baby bok choy.

Recipes for Success

The metropolitan Detroit dining scene offers a perfect blend of sophisticated menus, consistent quality, and enduring value.

Sample the Spirits of Michigan

The state’s wineries and craft breweries have been gaining international attention for their diverse products, and now distillers are getting into the game with an array of spirits.

Between Bread

Super Sandwiches - Taking the lunchtime staple to new heights

A Taste for Details

When restaurants pay extra attention to the little things, it adds up to a truly exceptional dining experience.

Menu Guide Contributors 2012

Megan McDonald, Molly Abraham, Steve Wilke, Dianna Stampfler, Anne Berry Daugherty, Joe Vaughn

Winning Wine Trends

What metro Detroit is drinking — and what’s on the horizon

Steaking a Claim

Prime beef is back in a big way

Menu Guide Contributors 2011

Rebecca Pranger, Roxanne Mullins, Molly Abraham, Steve Wilke, R.J. King, Anne Berry Daugherty, Joe Vaughn

Menu Guide Contributors 2013

Michael Schafer Esq., Molly Abraham, Steve Wilke, Mallorie King, John S. Schultz, and Joe Vaughn

A Cut Above the Rest

Competition keeps the metropolitan Detroit dining scene strong

Santorini Estiatorio

Octapodaki Skaras: Grilled marinated octopus with balsamic reduction and caramelized onions, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and topped with oregano.

The Lark

Grilled Bone-in Rib Eye with Maître d'Hôtel Butter: Wood-grilled bone-in rib eye steak with herb roasted potatoes and asparagus, topped with maître d'hôtel butter.

Prime29 Steakhouse

24 oz. Tomahawk: This 24-oz. aged prime bone-in ribeye is marinated in a garlic herb blend for 24 hours, and served with roasted root vegetables and prime zip sauce.

Iridescence

Tribute to the Cheeseburger: A "cheeseburger" featuring sliced filet mignon, brioche,Dijon crème fraiche, sauce Mornay, sweet potato French fries, grilled romaine, pickled noodle, and tomato nage.

Tria

Brown Butter-Seared Scallops: Succulent brown butter-seared scallops are accompanied by griddled grit cakes and served with Meyer lemon vinaigrette.

Zazios

Roasted Beet Salad: Roasted beet mixed with shaved red onion, goat cheese, hazelnuts, pea tendrils, and truffled lemon vinaigrette.

Toasted Oak Grill and Market

Market Charcuterie Board: Michigan venison terrine, with cherries, house-made hunters sausage, and Toscano salami.

The Lark

Copper Cataplana: Jumbo prawns with lemon, garlic, ginger, and Portuguese piri-piri peppers.

Iridescence

Cold Lobster Salad: Cold poached lobster, sliced and served with an herb puree and an array of vegetables.

Tre Monti Ristorante

Costoletta di Vitello Ninfeta: A veal chop that’s char-grilled to perfection, with shitake mushrooms, mustard, madeira wine, and a demi-glaze reduction.

Toasted Oak Grill and Market

Great Frickin’ Chicken: Pan-seared breast of Amish chicken ballontine, buttered turnips and green beans, and chicken jus.

The Lark

Chianti-Glazed Bone-In Veal Chop: A veal chop enhanced with porcini mushroom croquettes, carmelized onions, and applewood-smoked bacon.

The Hill Seafood and Chophouse

Mango-Dusted Swordfish: Mango-dusted swordfish served with coconut risotto, braised Swiss chard, and crisp plantain.

Rojo Mexican Bistro

Camarones Rellenos: Breaded jumbo shrimp stuffed with cheese and topped with a lobster cream sauce and poblano pepper. Served with seasonal vegetables and chef's potatoes.

Iridescence

Surf and Turf: A grilled 5-oz. filet of beef and shrimp in garlic butter, paired with eggplant Napoleon, couscous, roasted radish, and chickpea puree.

Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse

Rodizio: Mouthwatering lamb chops, picanha (Gaucho’s signature cut), and filet mignon carved at your tableside, complemented by fresh vegetables, crab salad, and smoked salmon samples from the 42-item gourmet salad bar.

Andiamo Restaurant Group

Filetto di Manzo: Hand-cut filet migon, charbroiled and presented with Andiamo's signature zip sauce, chef's potatoes, and seasonal vegetables

Think Globally, Eat Locally

Area Restaurants Look Close to Home for Michigan-Made Foods.

Menu Guide Contributors 2010

Molly Abraham, Steve Wilke, Dave Mesry, Anne Berry Daughtery, Joe Vaugh, Roxanne Mullins and Rebecca Pranger.

The Lark

Rack of Lamb “Genghis Khan” Four loin chops of lamb, served with dauphinoise potatoes and glazed carrots.

Big Rock Chophouse

Rib Eye Steak Truffle-basted rib eye, paired with royal trumpet mushrooms with red wine shallots and garlic-whipped Yukon gold potatoes.

Gaucho Brazillian Steakhouse

Costela de Cordeiro / Picanha - Not merely lamb chops, but marinated and roasted to a flamed-crisp outside setting into a moist and tender interior. Picanha, our house specialty, pride of the churrascaria, grilled sirloin carved tableside to expose its full taste.

Andiamo Restaurant Group

“Free-raised” Veal Rib Chop The Andiamo house specialty features a char-grilled Strauss free-raised veal rib chop, our signature zip sauce, and seasonal accompaniments.

Uptown Grille

Land & Sea - Savor a marinated and aged 6-oz. filet, chargrilled with Uptown chop sauce; pan-seared lump crab cake drizzled with a roasted red pepper aioli; sautéed asparagus; and our house scalloped potatoes. — $23

Dining in Style

Trends are fun, but quality and consistency are always in fashion when it comes to satisfying the appetites of metro Detroit diners

A Recipe for Intuitive Cooking

Cooking, like learning to drive a stick shift, is ultimately about trusting your gut.

The Market is Booming at Holiday

Shoppe the Shoppes within.