Old Stone Bar & Grill & Steven Lelli's Inn on the Green

Molly's Picks: Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots


Published:

OLD STONE BAR & GRILL:

It may look like what its name suggests, a little spot on the side of the road, but brothers Bill and Marty Pickett, both of whom have Culinary Institute of America diplomas, have surprised a lot of people with the quality of their fare and wine list. Although the atmosphere is casual, the fresh fish and seafood, cut-to-order steaks, and herb-roasted duck, among other sophisticated dishes, tell a different story. 60730 Van Dyke, Washington Township; 586-781-6545. D Mon.-Sat. $15

STEVEN LELLI’S INN ON THE GREEN:

The grandson of the founder of Lelli’s, one of Detroit’s most notable Italian steakhouses, has opened a spinoff of the restaurant that moved to Auburn Hills a number of years ago. The menu of prime steaks, veal dishes, and pastas is pretty much the same here, where entrees are served in a supper-club setting with crystal chandeliers, velvet draperies, and handsomely appointed tables — despite the Copper Creek Golf Course location. No golf shoes here. 27925 Golf Pointe Blvd., Farmington Hills; 248-994-1111. L & D Mon.-Sat., D Sun. $26

Note: Dollar amount is the average entree price.

Archive »Related Content

Old-School Italian

Giovanni’s lives up to its reputation so well, even leftovers spur memories

Molly's Picks

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

A Taste for Travel

Culinary tourists and locals are finding a wealth of fine dining around Traverse City

Molly's Picks

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots.

Comfort Food Hits a New Level

The Bird & The Bread is a refreshingly different addition to the Birmingham dining scene

Most Popular

  1. 2014 Best Dressed List
    They come from all walks of life — from automotive, hospitality, and health to politics and...
  2. Staying Power
    Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italia restaurant group celebrates its 25th anniversary
  3. Hour Detroit's Best Dressed Celebration 2014 Video Invitation
  4. All That Jazz
    A full-swing resurgence is drawing on Detroit’s rich music culture
  5. Rockford Brewing Company Brewery Profile
    Embracing the outdoors and the creative spirit, Rockford Brewing Company works to promote a...
  6. Takashi, Take Two
    Slurping Turtle offers hip takes on traditional Japanese dishes.
  7. Ludington Area Beer Scene
    Ludington, Michigan represents the Michigan Craft Beer Scene
  8. Portrait of a Collector
    Robert Hudson Tannahill’s bequest left the DIA a priceless visual legacy
  9. It's About Family
    Downtown Plymouth’s Nico & Vali is a slice of Italiana — with some twists
  10. Taking Root
    Growth is slow but steady for family-owned, Michigan-centric The Granola Tree