Best of Detroit 2010



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Thousands of readers — the largest number ever — played favorites in online voting for Hour Detroit’s 2010 Best of Detroit list. Check out the 251 winners, and then go play tourist in your own hometown.


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Restaurant for general excellence:

Roast, in the Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit; roastdetroit.com.

Restaurant ambience:

 Ristorante Café Cortina, Farmington Hills;
cafecortina.com.

View from a restaurant:

Coach Insignia, atop the Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit;
mattprenticerg.com.

Dinner before a show:

Mario’s, Midtown Detroit;
mariosdetroit.com.

Nightcaps after the show:

The Whitney, Midtown Detroit; thewhitney.com.

Dessert (two-way tie):

Just Baked,
(cupcakes, five locations); justbakedshop.com.
Astoria Bakery,
Royal Oak; astoriapastryshop.com.

Fish market:

Superior Fish, Royal Oak; 248-541-4632, superiorfish.com.

Gourmet market:

Oakland County:

Papa Joe’s; Birmingham, 248-723-9400 Rochester, 248-853-6263, papajoesmarket.com.

Macomb County:

Vince & Joe’s, Clinton Township; 586-263-7870, Shelby Township; 586-786-9230, vinceandjoes.com.

Appetizers:

Small Plates, Detroit; 313-963-0497,
smallplates.com.

Sunday brunch:

Beverly Hills Grill, Beverly Hills; 248-642-2355,
beverlyhillsgrill.com.

Pancakes:

Chain:

The Original Pancake House (four Michigan locations); originalpancakehouse.com.

Local:

Toast, Birmingham; 248-258-6278,
and Ferndale; 248-398-0444.

Margarita:

Monterrey Cantina, Royal Oak; 248-545-1940.

Martini:

Goodnite Gracie Jazz & Martini Bar, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Ann Arbor; goodnitegracie.com.

Wine list:

Roast, in the Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit; roastdetroit.com.

Restaurant/Bar beer selection :

The Berkley Front, Berkley; 248-547-3331.

Window seat:

Coach Insignia, atop the Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit; mattprenticerg.com.

Business lunch:

The Capital Grille, Troy; thecapitalgrille.com.

Locally produced food brand (three-way tie):

Better Made; bmchips.com.
Garden Fresh Gourmet; gardenfreshsalsa.com.
Kelly’s Karamels; kellyskaramels.com.

Late-night dining (three-way tie):

Redcoat Tavern, Royal Oak; 248-549-0300,
West Bloomfield Township; 248-865-0500.
National Coney Island, 21 locations;
nationalconeyisland.com.
Lafayette Coney Island,Detroit; 313-964-8198.

Attentive service:

Ristorante Café Cortina, Farmington Hills;
248-474-3033, cafecortina.com.

Ice-cream parlor:

Ray’s Ice Cream, Royal Oak; 248-549-5256, raysicecream.com..

Romantic restaurant:

Ristorante Café Cortina, Farmington Hills;
248-474-3033, cafecortina.com.

Pizza:

Local chain:

Buddy’s; buddyspizza.com. 

Local (two locations):

Tomatoes Apizza; tomatoesapizza.com

Hamburger:

Redcoat Tavern, Royal Oak; 248-549-0300,
West Bloomfield Township; 248-865-0500.

Chinese:

Chain:

 P.F. Chang’s; pfchangs.com.

Non-chain:

Mon Jin Lau, Troy; 248-689-2332,
monjinlau.com.

Independent coffeehouse:

Bean & Leaf Café, Royal Oak; 248-586-9602 mybeanandleaf.com

Japanese:

Chain:

Benihana; three locations, benihana.com.

Non-Chain:

Little Tree Sushi Bar, Royal Oak; 248-586-0994.

Korean:

New Seoul Garden, Southfield; 248-827-1600, newseoulgarden.com

Mexican:

Mexican Village, Detroit; 313-237-0333, Utica; 586- 254-2290, mexicanvillagefood.com.

Vegetarian menu:

Inn Season Café, Royal Oak; 248-547-7916, theinnseasoncafe.com.

Thai:

Sy Thai, Birmingham; 248-258-9830.

Middle Eastern:

Local chain:

Palm Palace, three locations; palmpalace.com.

Single location:

Phoenicia, Birmingham; 248-644-3122, phoeniciabirmingham.com.

24-hour restaurant:

National Coney Island, 21 locations;
nationalconeyisland.com.

Steakhouse:

Roast, in the Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit; roastdetroit.com.

Breakfast:

Toast, Birmingham; 248-258-6278,
and Ferndale; 248-398-0444.

Seafood:

Streetside Seafood, Birmingham; 248-645-9123, streetsideseafood.com.

Sushi:

Noble Fish, Clawson; 248-585-2314,
noblefish.com.

Soup:

Chain:

Zoup!; zoup.com.

Non-chain:

Russell Street Deli,Eastern Market, Detroit; 313-567-2900, russellstreetdeli.com.

Michigan winery (two-way tie):

Black Star Farms; blackstarfarms.com.
Leelanau Cellars; leelanaucellars.com.

Soul food:

Beans & Cornbread, Southfield; 248-208-1680, beanscornbread.com.

Fish & chips:

The Lodge Bar & Grill, Keego Harbor; 248-683-5458, lodgegrillandbar.com.

Cheap eats:

Leo’s Coney Island; leosconeyisland.com.

Ribs:

Slows Bar BQ, Detroit; 313-962-9828, slowsbarbq.com.

Coney island:

Chain:

Leo’s; leosconeyisland.com.

Local:

Athens Coney Island, Royal Oak; 248-549-1488, athensconeyisland.com.

Carryout:

Dish, Detroit; dishdetroit.biz.

Deli:

Steve’s Deli, Bloomfield Township;
248-932-0800, stevesdeli.com.

Doughnuts:

Local:

Daily Dozen, Warren; 586-777-8650.

Chain:

Dunkin’ Donuts; dunkindonuts.com.

Bagels:

New York Bagel Co., Ferndale; 248-548-2580; Oak Park, 248-967-3919; Southfield, 248-559-6591; West Bloomfield Township; 248-851-9210.

Microbrewery:

Woodward Avenue Brewers, Ferndale; 248-546-3696, thewabsite.com.

Italian:

Local chain:

Andiamo, eight locations; andiamoitalia.com.

Single location:

Ristorante Café Cortina, Farmington Hills;
248-474-3033, cafecortina.com.

Greek:

Pegasus Taverna, Detroit; 313-964-6800,
pegasusdetroit.com.

Indian restaurant:

Priya, Troy; 248-269-0100.

French (two-way tie):

What Crêpe?, Royal Oak; 248-629-9391, whatcrepe.com.
The Lark, West Bloomfield Township; 248-661-4466, thelark.com.

 

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