Olives Mediterranean & Salvatore Scallopini

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


Published:

OLIVES MEDITERRANEAN:

Most of the menu here has a Lebanese spin, but it also offers such choices as Angus beef burgers and New York strip steaks, all served in a sophisticated setting done by designer Ron Rea, who veiled the ceiling with silky fabric, added handsome chandeliers with black prisms, and upholstered banquettes. Chicken shawarma is one of the standout dishes on a menu that also includes shish kafta, an especially good version of hummus, and lentil-spinach soup.

31531 Gratiot, Roseville; 586-293-3444. L & D daily.  $15

 

SALVATORE SCALLOPINI:

The first restaurant/bar to open in quiet Lathrup Village, this, the sixth of the solid local chain, offers a 50-plus seat dining room, a cozily minuscule bar tucked into one corner, and a European-style patio for its menu of pastas, thin-crust pizzas, and basic Italian fare typified by steak Siciliano and veal Parmesan.

27411 Southfield Rd., Lathrup Village; 248-327-7000. L & D daily. $12

If you enjoy the monthly content in Hour Detroit, "Like" us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter for more frequent updates.

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

The Village Market

The Trattoria inside Plymouth's Cantoro is like a visit to a small Italian town

Molly's Picks

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

Molly's Picks

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

Sunday Dinner, Five Days a Week

Supino Pizza owner pays homage to his family through La Rondinella’s authentic Italian regional dishes

No-Frills, Fine Food

A small but mighty Spencer is making an impression on the Ann Arbor restaurant scene
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. 2016 Best Dressed List
  2. The Village Market
    The Trattoria inside Plymouth's Cantoro is like a visit to a small Italian town
  3. A New Day for DPS?
    Detroit Public Schools gets a fresh financial start this fall, but some say Michigan lawmakers...
  4. Birth of a Legend
    Cutting to the core of Paul Bunyan's true Great Lakes origins
  5. Designed by Detroit
    From bags to neckties, get to know some of the local fashion scene’s brightest homegrown talents
  6. Hour Detroit and Detroit Home’s Downtown Living Tour 2016
    More than 700 guests attended the first-annual Downtown Living Tour on August 5 and 6 to get a...
  7. Communing With Nature
    Pray among the pines in Hartwick Pines State Park’s log-cabin chapel
  8. Tip of the Mitt Shakes Up the Michigan Wine Map
    State gains first new AVA in nearly three decades