Roadside B&G & The London Chop House

MOLLY'S PICKS: Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots


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Roadside B&G

Another winning concept for Bill Roberts, it’s a classic bar and grill with a twist. A retro theme harking back to roadhouse days adds extra flavor to the 86-seat spot (just about the same size as Roberts’ Beverly Hills Grill) with a menu that ranges from top-notch burgers, baby-back ribs, and fish and chips, to intricate seafood dishes and steaks, of course. The Ron Rea setting has expanses of window-wall, barn wood, and soft lighting with witty touches that give a nod to our car culture. The L-shaped patio outside those windows adds a lot of vitality. You won’t recognize the former Brandy’s either — outside or in.

1727 S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Township; 248-858-7270, roadsidebandg.com. L & D daily, Br Sun. $20 H

 

The London Chop House

It’s back and it looks better than ever with its cellar setting beautifully restored — from the oak bar to the leather banquettes. The classic menu is in keeping with the history and setting, offering prime porterhouse, rib-eye, and New York strip steaks, and seafood dishes, such as a “mess” of perch and steamed whole Maine lobster among the choices from a new kitchen headed by Executive Chef Robert Scherer. Jazz combos are part of the scene, as they were in the old days.

155 W. Congress, Detroit; 313-962-0277, thelondonchophouse.com. L & D Mon.-Fri., D Sat. $40 (Not currently handicapped accessible)

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Molly's Picks

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

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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

Molly's Picks

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

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