Discuss Detroit Archives - January 2008 French Onion Soup in town Previous Next
Top of pageBottom of page

Chitaku
Member
Username: Chitaku

Post Number: 1869
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 12:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've been looking for french Onion Soup in the cbd midtown or new center. I can only find it at Hockeytown right now but my g/f no likey. Anyone have any recommendations? Ive been craving it all week!
Top of pageBottom of page

Detx
Member
Username: Detx

Post Number: 109
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 12:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's not in the CBD, but the best French Onion Soup I've had in Metro Detroit is at Fergie's Fish and Chips in Lincoln Park. If you like, they can serve it with melted cheese on top, which is delicious!
Top of pageBottom of page

Eriedearie
Member
Username: Eriedearie

Post Number: 929
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 12:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Would you be interested in making your own? I've got a terrific recipe and its really easy to make. I think I posted it on the non Detroit...Food Let's not lose it this time thread.
Top of pageBottom of page

Rotation_slim
Member
Username: Rotation_slim

Post Number: 85
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 6:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This will not help you, but indulge me with a little nostalgia

Growing up our family ate many a Sunday Dinner at Meadowbrook Hall. They used to have "open dining" on Sundays(maybe still do??). Anyone could come in and eat in their huge grand dining hall. It was like a restaraunt.

They had this FOS that was unreal.. there as so much cheese baked on the top and all over the heavy brown pottery bowl... I don't know how the dishwashers every got it off. It was just good. I can never order FOS now, as I can't stand the dissapoitment of it not living up to the childhood memories. I may remember it being better then it really was, and I am sure some of it was the grand surroundings, but I seem to recall it was the best dish I have ever had before and since.
Top of pageBottom of page

Cmubryan
Member
Username: Cmubryan

Post Number: 537
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 8:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Panera but there isn't one in the city. There is one on Kercheval in GP, that's probably the closest one to downtown. I discovered it a couple days ago.
Top of pageBottom of page

Living_in_the_d
Member
Username: Living_in_the_d

Post Number: 103
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 8:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, Vivio's, Eastern Market.
Top of pageBottom of page

Rb336
Member
Username: Rb336

Post Number: 5322
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 8:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

run out to chelsea and get some at the common grill
Top of pageBottom of page

Gannon
Member
Username: Gannon

Post Number: 11746
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Vivio's, NO DOUBT.

It's only a mile or so walk...
Top of pageBottom of page

Norwalk
Member
Username: Norwalk

Post Number: 226
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Vivio's for sure!
Top of pageBottom of page

Kathleen
Member
Username: Kathleen

Post Number: 2790
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Didn't the Pontchartrain Wine Cellars have legendary French Onion Soup?
Top of pageBottom of page

Pgn421
Member
Username: Pgn421

Post Number: 455
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Vivios!
Top of pageBottom of page

Whaler
Member
Username: Whaler

Post Number: 68
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Vivio's...Always reliable...
Red Coat Tavern Royal Oak very good
Top of pageBottom of page

Melody
Member
Username: Melody

Post Number: 157
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hoots Bar (Hoops? Hoots?) on Michigan Ave down the street from the Lager House has French Onion soup. It's a crappy sports bar with bad service, but they have French Onion soup and it's downtown. The soup is good.
Top of pageBottom of page

Matt_the_deuce
Member
Username: Matt_the_deuce

Post Number: 799
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Caucus Club has a baked onion soup. I can't remember it myself. Not sure if that's their version of French onion.

www.caucusclubdetroit.com
Top of pageBottom of page

W_6_mile
Member
Username: W_6_mile

Post Number: 60
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Zoup! in the Ren Cen or Southfield has decent French Onion soup.
Top of pageBottom of page

Grumpyoldlady
Member
Username: Grumpyoldlady

Post Number: 22
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 2:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If there are still any Flying Machine restaurants in the area, they had awesome FOS. Thick, stringy cheese over croutons...darn..now I want some...hard to find here in Minnesota except at Woodlands Steakhouse at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
Top of pageBottom of page

Broken_main
Member
Username: Broken_main

Post Number: 1459
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 10:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So, I have never experienced Vivio's. What is teh menu like there? Seeing how I have walked by it weekly without even stepping in, i think I should at least give it a taste or 2.
Top of pageBottom of page

Taj920
Member
Username: Taj920

Post Number: 290
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 11:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the guy that ran the Flying Machine's now runs Eastside Howards at Nine Mile and Mack.
Top of pageBottom of page

Pgn421
Member
Username: Pgn421

Post Number: 462
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 12:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

broken-main-Vivios has a good menu, quite a few choices. Good Bloody Marys too.
Top of pageBottom of page

Broken_main
Member
Username: Broken_main

Post Number: 1463
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 12:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks! I am going to sneak in when I go to R. Hirt Jr. Co next week.
Top of pageBottom of page

Dustin89
Member
Username: Dustin89

Post Number: 213
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 6:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like Zoup!-I go to the Pontiac location-but their French Onion seemed to have a serious cheese deficit. I'll make sure to ask them to pile it on the next time I'm there. :-)
Top of pageBottom of page

Gambling_man
Member
Username: Gambling_man

Post Number: 1057
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 6:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jacobys has great french onion soup....made with Guiness. I haven't been there in about a year or so, but I assume it is the same......
Top of pageBottom of page

Jrvass
Member
Username: Jrvass

Post Number: 499
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 10:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dustin,

Is that the Zoup on Opdyke, S. of the Pontiac E. Assembly plant?
Top of pageBottom of page

Dustin89
Member
Username: Dustin89

Post Number: 214
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 12:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jrvass: Yes. Opdyke Rd. & Centerpoint Parkway, in a strip mall.

Add Your Message Here
Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.