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401don
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Post Number: 345
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 9:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just curious as to everyone's opinion on how this restaurant is doing. It's nicely designed yet not quite upscale enough for a classy night out. It's also not casual enough to have any energy. It has one flat screen in the corner which kind of sums up the whole place. It doesn't have a niche. With little activity on Woodward above CMart is it attracting a dinner crowd or surviving on business lunches? Should they try to market it differently?
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Mayor_sekou
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Post Number: 2178
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 9:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ive been there and it is pretty classy. Food is good as well. Last time I was there which was on a Wednesday night it had a nice crowd especially since it is also a nightclub after midnight. I actually have to check it out again.
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Amgasper01
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 9:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have had a drink at over 95 places in Detroit (yes, I am keeping a list) and live three blocks from this place, yet I've never walked in. I tried to one Saturday afternoon but it wasn't open and all the other times I've walked by it looks boring as all hell. Stuffy, I guess you could say. Regardless, I hope they do well!
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Bobj
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Post Number: 4305
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have had dinner there a few times, it actually isn't too bad. The food and service was great, just a little bit pricey.
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Warrenite84
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Post Number: 288
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 11:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I went there once per a recommendation. The food was ok art on a plate and way too expensive for what you get. There are too many other places downtown that provide better value for the money IMHO.
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Taj920
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Post Number: 303
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 6:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Went there for a party. I think my "bar" at home had more drink selections. Pretty disappointing.
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Genesyxx
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Post Number: 885
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 7:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Went there a couple of years ago. The layout is very classy and upscale, although the bar could be a bit bigger. Service has, and from what I've read in reviews, is still very slow.
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Cmubryan
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Post Number: 568
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 7:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Very expensive for what you get but a decent looking restaurant. Service was nothing special, in fact I had to ask like 3 people in order to get our bill since our waitress dissappeared. Also, not a varied selection really.
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Texorama
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Post Number: 203
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 8:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like it. It is expensive, but for, say, meeting someone for drinks and appetizers after work on my birthday it fills the bill. The menu has a bit of local flavor. I also like looking at other people across the bar rather than a mirror--as the old country song says, I never go around mirrors.
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Detroitbill
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Post Number: 586
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 8:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like the restaurant but I have to admit there are many others downtown I prefer. Still I hope it does well. The food was pretty good, nice atmosphere, service was so-so...
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Mind_field
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Post Number: 876
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 8:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've eaten at the Woodard once, the food was EXCELLENT.
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Spacemonkey
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Post Number: 336
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 9:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What street is it on?
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Swingline
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Post Number: 1075
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 10:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

An excellent choice for downtown dining that is casual but a little more upscale than places like DBC, Slows or Hard Rock. A very attractive room too.
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Gazhekwe
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Post Number: 1820
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 10:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like Woodward and Gratiot inside Compuware.

www.woodwardrestaurant.com
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Rsa
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Post Number: 1444
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 10:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

What street is it on?



it's on farmer. just like beaubien street saloon is on fort and the congress used to be on shelby. ;)
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401don
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Post Number: 346
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 2:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like most folks opinion is the same as mine. It's okay, but not on your favorites list. It's going to need a reincarnation in the long run unless a lot of Compuware workers are scooping up those $11 corn beef sandwiches.
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Kid_dynamite
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Post Number: 491
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 2:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looking at the menu, I just did the math. The average dinner entree is $16. I guess I am confused. Why is this considered overpriced?
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Crew
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Post Number: 1412
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 2:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Answer: Because these guys know how to drink.
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Mrsjdaniels
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Post Number: 787
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 3:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

oh boy...i'll share your comments with my friend - the owner...i think he'd be pleased to get constructive criticism to help him grow
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Detsfb
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 7:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was in there for drinks yesterday evening and was not impressed. Upon ordering a Manhattan, I was served what amounted to an affront to that venerable cocktail--a Southern Comfort Manhattan. It was vile. And on top of that, she didn't use bitters.

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