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Jqls
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Post Number: 34
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 12:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a friend coming in from out of town and would like to take him to a nice/unique restaurant this week and was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions. I have been to quite a few in the city but I am always looking for that certain one that will leave an impression on an out of towner. I also have been looking for a good soul food restaurant any suggestions there too would help.

I also was wondering how small plates fairs in the forum. Always walk by it but have never been. Any suggestions on dishes to try there.
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Urbanize
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 9:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Southern Hospitality Restaurant (Sweet Georgia Brown, The Woodward, Seldom Blues, Grand City Grille, and one more). Also, try Souther Fires for Soul Food on Bellevue and Jefferson.
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Spacemonkey
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 9:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Go to Windsor.
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Swingline
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Small Plates will be a good choice. Cuisine in the New Center is excellent as well. If you are looking for a cool retro experience, Mario's, Roma Cafe, Carl's Chop House and the Caucus Club all fit the bill. Urbanize covered the best choices for upscale soul food.
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Willmess01
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Coach Insignia or Opus One
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Mind_field
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

slows Barbeque!!
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Peter
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 6:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Small Plates, Mario's, Andiamo on the Riverfront, Mosaic is great, The Rhino at Harmonie Park is also great with an awesome cigar bar in the basement.
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Terryh
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 7:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Whats the name of again? and where exactly is that Jamaican spot at on the Boulevard? Anyone?
Jqls check out the Unique dining experiences thread.
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Rrl
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 7:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll second Mind-field's post; everybody I've taken to Slow's loves the joint, great FN food, atmosphere, and service.

Mosaic is also great as previously mentioned, and in the most walk-able part of downtown.
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Adamjab19
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 7:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I go to Small plates very often. Took my girlfriend(fiance) there after we got engaged in front of Compuware. I go there before every nice event downtown. I take my friends from out of town there and they all love it. I like alot of restaurants downtown and in nearby areas but Small Plates is my go to.
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Go to the buffet at one of the casinos and eat till your pants burst.
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Gsgeorge
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

z's villa at piquette and woodward
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Everydayislikesunday
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 1:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i suggest dinner at seldom blues, twingo's, or atlas, and then dessert and drinks at the whitney when it reopens. that always leaves an impression.
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Chitaku
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 1:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dinner at Loco's,drinks and dessert at Bouzouki!
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Harmonie
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 9:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Vicente's is my favorite restaurant to eat at and to recommend to people. It's very unique, very good and has a great atmosphere. It's has tapas like Small Plates but it's authentic cuban and spanish cuisine.
See a complete list with descriptions of downtown bars and restaurants here.
http://www.insidedetroit.org/1 00.html
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Oldestuff
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 11:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This weekend is the St. Patrick's Day Parade and if you're into starting off Irish Week, Baile Corcaigh at Bagley and Trumbull is a really nice restaurant and smoke free environment, the bar area is real authentic without being one of the Irish chain type places.
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Waxx
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Post Number: 84
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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 1:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Spacemonkey recommends going to Windsor. And I agree with that. Two restaurants-maybe a third one-comes to mind. One is in Downtown, the other [two] on the lower eastside of Windsor.

1) Top Hat-not to be confused with the defunct hamburger chain-nice place to either bring women with you or meet 'em there. Located on the outskirts of the Tunnel.

2) Big Dick's-IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK! Restaurant/bar/poolhall-off the chain, compact with a capital 'C', but you'll get your money's worth. They have hot sauces so hot that if you want some, you have to sign a waiver, NO J0KE! You could compare it to 'Your Place' bar and grill
on East Warren (without the hot sauce issue). Dick's has live music constantly-whether or not it's still open I don't know, I haven't been there in five years-but you'll enjoy yourself. Dick's is located on E. Wyandotte Street.

3) A Thai restaurant also on E. Wyandotte on the outskirts of the Italian community. I forgot the name, but they had some good food there also......
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Mallory
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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 9:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OK, mind you, I don't live in big D anymore, and it's been a few years, but any time I would come to the city, it was for Fishbone's and something else. We're coming up to see a Tigers game this summer. Please tell me it's still open?
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Jt1
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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 9:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A place that I think fits the bill nicely on these threads and often gets forgotten is Lola's.

Is Magnolia still in business. I have never eaten there but I like the Key Club up stairs - haven't been there in awhile either.
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 144
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 9:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fishbones is excellent actually.

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