El Asador Mexican Steakhouse
Craft Work
Jeff Waraniak
Bistro 82
Jeff Waraniak
Terri’s Cakes Detroit
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1. Bistro 82 and Sabrage 401 S Lafayette Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (Royal Oak)

You'll find French cuisine and a DJ booth surrounded by fish tanks in this new restaurant-and-lounge combination on Lafayette. Stuff yourself full of reimagined classics like the poutine made from polenta steak fries topped with braised beef and Vermont cheddar, then either dance away the calories or sit down on one of the couches and... lounge... away the calories.

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2. Craft Work 8047 Agnes St., Detroit, MI 48214 (West Village)

Chef Aaron Solley put in a lot of work to remake the West Village's Craft Work, classing up the offerings with Mediterranean and French touches in the library-like space. Come for the cocktails -- which keep things classic with Moscow Mules, Manhattans, negronis, and Old Fashioned -- but stay for the food. Red curry mussels, lamb over couscous, and pork should plates make for elevated eating. Even the venerable bar burger is spruced up with Wagyu beef. Perhaps most notable the raw bar, serving up oysters, ceviches, crudos, and fresh sushi that beg to be had with any of the European and Californian white wines.

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3. Topsoil at MOCAD 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 (Midtown)

Find yourself some healthy vegetarian and vegan versions of coneys, noodle dishes, and even giant Oreos at Topsoil, located inside MOCAD. They make up for the meat deficit by making sure everything on the menu is $8 or less.

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4. Urban Soul 1535 Lafayette St, Detroit, MI 48207

Stop right here for T-bone steaks, short ribs, catfish, chicken and waffles, and leave happy.

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5. Midtown Zef's 4160 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 (Midtown)

Coneys! Coneys! Coneys! Get your traditional coneys in Midtown at Zef's, or go wild and get a chicken strip pita.

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6. Terri's Cakes Detroit 76 W Adams, Detroit, MI 48226

Terri's Cakes always has something new going on, so it's always worth stopping by to see what goodness they have in store, whether it's classic cupcakes like cookies and cream and red velvet, or crazy concoctions like Sprite or chocolate red wine with buttercream.



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