26111 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: (248) 368-6130
Fax: (248) 368-6143
Bars & Cafes
For the local seafood enthusiasts, Meriwether's has been a long-standing and revered American haunt, which has never failed to impress the diners with its preparations of various delicacies. The decor is rustic which further accents the vibe of an English county inn that this restaurant exudes. Once you settle down, order for the Dynamite Scallops and Sicilian Calamari for appetizers as well as Martha's Vineyard Salad and move on to the signature fish delicacies like Salmon Rockefeller, Cedar Planked Salmon and Dynamite Mahi Mahi. The restaurant also serves succulent steaks and pastas. As for the drinks, you can enjoy the variety of cocktails and martinis, as well as selections of wines from the bar. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
Soul food goes upscale in this small, hip restaurant in the suburban Sunset Strip mall along bustling Northwestern Highway. The food is true to its Southern home-cooking roots, with Hoppin' John, Farm Raised Catfish Filet, Harlem Burrito and Grilled Cajun Pork Chop. But the owners have added some trendy and tasteful additions, such as Shrimp & Grits and Tempura Lobster Tails. In the hushed dark-green-and-purple dining room, quiet rhythm-and-blues and jazz tunes fill the air.
Skilled chefs prepare traditional, moderately priced Italian fare in an open kitchen at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse, one of Detroit's most affluent suburbs. The bright (yellow is one of the predominant colors) and modern decor includes huge mirrors that allow patrons to watch the action from nearly any angle. Specialties include Gnocchi, Manicotti, Osso Bucco (braised veal) and Homemade Italian Sausage. Live music on Wednesdays and an adjoining bar complete the package. They also rent out a beautiful Banquet Hall for weddings and other events.
Touted to be the only African restaurant in town, Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge has a vibrant vibe that is charming. Inspired by the kola nut which is symbolic with long life, friendship and vitality, it offers daily entertainment in the form of Caribbean and African music, comedy acts and poetry reading. Savor their dishes like Moi Moi, Kola Fries, Fried Snails, Plantain and Meat Stew, Suya and Egusi.
This charming local coffee shop is part of The Artist Village, a family-friendly community center that offers a wide range of activities including dance classes, poetry readings and art exhibitions. The coffee itself is top notch, and the shop also offers an array of pastries, sandwiches and other light fare. Produce is grown in The Artist Village's community garden, so you can rest assured the food is fresh.
See great jazz performances at The Jazz Club. They also offer a selection of dinner items.
Boasting one of the largest scotch and beer selections in the area, John Cowleys and Sons has been serving the Farmington Hills area for forty years. John Cowleys and Sons also has a large menu boasting old family favorites, as well as classic bar cuisine. They are open late every night of the week.
Restricting yourself to a few drinks may well be frowned upon by the patrons at Limit Cocktail Lounge. Part of the Novi nightlife scene, the club first opened its doors in 1998. For over a decade, Detroit natives have frequented the place and have left it smiling (and, not to mention, completely sloshed). While the service is scarce, orders are taken quickly and promptly. Smokers who plan to quit will like the non-smoking policy instilled at the club.
With neon green sign boards, Duggan's Irish Pub is hard to miss in the usually sedate Royal Oak neighborhood. Conveniently located, it is frequented by locals trying to relax after a hard day's work and indulge in some good humored revelry. The menu consists of locally popular dishes and the bar houses some of the best brewed beers on tap. Worth mentioning are its St. Patty's Day celebrations that go on way past the regular closing time. If you want to have a good time, the way all-knowing locals do, head to Duggan's right away.
Tallulah is a beautifully simplistic bistro and wine bar that became quite popular amongst Birmingham denizens since it opened in 2010. The wine takes precedence here, which is followed by the lovely cuisine which changes according to the seasons. Expect fresh, seasonal ingredients in this farm to table establishment, with a focus on sustainable and organic practices in its dishes like tomato risotto, fresh oysters and espresso spiced duck breast. If you're not sure which wine to order, the experienced wait staff will direct you to the best pairing. For a delectable evening of wining and dining in Birmingham, look no further than Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro.
Enjoy steaks at it's best here in Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. The restaurant offers its customers a wonderful dining experience, with not just great food, but excellent service too. Fleming's is an upscale restaurant, so the food is priced high. But the meats served here are the best cuts and are flavored and cooked to perfection. Try out the Porcini Rubbed Filet Mignon and the Double Thick Pork Rib Chop.
Ray's Ice Cream has been family owned and operated since 1958. Located in Royal Oak, this quaint shop is a homey blast from the past. All their ice cream is made in house, and they feature flavors such as Mackinac Island Fudge, Detroit Club Coffee, Orange Pineapple, White Russian and Huckleberry. Prices are a bit higher than what you might expect for an ice cream parlor, but the portions are huge and warrant the extra cost.