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Detroit almost lost an institution when a fire nearly destroyed this acclaimed restaurant, but the Truant family rebuilt and recaptured every detail of this cozy, gorgeous place known for its delicious homemade pastas. The mother and son owners keep alive a long tradition started by her brothers. The central Italian cuisine of San Marino includes elegant nightly specials, colorful raviolis, pasta fazole soup and a prize-winning selection of red wines. The desserts are also quite noteworthy. Relish an Italian feast at Giovanni's Ristorante.
Spread across 38 acres of verdant land lush with grass, towering trees and bushes, Oxley Estate Winery specializes in wine-making of the finest brand, the kind that leaves a lingering aftertaste on your tongue. Nestled amid its folds is also a restaurant which offers savory bites to snack on as you admire the beauty of your surroundings and sip on tasteful wine that is painstakingly grown with minute attention to detail. The estate also makes provisions for private events and functions. Relax in the soothing interior or stroll through the expansive gardens and vineyards imbued with the aroma of delectable wine.
In the search for the best burger in Detroit, a stop at Motz's is obligatory. Thought to be the best by many a Detroiter, Motz's has been serving up practically the same classic burger joint menu since 1929. In addition to their Famous Original Slider they also have their specialty burgers, breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs and Coney dogs and of course sides like onion rings and fries. The old fashioned diner atmosphere and look also seem unchanged since 1929, adding to the nostalgic love loyal diners have for Motz's.
Located in Dearborn, this restaurant features food from the Arabian peninsula, most notably the culinary delights from Yemen. Start out with an order of Maraq, a traditional broth soup almost always served at the beginning of mealtime in Yemen. For a main dish, the Agdah and Mandi are as good as you will find them in their country of origin. Add a pot of tea for the table and dinner is complete. Also, the kitchen does not serve just Yemeni food, it still works as a fast-food spot with other items like burgers, falafel, American breakfasts, and much more.
Yemeni food is popular in Dearborn, and all of it is authentic on Dix Avenue, from Arabian Village to Sheeba's. On the menu, Sheeba offers the chicken, beef and lamb Galabah is why people so often come here. This minced meat dish made with Yemeni spices, tomatoes and onions is representative of the country while the Fahsah made with lamb and mashed potatoes and served in a clay pot is phenomenal. There are also vegetarian options available and though many of the dishes are Yemeni, the kitchen still serves full Mediterranean dinners and items out of the Tandoor oven.
El Asador Steakhouse in Southwest Detroit is a Mexican restaurant known for serving traditional Mexican cuisine with an international twist. This place serves Mexican favorites such as like flautas, enchiladas, mole, Camarones a la Diabla, Chiles Reyenos and tacos in a warm and casual environment, offering a complete dining experience. The rib-eye steak, scallop tacos and shrimp and lobster preparations are some of the specialities on the menu.