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February 11, 1983 - Image 33

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-02-11

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

J

Danny Raskin's

The Best of Everythingl

A WHILE BACK, Tony
Oddo was dining in the Re-
gency Room of Las Vegas'
Sands Hotel . . . Suddenly
he exclaimed, "What am I
thinking so much for? The
name is right here."
And so in 1975, The Re-
gency Room restaurant
lounge was born . . . owned
by Tony Oddo and
England's gift to America,
Marina "Renee" Lowe .. .
on 12 Mile just east of Van
Dyke, across from the GM
Tech Center.
That's a classy name .. .
and their place is one of the
nicer neighborhood dining
spots we've been to . . . Don't
compare the prices to those
at the Sands Hotel in Las
Vegas . . . not by a long shot
... In fact, the reasonable
menu is hardly believable
for such elegance, warmth
and intimacy received with
the very fine food . . . It's not
a big place . . . now seating
about 109 . . . When first
built, it had 59 seats on two
tiers and a 12-seater bar .. .
A second room' seating 50
more was added in 1979.
And for certain, the
Sands has nobody like
Joe Mann ... Can you
ever think of being any-
place where a fellow
cooking at tableside
leaves after his culinary
expertise to play piano
which he also does
with much pleasant re-
sults?
Probably not . . . The Re-
gency Room on Detroit's
east side has been garner-
ing much note as an excel-
lent discovery . . . and in no
small measure because of
him . . . During the week he
runs back and forth from
piano to tableside cooking
. . . On Fridays, Saturdays
and Sundays, Joe and
guitarist make up a duo.
His left-handed deftness
at sauteeing and tableside
flaming are great touches at
reasonable prices . . . And if
there's something you want
to hear on the piano, have
your request ready when
Joe leaves the keyboard to
make your selections from
the separate tableside
menu.
Our waitress, Pam Chan-
dler, at The Regency Room
since a year after it opened,
is most proficient with her
smiling, personable and

courteous ways for good
service.
Joe mixed us a
ous Caesar salad
made
manicotti
(homemade
Italian
crepe) ... and veal pie-
r cante sauteed in butter
... and Banana Flambe
P. dessert with strawber-
ries, cherry, sliced al-
monds and whipped
cream ... Then if some-
body wanted to hear a
tune on the piano ... off
he went to tickle the
ivories with as much de-
ftness as his tableside

cooking ability.
The Regency Room here
with its soft lights, dark
woods, elegant-looking
wallpaper and stucco ceil-

ing, has become a big favo-
rite on Detroit's east side .. .
but many people from the
northwest area who have
discovered it also ride out
for a good meal at this popu-
lar place . . . (lobster dinner
$8.95, Delmonico steak
dinner for two $12.95).
Paintings on the wall are
in good taste . . . and scenic
views of London are on an
overhang wall . . . The
romantic setting is simple
but choice . . . with no un-
necessary frills.
Joe is like a part of The
Regency Room atmosphere
. He does his tableside
cooking with conscien-
tiousness and pride . . .
quietly and accurately
without the use of flam-
boyant show biz nonsense
. . . The results of his inten-
siveness are quite reward-
ing.
Owners Tony Oddo
and Renee Lowe have
both their native coun-
tries represented on the
menu ... Sicilian steak
and English pub steak.
Also, it isn't surprising to
see Renee go into the
kitchen and make York-
shire pudding or Shepherd's
pie.
The Regency Room really
isn't that far away . . . one
block east of Van Dyke on
12 Mile . . . a neighborhood
restaurant lounge with the
touch of class elegance .. .
cloth tablecloths and nap-
kins, candlelight warmth
and cozy atmosphere.
People like The Regency
Room . . . its quiet intimacy
is a find . . . open seven days
a week . . . and certainly a
nice place to know about.
MYSTERY OF the Min-
nie's Seafood coming to
former site of Raven Gallery
on Greenfield and 12 Mile
has been solved . . . It'll be
owned by Jim Brunetti, who
had Brunetti's after Hugo's
. . . at the present site of Ex-
calibur on Northwestern
Hwy.
Projected opening is the
end of February with fresh
seafood from live lobster in
tank to raw bar.
And so from the suc-
cessful Raven Gallery to
dud Bar-B-Q House of
Southfield comes a re-
spected restaurateur who
knows what he's doing.
RECENT BLACK TIE
opening of St. Regis Hotel
on W. Grand Blvd. as a
Rank Hotels Ltd. of London
operation (formerly J. Ar-
thur Rank), gave folks an
opportunity to see what at
one time was probably
among the most elegant
hotels built . . . Originally
opened in 1966, St. Regis
was the most expensive
hotel constructed in the
U.S. then . . . costing*
$39,000 per room . . . The
six-story hotel combines
limestone and glazed brick
with wrought iron orna-
mental grillwork . . . as
French Regency period
architecture is char-
acterized by the finials atop
its building.
After hors d'oeuvres and

Friday, February 11, 1983 33

We Have A Hunch ...

You're Gonna Love Our Brunch!

cocktails in the lounge, a
five-course European-style
dinner was created by Chef
Jan Emous . . . accom-
panied by four wines.

Sensational marinated salads...steaming soup...bagels and all the
fixins' (like lots & lotsa lox)... bountiful breakfast favorites, including
blintzes and eggs...hot entrees to delight lunch lovers...delectable
desserts...the seemingly never-ending selection speaks for itself!
The Michigan Inn's Sunday Brunch. Sumptuous. Satisfying. Savor it
this Sunday.

A shame master of cere-
monies Byron MacGregor,
WWJ newscaster, couldn't
be heard . . . he's as good as
he is a nice guy . . . "Best of
Detroit" included Paul Zuc-
kerman at the mike for Vel-
vet Food Products . . . wear-
ing a velvet bow tie . . . Wife
Helen' Zuckerman has tos-
sed the walker aside and
uses a cane now in her pro-
gress after a shopping cen-

ADULTS $9.95 - SENIOR CITIZENS $7.95
CHILDREN UNDER 12 $4.95

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Reservations Suggested — Call 559-6500

• Special group arrangements available

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WihiNG & DitiitiGih STYLE

dining room, carry-out and trays

the
bread.

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deli

• breakfast • lunch • dinner
• after-theater • kiddie menu

open tuesdays thru sundays .
10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

lincoln shopping center. 101/2 mi. & greenfieId, oak park

968-0022

3020 GRAND RIVER Free Parking TE 3- 0700
Private Banquet Rooms for wedding parties.
Serving the World's Finest Steaks, Chops and
Sea Foods for more than 50 years. All Beef aged
CHOP HOUSE
in our cellars,

CARL'S

CHINA CITY

Owned a Operates
By May
Stephen Tom Moo

MON.-THURS. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
FRI. & SAT. 11 a.m.- 12 mid.
SUN. 12 noon-10:30 p.m.

GOLDEN BOWL

Restaurant
221% COOLIDGE AT 9 MILE In A & P Shopping Center
DINE IN & CARRY-OUT
398-5502 Or 398-5503

SZECHUAN, MANDARIN, CANTONESE & AMERICAN CUISINE

OPEN 1 DAYS—Mon.-Thurs. 11-10, Fri. & Sat. 11-11, Sun. & Holidays 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
• Banquet Facilities
Your Chef: FRANK ENG

Open Daily 11 to 10:30; Sat. 11 to 12 Mid.. Sun. 12 to 10:30
Carry Out Service
Free Parking
13715 W. 9 MILE ROAD, OAK PARK
547-4603

KING. LIM'S GARDEN

Mandarin. Szechuan & Cantonese Food

354-9077

SERVED ANYTIME
7 DAYS

A Tradition
Since 1934

-7ine aniny and (- " ociziudi

(313) 541-2132

MON.-THURS. 1 1-1 1, FRI. & SAT. 11-12 Mid. SUN. 12-10

UT:1:1;1 114itiroritrq
CARRY OUT • CATERING
8410 W. NINE MILE, W. of Livernois 544-1021

THE GOLD COIN

CHINESE-AMERICAN CUISINE
24480 W. 10 MILE (IN TEL-EX PLAZA) •
353 - 7848
Webt of Telegraph

Fa FrRPYL W NOW SERVING COCKTAILS
9:30 p.m.

Mon.-Thurs. 11 to 11 p.m.. • Fri. & Sat. 11 to 12 Mid. • Sun 1 to

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SERVING YOUR FAVORITE EXOTIC

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PRIVATE DINING ROOM

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BANQUETS • PARTIES • BUSINESS MFF TINC,S

Your host . . . HENRY LUM

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Businessmen's Luncheons • Carry outs • Catering
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1.1
35135 Grand River, Farmington
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476-9181
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KINGSLEY INN 642 0100

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OPEN

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12-1245 a

Famous Chop Suey • Cantonese Food • Steaks • Chops • Sea Food
CARRY OUT SERVICE
EASY PARKING
322 W. McNICHOLS. Bet Woodward & Second
-868-7550

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PANCAKE
HOUSE

1360 S. WOODWARD, B'HAM
10001 TELEGRAPH, S. of Plymouth
644-2727
538-0440
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Banquet Facilities Available

SZECHUAN, MANDARIN, CANTONESE & AMERICAN

1111
NMI

852.8280
. Exotic Cocktails

OPEN 7 DAYS - 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

FUNG LIM'S

1E1

3350 Auburn Rd.

UNCLE JOHN'S

Fred Bayne at the organ nightly

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LIM'S

EXPRESSLY FOR YOUR DINING



1128 E. Nine Mile Road (1 1/2 Mile East of I-75)

Recommended by AAA & Mobile Guides

OPEN 7 DAYS
A WEEK

FLOWN IN FRESH

$350

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Catering To Parties Available

COMPLETE CARRY - OUT

COMBINATION PLATE
ALMOND
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WITH WON TON SOUP, EGG ROLL,

tite. T- cotw,

Carry Out Service

Sun. 12 noon to 10

SPECIAL

FRIED RICE & TEA
PLUS OTHER SPECIALS FROM $2.50 to $3.85

Specializing in
Can tonese Food

HOA KOW INN

26196 GREENFIELD, LINCOLN CENTER, OAK PARK
Mon.-Thurs 11 to 10:30
968-3040
Fri. 11 to 11. Sat. 11 to 12

24535 W. 12 MILE RD. AT TELEGRAPH
• Private Dining. Room • Businessmen's Luncheons

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SOUTHFIELD

18203 W. 10 MILE RD. & SOUTHFIELD RD.

569-5527
Mon.-Fri., 11 to 10:30
Saturday 11 to 1
Sunday 12 to 10
Banquet Facilities Available

FARMINGTON

31455 W. 14 MILE RD. & ORCHARD LAKE RD.

JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE

851-8600

M-Th. Lun. 11:30-2:30, Din: 5:30-10
Fri. & Sat. Dinner til 12 Mid.
Sun. 12-9

CANTONESE

Sun. 11:30-4, Fri. & Sat. Din. 4 to 2 a.m.

851-7400

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