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orate offerings with their imag-
inative style of preparation
which have proven delightful
palate-pleasers. (1)

Victor's, 43317 Grand River,

Novi, 349-1438. Here's a
restaurant where the owner is
proud to have his name at-
tached. Victor Cassis presents
a unique dining experience with
casual warmth. Open for lunch
and dinner Monday through
Saturday, its diversified menu
includes health conscious
items. Banquet facilities are
available for up to 100 persons,
and live piano entertainment is
Friday and Saturday evening. (28)


Bread Basket Deli, 10-1/2

Mile and Greenfield, Lincoln
Shopping Center, Oak Park,
968-0022. A favorite of many
people for breakfast, lunch, din-
ner and after-theater, this has
the aura of a modernistic deli-
catessen so apparent with col-
orful decor. A children's menu
is featured along with party
trays. The Bread Basket Deli is
open Tuesday through Sunday
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 0)

Golden Bowl, 22106 Coolidge

at 9 Mile, Oak Park, 398-5502.
The knowledge of Chef Frank
Eng is widespread in Chinese
dining. Golden Bowl is open
seven days, Mon.-Thurs. from
11 a.m. and Sunday from 1
p.m. serving Szechuan, Man-
darin and Cantonese food. Car-
ry-out service is available plus
banquet facilities. 0)

Hoa Kow, 13715 W. 9 Mile,
Oak Park, 547-4663. One of
Oak Park's pioneers, Hoa Kow
is a favorite of people from
all walks of life and all parts of
the Detroit and Metropolitan ar-
eas. Plus Cantonese Szechuan
and Mandarin foods, Hoa Kow
Oak Park and its second loca-
tion Hoa Kow West Bloomfield
at Crosswinds Mall are famous
for their varieties of white fish,
selling over 1,500 pounds a
week. (0

Modem Delicatessen, 25290

Greenfield, Oak Park, 968-8000.
Some say it opened in 1926 but
most agree that Modern Deli-
catessen unlocked its doors in
1934. Whatever the year, it is
one of Detroit's oldest names
in the restaurant business. Mod-
em's second location, on Green-
field just south of 1-696, still
serves the same homemade tra-
ditional Jewish foods for which
it has been known, only in a
much more modernistic at-
mosphere. Tray catering? Of
course. 0)



Don Ricardo's, 9565 Tele-








graph Rd., Redford, 553-8000.
One of the most difficult things
to find in the restaurant busi-
ness is a good Spanish restau-
rant. Don Ricardo's seems to
have fit the bill with its au-
thentic Spanish gourmet cuisine
that has made a lot of people
happy. Flamenco and folk mu-
sic is every Friday and Saturday
for dancing and show. It's big
on Paella Party catering and is
a 7-day-a-week operation. (0



Chick-N Ribs, 118 S. Wood-

ward, Royal Oak, 544-1211.
Much has been said about this
dine in and carry-out restaurant






whose specialties of broasted
or bar-b-q chicken and bar-b-
q ribs have received much at-
tention, but as regular
customers say, the proof is in
the tasting. It's open seven
days, Sun.-Thurs. 11-10, Fri. &
Sat. 11-11. (0

doors or on the outdoor patio
overlooking a garden with farm-
like motif planted and arranged
by Owner Jane Kladzyk.
Evening specials include dining
from all parts of the world. (0

entire hotel has been rated four
diamonds by AAA for the many
services it offers. 0)

en, seafood, beef, etc., also in-
clude barbeque and vegetarian
dishes. (I)

Sero's, 29221 Northwestern

Sebastian's Grill, 2745 W. Big



St. Tropez Cafe, Victoria Place,

2671 7 Little Mack, St. Clair
Shores, 772-8383. This small
cafe with its warm inviting at-
mosphere, is set among period
furnishings and antiques. Din-
ing by candlelight features an
array of pastas and salads to go
with its popular veals, fowl,
seafood, lamb and beef de-
lights. For your added pleasure
bring your own libation. Lunch-
es and dinners feature strolling
violins and a classical guitarist. (43)



27167 Greenfield,
Southfield, 559-8222. A good
family restaurant serving Amer-
ican and Lebanese cuisine, Alia's
owners Dania and Ed Farah are
proud of their homemade spe-
cialties prepared from natural
ingredients. It is open 7 days
a week serving breakfast, lunch
and dinner. Carry-out of its en-
tire menu is available as is off-
premise catering. ()

Embassy Suites,

Franklin Rd., Southfield 350-
2000. There is much to say
about Executive Chef John P.
Vogelmeier. Being a graduate
of the Culinary Institute of
America, a member of the
Michigan Chefs de Cuisine and
teacher of private cooking class-
es. Join us February 21 at the
Taste of Southfield and sample
the cuisine of Jacques Demers
restaurant. 0)

Excalibur, 28875 Franklin Rd.,
Southfield, 358-3355. When for-
mer owner Pat Archer passed
on, people said Excalibur would
also go. However, they didn't
reckon with Marty Wilk, own-
er/chef who has made it one of
Metropolitan Detroit's marked-
ly popular dining and dancing
spots. It's Frank Sinatra's fa-
vorite while in the local area.
Entertainment is Tues. thru Sat.
and complete catering at Ex-
calibur plus homes, halls, etc. (0

Gateway Deli, 21 754 W. 11

Mile, Harvard Row, Southfield,
352-4940. A delicatessen man
from years back is bossman at
Gateway Deli, Lenny Fidler, giv-
ing customers a lot of confi-
dence in the enjoyment of its
traditional homemade Jewish
dishes. Gateway serves break-
fast, lunch and dinner and is like
a meeting place for its clientele.
A big specialty is party trays
with Sunday a day of rest from
much hard work. 0)

Gold Coin, 24480 W. 10 Mile

in Tel-Ex Plaza, Southfield, 353-
7878. The Gold Coin features
Szechuan, Mandarin and Can-
tonese dining with complete
carry-out available. It is owned
by Howard Lew, whose Ming
Palace of Northland years back
provided him with the needed
experience for complete cus-
tomer satisfaction. It is open
seven days. 0)

Jane's Place, 25851 Lahser,

Southfield, 354-3640. One of
those little spots people hear
about with good home cooking
and all-around homey atmos-
phere for lunch and dinner with
a wide variety. Seating is in-

McVee's, 23380 Telegraph Rd.,
Southfield, 352-8243. One of
the local area's oldest restau-
rateurs in the point of service
owns and operates McVee's.
Herman Yagoda uses his vast
experience to promote what
every customer wants, quality
and satisfaction. Moderately-
priced lunches and dinners in-
cluding fresh fish, are served
daily amid a casual and relaxed
atmosphere. (I)

Hwy., Franklin Shopping Plaza,
Southfield, 358-2353. Since tak-
ing over the spot previously oc-
cupied by Healthy Jones a
number of years ago, Sero's has
been doing a gangbusters job
serving the public 7 days a
week with a wide choice of
dishes at affordable prices. Its
weekly dinner specials have
become big people watcher at-
tention-getters. Breakfast and
lunch specials are also high in
customer popularity. (0

Beaver in the Somerset Collec-
tion, Troy, 649-6625. Bistro
comes alive at one of Troy's
finest restaurants. Eclectic cui-
sine features unique appetiz-
ers, pizza, pasta, fresh fish,
prime beef and multiple wild
mushroom preparations. Sun-
day Brunch at Sebastian's Grill
is talked of as a special treat.
Facilities available for showers
and small parties. ()

Southfield Marriott, 27033

Key Largo, 142 E. Walled Lake


graph, Southfield, 358-1310.
The warm atmosphere of this
English Tudor castle setting
with Chuck Muer's noted fresh
seafood plus menu items of tra-
ditional English food has been
a favorite for over 11 years. It
is open seven days a week with
birthday discounts and Fre-
quent Dining Friends Program
among its special features. 0)

Northwestern Hwy., Southfield.
356-7400. The Garden Court
restaurant is an area favorite
with its wide open expanse and
fresh look within an intimate at-
mosphere. Daily buffets and
daily specials are prepared by
Southfield Marriott's fine chefs.
Early bird "Super Savers" are
available daily 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday buffets are served from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 0)

Dr., Walled Lake, 669-14441. A
Northwest premiere in water-
front dining, experiences at Key
Largo include a lot of tropical
fun. A large menu that features
new pastas, pizzas, ribs, sand-
wiches, salads and daily fresh
fish specials at both lunch from
11 a.m. to dinner at 4 p.m. Its
banquet room is available for
all events. (1)

Mountain Jack's,

Star Deli, 24555 W. 12 Mile


Meriwethers, 25485 Tele-

Greenfield Rd., Southfield, 557-
0570. Noted for serving excel-
ent prime rib, Mountain Jack's
Southfield also presents a wide-
ly diversified menu for diners
with discriminating taste, in-
cluding steak, chicken or
seafood. It is one of the few
places where entrees also in-
clude soup and salad bar at the

table. 0)

Rd., Southfield, 352-7377. This
is one of Michigan's largest del-
icatessen carry-out operations,
but you wouldn't know it from
the size. And everything is
homemade, cole slaw, potato
salad, chicken salad, tuna sal-
ad, egg salad and much more.
Star cooks its own corned beef
and pastrami, and the 7-day op-
eration includes a major spe-
cialty- beautiful tray catering. (0

New Seoul Garden, 27566

Northwestern, Southfield, 827-
1600. Authentic Korean and
Japanese dishes are the theme
foods at this restaurant with a
sister Seoul Garden in Sterling
Heights. Authenticity is brought
to the table where favorites
such as beef, chicken and
shrimp are prepared on a bar-
beque grill in front of cus-
tomers. Floor seating and a
suchi bar also add to its appeal.


Pearl City, 27522 Northwest-


Cafe Jardin, 2815 W. Big

Beaver, Somerset Collection,
Troy, 649-1359. The Cafe Jardin
occupies the center of things
among the Somerset Collection.
Creative sandwiches, salads,
pastas and many choice
desserts are served in the gar-
den-like atmosphere which
shoppers have found so gra-
ciously appealing. It is another
fine Unique Restaurant Corpo-
ration unit.0)

ern Hwy. at 11 Mile between
Lahser and Telegraph, South-
field, 354-3700. Since selecting
Southfield as his third location,
John Wong has captured the
dining imagination of many
with his moderately-priced Chi-
nese food at lunch and dinner.
Pearl City Southfield's Sunday
buffet, dinner buffet and menu
selections offer customers a va-
riety of ways in which to dine.
It's children's menu is also high-
ly received. (i)

Rd., Troy, 879-7060. Its dining
room was once the beautiful
great room of an auto baron's
Grosse Pointe mansion, sheer
elegance, and the true concept
of Chuck Muer seafood cuisine
is highly exemplified here. But
don't think for a moment that
this is all, just seafood. Charley's
Crab's menu, although highly
fish oriented, also includes dish-
es to delight other palates. 0)

Plaza Deli, 29145 Northwest-

The Desoto Diner, Northfield

Radisson Plaza Hotel, 1500
Town Center, Southfield, 827-
4000. The two stylish restau-
rants at popular Radisson Plaza
Hotel are each noted for indi-
vidual goodness. Bouquets is
its fine dining room and Tan-
go's Cocktail Lounge features
a bistro atmosphere with en-
tertainment for dancing Thurs-
day through Saturday. The

Orchid Cafe, 3303 Rochester

ern at 12 Mile, Franklin Shop-
ping Plaza, Southfield, 356-
2350. A delicatessen institution
in Metropolitan Detroit, Plaza
Deli is now even better since
being purchased by the Unique
Restaurant Corporation. Large
sandwiches, innovative salads
and a vast array of traditional
Jewish cuisine. Plaza's self-ser-
vice is great for those in a hur-
ry. 0)

Charley's Crab, 5498 Crooks

Hilton, 5500 Crooks Rd., Troy,
879-2100. A diner solely in its
name, Desota serves up tasty
fare such as steaks, chops, pas-
ta and seafood. All are com-
plemented with a salad buffet
that includes over 50 toppings,
fresh made soups and breads
at decent prices nowadays. It is
open daily for lunch and dinner
and Sunday brunch. 0)

Rd., Troy Point Plaza, Troy. Tra-
ditional Thai dishes with a
pleasant atmosphere are fea-
tured in this Far Eastern restau-
rant of popularity. Ratings
include 3 stars by Detroit Free
Press and among the top ten
newest restaurant in metropol-
itan area by Detroit Monthly. It
is open Mon.,-Sat., lunch 11-3
and dinner 3-9. Popular chick-


Deli Unique, Orchard Lake Rd.
at 15 Mile, West Bloomfield,
West Bloomfield Plaza, 737-
3890. More than just a deli, the
two Deli Unique locations at
West Bloomfield and Bingham
Farms offer salads, housebaked
pastries, unique dinners and its
famous sour cream cake.
Unique is noted to take basic
"deli" and make it special. For
catering needs there are few
who can compete with the trays
from Deli Unique. 0)

Golden Phoenix, 6257 Or-

chard Lake Rd., Sugar Tree
Shopping Center, West Bloom-
field, 855-3570. One of the
newest Chinese restaurants to
open within the past year, Gold-
en Phoenix had previously been
a long-time favorite on Maple
Rd. and Telegraph prior to mov-
ing to this locale. Cantonese,
Szechuan and American food is
available for dining in and car-
ry-out. 0)

Mai Thai, 6675 Orchard Lake

Rd., Old Orchard Shopping Cen-
ter, West Bloomfield, 626-6313.
Those who like the real thing
will enjoy Mai Tai with its very
spicy or non-spicy foods con-
cocted for authentic and tradi-
tional tastes at lunch or dinner.
It presents a casual atmosphere
with seating around 100 and is
open seven days a week. 0)

Ming Dynasty, 5586 Drake

Rd. at Walnut Lake Rd., West
Bloomfield, 661-1500. Harold
Horn, owner of Ming Dynasty,
is also proprietor of the popu-
lar King Lim's Gardens in Oak
Park which moved years ago
from Nine Mile to its present lo-
cale. His Ming Dynasty serves
Mandarin, Szechuan and Can-
tonese food in an elegant and
spacious showplace setting.
Dine in, carryout and banquet
room are available. (0

Pals, 5656 W. Maple, West

Bloomfield, 855-5584. Gracious
dining is experienced in a ca-
sual atmosphere at both lunch
and dinner. Chuck Muer's menu
includes fresh fish and seafood
daily plus a bevy of noted pas-
tas. Happy Hour is at 5 p.m.,
Monday-Friday with Ernie Swan
at the piano. Friday and Satur-
day nights features special en-

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