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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-09-27

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John D. Bistro and Bar

A Taste of Elegance

Craig Fahle

By Natalie Sugarman


107.9 fm

he John D. Bistro and Bar, at the
former site of Club Bart's in fabu-
lous Ferndale on the east side of
Woodward just south of Nine Mile,
offers up a decadent menu, live
entertainment and a great selection
of wine and cocktails. Hours of op-
eration are Tuesday and Wednesday
4 p.m.-midnight; Thursday through
Saturday 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; and Sunday
11 a.m.-11 p.m.
John D's features an intimate and
warm atmosphere put together by
restaurant designer Ron Rae. The
brick walls, ambient lighting, and
black and brown tones throughout
the venue lend to the trendy vibe
that resonates throughout the city
of Ferndale oh so well.
John D's is owned by Eddie Farah,
and when it comes to the business
of hospitality, Farah is no stranger
to the industry. He comes from a
family of restaurateurs and is well
acquainted with the intricate ins
and outs of the bar/restaurant biz.
Customers will find a mouthwater-
ing menu of cleverly crafted cuisine
and fine wine. Executive Chef Adis
Celec has put together a menu that
even the pickiest foodies can approve
of. Everything on the menu is made
from scratch including the mayon-
naise. Menu selections include a
savory duck confit, delicate coconut
curry mussels, succulent lamb chops,
a tempting vegetarian napoleon
tower and many more items that will
send your taste buds into a frenzy.
Entrée prices range from $15-$29,
sandwiches are $9 -$14, and soups
and salads are $5 -$10.
The Sunday brunch menu is
another heavenly food experience.
Some of the items available for your
palate's pleasure include sweet
and savory crepes, crab benedict,
a French toast tower to die for that
is made with banana rum, raisins,
brown sugar, butter, mascarpone
and chocolate. Other items include

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braised pork belly, a duck and pig
plate that is comprised of duck
confit, bacon, egg and fingerling
potatoes, a three-egg omelet and
more. While you're experiencing
brunch bliss you can imbibe on bot-
tomless Bloody Marys or Mimosas
for just $15.
The dessert menu offers a luscious
tiramisu and dessert sliders featur-
ing ice cream in three different
flavors: chocolate, vanilla and straw-
berry. Wednesday is a great day for
wine lovers to stop in to John D's for
their Wine Down Wednesday special
featuring half off bottles of wine
and champagne.
This is a great spot for a date,
dinner with friends, or a girls or
guys night out. Live entertainment
creates a lounge-style atmosphere,
with a mix of jazz, Latin, contem-
porary, classic soul, R&B and world
music. Past musical guests include
Ben Sharkey, Mekam, the Kysia Trio
and Ben Scott.
Farah has created a hot nightlife
destination by combining a great
bar/restaurant atmosphere, fantas-
tic food and live entertainment that
is truly an enjoyable experience. Be
sure to stop in soon. F:T


22726 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 398-4070

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