CAPITAL GRILLE | Troy
Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting from one-of-a-kind art deco chandeliers set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening (unless, it’s a lively, social atmosphere you seek, in which case the Capital Grille’s sophisticated bar might be your destination). The Capital Grille’s renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination, and their award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles will awaken your inner sommelier. Open for lunch and dinner, Appetizers include Wagyu Beef Carpaccio (Japanese Wagyu beef blended with seven spices), a Cold Shellfish Platter, Lobster and Crab Cakes and Fresh Oysters on the half shell. Soups and salads including the Classic Wedge and the Capital Grille Chopped Salad (fresh seasonal vegetables, crisp greens and an olive oil vinigrette). The Chef suggests the Seared Tenderloin with Poached Lobster and the Bone-Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin with Caramelized Shallot Butter, and, of course, there is always the Filet Oscar (served with steamed asparagus & lump crabmeat), the Dry Aged Sirloin, Porterhouse and the dry Aged Steak Au Poivre, with a Courvoisier Cream Sauce. Private business dining, sinful desserts and a bar menu for those who prefer chatting over cocktails.
2800 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, Mi. 48084 -Somerset Collection-North 248.649.5300
MON JIN LAU | Troy
In its third generation, the Chin family has owned and operated Mon Jin Lau, “House of Ten Thousand jewels” since 1969. Over the past few decades, Mon Jin Lau has become one of the Metropolitan Detroit’s most celebrated dining locations. A unique blend of Nu-Asian cuisine, innovative sushi and stylish cocktails, Mon Jin Lau offers sophisticated chic, high-energy ambiance in a lively setting. Wednesday nights are Shanghai Wednesdays at Mon Jin Lau. Zen-like atmosphere and electric rhythms accommodate sexy, young professionals. Surrounded by lush palms, enchanting bamboo, Chinese lanterns and sensual candles, Mon Jin Lau’s patio becomes the center of the action for business or pleasure, with music provided by the Metropolitan areas finest Djs. Ladies groups, 8 or more, receive a complimentary bottle of Belvedere. Happy Hour – Mon thru Fri, 3-6:30 pm – includes _ off draughts, $4 Sake Bombs, $5 Asahi & $5 Martinis, with $3.5 Sushi Rolls. Happy Endings offer Happy Hour specials between the hours of 9:30-12 am, Mon-Thurs & 10pm-1am, Fri & Sat. Get on the Mon Jin Lau VIP list and stay informed by visiting monjinlau.com.
1515 East Maple Rd, Troy, Mi 48083 248.689. 2332
FISHBONE’S | Detroit
Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen Café is a throwback to 1920’s Bourbon Street. Their cabaret-style layout and authentic feel makes for a truly unique dining experience. Offering seafood, steaks and sushi – for those who just can’t stop enjoying it – Fishbone’s New Orleans-style recipes make for one of the hottest spots in downtown Detroit. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Fishbone’s offers an ‘Early Morning Special’ of two eggs, diced potatoes, choice of meat and toast for $5.50 between 6-8am. Lunches include Po’ Boys, deli and sushi specials, salads, gumbo’s and drink specials. New Orleans dinner favourites include Spicy Shrimp & eggplant, Shrimp Creole, Gumbo, E’touffee, Jambalaya, Andouille Sausage and fried catfish. Filet of Beef Oscar (served with lumped Crabmeat), 10 oz. Filet, T-Bones, Delmonicos and the Bourbon Street Strip Steak round out the steaks. Chicken & ribs, seafood, live entertainment and a host of cocktails at the bar are perfect for business or pleasure. Fishbone’s is located in the Greektown section of Detroit, just steps away from the Greektown Casino.
400 Monroe St. Intl. Center Building Detroit 48226, 313.965.4600
VINO VOLO | DTW
Waiting for a plane is rarely enjoyable, unless you happen to be doing so within the modern comfort of Vino Volo. Warm wood tones and comfortable leather lounge chairs welcome travelers into a sophisticated yet approachable post-security retreat in the airport terminal. Vino Volo has an retail area showcasing the wines being poured and offers elegant small plates to pair with the wines. All of Vino Volo’s dishes are available for customers to enjoy in the store or packaged to carry with them onto their flight. You can learn more about their wine at vinovolo.com and whether you’re a novice or wine pro, you can use their Vino Chart to learn about differences between wines and decide which you prefer. The wine bar serves wine by the glass or bottle, offers artisan cheese, dried cured meats and almost makes you wish you missed your flight.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport McNamara Terminal – Concourse A Mon-Fri: 9am – 10pm Saturday: 9am – 8pm Sunday: 12pm – 10pm