After suggesting the BHG to another Chow Hound the other day I realised that I was driving within two miles of the restaurant on my way to Dearborn so we decided to visit for breakfast.
If you have never been to the BHG before it is just north of 13 mile on Southfield road on the West side across from the cemetary. The building is small and unassuming to it's easy to pass. Plenty of parking in the rear.
Service was nothing less than perfect, fresh flowers on the tables and all of the staff dressed as you would expect in a fine restaurant.
The only thing missing? The big prices. Average breakfast entree was $10 and the quality was exceptionally high.
My wife had crabcakes benedict. ($13) This was served on a Wolfmans english muffin. The crab was abundant and had little binder or filler and , get ready.....drum roll please REAL Hollandaise. :) The eggs were poached perfectly.
I had corned beef hash and poached eggs. ($10) Mine was also served with a Wolfman's english muffin and like my wifes entree my eggs were perfectly poached. The hash was....GASP... Real home made hash nice and cispy. mmmmmmmm
I can't suggest this place highly enough. Easilly the best breakfasty in the city.
Recently we had breakfast at the Four Seasons in Chicago. It was $65 and the hash was straight out of a can and my wifes omlet was served broken in pieces. I only mention that to put the value that the BHG represents in perspective.
The BHG was the 2007 restaurant of the year and I would say from my experience they have not slacked off at all.
If you are in this area I also noticed a Penzy's spice store on the NE corner of 13 mile and Southfield in a plaza.