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parrot cove - Madison heights, MI re: specifically prime rib


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parrot cove - Madison heights, MI re: specifically prime rib

donbui82 | | Dec 4, 2010 12:29 PM

I've always been intrigued by this place. Its located in the middle of mostly industrial buildings. The restuarant itself appears to be made of aluminum siding, but there's a quaint fountain in front and a sign that advertises awesome prime rib. Call me sucked in.

My partner in crime and I have frequented the place twice now, due to the fact they ran out of prime rib the first time! We had the ribs and fajita instead with a side of salad and french onion soup (included). All of the above were very meh. Nothing exciting or out of the box. All very edible, but very average. Oh wait, I take that back. The sweet potato fries were excellent!

The second time, we showed up nice and early and I ordered the "big" cut of Prime rib. 18oz and served with the bone in! I enjoyed the piece of meat thoroughly. Very tender and soft with excellent flavor. It wasn't overbearingly salty or spiced. Just enough fat to make it tasty, but not huge chunks of it that after I removed didn't leave much meat left to eat. I didn't see any bread pudding, and I'm not a huge horseradish fan, so I didn't ask for the sauce. Exceptional value too, as I think it was per oz the cheapest of the edible prime ribs I've have around here.

Ambiance was fun. AWesome wait staff both times. Very friendly attentive and fun. I dig the Key West interior. Imagine Bahama Breeze without the manufactured artificial feel.

All in all, I'd go again in a heartbeat. Keeping in mind, I've never had homemade prime rib to compare to, but these was a pretty delicious piece of meat and I devoured mine.

Detroit prime rib rankings:
1) J. Alexanders. (more salt/spice, softer meat, more $)
2) Parrot Cove
3) Redcoats
4) clawsons Steakhouse.

Anyplace else I should try?!


Parrot Cove
33475 Dequindre Rd, Troy, MI 48083

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