First of all, thanks to the Detroit area hounds who provided so many suggestions for our anniversary dinner. We couldn’t decide on just one of the places suggested, and we were in town for five days, so we ended up eating at all three of our top choices; Bacco Ristorante in Southfield, Forest Grill in Birmingham, and Giovanni’s in Detroit. Giovanni’s was far and away our favorite. Bacco was good, not great and we had a disappointing lunch at Forest Grill. But Giovanni’s was really all that and more! Fabulous pasta (he got some kind of handkerchief pasta, I did the gnocchi), and the calamari was wonderful as well. Portions were large, and we brought back enough food to feed a friend. I also visited Shatila and brought back pastries for a crowd; they were quite good. Had breakfast twice at Tim’s Coney Island and was impressed with the food. Had brunch at the Dearborn Inn, which is a gorgeous hotel (National Historic Landmark), but honestly, the food was just as good and just as fresh at the Coney Island diner, and about half as expensive as well. Thanks again, Detroit hounds!
Forest Grill Restaurant
735 Forest Ave Ste 100, Birmingham, MI 48009