Coming in from out of town, and I need to make a reservation for next Friday night, within shouting distance of 12 and Orchard Lake (within five miles or so, the closer the better), for a group of about 10 folks, half of whom will be children ages 6-13. The food must be good, but we're not looking for anything terribly fancy: price point well below Tribute, that is to say. The old Sweet Lorraines would have fit the bill, but I've gotten the sense that it's gone downhill in recent years, and anyway, it's probably a bit too far away.
Berkleybabe has in the past recommended the Flying Fish Grill. Any further word on that? Alternatives? Some whimsy for the kids might be welcome, but not at the expense of the food.
Thanks in advance.