It's Restaurant Week!!!!!
(And I'm pretty excited about it if you couldn't tell by the excessive use of exclamation points). It's from August 12th-23rd and most restaurants will offer 3 course meal options for $28 (per person), although some do offer 2 people (3 course meals) for $28.
So I looked into the 65 or so options, picked out some of the menus that really stood out to me, some of my favorites, and also consolidated the 2 for $28 restaurants (because sometimes you just want a bargain!) Here are my favorites!
The Grove - East Hills
If you haven't been here before and will be checking out restaurant week, EAT HERE! While typically The Grove has a little higher price point, the restaurant has won many awards since it opened in 2011 along with being rated GR's top restaurant and holding strong on trip advisor as #1, so it's worth it. What's especially for restaurant week is their expansive list of course options. While most give 2 or 3 options, they have 12 first courses to choose from, 9 second, and 5 third, so you can really customize your dinner to get the most out of your Grove experience.
And if 3 courses aren't enough, they have 4th course add on options, and 5th course wine pairing options (at an additional charge)
Bulls Head - Downtown
The menu on this one just sounded too tasty not to mention. Bull's Head is across from The Amway and they have 3 options for each course, but these are what stood out to me.
Course 1- Brie and Prosciutto skewers or butternut squash soup
Course 2- Blackened Walleye or - Pork Tenderloin Medallions Stuffed with Basil Pesto & Goat Cheese then Wrapped in Bacon, & Oven Roasted. Accompanied with Sautéed Parsnips Topped with a Pecan Gremolata.
(I'm not even sure what a Gremolata is, but my mouth is watering and it's not even 9am yet...)
(Ok just looked up Gremolata, and WIKI tells me it's "a chopped herb condiment classically made of lemon zest, garlic and parsley." so yeah... Mouth is still watering)
Course 3 - cookies and creme blondie or the raspberry cheesecake bar.
Amore - Comstock park
Amore is a gem hidden just a little off the beaten path being in Comstock park, but SO worth venturing outside of the downtown area. If you like Italian, you will NOT be disappointed. Everything is true, authentic, melt-in-your-mouth homemade. Some of my favorites, are the Arancino (Risotto fritter stuffed with Fontina cheese and topped with spinach aioli), Caprese (Heirloom tomato slices with fresh mozzarella, basil and sea salt) and the Lasagna Bianca (White lasagna layered with S&S lamb, Farm Country truffle cheese and porcini mushrooms). Added bonus, this restaurant actually includes FIVE courses in their $28 per person ending with either Tartufo (Hand rolled chocolate truffle with toffee, Pop Rocks and cayenne pepper) or Cannoli di Zucca (Pumpkin caramel cannoli). You can also add on their Italian Wine or Italian/Michigan Beer pairings for $15/person.
In case you are looking for more of a deal, I listed out all of the Two for $28 restaurants below, but for a full list of all the great options and to find out more about restaurant week in GR, feel free to check out the experience GR website here! www.experiencegr.com/restaurant-week
Happy Eating!! :)
Two for $28
Bobarinos - DT (Downtown)
Branns - Northwest
Buffalo Wild Wings - DT
The cottage bar and restaurant - DT
Fajita Republic** - East Belt Line
Grand Woods Lounge - DT
HopCat - DT
Kitchen 67 - East Belt Line
Linc Up Soul Food Cafe - South GR
Lindo Mexican - 28th St
McFaddens - DT
Pearl Street Grill - DT
Peppinos - DT
Ramona's Table - Rockford
Stella's - DT
Taqueria El Rincon Mexicano - 28th
Mitten Brewing Co. - Northwest
Z's - DT