TaxChick
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    June 17, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 11, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.8
 
 
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The Bird and The Bread, a European comfort food inspired concept in downtown Birmingham, MI. This restaurant broadens its beverage focus beyond a generous selection of unique wines to include a selection of over 100 beers, craft cocktails, and dozens of specialty spirits.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent Dinner Outside
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had dinner for four last Saturday night. The food and the service were excellent. The outdoor eating area is comfortable and lively."
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Thelma on Clinton is Chef Melissa O'Donnell's latest New American restaurant. Named after her grandmother, the restaurant focuses on small plates and eclectic flavors. <br /><br />"In keeping with a from-the-heart-and-home mentality, O’Donnell will also be debuting several “from scratch” offerings: A new smoker will turn out house-kippered salmon, and charcuterie gets a makeover with merguez sausage with labne and mint and a seasonally tweaked rabbit terrine with juniper, allspice, and bacon. And above all, O’Donnell’s menu will draw from the cultural diversity of the neighborhood without straying too far from her deeply-rooted, straightforward approach to cooking. “In my heart of hearts I’m a minimalist,” she says. “I always have been. I don’t like to make things complicated. It’s one of the reasons I originally named Salt ‘Salt.’”- The Village Voice
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great dinner.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Small restaurant with small plates. Excellent meal and great vibe."
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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The owners of Étoile Cuisine et Bar, Chef Philippe Verpiand and Monica Bui, have created an inviting, warm European environment where both traditional and seasonal French food are front and center. "We want to dispel the notion that French food is heavy and pretentious," says the team, recently transplanted to Houston from San Diego, where they owned the famed Cavaillon Restaurant. Everything about Étoile Cuisine et Bar, from the inviting outside facade to the intriguing interior design to the high quality service, is meant to convey a feeling of truly being in France. With Chef Philippe's take on a seasonal menu using a French technique, it's a place where fine food lovers come together, not on a special occasion, but to enjoy every day.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2011
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/31/2014
 2011
Special Features: notable wine list
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 Zoe
Zoe
Chef and owner Zoë Feigenbaum's light-filled restaurant is done in honeyed midcentury modern. The American menu also glances abroad: turkey rillettes, octopus with labne, harissa and olives, stuffed cabbage soup and tongue tacos. <br>Zoe's wine list looks toward old world style wines and is rounded out by a carefully selected list of Apertif and Digestif. <br> <br>Zoe takes weekend brunch seriously, (as any true New Yorker would) so get there early for the homemade sticky buns and buttermilk biscuits. A great spot for pre-movie oysters and bone-in ribeye steak (Landmark Sunshine Theater is around the corner) or a quiet dinner with friends. Large parties and groups can be seated along the long banquette seating. Zoe is also a great choice for those who like to dine at the bar- Zoe's counter is specifically designed for dining and is a great place to enjoy their $1 Oyster Happy Hour and a half from 5:30-7:00 Monday-Saturday.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2011
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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