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Sweet Lorraine's Cafe & Bar

$$$
American, Café, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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29101 Greenfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076-5884 (Edwards and 12 Mile Rd.)
2485595985
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: World Beat Cuisine with a consistent dose of creativity, an ever-evolving...
World Beat Cuisine with a consistent dose of creativity, an ever-evolving, unique & mouth-watering menu of completely satisfying items that will have you counting the hours before you return. A fantastic selection of daily specials, house-made soups, pastas, seafood, steaks, vegetarian and gluten-free offerings - inspired by exciting ethnic cuisines.Favorites include Five Spice Calamari to Avocado Crab BLTs, and Pecan-crusted Chicken breast as well as a wonderful selection of fresh-baked desserts including Apple Brown Betty...Delicious!Think about Sweet Lorraine 's for brunch, lunch, dinners and special events (from family gatherings to social & business meetings - Sweet Lorraine's will be happy to accommodate your group).
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A local institution that doesn't disappoint

Sweet Lorraine's is definitely a restaurant that I think of as a local insider eating establishment. However, if you are an out of towner and looking for a unique experience with a unique menu this is a great choice. My preference is to go for lunch but they do serve dinner. Gluten free options... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
LEllen12
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Not near my home, but when I do make the trip it is always a GREAT experience. The atmosphere and food are wonderful! Nice treat!

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Pittsburgh, PA
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I hate giving one star reviews. I get no joy out of it. But sometimes you have to warn people so they don't get taken advantage of. So it's my duty. You are hereby warned. Our party of 4 was seated promptly with our reservation. That's where the good news ends. 10 minutes go by, no water, server, acknowledgment of... More 

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Mears, Michigan
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a unique place ( except there are SL's in Troy and Livonia) which has interesting menu choices and a good wine list. They use local ingredients Try the Mac and Cheese! Be sure to look at the desert menu. Comfortable and friendly.

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Sweet Lorraine's is definitely a restaurant that I think of as a local insider eating establishment. However, if you are an out of towner and looking for a unique experience with a unique menu this is a great choice. My preference is to go for lunch but they do serve dinner. Gluten free options abound and the service staff are... More 

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Love the focaccia bread with the "italian salsa" to dip it in that comes before the meal. We had lunch here today, nice hummus appetizer and I enjoyed a spicy steak pizza. They always have great specials. They seem to be famous for their mac & cheese but I actually haven't tried that yet! Appreciate that they use a lot... More 

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Westland, Michigan
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Can never say enough!! Fresh by scratch food. Always uses local merchants very different varations of classic food. Staff is wonderful and friendly. If you join there email list they often send mail for by one entree get one free. The decor is lovely and its fancy but not uncomfortable. The little mint truffles at the end of the meal... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A Detroit-area native, I have been going to Sweet Lorraine's for years and always make a point to stop in at least once per year. While they have a pretty large menu, my two favorite things have always been the complimentary focaccia and the desserts. The desserts, in particular, are worth stopping in here for even if you don't want... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This isn't the same Sweet Lorraine's from the late-90's / early-00's that I remember. Sadly, their Piedmontese California Burger is no longer in the menu. And they no longer provide their freshly baked muffins that always came with their delicious focaccia bread. But the worst part? The service has been pretty disappointing during the last few visits. Seriously ... More... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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118 reviews 118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Visited here this past week (Friday night at 5:30, without a reservation -- seated immediately, but it got very busy thereafter). My husband has indicated a few times that he thinks SL is too "foo foo" for him (fancy food for women, gays, trendy types and/or hipsters under 40) and usually declines my request to go here. However, he went... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had dinner with someone I had not seen for more than 40 years, so we had a lot of catching up to do. The wait staff was initially overly attentive in wanting to take our order, but then I felt no pressure to hurry through our meal. I had the thin-crust mushroom and goat cheese pizza, which was simply... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29101 Greenfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076-5884
    (Edwards and 12 Mile Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Southfield
  • Phone Number: 2485595985

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Café, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

World Beat Cuisine with a consistent dose of creativity, an ever-evolving, unique & mouth-watering menu of completely satisfying items that will have you counting the hours before you return. A fantastic selection of daily specials, house-made soups, pastas, seafood, steaks, vegetarian and gluten-free offerings - inspired by exciting ethnic cuisines.Favorites include Five Spice Calamari to Avocado Crab BLTs, and Pecan-crusted Chicken breast as well as a wonderful selection of fresh-baked desserts including Apple Brown Betty...Delicious!Think about Sweet Lorraine 's for brunch, lunch, dinners and special events (from family gatherings to social & business meetings - Sweet Lorraine's will be happy to accommodate your group).
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?