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Sweet Lorraine's Cafe & Bar

29101 Greenfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076-5884
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Ranked #8 of 166 restaurants in Southfield
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Café
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Edwards and 12 Mile Rd.
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).
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76% Recommend
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English first
Clarkston, MI
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took my 93 year old in-laws, my 30-something son and daughter and we all had excellent meals, service and atmosphere. The staff were helpful seating us as my in-laws both use walkers and were attentive, but not too attentive. We all enjoyed the food and the full experience.

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Southfield, Michigan
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213 reviews 213 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I am still confused about what happened when we ate at Sweet Lorraine's during Southfield's Restaurant week recently. We found postcards and a flyer proclaiming Sweet Lorraine's participation in the event on nearby tables as we entered the restaurant. This is the event wherein a 3 course meal (usually a newer, creative offering) is served for between $15-$35 per person... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews, we went in with an open mind and we're glad we did! Since we didn't call ahead on a Saturday evening we expected to wait for a table. They were happy to accommodate us with ok tails and a snack while we waited for 15 min. The atmosphere was upbeat and the quirky deor makes the... More

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Boston, MA
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209 reviews 209 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I've been wanting to try this place for years. I used to love the food at their Madison Heights cafe location back in the day. I think service was definitely their downfall. Came in for a late lunch and took a few minutes to get seated even though the place was nearly empty. Took even longer to get a server... More

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sweet Lorraine's is one of my favorites. The menu is always interesting and the staff well-informed. I wish there was a 4.5 rating available. My only knocks are that they can get backed up, particularly for larger groups at lunchtime and their location, adjacent to a hardware store, is not exactly charming. But food/service>location every time!

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Farmington, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Sweet Lorraine in Southfield is nicely decorated and centrally located with good parking facilities. The tables in this restaurant are set too close to each other, and it is uncomfortable.The food is very well presented and delicious. Service is average. We asked for a plate from a guy who was picking up from our table, and he told us he... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My husband had been wanting to go here for a while now. We were in the area and decided to try it. As soon as you walk in it smells like urine. The carpet was wet from the snow and the smell was horrid. 3 people walked by us and it took 5 minutes, at least to get seated. Once... More

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Southfield, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a hometown restaurant for me that has a very broad menu of well prepared quality food. It's a place I visit 3 to 4 times a year and am always satisfied. If you happen to visit, save room for desert, they're to die for!!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been dining at Sweet Lorraine's original Southfield location for years. Each time that I dine there there is a delicious new dish with a twist. I can't say enough how delicious the food is here.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The food is excellent here and also the service was one of the best. The ambiance and he quality of the food was good. One of the best Vegan / Vegetarian food in Detroit area.

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