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Sweet Lorraine's Cafe & Bar

$$$
American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Café
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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
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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
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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:
  • Casual Dining
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 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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119 reviews 119 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 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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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife and I dine several times a year at SL and usually on New Year's eve, Understandably News Years Eve is busy. For 7:30 reservation, arrived at 7:30, we were seated at 7:50. Reception was less than gracious.. "You are going to have to wait!" . Once seated, drinks took quit awhile, ordered appetizer and it arrived in good... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I don't take the opportunity to eat here as often as I like. But each time that I have the food and service has always been great.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I do not know what is happening at Sweet Lorraine's. This used to be our "go to" restaurant. The last 3 times have been very mediocre both in Southfield and Livonia. We went tonight and I had my usual, the Traverse City Chicken pasta. I think there were 4 cherries, very little chicken and one piece of spinach with overcooked... 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, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Café

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

Questions & Answers

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