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“A Northville Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Table 5
126 E. Main Street, Northville, MI
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Ranked #1 of 67 restaurants in Northville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Center Street
Bingham Farms, Michigan
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27 restaurant reviews
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“A Northville Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

What was until early 2008 the very popular brick-walled café, Mackinnon's of Northville, is now the home of 'Table 5', opened in late 2008 by Mishelle Lussier and her husband, John. While I was very sad to see proprietor Tom Mackinnon's place closed, 'Table 5' get a '5 Star' applause from my tastebuds!

This was our second time at Table 5's center-of-town bistro, and despite it being a 35 minute drive from our home, this little Gem will be frequented in the future! When we arrived, we were shown a four top in the middle of the small dining room; I noticed an empty table by the window, and inquired of the hostess if we might sit there instead. (This was in fact the very window table where my wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary, ten years ago, while at Mackinnon's.) Our guests had not yet arrived, and after the hostess checked with the manager, we were very courteously seated at the preferred table. Our server, Jeff, introduced himself and had splendid full martini's in our awaiting paws within minutes! When our guests arrived, Jeff again had them served with libations, and with my request, we were allowed a pleasant 'chill' time with several memorable 1st courses, before ordering entrées.

The wine list is not very extensive, however when I asked about a listed Clos Du Val Cab, Jeff noted that he had several other bottles not noted on their wine list. He then brought to the table a CDV Stags Leap that was off the charts delicious - and at a very reasonable price mark for an eatery.

We each ordered different entrées, including Filet, wild caught salmon, sea scallops, and lamb shank. My salmon presentation looked like a piece of art, and tasted equally marvelous; moist yet firm, with the skin removed, and (with apologies to my dear mother who claimed such a term was redundant,) absolutely no 'fishie' flavor. Absolutely brilliant! And every one else at the table expressed total gastronomical satisfaction over their choices.

The restaurant itself is quite small and cozy, with the bar scene on one side of a separating brick wall and the fine dining on the other side. Prices overall are very reasonable, especially in consideration of the culinary preparation and overall quality. Kudos to Chef Brandon Wolschleger! Table 5, you are indeed a Northville Gem!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great birthday dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Four of us ate at Table 5 for my birthday. The service and food was fantastic. The restaurant is cozy and comfortable, but a bit warm for my taste. They could turn the heat down a bit :) Every table was full and we also enjoyed a drink in the bar. If you don't get a seat in the bar, there really isn't any room to enjoy the drink before being seated. This isn't their fault, just the structure is limiting for the popularity of this nice restaurant!

Visited November 2012
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Birmingham, Michigan
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“Nice Place and Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is my second time at Table 5. Nice and cozy with tables that overlook downtown Northville. Fairly small menu, but it has something for everyone. The service was very attentive and the place filled up fairly quickly on a Friday evening. Waiter was abreast of the menu and explained all of the "fancy" labeling. Food was good, but not great. Prices a bit high for the amount given, but it's Northville.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Mary, Florida
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“SPECTACULAR!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This place is hopping!!!!! Every table full, bar overloaded, hostess turning people away. Happy and high energy place. Friday night. Party of 6. Superior service: friendly and accommodating. Menu is not large, but something for everyone. Each item detailed is exactly how it is served...you clearly know what you are getting. The bread is served warm with two choices of custom mixed, gourmet butter. Our table had the fish special and spaghetti squash "pasta".......delicious! Salads are crisp and flavorful even without the dressing: pears, pine nuts and prosciutto...wow!!!! Butterscotch apple cobbler and berry bread pudding were fabulous desserts. Wine was wonderful. Mixed drinks were definitely mixed by a skilled bartender.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Somerville, New Jersey
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“Room for Improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We chose Table 5 to celebrate our wedding anniversary based on the outstanding reviews this place received. It was a quiet Wednesday night, and they were featuring a 3-course $25 prix fixe menu that seemed like an excellent value, so we both decided to enjoy that. We also ordered a bottle of wine from a winery we had enjoyed visiting in Sonoma.

The meal started with seared scallops with collard greens over a creamy sauce (very good) and phyllo dough pouches stuffed with duck and cauliflower and a balsamic reduction (just ok, although my husband liked it). Second course was a delicious corn chowder and a salad (which I found overly acidic with the dressing). The entree course was whitefish with pumpkin risotto and Brussel sprouts - very creamy and rich, which I found a little strange for a fish dish, but pretty good overall. The other entree was a lamb chop with wild rice and broccoli which seemed to be cooked medium at first but was very rare/raw closer to the bone and rather tough. About half of the dishes were quite good, but the other half seemed liked they could use some improvements. We were somewhat disappointed that even after mentioning it was our first time to the restaurant and our anniversary we were not offered a complimentary dessert - especially after a nearby table was offered one for a birthday. It would have been a nice gesture and encouraged us to come back. We ordered dessert anyway - a chocolate cheesecake that was very rich and a little too sweet for my liking.

The restaurant is charming with great artwork on the exposed-brick walls. Service was slow even though there were very few tables occupied. We will probably come back to give it another chance at some point since we live nearby, but we weren't overly impressed by the food and service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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