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“MUST STOP!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sweet Lorraine's Cafe & Bar

Sweet Lorraine's Cafe & Bar
29101 Greenfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076-5884
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Ranked #9 of 175 Restaurants in Southfield
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Café
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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).
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“MUST STOP!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have been here a few times and every time we try something new. They have a regular menu that includes fresh Michigan grown veggies and free range meats. Then they top it all off with a daily specials menu that is always different and wonderful. This menu has a dozen + new items everyday, including new drink specials and specialty desserts... all handmade!

The calamari is the best!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Royal Oak, Michigan
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“How about grits cakes with melted cheese for breakfast?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Have a delicious breakfast at Sweet Lorraine's in Southfield. Return for an encore with your receipt and they'll give you 20% off your bill. Try the tasty grits cakes with melted cheese. Omelets are perfectly prepared; something that seems to be a surprising problem for so many breakast restaurants.

We first shared the Havana Hash; a complimentary mix of chorizo, onions and peppers over spinach, topped with eggs and served with sides of sour crème and tomato corn salsa. The dish includes some redskins that unfortunately seemed rubbery so we passed them by. We had also ordered a side of the grits cakes and had more than enough great food to satisfy us both without the potatoes.

We returned a week later to try the Iowa Ham and Havarti Omelet; which was light and fluffy. The omelets are served with a buttermilk bisquit (as are many breakfast dishes) but we found the bisquit a bit dry when served with the Havana Hash. Of course this is a matter of taste, so we ordered a Wolferman English Muffin instead along with the grits cakes.

Sweet Lorraine's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They open for breakfast on Sunday at 8am, which is nice to know since many breakfast places fill up so quickly on a Sunday. Sweet Lorraine's offers ample seating and their current breakfast crowd arrives fashionably late, leaving the place wide open for anyone desiring an early meal.

Having read a few other reviews I will agree that the building is a bit older, but it has that delightful atmospheric quality that makes dining an experience. The walls are painted with vibrantly colored murals. I love the little international peace signs strung across the main ceiling area and the lightbulb caps that provide subdued lighting. Mostly I adore the music—anything from Sinatra to Piaf, a vintage assortment that's audible but soft enough to speak over.

Sweet Lorraine's is a nice place to share a meal with the one you love or your meet and eat crowd. Try it soon.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Didn't match the reputation”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

At this restuarant with business meeting group; Had separate room upstairs; Building is very old and run down, kind of junky, dark and outdated; The separate banquet room is up a very narrow and extemely steep stairs.

To start, the beer choice are quirky --- had lots of off brand/ off flavor beers; They didn't have coors or Blue moon but they did have Miller which is the same brewer. Tried a recommended wheat ale which "is just like Blue Moon" but was far from that -- bitter and heavy foam with no orange to cut the bitter yeast.

I had "pecan crusted chicken"; The white breast chicken had been flatted to about 1/4 inch, coated with finely minched pecans and sautee' well. It was served on a puddle of dijon mustard sauce which was extremely bitter. It was accompanied by wild rice (good) and steamed carrotts (also good). Prior to the meal, we also had italian foccia bread with tomato sauce dip and what appearred to be cheese cassadia(?) which were both OK.

For dessert I had a huge slice of carrott cake - standard with cream cheese icing which also was good.

The score would have been better if the main dish -- the chicken -- was up to average standards.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Thought it necessary to write a review given that pecan chicken is not such a special dish ... until you try it at Sweet Lorraines. Loved the generous portion of mustard sauce it sets upon and the carrots served were done to perfection and were full of flavor (probably organic). Guest had the salmon and enjoyed. I will return to this restaurant. The red wine I chose, a Tempranillo, was quite good, but did not understand why it was served in a white wine glass, especially at this level of restaurant, but whatever.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“First time, not the last”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

My manager was in town, our group of six coworkers had a great meal, exactly as ordered, very attentive service. We used an online 15% coupon (for six or more) for a nice discount too.
One negative; while standing in line at reception desk the ladies room door swung open and nailed me in the elbow...ouch ( weird place for a bathroom! )
I will return for the food and service. It was nice but not too fancy so that you could relax, talk and enjoy the food and company.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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