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Reviewed June 12, 2022 via mobile

Awesome modern casual design. Was a car repair garage at it’s birth many years ago! Fun booths made of multiple pairs of jeans,pockets and all! Cool patches embroidered with different names as you would see on a mechanic’s uniform. We sat near patches Haley and...Lauren.LOL Menu is not large and contains many unique house recipes. We were not pleased with the steak tips (a combination of sirloin and fillet ) with zip sauce,mushrooms and pearl onions to include a few pieces of bread: sauce was yummy, tips were so tough some at our table could not chew them. Perhaps more sirloin than fillet?:( The Mushrooms and onions within the zip sauce is tasty. Chili shrimp appetizer: This dish is pretty amazing.It comes with about 5 yummy charred shishito peppers which look like they are there for plate decoration but oh my don’t pass them up! They are yummy. Evening special-Branzino : Well portioned with two fillets cooked to perfection. Cauliflower Vegetable type of a hash with peanuts lacked flavor. Meditation type veggie salad (cucumber, tomato, onions in a vinaigrette) was delish but both contained some type of spice not enjoyed by some at our table. Burgers , oh the Burgers:House blend beef. Amazing presentation of a generously sesame crusted bun, two good sized delicious beef patties with lots of cheese,fresh shredded lettuce,tomato and a thousand-ish type dressing. Great pickles!! :) Fries crunchy and enjoyable. Short rib tacos: Three tacos on the small/appetizer side.No comment on the cold noodle salad. Beef tasty, however, the house made kimchi was not our fav! See photo as kimchi is stacked generously under minimal short rib. :( Two in our party ordered the Cesar salad: Pleased to see fresh lettuce not bagged,however, they were barely tossed together with one severely lacking. We did receive a side of their very mild creamy Cesar dressing. Dessert,three to choose from: Key lime cheesecake: Homemade, great graham cracker crust, just amazing.:) Good portion of fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Other choices were bumpy cake and ice cream I believe. Many house cocktails. Only one in our party ordered off this menu: Well made Original Old Fashion appropriately priced, generous pour as noted on their menu!! All and all a good experience. As you can see, dining with us is like attending a family style smorgasbord. We share everything!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed November 5, 2021 via mobile

Perfect location off of the main walking areas of downtown Northville. Every meal here has been wonderful. Comfort food to the more elegant dishes....what a wonderful place. Enjoy coming here often.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed May 6, 2021 via mobile

The food is solid. The chili was fairly spicy compared to what you would expect. The place itself is great. Very clean. Outdoor seating (when warm enough) is really good. Can’t wait to for menu expansion to try other dishes again.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Had a good lunch with my friend. It’s pretty cool that it’s actually a garage your sitting in eating. Bloody Mary was good and so was the food. Service was good he was berry attentive. It was busy but the sound level was not to...high.I will for sure be back another lunch break.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

I have eaten there 4-5 times and the food is fine. Nothing to write home about. I do enjoy the outdoor patio seating in the summer....decent happy hour.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed January 25, 2020

Had lunch with a friend at the Garage Grill while visiting from out of town. It is situated in downtown Northville in a completely repurposed 1940s era gas station. How cute is that!! The food was very good. My friend had a burger (which she...swears by) and I had the Crispy Chicken Sandwich (korean barbecue sauce/kewpie mayo/sesame slaw/bread-n-butter pickles/fries) which was scrumptious. Menu had a lot of interesting choices. Prices were very reasonable considering the quantity and quality of the food. Our waiter, Nathan, was beyond excellent. Efficient, friendly and interesting, he took good care of us without hovering. Can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

Service and ALL of the staff made you feel like you were a regular customer. I have gone out of my way to go back and have dinner. Food is fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Great spot for lunch during the week. Cool atmosphere and not super crowded. I am a vegetarian and a had a few options to chose from. Would come back again.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

My wife and I were out shopping on a Saturday evening after Thanksgiving. Drove to Northville and decided on the Garage Grill. It was early, (5:30), and were seated immediately. I had one of the specials, halibut served over a jumbo lump crab fried rice...with haricot verts and a citrus beurre blanc. It went well with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Thumbs up! My wife had the pizza which was also quite good. People around us had huge mussels appetizers, scallops & large salads which looked wonderful as well. Our servings were quite filling & we took some of the pizza home. No room for dessert. We will return.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

Walked in after 5:00 pm and plenty of open tables. Hostess asks me if I mind sitting at a high top??? I said yes, I do mind, why can't I sit at one of the many tables open?? Ordered a spinach salad which came with...sherry vinaigtrette dressing. I am not sure if the waitress was distracted, did not hear me or what...I asked for my dressing on the side. I get ranch dressing delivered to me. To be nice, I did not say anything. Next, I ordered tacos and said Achiote on the side, no Habanero salsa and no pickled onions. You guessed it, my tacos were covered in Habanero sauce. This time, I reminded the waitress I said no Habanero sauce. She did bring me a whole new meal. This time, all the sauces were in little cups, even the Habeanero sauce, which , by this point, I had stated several times I did not want. The staff was acting like it was my mistake and I did not know what I wanted. The Garage still serves this tiny, hard white rice, just like they did last year, on my only visit there. Maybe if a I wait another year, things will improve.......More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

The garage fuel bar tries so hard to be that cool chic trendy place that all the upscale people want to eat that would be typical of a eatery in Downtown Birmingham or Royal Oak. They got our food order right - delicious taste that...hit the spot for us. Soup could have been a bit hotter and wish that the shrimp appetizer was a bit larger for some more people to share. Prices are a higher like some people have pointed out - but this is no Coney Island like down the street... Service is great, seating is nice and car and automobile memorials/ memorabilia is expansive. They have old gasoline refueling station pumps inside. Would be a great spot for large party...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

Nothing special here, incredibly overpriced. Wait staff not knowledgeable about the menu. Both drink and food prices way too high. Meh.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

For anyone looking for an excellent casual meal in the greater Northville area, you should definitely consider the Garage Grill. - Excellent Pizzas which easily could be split between two. - A dead-on Kids menu (Mini Burgers, Chicken Fingers, Cheese Pizza) which eliminates concerns about...finding something for the kids. - A creative, casual setting, with strong service. My only disappointment is that it is located in Northville, and we have nothing like it where we live. Give it a try if you are in the area!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

We used the Model A room for our party. The help was superb,very helpful, and attentive for our event. Our meal was excellent and everyone enjoyed it.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019

My wife had an outstanding vegan dish that I tried - wow every bite was an explosion of flavor. I had fish tacos....absolutely delicious. Thought it wouldn't be enough food so we ordered a salad and soup as appetizers....took food back to the hotel. The...soup was a bean, kale and sausage combination with a lemon twist to it..incredible. Was so good my wife ordered a soup to go for her breakfast at the hotel. We also liked the vibe of the place, and our server Maggie was efficient and there when needed.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Plenty of parking on Main Street, city parking lot directly across the street to the east and some parking adjacent to the restaurant. Parking is not an issue!
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Garage Grill & Fuel Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4