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Review of The Ideal Place - CLOSED

The Ideal Place
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 21, 2012

With the family in town for the Holidays, our son suggested "The Ideal Place". A close friend of his graduated culinary school and works there. His "inside information" was that the Place was really good, and he was correct, The Place is very friendly, has great service, a nice wine list, and has an upbeat and contemporarily decor. Outstanding was the grilled oyster appetizer and dinner rolls, Wife had the Hawaiian Butter Fish, a kind of light tuna, I had the stuffed pork chop, again both were great. If in doubt on what to get there, I can recommend anything from the grill, the Grill Chef is excellent,... Hi Mike...

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Thank TruckDriverFritz
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We dined at The Ideal Place last Saturday. Had an early meal as we were attending the Dr. John concert at Lake MI college. This place is cool. Food was exceptionally good. Had a little bit of a New Orleans theme on the menu. I enjoyed the Shrimp and Corn soup and a wonderful version of Cajun Etouffee. Fresh seafood, big portion and nice spice. My wife loved her pumpkin soup and crab cakes. Interesting wine and beer list. Friendly service. Chef came out and greeted us after the meal and provided a comp desert. We will refer this place and bring our friends here too!

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Thank RobertKLakeside_MI
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Hate the paper table cloth covers, it just looks cheap. Food lacked in flavor and presentation. Waitstaff is hit or miss. Prices are high considering quality of product.

Thank JohnL4792
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Just found this place based on online reviews, and we're so glad we did. Loved everything from beet salad to butterfish to signature pasta. Eveerything seemed very fresh and seasonal. The Sauvignon blanc we had was good as well from their specials list, but I was surprised to see some grocery store wines on the regular list (Apothic Red, really?). Overall, though, top notch.

Thank Travelsforchocolate
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Chicago style city restaurant. We ordered the soft shell crab, roasted beet salad and pork scallops with grilled peaches.
Appetizer and salad were wonderful. The pork unfortunately was over cooked and thus dry and tough. Our server was happy to take it off our bill and we treated ourselves to a sinful chocolate cake that was nothing short of decadent.
Atmosphere and service were excellent and they have a concise but diverse wine selection both by the bottle and glass.
We will return.

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Thank epicurian46
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