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“Tasty, Tasty!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of J. Baldwin's

J. Baldwin's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sterling Heights, MI
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tasty, Tasty!!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Very good dining experience. The restaurant is somewhat off the main road, but definitely worth finding. We visited for Valentine's Day Lunch.

The restaurant facilities are very comfortable and not overcrowded like some places that cram everyone into a small room like coach seating on an airplane. Smallish bar area but we were not there for a beergarten experience. Perhaps a trivial thing for some folks, but the bathrooms are clean and well maintained; always a good sign that the management cares about cleanliness.

Service was attentive but not overbearing and our server paid attention to small details like drink refills and condiments. We didn't feel rushed, especially on Valentine's day since the restaurant was starting to get crowded for the dinner rush.

Food was very tasty. We don't mind paying good money for good food, but too many times we are disappointed by bland food that tastes like buffet or cafeteria fare. Not here! Everything from the dinner rolls to our entrees were prepared to a fine level of detail and very tasty. We had the Calamari appetizer which is award winning for good reason because it was delicious. My wife had the lamb chops, prepared perfectly which she thoroughly enjoyed. I didn't even get a taste. Portion sizes are reasonable and satisfying but not too much to become overstuffed. If you're looking for quantity, visit a buffet.

We will definitely be back for a visit and would love to try the stone fire pizza. It looked good.

For the value, we felt very satisfied. This is not a large chain restaurant like many others in the area and perhaps only a little bit more money than Outback, Olive Garden, Red Lobster. Honestly, those other reataurants are just glorified fast food anyway. It was refreshing to find J. Baldwin's, a restaurant with a well prepared meal.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Oxford, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“J.Baldwins Restaurant to go”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Great Fish Entrees, my favorite is the Cedar Plank Salmon, best value, great taste, and very healthy eating. The Blackened Swordfish was awesome and 3rd place the Halibut with roasted red pepper, and artichoke over noddle’s it’s only available certain times of the year, jump on it when it’s available. Wait staff was very friendly and efficient.

  • Visited February 2013
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
1 review
“Not a good experience”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This was our first time here, we met another couple for a birthday dinner as we do every year. Our server seemed rushed the entire dinner, not enough staff on a Sunday night? While the calamari appetizer, and the sirloin steak were very good, three of our dinners were not. The ahi tuna came with warm cole slaw, perch was served underdone, and the prime rib (which was half fat) came covered with some sort of brown sauce. The prime rib was replaced with a different dinner, and adjustments were made to the other two dinners, but this was not what we expected with such a high rating.

  • Visited December 2012
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Turin, Italy
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very good local restaurant”
Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

We've visited J. Baldwin's a few times now and have found the food and service consistently good. The menu is varied and imaginative. I really love the soups and flatbreads. The restaurant has a nice casual atmosphere with a friendly staff. The prices are fair. I highly recommend.

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Macomb, Michigan
1 review
“Excellent Family Experience!”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

The food is suberb and the service is exemplary! I like the fact that we are treated like family every time we dine there, even by new staff!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Louis J
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