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“Wow-This is our New Favorite Restaurant in the Detroit Area”

Assaggi Mediterranean Bistro
Ranked #6 of 95 Restaurants in Ferndale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Franklin, Michigan
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wow-This is our New Favorite Restaurant in the Detroit Area”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Last night we paid a return visit to this lovely restaurant. We had a wonderful meal several
months ago and decided that this was where we wanted to celebrate two birthdays. Often,
you return to a restaurant that served a wonderful meal and the repeat visit doesn't measure
up. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE---THE WHOLE MEAL AND EXPERIENCE WAS SUBLIME.
The owner at our request served us the most delicious food possible with a special menu for us. That alone would stand out as about as good as it gets from the owners' desire to please their
customers. Service by the young man waiting on us was friendly, extremely professional,
and consistent with the entire experience. The food which included entrees of Chicken Francaise, Duck leg, and Salmon were all acclaimed to be superb. A pasta course with Italian
sausage was superior to one I had at Bacco restaurant in Southfield which up to now was number one on my list of favorite pasta dishes. This pasta dish will remain in my memory until
we next try it on a return visit. UNBELIEVABLE. Tomato basil soup was exceptional as well,
the best to be had at any restaurant. Dessert included mini cream puffs with Sanders hot fudge
and Crème Anglaise. Everything about this meal and dining experience was terrific.
I would advise anyone who wants to share a special event to put this restaurant at the top
of your list (It's outstanding for all occasions.) As amateur "foodies" we have gone to France and have memories of some great meals at 3 star Michelin restaurants. This restaurant right here in Ferndale is up there with those establishments. It is much more affordable and not exactly in Paris, but has all of the same "Wow" factor.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fresh Fresh Fresh”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

if you enter through the rear entrance you are walking past your dinner's ingredients growing in raised garden beds, next to the outdoor patio. Service was excellent has been our meal on every visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Worth A Visit To Ferndale”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Assagi Bistro deserves its #1 spot on the Tripadvisor list for Ferndale restaurants ... and it would be listed among the top restaurants anywhere in Southeast Michigan. It's that good!

We joined another couple for a Sunday evening dinner after a DSO concert and found Assaggi Bistro about half full ... not bad for a cool Michigan fall day. We were seated quickly and attended to very nicely through the entire meal. Service was excellent ... as was our dinner, drinks and wine.

The menu is extensive and the specialty ... Twice Cooked Moroccan Duck Legs ... was a treat.

One nice touch for those of us on diets is that several of the menu items can be ordered in small, medium or large portions.

We skipped the desserts on this occasion because we planned to have dessert and chat at home that evening. But we have tried several of the desserts on prior visits and they have always been perfect.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bloomfield HIlls, Mich USA
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“First time visit a winner”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Ferndale Restaurant week brought me here, and I'm sure to return. The Maple Salmon was well executed, and the service attentive. The only reason for not rating it higher is that I didn't order a highly inventive dish which might demonstrate chef's creativity. Outside patio looks lovely, so will try for that on a future (warm) evening.

  • Visited October 2013
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Michigan
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great food, lovely atmosphere, terrific hosts”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had a table of 5 last sat night. Made reservation earlier, Josie (one of the owners) called to confirm herself the night before. Very hands on, involved owners. Seated immediately, ordered the antipasto which was fabulous, everybody loved everything! The mushroom gnocchi the best gnocchi I've ever had including Italy. 2 at our table had scallops and raved. Wine great too.
Josie and George (sp?) wonderful hosts...

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank KJDbiz1
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