I love a restaurant where you can order anything and you just know it will be good. Toasted Oak Grill is that type of restaurant. I've now eat at Toasted Oak on 4 separate occasions or as often as I can because I live an hour away. I've been for breakfast, lunch and dinner and each time has been a great experience all around. I really appreciate the focus on local, Michigan ingredients and the special section of meals that are sourced within 100 miles.
Our dinner recently was to meet up with a friend who was in town on business and we had a fantastic meal together. We started with mussels that were plump and perfect. Our friend is from California and loved the selection of Michigan beers and texted a pic of the menu back home to his jealous friends and family. The 'not your daddy's old fashioned' I had was excellent. I had the lake trout with pickled ramps, roasted carrots and parsnips. It was very fresh and fantastic. My husband loved his porchetta and our friend really enjoyed his first taste of Copper River Salmon, which he had never tried before. We ended the meal with their dessert board which I heard about on FB and our server was excited to see it because it's a new thing they are trying out. Everything on the board was unique and thoughtful. Chocolate orange fudge, lemon jelly, cookie dough slices, and biscotti with chocolate mousse and salted caramel for dipping. My suggestion is to come to Toasted Oak with an open mind and try something new, even something you didn't think you liked. The chef knows what he's doing.