Downriver has slowly been going down. I feel Detroit is expanding to all surrounding areas, and restaurant's food quality has degraded in most cases with it.
But Olive Garden has great food innovation. And don't doubt that for a second. I have been dining in some of the best-kept restaurant's around here, for many years now, and I must say it's quite a venture.
Darden, the parent company has many of the country's best, even new restaurants sprouting like mushrooms in a lush valley. And for those of you searching for a culinary experience like no other, look no further than here.
The restaurant is located on a rather unassuming street, and it's on a cross street; that's quite easy to miss- in a hurry. However, the restaurant has beautiful landscaping; and the interior will remind visitors of an Italian get a way, Cast Away-esque Tuscan paradise. The decor allows the simplistic beauty of the food to really shine, though beauty isn't the only thing bringing us around. The restaurant is buzzed with excited energy and was comfortably full with seemingly satisfied patrons.
Every meal is a three course delight, starting with soup or salad/breadsticks, then entree.. I always get dessert. I love the chicken gnocchi soup. I decided to go with their braised beef tortellini, braised beef with cheese filled tortellini's, accompanied by exquisitely rich, creamy and flavorful sauce. Then for dessert I chose tiramisu; a well balanced piece of cocoa powder covered mascarpone.... the richness of the sinful espresso soaked lady fingers contributed to that very balance.
There's no doubt a table at Olive Garden will quickly become the one of hottest reservations in the downriver area.