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“Much Better Service and Wine Selection”
Review of Gracie's Place - CLOSED

Gracie's Place
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Imagine the finest ingredients and unbounded creativity brought together to provide you with culinary delight. We invite you to experience just that at Gracie's Place in the heart of Williamston, Michigan. True farm-to-table freshness is coupled with the philosophy that the best meals are made from scratch and kept as natural as possible. No effort is too great, no ingredient too dear. We strive to present a meal beyond words and an experience to remember. If we can do anything to make your visit more special, from placing roses on the table to reserving a seat near the window, let us know.
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Since the last time we visited Gracies Bistro a few hings have changed.

First the service has improved immesurably. Our server Ian was not only professional, but suggested a wine in the $40 range that was both interesting and remarkably good. Service was timely with all courses arriving promply once the previous course was finished.

The wine selection has gone from quite bad to remarkably good, with some interesting wines and a wide range of prices.

The food is still good but not great. However, I was surprised by the small number of tables filled on a weekend night. There were quite a few couples and singles at the bar, and there were a few tables filled on the patio but other than that the restaurant was about 2/3 filled in the heart of a Saturday night.

On the food:
Ribeye good, not great (@$35 a la carte)and a bit overcooked. For the price I expect more.
Wifes chicken and crab dish was good but not great.

The prices are high, the salads are a bit skimpy, but good.

This is a good restaurant. I will return, the food, while beautifully plated, still has quality improvements to make at this price level.
Our server was excellent, (Ian), I would ask for him by name.

Overall, well, it is time to try Gracies again. It is a solid #2 behind Dusty's in this area, with a great casual Bistro atmosphere. They have made a lot of progress under the new manager and I expect it will continue to improve.

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Thank DesignGuy
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

The restaurant looks nice inside. It was noisy, despite having only a few tables of people, because all the walls, the floor, and the ceiling are hard, reflective surfaces. The entrees seemed expensive. I ordered a caesar salad with salmon, but they had no romaine lettuce. I substituted an entree sized salad with mixed greens, walnuts, and bleu cheese. The salmon was tasty, but the piece was astonishingly small! If you want fish, The Red Cedar Grill and Mitchell's Fish Market are better choices.

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1  Thank Eyed0c
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Gracie's has set out to appeal to a particular market segment. If you enjoy food that looks like a picture, and tastes good too, you'll feel at home here. If it helps you feel better to pay a premium to eat and drink here, you'll feel at home here. If you are demanding of good service, you'll feel at home here.
If you are hoping to dine for less than $50 and more for two, you probably won't feel at home here. Gracie's serves their market segment very well.

Thank Realkayakjack
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

I've tried this place both at lunch and dinner. The menu is decent for non-picky eaters. Portions are perfect - not gigantically oversized. But they are charging what others would charge for twice the amount of food. Most of the dinner menu and all of the beverage menu is overpriced. The atmosphere is charming with the tin ceiling, the marble bar, and the collection of art work for sale on the brick wall. The outdoor patio is nice too - if the weather is cooperating. The service was below par which was unfortunate. I would've rated this place better if the service wasn't so bad. Our server didn't know anything about the menu and even less about the beer on tap. When asked a question, she was outwardly guessing her way through an answer. Wouldv'e been easier if she just said she didn't know and would check. She also took forevvvveerrrr. The funny thing is I think she is one of the "senior" staff. But my company was good, it was nice to people watch on the street, and when the food finally arrived, it was quite good. I think this place would do better with more experienced (or trained) staff and a more fairly priced menu.

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Thank jackie s
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Gracie's Place is unique. It is in the cute downtown, in an old building they have refurbished with an interior that would not be out of place in a big city--elegant but comfortable. The service is friendly and fast. The menu is original and the food well presented and tasty. There is a very nice patio, with patio heaters.

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Thank Kathleen G
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