Filippa's Wine Barrel
At Filippa’s Wine Barrel, seasoned chefs pay homage to the melting pot of American cuisine with a menu of seafood and steak-house cuisine created from seasonal ingredients from local sources whenever possible. A bounty of fruit de mer dishes range from southern shrimp casserole steeped in rich mascarpone to South African lobster tail. A large, rotating wine list includes pours from local Michigan wineries, as well as French burgundies and Napa Valley reds. Diners tuck into the upscale eats inside cozy, horseshoe-shaped booths or sup al-fresco on the patio surrounded by a lush landscape of high grasses, the gurgling of a small pond, and the soft, lilting melodies of an opera-singing garden gnome.