Being wined and dined is often a precursor to big requests, such as "Can you finish this jug of wine for me?" or "Would you sign my petition to install a municipal wine fountain?" Compromise just the right amount of judgment with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $18 for two appetizers and two glasses of Michigan-made wine or beer (up to $36 value)
- $20 for $40 worth of local cuisine and drinks for tables of four or more
- Click to see the full menu.
From the meats to the produce, all of Local 212's handpicked ingredients hail from the great state of Michigan. This is by design, but it's also by necessity—chef Brian Gianola would have a hard time crafting his fresh, seasonal dishes from scratch if he had to source his ingredients from distant locales. Chef Gianola's upscale takes on American classics range from parmesan truffle pretzels paired with gouda fondue to seared walleye tossed with curried lentils and a garlic-ginger cream sauce. If you have dietary restrictions, you'll be pleased to discover Local 212's separate menu of gluten-free options.
Taking a page from Gianola's book, the restaurant's bartenders focus on wines and beers made locally in Michigan. Their cocktail list even includes a Manhattan crafted with artisanal spirits from the Great Lakes State.
The setting was enjoyable and not overly crowed. The food was tasteful and unique and the drink selection was great.Nicole L., Yelp, 10/16/2013
212 W. Fifth St.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067Get Directions