Not many steak houses can boast of their own market where juicy cuts of meat are swiftly transported from the nearby deli to the bustling restaurant kitchen. Knight’s Steakhouse and Grill holds this distinction in the form of Knight’s Market, an Ann Arbor deli where the steaks are painstakingly selected according to their size—each steak must be big enough to double as a shoe, if the need should arise. After the chefs cook them to perfection at the eatery’s two locations, the sizzling entrees make their way to waiting diners amid soft lighting and stone and brick accents.
Above the sushi bar, a veritable rainbow of multi-colored lights adds a funky vibe to the interior of Ichiban Japanese Bistro. There, sushi chefs thinly slice cuts of raw fish which are then assembled as part of beautifully plated maki rolls, or draped over rice on platters filled with nigiri. Those with a hankering for something hot can take a seat around one of the restaurant's teppanyaki grills, where the hibachi chefs sear, slice, and cook meals with exceptional flair, preparing cuts of steak, fish, and giant, edible fireworks.
Since 1992, the family behind Delhi Cafe has prepared a cavalcade of Greek cuisine, diner-style dishes, and daily specials. Their large menu includes numerous options for the health-conscious, including a Grecian salad with beets, feta, kalamata olives, and anchovies. Hearty sandwiches include classic gyros as well as non-Greek options, such as a reuben on rye, a french dip, and a texas burger with bacon and cheese. Entrees similarly cross cultures, with spanakopita and kebobs standing out among Greek options. The restaurant also serves beer and wine, as well as breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
Backed by more than 30 combined years of experience, Missy Bailey and Gayle Beery unite their abundant skills while working to foster beauty and relaxation.Within the laid-back confines of Cut Me Loose Hair and Nail Studio, these stylists grip scissors and work with men, women, and kids to craft cuts that radiate style like runway models hooked up to sunlamps. Missy and Gayle can fortify strands with deep-conditioning treatments or render heads a new hue using products form brands such as Redken. The beauty experts also pamper appendages with mani-pedis and whisk away fuzz with a lineup of facial-waxing services.
Darb’s Tavern & Eatery is part family-friendly restaurant, part live entertainment and karaoke fun. Guests dine on pub food that ranges from burgers to pizzas and Mexican specialties such as green-chili chicken enchiladas. There are options geared toward the kids, too, such as hot dogs and grilled-cheese sandwiches. Karaoke makes an appearance every Thursday night, and on Saturday nights the tavern hosts live entertainment—the kind that doesn’t involve stealing your friend’s french fries and laughing nervously.
Irving Jacob Reuter was pleased as he stood at the window of his newly constructed Tudor mansion in 1928, gazing out onto rolling hills, lush gardens, and wooded trails. The wealthy, well-known Oldsmobile auto baron lived lavishly on the 15-acre estate, gathering with important guests by the roaring fireplaces, strolling with his wife around the fishpond, and taking invigorating swims in the pool.
Though Reuter and his wife have long since gone, much of that extravagant atmosphere lives on to this day in the stately house. The staff of The English Inn, located a mere 15 miles south of Lansing, now presides over the airy rooms, fine antique furnishings, and glimmering chandeliers. Gary and Donna Nelson have transformed the historical building into an upscale bed and breakfast, inviting visitors to spend a night in the elegant bedrooms or intimate cottages. They've set up a cozy English pub on the garden level, where guests sit at tables covered with white-linen tablecloths. There, patrons sip on selections from a wine list that earned the restaurant an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. In the kitchen, chefs fold fresh meats and vegetables into upscale European-inspired dishes lauded by 10 Best.