Diamonds's grill brims with certified Angus-beef steaks, burgers, and sea-plucked morsels. To intrigue appetites premeal, chefs hand-batter coconut shrimp, which somersault through coconut before diving into the fryer. Opt for Diamonds's filet mignon beef tips served with a sweet Cajun sauce, or trawl a seafood selection that includes Great Lakes whitefish and lake perch. Imported seafood plates include Norwegian salmon splashed with teriyaki glaze, or Icelandic crab cakes bobbing in lobster-cream sauce atop a fleet of miniature jet skis.
BoomTown's menu of simple and sophisticated pub fare showcases its love of high quality ingredients. Indulge in deviled eggs, which form a deliciously evil alliance with Tillamook cheddar, cherrywood-smoked bacon, and paprika ($4), or use your dining power for good with a build-your-own-pizza option ($7+). BoomTown's 10 in. thin-crust pies wage war against hunger with such options as nitrate-free pepperoni ($2) and cherry-bomb peppers ($1) atop BoomTown's rich San Joaquin tomato sauce, all finished in a stone oven at 700+ degrees. Specialty Neapolitan-style pizzas include flavors such as shrimp and prosciutto with lemon zest, red chili, and fresh mozzarella ($12). Like the healthy star of the high-school football team, BoomTown's rotisserie chickens ($12 half, $16 whole) are locally raised without the aid of hormones or antibiotics, and the kitchen roasts the birds on a vertical spit before finishing them in the stone oven for a deep, savory flavor.
• For $32, you get dinner for two, including one starter, two entrees, and two drinks (up to a $71 value). • For $60, you get dinner for four, including two starters, four entrees, and four drinks (up to a $142 value). • For $85, you get dinner for six, including three starters, six entrees, and six drinks (up to a $213 value). The chefs at Grill 23 Restaurant & Tavern concoct a menu brimming with savory American dishes. When guests arrive, they can dig in to a starter such as the combo platter, which brings cheese nachos, beer-battered mushrooms, onion rings, french-fried green beans, and southwest cheese logs together in an amalgamation more impressive than the Continental Congress' brief stint with the Mighty Ducks. Then, the attentive staff will saunter to your table with entree in hand, shepherding dishes such as the bistro steak—10 ounces of certified Angus beef that's submerged in a dunk-tank of house-made Jack Daniels sauce before being char-grilled and served with the two sides of your choosing, such as roasted red-skinned potatoes and sautéed mushrooms. Quell maritime cravings withpub-style fish, which is broiled or beer-battered with Killian's red ale, or tongue-dive into the toasted ravioli, which is stuffed with a slew of Italian cheeses and diced Renaissance paintings before being licentiously posed on a pillow of spinach and slathered in house-made tomato sauce. Top off your evening with a lively libation from the bevy of beverages, including a Patrón margarita or a bottled beer.
A glittering 6-foot disco ball revolves over the LED-lit dance floor at Stayin' Alive Novi, where revelers can get down to popular music from the '70s, '80s, '90s, and more while sipping cocktails. The spacious club features video projection screens and a 4,000 square-foot open-air patio that overlooks the Fountain Walk and allows guests a chance to drink and dance under the stars. Stayin' Alive Novi has caught the attention of Hometownlife as well as Real Detroit Weekly which praises their attentive service and creative drinks.
Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course.
The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the floor and one to the ceiling by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.
The Lakes Bar & Grille calms appetites with a menu comprising a wide variety of grilled meats, perfectly cooked seafood, and plentiful entrees. Blackberry chicken takes center stage by singing a song of house-made blackberry pan sauce, surrounded by a supporting cast of vegetables and a potato cameo ($15.95). Dine on the grill's most beloved staple, steak, with such succulent meat slabs as filet mignon seared in zip sauce and coated in herb butter ($23.95–$28.95) and16-ounce hand-cut delmonico steaks with all the fixings ($26.95). Pan-fried perch leap from griddles to plates in a magnificent display of annual migration, eager to reach their home in lakes of lemon butter and tartar sauce ($18.95). Combining the very best of water-based sports and artificial football fields, surf 'n' turf mac 'n' cheese piles plates with steak bits, lobster, and elbow macaroni ($15.95).