In his famous classical-conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the word “pancake." Moisten your own pancake receptacle with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of upscale American fare at Monroe Street Grill in Monroe. Today's deal is not valid on holidays.
Chef-owner Julie Wilson crafts a menu of upscale edibles for breakfast outings, dinner dates, and sneaky between-meal snacks, earning the praise of Metromix Detroit. Rather than hosting a messy late-night egg race, guests can throw a morning pancake party ($8.49) and frisbee-toss berry and chocolate-chip flapjacks into the mouths of fellow revelers. Salsa-dressed Tex-Mex burgers ($8.99) hula toward plates in deep-fried onion rings and grilled-to-order suntans. Create a square meal out of pistachio-citrus chicken with mashed potatoes and shredded carrots ($16.99), or triangulate toward stomach satisfaction with wedges of pita smothered in homemade hummus ($7.99). Combining a 10-ounce Angus steak with a tangy balsamic reduction, the eponymous Monroe Street Grill ($18.99) tastes much more delicious than the eatery's awning sign.
Ensconced in exposed bricks and a tin-tile ceiling, the contemporary space makes Monroe Street Grill an excellent spot for business meetings and The Breakfast Club fan club's reunion breakfast.