The 10 Best Restaurants In Farmington Hills, Michigan

The 10 Best Restaurants In Farmington Hills, Michigan
Farmington Hills, Michigan, is a stylish suburb of the metropolitan Detroit area. As such, there are many exceptional places to dine. Here’s our guide to the best places to dine in classy Farmington Hills.
Junction of Michigan Route 5 © Ken Lund/Flickr

Breakfast Club

Diner, Restaurant, Mexican, Contemporary, American, $$$
The Breakfast Club is an old style, diner inspired restaurant that offers both traditional and creative contemporary dishes from its large menu. Open for breakfast and lunch, the Breakfast Club serves an array of egg dishes, Mexican favourites, pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, cakes and coffee. Try the California omelet with smokehouse bacon, cheddar, avocados and tomatoes or the Tuscan breakfast bowl (eggs scrambled with spinach, red peppers, artichoke hearts, jack cheese and potatoes). In ‘Pancake Heaven’ you can choose from banana, blueberry, tiramisu and strawberry pancakes, to lighten the morning. The Breakfast Club also serves an assortment of French toast, from the crème brulee version to the apple stuffed or tropical French toast (with coconut, mangoes and a raspberry sauce). Make sure to check out the chalkboard specials, which have included dishes such as gingerbread French toast, veggie breakfast skins and cranberry-orange pancakes.
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Restaurant, Asian, American, French, $$$
Joe Duron
Joe Duron | Courtesy Adrian Tonon
Open for breakfast and lunch, Recipes serves delicious takes on traditional breakfast favorites. Begin your day with one of the pancakes (such as granola almond, blueberry, wheat germ, chocolate chip or strawberry with whipped cream), French toast, sticky buns (English muffins with cinnamon butter, almonds, cream cheese and cinnamon apples), blackberry biscuits (biscuits served with fresh blackberry sauce) or a frittata. Recipes also serves unique, eclectic dishes like the California veggie eggs benedict (an English muffin with tomato, avocado, spinach and hollandaise sauce), the ‘Rambler Skillet Fixing’ (spuds topped with diced chicken with broccoli, almonds, onions and mushrooms) or the California roll omelette (with crab meat, cucumber, cream cheese, avocado and nori).
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Cafe Cortina

Cafe, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
With authentic Italian cuisine and an old world theme, Café Cortina proves a wonderful place for dates, anniversaries, a night out or any special event. Café Cortina’s menu has delicious appetizers like the roasted pear salad or the handmade basil ravioli with asiago and ricotta cheeses. For dinner, enjoy succulent entrees like the aged Black Angus filet mignon served with wild mushrooms, the Chilean sea bass or the layered spinach lasagna. Café Cortina offers delectable desserts to end one’s meal, from a flourless chocolate ganache cake to cider doughnuts served with warm cider. Or try the ananas grigliata, spiced and grilled pineapple with rum butter sauce and served over vanilla gelato. With its fireplaces inside and out, a patio where you can enjoy drinks and appetizers and located in an Italian vineyard venue, Café Cortina provides a warm, high-end setting to accompany the dining experience.
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Sushi Ko

Bar, Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, $$$
Paul Porter
Paul Porter | Courtesy Tenera
Sushi Ko is a sushi bar praised for the variety and taste of its sushi. From beautifully coloured sashimi and delicious, brothy tempura udon soup to an assortment of handrolls, Sushi Ko’s menu offers something for anyone craving Japanese-style cuisine. Sushi Ko serves an array of sushi, nigiri, soups (such as miso), salads (such as the ginger salad) and tempuras (such as sweet, flaky, crispy sushi tempura). From the sushi rolls menu, favourites include the spicy California roll, the dragon roll, the spider roll and the spicy tuna handroll. Other favourites include the white tuna and the Choi special. Enhance your meal with a drink from Sushi Ko’s full bar and make sure to check the specials boards for additional meals and lunch specials.
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Jaws Jumbo Burgers

Diner, Restaurant, American
Jaws Jumbo Burgers is a ‘movie tribute restaurant’ perfect for a camp, eclectic, one-of-a-kind dining experience. You can choose to phone ahead for fast pick-up or sit in the restaurant’s movie-theatre dining room, which features family-adventure movies such as Superman, Back to the Future and Jaws. Inside, Jaws Jumbo Burgers offers high-top diner tables, an aquarium with 12-inch sharks and a plethora of Jaws memorabilia. At Jaws, you can choose from an array of old-fashioned burgers, ‘celebrity burgers’ (the Conan O’Brien burger features two sirloin patties, four bacon strips, Provolone cheese and sweet relish), fish or chicken sandwiches, grilled subs, sliders or wings. Enjoy your meal with a delicious, fresh-made milkshake, a ‘Boston cooler’ (ginger soda blended with vanilla ice cream) or old-fashioned, fresh-squeezed lemonade.
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Sunrise Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, American
Marc Zuccato
Marc Zuccato | Courtesy Marc Zuccato
Sunrise Café is a fun and delicious place to enjoy breakfast or brunch and claims to be ‘home of the original fluffy egg white omelette.’ Choose from one of Sunrise’s pre-designed omelettes, such as the Hawaiian (with ham, pineapple and mozzarella cheese) or the Western (with ham, green peppers, onion and American cheese), or design your own. The menu also proffers egg meals like the ham and cheese scramble, the fried matza or an egg white veggie scramble. If you’re not in the mood for eggs, try the challah French toast, the ice cream sundae waffles (with ice cream, a fruit topping and whipped cream) or fruit-topped pancakes. Check out the pecials menu, which includes items such as Florentine eggs benedict, sweet potato fries and cinnamon maple waffles (which can be made ‘thicker’ for an additional charge).
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The Bronx Deli

Deli, American, Dessert, Contemporary, $$$
With a contemporary, urban flair and delicious food, the Bronx Deli is an excellent choice for a delightful lunch in Farmington Hills. Considering itself a traditional New York-style deli, the Bronx Deli has home-cooked recipes and melt-in-the-mouth corned beef. With great salads, soups, sides and sandwiches, the Deli is the perfect location for any hungry tourist. Try the ‘Bronx Backyard Special’ salad with corned beef, Swiss cheese, peppadew peppers, roma tomatoes, coleslaw and a Russian dressing or the Bronx’s baked mac-n-cheese, made with a Wisconsin cheddar cheese sauce and topped with grated cheddar and panko bread. The Bronx Deli offers a very large menu of sandwiches, including corned beef on rye, ‘roast beef n Swiss,’ a tuna, chicken or egg salad melt and a veggie Reuben (with tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, feta cheese, onions and cilantro hummus). Accompany your meal with delicious garlic fries and a cannoli for dessert.
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Hong Hua

Restaurant, Chinese, Asian, Cocktails, $$$
Hong Hua is a well-rated, high-end Chinese/Cantonese restaurant in Farmington Hills that serves flavorful, authentic Chinese cuisine. Many locals herald Hong Hua as the best Chinese food in the area. The main attraction at Hong Hua for many is the Peking duck, which is carved table-side and served either with a crispy honey-glazed skin accompanied by Chinese crepes and scallions or served as a boneless breast and stir-fried with vegetables. Begin with one of Hong Hua’s many appetizers, like the chicken lettuce wraps, the steamed shrimp dumplings or the crispy shrimp balls. Hong Hua offers an array of seafood dishes, such as wok fried shrimp and scallops or Szechuan shrimps with green peppers and mushrooms. At Hong Hua, you can find pork, beef, poultry and vegetable dishes, like deep-fried pork chops or mu-shu chicken. Accompany your meal with an Asian cocktail for a delicious evening of exotic flavours.
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Tomatoes a Pizza

Pizzeria, Restaurant, American, $$$
Brett Mountain
Brett Mountain | Courtesy Pars Restaurant
For high quality, delicious coal-fired pizza, Tomatoes a Pizza is the place to dine in Farmington Hills. According to Tomatoes’ website, the restaurant has introduced New Haven, Connecticut-style pizza (distinguishable by its crispy yet chewy singed crust) to the Farmington Hills area. Tomatoes a Pizza’s menu offers three kinds of spaghetti, an assortment of salads and, of course, an array of pizzas. The ‘classic apizza’ comes with a red sauce and mozzarella with additional optional sides, such as pepperoni, sausage, basil, onion, spinach and more. Other pizzas include the green pizza (with mozzarella, garlic and spinach), the crab pizza or the white pizza (with mozzarella, garlic, tomatoes and basil). For dessert, try Tomatoes’ chocolate piadina, a soft bread with a chocolate-hazelnut filling. Many locals recommend the pizza buffet for a delicious fill of Italian fare.
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Pars Restaurant

Restaurant, Sandwich Shop, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Seafood, $$$
For a taste of Mediterranean and Persian cuisine, Pars Restaurant in Farmington Hills provides fresh, savoury meals with appetizing presentations and a great ambience for both lunch and dinner. Pars’ menu caters to vegetarians as well as anyone who loves fish, chicken or lamb. For lunch, you may begin your meal with baba ghannouj (charbroiled eggplant with spices, onions, garlic and tahini) and then choose from an assortment of entrees, such as the chicken kabab or the ghormeh sabzi, a beef and herb stew sautéed with kindey beans, herbs and Persian spices. Pars also offers an array of vegetarian sandwiches. At dinnertime, try one of Pars’ many appetizers, like the dolmeh (stuffed grape leaves) or the maust-o-khiar (diced cucumbers mixed with yogurt and mint). You may also try a specialty rice plate, like Pars’ lamb shank with baghali-polo (served in a tomato sauce with carrots and dill-lima bean rice).
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