30715 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248) 471-9220
Fax: (248) 471-2053
Bars & Cafes
Touted to be the only African restaurant in town, Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge has a vibrant vibe that is charming. Inspired by the kola nut which is symbolic with long life, friendship and vitality, it offers daily entertainment in the form of Caribbean and African music, comedy acts and poetry reading. Savor their dishes like Moi Moi, Kola Fries, Fried Snails, Plantain and Meat Stew, Suya and Egusi.
Soul food goes upscale in this small, hip restaurant in the suburban Sunset Strip mall along bustling Northwestern Highway. The food is true to its Southern home-cooking roots, with Hoppin' John, Farm Raised Catfish Filet, Harlem Burrito and Grilled Cajun Pork Chop. But the owners have added some trendy and tasteful additions, such as Shrimp & Grits and Tempura Lobster Tails. In the hushed dark-green-and-purple dining room, quiet rhythm-and-blues and jazz tunes fill the air.
Boasting one of the largest scotch and beer selections in the area, John Cowleys and Sons has been serving the Farmington Hills area for forty years. John Cowleys and Sons also has a large menu boasting old family favorites, as well as classic bar cuisine. They are open late every night of the week.
For the local seafood enthusiasts, Meriwether's has been a long-standing and revered American haunt, which has never failed to impress the diners with its preparations of various delicacies. The decor is rustic which further accents the vibe of an English county inn that this restaurant exudes. Once you settle down, order for the Dynamite Scallops and Sicilian Calamari for appetizers as well as Martha's Vineyard Salad and move on to the signature fish delicacies like Salmon Rockefeller, Cedar Planked Salmon and Dynamite Mahi Mahi. The restaurant also serves succulent steaks and pastas. As for the drinks, you can enjoy the variety of cocktails and martinis, as well as selections of wines from the bar. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
The Picasso Cafe serves up fresh, light fare along with special coffee and espresso drinks. The real specialties here are the sandwiches, both classic combinations and those unique to them. In addition to regular sandwiches they also offer wraps and hot wraps, salads, soups and bagels. Don't forget to grab a cappuccino or a pastry for the road!
Skilled chefs prepare traditional, moderately priced Italian fare in an open kitchen at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse, one of Detroit's most affluent suburbs. The bright (yellow is one of the predominant colors) and modern decor includes huge mirrors that allow patrons to watch the action from nearly any angle. Specialties include Gnocchi, Manicotti, Osso Bucco (braised veal) and Homemade Italian Sausage. Live music on Wednesdays and an adjoining bar complete the package. They also rent out a beautiful Banquet Hall for weddings and other events.
The Library Sports Pub and Grill is a great place to come watch the game and relax with friends. The menu has sports bar fare, with burgers, pizza, wings, salads, sandwiches and more. The Library features an incredible 40 TV screens, so your game is sure to be on. What's more, The Library also offers various drink and food specials every day, in addition to their weeknight happy hour specials.
For a fun night out, visit Epic Tavern & Grill in Novi. The interior is spacious and meant to be used by big groups. Your whole party can be seated without any trouble. The outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy a conversation on a nice day. The menu features salads, sandwiches, and soups along with a wide range of spirits. Each evening, you'll find happy patrons on the dance floor. This lively, spacious establishment is an incredible place to hold an event or party.
In a former fast-food burger palace, two high-profile local chefs have teamed up to open a colorful restaurant specializing in seafood. Steve & Rocky's is named after master chefs Steve Allen and Rocky Rachwitz, who also has his own mini-chain of Rocky's restaurants. The walls, carpets, furnishings and even waitstaff uniforms are a panoply of bright colors. The décor extends to a raw bar and tapas bar. A wide range of seafood is available, including an eclectic Bouillabaisse with lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, bass and salmon. Meatless and vegetarian entrees are equally inspired. Steve & Rocky's offers a soup sampler and more than 100 wines.
Experience a chic and sophisticated atmosphere featuring selective American cuisine at the Toasted Oak Grill & Market. Located at the prestigious Baronette Renaissance, this brasserie-style eatery is the perfect place to grab a bite or dine with your loved-one. Not only do they feature amazing food but also excel in service and ambiance. Menu highlights regional favorites, ranging from lighter fare like Steak Tartare, Classic Caesar to heartier options like the Toasted Oak Porchetta . The variety of drinks in the line-up is staggering with handpicked wines, cocktails, craft beers and other spirits. A definite must-visit for those looking for something unique!
Biggby Coffee is a popular Midwestern coffee chain. There are several locations in the greater Detroit area, including this one in Novi. On the menu you will find a wide variety of coffee concoctions, including lattes, hot chocolate, smoothies, frozen drinks and tea. Their Pumpkin Spice latte deserves a special mention.
For a taste of the Islands most flavorful cuisine, try Bahama Breeze Island Grille. One of the nation's leading Caribbean-inspired restaurants, Bahama Breeze has tropical atmosphere, high ceilings, rich woods and palm tree decor. Expect bold and spicy flavors with each meal presented in a way that is as eye-catching as it is appetizing. Whether it's West Indies Chicken Curry, the Bahamian Seafood Chowder or any one of countless other entrees and desserts, you will always be satisfied at Bahama Breeze. The Bahamarita, Bahama's signature frozen margarita, is a must.