Your Taste Buds Will Tingle Over These Menus

by CYNTHIA KMETT 


Dining out for lunch or dinner is one of the great pleasures of living in Troy. There are many fine restaurants with a delicious assortment of culinary offerings. Coming Sunday, August 19 through Friday, August 24, the Troy Chamber of Commerce invites you all to try as many as possible during Troy Restaurant Week, sponsored by North American Bancard. You won’t be disappointed.

It’s the perfect opportunity to try a new restaurant you thought might be a bit too glamorous for a weeknight meal, or an old favorite that you haven’t visited in the recent past.

The weeklong event features 20 fine dining and family restaurants throughout Troy. Most menus include three courses and range from $15 to $45 for lunch and dinner. You can make reservations and view menus on troyrestaurantweek.com/. Not all participating restaurants are offering deals for both lunch and dinner so be sure to check out the website. Some eateries that you might regularly enjoy for a workday lunch just might be only offering only Restaurant Week specials for dinner this week. Some eateries will let you upgrade for a price if the Chef’s Special is what you crave. Check the websites before you venture out. One word of warning: This is a very popular event so make reservations. Okay, another warning: Beverages, taxes, and tips (20 percent, please) are not included.

The 20 participating restaurants include: 2Booli, Bonefish Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille, The Capital Grille, Eats & Crafts, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Granite City Food & Brewery, La Saj Lebanese Bistro, Loccino Italian Grill & Bar, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks, The Melting Pot, Morton’s The Steak House, NM Café at Neiman Marcus, Ocean Prime, Picano’s Italian Grill, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Sedona Taphouse, Station Square Kitchen + Bar, and Steelhouse Tavern.

Whether you’re a vegetarian, only indulge in lobster and crab, or want a delicious hamburger, there’s an eatery perfect for your taste on this list. There are also some awesome restaurants that have an ethnic flare you will definitely enjoy. Have you had Brazilian cuisine at Fogo de Chao, or the tasty dishes of the La Saj Lebanese Bistro? Want a bit of jazz music with dinner? That’s Eddie V’s specialty. Have you ever tried cooking your own meal at The Melting Pot? This is the perfect opportunity. It’s Troy, so Italian is readily available as is tender, juicy steak and fresh and tender seafood entrees. You might want to check out the desserts – I saw Hot Fudge Cream Puff and Homemade Carrot Cake on the Station Square menu. It’s all very tempting.

To engage patrons, the Troy Chamber will be hosting the “Oh Snap!” photo contest again. Patrons are encouraged to share a snapshot of their Troy Restaurant Week experience via social media by submitting a photo to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and using the hashtag #OhSnapTRW18. There will be a winner randomly chosen every day who will receive a $50 gift card to one of the participating restaurants. Go to the website and click on “photo contest” to read the rules.

Troy Restaurant Week is sponsored by North American Bancard and supported by Yelp Detroit, Basso Design Group, and Elefant Design & Strategy. For more information, visit troyrestaurantweek.com or contact the Troy Chamber at 248-641-8151.