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“Good place for dinner, but not Rick's best”

Local Kitchen and Bar
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Ranked #21 of 94 Restaurants in Ferndale
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Detroit
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good place for dinner, but not Rick's best”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Being a big fan of owner Rick Halberg's now closed Emily's of Northville, came with high expectations. Was slightly concerned when I looked @ the online menu before our visit, as the dinner menu didn't wow me. At our waitress's recommendation we had the roasted corn appetizer - excellent (though was surprised she didn't tell us it came in 3 portions & we had 4 diners). Also enjoyed the Emily's salad. Our waitress's wine recommendation was good, pairing well with our seafood entrees. Our group was 50/50 on our entrees, OK, but not great, and unfortunately I expect more from a Rick Halberg restaurant. Water service was excellent, as our glasses never were empty. But I had to ask for bread, which was quickly served in the form of tasty corn muffins.

  • Visited June 2014
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Troy, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great service, great atmosphere, great food”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Lots of fun on a warm night, seated outside with friends, dining on unique meals, refreshing summer drinks, fabulous company and exceptional service. Thanks for a great night!

  • Visited May 2014
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Brewster, MA
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yum!!!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Great vibe, awesome atmosphere. Came in on a Sunday morning for a quick brunch and was very happy about my experience! I got a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice and the Chilaquiles (aka a combination of huevos rancheros and breakfast nachos) which were both delicious! The meal costed me less than $15 and I left feeling very satisfied. I will be back!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Ferndale, Michigan
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to Eat!”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We enjoy Local very much. It is in our neighborhood and we visit about once a month. The food and drinks here are great and the service is acceptable as well.

Visited April 2014
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Ferndale, Michigan
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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“I Really Want to Love this Place”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I live in Ferndale and had such high hopes for this place. Tried it several times. Everything is OK but when I get the bill I say to my self "For that much I could have had a great meal next door at Assaggi". Still nice to have them in the neighborhood.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank straightboy
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