7 Top Restaurants in Our Sphere

Ashley Crain


Take a stroll just outside of Detroit proper into the suburbs and find a vibrant community of food, entertainment, and long-term real estate value. Those looking at homes for sale in the areas of Royal Oak, Birmingham and Bloomfield will be impressed by these cities' beautiful outdoor spaces, convenient access to Detroit, and a laid-back vibe.

And after you’ve worked up an appetite house hunting in these premier Detroit suburbs, reward yourself by settling into one of the city’s best restaurants.

Vinsetta Garage

Located in the oldest garage east of the Mississippi, Vinsetta Garage prides itself on serving food that the mechanics who used to work in the garage would love to eat. Burgers, hearty appetizers, and hand-dipped onion rings are all on the menu. Locals love to splurge on the Burger of the Month like “The Resolution Breaker 2022”, a crispy chicken breast served on mini Belgian waffles with slaw, spiced maple syrup, jalapeño jelly, and smoked cheddar. The menu includes signature baked dishes like The Lelio: macaroni, chicken, bacon pecorino cream, red onion, coal-fired tomatoes, and two kinds of cheese.


Celebrate your success in finding a home for sale in Birmingham by making a reservation at Forest. This sophisticated restaurant features elevated European-inspired American dishes like veal cutlets with celery root, tomato, sofrito, ricotta dumplings, and duck confit. The restaurant has a complete wine list and craft cocktails like the Rusty Key (vodka, Drambuie, rosemary, and ginger) and The Last Sage (tequila, Genepy, lime, and orgeat). The fine linen-covered tables and elegant decor at Forest will set the perfect scene for a celebration.

Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro

Named one of the top 100 restaurants in America by OpenTable, Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience for owners of Birmingham real estate and visitors alike. The restaurant prides itself on clean ingredients and a curated wine list in a casual, yet upscale, dining atmosphere. The seasonal farm-to-table menu includes appetizers such as oysters, main dishes like imperial wagyu brisket and seafood risotto, and finishers like Italian lemon cake and raw cheesecake. Easily navigate the extensive wine list with the help of staff, sommeliers or diners can opt for a cognac, craft cocktail, or craft beer.

Joe Muer Seafood

Opened in Detroit in 1929, Joe Muer Seafood offers fresh fish, innovative seafood dishes, fine wines, and an unbeatable ambiance. It’s been voted the Best Fine Dining and Best Seafood by the Detroit Free Press and remains a favorite for owners of Birmingham real estate who want a consistently delicious meal served in an impeccable atmosphere. If you visit Joe Muer during happy hour, try the Baja-style fish tacos or fried calamari while you sip on a drink and catch up with friends. If dinner is more your style, shrimp diablo, lobster corn dogs, and deviled crab balls are on the menu. Joe Muer serves lunch and has an extensive sushi menu.

Phoenicia Restaurant

Phoenicia Restaurant serves Mideastern favorites like hummus, halloumi, spinach pie, stuffed grape leaves, and chicken shawarma in an upscale environment. The staff prides itself on providing a top-notch dining experience for customers. Chef and client, Sameer Eid, is also entirely committed to his customers — his award-winning chef gets up at five each morning to select the freshest produce and finest meats at the Eastern Market. If you’re in the area, make sure to stop in for a memorable meal and unbeatable hospitality.


If a unique dining experience is on your list, you need to make a reservation for a meal at Toast. This funky restaurant is eclectic, something you’ll definitely notice as soon as you walk through the door and take note of the retro-style decor. This cozy spot serves breakfast and lunch and is perfect for those who need a break from house-hunting in Birmingham. If you stop in for breakfast (served all day), order mimosas for the table and feast on huevos rancheros, pumpkin waffles, or the Trashy Hashy. Order the turkey avocado sandwich, Cobb salad, or a bowl of white bean chicken chili for lunch.

Bella Piatti

Bella Piatti features warm, whimsical decor that conveys the restaurant's vision, which is “Italian lifestyle at its best.” Bella Piatti has welcomed celebrities from far and wide like Sugar Ray Leonard, Jimmy Buffett, Troy Aikman, and John Mayer, just to name a few. When you visit Bella Piatti, you can dine on Italian classics like tagliatelle Bolognese, scaloppine saltimbocca, gnocchi Faraglioni, and fresh fish and delectable desserts. The ricotta cheesecake and tiramisu are local favorites!

Looking for Birmingham real estate?

If you’re ready to immerse yourself in Birmingham real estate (and its incredible food), reach out to trusted Birmingham real estate agent Ashley Crain of Crain Homes for expert guidance. Ashley is an established Michigan realtor serving regions like Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, and Franklin. Begin your Birmingham real estate journey today by contacting Ashley and her team!


Ashley has always had a passion for architecture and design, and she knows the market well. She brings Midwestern values and an ethic appreciated by all her clients, and she makes sure that all her clients needs are met from start to finish.

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