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220

www.220restaurant.com

220 East Merrill Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 645-2150


A charming little place in what used to be the Detroit Edison building. Order the walnut-crusted chicken salad — it comes with a vanilla pear vinaigrette — and grab a drink after dinner at Edison's, the bar below.
 

CAFÉ VIA

www.cafevia310.com

310 East Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 644-8800


Try the Werp Farms beet salad with goat cheese croquette, pine nuts, and orange vinaigrette.
 

CAMERON’S STEAKHOUSE

www.camerons-steakhouse.com

115 Willits Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 723-1700


An elegant, jazzy steakhouse with a nice gorgonzola rib-eye.
 

HUNTER HOUSE HAMBURGERS

www.hunterhousehamburgers.com

35075 Woodward Avenue

Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 646-7121


The best burgers ever! This place opened in 1952 still has a fun 50s vibe.
 

LEO’S CONEY ISLAND

www.leosconeyisland.com

154 S. Old Woodward
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 593-9707


This old-school, super casual diner serves both hot dogs and Greek food.
 

SCHAKOLAD CHOCOLATE FACTORY

www.schakolad.com

1728 West Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 723-8008


A local favorite for homemade truffles and chocolate-covered pretzels.
 

STROH’S ICE CREAM PARLOR

www.strohsicecreamparlour.com

3659 W. Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
(248) 647-7660


Kids love the inventive ice-cream options, including Superman (a sweet cream concoction colored blue, pink and yellow) and Red White Blue Pop Rocks (self-explanatory).
 

TALLULAH WINE BAR AND BISTRO

www.tallulahwine.com

155 South Bates Street

Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 731-7066


Farm-to-table cuisine and amazing wines. Try the bleu de brees appetizer of black grapes, roquefort mousse and toasted pistachios. Follow up with a root beer float.
 

THE CUPCAKE STATION

www.cupcakestation.com

136 N. Old Woodward Avenue

Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 593-1903


Amazing cupcakes — try the Pineapple Delight, the Lemon Lust or the Coconut Blitz.
 

Toast Birmingham

www.toastbirmingham.com

203 Pierce Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 258-6278


Amazing French toast…as this restaurant's name suggests. Order the Grand Marnier or the granola mountain toasts.