Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, salad, traverse blue salad, food, photography

Maccabees at Midtown Detroit

Eating well is a form of self-respect

Eating well is a form of self-respect. Great & true food quote don't you think?

There are places you go out to eat and hardly notice the interior décor as it may be regular or unimpressive.

Then there are others that serve fresh, delicious, healthy and warm comfort food along a side of history and architecture. Such is the case of Maccabees at Midtown Detroit, an all-American bistro bar right in the heart of Detroit, Michigan.

Come take a look at a great restaurant in Motor City, Maccabees at Midtown Detroit and feed your senses :)

Located on the ground floor of the historic (and stunning) Maccabees Building

Maccabees Building, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, architecture, photography, TS76

Maccabees Building, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, architecture, photography, TS76

and within walking distance to Wayne State University and the Detroit Institute of arts, this art-deco style eatery feels as if you stepped in the 1920’s during the heyday of Detroit.

The food is definitely the main attraction and that’s precisely why we stopped there after our 2 hour guided tour of the city with Kim Rusinow from Show Me Detroit Tours.

Kim Rusinow, Show Me Detroit Tours, Detroit, Michigan, travel, travel company

In all honesty, I had worked out an appetite and definitely needed to refuel or recharge batteries in order to continue our tour in the afternoon prior to flying out of the city.

We met up with Deanna from Visit Detroit and we proceeded to take a look at the menu.

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, menu

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, menu

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, menu

For starters, we had crunchy and breaded homemade chicken fingers

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, chicken fingers, food, photography

followed by caprese salad

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, caprese salad, food, photography

and café style calamari

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, calamari, food, photography

Maccabees is famous for its brunches, deli sandwiches, and is one of the few restaurants in the world to serve potato pancake sandwiches, yes, you read that right. Instead of regular bread, you can have two potato patties along with the protein of your choice!

For the main meal, I opted for a veggie wrap (red peppers, onions, artichoke hearts, Portobello mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes) along with a Caesar salad.

The service was friendly, quick and efficient. What truly stunned me was that our server did not write our orders on a notebook. On the contrary, he memorized all the orders by heart!

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, server, restaurant, photography

How often do you get to see or experience that at a restaurant these days? Hats off to him!

I may have a photographic memory and remember even years later but trust me, he wins hands down!

While we waited for your food. I took a few moments to look around and capture the beauty and décor of course.

The designers and architects truly took the extra time to look into the smallest details.

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, interior design, architecture, photography

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, interior design, architecture, photography

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, interior design, architecture, photography

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, interior design, architecture, photography

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, interior design, architecture, photography

After walking a few moments, it was finally time to satisfy our hunger.

First off Caesar salad: light, fresh crispy and crunchy

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, Caesar salad, food, photography

Followed by the veggie wrap: fully loaded and hot off the grill. It was juicy and very tasty.

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, veggie wrap, food, photography

My neighbors at table ordered a Traverse City Blues salad (dried cherries, mixed greens, crumbled blue cheese, diced chicken, shaved almonds and house balsamic)

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, salad, traverse city blues salad, food, photography

and a BLAT (Bacon Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato) sandwich among others.

Maccabees, Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, salad, BLAT sandwich, food, photography

Lunch sure was well worth the wait and I was filled in a short time. One definitely needs to go on an empty stomach before arriving because the portions are quite generous that you may have to ask for a takeout bag and bring it home!

Where they are located

Maccabees Midtown

5057 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI

(313) 831-9311

maccabeesatmidtown.com

 

After this foodie fest, we were ready for our final visit which was across the street. We had been waiting all day to see what we had come to see (besides the North American International Auto Show or NAIAS): Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry Murals found at the Rivera Court inside the DIA, the Detroit Institute of Arts.

That will be in the next installments, so stay tuned for those!

Now I’m turning it over to you.

Tell us…

 

When was last time you went to a restaurant

that combines delicious food and striking interior décor?

Where was it?

 

 

We’d love to read all about it in the comments, so do share!

Until next time.

Tashi Delek, all the best.

K 🙂

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