Mandaloun Bistro

30100 Telegraph Rd,Ste 130
Bingham Farms, 48025
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Hands down the best Lebanese food around! It has a quiet atmosphere and nice decor, and the prices are reasonable. I eat there at lunch as it is super close to my job and $10 for fresh, delicious food is such a great deal! I usually get the chicken shawarma and crushed lentil soup and they are so good! Definitely a hidden gem. I highly recommend!
I've been back, and I've been further impressed. As I said, the next time I went, I'd try either lamb or beef, and quite frankly, I was more in a beefy mood, so I tried the lunch Shish Kebob entree, which is a $3 up charge from the 10-or-so $10 lunch entrees that are listed (lamb chops are also $3 extra). Absolutely worth the money I paid. Understand that with the lunch entrees, you may have your choice of two side dishes on the menu, of which there are several to pick from. I went with the crushed lentil soup today, as it's another of my baselines for Middle Eastern restaurants to be judged by. Now, crushed lentil soup is *never* going to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye...its very nature just means it's going to look sort of mushy and gloppy. Don't worry about it: it's *all* about the taste, and they do a nice crushed lentil soup here. Squeeze your nice wedge of lemon into your nice, thick broth, and you have a soup that tastes very nice on a cold winter's day. Pita bread was brought, and it's still not puffy, so that's about the only disappointment. It was still served warm, and totally consumed. Went well with the soup. The star of the show, though, was the shish kebob. Understand that it's not going to come the way you normally think that shish kebob will be served: there's no actual skewer. All of the ingredients are there on your plate: the tenderloin, the onion, the peppers, the tomato...but no stick in sight. I actually prefer it this way, and the rice (my other side choice) was on the plate as well. It's a nice presentation, and it's more elegant than having the skewer on the plate. I liked it better, anyway. The tenderloin, I must admit, came to the table looking a bit overdone than the medium I'd asked for. NOT TO WORRY! Cutting into the meat was so, so easy...this was just *perfect* tenderloin: so easy to cut, so tender, and it just melted in my mouth. Yes, there are a lot of spices, but they still work, and the beef's flavor is *not* overshadowed by them. Their chef (in this case, the mother of the owner) simply knows what they're doing. I ate every little bit of what I was presented, and while there was some leftover rice, it came home with me and wasn't wasted. My server, Jason, did a terrific job. Tipped him over 20% for his efforts. Welcoming, present without being intruding, helpful with suggestions. Bingo. On another note, and I realize that this is *totally* subjective, jazz music was being piped in above me (*not* that horrible, horrible stuff known as "smooth jazz"), and that really added to the atmosphere of the place. Nothing sets the mood for a nice lunch like some Coltrane, Monk, or various others. A nice touch. Finally, I was offered some burgul on my way out the door after having spoken with Melissa and her parents. What a lovely thing to do, as I'd never tried it, and the ingredients didn't sound like something I'd enjoy. I was wrong. Burgul was far better than anticipated and I have since eaten all of it. It's a great family accent in a high-end place. I'm really looking forward to going back for more of everything. Great stuff.
My wife is Lebanese so we are very critical, but this is hands down the best Lebanese food around. It is an upscale classy place, with authentic food, impeccable service and affordable wine. I rate this place a 10/10 and recommend it to anyone!

(248) 723-7960

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Dibellas Old Fashioned Submarines

30752 Telegraph Rd
Bingham Farms, 48025
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I just recently wrote a review about a different sandwich place pointing out how tired and saturated the submarine sandwich shop market has become. Then, along came DiBella's, proving that there is as least still some room for a creative approach to the mundane formula. Sure, they have subs. Yes, you can choose from different kinds of breads, meats, cheeses, and toppings. They even offer hot or cold variations and meals with your choice of chips or cookies. It sounds like every other sandwich chain on every street corner, but they have at least surpassed my expectations in quality, selection, and atmosphere. Yes, at the end of it all, it is yet another casual sandwich shop - admittedly, one we certainly didn't need more of. However, if the market only needed 3 of these such places to become mega chains, I would certainly support this being one of them. I can think of at least a couple of others that could disappear and I would hardly even notice. DiBella's, now that I have tried it, would be one I would miss. That is saying a lot, actually.
Thought I would give this place one more try. There is a new crew. Although they seem nice, I am too miffed about the unmarked pricing of their drinks. $2.79 for bottled Honest Green Tea. Seriously? Even 1.79 is too high. I don't like to be taken advantage of, just because I'm not a pop drinker. I really don't think I can get past this. I doubt I'll be back here. I can get a whole meal at Del Taco for the price of a tea at Dibellas. Too bad, it was close to work and home.UPDATE: The Au jus of my Dibellas Dip had a giant whole on the top. even though I carried it separately (not knowing of the impending disaster) it still went everywhere. The bag, my car, clothes, and purse. Hence, a downgrade from 2 starts to 1.
Godfather (salami, ham, capicola) was very good. Would come back in a heartbeat. Everything bread (seseme, poppy, onion) was good. Love the bag and butcher paper the sandwich is wrapped in. Went for another round and the sandwich did not disappoint. The manager or shift leader Bri was helpful. This being my second time I misorder and ordered an Assorted Italian instead of Godfather. She wasnt happy but she replaced it wo hassle which I appreciated. I just tried a new sub shop on Woodward and they were not as good as DiBellas. I def will be a regular. New add: ok. Ate inside for the first time. They play old like 20s-40s jazz that made me want to hang out and listen. I had a negative situation but the manager was nice and comped me some free sandwichs- the plastic wrap around the meat was in my sandwich. Not kewl but I didnt freak. Just told them to not let that happen anymore. Luckily I caught it before swallowing. I could hve made a bigger deal but Im not really like that. I finished the sandwich and took the comp ticket. This happened to me before at a different restaurant chain.

(248) 593-8670

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Specs of Bingham

30700 Telegraph Rd Ste 1655
Bingham Farms, 48025
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(248) 645-6677

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Pavillon Cafe

30700 Telegraph Rd Ste 1450
Bingham Farms, 48025
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(248) 645-0057

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Jimmy John’s

30130 Telegraph Rd,Ste B
Bingham Farms, 48025
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(248) 712-4485

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