2 Unique Caterers and Event Planners

4303 Delemere Ct
Royal Oak, 48073
Reviews:
Outstanding!!!! We hired 2 Unique for an outdoor wedding in our friend's backyard. It is a big property and I'm sure presented challenges. However, our guests wouldn't have known the difference because the service was so perfect. We are still getting compliments on the food, service and professionalism of 2 Unique. They are true pros at what they do!
I hired Two Unique for a business event in Troy last week and they did a great job from start to end. Expeditious quote on what I needed, friendly and prompt follow through and fantastic service coupled with delicious food the day of the event. Carolyn did a terrific job up front and Denise along with Hope were professional, friendly and great to work with the day of the event. I selected Two Unique from 2500 miles away and they instilled confidence in me that they would handle catering for the event perfectly and they did! Now everyone who attended the event wants to use Two Unique as well!
I hired 2 Unique as a referral from a family friend for a first time Charity event at the Madison in Detroit. I have to say, they were a life saver throughout the planning process. We had some bumps in the road with our venue and Shona pulled through every time we had an obstacle and made sure our problems were solved. She even found bartenders and ordered everything we needed just five days before our event. On top of how helpful they were, the food and presentation was amazing. They created such an elegant atmosphere for our guests and really made our vision a reality. Every person I spoke with that night made comments about how delicious the food was and I continued to received messages the next day about the event, and of course how great the food was. This was our first of many events for this Charity and we have already decided to form a partnership and use them every year. I can't imagine using anyone else after this flawless experience. I highly recommend 2 Unique for any event, big or small!

(248) 549-5242

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The Ideal Bite Catering

2520 W 14 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, 48073
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+ Tasty food Creative menu Warm and personable service - I have eaten lunch from Ideal Bite Catering when they cater to lunch crowds in commercial office building during the week. Before I eat the meal, I feel like it's overpriced for what is offered. In
Ideal bite sets up shop in our lobby weekly. And can I tell you how delicious their food is!? Really, I have been trying them since last August (2012) and haven't had a bad item yet. Everything is fresh and local and organic. Yeah - someone below me complained about the price - but really, it's the convenience and the great food. If I have 20 minutes to eat before my next meeting, I know I can run down, grab a bite of delicious food, and still make my meeting. That's worth the few extra bucks for me.
I used Ideal Bite Catering for my wife's 40th birthday party and could not be happier. The menu we came up with was perfect and the food was delicious. All of our guests were blown away with how good everything was. The staff were extremely professional and a huge help with their set up and clean up too. This is a great company and highly recommended.

(248) 398-2629

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Monty’s Grill

28300 Woodward Ave,Ste B
Royal Oak, 48067
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For what it is (i.e. a true dive of a neighborhood diner), Monty's is as good as it gets. Nestled comfortably next to the not-so-comfortable-looking Seville Motel block (a great hang-out if you are lonely, in need of company, and are willing to pay for it), not only is the location perfect for a dive, but the interior consists almost exclusively of the open kitchen and the bar with bolted-to-the-floor barstools, completing the equation. A couple of tables sit beside the windows for those seeking an outward-looking vista: all the better to take in the luxuriant parking lot and the thousands of jalopies choking their way down Woodward Ave. If the above description discourages you, well, you're clearly not the diner type. But even if you are discouraged, once you walk through the doorways, you'll find shelter from the sad storm outside and smile. It's your first time here, and everybody already knows your name. Gayle, who was working this Easter morning with Albanian Alex (the owner), aptly paralleled the ambiance of Monty's with that of the Bull & Finch Pub in Boston (where Cheers was ostensibly set--it was the exterior model that all the shots were taken of--the inside was, of course, a set). I walked in here for the first time today and left knowing all of the staff's names, and I'm confident that when I come back, they'll remember mine. In other words, if you're feeling lonely, but not for sex, or you're just kinda hungry for some good eats, keep walking through the Seville parking lot and eat at Monty's: it's cheaper, legal, and safe. You probably want to know about the food, too, since you're likely going to be eating here. I suspect I need not remind you--this is diner food, which means breakfast food and your assortment of coney-island-type fare. They serve breakfast all day, and I can't imagine coming here for any other type of food, except maybe a burger (which I can't vouch for, but will probably have next time I'm craving some flesh). It's hard to really fuck up breakfast food, but there's definitely still a wide range of quality and ability when it comes to serving up over-easy eggs, omelets, and hashbrowns. The portions here are generous, the ratio of grease to food acceptable, the prices rock-bottom (The early-bird-special is a must--I don't remember the details because looking at how much food I could purchase for $3 dollars was intoxicating), and the eggs perfectly cooked. I know this because my sister had a minced-ham hash with over-easy eggs on top and the huevos were cooked perfectly. I was a bit more adventurous. Have you ever heard of a chicken-salad omelet? Me either. It sounds revolting, frankly, but Gayle swung my vote from corned-beef hash to this weird medley of chicken-salad-inside-a-veggie-omelet and it was delicious. It's not on the menu but it will be soon, so if you want to enjoy the cool factor associated with ordering off-menu, you'd better hustle over to Monty's quick. The omelet was probably 3 eggs into which were mixed tomatoes and onions (salt, pepper, etc.). Inside I found a creamy, warmed-up chicken salad concoction and other vegetables, plus swiss cheese. Again, I realize that this sounds very strange, and I've never seen such an item offered anywhere else, but I would (and will) happily eat this again. I guess it's a sort of secret specialty here. They also offered fried matzah with scrambled eggs and veggies, which is a lot like chilaquiles, but Jewish (sort of, unless you get it with ham, which is really good but no longer particularly Jewish). I fully intend to take my little sister here on my way to work, before she has to go to school in the morning. It's the kind of place where you could bring your kid sister or nurse a hangover and feel completely comfortable and content. Despite the drab surroundings, Monty's glitters like a silver dollar buried under playground woodchips, sits there as though it had jumped out of an unsuspecting boy's torn jeans pocket and is sort of indifferent as to whether it gets picked up by someone else--it's happy to be close to the earth. Monty's has heart. It has it's own heart, and now it has a piece of mine too.
The homemade corned beef hash is to die for!
A very small but clean diner attached to a run down motel off busy Woodward Avenue. Very cramped and limited seating. The staff is friendly and fast. The breakfast food is really great quality tasty diner food. My wife says the hash browns are the best she has ever had. Good value for the money. The one slightly odd thing is they do not have a soda pop machine, so they serve from cans. Fresh squeezed OJ, from a machine on the counter in front of you. Strongly recommend.

(248) 547-4151

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Bruegger’s Bagels

201 S Main St
Royal Oak, 48067
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I live close to Bruegger's and eat there all the time. Great food. Awesome food. Really great breakfast food if your looking for something quick but awesome. The thai peanut sandwich is my favorite but messy. They had a special break jalepeno breakfast sandwich for a time which I really enjoyed. The bagels are great. I brought them in for my coworkers and they all asked me where I got them and wanted to go get some for themselves. Price wise it is appropriate for your royal oak.
So, I had kinda forgotten about Bruegger's bagels for about a decade. Then re-discovered it when we moved to the area. I got some coupons in the mail, I do believe, and decided to utilize them for my birthday treat. :) Yummo. Really tasty breakfast options, and the coffee is about a zillion times more tasty than Panera (sorry, Panera). Also, and this is very particular, but the tuna salad does NOT HAVE CELERY OR ONIONS in it, folks. That's a big deal, right there. Apparently, Bruegger's realizes that tuna salad actually has a taste to it and doesn't need yucky crunchies in it. :) I recommend both the Royal Oak and Bloomfield locales.
I stop here fairly often on my way to work, they are open early and they are very convenient. The staff is friendly and usually on top of their service. I like the variety of bagels and cream cheese. There strawberry cream cheese on cinnamon raisin bagel is one of my favorite combos. I've also tried a variety of there breakfast sandwiches, they are very good about accommodating my changes to their menu, ex. Bacon instead of sausage. Two things I really like is that you can get the bagel sandwich "skinny" which means they cut out some of the inside of the bagel so that it's not as thick with all the eggs and toppings. It makes it easier to eat for me, and honestly if I'm getting and bagel sandwich I don't need all that extra bagel. Another thing I like it that they can do any sandwich in and wrap form! Makes it super easy for eating on the go. One of the spreads they use on their sandwiches is a sundried tomato spread, its tasty and a noce change from cream cheese! The coffee is always piping hot and fresh! And they make a very good ice coffee variety.

(248) 541-9899

Bagels, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches

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Jim’s Frostie Treats

1528 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, 48067
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Top notch I get they protein shake and it is excellent. Large generous portions, and friendly service just wish they where open longer.
After having Dole whip at the plantation in Hawaii, nothing can compare. HOWEVER, when you move from CA which only even had it in Santa Cruz, Disneyland, and more recently SF (after I moved of course), this is the next best thing and it is so close. I will be frequenting this place regularly. And I do mean like once or twice a week.
Drove past this place the other day and there was a huge line so today was the day to try Jim's! The twist of vanilla and chocolate has a nice smooth texture and it's just as good as your average soft serve. While the vanilla custard had good flavor, the texture was off. It had tiny pieces of the egg in the custard so it wasn't a nice smooth texture. Overall, their soft serve and custard is good. I would come back if I'm too lazy to drive all the way to Erma's.

(248) 399-7919

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Hermann’s Bakery

317 S Main St
Royal Oak, 48067
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Have I seriously never written a review for Hermann's? That is a shame. For months when I started working in Royal Oak every friday my friend and I would walk down to Astoria for an over priced dessert. One day we decided why not try the little bakery across the street. Words cannot express how happy I am that we decided to try Hermann's that day. Do not waste your money/time going across the street to Astoria, Hermann's has amazing treats, and their prices are even better. I don't even know where to start in my love affair with Hermann's. Let's start at the beginning. I cannot walk into Hermann's without getting a chocolate covered dunker, it's actually physically impossible (unless they are out, them running out is the only reason I ever found to try anything new, which ended up being a good thing). Their raised glazed donuts are melt in your mouth delicious (also love the chocolate covered). The apple cinnamon muffins are flawless, light and airy, perfectly spiced. The Koppenhagen bars are surprising and completely addictive. One day I happened to notice they had "Spaghetti Bread" they only make it every other Wednesday. I ate 3 pieces before I could stop myself. It's amazing. Go, right now and buy some. Lastly, we had a Grand Opening event at work and needed desserts. Of course my very first thought was "we must get them from Hermann's" there wasn't even another option in my head. We did price out other options (Almost DOUBLE the price of Hermann's for far less food, and far less tastey food). We ended up getting 11 dozen bite sized desserts for under $80! Everything was amazing. I of course, had to sample almost every kind. I wasn't let down by even a single dessert. We had so many compliments! I would (and do) suggest Hermann's to anyone! It is a must go to location in Royal Oak! They have been her for 60+ year and I pray they will be here 60 more years! Oh heads up - CASH ONLY!
AMAZING pastries! Excellent selection and at a good price! This place could use a good scrub and some better coffee though. Great to just pop in. I took a morning class at OCC, ran 4 hours ever Wednesday, with a 20 minute break. Always had to pop over during the break and grab a treat!
I loves me a great bakery, and Hermann's is a GREAT BAKERY. This is the place I get my pÄ…czkis every year for "PÄ…czki Day" (pre-order or you may be SOL). But their cakes are fantastic. King cakes are great as well. But what keeps me coming back? Their BREAD. The Sandwich White and even more so, their RYE BREAD is AMAZING. Family owned and operated for a few generations, this is the definition of BY LOCAL!!

(248) 541-3218

Bakeries

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Oaks Family Restaurant

841 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, 48067
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I love breakfast. It is one of my simple pleasures. There is something about breakfast that puts me in a happy place. On the weekends, I will often stumble out of the house, groggy eyed and half awake, in search of that comfort food I so enjoy. This past Saturday morning, I did not feel like waiting in line or being bumped around a crowded restaurant while I waited for a table, so I ruled out going to some of the more popular breakfast spots and decided to try someplace new, Oaks Family Restaurant. Oaks Family Restaurant is what you might expect of a typical diner; understated appearance, slightly dated décor, standard food options. . . . and completely unpretentious. When I walked in I was welcomed warmly, and I had my choice of seating. I flipped my coffee cup, and it was immediately filled--Instant gratification, I love it! The menu is pretty basic, so I ordered my breakfast go-to, Western Omelette. A friend of mine decided to order the Steak and Eggs. And we both requested that our accompanying home fries include onions, as another Yelper had mentioned in a review. Upon this request, our waitress, Lena, lit up and said, "That's the best!" When our food arrived, sure enough, the home fries were the best part of the meal. I happily devoured them. My omelette was perfectly cooked and oozing with American cheese. . . not gourmet by any means, but good regardless. Unfortunately, my friend's steak was completely underwhelming. His disappointment was evident with the couple of bites he attempted to take, so when Lena came by to check on us we asked her if he could get something else. I always dread asking to send something back, but Lena was incredibly understanding and SUPER accommodating! With a motherly quality, she was eager to please and insisted upon bringing a fresh plate. The steak was quickly replaced with the corned beef hash we requested. The hash was good, but most likely just came out of a can. My friend and I finished our breakfast and lingered, catching up and discussing plans for the day, while Lena kept sweeping by, smiling, and refilling our coffee cups. There was no pressure to rush out. All things considered, it was a very relaxing morning, and an enjoyable experience. While the food at Oaks Family Restaurant isn't incredibly remarkable, it's good (although would probably recommend avoiding the steak), it's quick, it's cheap, and it definitely has a "home cooked" feel to it. I'd go back again to save making a mess of my own kitchen. Food Rating: 3 Stars. The best thing about this place is the service! This is what earns Oaks Family Restaurant an extra star. Lena and the other servers were incredibly friendly, my coffee cup never went empty, and I felt completely at ease and taken care of. It was a nice way to start my weekend.
Last Friday I stopped by at the Oaks family aka(Village Grill) now, they have improved the service and the cleanness, the food was great and they have a lot more specials and good deals!!
This is one of those hidden treasures people love to find! The food is always great, and the service is great, as well. If you see "Tomato Basil" as one of the daily soups, you MUST try it! It is one of the best soups I have ever had! The owner makes it himself, and I always do a happy dance when it's available. Love this place!

(248) 542-6639

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Main Donut Shop

1016 S Main St
Royal Oak, 48067
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I love how when you walk in this place all the "regulars" at the counter turn to see who it is. It is exactly how janelle w. describes it. Sort of a Cheers for old men, except coffee replaces alcohol and doughnuts replace hamburgers. But there is another reason to come here. Pasties. My mom thinks these are the best pasties in town. Her British Club order them all the time. You can get beef (her favorite) or chicken anytime, but if you call the place they'd be happy to make you a vegetarian one. The pastry is very moist and they are H U G E! Another thing... they are only $2.50! That is one way to keep the natives happy! Oh, and yeah, their French crullers are the best.
This is simply one of the best family owned donut shops I have ever been too. The donuts are delicious and exceptionally well priced for what you get. On top of that the sweet older lady that runs the place seems like the nicest person you could ever meet. If I still lived in the area they would be a regular stop for me.
Yum! Donuts are kinda my weakness (well one of many weaksnesses). 10+ years ago I worked across the street from Main Doughnuts. That is when I was introduced the the Cinnamon Roll Donuts that are literally the size of one's face. They are so delicious... light and fluffy on the inside, slightly crispy on the outside, thiny covered in a sugary icing that melts in your mouth. They are huge but that doesn't stop you from considering having a second one...maybe one for later, lol. I try to resist this place, but whenever I find myself on Main Street on a weekend morning, I can't help stopping in.

(248) 399-4548

Donuts

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Chicken Shack

1320 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, 48067
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My parents always come here. This is the first time I came it. Awesome service from Micah J. And chicken and broasted potatoes are delish!!!
French fries, that's where it ends. I wish it didn't, I truly wanted better, R.I.P. CanJun Joes, Madison Whites
The owner Phil is a great guy Always making sure customer Comes first Chicken Shack Where you can get southern like hospitality In the great Midwest ! Rib dinner with Broasted Potatoes a must !

(248) 541-5100

Fast Food, Chicken Wings

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Monk Beer Abbey

419 S Main St
Royal Oak, 48067
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Tasty beer, cozy atmosphere, attentive staff and amazing food! The cod waffle sandwich is heaven! Their prices are actually on the low side, especially considering the quality and amount of food you get.
I came with my husband to try their Restaurant week menu. Why, you say? Cuz they freaking had foie gras burger! As a recent transplant from San Francisco and the ban and all, which by the way was lifted right when we left, I had to get my hands on some foie. The weird thing is that it is attached to Bastone and we were a little confused that even though they were attached to Bastone they had their own menu for Restaurant week. Other than that it is a cozy atmosphere and our server was nice and welcoming. No other waiter got me to order the extras or expensive seasonal suff on tap like he did. Get there at the right time and you can snag a spot easily. Go there 15 minutes later than the optimal time and it's packed. Despite it being busy we still got enough attention from our wait staff. Ok now on to the important stuff: food quality Unfortunately some things were hit or miss. We ordered the beer and cheese soup and house pate for apps. Foie gras burger and donner kabob for mains. Lastly, banana fritters and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. The beer and cheese soup had a great taste! I loved the nutmeg they added. The only thing is that it lacked salt. For my house pate plate it had food elemengts of taste. Enough salt in the pate, sweet from the jam of some sort on top of the pate and some tartness from the dressing they put over the tomatoes and onions that accomanied the pate. Although it was a mundane presentation, it still tasted good. The foie gras burger. A disappointment. The burger itself was cooked well and a good portion but that foie was a tiny tiny piece. It was so small because it was cooked within an inch of its life. It had the taste of foie but had all the fat rendered out of it during the cooking process. The duck fries that I had with my burger was pretty awesome and beat tghe seasonal fries by a ton. The donner kabob that my husband got was delicious! I was jealous of what he had. It was a heaping portion that could barely be contained in that pita and the flavor of the slaw went really well with the lamb. The only very very small thing would be proportion of slaw to lamb, but you can easily fix that by taking some slaw out before shoving it into your mouth. Sticky toffee pudding is my favorite dessert of all time. So when I get it I'm a stickler for the taste. And it passed with flying colors. It wasn't as dense as other sticky toffee puddings but that only made it so I wanted more because it was so much lighter. The addition of the pecans (I think) were also a bonus for added texture. Banana fritters was another miss. There was a little too much fritter to banana and either the banana was under ripe or they used sweet plantains because it was starchy. Other than texture and ratio. Taste was pretty good because I think that sauce on top saved it. Overall, the atmosphere, the good food we did had, and good beer selection will keep us coming back again and again. Don't get me wrong the mishaps just made certain dishes ok instead of good. I have high hopes that they will be able to fix their small food mishaps. I'll be back!
I don't know what everyone is raving about with this place...if you want to pay for obscenely priced beer then come here. Waste of a good night...

(248) 544-6255

Bars, Belgian, Sandwiches

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