Month: August 2017

255. Rochester Chop House – June 29, 2017 – Rochester, MI

20170809_195900 (2)20170629_181820 (2)Hi, guys! OK, I can’t seem to get it together on getting this blog up to date during this cray-cray-ba-nay-nay summer, so here I am today, posting about a visit that happened TWO MONTHS ago! But that’s life sometimes, right? Perfectionism is going right out the window – good riddance! We’ve gotta talk about Rochester Chop House in downtown Rochester.

I visited the Rochester Chop House on a Thursday in late June after my mom and step-dad officially tied the knot after 10 years together! So we were there for a legit celebratory dinner. Given the special occasion-y vibe of the dimly-lit, demure restaurant interior and its upscale menu offerings (various steaks; upper-crust seafood selections such as King crab legs, lobster tails, and scallops), this was the perfect place to be toasting a recent matrimony. I ordered the 22-ounce bone-in ribeye with its glorious fat marbling and flavor – delicious!

Rochester Chop House is part of the Kruse and Muer restaurant group. It’s interesting because it’s connected to another Kruse and Muer restaurant, Kabin Kruser’s, which is in the front of the building when you first walk in. It’s a more casual, seafood-oriented establishment with a lively vibe. I hear its fish tacos are great!

www.kruseandmuerrestaurants.com

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254. Shish Palace – June 28, 2017 – Rochester Hills, MI

20170628_121657(1)20170628_124149 (2)It’s hard for me to conceive of the concept of bad Mediterranean food, because being insanely delectable is kind of its thing. But why gamble on deliciousness when you can get a sure thing at Shish Palace in Rochester Hills?

I got lunch there back in June: the lemon-oregano Shish Tawook, all rich, savory, citrusy goodness, plus a cup of crushed lentil soup. YUMMM. Our server was attentive and funny, and she kept the free bread and garlic sauce coming (the BEST part about eating in a Mediterranean restaurant EVER!).

165 S. Livernois Rd.

Rochester Hills, MI 48307

(Locations also in Taylor and Allen Park)

www.shishpalacerestaurant.com