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Cantoro's Gets Four Stars; The Bridge Lacks 'Innovation'

Critics dish on Metro Detroit's restaurants.

The Bridge.
The Bridge.
Michelle and Chris Gerard
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Serena Maria Daniels doesn't quite connect with The Bridge: The critic approves of the "swanky supper club" vibe and somewhat heavy-handed bridge details. She also enjoys The Bridge burger and steak bites (though they weren't exactly what she expected), but, unfortunately, the "innovation ends" there. "The lamb chops, priced at $28, are more like lollipops, slim on its essential juicy, meaty core and too reliant on sticky balsamic glaze. When a dining guest asked for the chops cooked to the chef's preferred temperature, they came out well-done, almost blackened and lacking in that tenderness one would come to expect from the dish, thus suggesting either chef did not understand the specifications or he was not confident in the quality of the meat." [Metro Times]

Molly Abraham gets charmed by Plymouth's Cantoro's Trattoria: Owner Mario Fallone and sons Michael and John have manage to surprise with their trattoria, writes Abraham. "As the guide books might say, it's worth a detour." The critic deems the restaurant and its uniformed crew "stylish" as well as the menus " printed on elegant ivory stock." The dishes also impress Abraham who enjoys both the classic prosciutto with melon and the more "robustly flavored" tube pasta with ground sausage, white wine, cream, tomato, and white truffle oil. Cantoro's wine list is also expertly curated. The restaurant earns four stars. [Detroit News]

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15550 North Haggerty Road, , MI 48170 (734) 420-1100 Visit Website

The Bridge

6470 Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI (313) 564-1380