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The Peterboro's Cheeseburger Spring Rolls Are 'Deeply Satisfying'; Forest 'Impresses'

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Inside The Peterboro dining room shows a rounded bar with chairs surrounding it
The Peterboro.
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Mark Kurlyandchik has the early word on The Peterboro: "Prices might be similar to some takeout joints, but this is not typical takeout fare," writes the critic. Chef Brion Wong's crab Rangoon dumplings are "light and crispy and comes piping hot, the creamy filling spilling out with each bite." The flavor "revived my long dwindling interest in overly Americanized Asian food." The cheeseburger spring rolls are "gimmicky, perhaps, but also deeply satisfying —€” a hot, cheesy, crunchy bite of Big Mac-like flavor in every gluttonous mouthful." The Peterboro feels more like a bar with great food than a sit-down dining experience, Kurlyandchik notes. "If you want a relaxed, quiet dinner out, look elsewhere. Mostly, the quality of the food wasn't affected by the speed, but we did find a few wayward bites of very concentrated saltiness." [Freep]

Serena Maria Daniels is impressed by Forest's revamp: "There's not a bad seat to be had" at Forest "as the tables are set either surrounding the spacious kitchen, next to a vast, glass-encased wine display, or alongside the wall of windows, offering a ground-level view of the streetscape." The staff are "gracious, quick to take your drink order, and come prepared with personal menu recommendations." The critic was "thrilled by both the presentation and the execution of the carrot soup" noting that it was "rich and earthy, with subtle hints of ginger, but never heavy." She also enjoyed the "juicy and flavorful" New York strip with Bordelaise sauce and home fries. [Metro Times]

The Peterboro

420 Peterboro Street, , MI 48201 (313) 833-1111 Visit Website


735 Forest Avenue, , MI 48009 (248) 258-9400 Visit Website