Ferndale Restaurants

TripWhat's restaurant guide to Ferndale; our list of the best places to eat. Our top picks: Girl & the Goat, Zingerman's Roadhouse and Moto.
  • The best restaurant in Ferndale: Girl & the Goat

    Girl & the Goat

    809 W Randolph St
    Su-Th 4:30-11PM, F-Sa 4:30PM-12AM. $25+. "Top Chef" winner Stephanie Izard offers ten options each from the meat, seafood, and vegetable categories; sharing plates is advised, and pairing with beer is highly encouraged (30 carefully selected brews on tap). Though the menu changes with the chef's creative whims, variations on the "pig face" theme seem to be a mainstay.
    Near West Side
  • Zingerman's Roadhouse

    Zingerman's Roadhouse

    2501 Jackson Ave
    M-Th 11AM-10PM, F Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 10AM-9PM. $10-$19 lunch, $10-$27 dinner. Serving "really good American food", including regional specialties from around the country with an emphasis on down-home Southern food, spicy Southwestern and fresh Californian cuisine. Soups, salads, $16 burgers, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, desserts and $8 cocktails.
  • Moto

    Moto

    945 W Fulton Market
    Dinner only, Tu-Sa from 5PM. Ten course tasting menu $135, full tour $195. Chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche star on the television show "Future Food", which chronicles their attempts to make things taste like other things you would not normally expect them to taste like, often with an eye toward ending world hunger. Quite a lot of fun, actually. This is their restaurant. Reservations are a good idea; definitely call ahead if you have vegetarian or other dietary requirements.
    Near North Side
  • Moto

    Moto

    945 W Fulton Market
    Dinner only, Tu-Sa from 5PM. Ten course tasting menu $135, full tour $195. Chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche star on the television show "Future Food", which chronicles their attempts to make things taste like other things you would not normally expect them to taste like, often with an eye toward ending world hunger. Quite a lot of fun, actually. This is their restaurant. Reservations are a good idea; definitely call ahead if you have vegetarian or other dietary requirements.
    Near North Side
  • Rosal's

    Rosal's

    1154 W Taylor St
    M-Th 4-9PM, F-Sa 4-11PM, Su closed. For the "Family" atmosphere in Italian food.
    Near West Side
  • The Publican

    The Publican

    837 W Fulton Market
    M-Th 3:30-10:30PM, F-Sa to 11:30PM; Su 10AM-2PM, 5-10PM. $20-35. Come hungry and carnivorous, as the Publican delivers mighty plates stacked high with ham, lamb, pork bellies, and other meats. There's also quite a lot of gourmet seafood from around the world. The Sunday brunch will destroy you.
    Near North Side
  • Alinea

    Alinea

    1723 N Halsted St
    Tasting: $150, Tour: $225. Ranked #1 in 2006 on Gourmet Magazine's "America's Top 50 Restaurants," Alinea is just two blocks from Charlie Trotter's, where the head chef started his career. The meal is served as either a 12-course tasting menu or 24-course "tour" menu, so plan your evening with plenty of time.
    Lincoln Park
  • Carnivale

    Carnivale

    702 W Fulton St
    M-Th 11:30AM-10:30PM (bar to midnight), F 11:30AM-11:30PM (bar to 1:30AM), Sa 5PM-11:30PM (bar to 1:30AM), Su 5PM-10PM. This chic Nuevo-Latino club has a great wait-staff and nice, colorful yet understated decor. Needless to say, they're always ready with a margarita, but only the (delicious) appetizers are available in the afternoon hours.
    Near North Side
  • Boka

    Boka

    1729 N Halsted St
    Su-F 5PM-2AM, Sa 5PM-3AM. $50+. Another Charlie Trotter's alum runs this popular, trendy restaurant. You won't need formal dress, but you will need a reservation. The menu mixes Japanese, Mediterranean, European, and dang ol' Midwestern food without apparent self-consciousness. Plenty of seafood and a raw bar, too. Dinners are satisfying but light, making it the perfect place for a pre-show meal.
    Lincoln Park
  • Jazz Showcase

    Jazz Showcase

    806 S Plymouth CtDearborn Station
    Sets at 8 and 10 Mon-Sat, and at 4 PM and 8 and 10 on Sundays. Started in 1948 by Joe Segal, this historic jazz club is home to both national touring acts and the finest local jazz musicians Chicago has to offer. Currently located in the historic Dearborn Station building in the South Loop, Segal continues to maintain the high standard for acoustic jazz that over the years has featured luminaries from Dizzy Gillespie to Chick Corea.
    Loop
  • Lily's Seafood

    Lily's Seafood

    410 S Washington Ave
    Happy Hour is on Weekdays 2PM-6PM and Saturday 11AM-6PM with 2 dollar pints of their own beer. Also Monday nights is an You Can Eat Fish Fry $9.99 with $2 pints from 8PM-midnight.
  • Zingerman's Delicatessen

    Zingerman's Delicatessen

    422 Detroit St
    Zingerman's Deli was founded in 1982 by Paul Saginaw & Ari Weinzweig. In 1994 We started Zingerman's Bakehouse, making our own breads and pastries. We've since grown into a community of 8 food lovin' businesses all in Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Nightwood

    Nightwood

    2119 S. Halsted St.
    M-Sa 5:30PM-11PM, Su 9:00AM-2:30PM. $9-25. Sister to the popular Lula Cafe (in Logan Square), Nightwood has a seasonal menu featuring many local ingredients and extensive wine list.
    Lower West Side
  • Paesano's

    3411 Washtenaw Ave
    M-Th 11AM-10PM, F 11AM-midnight, Sa noon-midnight, Su noon-10PM. $10-$23. Family-owned Italian restaurant featuring appetizers, salads, pasta, Italian entrées, desserts, and an award-winning selection of Italian wines. Try their rigatoni with country greens, sausage and hot peppers.
  • Woodward Avenue Brewery

    Woodward Avenue Brewery

    22646 Woodward Ave
    M-F 11AM-2AM, Sa-Su Noon-2AM. $. Brew pub that features A deck and sidewalk seating. 2 dollar pints after 9 pm on Sundays. Half-off food on Mondays 4PM-Midnight.
  • Blue Nile

    Blue Nile

    221 E Washington St
    Ethiopian cuisine, with both meat and vegetable dishes served in their all-you-can-eat feast options. All meals are served with traditional bread called injera, and Ethiopian coffee and tea are also available. Try the honey wine. If on budget, ASK FOR REFILLS, do not order extra things. This place, though reasonable, gets expensive fast.
  • Palio

    Palio

    347 S Main St
    M-Th 5PM-10PM, F-Sa 5PM-11PM, Su 4PM-9PM. $12-$25. Appetizers, salads, pasta, fish, meat and desserts.
  • Cafe Felix

    Cafe Felix

    204 S Main St
    50 lunch, $4–$9 tapas. A French-style cafe with the best morning cappuccino in town. Food is great including the evening tapas menu and excellent wine and martini selections. Come sit and read, drink, and people watch. Breads and pastries, soups, salads, omelettes, crepes, gourmet sandwiches and entrée croissants.
  • Beezy's

    Beezy's

    20 N Washington St
    Sun 10am–4pm; Mon-Sat 7am–4pm. Simple honest food; sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee, tea, and an amazing breakfast menu that goes until 2pm (the breakfast burrito and the french toast are local favorites)
  • Mediterrano

    Mediterrano

    2900 S State St
    M-Th 11AM-10PM, F 11AM-11PM, Sa noon-11PM, Su 10:30AM-9PM. $11-$23. Specializing in the cuisines of the Mediterranean, with appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, seafood, steaks, and regional Mediterranean entrees. Try their tortilla de camarones and Moroccan seabass fufarran. The complimentary taramosalata is excellent, and they're justifiably proud of their bright green extra-virgin olive oil, which you can also buy at the restaurant.
  • Amadeus

    122 E Washington St
    An Eastern European cafe with an emphasis on Polish and Hungarian food, and a Viennese patisserie. The pierogies and goulash are delicious, as are their homemade soups. It's best to go for lunch, when the food is practically identical but the prices are much lower.
  • Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

    Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

    2024 N Halsted St
  • Hopleaf

    Hopleaf

    5148 N Clark Street
    http://www.hopleaf.com/
    Uptown
  • Buddy's Restaurant & Pizzeria

    Buddy's Restaurant & Pizzeria

    22148 Michigan Ave
    Open Mon-Thurs from 11am to 10pm, Fri from 11am to 11pm, Sat from 11:30am to 11pm, and Sun from 12pm to 10pm. Detroit's #1 Square Deep Dish Pizza.
  • Sixteen

    Sixteen

    401 N Wabash Ave
    Sixteen Mile Creek is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 45 mi long, in western Montana in the United States. The canyon through which it travels is known as "Sixteen Mile Canyon." The abandoned grade of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad parallels the creek through the canyon; the Milwaukee Road called Sixteen Mile Canyon "Montana Canyon" in its promotional material.
    Loop
  • Buddy Guy's Legends

    Buddy Guy's Legends

    700 S Wabash Ave
    M-F 11AM-2AM, Sa 5PM-3AM, Su 6PM-2AM. Cover $10 Su-Th, $20 F-Sa. A famous, fairly large blues club with a cajun/soul food menu and frequent big-name acts. Buddy Guy himself holds court every January.
    Loop
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