THIS WAS ANOTHER TERRIFIC
THIS WAS ANOTHER TERRIFIC MEAL. OUR SERVER, KATIE, WAS OUTSTANDING. SHE WAS THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF FRIENDLY, KNOWLEDGABLE AND ATTENTIVE. THE MARGARITA AND DUCK CONFIT PIZZAS WERE DELICIOUS, AS WERE THE RIGATONI, FILLET AND SWORDFISH SPECIAL. WE ALSO LOVED THE CAESAR SALAD. WE REQUESTED A QUIET TABLE AND OUR REQUEST WAS ACCOMODATED, EVEN THOUGH IT'S HARD TO FIND QUIET IN THIS ENERGETIC PLACE. THE WINE LIST IS AFFORDABLE AND THE CHOICES ARE WONDERFUL. WE LOVE COMING BACK OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We LOVE Toasted Oak and have been a number of times since we discovered it in February. Heavy on local ingredients, Michigan-made beers and wines, and fantastic flavor combinations. In the winter, we highly recommended the root beer braised ribs and roast leg of Michigan whitetail. Now that spring has come, we love the lamb porterhouse and corned veal. The cheese and charcuterie boards are also either house-made or Michigan-made wherever possible. Every bite is "knock your socks off" good.
For first visits, get a seat in either Megan or Eric's section - both of them know the menu and can make recommendations based on what you like or what you're looking for. LISTEN to them. They've never steered us wrong!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite "go-to" place
Toasted Oak never lets me down. Everything is always fantastic.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent......
but it was Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend and it they were definitely understaffed. Our waiter actually did a great job being able to handle about 6-8 tables, but on an individual basis we didn't get the service expected as it was understandably hurried. Still my favorite restaurant within 5 miles of Novi.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food and Service
Wonderful dinner! It was our Anniversary and we were treated to a glass of champagne! Eric, our server, was knowledgeable and passionate about the food. His excitement was contagious!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Food if you're patient
Food was delicious and came out hot. The only complaint was the wait for it. Server was great, fun personality. Not sure what caused the delay but in the end it was worth the wait.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made a reservation and were seated right when we walked in the door. Waiter was friendly and very helpful. Completely explained all of the menus as it was our first time dining there. We were very pleased the the presentation of all of our food. Food tasted amazing.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had known about this place for some time but had never been. My wife said it was recommended and that we should try it. Needless to say, we had a great time and the food and ambiance was awesome. I loved the entrees, small plates and side dishes and in the end, the dessert simply surprised me. Needless to say I highly recommend this place to friends and family.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Evening Dinner
The service was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the specials, cocktails, main entrees and wine. The tomato basil soup was outstanding. The backround music was too loud and not appropriate for dinner conversation.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another excellent experience
We love this place and have dined a few times. The only reason I didn't give it a perfect score is because we had to wait a long time in the beginning of our meal since our waiter got sat 5 other tables inside while we dined outside. Other waitstaff aided throughout our dinner, so we were not waiting a long time for anything after we got our bottle of wine and cornbread, just took about 10 minutes to get that. But it was well worth the wait and we were not in a hurry so it really didn't matter.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for brunch on Sunday morning with the girls. Fantastic food. Great place to chat with the girls. Have also been there for dinner with my husband. Highly recommended for both!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time to this restaurant. Awesome food and service!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely fabulous! We had
Absolutely fabulous! We had a very knowledgeable server who helped to guide us to some of the most amazing dishes we have eaten! We went for our anniversary and were treated to a free champagne toast and a free dessert to share. The restaurant had absolutely amazing food and helped to create a memorable evening!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
An unexpected positive dining experience. Food, service, ambience, were outstanding. This is a hidden gem in metro Detroit with a varied & eclectic menu. Tastes & textures were varied & unique. Flavors were unique & blended together well.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new place in the Novi area
Being from out of town on business this resturant was recommended by a collegue. Entertained 6 people and had a great time. Cheese tray was excellent and selection of craft beers we great as well. Food was very good and large portions. Overall I will be back and recommend to other business associates.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought my brother back to
Brought my brother back to Toasted Oak for his second visit (from Albuquerque) and loved it again. Forgot how close this gem is to my own home and what a treat it is. Thoroughly enjoyed sitting near the open doors but not not directly outside. Service was friendly but not synthetic. Never had to ask for more water. Serving portions are just right, especially on sides like potato dish -- not stacked, enough to enjoy without feeling guilty about leaving a lot on your plate. Bonus for my brother was the absinthe drink.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my second visit to the Toasted Oak. We were not disappointed in any way. My daughter's boyfriend is very "picky" about food and I have never heard him say he "liked" food at a restaurant before. He had your lamb and said is was "great." That is a ringing endorsement.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Anniversary Dinner
Everything about Toasted Oak was excellent. I loved how they serve corn bread in a can. It was delicious and uniquely sets the restaurant apart from others. The cheese board was amazing (3 different cheeses that the chef picked out with nuts and fruits and bread). We ordered the Steak Frites and Porchetta...both were very delicious. And for dessert we had the oatmeal chocolate chip skillet cookie. Everything was wonderful. And they even provided us with two glasses of Champagne since it was our anniversary. Thanks for the amazing food and service! We will be back again and will recommend to others.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. Fantastic
Excellent food. Fantastic wine list with the best prices ever! Can't wait to come back.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed dinner very much! From the adorable and yummy little corn bread baked and served in tiny cans to the flavorful and fresh main course I couldn't stop ooo and ahhhing! Service was great. Can't wait to come back for brunch!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Toasted Oak a few times but never for brunch. Menu is farm to fresh and items are electic. Portions were large enough to share if you want to try different dishes. We weren't greeted with alot of friendliness (perhaps we caught the hostess at the wrong time) but the wait staff was attentive.
I dread going to Ann Arbor for foodie food - I feel Toasted Oak offers all that with parking, reasonable prices and a great menu.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A night Out
A very nice restaurant that is one half market style and one half fine dining. I've eaten on the fine dining side a couple of times and picked up some cheese and sausage to go on my way out. Their charcuterie plates are very nice samples and their food is delicious. I thought their steak would be thicker - but it was a good sized portion and it was not over cooked. Great for a night out.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again we were very pleased. We had a party of 4 and all of us commented on how good the food, wine, and service was. The Frickin Chicken, Salmon, Rib Eye, and Margharita pizza were. Definitely would go back.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried a little of everything!
Over all the food was good but a bit pricey. The calamari and pate' was excellent. The french onion soup with a beer twist was acceptable. And the wine reduction for the filet medallions was not as rich/ strong as purported - but still delicious.
Many interesting things to try on the menu!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is amazing every time we come here. Never had a bad dish and we all share. We've tried quite a few things on the menu. Keep coming back for the burger. It's amazing. Fries were a little salty which is almost impossible coming from a salt-aholic! Service was a little slow - bar service was VERY slow. All in all - great meal.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my second visit. I
This is my second visit. I noticed the menu has not changed in over 9 months...I was disappointed to see this lack of change considering this is not a chain restaurant... The food is still better than much else in the area but the menu can get old quick so it is not a place for repeat visits considering no menu changes.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are always happy when we
We are always happy when we come to Toasted Oak. The server is always friendly and competent, the wine list is affordable & full of many options & the food is delicious. We love the margarhita pizza, Caesar salad, great and imaginative sides & corn bread. The Escalar fish special was well-prepared & the rib eye was very flavorful. The only thing that marred our dinner was a tiny vodka drink which our server quickly corrected.
9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the beautiful restaurant
We enjoyed the beautiful restaurant setting. We liked the ambiance and all staff we interacted with were professional and gave us a welcomed feeling in the beginning of our dining experience.Our server was very courteous and helpful in providing information about items on the menu. She paced the the items we ordered with skill and allowed us to feel relaxed and not hurried in our celebratory dinner. The food was delicious and exquisite. I tried some different types of drinks and food items and them to be wonderful. We would definitely use this restaurant for entertaining business associates as well as for personal dining for ourselves.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb charcuterie and cheese.
Superb charcuterie and cheese. Huge servings. Wait staff very accommodating. Fabulous, reasonably priced wine list. I'll be back.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time I go to Toasted Oak, I am always overly satisfied. The food that comes out of Chef Brians kitchen is absolutely amazing and is always consistent. The staff there is very friendly and they always create good conversation amongst the guests. The create your own Bloody Mary bar is the absolute best in town. Keep it up guys!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent.
The service was excellent. The menu selection for lunch was veery good while the market specials were excellent.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our visit was a treat for
Our visit was a treat for a landmark birthday...and a treat it was! We sampled a grilled trout entree and a pork tenderloin preparation, each of which had an interesting accompaniment...a flavorful quinoa side with the fish and tender gnocchi with the pork. I would actually like the gnocchi as an entree or small plate offering. The wine choices were worth a drop in visit and the cocktail I enjoyed...although, for the $10.00 price, it was not a good value.
I noticed poutine on the menu, which I found at a bar in Quebec last year, and will definitely sample that for a lunch choice.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and dining experience. Would recommend this to all our friends.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unusual brunch menu
Four of us had brunch at the Toasted Oak Grill and Market and each of us had something different. We each enjoyed our selection very much. It was nice to have a change from the usual. Sat near the fireplace which was very pleasant.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find!
I'm so glad to have discovered Toasted Oak! The ambiance was amazing and the earthiness of the restaurant was very appealing.
The food tasted fresh and carefully prepared. I'll certainly be back...
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Noisy for a large group but fun
The restaurant is rather noisy so it would not be very good for group of 8 or more, but the atmosphere is attractive, interesting and fun. Food and service were very good.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great girls night out
Had a wonderful dinner and drinks with girlfriends. The atmosphere is great. Very modern and current. Enjoyed the cheese plate, olives, and pizza for appetizers. Nice place to sit at the bar for drinks as well. Friendly and informative staff. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food
Went here for date night and the experience and food was top notch. We started with olives and saffron mussels. I had the Toasted Oak Porchetta as the main course which was cooked to perfection. Our waiter was very attentive and informative. This place will be on the top of our list for date night.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best beet salad ever
If you like beets, you'll love the beet and baby lettuce salad.
It was mouthwatering with a breaded cheese ball and sweet vinaigrette to accompany.
Just thinking about it makes me happy!!!
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of my favorite places!
One of my favorite places! This is where we typically go for any special occasion. Great drink selection, seasonal menu with fantastic recipes, and really great service. Don't be in a hurry - it's not that the service is slow, but you want to take time and enjoy yourself as well as each course you order. The food is too good to rush through the meal!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
we enjoyed toasted oak very much....first time there and would go back again. Andrea was very informative and friendly
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pork tenderloin was fantastic
Pork tenderloin was fantastic as well as the appetizers. Really enjoyed the assortment of beer from area breweries.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Sunday brunch
Food, as always, was excellent. Service this time was poor - slow, and the waitress forgot requests and obvious things like bringing butter for pancakes.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always consistent with good food.
I have been here a few times. I try to visit this place whenever I am in town. The food is outstanding and so is the service.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Anniversary find
Great place with wonderful selections and attentive service for a both celebration.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I go to Livonia for business. I had eaten here once before and couldn't wait to get back. The "cauliflower steak" - believe it! was fabulous.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here for a 6 person dinner! Everyone was happy! Get the steak and frites!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Typically I ask friends & family for restaurant recommendations, but this time I took a chance and did my own searching. I was a bit skeptical of a place in a hotel and close to a mall on top of it. Toasted Oak **far** exceeded my best expectations. I was very curious about it being a "brasserie" and it turned out to be exactly the style my wife and I love. We had a nice quiet corner, and one of the best servers we've ever had anywhere. Toasted Oak is perfect for foodies because we were not rushed and could pick apart and enjoy every bite like food critics. It was the perfect place to get a break from our kids, have a real conversation, and have a relaxed dinner. There was a great variety on the menu, even for a picky person. We'll be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, but too loud
We went to Toasted Oak for Thanksgiving. They offered a Thanksgiving dinner alongside their regular menu. The food was very good. My only complaint was that the lighting was very poor and the noise level was high. There was a party near us, but the music was also competing with conversation.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambiance is great for a cozy autumn or winter night! Roaring fire place. Its a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Chef has excellent specials along with a very nice wine list. The charcuterie and cheese plates were outstanding.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM