Sweet Lorraine's - Southfield
Sweet Lorraine's - Southfield

Sweet Lorraine's - Southfield

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sweetlorraines.com/
  • Phone: (248) 559-5985
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Keith Vertz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Sweet Lorraine's specializes in Private dining - What ever the occasion.

    We are flattered by your inquiry of our private dining facilities! Together we can create a memorable event of exciting cuisine, quality service, and a truly unique style.
  • Private Party Contact: Dining Room Manager 2485595985

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Edwards and 12 Mile Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Sweet Lorraine's - Southfield
Sweet Lorraine's offers a selection of daily specials, including homemade soups, pastas, seafood and vegetarian entrees - inspired by exciting ethnic cuisines. Favorites include Pecan Chicken, Maple-Cured Norwegian Salmon, Chicken & Shrimp Creole, Certified Angus Steaks, Hot Yellowfin Tuna Nicoise Salad, as well as a wide selection of fresh-baked desserts including Apple Brown Betty. Our wine list has received Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" (1994-2010) with a list of over 100 selections and over 25 wines by the glass; dozens of imported beers and spirits.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Sweet Lorraine's - Southfield reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (36)great for lunch (20)great for brunch (18)good for groups (18)special occasion (15)notable wine list (9)romantic (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (7)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Quality food and service
    Bkyworm
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Our server allowed us time to chat and review the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    GoodFam1
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Our family celebrated my son's 31st Birthday at Sweet Lorraine's Southfield location; wife, two adult kids and our 4-year-old grandson. He was skillfully helped into his booster seat by the waitress. She was thorough and attentive, particularly to the birthday boy. The table size was perfect. Vegetarian food was enjoyed by my adult daughter. My son had a steak cooked to the correct "doneness." The good food and service really enhanced my enjoyment of a "night out" meal with the immediate family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but packed together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The tables seem almost on top of each other, but it was nice otherwise. Not cheap either.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not for gluten free folks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The GF menu is confusing and incomplete. it says what must be eliminated from a dish, but offers no substitutions. Delete the rice pilaf. OK. What will you substitute to make the dish equally appealing? The server had no idea what to suggest. The chef should have given this some thought. And since when does rice pilaf have to have gluten in it? It doesn't. Not if it is made well from natural, minimally processed ingredients. The whole thing was amateurish. We ordered salads w/o breaded fried onions. They came piled high with the offending onions and had to be sent back. We won't go again until we know you have given some thought to GF options that meet your otherwise fine standards.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Time
    Beni
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It has been over 15 years since I visited the Southfield location. I forgot how cozy and personal it could be. My Turkey sandwich was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Very warm ambience, interesting "good for all" menu selection, kind attentive service, nice platings. One dish (the 3 hummus choice) was not a particularly successful dish for the 4 of us. Overall we really liked it and will come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Evening witih friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We met friends here and enjoyed dinner while catching up. Thank goodness we had made reservations on line because it was crowded. We only had to wait a few minutes. The menu is not the usual offerings. Lots of interesting things to try. Everything was good. Our server was attentive but not hovering. We plan to meet our friends there again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    bogichg
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Meal was very good....shrimp bruschetta appetizer, followed by Tilapia which was also quite good. The only knock was my 6:00 reservations (made on Open Table) didn't get me a seat until about 6:40....it defeats the purpose of a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Sweet Lorraine's has been a family and friend favorite for many years. The quality of the food and the continued creativity is appreciated by us ,so, we continue to dine at Sweet Lorraine's in Southfield. Our children(now grown) and their children(now grown) love this place and introduce it to those who are new to the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Foodlover
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food here is really good and creative. The focacia that is served before dinner is just the right texture and the tomato dipping sauce that is served with it is the perfect complement. My pecan chicken is always good, but it was exceptional this time. My only complaint is that it is usually too noisy for my taste and nearby voices seem to be amplified. It's a great place for delicious food, but not so great for a quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best eclectic menu in the area
    LivelyYogiVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great fresh and creative preparations with tons of flavor. Always a few creative vegetarian offerings. Desserts are great, best Apple Brown Betty around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    sak811VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    A great find. Great for local place. Food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I'd been to Sweet Lorraine's many times for lunch or dinner but had never tried brunch, until recently. The same great quality that goes into their other meals is present at brunch. There were so many good choices on the brunch menu that I have to go back and try the others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Sweet Lorraine's
    Adie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I had a lovely lunch with my sisters the other day at Sweet Lorraine's. As always the food was great and the service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favorite find in metro Detroit
    Kates
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My partner and I were introduced to Sweet Lorraine's by some friends and have been hooked ever since. We love the fresh, local ingredients and the weekly specials that are always so tempting--we hardly order from the regular menu! Even weekly special drinks and desserts draw us in two or three times a month, as we are always curious what the chefs have come up with. Great place to take friends who are from out-of-town, it's always a hit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints
    opinionated
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is always very good. My favorite is the pecan coated chicken with mustard sauce. The Sweet Lorraine's salad is also a plus. Only negative is that the red wine served by the glass is served in the same glass as the white, which isn't ideal
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very pleasant surprise!
    TheWorldAwaitsVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time at the restaurant and it was an excellent experience. Presentation was excellent. Service was impeccable., Nish our server was right on top of things. She made awesome recommendation and they were spot on. Definitely would return again to experience other menu items. Nish is a great server, witty, proud, and very professional. Can't think of anything negative to say about this dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent value
    pleasure
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    House appetizer: focaccia bread served warm with seasoned dip tasted like it was fresh out of the oven Tomato soup with seasoned croutons was delicious Monte Carlo salads with chicken tasted freshly made. Waitress was delightfully friendly and gave prompt, attentive service Ice tea was replenished frequently Plus, we had a coupon ($14.00 value) that covered the cost of the tip. (Buy one entree, get one free)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    And if you provide your email address, you'll get great coupons.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vegetarian food!
    Diner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Lots of vegetarian options. Excellent food. A far different menu than the Sweet Lorraine's in Livonia. I was disappointed in my experience in Livonia, but I would come back to Southfield any time! We have been there twice in the past month and would go there more often if they were closer to home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it everytime
    Wade
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant is just fantastic. We return there as often as we can. The service and especially the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!
    jaxlawyer
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I try to make a trip there whenever I'm visiting Detroit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GaryVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I was visiting Southfield on business and found this place. I will go there again as the reader of this note should. Everything about the food was done very well - flavor, presentation, temperature. The service was top notch also. My only comment is a petty one. For the quality of food, I would have expected a classier ambiance. Lorraine's has been around for many years, so apparently ambiance is not important to the many customers. But, do not miss this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great but not fine dining
    aessen
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I really liked this restaurant but I did not feel that it was a fine dining restaurant. However it was priced that way. The food was ok but not fine dining quality. The service was good but not fine dining quality. Would I dine here in the future, only if prices change to represent the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricier than anticipated
    OoberFF
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was good. Great variety. Prices not really justified though. Good kids menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terrific neighborhood dining
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We always have a delicious and creative dining experience with good value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • shores
    shores
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Very good ..brunch was excellent. Lots of food..reserved table for 6 and was ready when we all arrived- waitress was always around to give us the best service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 339 reviews are from the Sweet Lorraine's - Southfield reviews archive.
  • janc
    janc
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Another great meal at Sweet Lorraine's. Had the herb infused chicken with cornbread and grilled veggies. It was excellent...the portion was huge and made for a great second meal. My friend had the Lobster Mac & Cheese (with bacon). She said it was consistently delicious. As it was her birthday we shared the scottish cake with cream. I'll bet it gets ignored on the dessert tray because it is not as "pretty" in its presentation but it was AMAZING. We weren't in public one of us probably would have licked the plate. In addition the service was excellent...attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Solid
    James
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very good food and service . I appreciated their coupon offers as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MartyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Consistently good and creative food with friendly and efficient service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great
    shores
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Very good..service excellent, food good especially the desserts. I have been going here for years. Parking available. Have used the upstairs for parties very nice and again wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colorful with lots of character
    UsualSuspect
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Much larger than it appears from the outside, with a private party room and a 2nd floor of seating. Made our 1st visit for Sunday brunch. Diverse menu with some hearty dishes, but no Benedicts? We enjoyed a steak & eggs dish and the Havana Hash. Both were very good and we got out of there for about $50 before tip, even with a couple mimosas and a margarita on the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweet Lorraine's
    frequentdinerjo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Creative menu, energetic décor, competent wait staff. Food is excellent. One of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a home-run
    Letsimpress
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The ambiance is great here. It's visually very appealing. Our waiter was quick and efficient -- not chatty, which was perfect for a lunchtime scenario. Our party had quiche, chicken and shrimp and the beef tips salad. All winners!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD FUN!!!
    FOODIE4MeVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    WoW - haven't been to a fun food place like this in a while - excellent meal-rosemary focaccia, loved the crab cakes, gazpacho soup-huge & delish, chicken Alfredo melts in your mouth, while Aztec corn was right amount of spicy flavor! Wait staff was attentive but not in your face. Atmosphere just jumps out at you-FUN!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • proud mother of a grad
    proudgrad
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My daughter selected Sweet Lorraine's for her graduation dinner. The food and atmosphere were great. Everyone in the party was completely satisfied with their meal, and the brownie dessert was fantastic. My only disappointment was with our waiter; he was not the best. He seemed rushed and didn't really tend to the table and our needs like I've experienced on previous visits. I would blame it on the restaurant being busy, but it wasn't. I still, however, give high marks for the food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better
    Fab5VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Food was served barely warm; wait staff could have been more attentive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    underpants
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Read some previous reviews complaining about long wait time and poor service; definitely didn't experience that on our visit. We were escorted to our seats immediately, our waitperson was with us soon after, service was very strong throughout. Food was good (though not outstanding), menu was extensive, wine list & drink list was great. Price was surprisingly modest (2 appy's, 2 entrees, drinks, after-dinner single-malt scotch & coffees all came in at less than $100.)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We booked through Open Reservation, but I could tell when we arrived that they did not have a reservation for us. One clue...they put us at a table for 2 when the reservation was 3, even after I told them one of our party was just parking the car....Restaurant handled it ok.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • day before Mother's day
    Macs
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Because it was Mother's day weekend,the restaurant was packed and noisy.It has been much quieter in the past.All but three of my group are vegetarians of varying degree. Everyone found something on the menu but the real meat lover had some trouble finding something she wanted.She found something. When I arrived the only vacant table was the one I had reserved.As crowded as the restaurant was, The service was still excellent. The food was innovative and good. I had macaroni and cheese with shrimp.There were two other kinds on macaroni and cheese as well.If you asked for something,the waitress said,"Which kInd?" An excellent bread was served,soft with a crisp crust on the top.Reservations recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.