Steven Lelli's on the Green

4.5
537 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

Steven Lelli's on the Green can be found in Farmington Hills, Michigan. There is a standard dining room as well as an enclosed terrace where you can enjoy the fresh air while dining. Steven Lelli's on the Green serves both lunch and dinner and also hosts special events. The restaurant is available for banquets and catering for your celebrations.



The menu at Steven Lelli's on the Green is vast and offers many fine dining favorites. The bananas Foster can be ordered table-side and comes served over vanilla ice cream. All dinners include salad or soup, potatoes and a vegetable. A six-course meal option is also available that include antipasto and lemon ice.


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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We’ve been here many times and always happy with our meal. One of the filets was a little overdone and dry but the waiter said it was correctly cooked and didn’t do anything to change it. Zip sauce was very salty for some reason. I feels like the place is a little tired and needs a bit of freshening.

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R
Miami
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in the state. Mark Zarkin and his team do a fantastic job making you feel at home. Love this restaurant!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and great food.

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DB
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Michigan !!

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SF
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were there for lunch and business talk. It was pleasant. But the place seemed a bit disorganized. and almost sleepy. Perhaps because it was lunch and not dinner.

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N
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we tried was amazing, and the service and ambiance made it even better. Love this place!

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AD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I have been a patron of Lelli's for over 30 years. I have been to all three locations over the course of that time. I always experienced exceptional food and impeccable service at the Detroit location. My experience at the Auburn Hills location was poor and I did not return. Unfortunately, my experience at the Farmington location was equally disappointing. No longer is the service impeccable. And the food was subpar. Not to mention that everything is now an "up charge" vs the traditional six course meal that included all the courses in one price. We were one of only two tables being served in the whole restaurant. However, there was a wedding party outside. Our server was aloof and not at all interested in our dining experience. The Lelli's I knew and loved would never have been this way- icing on the cake was having to ASK for zip sauce with our steak! And waiting 10 minutes for it to arrive at our table while our food was getting cold. I won't be back.

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BH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service was very good. The staff was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. It was a very nice dining experience.

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Lelli’s has always been my favorite restaurant. I took a friend there Friday for her 60 th birthday. She is a nurse practitioner at the largest hospital system in Michigan. I am an RN for a large national insurance company. Service was poor and we felt invisible. I finally had to speak up and say something. I was embarrassed that I suggested your restaurant. Food has changed. Not sure what but not as good as previous. Not very busy in there so not sure why service was bad. We both were dressed appropriately and had bathed that day but were treated poorly. My last trip to Lelli’s. Very disappointed.

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CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Have made several trips to Lelli's and the food is always great. Service was a bit slow which was surprising as we were there late afternoon prior to dinner crowd

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L
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed this time with the food, service, and prices! The food was not the way it used to be!

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RC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. However, I think the restaurant itself needs a little work. It wasn't very clean. Our shoes stuck to the floor upon entering. This seemed a little musty and smelly. The restaurant could use some updating.

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t
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Step into this rather nondescript building and your back in old Detroit! For those that remember the original Lelli's the food and ambiance here will take you back. There may not be a more decadent and lavish restaurant around, with prices to match. Lelli's filets, shrimp and minestrone are as good as ever. But sadly, no more bananas foster served table side however the carrot cake was amazing! Glad to see the family is keeping the tradition strong.

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AA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and a very romantic environment. And they had some nice and economic options too on the menu.

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DP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, our food was outstanding. Our server helped to make my birthday celebration fun. Thanks again for a great evening!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food awesome! Wait staff very knowledgeable about everything on menu and spot-on with recommendations.

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ET
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was very poor, the guy forgot to give us menu at first, took a long time to get us a drink and forgot to bring our main course, SO we have to eat cold food. Very disappointed

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OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Drinks were terrible... mystery gin, flat tonic

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

I RSVP'd through Open Table and under Special Requests said we would be having the buffet. We arrived for our reservation to be told there was no buffet. It would have been nice to have been given a courtesy call ahead of time to let us know since it was part of our special request - makes me believe they do not read those. The service was so-so. The waiter did not seem to be very attentive to us. We were seated in the enclosed patio which was quite cold. Seated inside would have given a much better ambiance. The food was outstanding - very good! But given the price, I would expect excellent service to come along with the good food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service by Dale

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KD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Please use “dirty cherries” and real cane in your Old Fashioneds.

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DC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service was wonderful. Easter Brunch Delicious!

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family dinner in Easter weekend

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YK
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening. Everyone was very friendly.

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SF
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in the Detroit area!!! Amazing service

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B
Detroit
112 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

4 of us were returning guests for dinner on a Sunday evening. We were immediately seated at our reservation time. Everything was top notch. The food and service were great. Our Server knew one of us by name. Our entrees consisted of 2 shrimp Lelli's & 2 filets along with a pasta for the table to share. The food was hot and prepared perfectly. Overall a great experience and we will be back.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patty was amazing, food was amazing- perfect night for a special dinner with our out of town family members.

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SB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class restaurant.. staff is the best. Great value for $ spent. Steak is great. Soup, pasta and salad are super. Shrimp leli is outstanding. Wonderful atmosphere for dinning. Sit outside in the summer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server for our table (can't remember his name) was great! He was funny, told jokes, and was very attentive. You made our birthday celebration a fantastic experience!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great from beginning to end!

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DB
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always ! Our favorite.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience for my first time here. The ambience was very nice and the food was absolutely spectacular! I will be back.

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This was our 2nd and last visit. The first time the waiter spilled red wine all over our table requiring us to be moved to another table. Accidents happen, so we tried again. This time, the busboy reached across me to snatch a plate from our table, spilling pepperoncini juice all over me in the process. He never even stopped to apologize or help. Later the waitress did say to contact her if there is a dry cleaning bill.
The atmosphere is nice, but on both visits the place was nearly empty. We enjoy a leisurely dinner, but this was just slow service. It took way too long to get drinks and a bread basket. Water glasses weren't refilled.
Prices are very high and a poor value. Comparable restaurants in the area give an antipasto tray, soup, salad & a side of pasta with your meal. At Steven Lelli's, a skimpy antipasto tray for 4 was $24, and you only receive either soup or salad with your entree. When it was time to pay the bill, after waiting near 10 minutes for the waitress to come back, one of our guests had to go to the bar to get change.

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SM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience celebrating my husbands birthday with friends.

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SP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and surroundings were excellent. There were a few mix ups on drink and food orders.

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c
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love this place. Great old school ambiance. Music just at the right level. Service is excellent. Personal check in by the owner. And every menu item we have tried is excellent. This is a go to spot for a nice night out.

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j
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

You can't go wrong at Lelli's, food is delicious and Mark Zarkin greet you like you're family. Lorenzo was exceptional and everything was perfect. Wine list is one of the best in Detroit area. Definitely a great place to eat

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AA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great the food was good the value for the meals was a bit over priced

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F
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome old school flair- totally legit credentials with 1930s origins. Take a look at all the famous people on the wall as you come in for further verification this place is an awesome destination for food, drink and experience.

Wine list had a great selection, food was incredible and refined service you just can’t find much anymore...this place defines the word “fine” for me.

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