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Oak City Grille Restaurant Review: Although it does host live music, Oak City Grille provides a quiet respite within a short stroll of Royal Oak’s eclectic shops and thumping entertainment venues. Sit outside or along the French doors inside to watch passersby, and partake in simple, well-executed, pan-seared crab cakes in lobster cream sauce; salads like Roma tomatoes with onions and blue cheese in balsamic dressing; and panko-crusted mahi mahi in delicate, Champagne-infused, strawberry-orange marmalade sauce. Your mother would approve of the pot roast, served with stewed vegetables over chive-flecked mashed potatoes. Check out the list of handcrafted microbrews, the nice wine list (designed for all pocketbooks) and the selection of martinis. Happy hour ushers in small plates and by-the-glass drink deals.