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Rose's Fine Food

10551 E. Jefferson Ave. (Harding St.) Send to Phone
A small space and a simple menu give way to creative, down-to-earth grub.


Breakfast & Lunch Tues.-Sun.

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Rose's Fine Food Restaurant Review

: In the quirky Corktown neighborhood of Midtown Detroit, Rose's Fine Food, housed in a painstakingly restored building, features locally sourced ingredients used in recipes representing many generational favorites passed down from the owners' families. That's why there are menu items such as Grandpa Richard’s Handful of Eggs pancakes with real maple syrup; Johnny's cinnamon rolls; and Lucy’s lamb meatball sandwich topped with rustic marinara and smoky mozzarella. An oil drum smoker by the back door produces the house-smoked pulled chicken, which is dressed with Rose’s BBQ sauce. What's more, we like the name Crybabies, which is a risen potato donut with maple syrup glaze. For lunch, you can't beat the Up Stream sandwich, fresh Great Lakes fish with herb aïoli and garlicky cucumber salad. Coffee is always fine at breakfast, but look for an intriguing list of specialty beverages, too: lavender-lemon soda, old-fashioned egg cream, blackstrap molasses milk and lemon-mint smash. Rose’s also offers packed picnics for two or more, including The Brunch Beauty comprising an egg sandwich, a pastry or baked good, and coffee. A fair wage is paid to both the front and the back of the house to form an equitable partnership, so no gratuities are needed. But if you do decide to tip, know the money goes to a staff-selected Detroit charity.

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