Where to Eat in Novi: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Flossie Demartino

Novi (/ˈnoʊvaɪ/ NOH-vy) is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,224, an increase over the 2000 census count of 47,386. The city is located approximately 25 miles (40 km) northwest of the center of Detroit, and about 8 miles (13 km) west of the western border of Detroit. It is about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of the center of Ann Arbor. The city is located within the boundaries of the survey township of Novi Township. The remaining unincorporated township is only a tiny fraction surrounded by the city.
Things to do in Novi

1. Diamond Jim Brady's

43271 Crescent Blvd, Novi, MI 48375-1207 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 248-380-8460
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 225 reviews

Diamond Jim Brady's

Diamond Jim Brady's Bistro Bar since 1954, originally in Detroit, now nestled in Novi, Michigan. All the charm of a bistro with the neighborhood feel of your local bar. Certified Executive Chef/Owner Mary Brady & Chef/Managing Partner Sharon Juergens serve casual, trendy food in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy Potato Crusted Whitefish, Crispy Flat Bread with Chèvre Cheese & Prosciutto, a Big Pot of Spicy Mussels or our Famous Big DJ Burger. Hand crafted cocktails, Michigan draft beer & an affordable eclectic wine list round out the Bistro experience. Brady's is open for dinner seven nights a week, lunch Monday through Saturday and Brunch every Sunday. Patio seating available.

Reviewed By Jody H - Kiel, Wisconsin

We stopped here after our meetings based on the reviews we read. The place is nicely, uniquely decorated. Cozy booths and tables available for sitting. We were seated right away. The food was very good. I have Chicken salad and the chicken pot pie soup. Both were very good. My co-worker has the Scottish salmon and he thought it was very good. I also tried the vanilla vodka and cranberry drink, it was nice and refreshing. If we are in the area again, I would eat here again.

2. Deadwood Bar & Grill

18730 Northville Rd, Northville, MI 48168-1848 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night +1 248-347-4353
Excellent
35%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 226 reviews

Deadwood Bar & Grill

Adirondack-style eatery with handcrafted pool table, TVs, meat-centric menu, large patio & baked-to-order cookies. Brunch and FREE cookies on Sundays. Eat local or die.

Reviewed By LogBass

Wide ranging menu here. They can whip up something from the Vegan, to the Fat, THICK steak eater. Our crew went for Salmon, Meatloaf, ENDLESS Mac & FISH, and I settled onto a RIBEYE, Medium Well. The black side bread was nice, ACTUAL BUTTER! Salad and a Baked potato finished my main course. All of us were treated to cookies, afterwards too!

3. Toasted Oak Grill & Market

27790 Novi Rd, The Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel, Novi, MI 48377-3422 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 26 - SGD 39 +1 248-277-6000
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 307 reviews

Toasted Oak Grill & Market

Voted "2011 Top 10 Best New Restaurants of Detroit" by Hour Magazine readers "Handsomely presented and well-executed dishes." - Sylvia Rector, Detroit Free Press Toasted Oak’s cozy dining room offers an exceptional restaurant experience highlighting locally sourced, quality ingredients - from fresh fish to wild morel mushrooms. Signature menu items include Chef Grostick’s House-made Charcuterie Platter with pickled vegetables & mustards, Faygo Root Beer braised short rib and the award winning Porchetta. The inviting space features a sophisticated décor of rustic indulgence created by noted restaurant designer David Ashen, plus a spacious outdoor patio

Reviewed By Bob O - Detroit, Michigan

I had breakfast there early this morning. It was my first visit. I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is very trendy with a 10 foot glass enclosed gas fireplace and all sorts of tables and benches in various configurations. There is also a deli counter in back for carry out.

My server was Luis and he was excellent. I had the Hamtramck eggs Benedict with homemade sausage on a sourdough roll that was toasted. You could not improve upon it. The presentation value was five-star.

The room was light and airy with plenty of sunlight streaming through the windows. I thought the food was reasonably priced for the value and coupled with the excellent service, I would definitely give toasted oak five star rating and will return. My compliments to the staff!

4. Breakfast Club

38471 W 10 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48335-2809 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 248-473-0714
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Breakfast Club

Reviewed By Deb1205

Never disappointed. Usually a wait, but we were lucky to get right in. Such a special treat for breakfast! Service by all is always with a smile and sincere. Food always great! Whenever I have the opportunity to meet anyone for breakfast, this is the place to impress. Everything is tasty, couldn’t pick my favorite meal. To top it off the bill is served up with fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate.

5. Table 5

126 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1620 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch SGD 39 - SGD 39 248-305-6555
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

Table 5

Reviewed By AMP2011

This place is great. Since we are from out of town we didn't know anything about the restaurants in the area. The first night we sat at the bar and had food from the bar menu. The lamb ribs were delicious. My wife ordered the Chile relano and liked it. She likes her food hot and the relano was all the heat she could handle. The bartenders make excellent drinks. The wine list is short but reasonable with a few interesting bottles. We enjoyed it so much we made reservations for the next night

We got there early to walk around Northville and shop a bit. Because it was holloween season each store had a skeleton outside their door dressed up to match the stores theme. Very imaginative and great for the kids.
There is a nice patio to dine or just sit and people watch
We had a drink on the patio then sat inside for dinner. Our server, Corey, was great attentive without being pushy. It was a Friday so the place was filled but you could still carry on a conversation without yelling.
I. Had the scallop and my wife had the halibut. Both cooked perfectly. If we get back to Northville again we will definitely eat here again

6. Steve & Rocky's

43150 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375-1734 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 248-374-0688
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 377 reviews

Steve & Rocky's

Reviewed By conradr1930 - Farmington Hills, Michigan

The food is usually good except for the last time I dined in, there was a huge strand of hair in my soup. It was pretty obvious, I'm not sure how the waitstaff didn't find it. Food and service are still great, this last experience...MoreHello. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to give us your feedback. We apologize for your dining experience not meeting your expectations. We are taking your concerns into deep consideration and will ensure these things will not happen again.

7. J Alexander's Restaurant

19200 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152-1074 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 734-464-9220
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 367 reviews

J Alexander's Restaurant

Reviewed By Alan H - Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom

The perfect steak! Medium well New York strip. Appetizer the gumbo although l was lucky as it’s not on every day.

They are busy and there can be a wait. The bar is a good place for a drink/cocktail.

I would wait for a table I find the bar and bar tables too busy

8. China Cafe

24299 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375-2403 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch SGD 26 +1 248-449-4888
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

China Cafe

Reviewed By Joseph W

Based on reviews my wife and I visited here on a Saturday evening. We thought we would be early (4:45pm) but the place was full and remained that way while we were were there. Excellent menu, wine and service. Between us we had Momma Changs Dumplings, Crab Rangoon, Seafood Fried Rice and Beef/asparagus. All were excellent and in sufficient quantity to take some home. Definitely going back. They only take reservations for parties of 6 or more, but they turn over the tables quickly. You don't feel rushed, but everything is done so quickly and efficiently that you're just finished earlier than you thought you would be. Wine prices are a lot better than you find in most restaurants and my wife thought they made an excellent Lemon Drop martini (one of her basic tests of a restaurant).

9. Tirami Su

146 Maincentre, Northville, MI 48167-1562 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining Italian, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 248-735-0101
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Tirami Su

Reviewed By laduke09 - Novi, Michigan

Excellent lounge with great drinks and fast service. Chicken marsala was very tender. Bread was perfect, dirty martini was spot on.

10. Ajishin

42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375-1836 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 248-380-9850
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Ajishin

Reviewed By Rob H - Egchel, netherlands.

We selected this as top of the tripadvisor list, being in Novi for business. All japanese personnel, do not serve alcohol, and many japanese people eating at the table...a good sign for good japanese food. We had to wait 5 minutes to be seated, then service was fast.
Noodle soup was exactly as i tasted it many times in Japan and the sushi was tender and super well prepared.
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