Tuesday I went on a business lunch to Boodles, in Madison Heights. Now I was a resident of Madison Heights for over 20 years, and lived my whole life in the vicinity and have only been to the hidden gem once before. Many moons ago, I took my mom on a Mother’s Day Brunch here, which I recall was exceptional.
Boodles, really is a hidden gem. Located on the corner of 11 Mile Road and the I-75 Service Drive, this place does not look very exciting from the outside. With a warn out awning I have looked at for as long as I can remember, it looks more like a corner bar than the gourmet restaurant it is.
For lunch, I ordered the Chicken Picatta. Made with mushrooms (I ordered without), artichokes, caramelized onions, capers, all in a creamy lemon butter sauce. The chicken was cooked perfect, and they did not skimp with the artichokes. Served with rice (or potatoes or veggies) it was a delicious meal. The meal started with a potato leek soup, which I expected to be creamy, actually was broth based with sliced leeks and chunks of perfectly cooked potatoes. It was a nice start to a great meal. Wash it down with a perfectly made Arnold Palmer and I am a happy camper.
Omar and I will now have to return for dinner. With appetizers such as Steamed Mussels, Calamari, Seared Ahi Tuna and Raw Oysters this is for sure a place that would be right up Omar’s alley.
If feeling adventurous, dinner boasts a VIP table side preparation of: Caesar Salad, Steak Diane, Steak Au Poivre, Steak Stewart and many more selections, all prepared to order.
Dinners range from filet, to create your own pasta, fish, chicken, ribs, burgers and a variety of sandwiches, salads… you name it.
They even offer table side flaming desserts if you have a date to impress!
For my limited trip there, I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Look more more reviews in the future when Omar and I visit!!