We checked out the newest farm-to-table restaurant in the Metro Detroit area, Sylvan Table. Open only since early June, the restaurant is already a well-oiled machine serving up delicious, fresh fare. As described by the owners, the menu features rustic, elevated, multicultural cuisine with a seasonal focus as ingredients are sourced locally and served fresh. While their own farm operations won’t be ready to fully sustain the restaurant for a couple years, they are featuring many local partners on their menu and in their gift shop.
Sylvan Table is housed in a 300-year-old barn from Maine that was deconstructed and brought to Sylvan Lake where it was rebuilt and refurbished. The end result is a spacious and cozy building with a large bar in the center and a sunken dining room on the side. Tables in the main dining area can enjoy the views of the kitchen and wood-fire ovens behind a wall of windows. There is also a loft space and a brighter back room with a glass ceiling and fireplace. The waiting area offers comfortable chairs and couches with another fireplace, also a great place to enjoy a cocktail. And of course there’s the gift shop, where you can purchase jars of Sylvan Honey, pickled carrots, gift sets of homemade soaps, candles, and jewelry as well as Sylvan Table swag. Plus they boast a large outdoor patio with views of the garden areas.
On top of a modern and comfortable aesthetic, Sylvan Table has a friendly and attentive staff, an excellent selection of beers, ciders, and wines, and a creative craft cocktail menu. Not to mention the food. The bone marrow is a clear favorite, but you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
With it’s different spaces and styles, Sylvan Table is a great spot for a drink and app, nice dinner out, or any event you’re looking to host.
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1819 Inverness St.