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Joe Muer Seafood – Renaissance Center – Detroit, Michigan

When money is no object, choose Hour Detroit Magazine‘s 2012 Restaurant of the Year, Joe Muer Seafood, located in the General Motors Renaissance Center, Suite 1404, in the heart of downtown. Outside of the nearly innavigable route from any of the RenCen’s entrances to your table, expect near perfection from this recently revived Detroit tradition that serves lunch Monday through Friday and dinner seven nights a week. While we are tempted to wax poetic at length about the splendid Christmastime meal we enjoyed here, we defer to the excellence of local cuisine journalists, Christopher Cook and Joe Vaughn, who published in the March 2012 pages of Hour a more thorough and captivating portrait of the Joe Muer experience than we could ever hope to. Don’t sleep on this great read that expertly relates the dynamic history of this long-respected Detroit institution, people! That said, we present here for your perusal ten superb dishes we enjoyed over the course of our feast, each one seemingly more decadent than the last. Enjoy! ~I♥DM

Joe Muer Seafood 4 Raw Bar Detail1. Beau Soleil Oysters

Harvested in New Brunswick, Canada; prepared raw or Rockefeller style.

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Joe Muer Seafood 5 Bread Service2. Bread Service

A white, a rye and a crispy, cracker-like wafer lightly sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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Joe Muer Seafood 6 Smoked Whitefish Pate3. Smoked Whitefish Pâté

The first of two traditional bread accompaniments served at Joe Muer’s.

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Joe Muer Seafood 7 White Bean Relish4. White Bean Relish

The second of two traditional bread accompaniments served at Joe Muer’s.

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Joe Muer Seafood 8 Lobster Bisque5. Lobster Bisque

Featuring “butter poached lobster infused with sherry and crème”, per menu.

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Joe Muer Seafood 9 Roquefort Wedge Salad6. Roquefort Wedge Salad

With tomatoes, bacon and hard-boiled egg.

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Joe Muer Seafood 11 18oz Stockyard Angus Aged Delmonico7. 18 oz. Stockyard Angus Aged Delmonico Steak

With “caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and signature zip sauce”, per menu.

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Joe Muer Seafood 13 Sauteed Mushrooms8. Sautéed Mushrooms

A standard Delmonico accompaniment at Joe Muer’s.

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Joe Muer Seafood 14 Fried Gulf Shrimp with Parmesan White Truffle Pommes Frites9. Fried Gulf Shrimp with Parmesan White Truffle Pommes Frites

Sure, it looks like a dish you might enjoy at Long John Silver’s, but unless ole Long John is your dream lover, don’t count on having nearly as orgasmic an experience at his place as you will here.

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Joe Muer Seafood 16 Unknown Dessert10. Carrot Cake

Topped with walnuts; drizzled with an unidentified, sweetened sauce.

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

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