Royal Oak Restaurant Week: Dinner Options (Part Three)

44754_399526633471936_1993775680_n (1)Here it is, the thick of it: Royal Oak Restaurant Week. There’s a lot of information to digest, which is why we’re here. The deliciousness we all face while walking the streets of downtown Royal Oak is already overwhelming, and now with this week’s specials, you start to wonder who’s in charge, your brain or your stomach.

Here are the dinner specials for this year’s Royal Oak Restaurant Week.



First Course – Choose One

Vegetable Lettuce Wraps

Bell peppers, water chestnuts and bean sprouts wrapped in bib lettuce

Calamari Provençal

Pan seared calamari with tomato and chives

Entrée – Choose One

Chicken and Lobster Sauté

Pan roasted chicken breast topped with a lobster, Tasso ham, spinach and tomato sauté in a rich lobster cream, house rice and seasonal vegetable

Braised Lamb Shank

Slow braised with Dubbel and porcini mushrooms

Vegetable Curry

Coconut milk curry sauce and wild rice

Dessert – Choose One

Bourbon Pecan Pie

House Made Sea Salt & Carmel Ice Cream

Creamade sea salt and caramel ice cream

Cheese Board

Trio of cheese with house made crackers

Lavender Crème Caramel

Lavender Custard Rosemary Shortbread

Gemmayze Lebanese Kitchen and Lounge


First Course – Choose One

Lebanee, Hummous or Baba Ghannouch – Served w/ Pita Bread

Entrée – Choose two of the following kabobs:

Note: Entrée served with Rice, Vegetable Medley and Toum

Beef Tenderloin – Shish Tawook – Swordfish – Shish Kafta



Woody’s Diner



Tossed Salad – or – Soup of the Day

ENTRÉE (Choose One)

Half Slab Baby Back Ribs

Slow Roasted BBQ baby back ribs served with French fries

Garlic Lime Chicken

Two grilled chicken breast marinated in a spicy garlic olive oil blend, pan seared then baked. Served with rice & fresh vegetables.

Hawaiian Chicken

Two grilled chicken breasts marinated in a sweet soy sauce and topped with a slice of

fresh grilled pineapple, served with rice & fresh vegetables.

New Orleans Pasta

A Spicy Palomino sauce with shrimp, Andoullie sausage, chicken, green onions, tossed with penne pasta. Garnished with Asiago cheese.

Chicken and Cheese Tortellini

Creamy Alfredo sauce with sautéed onions & tomatoes tossed with a fresh grilled chicken breast served over cheese-filled tortellini with garlic cheese bread. Garnished with Asiago cheese.

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine tossed in a creamy garlic sauce served with garlic cheese bread. Garnished with Asiago cheese.

Fish and Chips

Fresh North Atlantic Cod deep-fried to perfection and served with French fries. Tartar sauce & lemon also served upon request.

Chicken Fajitas

12oz of chicken sautéed with green peppers and onions. Served with Spanish rice, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, & shredded Muenster Cheese with four warmed flour tortillas.

DESSERT (Choose One)

Woody’s Hot Fudge Brownie

Ray’s famous vanilla ice cream served on top of our fresh house made brownie. Topped with Sanders Hot Fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry.

Ray’s Ice Cream

Moose Tracks or Ray’s Famous Vanilla.

Rock on Third


First Course – Choose One

Antipasto Plate

Italian Meat & Cheeses with Olives and Pepperoncinis

Michigan Harvest Salad

Spring Mix with Strawberries, Crumbled Blue Cheese, & Walnuts Served with a Raspberry Vinaigrette

Italian Chopped Salad

Petite Cut Vegetables with Cabbage, Grated Cheese and House Vinaigrette

Entrée – Choose One

½ Slab Baby Back Ribs

“Fallin’ Off The Bones” served with roasted potatoes and Garlic Bread Our ribs are slow cooked, sauced and finished off on the charbroiler

Cheese Tortellini

Cheese tortellini in a light garlic cream sauce placed upon rosemary marinara

Served with Garlic Bread

Tortellini Bolognese

Cheese tortellini smothered in our delicious homemade meat sauce


Our famous meat sauce…. topped with baked mozzarella

Chicken Parmesan

Lightly breaded chicken topped with our famous meat sauce & melted mozzarella

Served with a side of spaghetti & garlic bread.

Dessert – Choose One


Strawberries Available Upon Request

Double Layer Chocolate Cake

Pizzeria Biga


FIRST COURSE (Choice of one)

Risotto Balls

saffron rice, mozzarella, peas, bolognese

Meat Balls

grass grazed all natural Black Falls beef

Sweet Potatoes

wood roasted, balsamic, parsley

Chop Salad

romaine, radicchio, hearts of palm, egg, tomato, cucumber, ceci, gorgonzola, salami, dijon red wine vinaigrette

Garden Salad

romaine, tomato, cucumber, onion, house blend mozzarella, croutons, herbed vinaigrette

SECOND COURSE (Choice of one)

Classic Pepperoni Pizza

house blend mozzarella, tomato sauce, pepperoni

Bacco Sausage Pizza

house made sausage, roasted onion, hot peppers, house blend mozzarella, tomato sauce

Fingerling Potato White Pizza

gorgonzola, artichoke, rosemary, house blend mozzarella

Strozzapretti Norcina

bacco sausage, tomato, cream, white truffle oil

Pappardelle Funghi

wild mushroom ragu

All Natural Miller’s Farm Chicken Breast Entrée

wood roasted, sweet potato, broccoli, asparagus

Roasted Salmon Fillet Entrée

wood roasted, sweet potato, broccoli, asparagus

THIRD COURSE (Choice of one)


ladyfingers, mascarpone mousse, espresso, cocoa


whipped ricotta, citrus, chocolate, pistachio


assorted flavors available



Meal for Two (Lunch or Dinner)

2 Fajita Style Burritos:

Grilled Poblano Peppers and Onions and Ranchero Sauce

Your Choice of Burrito Meat:

Lent Special Shrimp Ranchero

Mexican Stewed Chicken

Grilled Chicken

Grilled Skirt Steak

Beer Battered Whitefish

Ground Beef

Braised Red Chile Pork


Includes: Guacamole, Sour Cream and Your Choice of Toppings

2 Soft Drinks

(Meal is $21 Value!)

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