The Sardine Room opened in downtown Plymouth in the spring of 2012. It was very well received, being named one of the top 10 new metro Detroit restaurants of 2012 by the Detroit Free Press. Still, it took me nearly three years to check it out – and only after being urged by one of my co-workers to go. After my first visit I was hooked (no pun intended) and I’ve been making up for lost time ever since.
As the name might suggest, The Sardine Room has a menu rich with seafood offerings. But if that doesn’t sound appealing to you, don’t worry – I’ve discovered many other delicious options. Some of these include the bruschetta, buffalo cucumbers, and an organic pork loin that is out of this world. The menu features many snacks and appetizers, as well as larger plates to share, and is less focused on the traditional three or four course meals. Not only is the food great, but the plating is spectacular as well.
I really enjoy the atmosphere – the service is great and the staff is really friendly. It is a casual restaurant but has a very stylish look and feel inside. The doors open at 4:00 pm daily and there are some great happy hour specials (in the bar area only) until 6:00 pm. The Sardine Room is also open early on Sunday for brunch.
I’ve included pictures below of a few items I have enjoyed here. On the left is the Italian Greyhound, made with vodka, grapefruit juice, Campari bitters, and garnished with a sprig of fresh rosemary. This is one of my favorites from their cocktail menu – at least that I have discovered so far. In the middle is the bruschetta, which is made with fig jam and garnished with micro greens (I don’t recall the type of cheese but it was REALLY good). And on the right is a wonderful brunch with scrambled eggs, andouille sausage, new potatoes, mixed greens, and toast with fruit preserves, along with bottomless mimosas to drink. Everything tasted just as good as it looks.
To learn more about The Sardine Room, check out the links under the photos below.