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Milford has long been known as a town with several “destination restaurants” – eateries that attract people from fairly far away because they are so good. The list of places that might fit that category changes over time and is rather electric. There are fine dining establishments and very casual places. One of those very casual restaurants, which has now been open for a little over a year, is the Blue Grill. This is a casual dining place without beer and wine or liquor; but one that has earned a reputation for really good food and good service. The Blue Grill specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and emphasizes its fresh foods and raw juices. You can find out more about its menu at  http://www.thebluegrill.com/.  Owner Dimitri Mansour visits Detroit’s Eastern Market several time a week to buy the freshest produce and fruits to serve in the Blue Grill. If you like Mediterranean food this is the place to go in Milford and the surrounding area.


Food like that served at the Blue Grill is something that you develop a taste for. I lived in Iran in the Middle-East for a couple of years (many, many years ago) and can attest to the great differences in foods and preparation and the tastes involved when you experience a completely different culture.  Some of our favorite foods even today are receipts that my wife Carolyn picked up in Iran and brought back. They aren’t things you’ll ever see on regular restaurant menus.


Mind you that Mediterranean fare isn’t for everyone. Some people don’t like hummus and farfelle and shwarmas and it may seem that there is always lots of garlic; however, for those with a taste for something other than American comfort food and something made fresh every day this is a great change of pace. Their salads and rice bowls are great and the pitas, made to your specifications are always very good. There is also a large body of evidence that Mediterranean foods are healthier for you than most of the standard restaurant fare and certainly better for you than almost all of what is served at fast food places.


The real proof of the pudding for any restaurant can be found in its customer reviews. There’s no way to really fake it for long when then Internet supplies people (customers) with such an easy way to share with others what they liked or didn’t like about a place. The Blue Grill has marvelous reviews and this year won the Talk of the Town 5-star award for customer service. You don’t get 5 stars unless you provide satisfying food and great service. In addition, the Blue Grill is rated as Milford’s top restaurant on the TripAdvisor.com site. There are many other sites that rate local restaurants and I visited a few. The Blue Grill gets those consistently high marks from the most important reviewers – its customers.  


So, don’t go to the Blue Grill expecting elegant sit-down dining. There are places to sit, but you move through a line “Subway-style” to order and get your food and there are only a few desserts if you are into dessert. Drinks I already mentioned include pop or water. Several Teas and freshly made raw juices.  The reward is when you do sit down (inside or outside in the summer) and dig into the generous helpings that you have carried to the table – really good food at really good prices and served in really generous portions. What more do you really go out to eat for than that?