Start out with Kobe beef carpaccio or crispy crab cakes at Cafe Via, then dig into entrees that can include veal tenderloin and ruby red trout. From the restaurant's website:"One of Birmingham's finest restaurants, Cafe Via is a unique American bistro inspired by the elegant cafes of Europe - intimate and sophisticated, yet comfortable and relaxing with its four small dining areas, bar and courtyard patio seating. The menu offers delicious foods that are "elegantly simple" and rooted in tradition, such as crab cakes, grilled salmon, roasted chicken and more. You can even grab a great burger for lunch."Full bar. Serving lunch Mon-Sat, dinner nightly.
"The menu at Café Via is eclectic, and all details are well attended to, from the excellent sharp yellow olive oil that starts the meal to the look of each dish on the plate. The menu ranges from the hearty, such as lamb chops or tenderloin with green peppercorn cognac sauce, through lighter seafood and pasta dishes."- Detroit Metro Times
, April 21, 2010