It had been a while since we’ve had a date night and we were definitely overdue.  I had been invited by the Cotswold Cafe to come and try their new evening dining since it was something new they were adding to the cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The Cotswold Cafe is located on the grounds of the late Edsel and Eleanor Ford.  The space is now open for dinner Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8 p.m., and from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Sunday for brunch. Regular lunch hours, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., from Tuesday through Saturday will remain unchanged.

The Cotswold Café has also secured a tavern liquor license, allowing for a newly added selection of beer and wine. Beer enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the Fuller’s “London’s Pride” Pale Ale and Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout from Yorkshire, England, and wine lovers will encounter a full range of selections, by the glass and bottle, from bold reds to sweet, refreshing whites.

It was a warm evening, perfect for outdoor seating, so we chose to sit outside and enjoy the calm, outdoor atmosphere.  Having three kids and working from home can be very stressful, so the last place I want to be is a loud, noisy restaurant.  By the end of the evening, I felt more relaxed and refreshed than I have in a long time.

I wasn’t sure what to order, so I asked Nicole, my server for her suggestion.  She suggested the Chicken Wellington which was one of the specials that evening.  It was delicious!

Chicken Wellington Menu Description:

Tender chicken breast stuffed with a mushroom duxelle, wrapped in puff pastry and baked golden brown.  Served with mashed potatoes and freshed vegetables $14

I practically licked my plate clean, it was SO good!

My husband is a meat and potatoes kinda guy, so he ordered  the Petit Filet and was worried he wouldn’t be full from the 5 oz steak.

Petit Filet Menu Description:

5 oz Filet Mignon grilled to perfection.  Served with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables.

My husband loved his meal as well, but was slightly disappointed that the piece of meat wasn’t as rare as he liked.  Rare to him is bloody and red.  The steak he ended up with was more on the pink side, but he still enjoyed his meal.

For dessert we went with the recommendation of the server and Chef Erik and went with the Cranberry & Pear Cobbler.  It was to DIE for!  Warm cobbler with big chunks of pear and whole round cranberries and a dollop of vanilla ice cream and a hint of cinnamon.  My mouth is watering as I remember the bursting flavor that popped in my mouth!

Cranberry & Pear Cobbler Menu Description:

Our signature combination of Fresh Cranberries and Pears, with Cinnamon, Ginger and a Golden Crumble with Oats and Brown Sugar.  Served Warm with Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel and Whipped Cream.

All in all, the evening was perfect!  The servers were very friendly and knowledgeable, the food was excellent, the prices were extremely reasonable and the atmosphere was relaxing.  It was a nice place to go for a date night with my husband, but I also plan on coming with the entire family during the day on a Saturday or Sunday because the food is so good and like I said, the prices are so reasonable.

Check out this video to see more about our evening and to hear Chef Erik talk about his previous training at Hudson’s, where some of the menu items came from:

For Reservations and more information, please call 313-884-4222 Ext. 145

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is located at 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores.

I was invited by the Cotswold Cafe and given half off our dinner bill for review.  All opinions are my own and are not influenced by anyone or anything.

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Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.
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Francine Haggart
Francine Haggart
10 years ago

The food looks delicious! The restaurant is beautiful! Since I happen to be the Mother of Chef Erik, I can tell you he cooks with his heart and soul. He always gives his cooking 100% of himself and enjoys what he does. That guy could make cardboard taste good! Yes, I am a very proud Mom!