14726 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-527-2100
Yes, of course they're the only place that serves steak by the ounce. But they're still the best. And you can't deny that the gimmick has kept this old-fashioned steakhouse in business. Treating the main event as a loss leader, owners Gary and Janina Jacobs turned a little bar and grill into a neighborhood institution. The 80-person room usually has a terrific mix of customers, great for people-watching, and has the kind of staff that has been with a family business for decades.