Brick Oven Bistro (closed)
Brick Oven serves Italian dishes tailored to American sensibilities, meaning lots o’ cheese, mammoth portions and thick salad dressings, alongside a number of quintessentially American items (burgers, mashed potatoes). Their wood-burning oven gets hot enough to cook their thin-crust pizzas in minutes, and they serve a tender, succulent New York strip covered in heavenly mushrooms. Brick Oven is attracting a following despite its less than prime location, in a strip mall off the usual Dearborn tracks. It’s open seven days.