On Van Dyke, just North of I-696
At Simple Palate, we can accommodate your gathering from 15 to 150 guests, with white linen tablecloths and napkins, as well as Service Options including Buffet, Family Style, or Plated Dinner Service. For groups under 25, off-menu is also available.
See below for the details on how we can make your gathering both memorable and . . . simple.
We can accommodate from 15 to 150 guests with our two private rooms, main dining room, and bar-side seating.
Open Bar options ranging from Wine and Tap Beer to Premium Bar, as well as Spiked Punch, and Mimosa's.
Simple - and delicious
Includes 3 meats and 4 hour Premium Bar
House wine and tap beer
All House Brand Liquor and Wine and Tap Beer
This includes upscale liquors such as Absolut, Seagram’s etc., Tap Beer & House Wines
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3 gallons serves about 50 people
Plated Dinner Service +6 per person
Family Style Service +3 per person
Garden Salad, Choice of Entrée, Choice of Pasta, Choice of Vegetable, choice of Potato, Bread, Coffee Ice Tea and Soft Drinks.
Upgrade your salad to Caesar or Greek - Add 75ȼ per person (pp).
Fresh Fruit or Vegetable Tray Add $1.50 pp
Baked Chicken, Sliced Roast (Angus) Beef, Center Cut Roasted Pork Loin or Sautéed Chicken Breast in one of our signature sauces (Piccata, Marsala or Parmigiana)
*Italian Sausage with Roasted Peppers & Onions, *Meatballs, *Swedish Meatballs, *Kielbasa with Sauerkraut, *Lasagna, *Cheese, Meat or Breaded Nacho Cheese Ravioli with Baja ranch
Seafood options available upon reuqest.
*Additional Entrée Add $1.50 pp
Chicken, Angus Beef or Pork Loin Add $2
Meat Sauce, Marinara, Olive Oil & Garlic
(Alfredo or Palomino Add 75ȼ pp)
Green Beans, Corn, Carrots or Italian Mix Steamed Broccoli Add 50ȼ pp
Mashed with Gravy or Oven Roasted Buttered Redskins
Includes: Garden Salad, Pasta, Bread, Coffee and Soft Drinks
Upgrade your salad to Antipasto, Caesar or Greek Add 75ȼ pp.
Fresh Fruit or Vegetable Tray Add $1.50 pp
Meat Filled Lasagna, Meat or Cheese Filled Ravioli, Pasta Alfredo, Italian Meatballs or Italian Sausage
Includes Garden Salad, choice of Hamburgers or Hot Dogs, French Fries, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw Cottage Cheese, Iced Tea & Soft Drinks.
Upgrade your salad to a Caesar or Greek - Add 75ȼ pp.
Fresh Fruit or Vegetable Tray - Add $1.50 pp.
Includes: Croissant Sandwiches, Maurice Salad, Broccoli & Ham Quiche, Coffee, Iced Tea & Soft Drinks.
Fresh Fruit or Vegetable Tray - Add $1.50 pp
Includes: Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Salad, Potatoes O’Brien, French Toast, Sausage Links, Bacon, Assorted Juices & Coffee
Soft Drinks - Add 50ȼ pp
Muffins/Danishes - Add $1.25 pp
Call the restaurant (586)754-8383 to check availability for your group.
Rooms can be arranged with round or 8 foot banquet tables. Depending on guest count, there may also be room for a gift or desert table.
Banquets are normally scheduled for 4 hours, with guests arriving 30-60 minutes before food service begins. You will have access to your room 30 minutes before guests arrive for setting up centerpieces or other decorations (details below).
Each private banquet room can accommodate up to 48 guests (96 if divider is opened).
The adjacent Main Dining Room can also accommodate up to 54 guests.
Weekends (F/S/S) and Holidays there is a 30 guest minimum for each private banquet room (60 if combined). Weekdays and non-holidays, the minimum is 20 guests for a single room, or 60 for the combined room).
Kids under 12 are included in the guest count for room minimums and capacity. There is special pricing for kids under 12 only once the minimum guest count is reached. Example: A banquet on a Wednesday is booked for 22 guests, and 18 adults and 4 kids under 12 attend. The final bill will reflect 20 guests and 2 kids under 12.
An estimated guest count is required at booking, with a final count due 48 hours before the banquet. Simple Palate will prepare food and schedule staff based on this final number.
If the actual guest count increases on the day of the banquet, Simple Palate will make our best effort to feed all the guests in attendance, however, the food options may be different than what was ordered in advance. In addition, if the actual guest count exceeds the capacity of the room, some of the guests will be seated elsewhere in the restaurant to adhere to Fire Marshal guidelines. The final bill will reflect the actual number of guests in attendance.
If the actual guest count decreases on the day of the banquet, the final bill will reflect the final count provided 48 hours in advance. We regret that Health Department regulation prevent us from boxing up carry-outs from the buffet line.
A $100 deposit (per room) is required to hold the date for your event. The deposit is non-refundable, and cannot be transferred to another date within 30 days your event. The deposit can be paid in cash or check and will be applied to your final bill on the day of the event.
You are welcome to add decorations to tables and chairs to enhance your event. Decorating walls, ceilings, and floors is prohibited, as well as the use of confetti, hay, or other small pieces of material, and will result in an additional cleaning/damage fee being added to the final bill.
Simple Palate offers several dessert options for your banquet, but we also understand that some events require a specialty cake, or grandma insists on bringing her cupcakes.
Please discuss your needs at the time of booking if you want to request bringing outside dessert items into your event. Plating and service of outside dessert items is the sole responsibility of the customer.
In addition to the per-person food/bar costs, Simple Palate charges an 18% room fee for use of the linens and the private room(s). This is standard among the similar banquet facilities in our area.
In addition, a 15% gratuity is recommended for your wait staff. Your server was responsible for the setup of the room before your event and the cleaning of the room afterward, as well as food and drink service for all of your guests.
If you feel the service does not justify the gratuity, please bring it to the manager's attention during the event so that we can correct any issues and make your event a success.
As always, there will be Michigan Sales Tax of 6%.
Final payment is due at the conclusion of your banquet. We accept cash, or your organization/business check. Credit/Debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) are accepted but will incur a 3% transaction fee.