Batter Up on Liberty
There's so much going on at What Crepe that they have to resort to teeny-tiny type to fit it all on the menu. Don't forget your reading glasses if you are a patron of a certain age. The menu, prices, and portions are the same at lunch, which can produce sticker shock--combos start at $11, topping out with that tender rib-eye and a garlic-Parmesan crusted salmon at $16.50.
Those prices include a casual chic aura, with dark plank siding letting whimsical chandeliers shine. Frilly gewgaws, rococo but empty picture frames, an endless loop of "Casablanca" playing in front of two rows of bar stools, butcher-block paper table toppers and linen napkins--it's all trying pretty hard to say "restaurant experience!"
I didn't find it that seductive myself, but judging from the steady crowds on my trio of visits, plenty of folks like the concept. This is the third location in a greater-Detroit mini-chain, so maybe there's more appeal in the message than immediately met my eye (and palate, and price sensibilities).