Endorsements don’t get much better than from the city’s mayor where you’re about to open a restaurant. “Diamonds Steak & Seafood will bring a fresh and exciting dining experience to our bustling downtown,” said Mike Fournier, Royal Oak mayor. “Adam Merkel, and his team, are true experts in delivering an exceptional culinary experience with the highest levels of hospitality.” Located at 100 S. Main Street, the restaurant quietly opened November 6, a week ahead of its original opening date, and has a menu designed by Merkel and culinary director, Chef Craig Myrand. Dishes include favorites from the original Howell establishment, like their signature steak salad and carrot cake, and new items, such as blackened ahi tuna and wagyu beef carpaccio. On weekends there will also be a brunch buffet.