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European bistro flair

Chef Yakov Fleysher knew as soon as he saw the space at 6540 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township, that it would be the perfect spot for his small, European bistro. Enter Bistro le Bliss, which seats 60 in a nondescript strip center, yet offers a trip across the sea at lunch and dinner. “I created a unique menu that’s still comforting with things people don’t make anymore,” said Fleysher, who has worked in the area for decades. The menu – which will change seasonally – currently features Beef Stroganoff Royal, Scallops Velouté du Barry, and Coq au Vin. There’s also daily specials, where Fleysher allows himself to get a little bit more wild with the food. “I can go a little bit crazy with my ingredients,” he said.

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