Best Of 2015

Best African Restaurant: Blue Nile

545 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-547-6699;

Authentic dishes and decor combine to make Blue Nile not only a tasty and inviting meal, but one where you know you're not just getting the Americanized version. You can expect to eat with your hands, sit around tightly packed tables, and enjoy Ethiopian dishes like doro wat, tekil gomen, and timatim salata.