Coming To America-
Food For Thought
by Bernie Fratto
Leon is truly a humble, gracious man. As the
owner/operator of “Moe’s on Ten,” located on Ten
Mile Road in Novi, he works almost 100 hours per
week to ensure the highest quality for his
customers, and the most pleasant working conditions
for his employees.
Moe’s on Ten is an elegant seafood restaurant, and
it was rated 4 Stars by the Metro Times and 3 ½
stars by the Detroit Free Press and the Oakland
Press. It is one of 2 eating establishments owned by
Moe Leon… The other restaurant, Leon's Grill, is in
Wixom and is located on Wixom Road.
Moe Leon is an
American success story, and is living proof that the
American dream is alive and well. He arrived in the
United States in 1978, and this has become home to
his wife of 20 years and his 5 children.
Growing up Syria,
Moe believed strongly in education, and upon his
arrival in the U.S., he enrolled at Lawrence Tech
University. His goal was to become a
Construction engineer. Moe worked hard in the
classroom, and he worked just as hard outside the
classroom, as he gained valuable experience and
learned the restaurant trade while he was employed
at the Big Boy Restaurant on Novi Road.
He also used this
opportunity to subsidize his college tuition. But
once he learned the restaurant business, he was off
and running. All you need to do is take one
look at Moe’s On Ten to see a real masterpiece. In
fact, Moe’s on Ten might be the best-kept secret in
Novi Michigan… but now the secret is out!
The motto is
simple; ”One bite and your hooked!” As you enter
from the west side of the building, the décor is
stylish and elegant, and the lighting and furniture
offer an extremely comfortable environment for
You are immediately
greeted in a friendly and personal manner, and
escorted to a table or booth, where your favorite
beverage, and water are quickly served along with a
basket of rolls. The rolls have a distinctly
flavorful appeal, and offer a nice departure from
typical dinner rolls you might be used to… You just
sat down, and already your taste buds on off on an
The entrée menu
offers just about any kind of seafood your heart
desires, and each dish is prepared with exquisite
care and served in a very esthetic arrangement.
There are plenty of choices in side dishes including
potatoes, rice, etc., and the salads are fresh and
bursting with flavor. Try the ‘green goddess’
dressing and your mouth will jump for joy. By the
way the seafood is seasoned and prepared just right,
and goes down in the most light and airy manner.
Moe’s on Ten will satisfy even the most
discriminating palate, making the dining experience
a most pleasurable one.
But wait, there’s
also a dessert tray that will make your eyes bulge
(try the heated apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream
on top!). Unbelievable. And while you’re at it don’t
forget the cheesecake, chocolate desserts or the
world famous Carrot Cake! … All homemade of course!
The truth is, the
restaurant “has become of a part of me,” Moe Leon
relates. He likes to see the faces of people happy.
He loves satisfied customers, and employees that are
content. And he would know what that takes. He sees
400 people per day walk through his front door.
By the way, don’t
forget Sunday. “Sunday is a special day,” Moe added.
“It’s great to see families coming in from church
that are sitting down at a meal together.”
Sunday’s are a
special treat at Moe’s on Ten. The Sunday Brunch
offers made to order omelets, as well as waffles,
potatoes, fruits, eggs, and a whole assortment of
pastries. All are fresh, and all are prepared with
love and great artistry.
A lot has happened
since Moe Leon arrived in the United States in 1978.
And a lot has happened since Moe Leon opened his
first restaurant in 1982.
But one thing has
remained the same. Moe Leon has a love for people
and a love for taking care of our culinary needs.
It’s a true labor of love and a perfect match for
Step into Moe’s on
Ten, and treat yourself to an outstanding dining
experience. In doing so, you’ll know everything you
need to know about Moe Leon…
Professionalism. Grace. And he’s a really nice guy,
In fact, you can
tell him yourself. When you step into Moe’s on Ten -
you’ll see that Moe is always there. The American
Dream is alive and well, and Moe Leon is living
proof. So is his masterpiece that is known as “Moe’s
“Moe’s on Ten” is
the best-kept secret in Novi…
Now, the secret is