Streetside Seafood has received accolades from far and wide since it opened in downtown Birmingham in 1995. This friendly seafood restaurant and its inviting, well-stocked bar is the perfect place to enjoy exceptional culinary creations from the nation’s seas, lakes and streams.

Streetside’s talented chefs put a contemporary twist on seafood favorites, earning the restaurant a steady string of accolades and awards: Zagat continues to rate Streetside Seafood a “neighborhood favorite” year after year; TripAdvisor awards it a Certificate of Excellence annually; and it frequently tops Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Best of Detroit” list. And because no seafood course is complete without a well-paired wine, Streetside goes to great lengths to curate an outstanding wine list, and their wine selection has been honored with Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” since 2010.

But there’s more to Streetside than just delicious seafood, an award-winning wine list and a stellar reputation for service. They go to great lengths to provide a warm, welcoming ambience that’s perfectly suited to dinner, drinks or date night.

Discover Streetside Seafood – a Birmingham favorite – and all it has to offer. Excellent food and stellar service are hallmarks of The Roberts Restaurant Group, which also includes Beverly Hills Grill, Bill’s, Cafe ML, Roadside B&G and Town Tavern.

Chef Jonathan Rickloff
Photo courtesy of C&G News.


Jonathan attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, focusing on Construction Management and Geology. While going to school, Jonathan managed the produce department at a Food Lion grocery store. Food had his attention, and Jonathan decided to change directions and eventually received an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. This led to culinary positions at a Hilton Garden Inn in Morrisville, NC, and the Forbes 5-star Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC. Next was a Sous Chef position at the Harvest 18 restaurant in Durham, NC.

In the summer of 2016, Jonathan and his wife decided to move to Michigan to be closer to family. In August, he came on board with the Roberts Restaurant Group at Bill’s in Bloomfield Hills. In January of 2017, Jonathan moved to Streetside Seafood in Birmingham as Sous Chef and was promoted to Executive Chef in June of 2018.

Jonathan resides in Lake Orion with his wife and two children.