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Detroit residents know that Joe Muer is a name synonymous with the highest quality, freshest seafood. The original Joe Muer closed in 1998, but its rebirth brings its offerings back to Downtown Detroit. Located in Detroit's iconic Renaissance Center, the menu features a delicious mix of nostalgic dishes and contemporary ones. Joe Muer Seafood also serves a nice little selection of sushi rolls.
Experience a distinctive and classy atmosphere featuring New American cuisine at the iconic Iridescence. Located on the 16th floor of the Motorcity Casino Hotel, this modern restaurant stands out as one of the top dining establishments in downtown Detroit. Unmatched food quality, alluring ambiance and sharp service are accentuated by gorgeous views of the Detroit skyline. Fuschia and blue lights and the crystal globes hanging from the ceiling add to the ethereal charm of the dining room. Exquisite creations line up the menu and decadent desserts and boutique wines complement the menu selections. Reservations are recommended.
Master Chef Jimmy Schmidt is well known around Detroit for his seafood and meat emporiums. His iconic Rattlesnake Club is a very open, airy and elegant space near the Detroit River (and despite the name, rattlesnake is not on the menu). What is on the menu, however, are seasonal dishes from a great selection of small plates to meat, fish and a char-grilled section. Huge flower arrangements and colorful paintings set off the oak tables and chairs in the main dining room. A porch area is also open for dining.
Carrying the legacy of David Whitney Jr. and one of the finest architectural examples in the city, The Whitney, today, is a culinary symbol. Placed in a 52-room pink mansion decorated with delicate woodcarvings, huge signed Tiffany windows and a grandiose central staircase, this is a restaurant that oozes opulence from a bygone era, yet with a menu that is up-to-date and innovative. The food matches the decor with eye-popping entrees, beautifully presented. From a menu that offers wide array of seafood to sumptuous weekend brunches, everything is bound to impress you here. The mansion also boasts of a dessert parlor and a bar where you can go for a dessert or a drink respectively, after a very American meal. Tours of the mansion are available to patrons, while group and business bookings, as well as private dining options are offered.
The whimsical name alone should attract customers. Howe's Bayou is a restaurant from the owners of Tom's Oyster Bar, emphasizing a Cajun atmosphere and menu to supplement the oysters and seafood. Cajun entrees include Gumbo, okra, Crawfish Etouffee' and Shrimp Etouffee'. Besides great wines and bottled beers, the bar offers a choice of bourbons and appropriate mixed drinks such as Mint Juleps. You can even get a Chocolate Brownie Sundae with melting chocolate for dessert.