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London Chop House is an exquisite dining establishment in the heart of the city. Located in a vintage building, this restaurant preserves its late-1930s history, with a slightly contemporary take on the classic charm. Old-world decor, mahogany furnishings, leather booths and vintage chandeliers comprise the interiors. On the award-winning menu are an array of aged steaks and seafood preparations that will appeal to the most discerning gastronome. Settle down in the cigar lounge, take a swig of cocktail and listen to established musicians play some of the most beloved compositions. Indeed, London Chop House continues to be a perennial classic for upscale dining in Detroit!
Renowned Chef Michael Symon brings his passion and culinary expertise to downtown Detroit with Roast. Located at the iconic Westin Book Cadillac, Roast is one of the finest steakhouses in the city. Decorated in warm hues, modern accents and plush banquettes, it presents an ideal venue for enjoying delicious meats with friends and family on special occasions. Roast's menu focuses on superior and fresh ingredients, locally-sourced produce and authentic flavors. The bar menu is just as great as the food menu with a variety of wines, beer and cocktails. Although the entire selection is impressive, it is the beer menu which takes the cake with its variety of craft brews which are also available on tap.
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.
Set in the renovated, majestic Grand Army of the Republic Building that harks back to the end of the 19th Century, Republic is named in ode of this historic landmark. Reminiscent of a tavern of the Old World, it has a rustic elegance about it. A beautiful blend of the old and the new with its vintage mirrors, high ceilings, salvaged wooden elements, modern artwork and leather couches, this swanky restaurant and bar is one of the hottest dining destinations in Detroit. Their creative, seasonal menu featuring local ingredients will take you through an unforgettable culinary trip. At the bar, you can enjoy fine whiskeys, craft brews and natural wines. Convivial service and attention to detail ensure a memorable dining experience.
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.
The venue alone makes this an unforgettable dining experience. 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 if a little excessive. The wide array of seafood is fresh and the atmosphere is congenial, with a price befitting the surroundings. Tours of the mansion are available to patrons, while group and business bookings, as well as private dining room options are offered.
Whether you are catching a show at Fisher Theater or just happen to be in the area, stop by Cuisine for a delicious French meal. Featuring an inviting ambiance, friendly staff and vintage decor, this French restaurant guarantees an unforgettable dining experience. The menu highlights classic French favorites filet, beef tenderloin and fois gras. Decadent desserts and boutique wines pair perfectly with the food, adding a finesse to the whole experience.
Detroit almost lost an institution when a fire nearly destroyed this acclaimed restaurant, but the Truant family rebuilt and recaptured every detail of this cozy, gorgeous place known for its delicious homemade pastas. The mother and son owners keep alive a long tradition started by her brothers. The central Italian cuisine of San Marino includes elegant nightly specials, colorful raviolis, pasta fazole soup and a prize-winning selection of red wines. The desserts are also quite noteworthy. Relish an Italian feast at Giovanni's Ristorante.
With its classy French fare and attention to perfection, Marais brings a flair of fine dining to Detroit. Owner David's visionary ideas work wonders in the kitchen, and you will find a refined menu featuring seasonal dishes with names like "The Lake" and "The Forest". A tasting menu with wine pairing is also available, with seasonally derived ingredients playing a role in the beautifully plated creations.
Chef Derik Watson weaves wonders around delectable French cuisine at Bistro 82 located in Royal Oak. While the oyster selection has both East Coast and West Coast options, there is also a rather interesting selection of seafood to choose from. The ambiance is upscale and modern, with chrome accents and a black onyx-bar making a statement.
Due Venti was born of a deep appreciation for Northern Italian cuisine and the bountiful, varied harvest that each season brings. From the bread and pasta, to the marinades and sauces, everything is made by hand, in house, paying homage to the traditions of Northern Italian cuisine. The chef is akin to an alchemist who uses family recipes, modern techniques and seasonal ingredients to create a magical dining experience that will transport you to the Northern regions of Italy. The menu changes gradually with the seasons, and is intentionally influenced at any given time. Complimented by a fabulous wine list and a selection of breads, Due Venti offers a menu that is beautifully balanced. This balance between tradition and modernity is an underlying theme that carries through into the dining room and is reflected in a contemporary decor that is accentuated by original artwork created by the chef's grandmother. Intimate and inviting, the charming Due Venti promises sublime taste and refined beauty on every plate.