A Detroit favorite, Slows Bar BQ serves up delectable dishes like Carolina Pulled Pork and St. Louis Spareribs in an ambiance that is warm, cozy and inviting. With wood-paneled and furnished interiors and dull-lighting, this eatery is a great place for a meal with family or friends. The mouthwatering menu here also features the loaded sandwiches and delicious melt-in-your-mouth pork belly. To quench your thirst, choose from the wide craft beer selection available for your enjoyment.
If you are looking for an authentic German dining and drinking experience in Detroit, look no further than Jacoby's German Biergarten. Established in 1904 in downtown Detroit, it happens to be one of the oldest bars in the city, and serves up great German food like sausage soup and Jager Schnitzel. There is also an amazing selection of nearly one hundred different varieties of beer from around the world, with new selections being added often. The wood-dominated interiors, exposed-brick walls and subtle lighting choices create a cozy atmosphere in the bar. The space is available for private events as well.
Somewhere between a laidback local joint and a lively Greektown gem, Firebird Tavern is the place to be for all-American brews and mouthwatering bar bites. Get acquainted with the Detroit craft beer scene with a Lake Brothers Lager or opt for a specialty cocktail like the Firebird Shandy. Pair any order with elevated pub fare like wild game meatballs with bourbon gravy, Moroccan-spiced steak frites, and perfectly messy poutine. You're guaranteed a warm welcome at Firebird Tavern whether you come for a mellow meal or swing by spirited event, which regularly includes festivities like game-day celebrations and DJ-led dance parties. Come check it out!
Set in a cozy place, The Squirrel Cage is one of the popular soup spots in the city. Set in a hip ambience, the decor here is fancy and is suitable for a great dining experience. The food served here is cooked daily using fresh local ingredients while the service is quick with attentive staff members. The Squirrel Cage Caesar Salad, The Italian Panini and Croque Monsieur are some of the delicacies served here. Don’t forget to compliment the meal with some great pastry options from menu. The brunch menu, though available only during the weekends, is the reason for this restaurant’s popularity. If you are in the mood for a memorable meal, then head to the Squirrel Cage for a great time.
Located in the heart of the city, Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge is one of the best spots in the city, known for serving hearty Italian flavors. Antipasto Misto, Squash Soup and Carbonara Pasta are some of the dishes served here. Besides specialising in meals for kids and adults, the lounge also features a menu of exotic drinks. Compliment your meal with a glass of Irish Whisky. You can also feel free to ask the staff here for recommendations as they are quite friendly and knowledgable about the menu. With an elegant atmosphere, patrons here can also entertain themselves to the tunes of live music performed by various singers and bands here. The place is also a perfect spot if you wish to celebrate a private event or simply come for a romantic date. Enjoy a memorable dining experience with some delicious flavors and drinks at Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge.
Opened in December of 2012, SocraTea is the only true tea house within Detroit proper. Patrons have a wide variety of caffeinated and decaffeinated aromas to choose from, including black, green, white, herbal, fruit and many more. Try their Smooth Strawberry Dream Rooibos, Sumartra Barisan Oolong or Ceylon OP Nuwara Eliya Black Tea. Delicious snacks are usually provided to go along with the tea tasting. Local events are also occasionally held in the tea house, so be sure to check their website or Facebook page before heading over.
Townhouse Detroit is a chic and classy New-American cuisine restaurant and bar located in the heart of Detroit featuring a beautiful garden patio and a warm cozy interior seating. Relish dishes like the Townhouse Truffle Fries, Smoked Trout, Crispy Duck Wings and the award-winning Townhouse Burger. This burger masterpiece is made with steak aged for 28 days, then cooked-to-order and topped with Bourbon glazed onions, aged White Cheddar and Townhouse Fries in a brioche bun. It is nothing short of spectacular.
Roasting Plant is a cafe in Detroit, that takes the process of coffee-making quite seriously, with its beans coming from some of the best plantations across the world, which are then roasted to perfection using a mixture of science and coffee-making art. The staff is attentive, and you might even end up getting a customized coffee for yourself. The prices are at par with other coffee places in the area, and one can enjoy the coffee inside the shop, or by their patio.
Located in the bustling center of Downtown Detroit is the Central Kitchen + Bar, a chic and casual New-American cuisine restaurant and cocktail bar. The spacious, airy and dimly lit interiors here are great to enjoy a meal with family or friends, while the breezy outdoor seating has a relaxed and intimate ambiance. Dig into items like the Duck Rillette, Ahi Tuna Salad, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger and the Lamb Loin Chops. Finish off the meal with an indulgent Cheesecake Crepe with lemon, blueberry and lavender compote.
The Fountain Detroit brings a bit of the beach to the Downtown. Open seasonally, this lively, open-air eatery and bar is arguably the best outdoor dining experience in the heart of the metro. The operating base is set in shipping containers while the enclosing area is decked with beach furniture, sand and umbrellas for shade. Situated right in the middle of Campus Martius Park, with the lovely Woodward Fountain as a backdrop, it is a fantastic place to nosh on casual fare, tipple on drinks and indulge in some people-watching.
Woodward Avenue's crown jewel, Parc's stunning glass facade compels one to take a step inside. The place has an elegant interior that's brought to life with vintage posters of Hollywood legends while quaint yellow lights accentuate the place. Furnished to accommodate larger parties with ease, the place creates a perfect setting for the culinary bliss that is about to commence. The menu covers most of the brunch classics, and their lunch and dinner menu dictate a number of seafood dishes in addition to delectable steaks. There's a full bar to quench your thirst. Parc's happy hours allow patrons to sample small plates, cocktails and wines at attractive prices.
Situated in the Detroit Foundation Hotel, a historic boutique hotel, The Apparatus Room serves contemporary American fare. The original name was retained as it served as a storage place for fire engines in this historic building. In their kitchen, the talented Chef Thomas Lents uses his expertise to innovate and present contemporary American cuisine to its diners. They serve an eclectic array of cocktails created by their mixologists. The high ceiling, arched windows and the vintage decor add to the old world charm of this place, creating a memorable dining experience for its guests.