Si ve un caballo gigante en el techo, entonces ha llegado a Green Dot Stables. Este restaurante temático de carreras de caballos es verdaderamente hermoso, con paredes de ladrillo a la vista y una decoración inspirada en los caballos y su mundo. En ningún otro lugar ustedes encontrarán una selección más variada de platos. Pidan una mini versión de Cubanos, unos deliciosos tostados de jamón y queso suizo, o elijan el más aventurero Gyro griego (es obligatorio comer esto en Detroit), el Kimchi con mantequilla de maní coreano, o la intrigante "carne misteriosa". El Green Dot Stables también prepara seis variedades distintas de patatas fritas y una buena variedad de ensaladas. El bar es bastante económico y está muy completo, con tragos deliciosos y buenas cervezas.
Taqueria El Rey is one of Detroit's favorite taquerias. Although El Rey cooks up all your classic Mexican favorites like burritos and quesadillas, what they are really known for are their whole grilled chickens. You can also get the famous chicken in the tacos, burritos, tortas and pretty much anything else on the menu. Make sure you get there before they run out! Taqueria El Rey is also a favorite for tacos, with about 15 different varieties.
Head down the stairs and into this cozy and popular basement restaurant serving up traditional, hearty Polish cuisine. Old-world favorites like stuffed cabbage, pierogi, schnitzel and kielbasa round out the mouthwatering menu. The atmosphere is comfortable and family friendly and warm, making it perfect for cold Detroit days. Polish Village Cafe is on the small side so be prepared to stand in queue for a seat, but the wait is well worth it.
El Slows Bar BQ es la parrilla preferida de todos en Detroit. Slows es famosa por sus deliciosas parrilladas, como el cerdo retirada al estilo Carolina y las costillitas St. Louis. Asegúrese de probar el emparedado Yardbird, hecho con tiritas de pollo ahumado Amish, salsa de mostaza con hongos salteados, queso Cheddar y tocino ahumado, que, según se dice, ha sido nominado como uno de los "Diez Mejores Emparedados en los Estados Unidos". Slows también es famosa por su excelente variedad de cervezas artesanales, y desde de la renovación de enero de 2013, el bar cuenta con 36 nuevos barriles, lo que significa 36 nuevas variedades de cerveza.
Ray's Ice Cream es una heladería familiar que desde su inauguración en 1958 nunca cambió de dueño. Ubicado en Royal Oak, esta bonita tienda es un calco del pasado. Todos los helados son de elaboración artesanal. Los mejores sabores son Mackinac Island Fudge, Detroit Club Coffee, Naranja y Ananá y White Russian and Huckleberry. Los precios son un poco más caros que los de otras heladerías, pero las porciones son muy grandes y valen la pena.
At Pupusería y Restaurante Salvadoreño, you will find a true oasis from the somewhat rough neighborhood outside. The light and airy dining room features the flags of Latin American countries adorning the walls and soccer matches playing on the TV. As the name implies, the pupusa, a sort of cheese and filling stuffed corn cake served with curtido (sour, pickled coleslaw-type salad), is the main attraction. Aside from these Salvadorean specialties, however, there are many other delights on the menu. Try the pasteles with various fillings, little empanada type turnovers to name a few. Don't worry if you're not familiar with all the dishes, the staff will answer any questions you have and even make recommendations.
A Thai restaurant, Bangkok Crossing is one of the popular budget eateries for Oriental fare in Downtown. At low to moderate prices, one can enjoy full-portioned meals comprising appetizers such as Chicken Satay and Nong Tong, and mains like Pad Cashew and Pineapple Fried Rice. Seafood lovers should try Choo Chee Pla, a fried fish preparation soaked in coconut milk curry. Rice and noodle lovers will have plenty to pick from, while those on a diet can go for their flavorful soups and salads. Bangkok Crossing's food is good for both a leisurely sit-down meal and for a take-out.
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.
Lunchtime Global is one of the best places in Downtown Detroit to grab a quick lunch, without compromising on one's health. Especially, those working at GM Renaissance Center or around Campus Martius Park find it a convenient spot for a quick midday meal. They serve comforting soups in varieties like Broccoli Cheese and Vegan Split Pea, with aromas that make you feel right at home. This eatery is also known for its healthy salads, lunchtime sandwiches, and good vegetarian and vegan options. The wallet-friendly prices are the added bonus.
If you need food in the nick of time, Jimmy John's will definitely turn out to be a savior. Though it has many locations in Detroit, the one at Griswold is known for its negligible waiting lines and super-quick staff. This sandwich shop is thronged by office goers who usually opt for a takeaway and enjoy the delicious sandwiches in the comforts of their workplaces. The gourmet sandwiches served at Jimmy John's are delectable, filled with fresh ingredients and sauces of your choice. If you are too busy to get out of the house, just give them a call and they will deliver the sandwiches to your doorstep.
Carnival Fresh Mex works only on weekdays and caters mainly to professionals working in Downtown Detroit. Its tacos, quesadillas and burritos are both delicious to taste and low in price. The extensive menu includes choices like Avocado Bowl, Carne-Asada Fries, California Burrito and Quesadilla with sour cream. Choose from various meats such as marinated ground beef, chorizo and spicy shredded pork to go with your main course. Carnival Fresh Mex is a good lunch spot but it is also frequented by many for breakfast. If you work around Downtown, it will happily deliver food to your office.
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.