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  • The Roasting Plant
    • Neighborhood: Downtown
    • Open for: Weekends
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Cards Accepted

    For some of us, a morning cup of joe is little more than the caffeine jolt we need to start our day. But true coffee lovers know, when prepared correctly, it can be so much more. Located in First National Building across from Campus Martius, Roasting Plant blends scientific and artistic methods to produce the freshest, most flavorful cup of coff [...]

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  • Sweetwater Tavern
    • Neighborhood: Downtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekends
    • Gameday Shuttle
    • Cards Accepted

    As soon as you step through the front door of Sweetwater Tavern, your mouth will start to water. The aroma of the tavern’s famous chicken wings, tender and juicy, frying in the kitchen permeates the dining room of this cozy Bricktown hideaway. Sweetwater is a labor of love for owner Jeffrey Cain, who has been working in the restaurant and [...]

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  • Firebird Tavern
    • Neighborhood: Downtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekends, Late Night
    • Cards Accepted

    Firebird Tavern is the latest endeavor of owners Owen Burke and Tony Piraino, who previously ran the popular martini bar and dance club Pulse Lounge. The tavern just opened after renovation of the 130 year old building, which carefully restored the historic woodwork, stained glass, and exposed brick. Modern touches include wifi and lots of flat scr [...]

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  • The Whitney
    • Neighborhood: Midtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekends
    • Has weekend brunch.
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Live Music
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Free Parking Available

    The Whitney has been beloved for years for its classic charm and elegant setting, but lately it’s the spectacular new experience known as tableside dinner service that has thewhole town buzzing. Served only in private rooms on the third floor of this iconic mansion, the Whitney’s tableside dinner is truly indulgent. Dine on an elega [...]

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  • Cliff Bell’s
    • Neighborhood: Downtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Weekends, Late Night
    • Has weekend brunch.
    • Live Music
    • Cards Accepted

    Before the days of Motown, Detroit established a strong reputation as a central hub of jazz music. One of the best places in the city to enjoy this elegant, classic sound today is Cliff Bell’s, a swanky jazz bar with top notch live music. The bar has a well-rounded selection of specialty cocktails, from classics like the Sidecar to modern twi [...]

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  • Music Hall
    • Neighborhood: Downtown
    • Open for: Weekends, Late Night
    • Live Music
    • Cards Accepted

    Whether you’re a fan of jazz, broadway, classical, or prefer an avant-garde sound, the Music Hall has a rhythm to fit your tastes. The beloved Spanish Renaissance and Art Deco-style theater has been celebrating the cultural richness of Detroit since 1928. That was the year Matilda Dodge Wilson (yes, from THAT Dodge family) opened its doors with a [...]

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  • Coach Insignia
    • Neighborhood: Downtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Dinner, Weekends
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Live Music
    • Cards Accepted

    Perched seventy-two floors above the city streets, Coach Insignia is the definition of decadence. The jaw-dropping views and melt-in-your-mouth steaks can turn any dinner into a special occasion. Start your meal with a fried lobster corn dog or braised Michigan pork belly. You can’t go wrong with fresh local choices like the grilled Michigan B [...]

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  • Green Dot Stables
    • Neighborhood: Corktown & Southwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekends, Late Night
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    Drive down West Lafayette Boulevard into southwest Detroit, and you likely won’t see too much going on. But along this sparsely traveled Boulevard, east of the Ambassador bridge, stop by Green Dot Stables and you’ll discover an [oasis] of life and energy that will surprise you. Loyal Detroiters Jacques and Christine Driscoll opened the plac [...]

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