10 Best Date Night Restaurants + Bars In Detroit


10 Best Date Night Restaurants + Bars In Detroit

It’s not easy to keep up with the Detroit food and bar scene but if you’re making plans for a special night on the town here are the places you’ll want to call first when making reservations (and you definitely want to make reservations).

Apparatus Room // 250 W Larned St
Named one of the ‘World’s Greatest Places’ by TIME Magazine – Foundation Hotel is Detroit’s hot spot. Walking distance to the Riverfront and Woodward. You can always book a hotel to extend the evening. Call: 313.915.4422

BESA // 600 Woodward Ave
Experience modern dining inside the historic Vinton Building and only a couple blocks away from Campus Martius. Call: 313.315.3000

Flowers of Vietnam // 4430 Vernor Hwy
Go off the beaten path to Southwest Detroit and find the only coney that’s acceptable for a fancy date night. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu but you’ll want to order the caramel chicken. Call: 313.554.2085

Grey Ghost // 47 Watson St
Grey Ghost brought life to Brush Park and delicious food. You’ll love the food and you won’t be able to pass up a drink (or two). Call: 313.262.6534

Lady of the House // 1426 Bagley Ave
Head chef and owner, Kate Williams was named one of the country’s best chef by Food & Wine magazine. The Corktown restaurant’s interior is picture perfect and so is the food. Call: 313.818.0218

Lumen // 1903 Grand River
Look out on to a Detroit castle and a luminous art installation at Beacon Park (through mid Novemer) while dining at Lumen. Call: 313.626.5005

PARC // 800 Woodward 
Enjoy dinner surrounded by city lights while looking out at the fountain on Campus Martius. The award winning restaurant has a location you just can’t beat. Call: 313.922.7272 

San Morello // 1400 Woodward Ave
Experience the tastes and flavors of southern Italy and Sicily at Detroit’s long anticipated Shinola Hotel. Call: 313.209.4700

SheWolf // 438 Selden St.
A trip to Italy might not be on the calendar but you can escape to Rome for an evening at the long anticipated Italian  restaurant. Call: 313.315.3992

Wright & Company // 1500 Woodward Ave floor 2
The second floor restaurant sits above John Varvatos and is the perfect place hide away during date night. It’s a good thing it’s small plates too because you won’t be able to select only one item from the menu. Call: 313.962.7711


Get a Night Cap

Castalia // 3980 2nd Ave e
The one of a kind scented cocktail bar is one of Midtown’s hidden gems. Order a cocktail and take in the aroma of the evening – you can even take it with you. 

Candy Bar // 1509 Broadway St
Make it a sweeter evening at the Candy Bar in the Siren Hotel. The chic hot pink bar will heat up a chilly fall night. 

Standby // 225 Gratiot Ave
Find the best drinks in the city at James Beard Award finalist, Standby. Do a bar hop and get a drink at The Skip and Deluxx Fluxx while you’re in The Belt.

Willis Show Bar // 4156 3rd Ave
Get dressed up and go back in time to the new cabaret and cocktail bar in the Cass Corridor. Share a vintage punch bowl and spend the evening listening to live music.


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