2017’s Best New Restaurants + Bars in Detroit


2017’s Best New Restaurants + Bars in Detroit

Detroit is topping the list of ‘foodie’ cities and these new restaurants are big reason why.

2017 saw plenty of new places to grab a bite, go on a date or have a night on the town. From big city chains like Shake Shack to one-of-a-kind fine dining at Prime + Proper and laid back community brews in Eastern Market, Detroit’s food scene offers something for everyone.


Apparatus Room // 250 W Larned St
New American fare and craft cocktails in an industrial-chic space at the Detroit Foundation Hotel.
Monday – Saturday: 6:30am-10pm
Sunday: 6:30am-9pm

Avalon Cafe and Bakery // 1049 Woodward Ave
A full service kitchen and bakery located downtown.
Monday – Thursday: 7am-10pm
Friday: 7am-midnight
Saturday: 8am-midnight
Sunday: 8am-10pm

Avalon Cafe and Biscuit Bar // 2990 W. Grand Blvd
A full coffee bar and cafe with all-day breakfast and lunch in New Center.
Monday – Friday: 7am-6pm
Saturday: 7am-3pm
Sunday: closed

Bolero // 51 W Forest Ave
Bolero Latin Cuisine is a new innovative approach to Latin tapas, entrees, and libations.
Hours: coming soon

Brass Rail Pizza Bar // 18 W. Adams Ave
Brass Rail is back to Downtown Detroit. Stop in to dine in,a carry out,a cocktail or to enjoy a beer from one of our 52 taps.
Monday – Thursday: 11am-11pm
Friday-Sunday: 11am-midnight

Brix // 7968 Kercheval St
Brix is a Wine and Charcuterie Boutique in West Village .
Wednesday-Thursday: 4pm-11pm
Friday & Saturday: 4pm-1am

Buhl Bar // 535 Griswold St
The Buhl Bar is an old fashion whiskey bar in the downtown Detroit business district.
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 12am
Sunday: closed

Caucus Club // 150 W. Congress St
Iconic spot for cocktails & elevated steakhouse fare in old-world, plush surrounds, with live music.
Monday – Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday: 11am-11pm
Saturday: 5pm-11pm

Common Pub // 5440 Cass Avenue
A neighborhood pub on Wayne State University campus where the community can gather.
Sunday & Monday: closed
Tuesday-Friday: 11am-2am
Saturday: 4pm-2am

Eastern Market Brewing Company // 2515 Riopelle
Local brewery in Eastern Market that cans beer on-site and allows you to bring in your own food.
Monday: closed
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12pm – 10pm
Thursday: 12pm-11pm
Friday: 12pm – midnight
Saturday: 10am – 12am
Sunday: 11am-8pm

Eatori // 1215 Griswold St
Restaurant, bar and market in Capitol Park.
Sunday-Wenesday: 8am-midnight
Thursday-Saturday: 8am-2am

Founder’s Brewing Taproom // 456 Charlotte St
Check out  Detroit-inspired fare, taproom exclusives brewed onsite or book a private event in our Barrel Room..
Sunday – Wednesday: 11am-midnight
Thursday -Saturday: 11am-1am

Gather // 1454 Gratiot 
Locally sourced, seasonal American classics, plus craft cocktails, in sleek minimalist digs.
Monday – Thursday: 5pm-10pm
Friday – Saturday: 5pm-11pm
Sunday: closed

Ima // 2015 Michigan Ave
Creative takes on udon noodles, rice bowls and shareable plates like jicama shell tacos top the menu at this modern Japanese noodle shop in Corktown.
Monday: closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

La Bohème // 8100 Kercheval
La Bohème is a cosy and friendly Boutique French Café offering french breakfast (croissants!), lunch and high tea.
Monday: closed
Tuesday-Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-4pm

La Lanterna // 1224 Griswold
Authentic Italian Pizzeria serving northern Italian favorites.
Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday- Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 10:00am-2:30pm serving brunch; 4:00pm-9:00pm dinner menu

Lady of the House // 1426 Bagley Ave
New American fare with Irish influences in a beautiful, intimate venue.
Wednesday – Sunday: 5pm-11pm
Wednesday – Sunday (bar): 4:30pm-2am

Mutiny Bar // 4654 Vernor Hwy
Dive tiki bar that offers a hawaiian setting in Southwest.
Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday: 5pm-midnight
Friday & Saturday: 5pm-2am

PARC // 800 Woodward 
Sophisticated New American fare and vast wine list offered in the center of Campus Martius.
Monday – Wednesday: 11am-11pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am-1am
Sunday: 11a-9pm

PizzaPlex // 4458 W Vernor Hwy
PizzaPlex serves Neapolitan pizza, coffee + espresso, and drinks in Southwest Detroit. 
Monday & Tuesday: closed
Wednesday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday: 11am-midnight
Saturday: 9am-midnight
Sunday: 5pm – 10pm

Pop + Offworld // 124 Cadillac Square
Old-school arcade and pizza bar.
Daily: 11am-2am

Press Room // 615 Lafayette
Gastro Café & Market. 
Coffee Bar Market: 7am-pm
Cafe: 11am-3pm

Prime + Proper // 1145 Griswold St
Prime + Proper is a reinvention of the Modern American Steakhouse located in Capitol Park.
Sunday – Tuesday: 5pm-10pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 5pm-11am
Friday & Saturday: 5p-11pm

Ready Player One // 407 E Fort St
Ready Player One: Bar and Arcade, where you can grab a drink with friends, grab some good eats, and enjoy your favorite old school games.
Monday: closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 5pm-1am
Friday: 5pm-2am
Saturday: 11am-2am
Sunday: 11am – 1am

Red Dunn Kitchen // 1331 Trumbull Ave
River Bistro a restaurant inspired by low country, Caribbean, and African cuisine.
Sunday-Thursday: 7am – midnight
Friday & Saturday: 7am-2am

River Bistro // 18456 Grand River
River Bistro a restaurant inspired by low country, Caribbean, and African cuisine.
Monday: closed
Tuesday- Thursday: 11:30am-9pm
Friday: 11:30am-10pm
Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm

Royale with Cheese // 4163 Cass Ave
Royale with Cheese is an innovative, unique burger joint located in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood. 
Monday – Saturday: 11am-9pm
Sunday: 12pm – 7pm

Shake Shack // 660 Woodward Ave
The Downtown Detroit Shack serves up all the beloved Shake Shack classics, along with the Pie Oh My concrete, made with vanilla custard, peanut butter sauce, Bon Bon Bon dark chocolate with Rocky’s honey roasted peanuts and chocolate toffee.
Monday – Thursday: 11am-9:30pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 11am-8pm


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