Coming Soon - Guide to 2018 Restaurant Openings


Coming Soon – Guide to 2018 Restaurant Openings

Start making reservations because these 2018 restaurants are going to attract a waitlist.

Local favorites Rose’s Fine Food, Grey Ghost and the Detroit Optimist Society are trying something new in the new year. New buildings mean new restaurants at the Siren Hotel and The Selden. And there are some newcomers too – husband and wife team, Rachel and Paul are opening a brewery in Islandview.


Flowers of Vietnam
4430 Vernor Hwy W Detroit, MI 48209 (Southwest)
Flowers Of Vietnam is located at Vernor Coney Island in Southwest Detroit. Emphasizing on traditional Vietnamese cuisine and Golden Feels, the popular restaurant reopens with additional space. OPEN


Willis Show Bar
4156 Third St, Detroit, MI 48201 (Midtown)
Detroit Optimist Society is at it again and bringing something new (and old) to the Cass Corridor. Willis Show Bar will offer a 1960s inspired cocktail menu and live performances by jazz, blues and soul artists. Opening: January


1701 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48216 (Corktown)
The Farmer Hand is expanding its cafe to its own space at the corner. Get breakfast, lunch or dessert at their ice cream counter. Opening: March


8044 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI 482141 (West Village)
Evoking old world practices, Marrow is a neighborhood restaurant and butcher shop located in the heart of West Village in Detroit.. Opening: May/June


Albena Detroit
1509 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226 (Downtown)
The Siren Hotel is opening in the Wurlitzer building and Albena Detroit will be a unique eight-seat tasting menu-only designed by Chef Garrett Lipar. Opening: January


 SheWolf Pastificio & Bar 
438 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201 (Midtown)
Chef Anthony Lombardo is bringing Roman inspired cuisine to The Selden  – a new condo development in the Cass Corridor. Opening: Early 2018


Cork & Gable 
2415 Michigan Ave Detroit, MI 48216 (Corktown)
Cork & Gabel’s name is derived from a combination of gabel, the German word for fork, and cork, a nod to the restaurant’s location in Corktown.  The idea for this fusion stems from Executive Chef Matthew McGrail’s, Irish and Italian heritage and owner Joe Mifsud passion for German food. Opening: April 2018


1400 Van Dyke, Detroit, MI 48214
Get ready for pierogis! West Village is getting a Polish restaurant and bakery from the owner of Rose’s Fine Food. Opening: Summer 2018


Brewery Faisan
1087 Beaufait St, Detroit, MI 48207 (Riverfront)
Beer and bike lovers rejoice. Brewery Faisan will offer Belgian ales and bike parking in Islandview – get ready to relax and enjoy the riverfront. Opening: TBD


Wilda’s Detroit
6568 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 (New Center)
Rose’s Fine Food founders are expanding to New Center with a counter service restaurant named for their great-grandmother. Opening: TBD


Second Best
42 Watson Detroit, MI 48201 (Midtown)
The Grey Ghost team is opening a neighborhood bar for the nights you’re not feeling fancy. Soda gun drinks, rotating ‘beer + shot’ and sandwiches pair perfectly with shuffle board and pub games. Opening: Spring 2018


The City Bakery
3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202 (New Center)
New York City favorite The City Bakery is coming to the Fisher Building! Get breakfast, lunch and pastries for all occasions. OPEN


White Star Pizza
2135 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216 (Corktown)
Corktown is getting a pizza place. Gourmet AND vegan pizzas coming soon. Opening: Early TBD


Lovers Only
34 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 (Downtown)
The Capitol Park food scene continues to grow. Lovers Only offers pasture-raised Michigan beef, hand-cut fries, full bar and more. OPEN


Chili Mustard Onions
3411 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48201 (Midtown)
Vegans and vegetarians can relish in the Detroit coney tradition at Chili Mustard Onions in Brush Park. Opening: TBD


“Funk Room” by Batch Brewing Company
2841 East Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48211 (New Center)
Batch is expanding to the North End with a brewery specializing in sour ales and ciders. Opening: Late 2018



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