Restaurants in Detroit

Detroit enjoys the diversity of dining experiences that befits any large American city, with upscale and fast food joints well represented downtown and in the neighbourhoods.

The restaurants below have been divided into different pricing categories:
Expensive: (over US$60)
Moderate: (US$30-US$60)
Cheap: (under US$30)
These prices are for an average three-course meal and for half a bottle of house wine or cheapest equivalent per person; they do not include tax or tip.

Rattlesnake Club

Price: Expensive

With exquisite art works on the walls, a sophisticated interior and a wonderful view of the Detroit River to boot, the Rattlesnake Club is one of Detroit's foremost dining places. Run by renowned Detroit restaurateur Jimmy Schmidt, the restaurant offers creative, cutting-edge American cuisine of the highest quality, and the attentive staff always make sure that a meal is a pleasant experience.

Address: 300 River Place Drive, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Telephone: +1 313 567 4400.

Townhouse Detroit

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: American with international influences

 Located in the centre of Downtown Detroit, this trendy and extravagant restaurant features two bars, a whiskey library, and an outdoor patio beside its all-glass atrium dining room. Loud and bustling, with industrial décor, this restaurant is guarantee to give you good food, good drinks, and a great time.

Address: 500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Telephone: +1 313 723 1000

Selden Standard

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: New American

Hip and inventive, this New American restaurant serves up seasonal and locally sourced small plates alongside handcrafted cocktails and a fine selection of wines. Known for their charming servers and rustic atmosphere, you’ll be enchanted by the quality and creativity of Selden Standard’s cuisine.

Address: 3921 Second Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Telephone: +1 313 438 5055

Elwood Bar & Grill

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: American

One of Downtown Detroit's most recognisable eateries, Elwood Bar & Grill is a retro art deco diner serving up American favourites. It was built in 1936 at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Woodward Avenue, but had to move to make way for Comerica Park in 1997. After the move, the diner was given a thorough makeover. Owing to its proximity to Comerican Park and Ford Field, it is popular with sports fans.

Address: 300 East Adams Avenue (at Brush), Detroit, Michigan, United States
Telephone: +1 313 962 2337.

Pegasus Taverna

Price: Moderate

The Pegasus Taverna has been churning out lip-smacking Greek food for over two decades now, and recently added a deli counter to its restaurant. Run by a Greek family, the Taverna is a great way to start a night out in Greektown. Try the famous Saganaki: a plate of kasseri cheese set aflame at your tableside.

Address: 558 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Telephone: +1 313 964 6800.


Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Italian

Three ingredients go into this Italian restaurant: food, family, and zest for life. The Detroit riverfront branch of this small local chain is perhaps the most enjoyable, with breathtaking water’s edge views. Chef Quirt Edwards does regional Italian classics very well, and locals often remark on its authenticity.

Address: 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Telephone: +1 313 567 6700.

Lafayette Coney Island

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: American

In short, a hot dog joint—but possibly the best hot dog joint in the world. This is a relaxed cafe with orange formica tables and matching chairs in true 1970s style. Detroiters stop by for the famous Coney Island Dog, a beef sausage topped with meat chilli, onion and mustard.

Address: 118 W Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Telephone: +1 313 964 8198.

Supino Pizzeria

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Italian

Serving up craft pizzas by the East Market, this Italian eatery breaks down their menu into ‘red’ and ‘white’ pies. The clientele is young and hip, and the thin crusts and fresh ingredients have won this restaurant a loyal following. The Bismarck (made with an egg) is one of the perennial favourites.

Address: 2457 Russell Street, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Telephone: +1 313 567 7879.

Detroit Beer Company

Price: Cheap

A classic brewhouse not far from Ford Field, this pub is the perfect spot for some American bar food, pre- or post-game. There are some interesting beers on tap, of course, from local Detroit Red to American and Belgian curios. Good quality buffalo wings and nachos accompany the pints.

Address: 1529 Broadway Street, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Telephone: +1 313 962 1529.
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