15 Aug Local Spotlight: Detroit Restaurant Week
Need something to look forward to? Attention all Detroit foodies: Attend the Detroit Restaurant Week, from Friday, September 18th through Sunday, September 27th, for a 10 day long celebration of fine cuisine. Support the local community by participating in this Detroit favorite event with over 27 different restaurants. With locally sourced ingredients, you can rest assured that this will be a culinary experience that you will never forget. This event drives sales for local participating restaurants and also aims to make a change, partnering with Forgotten Harvest to help feed the area’s homeless population. Visit these fine dining establishments for your choice of a three course meal, including an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for just $35. We outline some of our favorite restaurants participating in the event!
Our Favorite Restaurants
Mario’s Italian Restaurant, located in the Detroit theater district, is a timeless establishment with a great atmosphere. This old-school super club has been in business since 1948 and offers traditional and savory Italian dishes. With a complimentary shuttle service, you can go to or from your show with ease. Looking for something a little different? This restaurant offers ballroom dancing on the weekends. We personally love Mario’s filet with zip sauce!
Traffic Jam & Snug
The iconic Traffic Jam & Snug restaurant and brew-pub has been around since 1965! This establishment makes baked goods, micro-brews, and dairy products on the premises. Some of the most popular house-brews include Chocolate Amber Ale and Burton School of IPA. One of our favorite dishes to order is the white cheddar macaroni and cheese.
Come marvel in the history and beauty of The Whitney, one of Detroit’s most historic mansions. In 1894, the home first belonged to David Whitney Junior, lumbar baron and the wealthiest man in Detroit at that time. This unique culinary venue offers the Ghostbar, Katherine McGregor Desert Parlor, gardens, a pastry shop, and much more! Indulge in afternoon tea or Sunday brunch with unparalleled service and ambience. Experience fine dining in a venue that is unlike any other in the Motor City!
Cliff Bell’s provides a speakeasy atmosphere with fabulous food, cocktails, and live music events. First opened in 1935, this historic club and restaurant exudes the saying the “good old days.” Signature entrees include Grilled Bronzino, N.Y. Strip Steak, Pan Roasted Pheasant, and more.
Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina
Indulge in the ultimate Italian cuisine at Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina, within the MGM Grand Detroit. With a world renowned chef attached the restaurant’s name, you can expect top notch service and impeccable attention to detail. Enjoy traditional pizzas, homemade pastas, and much more. Bring your friends and family for live music events on Friday and Saturday nights.
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails works with local farmers to harvest only the highest quality ingredients. The owners provide a positive vibe that is contagious for restaurant goers. This trendy restaurant features natural art pieces by local artists including a living wall, a vestibule mural, and a hanging flowers installation. Enjoy special dishes such as steak tartare, watermelon salad, whitefish, and more.
Detroit Seafood Market
Come enjoy some of the freshest seafood and cuisine at Detroit Seafood Market. The interior complements both modern and old world architecture, providing a unique ambience for visitors. Some of the most coveted menu items include Broiled Florida Snapper, Stuffed Salmon, Deep-Fried Lobster Tails, and more.
Enjoy a meal with those you love the most at Santorini Estiatorio, which embodies the Greek tradition. The exterior and interior make guests feel like they are actually in Santorini with the blue and white mosaic tiles and colors. This local favorite restaurant serves up delicious tzatziki, octopus, lamb chops, lemon chicken, and more. Bring the whole family and scream “Opa” at this authentic Greek establishment.
The 24 Grille at the Westin Brook Cadillac Detroit offers a sophisticated ambience, appropriate for friends and family. The warm palette, rich textures, hand-blown sculptures, and plush drapery make this establishment both inviting and stylish. This restaurant features Detroit’s first champagne bar with Moet Hennessy products. Enjoy exceptional sandwiches, desserts, cocktails, and more in this amazing destination!