Detroit, or Motor City, is the cradle of the American automotive industry, and Motown music. Although Detroit may nowadays be associated primarily with economic problems, there are still many great dining venues around the city. We list the best spots in Detroit that reflect the city’s rich, multicultural heritage.
Situated in a former garage, very few restaurants capture the historical and cultural feeling of Detroit as well as Vinsetta Garage. The venue has taken Detroit’s heritage, given it a modern shakeup and changed the purpose of the building, while ‘keeping the legend alive’. Lucky diners can also get their hands on the latest Vinsetta Garage pin-up calendar during visits, showcasing a selection of classic ladies-in-vehicles, all vying for the title of Miss Autorama.
The Rattlesnake Club has been consistently creating innovative meals, with dedication, passion and precision since 1988. The Rattlesnake stands in Rivertown, on the site of a restored River Walk, where alfresco dining along the Detroit River is a relaxing option during summer months.
The Rattlesnake Club, 300 River Place Drive, Detroit, Michigan, USA, +1 313 567 4400
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront is a recipe for success. The Andiamo philosophy is to work with the community, giving support to several different charity groups and organizations. Andiamo at Detroit Riverfront is beautifully situated at the water’s edge in the GM Renaissance Center Wintergarden.
Using locally sourced ingredients bought at the Eastern Market, The Majestic Cafe offers diners the chance to eat in heart of the action. Located within Midtown’s Majestic Theatre complex, this place should not be missed, for ease of access to other attractions, and for its tasty menu.
Located inside the MotorCity Casino Hotel, the sophisticated, two-tier dining room is a popular venue for romantic evenings. Known for its spectacular views of the city, Iridescence has wines that are showcased prominently in a glorious glass wine cellar.
Iridescence, 2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, USA, +1 866 752 9622