is our top pick for drinking and dining in Detroit! We've always loved
all the Cajun and Creole flavors that they offer at this slice of New
Orleans, and now they even have sushi for a very trendy touch. It might
seem like an odd mix, but the sashimi is incredibly high quality and
it's made perfectly. In terms of the entrees, we'd most highly
recommend the crawfish etouffe. We've been ordering that for years and
we never tire of the incredible flavor! No matter what you order, if
you are hot sauce fiend like we are, you will definitely want to take
advantage of the tray of hot sauces that they leave on every table for
you to enjoy. So many different ones to try, and all so good with
seafood! Fishbone's is the best.
400 Monroe Street
- PEGASUS TAVERN
you find yourself in Greektown, there's no doubt that you want to find
the very best Greek food around. We have relied on Pegasus for years,
and we'd very highly recommend this excellent restaurant and bar to
you. We always start off our meal with a nice flaming piece of
saganaki, and our typical choice for an entree is the vegetarian trio.
The best part of that is the vegetarian moussaka, so sometimes we order
that all on its own. If you love spanakopita and dolmas, you'll love
them at this restaurant, and you also will want to try their delicious
lamb kebabs, and the wonderful calamari that they serve. For dessert,
the baklava is our top choice. So flaky and nutty and delicious!
Wonderful atmosphere here too.
558 Monroe Street
Roast is one of
our newest discoveries in Detroit, a delectable place to go for steaks
and seafood, our two favorite things in this world! If you agree with
us on that, then you really owe it to yourself to check this place out.
The top choice on the menu according to us and all our friends is
without a doubt the filet mignon with crab, and for a side you will
certainly want to try the fried brussels sprouts. The flavor will
really blow your mind. They have incredible pierogies here (we
recommend the beef cheek), and the roasted marrow is just incredible.
The official "Roast Burger" is a real treat to try too, piled high with
toppings including eggs and crispy bacon! That's the kind of flavor
that you simply won't find elsewhere!
1128 Washington Avenue
- CLIFF BELL'S
blues lovers take note, Cliff Bell's is your signature spot in Detroit!
You'll be just as hooked on the food and drinks as you are on the
music! Wow. We've been nothing but impressed with everything that they
have to offer here, from delicious martinis to incredible entrees. The
hot cocoa martini is our top pick for a drink, and for a starter you
cannot go wrong with a classic jumbo shrimp cocktail. For your entree,
a bibb salad or macaroni and cheese will do you just fine, and no
matter what you order we recommend a hearty serving of their french
fries. Too delicious. When you've got a special date coming up, or an
occasion with good friends, Cliff Bell's is an exquisite place to visit
2030 Park Avenue
- LAFAYETTE CONEY ISLAND
two top favorite coney islands in Detroit are of course American and
Lafayette (the former is listed on the right side of this page if you
want to know about that one too!). Lafayette is a real classic, one of
the oldest existing restaurants in the city of Detroit, and we just
love it here. All your greasy favorites are the stars of the show, from
coney dogs to french fries. Just the basics, but all SO good. They have
very good coffee here too, and the service is just so blazingly fast
that you will be in and out in a flash. There's no flash here, just a
great old fashioned meal in a clean and cozy atmosphere, and we really
think that you will enjoy it just as much as we always have! Definitely
one of our highest recommendations!
118 West Lafayette Boulevard
- COACH INSIGNIA
truly upscale steak dinner in Detroit, at the top of the Renaissance
Center, no less, you've got to check out Coach Insignia. You will not
find a more romantic restaurant in all of Detroit. Begin with a vodka
gimlet to set the mood, and then head right into an array of delightful
appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We love the lobster corn dogs, and
for an entree you can't go wrong with short ribs with chipotle sauce.
We love the pappardelle, the mashed potatoes, and the onion rings, and
for the piece de resistance, the chocolate torte is the perfect finale
to an amazing meal. You won't want to miss this place for the more
special occasions in your life. Check out Coach Insignia at the top of
the Ren Cen!
200 Renaissance Center
- BUCHAREST GRILL
delicious Mediterranean food with a coney island type feel in Detroit,
you can never go wrong with Bucharest Grill. We've been dining here for
years whenever we want a low key dining experience that includes some
really fantastic food and great service. We love to start off with some
of their hummus, which has a delightful citrusy zest to it that we
haven't tasted elsewhere. Their garlic sauce is also amazing, really
packed with flavor, and completely free even if you want extra! That's
always a good thing. If you're not in the mood for Middle Eastern food,
you can even just opt for a delicious coney and you'll still leave
completely satisfied. Always great service, comfortable atmosphere, and
2040 Park Avenue
- COMERICA PARK DINING & DRINKING
are so many different places within Comerica Park to dine and drink, so
when you're there to see the Detroit Tigers play, or to watch the
hottest concert of the summer, you definitely don't have to go hungry!
There are many hot dog stands scattered throughout the park, as well as
roasted peanut stands, Italian beef and sausage stands, nacho stands,
and more, plus popular restaurants and lounges like Big League Grill,
Brushfire Grill, Hot Fries, Lemons & Ears, Sliders, Asian Tiger,
Frozen Daquiris, Mexican food, Little Caesars, and our personal
favorite, Sidekicks! Everything from food court style fare to more
traditional restaurant type experiences can be found here. Always a
great time in Detroit!
2100 Woodward Avenue
- AMERICAN CONEY ISLAND
we promised, we're going to tell you about our other favorite coney
island in Detroit, American Coney Island! American and Lafayette are
side by side, and they really are the perfect neighbors. American is a
beloved place to go for us because they've got great coffee, delicious
coney dogs, juicy hamburgers, and perfectly greasy fries. It's such a
nostagic slice of the past, so delightfully retro, and so fun for your
family and friends! Kids especially will love the atmosphere here, and
they'll feel like they have stepped back into a different era. You can
tell them how your parents or even grandparents used to dine at
restaurants like this! And they will of course love all the food, and
it's cheap without having to resort to a kids' menu!
115 Michigan Avenue
- FORAN'S GRAND TRUNK PUB
who love a brewski and a great sandwich have got to head over to
Foran's Grand Trunk Pub. They've got the best sandwiches in all of
Detroit, including reubens that are just so mouth wateringly good, and
pulled pork sandwiches that you'll be telling all your friends about!
They're really that good! What makes the difference is that they pile
up that pulled pork on thick Texas toast instead of ordinary buns, and
the coleslaw and cheddar really complement each other so incredibly
well. They've got a huge selection of beers to choose from too, and any
one of them will pair perfectly with your enormous sandwich. Just ask
your server which one they'd recommend to go best with your meal! They
always know best.
612 Woodward Avenue