Are you getting hungry? Today starts Detroit Restaurant Week! For the ninth time since 2009, Detroit Restaurant Week takes the stage in the Motor City. Over 230,000 diners are expected to flock to this event and generate millions in sales for elite establishments.
Besides coney islands, Detroit is an underrated place for food. Detroit is unique in having a vastly cultured population, celebrating food and people alike at the dinner table. From restaurants bearing the name of world-renowned chefs to local favorites and unknown treasures, these dining locales have almost anything a hungry foodie could want.
A record 18 restaurants are participating from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 29, including:
- 24Grille from the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
- Andiamo Detroit Riverfront from the GM Renaissance Center
- Angelina Italian Bistro from downtown Detroit
- Brizola from Greektown Casino Hotel
- Cliff Bell’s from downtown Detroit
- Coach Insignia from the GM Renaissance Center
- Cuisine from New Center
- Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille from the Fox Theatre building
- Detroit Seafood Market from Paradise Valley
- Fountain Bistro from Campus Martius Park
- Guns + Butter from Midtown
- Jefferson House from the Crowne Plaza Detroit
- La Dolce Vita from the Palmer Park district
- Rattlesnake Club from Stroh River Place
- Roast from the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
- Roma Café from Eastern Market
- Santorini Estiatorio from Greektown
- Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina from MGM Grand Detroit
This event, held by Shinola, occurs every fall and spring. Ordinarily, a fine dining meal could cost upwards of $100, but for this event, diners can grab delectable dishes for $30 that includes a starter dish like portobello alla griglia (marinated mushrooms with signature zip sauce), a main entrée like pan-roasted deep sea scallops with hazelnut white truffle risotto, and a dessert like peanut butter and banana ice cream with chocolate and caramel sauce (beverages, tax and tip not included). I don’t know about you folks, but this is making my stomach growl. There are some incredible dishes created just for this event, but also some stellar meals we’ve come to expect from the fine dining restaurants in town.
Come check out the Detroit Restaurant Week Facebook page where you can see menus, enter contests and find discount offers like UBER rides (50% off for two people). There’s also a list of things to do after dinner, like seeing Mos Def at the Detroit Opera House to kick off the night on Friday, September 20, dueling pianos at MGM Grand the next night, or a silent auction the following weekend.
This is an event that you won’t want to miss. What night are you going to Detroit Restaurant Week?