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Guide to Downtown Detroit Restaurants


Downtown Detroit has a lot of dining options from which to choose. There are long-time landmarks, local favorites and restaurants that simply provide a unique dining experience. Here are just a few recommendations regarding Downtown Detroit Restaurants:

Jazz Joints, Clubs, Restaurants

It's not all about the food:

  • Sweet Georgia Brown on Brush in Greektown features gourmet Southern/soul food. It also has DJ nights, as well as live jazz music. It offers a great Sunday brunch. The crowd is mainly made up of professionals and the menu is expensive.


Definitely Detroit:
  • The Whitney Restaurant on Woodward Avenue offers traditional American cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere. The real allure of the restaurant is its historic mansion location.

Tried and True

Unique, fun and/or convenient, there are several restaurants in Detroit that are worth checking out:
  • Fishbones Rhythm Café on Monroe Avenue in Greektown features Cajun/Creole cuisine. It has a great atmosphere, an enormous water fall, live bands and a great Sunday brunch.
  • Loco Bar & Grill in Greektown is a Tex Mex restaurant with a full bar.
  • Andiamo Detroit Riverfront is located in the Renaissance Center and overlooks the Detroit River. It features Northern Italian cuisine.
  • Tom’s Oyster Bar on Jefferson Avenue features seafood and is well known for its roof deck in the summer months.
  • Small Plates on Broadway Street in the theatre district is a Tapas Bar. In other words, appetizer-portioned dishes are ordered for the table.


  • Wolfgang Puck Grille is located in the casino at the MGM Grand Detroit. The swanky restaurant offers a wide variety of American cuisine, from steaks to burgers.
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