Lady of the House in Corktown is a restaurant inside an old auto shop that sources its ingredients from small farms in and around the city, which means the produce you eat here might come from just down the street. The rotating menu is based on what’s in season and their wide selection of beer, wine, and cocktails changes throughout the year to match the food. It’s a great place to come with a big group and just order the majority of the menu, but make sure to get the carrot steak and potato donuts if they’re available.
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Slows in Corktown is a Detroit institution that serves all of the barbecue classics, along with a wide variety of craft beers.
Detroit Institute of Bagels
Detroit Institute of Bagels in Corktown looks like a yoga studio, but serves some of the best bagels in town - proof that life is all about balance.
Ima is a casual Japanese noodle shop in Corktown that serves traditional udon and rice bowls, and has one of the city’s best sake selections.
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Selden Standard in Midtown has nailed the New American food/good cocktails/exposed wood trio for years. And guess what? It’s still great.
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
With a bright green interior and lots of vegetable dishes, Chartreuse is as close to spring as you can get without leaving Detroit during the winter.
If you’re with a group and everyone wants something different, go to Craft Work in West Village for everything from oysters to curry lamb and pot pie.
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Grey Ghost Detroit
If you want to eat meat in its many forms, and drink some good draft cocktails, check out Grey Ghost in Midtown for dinner or brunch.
Lafayette Coney Island
Lafayette Coney Island is one of the two most famous spots for coney dogs in Detroit. It’s open late and best experienced with a side of chili fries.
Takoi is a Thai restaurant in Corktown that looks like where Deckard would’ve taken Rachel on a first date in Blade Runner.
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