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It’s hard to find time to get out of the parenting trenches and out on the town but SO worth it.
Life before kids turns into an unfamiliar memory no matter how long you’ve been a parent. The loving gazes to your mate shift to silent pleas help or frustrated death stares. There are a million reasons why you can’t go on a date but one very important reason why you must – YOU DESERVE IT!
Pick up the phone make a reservation, find a babysitter, put on whatever makes you feel good, and grab your sweetie for a date in Detroit.
Apparatus Room // 250 W Larned St
New American fare and craft cocktails in an industrial-chic space at the Detroit Foundation Hotel.
BESA // 600 Woodward Ave
Experience modern dining inside the historic Vinton Building and only a couple blocks away from Campus Martius.
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails //15 E Kirby St
Cozy, seasonal American dining spot with botanical decor.
Flowers of Vietnam // 4430 Vernor Hwy
Go off the beaten path to Southwest Detroit and find the only coney that’s acceptable for a fancy date night. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu but you’ll want to order the caramel chicken.
Grey Ghost // 47 Watson St
Modern, hip spot for American fare and craft cocktails.
The Highlands // 400 Renaissance Center
A fine-dining steakhouse on the top floor of the Renaissance Center with breathtaking views to match the menu.
La Dolce Vita // 17546 Woodward Ave
Escape to one of Detroit’s hidden treasures to enjoy a night in the garden enjoying a plate of pasta and a glass of wine.
Lady of the House // 1426 Bagley Ave
New American fare with Irish influences in a beautiful, intimate venue.
London Chop House //155 W Congress
Classically elegant steakhouse established in 1938 with an English feel and accompanying cigar lounge.
Maru Sushi // 160 W Fort
Japanese restaurant featuring unique sushi rolls, sharing plates and cocktails in stylish surrounds.
PARC // 800 Woodward
Sophisticated New American fare and vast wine list offered in the center of Campus Martius.
The Republic // 1942 Grand River
Elevated, seasonal pub food pairs with craft beer, wine & brown spirits in a hip, rustic-chic space.
San Morello // 1400 Woodward Ave
Experience the tastes and flavors of southern Italy and Sicily at Detroit’s long anticipated Shinola Hotel.
Selden Standard //3921 Second Ave
Seasonal, locally sourced small plates & craft cocktails are the focus at this stylish New American.
SheWolf // 438 Selden St.
A trip to Italy might not be on the calendar but you can escape to Rome for an evening at the long anticipated Italian restaurant.
Takoi // 2520 Michigan Ave
Trendy, compact dining room with an open kitchen offering elevated Thai plates and cocktails.
Townhouse Detroit // 500 Woodward
Casual fine dining in downtown Detroit.
Wright & Co. //1500 Woodward
Creative small plates with a seasonal focus, plus craft cocktails, in polished vintage surroundings.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..