Skip your usual go-to restaurant this year, and surprise your significant other with a romantic dinner date at one of Detroit’s hottest restaurants this Valentine’s Day. Your tastebuds and your sweetie won’t regret it. Book your reservation now!
1. Wright & Co.
Located inside a 1891 brownstone trim building, this classic, architecturally pleasing, and noteworthy restaurant is a special experience rather than just a nice place to dine at. For beginners, to get to the restaurant you must take a small, discreetly located elevator up to the third floor where you then enter a large dining room, complete with original dark wood elements, a star-burst tin ceiling, and a crystal chandelier. Aside from the exceptional ambiance, the menu offers a variety of fine food selections from “snacks” to “small plates,” all mean’t to be shared. Compliment your meal with one of their uniquely delicious craft cocktails or a bottle of wine. For more information visit http://www.wrightdedroit.com/
This elegant and quaint restaurant stands out with its beautifully designed, art-deco inspired space, situated amongst a block of old vintage buildings. But not only does it antique decor, complete with knit-chain draped lamps and jewel toned bar chairs attract guests, but their incredible menu of French inspired cuisines and dishes keeps their customers coming back for more. Enjoy an unordinary way of dining this Valentine’s Day while savoring in excellent and well crafted food at Antietam. View the menu, hours, and more at http://www.antietamdetroit.com/
Detroit’s bar of the year in 2016 is the perfect intimate spot for Valentine’s Day. Located discreetly in The Belt, a trendy, graffiti sprayed pedestrian alleyway, Standby prides itself on it’s unique and excellent cocktail recipes, but it’s small and flavorful menu is not to be ignored. With locally sourced ingredients, the menu features a mixture of Cuban, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisines. So no matter what type of food you’re in the mood for, Standby has a dish to please your tastebuds. For more information visit http://www.standbydetroit.com/
4. Selden Standard
It doesn’t get more fresh and more local than Selden Standard. As a seasonal restaurant that aims to serve the freshest food possible with locally sourced ingredients, the menu is constantly evolving and changing to maintain their purpose. With a wide range of options from excellent meat and fish dishes to beautifully crafted “vegetables & such” the food is presented like a piece of art, almost too pretty to eat. Check out their outstanding wine selection to top off your meal. Hours, menu, and more at http://www.seldenstandard.com/
The perfect spot to grab a light bite and a great glass or bottle of wine before catching a movie or going ice skating in Campus Martius. Vertical hosts a historic and classy atmosphere where guests can enjoy a small plates menu composed of fresh meat and seafood, savory cheese selections, and delectable deserts. Pair your meal selections with a great glass of wine from the extensive wine list or grab a flight and indulge in a few different types of vino with your Valentine. More information at http://www.verticaldetroit.com/
6. El Barzon
If you and your Valentine can’t decide on the same cuisine for dinner then El Barzon is the place for you two. With a full authentic Italian menu as well as a full authentic Mexican menu, margaritas can mix with homemade pasta and a caprese salad can be enjoyed asada beef tacos. The possibilities are endless. Make sure to make a reservation! El Barzon is one of Detroit’s most popular hidden gems. Check out https://wwww.yelp.com/biz/el-barzon-detroit for more information.
One of Detroit’ hottest new sushi spots to open, Maru is making big waves with their fresh menu consisting of local ingredients, organic produce, and wild caught fish. With distinct and original features such as an old revolving door that has been turned into a private booth, Maru’s Detroit location stands out from their other Michigan based locations. As a sleek and sexy modern day sushi restaurant, the aesthetic sets the mood for a romantic night out and the menu does not disappoint! For more information visit http://www.marurestaurant.com/
One of the newest upscale restaurants to hit the Detroit restaurant scene, Parc is located in Campus Martius which creates the perfect “refined and relaxed” setting for Valentine’s Day. With an impeccable menu that starts off with “first courses” which includes wood roasted oysters and tuna tartare and makes its way down to pasta features, fish entrees, and reserve steaks. Despite the “fine dining” menu, Parc hosts a trendy musical theme atmosphere with classic and 90s rock on the play list and large portraits of music legends including Elvis and Michael Jackson. More information at http://www.parcdetroit.com/