Downtown Detroit Eats?
- shnda99 Apr 15, 2009 10:33 AM
I'm visiting Detroit from St. Louis for the 4th time next month and I'm determined to have a good meal there. I haven't really had much luck in the past.
Can you please point me in the right direction. We would like to stay in the downtown area for convenience but we will have a car. Any type of food welcome and Im always open to try new things. We also like young trendy places are all under 30. Looking for low-midprice range, as my SO isnt the coat and tie type.
I think Slows from that list might fit the bill well. Sure, you may be coming from Missouri and thinking the BBQ probably doesn't get much better than that. But the place gets a young crowd, they have a big bar with locally brewed beer, and the food is really good. About five minutes by car from downtown.
I recommend Vincente's - its Cuban with great Paella or small plates if that's the way you want to go. Definitely do not need a coat or a tie!
Do you like Asian - Oslo has sushi and also thai (I think).
Mosaic in Greek town - its on the upscale side, but no dress code. It also has a trendy bar that would have a lot of people in your age group (which is mine too).
Honestly, most of the upscale places in town don't have a dress code - you won't see tons of "coat and tie types".
BTW, it's Vicente's, if you're looking for this on Google.
Agreed--fun spot. Often has live Latin music on Friday nights. Call ahead to reserve. Not expensive for what you get. Can eat well on appetizers, and then hang out and drink. "I Love Lucy" reruns on monitors, subtitled in Spanish.
This is my list so far.... heading out next week if anyone else has more suggestions
Checker Bar & Grill
124 Cadillac Square
Taste, a Pizza bar
1431 Times Square
El Barzon (Italian/Mexian)
3710 Junction St. at Michigan
Sunday 11am Brunch
1456 Woodward Ave
2138 Michigan Ave. at 14th St
Vicente's Cuban Cuisine
1250 Library St