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Detroit's Best Dining Neighborhoods of 2015, According to Restaurant Experts

Friends and Eater contributors name their favorite restaurant neighborhoods the year.

Eastern Market.
Eastern Market.
Stock Detroit/Michelle and Chris Gerard

As is tradition at Eater, we close out the year by surveying local food writers and our own staff on various restaurant-related topics, and we'll be publishing their responses throughout the week. Readers, feel free to share your thoughts below. Next question: What was the best dining neighborhood of 2015?

Serena Maria Daniels, Dining Editor, Metro Times:

Corktown, though I think Mexicantown is in for an interesting 2016.

Aaron Foley, Author/Editor, BLAC Detroit Magazine:

Does Hamtramck count as a neighborhood? No, it a city, obviously. (I knew that.) But I had some good meals at Rock City Eatery, some late-night cravings filled at Campau Tower, filled my sweet tooth at Aladdin Sweets and Cafe and have introduced some new fans to Ali-Baba Shish Kabob. Not to mention they do pop-up dining at Bumbo's now.

Seoung Lee, Blogger, Chow Down Detroit:

Dearborn. It's not just Middle Eastern food in the city now. Dearborn has various styles of restaurants and most of them are fantastic. It's become my go-to city for great food.

Victoria Trudeau, Eater Contributor:

Midtown is on the map in a big way with Selden Standard, La Feria is still great, Treat Dreams brought dessert, and Pho Lucky just confirmed that no matter the craving, Midtown has something to offer.

Melody Baetens, Co-Owner of Small's Bar and Features Reporter, Detroit News:

Downtown Detroit. I've worked downtown for 16 years and I've never been so delightfully overwhelmed about where to go to lunch, or where to meet friends for cocktails after work.

Brenna Houck, Editor, Eater Detroit:

Corktown and Midtown/Cass Corridor are still major players but downtown had a strong year as well with lots of new restaurants and cafes. I'm looking forward to the happenings in West Village and Eastern Market in 2016.

Dorothy Hernandez, Co-Owner of Sarap Filipino Pop-Up and Managing Editor, Hour Detroit:

Eastern Market. Shopping for that night's dinner? Want to grab a quick slice of pizza? Treating a special someone to dinner and drinks? Eastern Market has it all.

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