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A Running List of Detroit Restaurants and Bars Partially Reopening for Dine-In Service

Under the new rules, restaurants can open at 50 percent seating capacity

A green sign on the open door to El Nacimiento in Detroit.
Restaurants that choose to reopen for dine-in service at 50 percent capacity are adopting stingent protocols to keep employees and customers safe during the pandemic.
Christian Gerard

As of Monday, June 8, restaurants and bars across the state legally started welcoming customers back inside dining rooms for a sit-down meal or a drink. It’s the first time that dine-in service has been permitted in the metro Detroit area since the partial shutdown went into place on March 16 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In order to resume regular service, establishments serving food and beverages are limited to 50 percent of their former seating capacity and must spread out tables and groups of chairs to ensure six feet of social distance between groups. Employees are required to wear face masks and undergo health screenings in addition to other safety trainings and protocols required by the state. Customers must also wear a mask over their nose and mouth when entering restaurants or when they leave the table to help prevent the spread of the virus.

As many restaurant owners can attest, reopening after three months of modified service or complete closure isn’t like flipping a switch. A majority of restaurants have to rehire and retrain staff as well as reconfigure dining rooms, all while acquiring the proper personal protective equipment and sanitizing supplies. Issues with the food supply chain resulting from novel coronavirus have also created extra barriers for restaurants trying to resume a something resembling normal service with the menu items customers expect.

At the same time, some restaurants are taking a wait and see approach to reopening dining rooms for the safety of staff and customers or delaying regular service for a month. The list below contains restaurants that have resumed some form of dine-in service. It’s best to call ahead for more info, since hours, official reopening dates, and services change often right now.

If you choose to go, remember to tip well and follow the rules set out by restaurants. No one should have to tell you to wear a mask. And please, for the safety of yourself and others, stay home when you’re sick, wash your hands, and cover coughs with your elbow. For folks who would prefer to stick to carryout at this time, there check out Eater’s latest maps or head over to the guide to restaurants offering carryout, delivery, and patio service only.

Eater will add new names periodically; email detroit@eater.com if you see any missing from the list or that have changed services.


Detroit

Downtown

Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine

Eatori Market

Monarch Club (by reservation)

Queens Bar

Mootz Pizzeria + Bar

Jacoby’s

The Royce

Flood’s Bar & Grille

American Coney Island

La Lanterna

Highlands

The Fountain

Anchor Bar

Level 2 Bar & Rooftop

Besa

Parc

Caucus Club

Brass Rail Pizza

Lumen

Detroiter Bar

Greenwich Time Pub

Detroit Beer Co.

Buhl Bar

The Well

Bad Luck (reservation-only)

The Baltimore

Old Shillelagh

Pappy’s Bar & Grill

Calexico

Parks & Rec

Republic

Wright & Co

Niki’s Pizza

Tommy’s Detroit Bar and Grill

Delmar

PAO

Marina District

Sindbad’s

Jefferson Chalmers

Norma G’s

Coriander Kitchen & Farm (Patio-only, contactless ordering)

New Center

Yumvillage (Private and special events-only dining, carryout, patio dining and a neighborhood market is coming soon)

Cuisine

Corktown

Cork & Gabel

Michigan and Trumbull (July 8)

McShane’s Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar

Nancy Whiskey’s Bar

Motor City Wine

Mudgies Deli and Wine Bar (Carryout, walk-up window, and patio service-only)

Two James Distillery

The Sugar House

Mink (Patio-only)

Folk (Self-seated patio-only, online ordering for groceries and takeout as well as a walk-up window)

Batch Brewing Company (Patio seating only)

Takoi (First come, first served patio seating with carryout available by pre-order and a walkup window for the bar)

Brightmoor

Scotty Simpson’s Fish & Chips

Palmer Park

Menjo’s Complex

Southwest Detroit

Rincon Tropical

Antojitos El Catracho

La Palapa del Parian

El Nacimiento

Los Galanes

Giovanni’s Ristorante

El Asador

Bagley Central

Peso (Patio-only service as well as carryout and delivery)

Palenque Restaurant

Woodbridge

Pie-Sci (Patio-only, try calling ahead)

Core City

Magnet (Carryout is available for pre-order with picnic-style seating in Core City Park)

Cass Corridor

La Feria

The Bronx

The Block

SheWolf

Rock City Eatery

The Peterboro

Selden Standard

The Whitney (Open for private events, reopening for dine-in service on September 9)

Honest John’s

Union Street

Common Pub

Third Street Bar/Street Beet

Castalia (reservation-only)

Alley Deck/Sgt. Pepperoni’s

HopCat

Bookie’s Bar & Grill

Detroit Shipping Co (Patio-only)

Temple Bar

8 Degrees Plato

Hammer and Nail

Art Center

Babo

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails (July 8)

Sugarhill Arts District

Seva

Morningside

Ye Olde Taproom

Brush Park

Brush Street Bar & Grille

Grey Ghost

Rivertown Warehouse District

Rattlesnake Club

Milwaukee Junction

Milwaukee Caffé

Sherwood Forest/Bagley/University District

Good Times on the Ave

Eastern Market

Detroit Vineyards

Detroit City Distillery (Outdoor tasting room-only service on Riopelle Street starting July 1)

Louie’s Ham & Corned Beef

West Village

Marrow (Reservation-only, pre fixe meals)

Boston Edison

The Congregation (Patio seating)

Hamtramck

Barter

Suburbs

Dearborn

Hamido Restaurant

Miller’s Bar

TRIA Restaurant at the Henry Hotel

Madison Heights

Cadillac Straights

On the Rocks Bar and Grill

Warren

Detroit Pho & Crab

Ferndale

Urbanrest Brewing

Voyager (Patio-only)

Imperial

Public House

Detroit Fleat

The Fly Trap

Toast Ferndale

J’s Penalty Box

Como’s

Danny’s Irish Pub

Clawson

White Wolf Patisserie

Three Cats

Royal Oak

Bread by Crispelli’s

Cafe Muse

Atomic Coffee

Jim Brady’s

Iron Horse (July 7)

D’Amato’s (July 7)

Gusoline Alley

Ale Mary’s

Motor City Gas

Ronin Sushi

Birmingham

Hazel, Ravines and Downtown/Hazel’s Lobster Pound (By reservations or order online for curbside pickup or delivery)

Adachi

Phoenicia

Forest

La Strada (By reservation-only)

Griffin Claw

Hazel Park

Frame (Patio-only)

Joebar

Kozy Lounge

Farmington

Chive Kitchen (Ticketed events, patio reservations)

Farmington Hills

Cafe Cortina

Bloomfield Hills

Mex

Social Kitchen

West Bloomfield

Stage Deli

Pickles & Rye Deli

Rochester Hills

Clubhouse BFD

Grosse Pointe Park

The Bricks Pizza (Carryout orders accepted, patio and indoor seating available)

Red Crown

Grosse Pointe

Luxe Bar and Grille

Morning Glory Coffee + Pastries

St. Clair Shores

Butter Run Saloon

Trenton

Promenade Artisan Foods

Roseville

Lazybones Smokehouse

Multiple Locations

Ima (Corktown and Madison Heights are patio-only, Midtown offers dine-in seating)

Cloverleaf Pizza

Basement Burger Bar

Atwater Brewery

Buddy’s Pizza

Bobcat Bonnie’s

Crispelli’s

Pho Lucky

Joe Muer Seafood

Cannelle Patisserie

Shield’s Pizza

Olga’s Kitchen

This story originally published on Tuesday, June 9.

Detroit Restaurants Take Cautious Steps Toward Dine-In Service [ED]
All Michigan Restaurants and Bars Can Open for Dine-In Service on June 8 [ED]

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