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Some of the food offerings at Cash Only Supper Club, which opened in May below Prime and Proper in downtown.
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The Hottest New Restaurants in Detroit, June 2022

From a fancy supper club downtown to Ex Wife’s Famous Chicken in Dearborn Heights, here’s where to eat right now

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Some of the food offerings at Cash Only Supper Club, which opened in May below Prime and Proper in downtown.
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The unofficial start of summer in Detroit has arrived and with that, there are plenty opportunities to explore the many new restaurants that have popped up so far this year. Among the newer offerings, a fancy new supper club downtown, an “eatertainment” venue in Taylor featuring axe-throwing, Michigan craft beers, and snacks, and a Middle Eastern-style seafood spot in Dearborn.

This month, Bonchon, the Lobster Food Truck & Pitstop, Barda, and Freya make their exits from the map to make way for Cash Only Supper Club, Kudos Taproom & Fieldhouse, Aliz Seafood House, and Ex Wife’s Famous Chicken.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Kudos Taproom & Fieldhouse

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14100 Pardee Rd
Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 318-2514
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A new family-friendly “eatertainment” complex, Kudos Taproom and Fieldhouse, opened May 21 in Taylor, offering guests almost 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor fun. On top of a lineup of shareable snacks like queso blanco and chips, buffalo bacon chicken dip, and walking nachos, the spot also offers a full bar with beers, spirits, and wine for the grownups. For fun, guests can practice their axe-throwing, play retro arcade games, or toss the beanbags for cornhole.

2. Ex-Wife's Famous Chicken

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22444 Ford Rd
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
(313) 880-1180
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A restaurant with the very intriguing name Ex-Wife’s Famous Chicken, debuted in Dearborn on Monday, May 2. The menu is remarkably true to its theme with Side Chicks (sides) and Child Support (kid’s menu) to accompany the fried chicken sandwiches and chicken tender meals. The restaurant seems to have big plans for expansion, with eight additional locations listed as “coming soon” on its website. For now, folk can dine-in or place an order online for takeout or delivery.

3. Aliz Seafood House

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14507 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 977-7787
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This new spot in Dearborn open around early May and serves up Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine, but with a seafood twist. Many of the classic offerings one would find in a traditional Middle Eastern restaurant are available here, including skewers, hummus, grilled kibbie, and kofta sandwiches, with one key distinction: except for beef, lamb, chicken, or other typical proteins, at Aliz, it’s all prepared with a variety of marinated or spicy fish or shrimp. The menu is rounded out with entrees like roasted red snapper, grilled salmon with herbs, as well as casseroles and shrimp biryani.

4. The Detroit Pizza Bar

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7316 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 710-8771

The Detroit Pizza Bar celebrated a grand opening ceremony on April 1, adding to the growing number of dining options in the Live6 district. The Black-owned pizzeria is set inside a newly renovated building on West McNichols that had long been abandoned. The 4,500-square-foot space features wood-fired pizza made with ingredients sourced from local farms, is available for dining in and takeout, and has a rooftop terrace, perfect for the warmer summer months.

5. Bink's Grill

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18455 Livernois
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 513-2465

Bink’s Grill has been around for some time but in 2021, operators of the popular egg roll business made the transition to full-service brick and mortar when it opened its doors on Livernois. The smartly designed restaurant features a variety of only-in-Detroit egg roll creations, such as the Southwest chicken, stuffed with black beans, jalapeños, red peppers, corn, spinach, and Colby jack cheese.

6. Trap Vegan

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20198 Livernois
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 340-2988
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Trap Vegan made its debut in Detroit’s Green Acres neighborhood on the west side in November, adding to the city’s offerings of meatless restaurant menus. Owner Jasmine Raiford has developed a menu that will convert any discriminating meat-eater, with a variety of vegan burgers such as the BJ Burger made with grilled barbecue jackfruit and topped with grilled onions, mushrooms, pepper jack cheese, avocado spread, and the spot’s “Trap Sauce” — all served on a grilled brioche bun. Also expect a variety of smoothies, juices, acai bowls, salads, and loaded nachos.

7. Mezcal Mexican Bar & Kitchen

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201 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 268-3915
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The long-awaited Mezcal Mexican Bar & Kitchen quietly opened its doors in Ferndale in March, ushering in a much-needed boost to Oakland County’s Mexican food world. The bar features 30 different types of agave spirits, while the menu includes an impressive lineup of tacos, including birria, fish, campechano (a blend of chorizo and carne asada), and alambre — with bacon, chorizo, melted cheese, and choice of chicken or steak.

8. Sozai Restaurant

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449 W 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 677-3232
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This new Japanese restaurant focuses on sustainable sushi from Hajime Sato. Moving right down the block from the beloved Noble Fish might be seen as risky but Sato’s former Seattle-based eatery Mashiko “defined the sustainable sushi movement in the city.” Sato recently relocated here and his menu does justice to Great Lakes seafood and sustainability.

9. Torta Express

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1757 24th St
Detroit, MI 48216

This torta-centric food truck opened briefly on the corner of Vernor Highway and 24th Street in 2019, but the pandemic forced owner Moises Villagomez to cease operations for the past couple of years. He reopened within the last month and, lucky for Detroiters, he offers daily specials on tortas, pambazos (similar to the torta, but with bread dipped in guajillo salsa), mini bolillitos (mini tortas), as well as tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, burritos, and loaded fries. Previous specialities have included tortas with mole, chorizo and potato, the Cubana, and chicharrones with salsa verde. Be sure to check social media for availability.

10. Ladder 4 Wine Bar

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3396 Vinewood St
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 638-1601
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Set in a historic firehouse in Southwest Detroit, Ladder 4 operates as a bar and retail wine shop, with more than 200 varieties for sale, with a particular focus on natural wines. The space hosts live music events and pop-ups, and features three patios and a spacious backyard. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.

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The bar area inside Ladder 4, a new wine bar and shop set inside a historic Detroit firehouse in Southwest Detroit.
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11. Sakura Hibachi Grill

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3109 Roosevelt St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 912-0023
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Detroit’s entrepreneurial Mexican community has evolved in recent years from focusing primarily on Mexican food to other cuisine. Sakura Hibachi Grill food truck is one such example. Run by a veteran chef at the Dearborn Benihana, this mobile restaurant opened in spring of 2021 and is situated behind a residence at 3109 Roosevelt St. The menu consists of hibachi-style rice and noodle bowls with veggies and choice of steak, chicken, shrimp, salmon, and sometimes lobster. The truck is open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, but be sure to call in orders because they sell out quickly.

12. Antojitos Southwest

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1975 Sharon St
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 854-5239
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Detroit has been a leader in the Midwest birria game for generations, but last year Antojitos Southwest landed what is likely the city’s first birria-centric food truck at the intersection of Sharon and Bagley. Open from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the operators focus on birria de res dishes, including quesabirria (with consomme for $1 extra for dipping) and birria ramen, which combines the best of both worlds — a cup of noodles with consomme broth, and birria meat. Carne asada fries and drinks are also available. Be sure to bundle up as the truck often has a long line of fans.

13. Momento Gelato Cafe

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2120 Trumbull
Detroit, MI 48216

Momento Gelato opened on January 5 at 2120 Trumbull, as part of the Elton Park mixed-use development, next door to the longstanding UFO Factory. The Italian-style ice cream parlor specializes in using all natural ingredients and the menu features seasonal flavors, espresso drinks, and a delightful affogato.

The interior of the Momento Gelato cafe in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood with pastel-colored subway tiles and a gelato display case.
The interior pays a subtle homage to the classic ice cream parlor with pastel-colored subway tiles.
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14. Seasons Market & Cafe

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4125 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 462-2022
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The newly open Seasons Market features the Garden Cafe has sustainability in mind. Built using reclaimed materials, Seasons Market pays the many Michigan-based food vendors fair wages for its products. Guests can select a variety of packaged lunch items like salads, grain bowls, and baked goods, curated from local makers like Yum Village, Avalon Bakery, and Detroit Vegan Soul. Grab some lunch and have a seat upstairs in the market’s loft with near 360-degree views of the surrounding neighborhood. During the warmer months, dine and socialize on the outdoor garden patio.

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The grocery and cafe sections of Seasons Market, a new “good food” grocery and eatery. Guests can grab packaged meals from Yum Village, Avalon Bakery, Detroit Vegan Soul and other local vendors at this new Midtown market.
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15. Super Crisp

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4830 Cass Ave Suite C
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 474-8880
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Ima chef and restaurateur Mike Ransom is building on his success with Asian-inspired sandwiches with his newest venture, Super Crisp, a fast-casual eatery conveniently located next to Ima’s Midtown location. Featuring Ransom’s karaage twice-fried sandwiches (available in chicken, fish, and tofu form), wasabi and kimchi burgers, a curry hot dog, plus miso soups, salads, and snacks, Super Crisp offers a quick fix for the Wayne State folks on the run.

16. Charminar Biryani House - Express

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111 W Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 974-6236
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Muslims and folks wanting to incorporate more halal food into their eating routines have another fast-casual Indian-style option in Charminar Biryani Express, located across the street from Wayne State University. The restaurant offers a takeout-friendly menu featuring prepared entrees, appetizers, and sides, including butter chicken, chicken 65, and tandoori chicken, as well as a variety of vegan-friendly selections.

17. BasBlue

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110 E Ferry St
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 474-1883
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Situated in the city’s Cultural Center Historic District, BasBlue is a women and non-binary person-centered co-working space and cafe, where food and drink offerings are helmed by Backbone Hospitality’s Ping Ho (who also runs Marrow, Mink, and The Royce). On offer are sandwiches and soups featuring ingredients from Marrow’s butcher shop, grab-and-go items, and locally-sourced baked goods. In addition, the space features its monthly Pop-Up for a Purpose, in which local women and non-binary chefs showcase their culinary talents, while donating a portion of proceeds to a charity of their choice.

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Some of the food and drink options at BasBlue, a new cafe and work space dedicated to women and nonbinary people in Detroit’s Cultural Center Historic District.
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18. The Statler French American Bistro

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313 Park Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 463-7111
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From the folks behind the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, the Statler (named after the historic hotel) is situated on the ground floor of the City Club Apartments CBD in downtown Detroit. The space features European-inspired decor, seating for 165, and ample outdoor patio seating with heaters and fire pits. As for the menu, expect modern twists on French cuisine like steak tartare, foie gras, bouillabaisse Provence, and a fromage du jour tasting with a selection of cheeses served with honeycomb and dried fruit.

19. Cash Only Supper Club

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1145 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226
(248) 636-2300
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Cash Only Supper Club is the latest in fine dining options, situated below Prime + Proper steakhouse in downtown’s Capitol Park district. Folks might have remember this place as a “members-only” nightclub when it and its upstairs neighbor opened in 2019. Now the space, which flung open its doors on May 20, is open to anyone who can afford the $175 price tag for a seven-course menu and its “strict fancy cocktail to black-tie dress code.” The menu changes monthly, with current offerings including lobster tartlet, uni crispy rice, A5 Miyazaki wagyu, king crab Vera Cruz, short rib on the bone, salmon and sorrel, along with a table-side “Cash Caesar,” and truffle risotto. Despite the name of the place, credit and debit cards are accepted. The 1,500-square-foot space seats 52 guests — including six spots at the bar — comprised mostly of two-top and four-top tables, features soft lighting, and decor inspired by both the Art Deco and Hollywood glam eras.

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Some of the food offerings at Cash Only Supper Club, which opened in May below Prime and Proper in downtown.
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20. Sloppy Crab Restaurant

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519 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 656-4820
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After successfully running Sloppy Chops, a popular fine-dining venue serving lobster macaroni and cheese, bourbon-glazed pork chops, and blackened chicken sandwiches on the west side, Chef Al opened Sloppy Crab in October 2021. Situated in a prime spot on Jefferson, across from the RenCen, Sloppy Crab serves entrees with seafood at the center: blackened salmon, lobster shrimp scampi, and the fried lobster tacos that are popular at Sloppy Chops.

21. Breadless

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2761 E Jefferson Suite A
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 474-2870
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Looking for ways to enjoy a delicious sandwich, without the carbs? Breadless opened its doors in March on East Jefferson Avenue, featuring a line of sandwiches that are wrapped in greens instead of bread. Enjoy sandwiches like the Cloud 9 Pastrami loaded with havarti cheese, shredded cabbage, pickle, red onions, spicy ground mustard, house-made reuben sauce — all in a collard green vessel.

22. Metropolitan Variety Store + Bar and Kitchen

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8047 Agnes St
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 469-0976
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Chef Brendon Edwards — formerly of Gold Cash Gold, Standby, and others — helms the kitchen at the West Village bar and restaurant located in the former Craft Work space. The menu highlights local Michigan produce with Latin American influences. Expect to find grilled pork collar with a celery-apple-tamarind glaze and plantains with rice, squash with salsa macha and a cashew cream, masa donuts or horchata panna cotta for dessert. On the drinks side, the bar serves cocktails such as the Por Favor Y De Nada with tequila-mezcal-chili and fancy micheladas. The spot also features retail space where folks can pick up wine, beer, and liquor, as well as donuts, cold brew, fresh soups by the pint, chocolate bars, ice cream, and dressing from Michigan and Trumbull, among other pantry selects.

1. Kudos Taproom & Fieldhouse

14100 Pardee Rd, Taylor, MI 48180

A new family-friendly “eatertainment” complex, Kudos Taproom and Fieldhouse, opened May 21 in Taylor, offering guests almost 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor fun. On top of a lineup of shareable snacks like queso blanco and chips, buffalo bacon chicken dip, and walking nachos, the spot also offers a full bar with beers, spirits, and wine for the grownups. For fun, guests can practice their axe-throwing, play retro arcade games, or toss the beanbags for cornhole.

14100 Pardee Rd
Taylor, MI 48180

2. Ex-Wife's Famous Chicken

22444 Ford Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

A restaurant with the very intriguing name Ex-Wife’s Famous Chicken, debuted in Dearborn on Monday, May 2. The menu is remarkably true to its theme with Side Chicks (sides) and Child Support (kid’s menu) to accompany the fried chicken sandwiches and chicken tender meals. The restaurant seems to have big plans for expansion, with eight additional locations listed as “coming soon” on its website. For now, folk can dine-in or place an order online for takeout or delivery.

22444 Ford Rd
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

3. Aliz Seafood House

14507 W Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

This new spot in Dearborn open around early May and serves up Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine, but with a seafood twist. Many of the classic offerings one would find in a traditional Middle Eastern restaurant are available here, including skewers, hummus, grilled kibbie, and kofta sandwiches, with one key distinction: except for beef, lamb, chicken, or other typical proteins, at Aliz, it’s all prepared with a variety of marinated or spicy fish or shrimp. The menu is rounded out with entrees like roasted red snapper, grilled salmon with herbs, as well as casseroles and shrimp biryani.

14507 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

4. The Detroit Pizza Bar

7316 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221

The Detroit Pizza Bar celebrated a grand opening ceremony on April 1, adding to the growing number of dining options in the Live6 district. The Black-owned pizzeria is set inside a newly renovated building on West McNichols that had long been abandoned. The 4,500-square-foot space features wood-fired pizza made with ingredients sourced from local farms, is available for dining in and takeout, and has a rooftop terrace, perfect for the warmer summer months.

7316 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

5. Bink's Grill

18455 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221

Bink’s Grill has been around for some time but in 2021, operators of the popular egg roll business made the transition to full-service brick and mortar when it opened its doors on Livernois. The smartly designed restaurant features a variety of only-in-Detroit egg roll creations, such as the Southwest chicken, stuffed with black beans, jalapeños, red peppers, corn, spinach, and Colby jack cheese.

18455 Livernois
Detroit, MI 48221

6. Trap Vegan

20198 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221

Trap Vegan made its debut in Detroit’s Green Acres neighborhood on the west side in November, adding to the city’s offerings of meatless restaurant menus. Owner Jasmine Raiford has developed a menu that will convert any discriminating meat-eater, with a variety of vegan burgers such as the BJ Burger made with grilled barbecue jackfruit and topped with grilled onions, mushrooms, pepper jack cheese, avocado spread, and the spot’s “Trap Sauce” — all served on a grilled brioche bun. Also expect a variety of smoothies, juices, acai bowls, salads, and loaded nachos.

20198 Livernois
Detroit, MI 48221

7. Mezcal Mexican Bar & Kitchen

201 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

The long-awaited Mezcal Mexican Bar & Kitchen quietly opened its doors in Ferndale in March, ushering in a much-needed boost to Oakland County’s Mexican food world. The bar features 30 different types of agave spirits, while the menu includes an impressive lineup of tacos, including birria, fish, campechano (a blend of chorizo and carne asada), and alambre — with bacon, chorizo, melted cheese, and choice of chicken or steak.

201 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

8. Sozai Restaurant

449 W 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017

This new Japanese restaurant focuses on sustainable sushi from Hajime Sato. Moving right down the block from the beloved Noble Fish might be seen as risky but Sato’s former Seattle-based eatery Mashiko “defined the sustainable sushi movement in the city.” Sato recently relocated here and his menu does justice to Great Lakes seafood and sustainability.

449 W 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017

9. Torta Express

1757 24th St, Detroit, MI 48216

This torta-centric food truck opened briefly on the corner of Vernor Highway and 24th Street in 2019, but the pandemic forced owner Moises Villagomez to cease operations for the past couple of years. He reopened within the last month and, lucky for Detroiters, he offers daily specials on tortas, pambazos (similar to the torta, but with bread dipped in guajillo salsa), mini bolillitos (mini tortas), as well as tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, burritos, and loaded fries. Previous specialities have included tortas with mole, chorizo and potato, the Cubana, and chicharrones with salsa verde. Be sure to check social media for availability.

1757 24th St
Detroit, MI 48216

10. Ladder 4 Wine Bar

3396 Vinewood St, Detroit, MI 48208
A bar with four chair set in front of it with shelving stocked with wine bottles overhead, a black sign with white lettering, and white subway tiles.
The bar area inside Ladder 4, a new wine bar and shop set inside a historic Detroit firehouse in Southwest Detroit.
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Set in a historic firehouse in Southwest Detroit, Ladder 4 operates as a bar and retail wine shop, with more than 200 varieties for sale, with a particular focus on natural wines. The space hosts live music events and pop-ups, and features three patios and a spacious backyard. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.

3396 Vinewood St
Detroit, MI 48208

11. Sakura Hibachi Grill

3109 Roosevelt St, Detroit, MI 48216

Detroit’s entrepreneurial Mexican community has evolved in recent years from focusing primarily on Mexican food to other cuisine. Sakura Hibachi Grill food truck is one such example. Run by a veteran chef at the Dearborn Benihana, this mobile restaurant opened in spring of 2021 and is situated behind a residence at 3109 Roosevelt St. The menu consists of hibachi-style rice and noodle bowls with veggies and choice of steak, chicken, shrimp, salmon, and sometimes lobster. The truck is open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, but be sure to call in orders because they sell out quickly.

3109 Roosevelt St
Detroit, MI 48216

12. Antojitos Southwest

1975 Sharon St, Detroit, MI 48209

Detroit has been a leader in the Midwest birria game for generations, but last year Antojitos Southwest landed what is likely the city’s first birria-centric food truck at the intersection of Sharon and Bagley. Open from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the operators focus on birria de res dishes, including quesabirria (with consomme for $1 extra for dipping) and birria ramen, which combines the best of both worlds — a cup of noodles with consomme broth, and birria meat. Carne asada fries and drinks are also available. Be sure to bundle up as the truck often has a long line of fans.

1975 Sharon St
Detroit, MI 48209

13. Momento Gelato Cafe

2120 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48216
The interior of the Momento Gelato cafe in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood with pastel-colored subway tiles and a gelato display case.
The interior pays a subtle homage to the classic ice cream parlor with pastel-colored subway tiles.
Gerard + Belevender

Momento Gelato opened on January 5 at 2120 Trumbull, as part of the Elton Park mixed-use development, next door to the longstanding UFO Factory. The Italian-style ice cream parlor specializes in using all natural ingredients and the menu features seasonal flavors, espresso drinks, and a delightful affogato.

2120 Trumbull
Detroit, MI 48216

14. Seasons Market & Cafe

4125 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
A woman inside a market in front of a fridge below a sign that says farmer’s stand.
The grocery and cafe sections of Seasons Market, a new “good food” grocery and eatery. Guests can grab packaged meals from Yum Village, Avalon Bakery, Detroit Vegan Soul and other local vendors at this new Midtown market.
Gerard + Belevender

The newly open Seasons Market features the Garden Cafe has sustainability in mind. Built using reclaimed materials, Seasons Market pays the many Michigan-based food vendors fair wages for its products. Guests can select a variety of packaged lunch items like salads, grain bowls, and baked goods, curated from local makers like Yum Village, Avalon Bakery, and Detroit Vegan Soul. Grab some lunch and have a seat upstairs in the market’s loft with near 360-degree views of the surrounding neighborhood. During the warmer months, dine and socialize on the outdoor garden patio.

4125 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

15. Super Crisp

4830 Cass Ave Suite C, Detroit, MI 48201

Ima chef and restaurateur Mike Ransom is building on his success with Asian-inspired sandwiches with his newest venture, Super Crisp, a fast-casual eatery conveniently located next to Ima’s Midtown location. Featuring Ransom’s karaage twice-fried sandwiches (available in chicken, fish, and tofu form), wasabi and kimchi burgers, a curry hot dog, plus miso soups, salads, and snacks, Super Crisp offers a quick fix for the Wayne State folks on the run.

4830 Cass Ave Suite C
Detroit, MI 48201

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16. Charminar Biryani House - Express

111 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Muslims and folks wanting to incorporate more halal food into their eating routines have another fast-casual Indian-style option in Charminar Biryani Express, located across the street from Wayne State University. The restaurant offers a takeout-friendly menu featuring prepared entrees, appetizers, and sides, including butter chicken, chicken 65, and tandoori chicken, as well as a variety of vegan-friendly selections.

111 W Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

17. BasBlue

110 E Ferry St, Detroit, MI 48202
Charcuterie on a wooden cutting board next to a glass of white wine with a blue-tiled fireplace and white and yellow seating in the background
Some of the food and drink options at BasBlue, a new cafe and work space dedicated to women and nonbinary people in Detroit’s Cultural Center Historic District.
Jessica Malek/Mercenary

Situated in the city’s Cultural Center Historic District, BasBlue is a women and non-binary person-centered co-working space and cafe, where food and drink offerings are helmed by Backbone Hospitality’s Ping Ho (who also runs Marrow, Mink, and The Royce). On offer are sandwiches and soups featuring ingredients from Marrow’s butcher shop, grab-and-go items, and locally-sourced baked goods. In addition, the space features its monthly Pop-Up for a Purpose, in which local women and non-binary chefs showcase their culinary talents, while donating a portion of proceeds to a charity of their choice.

110 E Ferry St
Detroit, MI 48202

18. The Statler French American Bistro

313 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

From the folks behind the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, the Statler (named after the historic hotel) is situated on the ground floor of the City Club Apartments CBD in downtown Detroit. The space features European-inspired decor, seating for 165, and ample outdoor patio seating with heaters and fire pits. As for the menu, expect modern twists on French cuisine like steak tartare, foie gras, bouillabaisse Provence, and a fromage du jour tasting with a selection of cheeses served with honeycomb and dried fruit.

313 Park Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

19. Cash Only Supper Club

1145 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226
Three pieces of food plated on a long white dish
Some of the food offerings at Cash Only Supper Club, which opened in May below Prime and Proper in downtown.
Cash Only Supper Club

Cash Only Supper Club is the latest in fine dining options, situated below Prime + Proper steakhouse in downtown’s Capitol Park district. Folks might have remember this place as a “members-only” nightclub when it and its upstairs neighbor opened in 2019. Now the space, which flung open its doors on May 20, is open to anyone who can afford the $175 price tag for a seven-course menu and its “strict fancy cocktail to black-tie dress code.” The menu changes monthly, with current offerings including lobster tartlet, uni crispy rice, A5 Miyazaki wagyu, king crab Vera Cruz, short rib on the bone, salmon and sorrel, along with a table-side “Cash Caesar,” and truffle risotto. Despite the name of the place, credit and debit cards are accepted. The 1,500-square-foot space seats 52 guests — including six spots at the bar — comprised mostly of two-top and four-top tables, features soft lighting, and decor inspired by both the Art Deco and Hollywood glam eras.

1145 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

20. Sloppy Crab Restaurant

519 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

After successfully running Sloppy Chops, a popular fine-dining venue serving lobster macaroni and cheese, bourbon-glazed pork chops, and blackened chicken sandwiches on the west side, Chef Al opened Sloppy Crab in October 2021. Situated in a prime spot on Jefferson, across from the RenCen, Sloppy Crab serves entrees with seafood at the center: blackened salmon, lobster shrimp scampi, and the fried lobster tacos that are popular at Sloppy Chops.

519 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

21. Breadless

2761 E Jefferson Suite A, Detroit, MI 48207

Looking for ways to enjoy a delicious sandwich, without the carbs? Breadless opened its doors in March on East Jefferson Avenue, featuring a line of sandwiches that are wrapped in greens instead of bread. Enjoy sandwiches like the Cloud 9 Pastrami loaded with havarti cheese, shredded cabbage, pickle, red onions, spicy ground mustard, house-made reuben sauce — all in a collard green vessel.

2761 E Jefferson Suite A
Detroit, MI 48207

22. Metropolitan Variety Store + Bar and Kitchen

8047 Agnes St, Detroit, MI 48214

Chef Brendon Edwards — formerly of Gold Cash Gold, Standby, and others — helms the kitchen at the West Village bar and restaurant located in the former Craft Work space. The menu highlights local Michigan produce with Latin American influences. Expect to find grilled pork collar with a celery-apple-tamarind glaze and plantains with rice, squash with salsa macha and a cashew cream, masa donuts or horchata panna cotta for dessert. On the drinks side, the bar serves cocktails such as the Por Favor Y De Nada with tequila-mezcal-chili and fancy micheladas. The spot also features retail space where folks can pick up wine, beer, and liquor, as well as donuts, cold brew, fresh soups by the pint, chocolate bars, ice cream, and dressing from Michigan and Trumbull, among other pantry selects.

8047 Agnes St
Detroit, MI 48214

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