Every date night is centered around a great meal. There’s nothing quite as classically romantic as getting a bit dressed up and sharing stories with your significant other over a glass of wine. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or dining out “just because,” here are 10 special restaurants in Michigan that will help keep the spark alive.
1. The Holly Hotel (Holly)
Whether you stop in for a special event or just a date night, the historic Holly Hotel will amaze you with its Victorian architecture and delectable menu choices.
2. The Voyageur (St. Clair)
You and your loved one can watch boats go by on the banks of the St. Clair River as you enjoy a meal from The Voyageur, which specializes in seafood dishes.
3. Red Ginger (Traverse City)
Lovebirds in Traverse City will appreciate the ambiance and warmth of Red Ginger, which provides Asian-infusion dishes and a unique cocktail menu.
4. The Earle (Ann Arbor)
The Earle features a delicious combination of French and Italian cuisine in an elegant setting. If you're lucky, you'll enjoy your meal to the sound of live jazz music.
5. The Henderson Castle (Kalamazoo)
The Henderson Castle looks like something out of a fairy tale, making it the perfect place for a romantic meal. Visitors can also check into the on-site inn for a longer stay.
6. Coach Insignia (Detroit)
Located on the 72nd floor of Detroit's GM Renaissance Center, Coach Insignia offers fine dining, an impressive wine list, and breathtaking views for you and your sweetheart.
7. The Belvedere Inn & Restaurant (Saugatuck)
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This charming restaurant sits inside a mansion dating back to 1913 and offers a sophisticated and romantic dining experience. It's also a popular location for weddings and other special events.
8. Grey Gables Inn (Charlevoix)
With an emphasis on providing sustainably sourced ingredients, Grey Gables Inn is a charming spot for a romantic meal in Northern Michigan. Diners will appreciate its intimate setting and diverse menu.
9. Iridescence (Detroit)
If you're looking for the perfect place to splurge on a romantic dinner with your significant other, look no further than Iridescence in Detroit. With top-of-the-line steaks and a first-class atmosphere, your meal will be one to remember.
10. Cygnus 27 (Grand Rapids)
Located atop Grand Rapids' Amway Grand Plaza, Cygnus 27 offers diners an array of Latin-inspired dishes in a modern and elegant atmosphere. You and your date will enjoy lovely views of the Grand River below.
Of course, this list only scratches the surface of all the romantic dining spots in the Mitten State. Do you have any sweet stories to share about a favorite restaurant? We’d love to hear from you.