Detroit is always evolving, and with that comes a bunch of new and amazing restaurants you probably didn’t even know exist! Some of these hotspots are located in basements of buildings or narrow alleyways that most Detroiters wouldn’t even think to look. So check out these 10 scrumptious restaurants in the city that you never knew existed, but will definitely be telling all your friends and family about.
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This upscale wine bar and restaurant will be your new favorite hot spot. It is beautifully decorated and a great hidden gem to take a date. The staff is extremely knowledgeable on wine and their small plates are to die for.
Vertical is located at 1538 Centre St., Detroit, MI 48226.
2. La Dolce Vita
This Italian eatery is nestled right near Palmer Park and offers a romantic atmosphere. With a great ambiance and delicious food and drinks what more could you want?
La Dolce Vita is located at 17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48203.
3. Cafe d'Mongo's Speakeasy
This 1920s themed speakeasy is only open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, but has a great selection of drinks and live music. You'll also be doing plenty of people watching!
Cafe d'Mongo's Speakeasy is located at 1439 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226.
4. Wright & Company
Wright & Company is located on the second floor in one of Detroit's most beautiful buildings and offers scenic views of the city. Come with an appetite because you'll definitely want to try everything on the menu.
Wright & Company is located at 1500 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226.
Standby is located in The Belt, an alleyway with amazing street art and other hip bars. The restaurant serves delicious cocktails and a fantastic selection of both small and large plates.
The Standby is located at 225 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48226.
6. Savannah Blue
Savannah Blue features amazing contemporary northern soul food and tasty cocktails in a very cool and inviting space.
Savannah Blue is located at 1431 Times Square, Detroit, MI 48226.
Colors specializes in farm-to-table cuisine, so everything is always fresh. What's great about this place is that they are also a non-profit that helps train low to moderate income Detroit area residents and has placed nearly 70% of those trainees in local restaurants.
Colors is located at 311 E Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48226.
8. Yemen Cafe
This restaurant offers exceptional Middle Eastern food at great prices. It is a lovely treasure in the Hamtramck area.
Yemen Cafe is located at 8740 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck, MI 48212.
9. Rincon Tropical
If you've never had authentic Puerto Rican food, then you’re missing out! Rincon Tropical serves amazing plates such as rice with gandules, pernil (roasted pork), mofongo, rellenos de papa (stuffed potatoes), and much more.
Rincon Tropical is located at 6538 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48210.
10. El Caribeño
If you've never had monfongo before, you must try it at this authentic Dominican restaurant! You won't be disappointed.
El Caribeño is located at 8065 Vernor Hwy., Detroit, MI 48209.
Have you visited any of these scrumptious Detroit restaurants? What’s your favorite under-the-radar restaurant in the Motor City?