Detroit March 01, 2018
by Sophie Boudreau These 8 Restaurants Have The Most Amazing Views Of Detroit’s Skyline
There’s nothing more magical than dinner with a view. Detroit’s skyline is nothing short of breathtaking, and those of us who hail from the Motor City can’t help but feel overwhelmed with pride when we gaze at it. Here are eight awesome restaurants throughout Detroit that give way to marvelous views of the skyline.
Editor’s Note: Sadly, Briggs Detroit is no longer open. However, there are plenty of other interesting places to dine near Detroit! Giovanni’s is a bit of a hike, but boy, is it worth it.
1. Iridescence (2901 Grand River Ave.)
When it comes to skyline views, it’s nearly impossible to beat Iridescence. We’ve featured this delightful eatery before, but its beauty, dedication to service, and amazing atmosphere make it impossible to resist. Iridescence offers fine dining on the 16th floor of the Renaissance Center, a Detroit icon in itself. Marvel at sparkling city lights as you dine with loved ones high above the streets.
2. Prism (555 E Lafayette St.)
Situated within the Greektown Casino and Hotel, this modern yet elegant restaurant is a must-visit when you’re looking for delectable dishes and breathtaking views. Enjoy a specialty cocktail or glass of wine as you wait for your perfectly prepared seafood or steak meal to arrive. If you’re lucky, you’ll be seated near a window to take in all the beauty of Detroit’s skyline.
3. The Rattlesnake Club (300 River Pl Dr.)
This Detroit classic never gets old, no matter how many times you visit. For over 25 years, this one-of-a-kind destination has served up freshly sourced fare in one of the most delightful atmosphere imaginable. Dine on Great Lakes perch, spiced spaghetti squash, or ahi tuna fillet as you enjoy views of both the Detroit River and the beautiful skyline itself.
4. Red Dunn Kitchen (1331 Trumbull Ave. Suite 100)
No matter when you visit Red Dunn Kitchen, you’re sure to have a blast - but there’s something fantastic about visiting when the weather allows for outdoor dining. Enjoy a meal on the restaurant’s vast deck area, which gives way to marvelous skyline views. What’s more? The food and service here are second to none, whether you opt for crab artichoke hash or a slightly simpler burger.
5. Briggs Detroit (519 E Jefferson Ave.)
This bar and eatery in the Motor City offers both indoor and outdoor dining options. No matter which you choose, you’ll appreciate the locale’s welcoming atmosphere and delicious menu, which comes complete with options like mac n' cheese and burrito bowls. As if that isn't enough, the bar’s central location makes it the perfect place to marvel at the city skyline.
6. Detroit Opera House Sky Deck
This fascinating venue in the Motor City doesn’t quite fit the mold of a traditional restaurant, but it hosts plenty of special events during the year and can be rented out for private use. When you’re ready to see Detroit from an entirely new vantage point, make your way to the Sky Deck for an unforgettable experience. Tables, fire pits, couches, and more make for a truly magical atmosphere high above the city.
7. Parc (800 Woodward Ave.)
If you’re not a fan of heights and would prefer to marvel at the skyline from ground level, look no further than Parc. Situated within the beautiful Campus Martius Park, this restaurant allows for some of the most wonderful people-watching imaginable, and its menu is equally as fantastic. Dine on everything from baby back ribs to king crab pasta as you stare up at the surrounding cityscape.
8. 3Fifty Terrace (350 Madison St.)
At first glance, 3Fifty Terrace might look like your average bar and club - but it’s so much more than that. This popular venue offers a rooftop lounge with breathtaking views of the skyline and serves up classic American eats that will have you coming back for more. When you’re ready for a night on the town paired with unforgettable scenery, this is the spot for you.
Are there any other restaurants in Detroit that provide stunning views of the Motor City skyline? We’re always eager to hear your suggestions, so drop us a line in the comment section below!
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