7 Romantic Restaurants in Detroit

Modified: December 10, 2019 | Photos by Iridescence by Bill Bowen; Prime + Proper by Aly Berman

Are you taking that special someone out for a romantic date in downtown Detroit? Look no further than this list of the top-notch eateries to set the mood.

Downtown Detroit Romantic Restaurants

Prime + Proper

One of the newer restaurants on Detroit’s scene is Prime and ProperLocated in the city’s new hot spot, Capitol Park, this restaurant is an interpretation of the American steakhouse, with impeccable attention to detail and an in-house butcher. If weather permits, the most romantic spot at this restaurant is on the patio. Trust us.

The Whitney

The Whitney is located in a historic 1890s mansion in the heart of Midtown and Detroit’s cultural center, making it the perfect stop after a trip to one of Detroit’s world-class museums, or before a performance at a nearby theater. The classic American cuisine, extensive wine list and stunning setting make the Whitney a classic choice for a romantic dinner for two. And if you’re not ready to leave after dinner, head upstairs for a drink at the third floor Ghost Bar.


With 40-foot-high windows at the top of the hotel tower at MotorCity Casino, Iridescence provides one of the best views of the city. The posh two-tiered dining room is a popular setting for marriage proposals, and the mechanized, glass-front wine cellar at the entrance is certainly a sight to see.


Renowned Chef Michael Symons’ Roast features meat, poultry and seafood cooked over an open flame. The ambience and exceptional cuisine make this a staple for a Detroit date night.

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London Chop House

The historic London Chop House reopened last year with all the nostalgic fixtures still intact, including the long oak bar, circular red leather booths and working, built-in telephone booths. Located in the downtown business district, the London Chop House was once a hotspot for striking important business deals. Now the wood-paneled walls create a warm, leisurely atmosphere that transports you to another time.


Right in the center of Detroit’s theater district, Mario’s is the perfect place to stop for dinner before a show. Mario’s has been a staple in Detroit since 1948 and retains the traditions of an Italian supper club with tableside cooking and ballroom dancing on the weekends.


Andiamo has nine restaurants around metro Detroit, but it’s the Detroit Riverfront location inside the GM Renaissance Center Wintergarden that combines Andiamo’s authentic northern Italian cuisine with a fabulous view of downtown.


Other fine dining in Detroit:

If you’re looking for more great seafood, the Harbor Grille Bistro in Macray Harbor on Lake St. Clair is known for its selection and ambiance. For a steakhouse with elegant surroundings, try Flemings’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Meriwether’s, Cameron’s or Morton’s Steakhouse. Wolfgang Puck Steak at MGM Grand is also a must.


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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

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    The Whitney
    4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48207
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    1128 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
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    London Chop House
    155 W. Congress St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Mario's Restaurant
    4222 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Andiamo Detroit Riverfront
    400 GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243
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    Prime + Proper
    1145 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226