Exploring the Flavors of Detroit: A Guide to the City’s Hottest New Restaurants

January 17, 2023 | Story by Amelia Ritter

Detroit is an excellent place for food enthusiasts because it offers a diverse and exciting culinary scene. The city is home to a variety of cultural neighborhoods, each with its own unique dining experiences. From traditional Middle Eastern fare in Dearborn to farm-to-table restaurants in Corktown, there is something for every palate. Additionally, Detroit has seen a surge in the popularity of new restaurants in recent years, many of which are helmed by talented young chefs pushing the boundaries of traditional cuisine. With so many options, visitors to Detroit are sure to find plenty of delicious new dishes to try. Before your next visit, check out this list of some of the new, trending restaurants in the city and the metro area.

New and Newsworthy

The Last Chance Saloon

A trendy new cocktail spot in the heart of Corktown

Petty Cash

Craft cocktails and small plates with West African influences and spices


This modern American menu with European flair offers something for every palate

California Burgerz

A west-coast classic, Detroit style

Aliz Seafood House

A fusion of many different cuisines, including European, Levantine, and other diverse cooking techniques

See You Tomorrow

Detroit’s newest breakfast joint, three years in the making.

Hanah Steakhouse

An Asian Fusion spot with unique food & drink options


A Mediterranean-inspired fine dining restaurant, located within the Atheneum Suite Hotel

The Apartment Disco

An amaro-focused disco bar serving cocktails on Detroit’s East Side

Ima Izakaya

From the team behind award-winning Ima Noodles

The Peterboro

Reopened in December 2022, this Midtown favorite serves up contemporary Chinese American classics.

Seasons Market & Cafe

A neighborhood food market in Cass Corridor

Coming Soon

Cibo Detroit

Inside the Cambria Hotel – opening Spring 2023

Mad Nice

Italian food with a coastal California twist – coming to Midtown in 2023


Authentic dishes from the Alpine Mountains – coming in 2023

Detroit Institute of Bagels

An old favorite returns again – opening April 2023

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