Top Detroit Dining Options for Meeting Attendees

August 7, 2018  |   Story by Michelle Fusco   |   Photos by Caucus Club, Eastern Market Brewing Co.

Whether you’re attending or planning a meeting in Detroit, you’re probably wondering about Detroit dining options. Ideally, you’ll find venues that provide a flavor of the destination – with space and service for groups when needed. Luckily, Detroit has several choices. Here are some of the top dining spots for meeting attendees in Detroit.

Breakfast Bites

Fishbone’s Greektown offers a full breakfast menu starting at 6:30 a.m. seven days a week. The spacious multi-level seating is ideal for groups. Come back for lunch or dinner with a Creole flare.

Fishbones Greektown

Fishbones Detroit by Jay Vaughn

Fuel Up Between Sessions

At Brome Modern Eatery, a short walk from Cobo Center, try the organic and non-GMO burgers, hand-cut fries, made-to-order salads or the Balence juice bar for super food smoothies, juices or mock-tails.

Lunch Breaks

Take a scenic walk through Campus Martius and Cadillac Square to get to Checker Bar, best known for its classic burgers. Grand Trunk Pub on Woodward Avenue is a Michigan historic landmark that sources local ingredients in its pub fare and weekend brunch.

The focus is on beer at the popular HopCat Detroit, with 130 tap brews and a full bar. The scratch kitchen in Midtown serves up tasty food to match. HopCat’s Crack fries—beer battered and sprinkled with a signature cracked black pepper seasoning—were voted Top 10 French fries in America by Food Network magazine. Weekend brunch available. Meeting planners, take note of the private second floor venue and outdoor patio for private parties of up to 400.

Celebrate Detroit’s musical legacy at Hard Rock Café Detroit, with a seasonal outdoor patio, group-friendly private room and group menus.

Grand Trunk Pub entrance

Photo courtesy of Grand Trunk.

Dynamic Dinners

After a long day of business, treat yourself to a relaxing meal at one of the city’s finest restaurants. Make a reservation at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront in the GM Renaissance Center for pastas, steaks and chops served with spectacular riverfront views. Private dining space can accommodate up to 80. Joe Muer Seafood, also in the RenCen, is synonymous with fresh, upscale seafood dishes and offers four meeting rooms, the largest serving up to 130.

Detroit’s iconic Caucus Club reopened in 2017 after a complete renovation and restoration, and is a block away from Cobo Center. Live music Friday and Saturday. Sunday brunch available.

The London Chop House was recognized as one of the country’s best restaurants in days gone by. It reopened in 2012, ushering in a “new era” of upscale hospitality at the same location. The award-winning Rattlesnake Club has been a staple in Detroit’s culinary community for 30 years. With five private dining rooms and two six-story atriums for up to 2,000 guests, the Rattlesnake never fails to make a positive impression.

Joe Muer Seafood fish

Photo courtesy of Joe Muer Seafood.

After Hours

Grab a beer with your group at the end of the day at Eastern Market Brewing Co.

Family-owned Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine is a high energy dinner club experience with live Latin jazz music Wednesdays and Thursdays and salsa dancing Fridays and Saturdays. Banquet or reception capacity for 120.

And don’t leave Detroit without taking in a set at Cliff Bell’s, a one-of-a-kind jazz club and dining experience. The venue can seat up to 150 guests for dinner or 300 for strolling receptions. Check out our Eats in The D episode on this joint.

Want to explore more options? Consult the Detroit Restaurants Guide or online meeting planner resources.

Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Fishbone's - Detroit
    400 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226313-965-4600 Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Brome Modern Eatery
    607 Shelby St., Detroit, MI 48226313-403-1200 Highlight on map | More Details
  3. Checker Bar, Pop + Offworld
    124 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226313-961-9249 Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Grand Trunk Pub
    612 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-961-3043 Highlight on map | More Details
  5. HopCat Detroit
    4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-769-8828 Highlight on map | More Details
  6. Hard Rock Cafe Detroit
    45 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226313-964-7625 Highlight on map | More Details
  7. Andiamo Detroit Riverfront
    400 GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243313-567-6700 Highlight on map | More Details
  8. Joe Muer Seafood
    400 GM Renaissance Center, Ste. 1404, Detroit, MI 48243313-567-6837 Highlight on map | More Details
  9. Caucus Club
    150 W. Congress St., Detroit, MI 48226313-965-4970 Highlight on map | More Details
  10. London Chop House
    155 W. Congress St., Detroit, MI 48226313-962-0277 Highlight on map | More Details
  11. The Rattlesnake Club
    300 River Place Drive, Detroit, MI 48207313-567-4400 Highlight on map | More Details
  12. Vicente's Cuban Cuisine
    1250 Library St., Detroit, MI 48226313-962-8800 Highlight on map | More Details
  13. Cliff Bell's
    2030 Park Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-961-2543 Highlight on map | More Details