Are you getting out more? Have you seen a little more sun on your walks? You may also be seeing an influx of new restaurant openings this February and into the rest of spring. You’ll find a new coffee shop and bookstore in Hamtramck. Food communities are branching out in areas just outside of Detroit, which has gained popularity for Detroiters. Not to mention, more culturally delicious options!
Detroitisit rounded up a fresh list of new restaurants in Detroit and the neighboring areas to add to the diverse colors and local flavors of the city as the warmer months light us up on the outside.
Starting off this list of new restaurants in and around Detroit will give you a reason to celebrate life itself with fusion food and dining sections envisioned and executed by locally renowned designers. Mario Camaj previously brought Tallulah Wine Bar and Besa, and now is bringing European tastes to Birmingham. Named for the Albanian folklore of the “fairy of the mountains,” Zana will start you off with a solid first impression. Try scrumptious starters like wagyu meatballs and steak tartar, coco-spiced lamb chops, rigatoni with rabbit sugo, and more hearty entrees. Look up at the large glass lighting fixtures and the creatively-colored interior design as you experience similar pops up the natural colors on your plate. Click HERE to view their menu.
Location: 210 S Old Woodward Ave. Birmingham, MI 48009
There are enough burger spots in town to suit every meat-lover (and even non-meat-eater) taste for juicy flavors with a unique modern twist. Detroit knows how to keep the locals and visitors on their toes, especially when it comes to new burger options. If you’re venturing out of Detroit for even more, then have a filling bite at the all-halal hot spot that made its Macomb County debut. Their latest Warren location opened on New Year’s Day, is worth visiting for its similar aesthetic to the famous West Coast burger chain, In-N-Out Burger. However, California Burgerz has spiced things up on its own terms. They offer uniquely seasoned curly fries, rich milkshakes, and unforgettable Angus beef burgers.
Location: 28508 Dequindre Rd, Warren, MI 48092
THE BROOKLYN STREET LOCAL
Keep things light, seasonal, and delicious with the Brooklyn Street Local. Some may even say it tastes better after its reopening last fall after a year-long hiatus. What better spot for a variety of poutine than this neighborhood restaurant, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients? Enjoy casual dining in Detroit’s Corktown while also getting a quick, quality meal. Whether you’re just looking for a salad or a pastry to go, you’ll be popping in and out frequently! In fact, they do frequent pop-ups and volunteer in the community. Check out their new bites, which include a smash burger, wings in a gochujang sauce, and more. Click HERE to order online, see their events and pop-ups, and their catering services.
Location: 1266 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
In true Black History Month (African American History Month in the U.S.) fashion, Detroitisit had to include downtown Detroit’s newest Black-owned speakeasy. The Black culture brews beautifully inside the stylish historic interior once you are welcomed in through a golden door. Willow is a culturally-diverse craft cocktail bar located in the alley around the corner from SavannahBlue and pays homage to Southern hospitality. Enjoy a nice little break with good buddies and drinks carefully crafted by the bartending expertise of Andre Sykes, who previously ran the beverage program at Shelby. All of the drinks are inspired by Sykes’ Afro-West Indian heritage. Click HERE to view their menu.
Location: 1431 Times Square, Detroit MI 48226
Shake up your usual dining spot this spring 2023 with new restaurants in Detroit that are showing off impressive global tastes. Have you heard about the new steakhouse in Brome Burger’s former downtown Detroit location in the city’s financial district? This Asian fusion spot had its grand opening in November. Sushi lovers will be in heaven with a range of sushi rolls, nigiri flights, Vietnamese spring rolls, and more. Good old-fashioned soul food snuck its way into the Shanghainese soup dumplings, wagyu sliders, ramen, chicken, and waffles — featuring miso buttermilk fried chicken, taro waffles, and other unique combinations. Click HERE to reserve a table.
Location: 607 Shelby St, Detroit, MI 48226
RED HOOK-MIDTOWN (OPENING THIS MARCH)
There’s a new spot in town…Midtown, that is! You may be familiar with one of Red Hook’s Ferndale locations: West Village and Detroit Greenway. Check out what was formerly the Great Lakes Coffee on Woodward at Alexandrine. The new location opened around Noel Night. If you’ve got a taste for coffee and sweets, you’ll get hooked on the many sweet and savory pastry options along with fresh-baked goods. Click HERE to see hours and locations.
Location: 3965 Woodward, Detroit 48201
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