The world missed out on dining out regularly during the pandemic, so you best believe the city made a bounceback with new fine dining in Detroit. We’ve found some of the hottest new restaurants that opened (or are opening) in 2022 that are serving up superb hospitality along with food selections as glamorous as the atmosphere. Some are strictly upper echelon while others give you the experience of fine dining, but make it accessible for a casual and accessible crowd.
Detroitisit rounded up a list of the high-caliber, new fine dining restaurants in Detroit for those evenings when you’re in the mood to glam up and treat yourself to a little extra flavor on your plate.
This summer, Detroit excitedly announced the long-anticipated “playful French” inspired cocktail bar and restaurant. On the ground level of the historic Carlton Lofts in Brush Park, project leaders, Joseph Allerton and Travis Fourmont named the restaurant after the Parisian neighborhood, Quartier Pigalle — known for its nightlife, bars, and bistros. Expect a high-quality dining and drinking experience. You can still taste famous Detroit classics in the Coney-style steak and fries entree. The selection of French wines ties the authentic atmosphere together. Their cocktail menu highlights French spirits as well as bottles of Budweiser, craft brews, and more. Click HERE to visit their website.
Located at 2915 John R St, Detroit, MI 48201.
CASH ONLY SUPPER CLUB
Cash Only Supper Club is the latest in fine dining options in Detroit, which is situated below Prime + Proper steakhouse in downtown’s Capitol Park district. Once a “members-only” nightclub when it opened in 2019. Newly opened in May, the space is not for everyone, meaning it has a “strict fancy cocktail to black-tie dress code.” Despite the name, they do in fact accept credit and debit cards. They currently offer Argentinian red prawn, crispy rice, A5 Miyazaki wagyu, king crab Vera Cruz, dry-aged duck, turbo, short rib on the bone, with a gourmet side of “Cash Caesar” and risotto. The 1,500-square-foot space seats 52 guests. Click HERE to visit their website.
Located at 1145 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226.
Ima founder Mike Ransom has the scoop on his latest crack at new fine dining restaurants in Detroit with the opening of Ima Izakaya in July inside the space formerly occupied by Gold Cash Gold. The new spot replaces Ima’s original Corktown location just down the street. Our guess is you’re already familiar with the growing chain’s casual favorites, such as its iconic udon, pho, rice bowls, shrimp dumplings, and chicken karaage. Try the new flavors like hamachi crudo, which is made with yellowtail, yuzu-lemon confit, jalapeno, micro cilantro, and black sea salt, robata grill with skewered bites, market cut meats. Take your time on drinks! Plenty to choose from. Click HERE to view their website.
Located at 2100 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216.
Black Southern culinary traditions are brewing in this New American restaurant. Join for an “upscale casual” dining experience next to the Avenue of Fashion. Newly opened on July 7, the owners are no stranger to the local food scene. Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles founder and former NFL player Ron Bartell. Partner and chef Dominic McCord merge their downtown and suburban fine dining work experiences. Guests can expect global tastes rooted in Southern cooking techniques that incorporate inspiration from other regions across the globe, including northern Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean on a seasonal, vegan-friendly menu. Click HERE to view their website.
Located at 20050 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221.
Scheduled to open in December 2022, the Cambria Hotel with Koucar Management downtown will feature something for everyone. The hotel, set in the former home of WWJ Radio, will feature 158 hotel rooms. Since this is a list of new fine dining in Detroit, we’re giving you the scoop on Cibo Detroit first. Expect a fusion of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, and Italian cuisine. A rooftop bar called Cielo Detroit is expected to launch in spring 2023 to add to Detroit’s nightlife. The lobby bar, Beve Detroit, will feature local brews and tapas, and a speakeasy will launch next year. Click HERE for more updates on Cambria Detroit.
Located at 600 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit.
New fine dining in Detroit ignites a desire to experience the fancier side of life and how other cultures serve up flavors. You won’t want to miss what tastes chef Javier Bardauil introduces to Detroiters, especially after knowing this place was a 2022 James Beard finalist. The Parilla is a restaurant flanked by wood-burning hearths or grills and is common in the chef’s native Argentina. With that being said, Bardauil ensures authentic Argentinian techniques and Latin American flavors, such as bife. Buttery fat is laid to rest atop a bed of chimichurri butter swimming in herbs. Tira de Asado (short ribs) is small but meaty and flavorful. Click HERE to make a reservation.
Located at 4842 Grand River Ave Detroit, MI 48208. (313) 986-1232
If you looked at your wallet and this article and thought there’s no way these new fine dining in Detroit options are for regular folk like you, check out Freya! Not to mention, they have vegan options. Their multi-course dinner restaurant is focused on catering. Don’t worry about the traditions! Come as you are. This upper-echelon restaurant type is a smaller scale, local hot spot. They offer a price-fixed 5-course menu and can accommodate the following diets: Omnivore (no dietary restrictions), Pescatarian (vegetarian + seafood), or vegan (no animal products used) as well as gluten-free with notice. Click HERE to view their website and see their dinner menu. Island Creek Oysters, anyone?
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