Upscale dining in Detroit
The city of Detroit is known for its automotive and musical heritage coining nicknames such as Motor City and Rock City - but that is not all this place has to offer. Over the last decade, Detroit has transformed – and continues to do so – into a city that entertains and delights both the locals and tourists. If you find yourself traveling on business in the Midwest, there is no need to resort to hotel room service during your stay. Instead, consider treating yourself at one – or all – of these fine dining establishments:
Are you staying at the Westin Hotel? Even if your hotel reservations are elsewhere, the commute is worth taking a trip to the hotel's hot dining spot, Roast. It's one of critically-acclaimed Chef Michael Symon's restaurants, so you can count on a fresh, quality taste of indulgence. His menu takes All-American dishes and pairs them with Mediterranean flavors and textures – blending a unique flavor in an upscale setting.
Consider starting your dinner off with the Beef Cheek Pierogi with horseradish and mushroom, or the Roasted Marrow with sea salt, oregano, capers and chilies. Then, choose from a variety of entrees such as the Seafood Spaghetti with lobster, scallops, clams, asparagus and peas or the Filet Mignon with sea salt and olive oil.
For an unmatched view of the city, head to Iridescence, a four-diamond dining establishment that is bound to sweep you off your feet. Located in the MotorCity Casino Hotel, this restaurant is the perfect place to cap off your business trip – especially if you play a few table games and slot machines before you dine. Enjoy your meal with a choice from the Wine Spectator award-winning wine list as you gaze at the breathtaking sights of Detroit from the top of the town in a warm and ambient setting.
Treat yourself to an appetizer for starters – the Shellfish Tower combines Alaskan king crab legs, lobster, oysters and jumbo prawns with cocktail sauce, sparkling wine mignonette and green goddess dressing for a delectable bite. Then, consider the Bone-In Veal Chop, which offers a 14-ounce smoked provimi veal chop paired with brown butter haricot verts almandine, whipped potato puree and hunter's sauce.
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, head to Cliff Bell's, where you can enjoy fine dining, excellent drinks and live entertainment. In the early 1930s, Cliff Bell's was a trademark bar and club that had a reputation for being one of the busiest and best spots for night life entertainment in Detroit. In 1985, Cliff Bell's closed, and did not reopen again until 2005 when new owners renovated and reestablished the place in only six months. Now, bar goers can indulge in an array of exquisite dishes as they enjoy live musical acts that play and sing a variety of modern and classic tunes.
Start your meal with the Oysters "Rockafella" – a dish that combines tempura oysters, wilted spinach and bacon-parmesan vinaigrette. Then, choose from a decadent list of entrees, including the Pan Roasted Pheasant – served with butternut squash, hydro-cress, cranberry sauce dressing and orange gremolata.
Interested in a mom and pop style meal while visiting Detroit? Giovanni's Ristorante is your destination. Between the dim-lit, warm ambiance in the dining room and the homemade pastas, prime cuts and fresh fish to choose form, this spot is as inviting as your grandmother's house. The fresh and locally grown ingredients are combined to create the perfect taste of Italy that cannot be matched. And make sure to complement any dish with a fine wine or spirit to complete the experience.
Begin your meal with a bowl of Pasta e Fagioli – the homemade Tuscan bean soup. Then, try a classic dish such as the Parmigiano, which lets you choose breaded Provimi veal of chicken breast, topped with Pomodoro sauce and imported cheeses or the Linguine con le Vongole, which consists of housemade linguine, little neck clams and sauce made from white wine, garlic, butter and parsley.
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