January 11, 2019

21 Detroit restaurants that have been featured on the Food Network

When it comes to great food, Detroit may not be the first city that appears on the top of everyone's list. But in recent years, Detroit has seen a food renaissance with the emergence of several popular new eateries that focus on using local ingredients and dreaming up inspired new menu items.

The next time you're looking for a good meal in the city, consider these 21 restaurants that have been featured on the Food Network.

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Bucharest Grill
1623 Michigan Ave, Detroit; 110 Piquette Ave, Detroit; 2684 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit
Multiple locations serving Romanian and middle-eastern dishes as takeout or cheap and delicious dine-in dishes. You can’t go wrong with their classic chicken shawarma, grape leaves, and hummus. If it can be wrapped in pita, Bucharest Grill does it.
Photo with permission from @bucharest_grill

Bucharest Grill


1623 Michigan Ave, Detroit; 110 Piquette Ave, Detroit; 2684 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit
Multiple locations serving Romanian and middle-eastern dishes as takeout or cheap and delicious dine-in dishes. You can’t go wrong with their classic chicken shawarma, grape leaves, and hummus. If it can be wrapped in pita, Bucharest Grill does it.
Photo with permission from @bucharest_grill
Buddy’s Pizza
17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212
Known as the iconic staple of Detroit pizza for the better part of a century, Buddy’s holds the crown of deep dish crust. It was in their ovens at the corner of Six Mile and Conant where the original Detroit-style pizza was born. Both the locals and foodie tourists of today enjoy the oft-imitated thick square slices just as our grandparents did.
Photo with permission from @buddyspizzadet

Buddy’s Pizza


17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212
Known as the iconic staple of Detroit pizza for the better part of a century, Buddy’s holds the crown of deep dish crust. It was in their ovens at the corner of Six Mile and Conant where the original Detroit-style pizza was born. Both the locals and foodie tourists of today enjoy the oft-imitated thick square slices just as our grandparents did.
Photo with permission from @buddyspizzadet
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
15 E Kirby St D, Detroit, MI 48202
This botanical beauty next door to the DIA serves up artfully crafted dishes ranging from unique fruit and veggie dishes to pork, ribs, and octopi. It is quite literally the greenest restaurant in the city, and Chef Hewitt plucks his ingredients from Recovery Park’s urban garden. Since planting roots in 2015, Chartreuse has become a perennial contender for restaurant of the year.
Photo with permission from @marinapiagoldi

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails


15 E Kirby St D, Detroit, MI 48202
This botanical beauty next door to the DIA serves up artfully crafted dishes ranging from unique fruit and veggie dishes to pork, ribs, and octopi. It is quite literally the greenest restaurant in the city, and Chef Hewitt plucks his ingredients from Recovery Park’s urban garden. Since planting roots in 2015, Chartreuse has become a perennial contender for restaurant of the year.
Photo with permission from @marinapiagoldi
Grey Ghost
47 Watson St, Detroit, MI 48201
Named after a legendary Detroit River rum runner during the prohibition era, this hip spot between Brush Park and Midtown serves finely crafted cocktails and showcases the art of butchery. A unique variety of late-night meat and vegetarian options are served with attention to detail and an extra helping of hospitality.
Photo with permission from Shanley Pearl / @hungryindetroit

Grey Ghost


47 Watson St, Detroit, MI 48201
Named after a legendary Detroit River rum runner during the prohibition era, this hip spot between Brush Park and Midtown serves finely crafted cocktails and showcases the art of butchery. A unique variety of late-night meat and vegetarian options are served with attention to detail and an extra helping of hospitality.
Photo with permission from Shanley Pearl / @hungryindetroit
Redcoat Tavern
31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
A Royal Oak staple of British-American pub-style food since the early 1970s, Redcoat boasts the city’s best burger. It’s a no-frills atmosphere with dim red lighting and a famous must-try appetizer: the beef tips and creamy peppercorn sauce. Locals already know this is the classic go-to burger spot.
Photo with permission from @sandys_hungry

Redcoat Tavern


31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
A Royal Oak staple of British-American pub-style food since the early 1970s, Redcoat boasts the city’s best burger. It’s a no-frills atmosphere with dim red lighting and a famous must-try appetizer: the beef tips and creamy peppercorn sauce. Locals already know this is the classic go-to burger spot.
Photo with permission from @sandys_hungry
Selden Standard
3921 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
This rustic and friendly Midtown restaurant is known for its seasonal small plates that are perfectly portioned for sharing with friends and family. The chefs and bartenders are full of knowledge and experience, the atmosphere is full of style and fun, and your stomach will be full of farm fresh local ingredients straight from the woodfire oven.
Photo with permission from @seldenstandard

Selden Standard


3921 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
This rustic and friendly Midtown restaurant is known for its seasonal small plates that are perfectly portioned for sharing with friends and family. The chefs and bartenders are full of knowledge and experience, the atmosphere is full of style and fun, and your stomach will be full of farm fresh local ingredients straight from the woodfire oven.
Photo with permission from @seldenstandard
Voyager
600 Vester St, Ferndale, MI 48220
Voyager is an industrial garage converted into an intimate seafood haven near 9 Mile and Hilton Road in Ferndale. The minimal decor makes room for sustainable coastal cuisine with oysters and drinks being the star of the show. Quaint and unassuming from the outside, but award-winning on the inside, Voyager has anchored itself among the best oyster bars in America.
Photo with permission from @voyager_ferndale

Voyager


600 Vester St, Ferndale, MI 48220
Voyager is an industrial garage converted into an intimate seafood haven near 9 Mile and Hilton Road in Ferndale. The minimal decor makes room for sustainable coastal cuisine with oysters and drinks being the star of the show. Quaint and unassuming from the outside, but award-winning on the inside, Voyager has anchored itself among the best oyster bars in America.
Photo with permission from @voyager_ferndale
The Apparatus Room
250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI 48226
Inside the Detroit Foundation Hotel is the elegantly chic, cozy, and yet still inviting Apparatus Room. It is a grand, open space that marries historic nostalgia with modern gusto. Enjoy Michelin-starred Chef Lents’ New American cuisine from a 1920s-esque booth, or sip a mixologist’s masterpiece under Edison lights at the bar.
Photo by Mike Dionne

The Apparatus Room


250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI 48226
Inside the Detroit Foundation Hotel is the elegantly chic, cozy, and yet still inviting Apparatus Room. It is a grand, open space that marries historic nostalgia with modern gusto. Enjoy Michelin-starred Chef Lents’ New American cuisine from a 1920s-esque booth, or sip a mixologist’s masterpiece under Edison lights at the bar.
Photo by Mike Dionne
Flowers of Vietnam
4430 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
Is it a florist? Or another Coney Island? Inside this unmarked Mexicantown building you’ll find beautifully plated Vietnamese dishes finely crafted by Chef Azar and his team. What began as a pop-up restaurant born from Azar’s artistic Vietnamese cuisine – which he honed in cities like Chicago and Copenhagen – has become an award-winning hidden gem with creatively delicious caramel chicken wings and spicy braised beef dishes.
Photo by Mike Dionne

Flowers of Vietnam


4430 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
Is it a florist? Or another Coney Island? Inside this unmarked Mexicantown building you’ll find beautifully plated Vietnamese dishes finely crafted by Chef Azar and his team. What began as a pop-up restaurant born from Azar’s artistic Vietnamese cuisine – which he honed in cities like Chicago and Copenhagen – has become an award-winning hidden gem with creatively delicious caramel chicken wings and spicy braised beef dishes.
Photo by Mike Dionne
Lady of the House
1426 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216
Lady of the House celebrates warmth and hospitality with every Irish-inspired dish served. Community-sourced ingredients highlight fresh and creative Modern American cuisine with a knack for delicious tartares. Located in a cozy brick Corktown abode, Chef Williams’ menu pays homage to your mother’s cooking while damn near outdoing it.
Photo by Mike Dionne

Lady of the House


1426 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216
Lady of the House celebrates warmth and hospitality with every Irish-inspired dish served. Community-sourced ingredients highlight fresh and creative Modern American cuisine with a knack for delicious tartares. Located in a cozy brick Corktown abode, Chef Williams’ menu pays homage to your mother’s cooking while damn near outdoing it.
Photo by Mike Dionne