February 24, 2018

26 fantastic restaurants along the QLine route in Detroit

Detroit's QLine runs along a 3-mile loop in Midtown and Downtown, taking ridings to some of the best spots in the city. This guide covers a slew of the bars and restaurants you'll find up and down that route.

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Townhouse
500 Woodward Ave.; 313-723-1000
It's hard to miss this hip new spot located in the middle of downtown Detroit — mostly due to that enormous sign bearing the restaurant's name. Of course, there's also that beautiful glass-encased dining room that gives patrons that chance to dine outdoors in all sorts of weather. You'll find elevated American cuisine here made with top-notch ingredients by experience chefs. 
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Townhouse
500 Woodward Ave.; 313-723-1000
It's hard to miss this hip new spot located in the middle of downtown Detroit — mostly due to that enormous sign bearing the restaurant's name. Of course, there's also that beautiful glass-encased dining room that gives patrons that chance to dine outdoors in all sorts of weather. You'll find elevated American cuisine here made with top-notch ingredients by experience chefs.
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Wright & Company 
1500 Woodward Ave. floor 2; 313-962-7711  
This classy second floor eatery resides in a historic Queen Anne-style building that reminds us why we love Detroit — the history. A sister to Dave Kwiatkowski's Sugar House and Bad Luck Bar, this spot serves plates like pork belly sliders and roasted cauliflower. Catch their happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. for a taste of the magic and at a smaller price. 
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Wright & Company
1500 Woodward Ave. floor 2; 313-962-7711
This classy second floor eatery resides in a historic Queen Anne-style building that reminds us why we love Detroit — the history. A sister to Dave Kwiatkowski's Sugar House and Bad Luck Bar, this spot serves plates like pork belly sliders and roasted cauliflower. Catch their happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. for a taste of the magic and at a smaller price.
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 The Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave.; 313-832-5700
You won’t find a restaurant that fits the definition of fine dining phrases like finesse and elegance as much as The Whitney. This mansion-turned restaurant has benefited from millions of dollars of restoration gone into it, making it possible for locals and visitors to enjoy the upscale and historic atmosphere. Just remember the salad fork goes on the right, next to the dinner fork. 
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The Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave.; 313-832-5700
You won’t find a restaurant that fits the definition of fine dining phrases like finesse and elegance as much as The Whitney. This mansion-turned restaurant has benefited from millions of dollars of restoration gone into it, making it possible for locals and visitors to enjoy the upscale and historic atmosphere. Just remember the salad fork goes on the right, next to the dinner fork.
Photo via Instagram
Wasabi Korean & Japanese Cuisine
15 E. Kirby St., 313-638-1272
Find deep fried tempura shrimp, salty soy bean edamame, thick udon noodles waiting to be slurped, and vegetarian rolls for the non-meat eaters at this go-to sushi joint in Midtown. You can’t go wrong with a menu that offers numerous combinations to satisfy your Asian food cravings.
Wasabi Korean & Japanese Cuisine
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Wasabi Korean & Japanese Cuisine
15 E. Kirby St., 313-638-1272
Find deep fried tempura shrimp, salty soy bean edamame, thick udon noodles waiting to be slurped, and vegetarian rolls for the non-meat eaters at this go-to sushi joint in Midtown. You can’t go wrong with a menu that offers numerous combinations to satisfy your Asian food cravings.
Wasabi Korean & Japanese Cuisine
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 Union Street 
4145 Woodward Ave.; 313-831-3965  
This long-standing Detroit joint is known as much for its rose-colored tint as it is for its famous Dragon Eggs. This spot is great for brunch, lunch, and dinner — we hear the bloody Marys are delicious. 
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Union Street
4145 Woodward Ave.; 313-831-3965
This long-standing Detroit joint is known as much for its rose-colored tint as it is for its famous Dragon Eggs. This spot is great for brunch, lunch, and dinner — we hear the bloody Marys are delicious.
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The Majestic
4210 Woodward Ave.; 313-833-9700
This historic venue has it all — live music, beer and cocktails, bowling, a cafe, and a by-the-slice pizza joint. Plus, it's just feet away from a QLine station, making it an easy stop while you're cruising through Detroit.  
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The Majestic
4210 Woodward Ave.; 313-833-9700
This historic venue has it all — live music, beer and cocktails, bowling, a cafe, and a by-the-slice pizza joint. Plus, it's just feet away from a QLine station, making it an easy stop while you're cruising through Detroit.
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The Block
3919 Woodward Ave.; 313-832-0892 
This entire block of Woodward Avenue was nearly demolished until it was saved by two GM employees turned real estate gurus. The Block, one of Detroit's amazing black-owned restaurants, offers feel-good American cuisine like mac and cheese and other comfort food dishes. Check out brunch — there's bottomless mimosas. 
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The Block
3919 Woodward Ave.; 313-832-0892
This entire block of Woodward Avenue was nearly demolished until it was saved by two GM employees turned real estate gurus. The Block, one of Detroit's amazing black-owned restaurants, offers feel-good American cuisine like mac and cheese and other comfort food dishes. Check out brunch — there's bottomless mimosas.
Photo via Instagram, JaylaSays
HopCat  
4265 Woodward Ave.; 313-769-8828 
Find 130 taps of pure bliss and a kitchen turning out those crack fries we absolutely adore inside the Detroit location of HopCat. Upstairs, there's Huma Room, where you'll find another 30 taps, plus live music. Happy hour is one of the best times to frequent this joint, with $5 off burgers and $1.50 off local taps. Stop by for a little something or drink your soul away in one of their old school booths facing Woodward Avenue. 
Photo via Hop Lot Brewing
HopCat
4265 Woodward Ave.; 313-769-8828
Find 130 taps of pure bliss and a kitchen turning out those crack fries we absolutely adore inside the Detroit location of HopCat. Upstairs, there's Huma Room, where you'll find another 30 taps, plus live music. Happy hour is one of the best times to frequent this joint, with $5 off burgers and $1.50 off local taps. Stop by for a little something or drink your soul away in one of their old school booths facing Woodward Avenue.
Photo via Hop Lot Brewing
Top China One 
3157 Woodward Ave.; 313-832-1111  
Giving the people what they want — Chinese food without the fuss — Top China One offers dine-in and carry out options for Detroit diners. Lunch specials start at $4.50 and include 30 options including sesame chicken and shrimp with garlic sauce. You may even have leftovers to share with your friends on the streetcar. 
Photo via Yelp
Top China One
3157 Woodward Ave.; 313-832-1111
Giving the people what they want — Chinese food without the fuss — Top China One offers dine-in and carry out options for Detroit diners. Lunch specials start at $4.50 and include 30 options including sesame chicken and shrimp with garlic sauce. You may even have leftovers to share with your friends on the streetcar.
Photo via Yelp
 Bangkok Crossing 
620 Woodward Ave.; 313-961-3861 
Known for their sizable dishes perfect to share, their entire menu runs around $10. Start with Tom Yum: a warm lemongrass soup with mushrooms, green onion, and chili paste for a good kick-off to a great meal. Continue the evening with some of their other dishes such as peanut curry and pad seeiew or you might just want to get that classic pad Thai you’ve been craving. 
Photo via Yelp
Bangkok Crossing
620 Woodward Ave.; 313-961-3861
Known for their sizable dishes perfect to share, their entire menu runs around $10. Start with Tom Yum: a warm lemongrass soup with mushrooms, green onion, and chili paste for a good kick-off to a great meal. Continue the evening with some of their other dishes such as peanut curry and pad seeiew or you might just want to get that classic pad Thai you’ve been craving.
Photo via Yelp