February 06, 2016

Photos: The best date night spot in each neighborhood

No matter where you're headed out, we've got a spot that's sure to light a spark.

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DOWNTOWN -- Standby, 225 Gratiot Ave., 313-736-5533, standbydetroit.com. Depending on who you ask, Valentine's Day can be either bitter or sweet. Why not have a little bit of both? A special V-day menu prepared by Chef Brendon Edwards will be followed by sweet treats by Bon Bon Bon chocolatier Alexandra Clark and Chef Matt Tulpa of Salt and Saffron. Plus, bring a love letter from an ex and you can have it frozen in liquid nitrogen, then smashed. Finish off with a Ferrari (bartenders, you know what we're talking about).
DOWNTOWN -- Standby, 225 Gratiot Ave., 313-736-5533, standbydetroit.com. Depending on who you ask, Valentine's Day can be either bitter or sweet. Why not have a little bit of both? A special V-day menu prepared by Chef Brendon Edwards will be followed by sweet treats by Bon Bon Bon chocolatier Alexandra Clark and Chef Matt Tulpa of Salt and Saffron. Plus, bring a love letter from an ex and you can have it frozen in liquid nitrogen, then smashed. Finish off with a Ferrari (bartenders, you know what we're talking about).
MIDTOWN -- Chartreuse, 15 E. Kirby Suite D, 313-818-3915, chartreusekc.com. Open special for Valentine's Day, dinner and drinks here are accompanied by an air of romance, thanks to the lush living wall.
MIDTOWN -- Chartreuse, 15 E. Kirby Suite D, 313-818-3915, chartreusekc.com. Open special for Valentine's Day, dinner and drinks here are accompanied by an air of romance, thanks to the lush living wall.
SOUTHWEST --  El Barzon, 3710 Junction, elbarzonrestaurant.com. Spice up your Valentine's Day at El Barzon's Cena Romantica, featuring tequila tasting and pairing. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. and includes five courses with craft cocktail pairing. For reservations, call 313-894-2070.
SOUTHWEST -- El Barzon, 3710 Junction, elbarzonrestaurant.com. Spice up your Valentine's Day at El Barzon's Cena Romantica, featuring tequila tasting and pairing. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. and includes five courses with craft cocktail pairing. For reservations, call 313-894-2070.
CORKTOWN -- Sugar House, 2130 Michigan Ave., 313-962-0123, sugarhousedetroit.com. The craft cocktail bar with the romantic dim lighting will host Be Mine, Detroit Valentine, at 5 p.m. on V-Day, during which lovers can take in a decadent dessert menu designed by Wright & Co's pastry Chef Hailey. Highlights include Fernet fudge tarts with almond brittle, smoked bourbon caramels, and Chartreuse mousse with dark chocolate ganache and almond brittle.
CORKTOWN -- Sugar House, 2130 Michigan Ave., 313-962-0123, sugarhousedetroit.com. The craft cocktail bar with the romantic dim lighting will host Be Mine, Detroit Valentine, at 5 p.m. on V-Day, during which lovers can take in a decadent dessert menu designed by Wright & Co's pastry Chef Hailey. Highlights include Fernet fudge tarts with almond brittle, smoked bourbon caramels, and Chartreuse mousse with dark chocolate ganache and almond brittle.
HAMTRAMCK -- Yemans Street,  yemansstreet.com. The popular Hamtramck pop-up venue will feature a special dinner on Feb. 13 prepared by Brandon Hutcherson, but tickets are almost sold out so hurry up. Check with yemansstreet.com for more details.
HAMTRAMCK -- Yemans Street, yemansstreet.com. The popular Hamtramck pop-up venue will feature a special dinner on Feb. 13 prepared by Brandon Hutcherson, but tickets are almost sold out so hurry up. Check with yemansstreet.com for more details.
NEW CENTER -- Cuisine Restaurant, 670 Lothrop Road, 313-872-5110, cuisinerestaurant.com. Check out Chicago the musical at the Fisher Theatre and then stop in for French wining and dining at Cuisine (open Sundays whenever there's a theater show playing).
NEW CENTER -- Cuisine Restaurant, 670 Lothrop Road, 313-872-5110, cuisinerestaurant.com. Check out Chicago the musical at the Fisher Theatre and then stop in for French wining and dining at Cuisine (open Sundays whenever there's a theater show playing).
WEST VILLAGE --  Detroit Vegan Soul, 8029 Agnes St., 313-649-2759, treat your sweetie to a decadent, yet healthful brunch to show him/her you care.
WEST VILLAGE -- Detroit Vegan Soul, 8029 Agnes St., 313-649-2759, treat your sweetie to a decadent, yet healthful brunch to show him/her you care.
GREEKTOWN -- Santorini Estiatorio, 501 Monroe St., 313-962-9366, www.santorinidetroit.com. Your sweetie will fall in love with this upscale Greek dining experience.
GREEKTOWN -- Santorini Estiatorio, 501 Monroe St., 313-962-9366, www.santorinidetroit.com. Your sweetie will fall in love with this upscale Greek dining experience.
HARMONIE PARK -- Vertical Detroit, 1538 Centre St., 313-732-9463, verticaldetroit.com. The gorgeous surroundings in this high-end wine bar and restaurant are enough to get the sparks going, for sure.
HARMONIE PARK -- Vertical Detroit, 1538 Centre St., 313-732-9463, verticaldetroit.com. The gorgeous surroundings in this high-end wine bar and restaurant are enough to get the sparks going, for sure.
PALMER PARK --  La Dolce Vita, 17546 Woodward Ave., 313-865-0331, www.ldvrestaurant.net, Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner or lovely Sunday brunch, La Dolce Vita has you covered.
PALMER PARK -- La Dolce Vita, 17546 Woodward Ave., 313-865-0331, www.ldvrestaurant.net, Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner or lovely Sunday brunch, La Dolce Vita has you covered.