The 20 best date night spots in the Detroit area

Here are a few Detroit-area hotspots where you can share a romantic night with your one and only.

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Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.
3965 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-831-9627; greatlakescoffee.com
Great Lakes Coffee is a great place for a sit-down coffee date. They have trivia nights for a night of fun, as well as good music. You can warm up to your date with a nice cup of coffee and a small dish.
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Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.

3965 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-831-9627; greatlakescoffee.com
Great Lakes Coffee is a great place for a sit-down coffee date. They have trivia nights for a night of fun, as well as good music. You can warm up to your date with a nice cup of coffee and a small dish.

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The Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-5700; thewhitney.com
This stunningly beautiful restaurant and bar is the perfect place for a romantic date. You can explore the history of the building while you enjoy a meal and a drink.
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The Whitney

4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-5700; thewhitney.com
This stunningly beautiful restaurant and bar is the perfect place for a romantic date. You can explore the history of the building while you enjoy a meal and a drink.

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Candy Bar 
1509 Broadway St., Detroit; candybardetroit.com
With an eye-grabbing design, Candy Bar is the place for the perfect date. It has a large chandelier, round plush seating, pink walls, and tasty food and drinks.
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Candy Bar

1509 Broadway St., Detroit; candybardetroit.com
With an eye-grabbing design, Candy Bar is the place for the perfect date. It has a large chandelier, round plush seating, pink walls, and tasty food and drinks.

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Kruse and Muer
28028 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak; 248-965-2101, 327 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-652-9400; kruseandmuerrestaurants.com
Kruse and Muer has a cozy atmosphere for a romantic night out. They offer a wide variety of seafood, meats, and more.
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Kruse and Muer

28028 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak; 248-965-2101, 327 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-652-9400; kruseandmuerrestaurants.com
Kruse and Muer has a cozy atmosphere for a romantic night out. They offer a wide variety of seafood, meats, and more.

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Sava’s
216 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-623-2233; savasannarbor.com
This two-level, intimate restaurant has natural lighting during the day, and soft lighting for a cozy ambience. They have a large selection of food and drinks at an affordable price.
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Sava’s

216 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-623-2233; savasannarbor.com
This two-level, intimate restaurant has natural lighting during the day, and soft lighting for a cozy ambience. They have a large selection of food and drinks at an affordable price.

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Mr. Paul’s Chophouse
29850 Groesbeck Hwy., Roseville; 586-777-7770; mrpaulschophouse.com
Mr. Paul’s is a family-owned restaurant that guarantees intimacy and comfort. Their dim lighting gives dates a cozy feeling. They offer a large menu selection, and are known for their desserts.
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Mr. Paul’s Chophouse

29850 Groesbeck Hwy., Roseville; 586-777-7770; mrpaulschophouse.com
Mr. Paul’s is a family-owned restaurant that guarantees intimacy and comfort. Their dim lighting gives dates a cozy feeling. They offer a large menu selection, and are known for their desserts.

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Prime + Proper
1145 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-636-3100; primeandproperdetroit.com
Prime + Proper wood-fires all of their meats to perfection. The style of this restaurant is contemporary, yet old-fashioned for a timeless date.
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Prime + Proper

1145 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-636-3100; primeandproperdetroit.com
Prime + Proper wood-fires all of their meats to perfection. The style of this restaurant is contemporary, yet old-fashioned for a timeless date.

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Oakland Novelty Co.
201 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-5295; theoaklandferndale.com
This old-fashioned, speakeasy-like bar is perfect if you want to take a trip back in time. They offer handmade cocktails and a selection of traditional drinks. The Oakland also plays eccentric, timeless music to add to the speakeasy theme.
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Oakland Novelty Co.

201 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-5295; theoaklandferndale.com
This old-fashioned, speakeasy-like bar is perfect if you want to take a trip back in time. They offer handmade cocktails and a selection of traditional drinks. The Oakland also plays eccentric, timeless music to add to the speakeasy theme.

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Forest
735 Forest Ave., Birmingham; 248-258-9400; forestbirmingham.com
Forest is an upscale restaurant that serves unique, eye-grabbing dishes. Detroit chef Nick Janutol assures that the food is culinary art.
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Forest

735 Forest Ave., Birmingham; 248-258-9400; forestbirmingham.com
Forest is an upscale restaurant that serves unique, eye-grabbing dishes. Detroit chef Nick Janutol assures that the food is culinary art.

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Ronin Sushi Bar Restaurant
326 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-546-0888; roninsushi.com
When you combine modern design with traditional Japanese architecture, you get Ronin Sushi. The sectioned-off, intimate restaurant makes unique dishes and serves large portions to share on a date.
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Ronin Sushi Bar Restaurant

326 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-546-0888; roninsushi.com
When you combine modern design with traditional Japanese architecture, you get Ronin Sushi. The sectioned-off, intimate restaurant makes unique dishes and serves large portions to share on a date.

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Willis Show Bar
4156 Third Ave., Detroit; 313-992-7252; willisshowbar.com
What’s better than live jazz, burlesque, comedy shows, and a wide variety of drinks all in one? Willis Show Bar is a classic upscale, art deco Detroit bar that’s great for a date.
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Willis Show Bar

4156 Third Ave., Detroit; 313-992-7252; willisshowbar.com
What’s better than live jazz, burlesque, comedy shows, and a wide variety of drinks all in one? Willis Show Bar is a classic upscale, art deco Detroit bar that’s great for a date. Photo via Willis Show Bar / Facebook
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London Chop House
155 W. Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-0277; thelondonchophouse.com
This secluded steak house in the heart of Downtown gives a classy, English, traditional feel. Along with a cigar bar, there is also live entertainment and a bar with many different drinks. It’s a cozy, intimate restaurant for two.
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London Chop House

155 W. Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-0277; thelondonchophouse.com
This secluded steak house in the heart of Downtown gives a classy, English, traditional feel. Along with a cigar bar, there is also live entertainment and a bar with many different drinks. It’s a cozy, intimate restaurant for two.

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Bacco Ristorante
29410 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield; 248-356-6600; baccoristorante.com
If you’re in the mood for Italian food, Bacco is the place to go. Not only is there a large selection of renowned Italian dishes, but there is also wine and an on-site garden perfect for a romantic outing.
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Bacco Ristorante

29410 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield; 248-356-6600; baccoristorante.com
If you’re in the mood for Italian food, Bacco is the place to go. Not only is there a large selection of renowned Italian dishes, but there is also wine and an on-site garden perfect for a romantic outing.

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Mad Hatter Bistro
185 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham
This Alice in Wonderland-themed bar and restaurant uses traditional family recipes that have been passed down for generations. You can choose to dine in Wonderland or in an electric dining room where you can watch the "Mad Scientists," aka the chefs, prepare food in the open kitchen.  
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Mad Hatter Bistro

185 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham
This Alice in Wonderland-themed bar and restaurant uses traditional family recipes that have been passed down for generations. You can choose to dine in Wonderland or in an electric dining room where you can watch the "Mad Scientists," aka the chefs, prepare food in the open kitchen.

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220 Merrill
220 E. Merrill St., Birmingham; 248-646-2220; 220restaurant.com
With a wide variety of drinks and meals, 220 has beautiful ambience in the heart of Birmingham. They also serve giant cotton candy, and discounted wine on Wednesdays.
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220 Merrill

220 E. Merrill St., Birmingham; 248-646-2220; 220restaurant.com
With a wide variety of drinks and meals, 220 has beautiful ambience in the heart of Birmingham. They also serve giant cotton candy, and discounted wine on Wednesdays.

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Savannah Blue
1431 Time Sq., Detroit; 313-926-0783; savannahbluedetroit.com
This dark, romantic restaurant serves mouthwatering soul food. They have a full bar, along with unique drinks and dishes.
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Savannah Blue

1431 Time Sq., Detroit; 313-926-0783; savannahbluedetroit.com
This dark, romantic restaurant serves mouthwatering soul food. They have a full bar, along with unique drinks and dishes.

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Mario’s
4222 Second Ave., Detroit; 313-832-1616; mariosdetroit.com
In the heart of Midtown, Mario’s is a well-known, traditional Italian restaurant. They have rare meats and wines, along with dancing and events.
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Mario’s

4222 Second Ave., Detroit; 313-832-1616; mariosdetroit.com
In the heart of Midtown, Mario’s is a well-known, traditional Italian restaurant. They have rare meats and wines, along with dancing and events.

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Johnny's Speakeasy
215 S. Main St., Royal Oak
At Johnny’s Speakeasy, you can only get in by making a text reservation. From there, you make your way to a cool disguised door to the basement.  
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Johnny's Speakeasy

215 S. Main St., Royal Oak
At Johnny’s Speakeasy, you can only get in by making a text reservation. From there, you make your way to a cool disguised door to the basement.

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Ocean Prime
2915 Coolidge Hwy., Troy; 248-458-0500; ocean-prime.com
From nitrogen drinks to large portions of meat and seafood, Ocean Prime has it all.
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Ocean Prime

2915 Coolidge Hwy., Troy; 248-458-0500; ocean-prime.com
From nitrogen drinks to large portions of meat and seafood, Ocean Prime has it all.

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Savant 
51 West Forest Ave., Detroit
In Midtown is a French-American diner started by two Apparatus Room alums — chef Jordan Whitmore and bartender Rebecca Wurster — which hosts DJs features art shows with live paintings.
Photo by Tom Perkins

Savant

51 West Forest Ave., Detroit
In Midtown is a French-American diner started by two Apparatus Room alums — chef Jordan Whitmore and bartender Rebecca Wurster — which hosts DJs features art shows with live paintings.

Photo by Tom Perkins
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