September 08, 2017

The 20 best metro Detroit restaurants to open in 2017, so far

2017 has been a renaissance for restaurant owners. With so many openings, it may be difficult to choose which restaurants to go to. Here is our quick guide to 20 newly opened restaurants you should try.

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The 20 best metro Detroit restaurants to open in 2017, so far
Royale with Cheese 
4163 Cass Ave., Detroit 
Described as a “unique and retro style burger joint,” Royale with Cheese is located in the heart of Midtown. What appears to be a call back to a famous scene about burgers from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film, Royale with Cheese was founded on the idea of Pulp Fiction. You can expect a selection of signature burgers like the Royale made with house-smoked brisket, Southwest corn relish, caramelized onions, avocado, smoked gouda, creamy coleslaw, and “Royale sauce.”
Photo via Instagram user, @downtoeatindet
Royale with Cheese
4163 Cass Ave., Detroit
Described as a “unique and retro style burger joint,” Royale with Cheese is located in the heart of Midtown. What appears to be a call back to a famous scene about burgers from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film, Royale with Cheese was founded on the idea of Pulp Fiction. You can expect a selection of signature burgers like the Royale made with house-smoked brisket, Southwest corn relish, caramelized onions, avocado, smoked gouda, creamy coleslaw, and “Royale sauce.” Photo via Instagram user, @downtoeatindet
Press Room Cafe  
615-799  W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit 
The Press Room Cafe was opened with concept of being geared towards downtown’s lunch crowd. This casual upscale eatery offers its customers Neapolitan pizza, salad, and soup. It also serves food that was made over a wood burning grill. Photo via Yelp user,Stephen B.
Press Room Cafe
615-799 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit
The Press Room Cafe was opened with concept of being geared towards downtown’s lunch crowd. This casual upscale eatery offers its customers Neapolitan pizza, salad, and soup. It also serves food that was made over a wood burning grill. Photo via Yelp user,Stephen B.
The Apparatus Room  
Detroit Foundation Hotel, 250 W. Larned Street, Detroit 
A refurbished firehouse is now home to The Apparatus Room. Thomas Lents, a Battle Creek native, presides over the eatery. The Michelin two-star chef decided to open the restaurant after a health scare. The menu offers plenty for everyone from, pine-roasted carrots for vegetarians to a lamb shank for the more carnivorous eater. Photo via Yelp User, Nadia B.
The Apparatus Room
Detroit Foundation Hotel, 250 W. Larned Street, Detroit
A refurbished firehouse is now home to The Apparatus Room. Thomas Lents, a Battle Creek native, presides over the eatery. The Michelin two-star chef decided to open the restaurant after a health scare. The menu offers plenty for everyone from, pine-roasted carrots for vegetarians to a lamb shank for the more carnivorous eater. Photo via Yelp User, Nadia B.
Shake Shack 
660 Woodward Ave., Detroit 
Known for its classic burgers, crinkle cut fries, and freshly made frozen custard, Shake Shack proves to be a popular spot for food lovers in and around downtown Detroit. Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in New York City later opening as a permanent burger stand in 2004. This burger joint does not disappoint and its extended lines of hungry customers are proof.
Photo via Instagram user, @shakeshack
Shake Shack
660 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Known for its classic burgers, crinkle cut fries, and freshly made frozen custard, Shake Shack proves to be a popular spot for food lovers in and around downtown Detroit. Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in New York City later opening as a permanent burger stand in 2004. This burger joint does not disappoint and its extended lines of hungry customers are proof. Photo via Instagram user, @shakeshack
La Lanterna  
1224 Griswold St, Detroit 
The Barbieri family expanded their Italian restaurant empire this year. The family-owned restaurant has opened its doors in downtown Detroit’s Capitol Park. This modern version of La Lanterna offers simple and traditional Italian dishes. Photo via Yelp user,Raad R.
La Lanterna
1224 Griswold St, Detroit
The Barbieri family expanded their Italian restaurant empire this year. The family-owned restaurant has opened its doors in downtown Detroit’s Capitol Park. This modern version of La Lanterna offers simple and traditional Italian dishes. Photo via Yelp user,Raad R.
Maty’s African Restaurant 
21611 Grand River Ave., Detroit 
In the mood to try something you have never had before? Maty’s African Restaurant is the city’s first and only Senegalese restaurant located on Grand River Avenue. This restaurant is one of its kind and will leave you wondering why that is.
Photo via Instagram user, @lawheezy
Maty’s African Restaurant
21611 Grand River Ave., Detroit
In the mood to try something you have never had before? Maty’s African Restaurant is the city’s first and only Senegalese restaurant located on Grand River Avenue. This restaurant is one of its kind and will leave you wondering why that is. Photo via Instagram user, @lawheezy
Avalon Cafe and Bakery  
1049 Woodward, Detroit 
Avalon Cafe and Bakery has opened a new location north of Campus Martius. The bakery serves all types of baked goods that both customers on the go or not on the go can enjoy. Their pizza and sandwiches makes this place worth a visit. Photo via Yelp by user, Gerry C.
Avalon Cafe and Bakery
1049 Woodward, Detroit
Avalon Cafe and Bakery has opened a new location north of Campus Martius. The bakery serves all types of baked goods that both customers on the go or not on the go can enjoy. Their pizza and sandwiches makes this place worth a visit. Photo via Yelp by user, Gerry C.
Narrow Way Cafe 
19331 Livernois Ave., Detroit 
On the Livernois Avenue of Fashion you can find your favorite blend at the Narrow Way Cafe. On the menu, you can expect a range of coffee and espresso drinks including mochas, macchiatos, and lattes. Narrow Way Cafe is a project originally developed through the Straight Gate International Church which eventually became a hit among its congregation.
Photo via Instagram user, @thenarrowwaycafe
Narrow Way Cafe
19331 Livernois Ave., Detroit
On the Livernois Avenue of Fashion you can find your favorite blend at the Narrow Way Cafe. On the menu, you can expect a range of coffee and espresso drinks including mochas, macchiatos, and lattes. Narrow Way Cafe is a project originally developed through the Straight Gate International Church which eventually became a hit among its congregation. Photo via Instagram user, @thenarrowwaycafe
Livernois Tap 
567 Livernois St., Ferndale 
Featuring a rotating list of 12 to 15 beers on draft, Livernois Tap is the modern American interpretation of a classic European beer hall. The menu ranges from Fried Bologna Corn Dogs to Floats hinting Axle’s beer and a rotating artisan ice cream. Enjoy craft beer, cider, and inspired beer food with friends among cool tunes and cheerful conversation.
Photo via Instagram user, @axlebrewingco
Livernois Tap
567 Livernois St., Ferndale
Featuring a rotating list of 12 to 15 beers on draft, Livernois Tap is the modern American interpretation of a classic European beer hall. The menu ranges from Fried Bologna Corn Dogs to Floats hinting Axle’s beer and a rotating artisan ice cream. Enjoy craft beer, cider, and inspired beer food with friends among cool tunes and cheerful conversation. Photo via Instagram user, @axlebrewingco