Where to go for date night in Detroit

Romantic restaurants in Michigan

Detroit may not have earned a name for itself as the most romantic city in America, but we have a surprising number of upscale, romantic restaurants offering the finest cuisine. When date night rolls around in Detroit, here are our top three picks for restaurant choices.

Roast (Downtown)

This upscale steakhouse offers incredible service, amazing meat (from the steaks to the pork chops), and is currently one of the busiest restaurants in town. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time.

The Lark (Farmington Rd)

Possibly the best “special occasion” restaurant in Detroit, The Lark is as upscale as it is exclusive. The reservations list can be booked for months in advance, but if you can score a table, you will truly enjoy a night of elegant dining in a unique, walled garden setting.

La Dolce Vita (Woodward Ave)

Widely considered the best Italian restaurant in Detroit, La Dolce Vita is a beautiful and romantic upscale restaurant with sophisticated takes on Italian classics, at surprisingly affordable prices.

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