Top Choice American in Detroit

Dime Store

Take a seat in a chunky wood swivel chair in this cozy, diner-esque eatery and chow down on a duck Reuben and truffle-mayo-dipped fries, alongside a cold beer. Eggy brunch dishes are a big hit and served all day.
Diner in Detroit

Parks & Rec Diner

This homey diner, opened in 2015 in the imposing GAR building, takes its name from the government department that was once housed here. There are no wrong choices from the seasonal menu of sandwiches and brunch dish…
American in Detroit

Chartreuse Kitchen

It may seem like just another trendy spot with mod-industrial decor and a seasonal menu, but Chartreuse does it all really well. Dishes like the twice-cooked egg (with greens, Brussels sprouts, salty cheese and shal…
American in Detroit

Grey Ghost

A sleek, industrial vibe marks this new Detroit hot spot. The menu is all modern as well, with creative sides like cauliflower and spaetzel or brussels sprouts with chicken skin. The juicy NY strip steak is cooked s…
Bagels in Detroit

Detroit Institute of Bagels

Authentic NY bagels and housemade cream cheeses take center stage at this bright, plant-filled space in Corktown. Try the Le Rouge, with bacon, egg, goat's cheese, arugula and red-onion marmalade. There's a hydrange…
American in Detroit

Selden Standard

Farm-to-table Selden Standard is the kind of place that cares enough to churn its own butter and hand mold its own pasta. The menu changes, but you'll see dishes such as fresh-caught trout and celery-root ravioli, p…
Barbecue in Detroit

Slows Bar BQ

Mmm, slow-cooked Southern-style barbecue in Corktown. Carnivores can carve into the three-meat combo plate (brisket, pulled pork and chicken). Vegetarians even have a couple of options. The taps yield over 35 qualit…
American in Detroit

Lafayette Coney Island

The 'coney' – a hot dog smothered with chili and onions – is a Detroit specialty. When the craving strikes (and it will), take care of business at Lafayette. The minimalist menu consists of burgers, fries and cans o…
Burgers in Detroit

Green Dot Stables

It's a bit inconveniently located between downtown, Corktown and Mexicantown, but that doesn't deter young urbanites from flocking in to munch on 20 types of gourmet mini-burgers (say, wasabi-mayo tempeh or peanut-b…
Cafe in Detroit

Cass Cafe

The Cass is a bohemian art gallery fused with a bar and restaurant that serves soups, sandwiches and veggie beauties, like the lentil-walnut burger. Service can be fickle.