5 Romantic Restaurants In Detroit

With so many unique options for a romantic meal in Detroit, you might want to spend the entire month of February deciding among the possibilities. Here are five intimate dining options in the city’s downtown district for some delicious food—and a little extra ambiance and personality to set the mood.

Antietam: This restaurant’s striking decoration will make you feel like you’re walking into a 1940s dream. Antietam offers French-inspired food, a brand-new tasting menu every week, a luxurious, vintage feel and a splash of fantasy. This truly special dining option recently announced it would be closing its doors at the end of March, so stop by for a romantic, whimsical evening of delicious food and a unique atmosphere.

The Whitney:
This mansion-turned-restaurant is a Detroit landmark, with the building’s construction dating back to the mid-1890s. The Whitney specializes in opulence, offering award-winning dining, a dessert parlor, a champagne tour of the property—and more. Also a popular wedding venue, The Whitney is the perfect option for couples with an eye for elegance.

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Photo credit: Wright & Company

Wright & Company: Housed on the second floor of another of Detroit’s historic buildings, Wright & Company is a fresh, cozy date-night option with a slight industrial feel. The original dark-wood, exposed-brick, glinting-tin ceiling, marble tables and crystal chandelier make for a fresh and classy dining experience. With drink options just as enticing as the food menu, this downtown Detroit gem is perfect for intimate drinks or a romantic multi-course meal.

La Dolce Vita: This classic Italian restaurant is an excellent option for if you’re looking for some classic ambiance. La Dolce Vita’s garden patio was awarded “Best Patio in Detroit” in 2017—perfect for an outdoor dining experience, with frequent live jazz music. If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional romantic dinner, the restaurant also has an impressive a Sunday brunch that’ll please any date.

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Photo credit: Chartreuse Kitchen and Cocktails

Chartreuse Kitchen and Cocktails: For the nature-and-floral-lover in your life, Chartreuse Kitchen and Cocktails is the perfect spot. Voted the 2016 Restaurant of the Year by the Detroit Free Press, Chartreuse offers a farm-to-table menu and locally sourced, seasonal food, with creative and delicious dessert options.  If you’re looking for a romantic daytime option, enjoy this restaurant’s casual, window-lit atmosphere and warm, friendly vibe.

Cover image photo credit: Antietam

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