Best Restaurants in Downtown Detroit

Author: Alecia Pirulis

Cliff Bell's Detroit Restaurant

Take a break from finding an apartment in Detroit, and focus on sampling some of the best foods you’ll ever taste! According to a study conducted by Sparefoot, Detroit is one of the country’s Top 15 Apartment Boom Towns, so it would be a shame if you missed out on Downtown and its mecca of great dining options before they get slammed with new residents. We thought it would help if we showed you some of the best restaurants in Downtown Detroit:


It’s a known fact Detroit is recovering from some hard times, and Colors is a non-profit establishment that inspires. Located on the east side of downtown in the historic Harmonie Park are, the restaurant contributes to the community by providing unemployed Detroit residents with job training, work experience and  life skills. If that’s not impressive enough, the delicious food they prepare and serve is also locally sourced and ethically made.

London Chop House

It’s like walking through doors into another era, because London Chop House has reopened and masterfully revived itself since their shut-down in 1991.Their menu combines a mixture of classic dishes with a contemporary twist. Whether you order the escargot, New York Strip or lobster, you’ll experience a burst of flavor you’ll never forget.

Cliff Bell’s



Let’s hope your experience of finding an apartment in Detroit will blow you away just like Cliff Bell’s does for its many loyal customers. Described as “1930′s charm and art deco interior in a casual atmosphere,” Cliff Bell’s is a happening spot that’s complete with incredible food and nightly live jazz. It’s been open since 1935, but it’s definitely stood the test of time, since it’s remained a favorite for Detroit’s local crowd.

Chickpea in the D

There aren’t many restaurants in Detroit that focus primarily on selling various hummus dips and wraps. As a matter of fact, Chickpea in the D, as its name suggests, is the only one that does. You can also find a great selection of soups, smoothies and seasonal items, but keep your eyes peeled — the business is very small, and there isn’t more than a walk-up window.

Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine

A Cuban joint in Detroit? It’s hard to imagine, but it’s true. Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine is impressive; delivering the flavors of Latin American and the Caribbean that you would expect in a Miami restaurant. Since 2005, the menu features recipes used for generations by the Vazquez family, in addition to the touch of genius from Chilean Chef Roberto Caceres.

If you’re looking for a city with a lot of upside, value in the real estate market, and rich in culinary history, Detroit is a great place to call home.  To help you get started in your search to find a new home, click here to search the best apartments around the Motor City.