“Valentine’s Day is originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. It is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in different regions of the world”. Learn more about St. Valentine here.
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and when we think of Valentine’s Days, we think of a romantic relationship. And yes, it is for lovers and couples. A special day to show our love and affection to our significant others, a spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend, whatever your relationship is, it is the time where we give a special day to this person’ we adore and love.
One way of celebrating Valentine’s day is to eat out in your favorite restaurant; the celebration of Valentine’s Day is so timely; Michigan is finally re-opening the restaurants. Although it is just a twenty-five percent capacity per restaurant, it is still good news that couples could celebrate together on this special occasion to celebrate their love.
Here are the few restaurants in Metropolitan Detroit that you can visit; the schedule may vary; please call or Click the restaurant’s name to see information, locations, and hours.
15 Best Restaurants to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan
The Whitney mansion is world famous for upscale dining in Detroit. Completed in 1894, the Motor City landmark retains the exquisite charm of Detroit’s early upper echelon as a venue for all to enjoy.
The Whitney now provides several unique features within the historical property: the fine dining restaurant, menu dining throughout the Mansion, The Ghostbar, and Gardens. Each has its own unique appeal that guests come specifically to enjoy and sometimes find themselves wandering, spending hours frolicking in the enchantments of the estate – The Whitney
Established following Repeal in the 1930s by the Gruber brothers, Lester (shown below, 1955) and Sam, it soon became a magnet for business executives, celebs passing through Detroit, and power elites of all stripes. Its attractions were many, including evening entertainment, a fine wine list, and fantastic concoctions from the bar. Its chefs, among them Eddie Dobler, “Pancho” Velez, and Jimmy Schmidt, were known for their preparations of freshwater perch and whitefish from Michigan’s lakes and rivers as well, of course, for beef dishes aplenty. Learn More…
OCEAN PRIME is a modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The nationally-acclaimed Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary experience with stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list, and truly genuine hospitality. Learn more…
The Capital Grille, the experience is one of comfortable elegance. African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers provide a warm, stately setting for our nationally renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines.
Eddie V’s charismatic vibe draws you in and holds you close, invites you to be seen, or sit back and just savor. The finest seafood and steaks. World-class wine and service. And live jazz in the V lounge.
With an unparalleled view of the Canadian Skyline and International Waterway, Andiamo Detroit Riverfront is a must-see destination in downtown Detroit. The interior is urban chic serving Andiamo’s signature authentic cuisine.
This isn’t retro; this is real. We’ve been around since 1948. There aren’t many restaurants with this kind of character. One step inside, and you’ll see that this is a place that time doesn’t touch. We like to keep it that way. From our service to our cuisine, you’ll feel right at home in our warm, elegant, and traditional atmosphere. Learn more…
9. The Tria
TRIA – Inspired American Cuisine offers inspired cuisine uniquely prepared and presented in a casual and engaging atmosphere. The seasonal American menu highlights local and sustainable foods. This is important to all of us, because it helps support our region’s growers and manufacturers. Not only will you get the freshest tasting produce, meats, fish, cheeses and more, but you’ll also help your local small and mid-sized businesses.
10. Forest Grill
Chic yet approachable. Historic while tastefully modern. The Apparatus Room bridges the old and the new, offering iconic New American cuisine rooted in Midwestern ingredients, as well as thoughtful cocktails crafted by accomplished mixologists. We invite you to step away from the Downtown bustle, enjoy a fine meal and the easy taste of an Old Foundation, and relax to the homely chatter of new friends.
12. Texas de Brazil
13. Joe Muer Seafood
14. Fogo de Chao
The founders of Fogo de Chão grew up on a traditional Southern Brazilian farm in the Serra Gaucha. It is here that they learned to cook in the churrasco grilling tradition that would become the backbone of our story. Learn more…
15. The Chop House
At The Chop House, not only will you be served the finest creative, fresh and delicious dishes, we seek to provide you with a delightful atmosphere and experience. Our Ann Arbor & Grand Rapids locations feature ‘La Dolce Vita’ a dessert and cigar lounge.