Photo courtesy of San Morello
Photo courtesy of San Morello

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Baobab Fare, San Morello, and More: Detroit Dining’s Best in 2021


The last year has been no cakewalk for Detroit-area restaurants, each having faced seemingly insurmountable challenges that forced unpredictable pivots on the fly. Through it all, there’ve also been plenty of reasons to celebrate — new restaurants bringing novel cuisines and approaches to the scene while old standbys provided their own sense of comfort.

We wanted to highlight our absolute Hit List favorites from 2021 as we close out the year. So please welcome our Best of The Hit List for Detroit. It’s a memorable year, in every way.

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The January Hit List: Pearl’s Deep Dive, Hazel’s, Stage Deli, and More

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The December Hit List: Highlands, Forest, Rattlesnake, and More

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The November Hit List: Lumen, Willis Show Bar, The Bricks, and More

New on Resy

New on Resy: Phoenicia Birmingham, Maru Sushi, Bunny Bunny, and More

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The October Hit List: Miss Kim, M Cantina, The Sugar House, and More

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The September Hit List: Phoenicia, Sloppy Chops, Marrow, Adachi, and More

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The August Hit List: Townhouse Detroit, Selden Standard, Mister Dips, and More

Did someone mention summer seafood? // Photo courtesy of Voyager

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The July Hit List: The Monarch Club, Mink, Sozai, and More

The interior at Three Cats.

The Hit List

Bunny Bunny, Baobab Fare, Three Cats, and More: Introducing the Detroit Hit List