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The 10 Restaurants That Defined Detroit Dining This Year


We asked our contributors to the Resy Hit List to share their top dining experiences in their cities this year — 10 restaurants that are helping to define the state of great dining right now. Please welcome back our Best of The Hit List for 2023. (You can find other cities’ top picks here.)

If you dined at a new restaurant in Detroit in 2023, whether at Le Suprême, Hamilton’s, or Cibo, it means you also visited one of the city’s handful of new, high-profile hotel developments. The hotels’ arrival coincides with Detroit’s recent inclusion on Conde Nast Traveler’s list of top North American destinations, ahead of the city playing host to the NFL draft next spring. The anticipated influx of new visitors will be welcomed by a bevy of exciting dining options to greet them.

If any other trend rivaled the hotel restaurant for defining the city’s zeitgeist, it was the subtle art of French gastronomy, which saw a veritable revival here in the old “Paris of the Midwest” — at places like Coeur in Ferndale and Bar Pigalle and Ash—Bar in Detroit.

They all helped to demonstrate how the city is enjoying a great moment for food. And it earned each a place on our list of 10 Detroit-area restaurants that defined dining out in 2023.