Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels

Inn On Ferry Street, 84 East Ferry Street, 313.871.6000

Consisting of four restored Victorian homes and two carriage houses, the Inn provides a strong sense of history while setting the standard for elegant guest quarters and dedicated service. One of the homes originally belonged to William Pungs, a founder of the Anderson Carriage Company.


Hotel St. Regis, 3071 West Grand Boulevard, 313.873.3000

Consisting of four restored Victorian homes and two carriage houses, the Inn provides a strong sense of history while setting the standard for elegant guest quarters and dedicated service. One of the homes originally belonged to William Pungs, a founder of the Anderson Carriage Company.


Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, 1114 Washington Boulevard, 313.442.1600

Renovated in 2008, the Italian Renaissance-style hotel was the tallest building in Detroit and the tallest hotel in the world when it was completed in 1924. Now included in the National Register of Historic Places, the premier hotel was built by Detroit’s Book brothers.

Restaurants

Cuisine

This is some of the best and most creative food in metro Detroit. Cuisine was selected by readers of the Detroit News as Michigan’s best French restaurant.

Majestic Cafe, 4120 Woodward, 313.833.9700

Traditional American cuisine and Mediterranean specialties are the focus of this eclectic and surprising menu.


Motor City Brewing Works, 479 West Canfield, 313.832.2700

The taproom is a popular microbrewery featuring fresh brews alongside interesting appetizers and brick-oven pizzas and occasional live music. Motor City Brewing also sells its bottled beer, ciders, wine, and sodas at select retailers. Be aware that the parking lot in front of MCBW belongs to Traffic Jam & Snug. If you don’t score one of the few spots reserved for MCBW customers, you need park at a meter.


Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 West Canfield, 313.831.9470

One of Detroit’s hidden treasures, this funky restaurant was established in 1965 and is known for its in-house bakery, microbrewery, and dairy, curiously intimate dining rooms, and an eclectic menu of made-from-scratch dishes. Free parking available in the fenced lot across the street.


Union Street Station, 4421 Woodward Avenue, 313.832.5700

There is never a dull moment at this restaurant and bar in a building that once served as an Italian social club. Union Street has been a Midtown institution for three decades. The original art-deco atmosphere adds to a casual experience with quality service.


The Whitney, 4421 Woodward Avenue, 313.832.5700

This 1894 Romanesque-style mansion was built for David Whitney, then the largest lumber baron in the Midwest. Some of its 52 rooms, 10 bathrooms, 218 windows, and 25 fireplaces have been converted into an elegant restaurant in 1986. Be sure to check out the Ghost Bar, an upscale lounge on the third floor.


Z’s Villa 42 Piquette Avenue, 313.874.2680

Right down the street from the plant is a popular bar and grill in an historic house built in 1892—back before this street came to be dominated by auto factories and suppliers. Z’s features casual dining with steaks, seafood, burgers and salads. Don’t miss the “Model T Burger”—or the sand volleyball courts behind the patio (at least in the summer)! 

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