Best of Detroit 2017

Our reader's picks for the Best of Detroit winners in food, drink, leisure, people, and services


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Restaurant for General Excellence
// Selden Standard, Detroit

Restaurant Ambience 
// City: Parc, Detroit 
// Suburb: Otus Supply, Ferndale 

Place to Have Dinner Before a Show
// City (Tie): The Whitney, Detroit // Parc, Detroit​ 
// Suburb: Bistro 82, Royal Oak 

Place for Nightcaps After the Show
// The Whitney, Detroit 

View from a Restaurant (Tie)
// Joe Muer’s Seafood, Detroit // Parc, Detroit 

Sunday Brunch
// City: The Dime Store, Detroit
// Suburb: Social Kitchen and Bar, Birmingham 

// City: Wright & Co., downtown Detroit 
// Suburb (Tie): Bistro 82, Royal Oak  // J. Baldwin’s, Clinton Township 

Attentive Service
// City (Tie): Joe Muer’s Seafood, Detroit // Parc, Detroit 
// Suburb: Chapman House, Rochester 

Beer Selection
// City: Hopcat Detroit, Detroit 
// Suburb (Tie): One-Eyed Betty’s, Ferndale // Ale Mary’s Beer Hall, Royal Oak 

Late-Night Dining
// City: Honest John’s, Detroit 
// Suburb: O.W.L., Royal Oak; 248-808-6244 

Street-Level Window Seat
// City: Parc, Detroit 
// Suburb: Bistro 82, Royal Oak 

Independent Coffeehouse
// Ashe Supply Co., Detroit 

Romantic Restaurant 
// City: The Whitney, Detroit 
// Suburb: Café Cortina, Farmington Hills 

Fish Market
// Multiple Locations: Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Clinton Township and Shelby Township 
// Single Location: Superior Fish Company, Royal Oak 

Locally Produced Food Brand
// Better Made Snack Foods

Ice Cream Parlor
// Ray’s Ice Cream, Royal Oak

Chinese (Tie)
// Mon Jin Lau, Troy // Hong Hua Fine Chinese Dining, Farmington Hills 

Place for a Business Lunch
// City: Parc, Detroit 
// Suburb: Phoenicia, Birmingham 

// Bistro 82, Royal Oak 

Restaurant Dessert
// City: The Whitney, Detroit
// Suburb (Tie): The Morrie, Royal Oak // Forest, Birmingham 

Wine List
// City: Parc, Detroit 
// Suburb: Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, and Shelby Township 

​Place to Take Out-of-Towners
// City: Selden Standard, Detroit 
// Suburb: Vinsetta Garage, Berkley

Business Breakfast
// City: Dime Store, Detroit
// Suburb: Beverly Hills Grill, Beverly Hills 

// Pegasus Taverna, Detroit and St. Clair Shores 

// Priya, Troy 

// Korea Palace, Sterling Heights 

// City: Mexican Village, Detroit 
// Suburb: El Charro, multiple locations

// City: Giovanni’s, Detroit 
// Suburb: Bacco Ristorante, Southfield 

Middle Eastern
// Phoenicia, Birmingham 

// Noble Fish, Clawson

// Multiple Locations: Sy Thai 
// Single Location: Katoi, Detroit 

// Single Location: Da Nang Restaurant, Clawson 
// Multiple Locations: Pho Lucky 

Gourmet Market
// Multiple Locations: Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Clinton Township and Shelby Township 
// Single Location: Holiday Market, Royal Oak 

24-Hour Restaurant
// O.W.L., Royal Oak; 248-808-6244 

Michigan Winery 
// Black Star Farms, Traverse City 

// City: London Chop House, Detroit 
// Suburb: The Clawson Steak House, Clawson

// Macomb County (Tie): Shamrock Irish Pub, Utica // Terry’s Terrace, Harrison Township 
// Oakland County: Redcoat Tavern, Royal Oak, 248-549-0300; and West Bloomfield Township, 248-865-0500
// Wayne County: Miller’s, Dearborn 

// City: Detroit Vegan Soul, Detroit 
// Suburb: GreenSpace Café, Ferndale 

Creative Breakfast
// Multiple Locations: Toast, Birmingham and Ferndale
// Single Location: The Dime Store, Detroit 

// City: Seva, Detroit
// Suburb (Tie): Inn Season Café, Royal Oak //  GreenSpace Café, Ferndale 

Gluten-Free Menu
// GreenSpace Café, Ferndale 

Cheap Eats
// Green Dot Stables, Detroit

// Mudgie’s, Detroit 

// Slows Bar BQ, Detroit

Coney Island
// Lafayette Coney Island, Detroit; 313-964-8198

Sushi (Tie)
// Noble Fish, Clawson // Ronin Sushi, Royal Oak

// City: Joe Muer Seafood, Detroit 
// Suburb: Streetside Seafood, Birmingham 

Locally Owned Bakery

// City: Avalon International Breads, Detroit 
// Suburb: Love and Buttercream, Royal Oak

Fish n' Chips
// City: Scotty Simpson’s Fish and Chips, Detroit 
// Suburb: The Lodge Grill and Bar, Keego Harbor 

// The Original Pancake House, multiple locations 

Soul Food
// City: Detroit Vegan Soul, Detroit 
// Suburb: Beans & Cornbread, Southfield 

// Independent: Russell Street Deli, Detroit 
// Chain: Zoup! 

// Multiple Locations: Buddy’s Pizza 
// Single Location: Supino Pizzeria, Detroit 

// Multiple Locations: Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Clinton Township and Shelby Township  
// Single Location: Steve’s Deli, Bloomfield Hills 

// Multiple Locations: Bad Brads BBQ 
// City: Slows Bar BQ, Detroit

French Fries
// Independent (Tie): Hopcat Detroit, Detroit // Social Kitchen & Bar, Birmingham 

// Multiple Locations: New York Bagel 
// Single Location: Detroit Institute of Bagels, Detroit 

Cupcakes (Tie)
// Taste Love Cupcakes, Bloomfield Township // Love & Buttercream, Royal Oak

// Love & Buttercream, Royal Oak 

// City: Dutch Girl Donuts, Detroit; 313-368-3020
// Suburb: Donut Bar and Coffee, Southfield; 248-595-8212

Classic Artisan Cocktails
// City: The Sugar House, Detroit 
// Suburb: The Oakland Art Novelty Co., Ferndale 

Bloody Mary
// Vivio’s, Detroit 

Locally Made Beer
// City (Tie): Atwater Brewery, Detroit // Batch Brewing Co., Detroit 
// Suburb: Griffin Claw, Birmingham 
// State: Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo

Michigan-Made Wine 
// Chateau Grand Traverse Late Harvest Riesling 

Chicken Wings
// Sweetwater Tavern, Detroit 

Deck/Outdoor Seating
// City (Tie): La Dolce Vita, Detroit //  Townhouse Detroit, Detroit 
// Suburb (Tie): Townhouse Bistro, Birmingham // Social Kitchen & Bar, Birmingham 

// Bucharest Grill, multiple locations 

Food Truck
// El Guapo 

Pop-up Experience
// Single Location: Revolver, Hamtramck 
// Moving Target: Katoi, (after the fire) 

Raw Juice or Smoothie
// Beyond Juice, multiple locations 

Locally Made Spirits
// City: Two James Spirits, Detroit 
// Suburb: Valentine Distilling, Ferndale

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