Where to Go for a Romantic Dinner

March 29th, 2018 by

Ray Laethem Chrysler Dodge Jeep - 5 Where to Go for a Romantic DinnerAre you looking for a romantic place to have dinner in Detroit? Look no further. Here is a list of five great places to go for a romantic dinner in the Motor City. 

The Whitney

The Whitney restaurant in Detroit is a marvelous place that is world-famous as an upscale dining venue. Successful lumber baron David Whitney Jr. built the lavish mansion in the late 1800s. Gordon W. Lloyd, an influential architect at the time, designed the home for Whitney and his wife, Flora. He designed the mansion in Romanesque Revival style, which was popular in architecture at the time. Today, The Whitney is a beautiful example of the type of home that wealthy people in Detroit lived in during that time period.

Visiting the mansion for dinner with a companion is about as romantic as it gets. Be sure to make reservations in advance because there is limited dinner service seating in the massive 22,000-square-foot home.

The London Chop House

Established in 1938 by Sam and Lester Gruber, The London Chop House is a wonderful spot for a romantic dinner date. The London Chop House was named one of the best restaurants in the nation by James Beard. Located in Detroit’s lively business district, the restaurant has served many famous movie stars, successful businessmen and women, auto barons, attorneys, and judges. Now, Monday through Friday the restaurant is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.  On Friday and Saturday, dinner is served from 5 to 11 p.m.

Iridescence at MotorCity Casino Hotel

Iridescence sits atop the MotorCity Casino’s hotel tower. Forty-foot-tall windows in the restaurant give patrons a breathtaking view of the city. Plus, Iridescence promises an extraordinary meal as the only AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning restaurant in Motor City. After dinner, head to the casino or retire to one of the casino’s world-class hotel suites for a great night in.

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita is a favorite romantic dining spot in Detroit. For decades, the restaurant has hosted guests visiting for memorable events. La Dolce Vita promises exceptional cuisine, fine wine and spirits, and a night to remember for years to come. The Old-World Italian restaurant features a cozy space next to its arched windows with a view of the beautiful garden patio.

Morton’s Steakhouse

Morton’s Steakhouse in Detroit is another great place for a romantic dinner. The decor is inviting, yet the dining room is dim, which gives the room a great ambiance. Morton’s Steakhouses all over the country welcome guests for a unique dining experience. It is also a great place for personal gatherings and wedding proposals.

There are so many great places for a romantic dinner in Motor City. When you want to take that special someone on an extra-special date, these five spots do the trick. They are classy and offer scenic, romantic views of the best sites in Detroit.


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