Which Detroit Restaurants Are Reopening Dining Rooms?
Starting Monday June 8th, restaurants and bars across the state were legally welcoming customers back to the dining rooms for a seat or a drink. It is the first time a dine-in service has been permitted in the Detroit metropolitan area since the partial shutdown on March 16 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
To resume regular service, food and drink facilities are limited to 50 percent of their previous seating capacity and must distribute tables and groups of chairs to maintain a social distance of six feet between groups. Employees must wear face masks and undergo health exams in addition to other state-mandated safety training and protocols. Customers are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth when entering restaurants or exiting the table to prevent the virus from spreading.
As many restaurant owners can attest, reopening after three months of service changes or a full shutdown isn’t like flipping a switch. Much of the restaurants are having to hire, retrain, and reconfigure dining rooms while purchasing the correct personal protective equipment and disinfectants. Food supply chain problems arising from the novel coronavirus have also created additional barriers for restaurants trying to resume normal service with the menu items that customers expect.
At the same time, some restaurants are waiting to reopen dining rooms for the safety of employees and customers or to postpone regular service by a month. The following list contains restaurants that have resumed dine-in service. It’s best to call ahead for more information, as opening hours, official reopening dates and services are currently changing frequently.
If you decide to leave, remember to tip well and follow the rules set out by the restaurants. Nobody should have to tell you to wear a mask. And please, for the safety of yourself and others, stay home when you are sick, wash your hands and cover your cough with your elbow. For folks who’d prefer to stick with execution at this point, check out the latest cards from Eater or check out the guide to restaurants that only offer execution, delivery, and patio service.
Eater regularly adds new names. Send an email to [email protected] if something is missing from the list or if the services have changed.
Vicentes Cuban cuisine
Monarch Club (by appointment)
Mootz Pizzeria + Bar
Flood’s Bar & Grille
American Coney Island
Level 2 bar & roof
Brass Rail Pizza
Greenwich Time Pub
Detroit Beer Co.
Bad luck (reservation only)
Pappy’s Bar & Grill
Parks & Rec
Wright & Co.
Tommy’s Detroit Bar and Grill
Coriander Kitchen & Farm (Patio only, contactless order)
Yumvillage (private and special occasion dining, carryout, patio dining, and a neighborhood market will be available soon)
Cork & fork
Michigan and Trumbull (July 8th)
McShanes Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar
Nancy Whisky’s Bar
Motor City Wine
Mudgies Deli and Wine Bar (carryout, walk-in window, and terrace service only)
Two James Distillery
The sugar house
Mink (only patio)
Folk (only on the terrace, online ordering of groceries and take-away and a walk-in window)
Batch Brewing Company (patio seating only)
Takoi (first come, first served seating on the terrace with advance booking and a walk-in window for the bar)
Scotty Simpsons Fish & Chips
Antojitos El Catracho
La Palapa del Parian
Peso (Patio only service as well as implementation and delivery)
Pie-Sci (only patio, please call in advance)
Magnet (Carryout can be pre-ordered with picnic-style seating in Core City Park)
Rock City Restaurant
The Whitney (Open for private functions, reopening for dine-in on September 9th)
Third Street Bar / Turnip
Castalia (reservation only)
Alley Deck / Sgt. Pepperoni
Bookie’s Bar & Grill
Detroit Shipping Co (Patio only)
8 degrees Plato
Hammer and Nail
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails (July 8th)
Sugarhill Arts District
Ye Olde Taproom
Brush Street Bar & Grill
Rivertown Warehouse District
Sherwood Forest / Bagley / University District
Good times on the ave.
Detroit City Distillery (service for outdoor tasting rooms on Riopelle Street only starting July 1)
Louie’s ham & corned beef
Mark (reservation only, pre-arranged meals)
The Congregation (Patio Seating)
TRIA restaurant in the Henry Hotel
At the Rocks Bar and Grill
Detroit Pho & Crab
Voyager (Patio only)
The fly trap
J’s penalty area
Danny’s Irish Pub
White Wolf Patisserie
Jim Brady is
Iron Horse (July 7th)
D’Amato (July 7th)
Motor City Gas
Hazel, Ravines and Downtown / Hazel’s Lobster Pound (By reservation or online order for pickup or roadside delivery)
La Strada (by reservation only)
Frame (only patio)
Chives kitchen (ticket events, terrace reservations)
Pickles & Rye Deli
Grosse Pointe Park
The Bricks Pizza (carryout orders accepted, patio and indoor seating available)
Luxe bar and grill
Morning Glory coffee + pastries
St. Clair Shores
Butter Run Saloon
Artisan Foods Promenade
Ima (Corktown and Madison Heights are only on the terrace, Midtown has seating for dinner)
Basement burger bar
Joe Muer Seafood
This story was originally published on Tuesday June 9th.
• Detroit restaurants are taking cautious steps toward dine-in service [ED]
• All Michigan restaurants and bars are open for dine-in service on June 8th [ED]
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