We all know that Detroit is brimming with places to get a casual bite with friends or grab a drink with co-workers — you can get the messiest Coney on any corner and a decent Thai take-out on any street downtown. But sometimes you want to do more than the usual and actually take that special someone to a quiet and endearing (or sultry and seductive) place where it can be just the two of you.
There are a few that places carry that special charm in the city, but we especially recommend Michael Symon’s Roast. This place is ideal for romance because of the quiet row of encased (ahem, semi-private) booths along the sides, the soft lighting, and the seductive view of the wine room.
However, if your plans call for a quick Valentine’s drink, then stop by the bar at Angelina’s Italian Bistro in the theatre district. Although Angelina’s has a great dinner menu loaded with Italian favorites like homemade raviolis and risotto, it’s the bartenders and wine experts who have a way of making its expansive, well-lit bar feel a bit more intimate. With their expertise on boutique wines and food parings, you’d be hard pressed to not find something to start (or end) your special night off right.
But if you’re more in to a night in, grab a bottle from Cost Plus and get take out. Both places will oblige if you and yours wish to dine in seclusion… or in the throws of passion – just call ahead and pick up.