Downtown Detroit has some great new businesses and restaurants as well as some that have been there for many years. These include:
John K. King Used & Rare Books: Located in an old warehouse just west of downtown, this is a huge, four level store, with an amazing assortment of books. Make sure to get a map at the front desk when you arrive, in order to help you navigate the maze of books. 901 W. Lafayette Blvd.
Wright & Company: At 1500 Woodward Ave., Wright & Company gets great reviews as one of the best restaurants in town. It features seasonal, small plates and craft cocktails.
Roasting Plant Coffee, 660 Woodward Ave: This is considered one of the best coffee shops in town. They also have two locations in NYC.
Cliff Bell’s Supper Club: This was a famous supper club opened in 1935 by Cliff Bell. He ran it until 1958. It operated until 1985 under different names and then closed. It was reopened in 2005 under new ownership. 2030 Park Ave.
Roast Restaurant: Roast is a popular steakhouse located at 1128 Washington Blvd. It was created by chef Michael Symon, a restaurateur from Cleveland, who is also known as being one of the hosts of ABC’s The Chew.
Aloft Hotel: Another good hotel option is the newly opened Aloft located at 1 Park Ave. in the historic David Whitney Building. It has a sleek, contemporary design in a beautifully restored building.
Small Plates: At 1521 Broadway, this is a restaurant that has received numerous awards. Open for over 13 years, it has been part of the revitalization of downtown Detroit.