Detroit Restaurant Week is Back for Fall


DETROIT, September 11, 2012—Detroit Restaurant Week (DRW) returns this fall. Seventeen Detroit fine dining establishments will serve-up specially-priced three course dinners beginning Friday, September 28 through Sunday, October 7, 2012 for only $30 per person.      

“Detroit Restaurant Week began as a way to introduce people to the finer dining establishments and has evolved into a staple event that people come to expect every spring and fall; just like they do similar promotions in other cities across the country,” said Dana Boyette, DRW restaurant relations manager.

Reservations are still strongly recommended, even after six installments of DRW. The spring edition earlier this year enticed more than 38,000 people to have dinner at a participating restaurant. Since its inception in 2009, DRW has had an economic impact of more than $5 million for the restaurants thanks to the nearly 200,000 people that have taken advantage of the dining deal.

Changes in the restaurant business have caused the number of participating restaurants to fluctuate over the years. This fall some restaurants that regularly participate are undergoing renovations that will not be completed before DRW begins; restaurants that have opened in recent months are still reaping the benefits of their newness; and others have shifted their focus away from fine dining.  

Boyette points out though that the creation of Detroit Restaurant Week has never been about the number of diners, or the number of restaurants that participate. He says the intention has always been to “create memorable experiences that will keep people coming back to the participating restaurants and the city of Detroit.”

For the seventh installment the 17 restaurants participating in the biannual fine dining event are:

24Grille – Westin Book Cadillac Detroit         Andiamo Detroit Riverfront – GM Ren Cen 
Angelina Italian Bistro – Downtown                Atlas Global Bistro – Midtown          
Caucus Club – Penobscot Building                Cliff Bell’s – Downtown
Coach Insignia – GM Ren Cen                        Cuisine – New Center                        
Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille – Foxtown           Detroit Seafood Market – Paradise Valley   
Fountain Bistro – Campus Martius Park         Iridescence – MotorCity Casino-Hotel           
La Dolce Vita – Palmer Woods District           Rattlesnake Club – Stroh River Place
Roast – Westin Book Cadillac Detroit             Roma Cafe – Eastern Market
The Whitney – Midtown                   

Reservations can be made by visiting or by contacting the restaurants directly. The web site is also a great resource for latest updates about menus, upcoming events, and to sign-up for the exclusive Detroit Restaurant Week e-newsletter. “Like” Detroit Restaurant Week on Facebook and follow @dineDRW on Twitter. 

DRW is free for restaurants to participate in because of generous sponsors like Quicken Loans and the Downtown Detroit Partnership.