Vertical Detroit

4.8
237 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Vertical Detroit opened its doors in 2015 under the expertise of James Lutfy and Remy Lutfy. Their combined fifty years of wine knowledge, obtained after owning the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, studying wines across the globe and simply having an absolute passion for it, gave Vertical Detroit the title of Downtown Detroit’s first high-end, wine-centric restaurant. Vertical Detroit serves as a wine bar/restaurant/retail space in the historic Paradise Valley district of Downtown Detroit. The space gives patrons a luxurious, yet comfortable atmosphere to enjoy quality wine, beer and liquor, paired with small plates, entrées and desserts. The wine bar concentrates on wine flights, specialty cocktails, shareable plates and retail sales. Vertical Detroit has something for everyone; whether you’re downtown for a casual drink, date night, catching up with friends, or stopping in after enjoying a show.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 237 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
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MaryM
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place! They accommodated our large group on short notice! Great service!

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vipMarj
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vertical is always the best. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is great. It is a wine forward restaurant with a very large selection and very knowledgeable staff. The service is great and it is one of my favorite if not my favorite restaurant in Detroit. I recently moved to California it was my first stop for dinner when visiting family when back in town. Anything here is great but the focaccia bread is fresh made and a must have. They also serve a really good wine called sweet kiss if your enjoy sweet reds, best part is many of the wines are also sold retail so you can take a bottle home.

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vipLoganM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely fabulous experience! Service was perfectly executed, as was the food & beverages! So accommodating and helpful. Can’t possibly recommend enough!

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DougS
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time going. Outstanding place with a great vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a great time!

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Liljennyw
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I took family from out of town and it was stellar. Food was super per usual, wine selection was spot on and staff was very attentive.

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GregB
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food we have had downtown in a long time. We have been to Vertical a few times in the past, but this time surpassed all others. Everything was outstanding including service.

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CindyJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful decor, ambiance is incredible.
Wait staff very attentive and polite.
Manager came by to ask how everything was.

Highly recommended!

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vipPlanetputty
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place for a wine lover

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

It was our first time here, the location was amazing and the food as well. Our service was nice to us at first but got kinda snippy half way through. We did not have many requests or anything so we were confused as to why she started being kinda mean. Everything else was perfect and I will for sure go back, just with a different waitress.

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Kmobley
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was exceptional!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall one of my favorites in Detroit. Great food in a special environment. Love it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding service, probably best in Detroit. Plenty of selections for everyone

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AngieR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience, great staff and service. Highly recommend. Jay was our server and exceeded our expectations on every level. Would highly recommend. Loved the ambience, perfect for date night.

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KatyJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Each dish was artfully crafted and a full flavor experience. I think it would be hard to find a dish I didn't like here! It may appear to be pricey, but I was able to take my Mom out to dinner for under $150 with plenty of wine and dessert. We LOVED our meal and would return again for our next Music Hall night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and ambience was great

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MeganG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down the best dining experience we’ve had in years! Innovative menu, intimate ambiance, knowledgeable, attentive waitstaff, and of course an unbelievable wine selection.

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RonC
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful restaurant possessing a nice combination of small-plate & entree selections, coupled with a superior wine list. Located in the heart of Detroit's Theatre/Entertainment district (Music Hall, Opera House, Fox Theatre, Ford Field, Comerica, LCA), "Vertical" provides a can't-miss dining and sipping option.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. The staff is wonderful and the food was ridiculously good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Compliments to the Chef. Food was amazing

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Lynfromthed
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to celebrate my husband's birthday and loved everything that was set in front of us.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I appreciated all the special touches such as waitress explaining the menu in detail( and her taking photos for us)......the owner/ manager personally checking on us to see if we were enjoying our dining experience

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AsiaB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Omg the food was AMAZING AND THE SERVICE just as good!

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Whitney
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went here for our 5th wedding anniversary and had a great time. Food and drinks were spectacular and the service was impressive. Definitely would recommend for a lovely night out!

JB
JimB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience, outstanding wine selection.

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vipMichelleC
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided to head to Vertical before a concert at the Fox. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. The food was fantastic, the overall ambiance was relaxed chic. We sat at the bar and had a perfect pre-concert meal of shared appetizers, charcuterie and wine.

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Winoo
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

first time visitor - very plesantly surprised with the menu and the service
will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Nice place maybe for wine but i was not impressed by the menu for the cost honestly, i have dinned in many restaurants nyc and chicago that it least are in line with the prices of the dishes they offer with creativity and flavor, as for this place it doesn’t meet the hype

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Overall good experience. Nice ambiance. Convenient parking right behind the building that was fenced in. Limited menu but quality food. Ambience and service were best aspects.

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Lszuba
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best restaurant in Detroit. And that best wine list. The burger is what keeps me coming back. If you haven’t been you NEED to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The vibes were immaculate !! Service was top notch and food was amazing — wine list was also fantastic

DH
DaaH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant! Interesting menu, great service, actually got to meet the owner and he was super cool! Definitely going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

For a covid environment, the tables were a little too close together and even in a normal setting, I don't really want to experience the awkwardness of the couple next to me struggling for conversation coz they're afraid everyone will hear them.

The food could've been a little better especially the brussel sprouts. Felt uncooked in the middle. The entres were decent though.

Service: impeccable. Perhaps the only reason I'd return.

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Connie
Corpus Christi
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious! We enjoyed the experience. We will be back again soon!

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vipCopperluvsfood
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had dinner at the bar- Carol was amazing! Wine list is very extensive. Start with the Grapes coated in Brie and Pistachios- one of the most original and delicious starters I have had in awhile. Followed it up with a watermelon and tomato salad with feta cheese- yum. The local trout special was delicious. We are visiting Detroit, but if I lived here I would visit again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great cuts and choice of Wine & Scotch

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vertical misses no details. The waitstaff is very attentive, the cocktails are delicious, the food outstanding. The inside is well decorated, the music is fun, not obtrusive, and at the perfect level. It’s the little things, such as bringing new silverware between courses, folding your napkin when you’re away from the table, the hospitality manager checking on your table, waters always topped off that complete the event. This is the old school fine dining experience that we should all expect. They’ve nailed it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great birthday experience, server was excellent

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Vertical Detroit is rated 4.8 stars by 237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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