Vertical Detroit

4.8
246 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 246 People Are Saying
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4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time there. Loved it! Will definitely come back!

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SueG
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small, intimate setting with limited, but delicious menu. We loved the mussels in fennel sausage sauce & Vertical Caesar salad as our shared starters. My husband said his filet was the best he's ever had, and my salmon (fish of the day) was perfect! Staff was friendly, knowledgeable. Also, when I asked for a custom gin drink, our waitress wasn't sure of the availability, but the bartender came over to clarify and figured out exactly what I wanted. We loved that attention, friendliness, and care. Will definitely be back!

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mmaz
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner and drinks. Please sit at the bar. The staff is outstanding. Trout toast, focaccia, WAGYU steak (out of this world) and dessert on the house with a few cocktails made this night one to remember. We will come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was amazing and very attentive. Food was delicious and not too expensive.

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TezK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Had a wonderful evening my first time at Vertical celebrating my birthday! I made reservations for myself and 5 friends based on the great reviews. We were seated at the high top in the back bar area. At first, I felt like I was missing out on the action up front, but I actually enjoyed that it felt more private and cozy. I also preferred being away from the restroom which is oddly placed in the main dining area (my only critique). The brussel sprouts were perfectly cooked, and the mushroom risotto was to die for! Our waiter was knowledgeable and happily catered to our requests. I would definitely recommend this spot, and I will be visiting again soon:)

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AndrewS
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the food and service very much. It was our first time there and would go back again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration

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LaShawnF
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is truly a gem. I loved EVERYTHING about it!

MM
vipMoMi
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The cocktails, scallops, salads, short ribs and steak was amazing. I will definitely be back.

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MaryM
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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vipMarj
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time going. Outstanding place with a great vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a great time!

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Liljennyw
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
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

OT
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!

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JimB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience, outstanding wine selection.

MC
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.

FAQs

Vertical Detroit is rated 4.8 stars by 246 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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