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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Detroit / Eastern Michigan? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1195)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Birmingham
About the restaurant
Simply put - TALLULAH was born out of a love for food, wine and people. It’s an inviting place that serves “clean” food and thoughtfully chosen wines, in a relaxed but elegant space. Chef's menu of seasonal farm to table cuisine is sourced through a network of local farms and purveyors providing our customers with the freshest food of the highest quality. Proprietor Mario Camaj, with the assistance of Local Sommeliers, and has created a wine list offering a broad range of wines. Our staff shares our passion for food and wine and will provide the highest levels of service, while making you feel at home! Cheers!
Top review
Fan21vip
Dined 5 days ago
The food and service are absolutely excellent every time!! Love this place!!
A photo of RH House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (340)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Rochester Hills
About the restaurant
RH House offers up contemporary American cuisine with a high-energy setting to elevate the dining experience, including an outside patio and handcrafted cocktail menu.
Top review
JaredMvip
Dined 3 days ago
First time for us. Food was great, service was fast and accurate. Will definitely come back.
A photo of Standby restaurant
4.6
4.6 (769)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Detroit
About the restaurant
**Please note that we are no longer taking reservations through OpenTable. Please make a reservation via our website at www.standbydetroit.com



Top review
SueGvip
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
We love everything about this place - the creative food items, the fun drink creations, the vibe and more. Looking forward to seeing what's new on the menu at our next visit.
A photo of Carlyle Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1570)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Ann Arbor
About the restaurant
Carlyle Grill, an Ann Arbor mainstay has proudly served the Ann Arbor Community since 2006. We work with some of Michigan’s finest food producers and purveyors to bring you the freshest offerings around. From steak dinners to burgers and salads and everything in between, we pride ourselves on providing you the best in flavor – offering generous portions to feed the hungriest of guests.

Comfort is the theme at our relaxed, family-friendly restaurant, where the menu runs to familiar, home-style dishes with top-notch regional ingredients. Enjoy our welcoming atmosphere featuring colorful yet classic design elements – bringing in added warmth and comfort with deep mahogany accents and large flagstone columns in our main dining room.

During the warmer seasons, take advantage of the two open-air dining areas surrounding the restaurant. We also have a dedicated, breathtaking dining room available for large reservations or private dining events.

Top review
KristenMvip
Dined 1 day ago
Claire is phenomenal! Thanks for the great night!!
A photo of Tria restaurant
4.7
4.7 (739)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Dearborn
About the restaurant
Mother's Day at TRIA. May 12th 2024
Reservations recommended

Breakfast buffet 7a-1p Buffet only (11a-1p)
Ala Carte breakfast 7a-11a
Lunch menu 11a -2pm
Dinner menu with specials 2p-9pm

Roses and Champagne for Mom

12oz prime rib, rosemary demiglace, choice of two sides $60
Shrimp linguini with scampi butter $29
6oz filet with 3 shrimp and choice of two sides $65
10 oz filet Oscar (seared filet topped with crab and Tria bearnaise sauce over asparagus) with roasted Yukon potato. $80

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
We were threaded like royalty from the moment we arrived and through each course -had oysters/shrimp linguine and pork chop and cheesecake-we shared each item and it was so tasty -Brandon and Paul were so attentive and made us feel welcomed and special. We have dined at Michelin star restaurants that were not as good or attentive. We will be back!!! Thank you all for making our 2 nights at the Henry incredible
A photo of Rugby Grille restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1201)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Birmingham
About the restaurant
Carry out is available! To place an order please call 248-642-5999

Voted by OpenTable diners as one of the Best Overall Contemporary American Cuisine in Detroit in 2016, you’ve come to the right place!

The Rugby Grille Restaurant located inside Birmingham Michigan’s Townsend Hotel offers a memorable-dining experience. It features beautiful art, intimate tables and a private bar, world-class service and the culinary expertise of our talented team. The menu changes seasonally and features the very best in USDA prime beef, seafood, poultry and salads. The Rugby Grille features monthly events including wine dinners.

The Rugby Grille has been recognized with the following awards: the coveted AAA Four Diamond award, the Forbes Travel Guide "Recommended" rating as well as the very exclusive Wine Spectator "Two Glass Best of Award" of Excellence since 2016.

Top review
JonTvip
Dined 4 days ago
The overall experience was excellent. The server did a very good job. The food was very good and prepared as requested.
A photo of The Statler French American Bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1158)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Detroit
About the restaurant
The Statler is an American Bistro and Cocktail Bar nestled into the heart of Downtown Detroit's Entertainment District. The Statler offers classic cuisine with a slightly modern twist, catering to both adventurous and traditional diners alike. Our menu was created by Certified Master Chef Daniel Scannell, modeling a French Bistro. The Statler delivers a world class Gastro and Mixology Bar and Formal Dining Room Experiences. Enjoy a Smoked Old Fashioned with Suntory Japanese Whiskey and Crispy Calamari, and Friends during Happy Hour, then a Bottle of Faust Cabernet Sauvignon with Braised Short Ribs and Family in our Dining Room. The Statler is within walking distance from venues like Comerica Park, Ford Field, Detroit Opera House, Fox Theatre, Little Caesar’s Arena, and more. The Statler offers FREE PARKING for 3 hours while dining in the restaurant which is located underground and inside (call for instructions or ask the Valet attendant for directions).


Top review
JulieD
Dined 3 days ago
Enjoyed a lovely dinner on a beautiful summer evening. Great food and wine offerings. Sarah was a great server, very friendly and knowledgeable. Downtown Detroit is transformed!
A photo of Cafe Zola restaurant
4.3
4.3 (959)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Ann Arbor
About the restaurant
Café Zola is an independently owned and operated restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in downtown Ann Arbor. Our menus are inspired by flavors and recipes borrowed from European and Mediterranean cultures and cuisine, including some Turkish recipes. We are committed to sourcing the freshest and highest quality ingredients available and supporting local businesses, farms, and suppliers. Café Zola’s seasonal menus emphasize organic and local produce, dairy, eggs, poultry, meat and seafood. Our full service bar features artisanal cocktails, happy hour specials, and a rotating wine selection chosen from various small production vineyards throughout the world.

Reservations move you to the top of the list.
You may still wait 10-30 minutes.
We may use more than one table for large groups.
If you are interested in a reservation for a large group or special event, please contact us directly.

Top review
CurtP
Dined 4 days ago
Cafe Zola is always a favorite with a great menu and excellent service. A little pricey but the eclectic menu has some interesting and very yummy items to indulge your senses
A photo of Bronze Door restaurant
4.4
4.4 (410)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Grosse Pointe
About the restaurant
Conceived as an homage to the past, Bronze Door offers an extensive food and drink menu in a fun, vibrant atmosphere with several unique dining areas. Featuring a modern reimagining of classic dishes, here you’ll experience a place where simple moments form memorable connections through shared conversations. Come and indulge in an exceptional meal, fine wines and handcrafted cocktails with the important people in your life!

Bronze Door is excited to welcome you to dine with us. If you are celebrating a special occasion and would like to have a custom dessert created for your evening, we do have a pastry chef who can customize a cake for your event. We require two weeks' notice on these orders. We do not allow any outside food or beverages. For more information on creating a custom dessert for your event, contact us at (313) 886-8101.

Top review
KirkKvip
Dined 4 days ago
Every time I visit, Bronze Door makes a custom item for me. Last night with four friends. Beef tips, sautéed mushrooms, vip sauce, red chili pepper flakes, parmesan cheese, and linguini. Wonderful!! Oh, and the french onion soup and garlic bread are world class!
A photo of 5th Tavern - Clarkston restaurant
4.4
4.4 (647)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Clarkston
About the restaurant
5th Tavern is an upscale casual dining restaurant featuring American style cuisine prepared from scratch.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We loved our server but can’t recall his name. He was serving on the patio and we were seated behind the outside host station. Food was great and we enjoyed a lovely evening.
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