D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar
D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar

D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.damatos.com/
  • Phone: (248) 584-7400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    D'Amato's:
    Sunday Brunch: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm-11:00 pm

    Goodnite Gracie:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00 pm -12:00 am
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm -2:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Sicilian
  • Executive Chef: Paul Jackman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: From Coordinating to catering we do it all, onsite as well as offsite.
  • Private Party Facilities: Let us make your party historic at D'Amato's & Goodnite Gracie.
    Impress you guests in downtown Royal Oak's Washington Square Building,
    built in 1927 in the romantic art deco style.
    From an intimate group of 20 to a gathering of 300, we'll make it a time to remember!
  • Private Party Contact: Brianna Bellah 2482597365x
  • Entertainment: D'Amato's and Goodnite Gracie offer a fantastic weekly lineup of live entertainment.
    Tuesdays: John Arnold Trio Band at Goodnite Gracie 8-11 pm (Jazz).
    Wednesdays: . Open Mic hosted by Bobby and James of the Reefermen at Goodnite Gracie 8-11 pm (various acts).
    Thursday nights: Live acoustic music from "My Friendz Band" at Goodnite Gracie from 8-11 pm (various artist).
    Friday: Live acoustic music at Goodnite Gracie from 10 pm-1 am (various artist) as well as DJ John Arnold at D'Amato's from 10:30 pm-2 am (Funk, Old School 80's and 90's Hip Hop, House and Dance).
    Saturdays: DJ Mike Anthony at D'Amato's from 10:30 pm-2 am (Lounge, House and Dance music) as well as a DJ Josh Adams at Goodnite Gracie from 9:30 pm-2 am (Funk, Old School 80's and 90's Hip Hop, House and Dance).
    Sunday: Old time jazz music by the "Jalopy Bothers" featuring Gino Fanelli and and friends from 12 pm -3 pm (Jazz).
  • Special Events: D'Amato's is located directly behind the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Dine with us before you catch a show, or stop over at Gracie's for a nightcap when the concert lets out!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Street
  • Public Transit: Both the Bus station and the Amtrak train stops are within 1 short block of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered public parking is located directly in front of the restaurant. In addition, there are 3 covered parking structures located within a block.
A word from D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar
D'Amato's Italian Restaurant is an upscale dining destination in Downtown Royal Oak. Our kitchen serves authentic & rustic Italian cuisine, complemented by our distinguished wine list and house-crafted martinis. Ask anyone in the neighborhood: D'Amato's (and its sister establishment next door, Goodnite Gracie), is a must-visit for anyone looking to enjoy marvelous food and drink, live entertainment and dancing in Royal Oak's vibrant entertainment district.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (20)special occasion (14)great for brunch (13)neighborhood gem (12)romantic (12)vibrant bar scene (10)fit for foodies (9)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (7)notable wine list (6)hot spot (6)scenic view (5)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fun brunch with live jazz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The music was fun, the food was good but not really original, but the mimosas weren't that good..still a fun place to go I you like music
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, underwhelming food
    fundineVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went with a large group, and all tried different things. The good was good, but nothing to rave about. Pretty standard Italian fare, I didn't really see any innovative or interesting dishes. The service was very good, and we all had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My family and I went to D'Amato's for brunch after church for the first time, and we were pleased with the menu options. There was something for everyone, including our children ages 11-14, to enjoy. I especially enjoyed the corned beef hash.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was our first time dining here and we cant think of a single thing we didn't like about it. Nice atmosphere, great service, better food! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FOOD NEEDS IMPROVING
    Granny4
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    our waiter Marvin was wonderful, but the food was pretty bad. My house salad was very good. All of the sauces and soups had a funny aftertaste as if they had used bouillon cubes to make stock. If you are a good home cook or a foodie, the dishes will not be up to your standards. Even my 13 year old granddaughter did not like the pasta sauce.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good good good
    peggy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner after the movie. Great atmosphere, great service. I will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I don't go to Royal Oak often but if I do, I will definitely consider D'Amato's. The food was great, the decor and seating were good. My only issue is that the drink service was a little slow. We did order martini's so I can understand a slight delay. But a good experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mid week date night
    Lefty
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    A great break from the work week grind. My wife and I decided to go for a Tuesday sate night, finding a surf and turf special for 2, only $50! Lobster, filet, pasta, salad, and dessert? Oh, and a bottle of wine.....simply fabulous, and a great value, supported by great service. a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for Sunday brunch
    mb50
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Met a good friend for Sunday brunch here. Live band and lots of people made for upbeat atmosphere. Good food, fast service, and bottomless mimosas made it an enjoyable brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great late Sunday Morning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Had a wonderful Sunday brunch for two at D'Amato's last Sunday. We both partook of the amply-stocked bloody mary bar. I had a really delicious smoked salmon eggs benedict. Was pleasantly surprised to find the band "Jalopy Brother" playing fun vintage-y tunes. The decor in this place is beautiful. We've had drinks in Goodnite Gracie next door, but never had brunch here. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    finefoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Ate at D'amatos for Father's day bunch this past weekend and loved it!!!!!! The service was great and food was sooooo good. We saw that they have some good dinner specials so we are definitely going back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch is great!
    DAmatos
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were there when they first opened at 9:00 on Father's Day. Service was excellent, everyone very friendly. Large windows were open in front and tables were set up in front of them so it was semi al fresco. It was a perfect day for it. I love the ambiance in there, kind of eclectic French bistro. Dinner there isn't anything to rave about in my experience but brunch sure is!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a fantastic time. The food was amazing and the service was great! Thanks a bunch!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Goodeats87
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    D'matos was excellent. We celebrated my best friends birthday- the staff was very nice and attentive to our party of 7. Food is amazing, Friday nights ladies get half off dinners and $5 cosmos.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh.
    Emugal17
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I went with 3 others and it is a cool Little place to eat but the food was not great. I literally had angel hair and meatballs thinking you can't mess that up. It was bland and the meatballs were like meatloaf taste/consistency. Just boring. Not interested in going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 333 reviews are from the D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar reviews archive.
  • Has become our new favorite
    RelaxVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    This restaurant has become our new favorite. Love bringing new people here to try the Tuesday night surf & Turf! Best deal around and the food is always cooked to perfection. Salads are always fresh and delicious and donuts for dessert are a must! Love the new open windows. Will be back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited for reservation
    Rachael313rd
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Waited almost 20 minutes for our reservation despite the restaurant having called 30 minutes prior to confirm. Frustrating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be better
    DAmatos
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Perfect spot in Royal Oak. Wonderful ambiance and very good service. The Italian wedding soup and calamari were excellent. The pasta dishes were barely passable. A big disappointment. I would recommend only for drinks, appetizers and dessert. Some of our party complained to management about their meals. Both our server and the manager were very responsive and gave 50% off two of the meals and comped two donut desserts for us which were delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slightly Disappointed
    RachelBVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We came for dinner before a show a few months ago and were disappointed. Bruschetta was amazing, one of the best I've ever had. Server was very awkward and we could see him watching us throughout the whole meal. They had a prime rib special that we were not fond of at all. Seems like it might be a good place for happy hour but that's about it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • really enjoyed our dinner
    bebackformore
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My friend and i went for the surf and turf special. Food was cooked perfectly. Portions were right on and service was spectaculor! Definitely would recommend.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was great, we
    MeggaMom
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The service was great, we appreciated the hospitality from Tony and his crew!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Recently had a reservation and I was completely blown away by this restaurant. Not only was the ambience perfect for a date with a romantic feeling but it's a great place to go and unwind after work. I had an excellent waiter named Marvin he was nothing short of perfection. When I go back I'm definitely sitting in his section. I recommend the brisket is cooked to perfection and simply fantastic. I will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Customer
    Darcy
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I have been dining at D'Amato's for many years. The menu has always been unique with many delectable options and the service is always top-notch. Add the mood & vibe of the place and it's a very enjoyable experience. Food is cooked to order, prompt, and served with a smile. We like to linger when schedules and crowd allow. The dinner for two currently available on Tuesdays is an amazing and delicious offer. It consists of fresh, tasty bread for dipping to get you started, then soup or salad, followed by tender steak, succulent lobster, and steamed veggies, and if that isn't enough to grab ya get this: the deal includes a BOTTLE of wine AND a dessert! Whatever your occasion, whatever your taste, this place does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    swiviol
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I had only been here once before, for an event, so a friend and I decided to try it out for Royal Oak restaurant week. Fantastic food and service. I'll definitely be back to check out their happy hour specials, as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resturant Week
    Babygurl97
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    This is the first time here and I really enjoyed the food, but they brought my husband lemonade and the glass was dirty. The tables were falling apart so I think they need to update that, but when the food arrived it was Amazing. I would go here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    joeyVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The waitstaff is great and friendly the food was delicious...especially the donuts
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out
    Brandy
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We enjoyed a fun night out with friends at this comfortable restaurant. We sometimes forget about it being just slightly off the beaten path but it's actually more convenient to get to with ample parking across the street. Our server Josh was delightful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great rediscovery
    michelleVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My husband and I decided to give D'Amatos another try (after not having been there for many years) due to its proximity to the Royal Oak Music Theater where we were attending a concert. We were so impressed that we have been back three more times in the last six weeks! The food is outstanding as is the service, and the prices are reasonable given the quality and quantity of food. The presentation of the food is very pleasing as well. Each visit, the food was wonderful except for the last time when my husband's gnocchi were not prepared well. The server immediately offered my husband something else and did not charge him for his meal (totally unexpected). The cannolis are the best we've ever had (filled to order)! Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • horrible
    nowayjose
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Had to leave. Waited 45 minutes and only received a bottle of wine and bread. Saw my waiter twice and both times he was busy servicing the banquet room adjacent to our table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some dishes disappointing
    Lisa
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The fish special was very skimpy looking on the plate. It could have been filled with a few more vegetables. Taste ok. The stuffed shells, maybe rich in flavor, because i got tired of eating them. They felt heavy on the stomach. If i returned, i would never order those 2 dishes. Everyone has different tastes and expectations. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Value
    Bill
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We took advantage of the Thursday night promotion of Prime Rib for two for $50.00. The salad was fresh, the beef was nearly perfect with no "tenderizer" taste and done to perfection. Presentation was very well done, the wine was a nice paring with the meal and the service was excellent. Desert was an unexpected but very pleasant change from the usual. We thought our server was joking when he mentioned something about "donuts" . Overall a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmoshere
    Karen
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Food was great but restaurant was very loud. I felt like loud music just added to the confusion. Too loud for conversation. It felt like a New Orleans bar during Mardi Gras. Sorry but acoustics and ambiance matter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding gem!!!!
    luvdiningoutVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Food and service is just great!!! Tony, the owner is always friendly, on the job and accommodating. Our server jason could not be nicer.always a nice exprience. I would recommend this venue to anyone who wannts really good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was pleased with my visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I was pleased with my visit to this restaurant. I wasn't sure twhat to expect but it is a secret gem. It is located in a wonderful spot in Royal Oak. The food was fabulous, the prices were good, the service was fantastic (ask for Pete, he's the BEST) and the place is chic! My girlfriends and I went for a night out and it far surpassed all of our expectations!!! This is now on my favorite list for Royal Oak restaurants! I highly recommend this place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience!
    Michaels
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had a wonderful meal. The pasta was perfectly prepared and the portions were very generous. The wine was excellent. The service was perfect too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great before show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Food was excellent and it was great not traveling after dinner to our show at Royal Oak Music Theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food + Wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner and a previous brunch. I'd recommend this restaurant to all ages, food requests and more. To ALL note, your GPS will NOT state Sherman as is the address. It will state, Lafayette, South. Sorry to the restaurant, but the first time I'd been there, I was lost. I have a NEW car/GPS and it continually took me NORTH on Sherman instead of South which IS LAFAYETTE. I could be wrong, but my new upscale car isn't typically inaccurate. thank you for a pleasurable evening and a recent brunch, Pam
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place. The waiter did
    guitar
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Nice place. The waiter did a good job considering how busy he was. My fish was very good, the Lamb chops were also excellent. The other two in our party had a checken dish and pasta, no complaint. Only draw back was in the pricing of the drinks. Two had Grey Goose on the rocks at $8.50 (kind of standard $) Two had Grey Goose up and were charged $12.50? An additional $4.00 per drink seemed kind of expensive for a splach of vermouth But, overall I would go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Decided to dine at a restaurant my wife and I had never been too before. The food was very good and while I cannot remember the name of the wine, my wife loved her glass of red wine. The service was good, but very much at a relaxed pace. If you are in a hurry, don't dine here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cast aside
    Lance
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I wanted to suprise my wife with a nice romantic dinner at a fancy italian restaurant. I felt like from the start my wife and I were cast aside, and almost forgotten about. Food was okay, beer was extremely over priced! The waiter was terrible. I finished my beer with the salad and appetizer and was never given the opportunity to order again until we were ready to leave. Seats were very wobbly, overall I would not recommend and I will never Return!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate