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About 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.

222 S. Sherman
Royal Oak, MI 48067
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Sicilian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
D'Amato's:
Tuesday -Thursday: 5-10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5-11pm
Sunday: Brunch 10am-3pm / Dinner 3-9pm

Goodnite Gracie:
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00 pm -12:00 am
Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm -2:00 am

Cross Street:
4th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(248) 584-7400

Website:
http://www.damatos.com/

Entertainment:
Tuesdays: Three Course "Surf and Turf" Dinner for two for $50 with Live Jazz music at Goodnite Gracie from 7-10pm.

Wednesdays: Half off bottles or wine and champagne. Open Mic at Goodnite Gracie 8-11pm (various acts).

Thursdays: Three Course "Prime Rib" Dinner for two plus a bottle of wine for $50. Half off whiskey. Live acoustic music at Goodnite Gracie from 8-11pm (various artist).

Fridays: Half off ladies dinner pizza from 7-11pm. $5 cosmos all night long. Live acoustic music at Goodnite Gracie from 10pm-1am (various artist) as well as DJ Dennis Celic at D'Amato's from 10:30pm-2am (Dance).

Saturdays: DJ Mike Anthony at D'Amato's from 10:30pm-2am (Dance) as well as a DJ Josh Adams at Goodnite Gracie from 9:30pm-2am (Funk/Old School).

Sundays: Brunch served 10am-3pm! Bloody Mary Bar, Mimosas ($2 Refills) and the "SKS Trio" from 12noon-3pm (Jazz). Dinner served from 3-9pm.

Catering:
From Coordinating to catering we do it all, onsite as well as offsite.

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.

Public Transit:
Both the Bus station and the Amtrak train stops are within 1 short block of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
John Wingate

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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!

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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Private Dining

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!

D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Romantic (22)
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Good for Groups (15)
Casual (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (11)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Live Music (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
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Scenic View (4)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (2)
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Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tapas (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

The atmosphere was a great place to feel treated by staff and enjoy pleasant conversation with my wife celebrating my birthday. Food was exceptional and the bonus was half off wine bottles on Wednesday. Will certainly return to enjoy one of the other weekly specials. Very much worth the drive with ease of parking right across from the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We are frequent diners at D’Amatos. We like the casual atmosphere, great food and good value. Marvin is a great waiter!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Overall experience was great. Went in before the dinner rush. Wait staff was great but not overbearing. She answered all the questions that we had and kept our drinks full.

Only problem was there were a few bags/fruit flies hovering around every once in a while.
Definitely did not ruin the experience but was worth mentioning.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

We had a wonderful time. We ordered the PRIME RIB for 2 with bottle of wine. Great Value and taste. Waitstaff was second to none. After dinner we slipped over to Goodnight Gracie's to listen to live music and after dinner drinks.Bartender was friendly and full of energy. Atmosphere was comfortable and inviting. Liz Smith was the performer for that evening and her voice is beautiful with some sass. Looking forward to the next time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I have been here twice and the food and service was great both times. They are a very trendy and quant place for brunch. The potatoes are delicious and the omelet was perfect.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a wonderful meal and time. Staff accommodated our group of 9 perfectly and comfortably. Waitress was attentive and fantastic. Food was wonderful and very reasonably priced. Would absolutely come again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food and wine suggested were fabulous. Our waitress was Annie, always our favorite.
Managers were very kind. Always happy with the food an ambience here. Will be back for sure.
Thx!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Again always a great experience and wonderful food....thank you

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a great time here for our 1 year anniversary! The staff was great. Excellent service. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was very romantic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Simply the BEST! Delicious food, excellent service and great drinks! Nice atmosphere. Love it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I ordered the pork chop they were featuring and it was very dry. My husband ordered a steak and it was just average. My friend ordered the veal parm and the ricotta cheese was very cold and made the whole dish seem off. At the end we had a $100 VISA gift card we wanted to use towards the bill and they refused it as payment. Strange. Nothing special about this place so I’m not sure I’d go back but it was close to The Escape Room which we were going to that night.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful meal, great martinis, and great coffee with dessert! The only critique was the red onion relish in the lobster bisque was unnecessary. Our outstanding server Gail made the entire dinner an incredibly enjoyable evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Awesome live jazz. Friendly crowd. Great food. Great service .

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fun, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing! The perfect Saturday night meal.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent Service -- wonderful food, friendly staff and outstanding dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2017

D'Amato's is a neighborhood gem. The food is always spot-on and the specials are diverse and inviting. The wine choices are quality yet reasonable. Most importantly the wait-staff is outstanding. We've never had a bad experience and have always left more than satisfied. This is a great place to be either before or after a show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre or just when you want a quality meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful meal with family before a concert at Royal Oak Music Hall.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My wife and I were looking for a place to use an OpenTable reward certificate and this place was one of the options. We love Italian so figured we tried it. Great experience and we loved it. It has a great atmosphere and isn’t a typical chain restaurant. The food was spectacular and we really had a great time. As we were leaving I said to my wife, I think that’s one of my new favorite places. Thanks

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great brunch!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was excellent. We had a larger party so that may have affected the service, but we did have a reservation. Appetizers and salads came out in a timely manner, but our entrees were not served for over an hour after we had finished our appetizers. Not sure if this is normal since this was my first time here, but it's possible the service is slow. The restaurant seems fun though, so if I were to try it again, I would with a smaller party in hopes that the service is better.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We've gone here many times for dinner and Sunday Brunch, which is my favorite! We decided to do an early Thanksgiving because of all the other family stops we had to do. They served an impressive traditional dinner - turkey, ham, mashed and sweet potatoes, salad, green beans, brussel sprouts with bacon, cranberries and vegetarian lasagne! Apple or pumpkin pie for dessert! Everything was great and we didn't feel rushed as we have at other places we've gone for holiday dinners.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

First visit here for Thanksgiving. Food and service was fantastic ! Definitely going back !

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A date night staple. Great service, food, ambiance, and wine!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food. Excellent service
Gracie served us. She was outstanding. Good luck for your wedding.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was very good. The atmosphere is comfortable and cozy. Although the noise level is loud, it is not so loud you cant have conversations. The salads are outstanding. if you want to save a few dollars, you can order an appertizer and large salad--very filling.
The prices are reasonable. The only downside is parking, which is the usual for Royal Oak.
Entree suggestions are shrimp and salmon. If you sit toward the back it is quieter, but your waiter may also have to serve a large party in their group room. There is no scenic view here unless you like looking at trains. I would recommend it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Was seated at 6:30 and entree didn’t come to table until 8:00. Fault was slow kitchen. Great server😀

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Organic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service, great food!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants, great food and friendly staff. Always accommodating with my allergies. Thank you!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had a great dinner and enjoyed ourselves. Very noisy - maybe they could open up the small room behind us for parties of 4 or less? Entrees took a long time to arrive and they gave us free dessert to compensate. Marvin was a great waiter.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our server was knowledgeable and the service was fast. The food was excellent, plentiful and hot. There are specials most nights which makes D’Amato’s a great value. The music was too loud when we first arrived and not very atmospheric. As it got more crowded I didn’t notice the music as much and the noise level was not overwhelming. Parking is in the public lot across the street so was tricky to find a spot at our 5 pm arrival and complicated by construction in the middle of the lot. Also, Sherman street is one way necessitating a couple of round the block trips in our quest to find a closer spot. One quarter gets you 30 min on the meter.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I had been there before with friends and it was a very good experience, so we tried it again on our own. Parking is convenient. We were seated right away. It was a nice night so the windows to the street were folded open and it created that feeling of eating outside. Our waiter was prompt and not pushy, made some great suggestions. It was restaurant week so my wife ordered off of that menu which was a very good value. The menu is quite extensive so your entire party can find something to enjoy. The kitchen was able to fulfill special requests for changes to the dish. The wait staff works well together; there was never an empty water glass and empty plates were quickly removed. Our extra food was removed from the table and brought back in a to go container, as it should be.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I took my fiance there for her b-day and it was a great experience besides spending 10 minutes trying to find a place to park but that's royal oak for ya....the food was delicious and the service was excellent...had a great time and would definitely come back for another occasion...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Blackened shrimp with zucchini noodles and Burrata appetizer were really great. Our waiter was fantastic and super spot on as well as man helping to refill our water, take our dishes, package our leftovers. Everyone was very attentive to our table of 6 girls. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Tapas
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was very nice but the artichoke pasta was bland for my taste.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My favorite! My daughter and I try to go every Sunday we can for breakfast!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We always have good service and a great meal.
Everyone enjoyed their food. Cocktails are always good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and ambience. Very cool view of Royal Oak with seating/open windows. Service was good, with the right amount of attention. Would highly recommend .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fun, Business Meals, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Used to be excellent food and great service. Now owned and operated by guys with no restaurant experience and they’ve ruined the place. Food is still good, but the service is fair to bad. Hostesses are snotty little girls who must work here at night after sharing their snotty attitudes with the customers at Atomic Coffee, also owned by the owners here. Busboys are incompetent and annoying, as they all but grab the fork out of your mouth to clear the table. You’ll love this place if you’re short on time, though, because they rush the food out so fast you can’t finish one course before the next is on the table and the busboys start trying to run off with the dishes from them prior course (even if you haven’t finished). Not worth the time or money any more, and given they were half empty at 7:30 on a Saturday night, I think lots of others have figured this out already.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful staff that made for a friendly atmosphere.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent service all around! Hubby said crabcake appetizers were large portions and very tasty. I had Brussels sprouts. Amazing and plentiful! My entree salad was lacking any creativity. Just a large plate of spring lettuce, cherry tomatoes and gorgonzola cheese (which I substituted for parmesan). My highlight were the truffle fries cooked in olive oil, seasoned with parmesan cheese and some other seasonings. Absolutely wonderful!! I'm not a fan of Italian desserts, but hubby enjoyed the chocolate cake thing. A great evening, overall. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Healthy, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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