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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.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Italian, Sicilian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday -Thursday: 5-10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5-11pm
Sunday: Brunch 10am-3pm / Dinner 3-9pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00 pm -12:00 am
Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm -2:00 am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
From Coordinating to catering we do it all, onsite as well as offsite.
Metered public parking is located directly in front of the restaurant. In addition, there are 3 covered parking structures located within a block.
Both the Bus station and the Amtrak train stops are within 1 short block of the restaurant.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
Drinks were good, app's ok nothing special, main course (spaghetti and meatballs), pasta was over cooked, meatballs bland. Other main (thick noodle spaghetti on special with sausage) pasta cooked well, sausage ok.
Over all meal was acceptable, just not a place we will rush to again.
*Edit/update was surprised by a call from one of the owners, apologizing for our experience. This is the kind of service that gets a return customer. Wife and I will definitely give another go.
Wait staff was fantastic!! Very friendly and prompt. Went out of their way to make sure we were happy. martini and wine was perfect. Food was nice. Caesar salad and gnocchi was wonderful. Waiter surprised us with amazing donuts and vanilla ice cream to die for!! We will be back.
My husband and I chose D'Amato's for our date night and were treated to one of the most delicious dinners we've ever had, making date night a win!
We happened to come in on Tuesday, which is their Surf N' Turf night . We couldn't believe the value. Here's the highlights of the meal: I'm a huge fan of caesar salads, but I've had a hard time finding one that isn't loaded with dressing. D'Amato's caesar was dressed so that each bite was perfect until the end. My steak was cooked exactly to order and seasoned so that I didn't even need salt. This is a BIG deal because I add a little salt to all my steaks. The dish was complimented by garlic mashed potatoes that I would have sworn were made by my Irish Grandmother, if that tells you anything.
We loved sitting at our table with the windows open to the street, allowing us to people watch and take in the fresh air.
We'll definitely go back and try out their Prime Rib night and brunch- which I hear is amazing!
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