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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Casual (15)
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Special Occasion (14)
Fun (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Authentic (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Scenic View (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Music (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·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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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everything was excellent. The service, food and ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

My date and I enjoyed ourselves. The service was exceptional from Marvin. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a great experience with good food for all.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always great food and great service!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everyone in our group enjoyed our meals. The food was great, service was good, nice atmosphere. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Marvin is a great upbeat waiter. Great food always.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We were here for the first time and the bar and restaurant are very nice. Staff was very good and there were lots of options for food including specials for the night

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Have never had a bad experience here. It's my go-to place when going for dinner in royal oak.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, People Watching, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Your staff are excellent and attentive..

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great service. Food was good. Friday's they have 1/2 off pizza and cosmos for the ladies. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Never a disappointment. Always find something we like. Wether new or an old favorite. A great place to bring and introduce friends to.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Marvin and Christine were amazing as always! I had the Gnocchi with shrimp and Alfredo sauce.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Fun, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 17, 2017

EVERYTHING IS AMAZING AT THIS RESTAURANT....

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was very good. I am updating my review. I had previously written a review letting the restaurant know of a few snags that happened at my visit. One of the Owners called me and we were able to talk it out. He was able to open my eyes to some things that were going on that day that did not have to do with my visit and he was able to see a few things that could be changed on their end. They gave me a gift card for a next visit. I was very please that they listened to me and care whether or not I return to their restaurant. This is they way a restaurant should do business.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive knowledgeable on food and drinks

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We enjoyed our dining experience and the food was good as well.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything was perfect

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I love this place! So many things on the menu I still want to try! We will definitely go back!
Excellent dinning experience in every way!

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Very good food and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

My friend, and I ordered the same entrée . It was pasta with fried artichokes. We both love anything with artichokes. It was very flavorful. I actually could have finished it of, but I saved it for a delicious lunch!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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