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Vertical Detroit, Detroit, MI

Vertical Detroit

4.8
4.8
502 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Vertical Detroit opened its doors in 2015 under the expertise of James Lutfy and Remy Lutfy. Their combined fifty years of wine knowledge, obtained after owning the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, studying wines across the globe and simply having an absolute passion for it, gave Vertical Detroit the title of Downtown Detroit’s first high-end, wine-centric restaurant. Vertical Detroit serves as a wine bar/restaurant/retail space in the historic Paradise Valley district of Downtown Detroit. The space gives patrons a luxurious, yet comfortable atmosphere to enjoy quality wine, beer and liquor, paired with small plates, entrées and desserts. The wine bar concentrates on wine flights, specialty cocktails, shareable plates and retail sales. Vertical Detroit has something for everyone; whether you’re downtown for a casual drink, date night, catching up with friends, or stopping in after enjoying a show.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 732-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Matt Barnes

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Centre St and John R.

  • Parking details

    Detroit Opera House Parking lot, which across the street from the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Kitty-Corner from Detroit Opera House

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 502 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Steakhouse

  • Detroit

    Best Service

  • Detroit

    Notable Wine List

  • Detroit

    Steakhouse

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  1. m

    msucj1983

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. We ate outdoors and it was perfect. The only glitch if you can call it that, my spouse asked to substitute one vegetable for another and it was not done.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service wasn’t that great. Food was good and ambiance was nice.
  3. 3

    313dine

    Detroit

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friday is when we make it and this is the perfect place to wrap up a week. A smallish but varied menu is enough to bring us back frequently and still be satisfied. The wine and cocktails are beyond question. More importantly than all of that the staff and owners make it clear you are welcome and appreciated and they are going to insure you have a great experience. So very worth it!
  4. S

    Spitfire

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Despite the name it’s a basement with no windows and a low ceiling so it is very loud. Service was attentive but food and drink prices didn’t add up to the value or quality that we had expected. Could hear conversations from all of the tables around us plus the background music which was louder than necessary. Glad we tried it but we won’t be revisiting
  5. AV

    ArnoldoV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Convenient location with a great wine offer. Food was great as well.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great vibe. Great service. Felt valued by all staff. Food and wine always on point
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Made a reservation for 2 for our anniversary. Asked for a nice table, but they sat us in the bar area which was very loud. Bartender was also serving the tables in the bar,. She was as attentive as she could be considering she was covering the whole area, but it could have been a better experience considering the price. Food was very good, ambience was not so good. I would go back, but not for an intimate dinner.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Great food and service. But very loud. Had to yell to speak to your dinner partner. For higher priced restaurants I’m accustomed to a quieter setting. Honestly this was as loud as a Friday’s or Chili’s. Definitely put a damper on the whole experience.
  9. LH

    LisaH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Vibes place as soon as you enter. The mussels were recommended by our hostess and confirmed by our waiter Jamie and they did not dis-appoint! Best I've ever had! The Grapes appetizer was phenomenal. Risotto and scallops cooked to perfection along with the Braised Beef Short Ribs. Cocktail list is HUGE. Great evening with our friends night out and we will defiantly be back.
  10. J

    John

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, great ambiance great entrees but the pork belly was tasteless but we’ll go back
  11. j

    jeffreyw

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice unique.
  12. MB

    MatthewB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unquestionably the best restaurant in Detroit, what an incredible experience!
  13. TB

    TimB

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! We’ll be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dinner experiences we have ever had. Our bartender katie was phenomenal. The proprietor Remy is an outstanding lady and business owner and i would recommend to anyone.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very nice place to take that special someone. Food was great It has great selection of wines by the glass, as well as, the bottle. This place is nice, but a bit pricey.
  16. RP

    ReimerP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vertical has been and remains one of our favorite places to eat and enjoy a wonderful evening anywhere. Their food is consistently outstanding and their wine program is unbeatable.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and enjoyed our meals. The Lamb is always so good! The wine selections can not be beat. Korbin Kameron wines were a featured flight and e got to meet the wine maker and it’s always great to see everyone at Vertical!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great. We sat at the bar for the first time and we enjoyed the experience. Joe did an excellent job. If you are into wine Vertical is the place to go!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls’ night dinner before a play. Very attentive service, including personal visit to our table by owner, Livvi. Food was excellent! Great wine recommendation by our server. We will be back!
  20. JE

    JEREMYS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance, great food and incredible service!
  21. t

    tinav

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great choice! Be sure to not be in a rush for the full experience!
  22. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and wine were spectacular. Our server Jamie was great too. We had a great time, definitely recommend
  23. SG

    StephG

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vertical has one of the best charcuterie boards I have ever had! The food was amazing (pork belly and pork chop) and the service was top notch.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good. Food was very good, beautifully presented. Service was excellent. Our seating near the back noticeably warmer than at the front (a very hot day). I would most definitely return.
  25. F

    Foodies

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great appetizer and good dinner. Love the atmosphere
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner after the Van Gogh exhibit. Great and convenient location but a bit pricey
  27. PL

    PaulL

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great downtown upmarket restaurant, friendly, not noisy, good food and wine.
  28. JW

    JeffW

    Charleston

    248 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    248 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an AMAZING outing!! The ambience of this restaurant is so cool; looks and feels like NYC! Service, food and staff are all outstanding! We were greeted by both Jim and Remy, the owners. What a wonderful way to start the meal and evening. Jaime was our server and he is truly outstanding making the entire meal an exceptional experience. The trout toast, ceasar salad and wagu steak are a great combination paired with a great bottle of Dominus. We will continue to frequent and enjoy this wonderful place. Thanks again to the entire Vertical team!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Waitress never came around to check on us . She forgot part of my dinner. I felt because we weren’t drinking wine we didn’t matter. I could not get a refill on tea.
  30. DK

    DaveK

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Theater night
  31. KO

    KenO

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will go back every time I’m in Detroit!!! Love the place!!!
  32. CD

    CDLsays

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I had a lovely dinner at Vertical. The ambiance inside was pleasant. They also had outdoor seating. We enjoyed the charcuterie board with local honeycomb. The catch of the day and mushroom risotto were both nicely done. The presentation of catch of the day was beautiful. The wait staff was attentive, but not overbearing. They were diligent about protecting against my friend’s food allergy. Overall it was a great meal.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was on point the wine was delicious and a great recommendation from our wonderful server Jay. We will definitely be back! -Angie
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our serving was absolutely a gentleman. The other servers and hostess also were exceptional. The food was great too but overall a little pricey.
  35. JR

    JRZubby

    Toledo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience! I would totally go here again for a date night — and having the Detroit Opera right across the street is perfect!
  36. AH

    AaronH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Phenomenal Service! Good food - menu is very small so if you are picky may not be the best place for you. But good food!
  37. o

    orionpowell

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    What a jewel in the heart of Detroit... especially on a sunny, warm day when you can enjoy an urban, yet quiet, ambience on the sidewalk patio. In-doors you an enjoy a warm, wine-bar ambiance, but we like the sidewalk patio best. The menu is unique & food preparation is wonderful. Service was attentive and friendly, as well as helpful (both with food choice & wine selection). And, wine? A wine menu of at least 12 leather bound pages offers an incredible choice for the best connoisseur--a competent $25 California to a $400 magnum of European high Select. Or, a very nice $15 Zinfandel glass (as we enjoyed with dinner). Easy parking in a deck across Center Street & easy walking to Detroit Opera House, Grand Circus Park, or Woodward Avenue places of interest. Truly a wonderful place that we will make sure to enjoy in future outings Downtown. Bravo!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, service was exceptional, can’t wait for a return visit!
  39. MH

    MichaelaH

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sheldon, Jamie, the wait staff, the support staff were OUTSTANDING! This special restaurant has got it right from start to finish. Every detail from ice cubes to history to the finest cuts of meat or delicate risotto mushrooms is perfection. The elegance and exceptional quality capture a deeply ingrained sense of welcome and hospitality.
  40. LH

    LHSH

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food, service and ambiance. We had a group of 6 of us at a rectangular table. Our one big complaint was the noise. The two on the ends could not hear each other and it was unfortunate. Otherwise was very good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Vertical Detroit is rated 4.8 stars by 502 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Vertical Detroit

1538 Centre St, Detroit, MI 48226-2119

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Centre St and John R.

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Detroit Opera House Parking lot, which across the street from the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Kitty-Corner from Detroit Opera House

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Matt Barnes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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