Vertical Detroit

4.8
302 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.

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
What 302 people are saying
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JamilaW
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was immaculate! The food was amazing. I’ll definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The night was nice the seating area was very cramped and we couldn’t really have a conversation due to how loud it was the food was great and the drinks were on point service was professional and smooth. We end up moving to the bar area so we could hear each other which was perfect very intimate and cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The service is great! It was loud, but we didn’t mind, it seems everyone was enjoying the night.

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Liljennyw
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, perfect food, great friendly service, excellent wine and super atmosphere. Thanks again for making another special occasion super special! Should put to the female waitstaff, they’re all lovely super ladies 💜

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Loryn
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my first solo date and everything was perfect. Looking for somewhere new to go in downtown detroit. Go here! You wont be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great because the bartenders made it fun!!!!

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BarbR
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best server I have ever had! The mussels were amazing!

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JeffreyE
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect combination of excellence between kitchen and service. Couldn’t have been better!

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KarenB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service was excellent. We had the charcuterie, pork belly, Brussel sprouts, and Lamb. All were wonderful, the sauces are amazing. Nice wine selection.

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KimP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Toasted Trout was delicious. The ambiance was wonderful and the service was top-notch. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing! They were extremely professional and kind. We had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were delicious! Service was truly top notch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was our outstanding server!! Very knowledgeable and attentive. Her suggestions were on point. Our dinner was fantastic!!

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JosephM
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four guys went for a friend’s 60th birthday and had a great time. Everything was excellent!

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CrystalR
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The filthy dirty martini is to die for when Theresa is behind the bar 🍸....Always enjoy Vertigal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgeable staff. Excellent wine pairings and service.

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Guillaume
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

we book a table for two for new year's eve, food was good, a bit pricy for that quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at the bar was such a great experience. After mentioning our whiskey collection the bartender pulled out a 40 year old scotch we just has to try! What a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was perfect! We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Came here for a NYE dinner with my friend. Upon arrival the host staff were very nice, they checked our coats. I really liked the ambiance of the place. Very cute and cozy. I ordered this drink called the Real Housewives of Detroit. It was good. We ordered Brussel sprouts as an appetizer. They were a bit spicy which I didn’t mind since I like spice. As dinner I got the market fish which was a trout with beets and horseradish sauce. Super tasty. My friend got the mushroom risotto which was also super good. I also ordered a sweet red wine, it tastes like Stella Rosa to me so I wasn’t impressed. We also ordered dessert. My friend got an apple cake and I got a chocolate mousse parfait. Both super delicious.

Before attending the resturant we were skeptical about the limited menu but it ended up being a great experience. The only reason why I am giving 4 stars is because of the wine I had that tasted like Stella Rosa.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, food, service. A bit tight on the space but overall everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Enjoyed everything very much.
Will hopefully return.

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EEJB22
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wine and service. We can't wait to dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal from start to finish. Very friendly. Knowledgeable server. She made great suggestions. The Caesar was a bit too acidic for my liking. The focaccia was excellent. We had some of the best broccolini, along with our NY strip and Robuchon potatoes. The server suggested the Panicotta for dessert and it was exceptional. Would recommend and be back m

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We loved the lamb, short rib, focaccia, broccolini and the dessert. Cocktails were fabulous too. Service was outstanding. The booth we were given was tiny and in the corner so I cannot give five stars overall.

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KristenDetroit
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In from out of town, met some friends for dinner. Our waiter Jamie was so attentive and thoughtful - the food was excellent as well.

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JenniferS
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the city celebrating the holiday season. We decided on Vertical for a family dinner. They are located in the lower level of a private residence building. Upon arrival we were greeted by very polite hostesses. They led us to our table and took our jackets for safekeeping in the closet. Our server was Jamie. He and his assistant were very courteous, super attentive, and friendly. Jaime offered suggestions for several of our questions and they turned out to be fantastic choices. The chef prepared our meals perfectly. Attention to detail was definitely a factor as the presentation was gorgeous. The manager came over to greet us and asked how are evening was going. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I definitely be recommending to friends and family. We are already talking about when we will go back for a visit. Vertical is a great place for a business lunch or dinner, family gathering, night out with the girls or any special occasion. This is definitely a great place to dine and socialize!!

Also it’s a great place to go for a drink and dessert after having a night out in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful dinner with my wife celebrating a downtown weekend away from kids. The wait staff was attentive and on point. I do wish I had done some more wine instead of the average cocktails. The wine was outstanding. The mussels and focaccia are must order appetizers.

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ChristinaE
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! The food was fantastic along with exceptional service (Theresa was awesome and very helpful). This was my first time here and I will absolutely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food I’ve had downtown!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and great service. The waiter knew the finer details on all menu items. I did notice he gave slightly different offerings to the table next to us. Maybe we didn’t look like the truffle type… My wife had the filet and ranks it up there with any we’ve had. I had the lamb strip and was not disappointed! The flavor combinations were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The lamb and Pork entrees were some of the best i have ever tasted. The NY strip was outstanding as well. The craft cocktails ( old fashion and Super Trooper were also top notch. Wonderful ambiance and parking across the street. Attentive friendly service but could have been better. I would pass on the deserts as the crem Brule and apple dessert were disappointing! Overall a great dinner that I will be thinking about for some time.

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vipThomasT
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

If you like great food, great wine and great service, then go to Vertical Detroit

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vipBlueBell1220
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, the service is great

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal

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vipAndrea
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time at Vertical! Thank you to the staff for making the night enjoyable! Will definitely be back again. They were playing the movie White Christmas projection style on the wall. It Was a very nice evening !!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Our ticket didn’t go through so our food came over an hour late. The charcuterie came 45 min after ordering and it was very sub par. My mother ordered a class of Prosecco and it was filled maybe a quarter of the way. In my opinion this place is not worth the $$$. So many better restaurants in Detroit.

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pattiv
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and excellent service and fabulous atmosphere

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DeniseD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, unique offerings and great service

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Vertical Detroit is rated 4.8 stars by 302 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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