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Vertical Detroit, Detroit, MI

Vertical Detroit

4.8
4.8
586 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 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–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 586 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

    Great for fine wines

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Steakhouse

  • Detroit

    Great for fine wines

  • Detroit

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We love this place my wife and I have eaten here often and we also bring business partners and customers.
  2. SR

    SamanthaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Seating in the wine cellar area is a bit awkward when servers are reaching over/around you for bottles. Super cramped space for party of 4. Great food and service despite how busy it was.
  3. BH

    BrandyH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was attentive and pleasant! The food was amazing!!! I had the filet, which was delicious. My husband had the Waygu strip and it was out of this world!!!!! Worth the price!! The grapes (appetizer) absolutely yummy!! The cocktails are great, we had six. Lol
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service staff was amazing and food was phenomenal. Definitely worth the return and absolutely planning to come back.
  5. MW

    MaryW

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Can't consider this fine dining when you are seated across from two unisex bathrooms in constant use by staff and guests. Asked to be reseated and the reseating was no better. Also, plates removed when others at the table still eating. Final plate was whisked away while I was still chewing!
  6. AL

    AlLes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary. Great atmosphere and the food was fantastic.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Go joe Great food and a great bartender!
  8. T

    Traci

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding! Restaurant not very big and a little on the noisy side but great experience!
  9. HH

    HelenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was Referred by my client she said I would not be disappointed, We went for my daughters boyfriends birthday dinner and had a wonderful evening the food was delicious and entertaining.
  10. PK

    PaulK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    33 rd wedding anniversary
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot in the heart of downtown Detroit. I really enjoyed my risotto and bread. The ambiance was very nice and the service was strong. I will definitely be back as I love to rotate Detroit restaurants and I would recommend Vertical for a nice romantic dinner or a catch up with friends.
  12. CM

    CMR1

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Jamie, was excellent! Our table was 30 minutes past our reservation and he came out to bring us drinks and make sure we knew what was going on, which was awesome! The drinks were delicious. The food was very good. The short rib was served kinda cold and the carrots were underdone. Otherwise it was a great experience!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night Wonderful night with amazing food and dessert was even better!
  14. D

    Deee

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of detroits best! Consistently excellent We had the scallops and the were perfect
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating a friends birthday. Lovely dinner In Detroit
  16. MK

    MelissaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect dinner for my sisters birthday. The staff made the experience something to remeber and the food was phenomenal.
  17. GF

    GregF

    Toledo

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Our dinner was delicious! Our waiter was outstanding!
  19. MZ

    MZatko

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Vertical for the first time last night and it was fantastic! We sat at the bar and Katie provided great service - she was friendly, thoughtful, and attentive. We didn't get the back waiter's name, but he was so on top of everything! Our water glasses never hit half full. Great selection of wine, whiskey, and cocktails! The cocktails were beautifully crafted. The food was also great - we ordered a few things to share including the charcuterie and cheese board, pappardelle pasta, and the daily focaccia. All delicious! Lastly, the place itself was gorgeous! It felt very old-world city, with modern embellishments, comfortable chairs, and great ambiance. We'll be back soon!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It was our 28th anniversary celebration dinner. Very good steak, wine, focaccia bread!! A little pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Did get kind of loud at one point with dinner rush but tables very close together and no booths. Chairs very high up and awkward to sit on due to knees not clearing table.
  21. IL

    ILoveTeeth

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can honestly say that Vertical is one of our favorite restaurants. From the impeccable service, the fabulous food and the amazing wine list, everything is top-notch!! Highly recommend!!
  22. CR

    CinRockville

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great team meal, and a great atmosphere to meet teammates in person for the first time! Everything was excellent, one of the best meals of our lives! Had the tomahawk, scallops and risotto and they served us family style. Would definitely return!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Detroit!!!
  24. MF

    MichelleF

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening at Vertical. Amazing bar service with Joe. Great food…the pork belly 🤤 ambience was really nice. can’t wait to return
  25. n

    nenas

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was great and so were the cocktails Theresa our server was very personable and prompt Nice evening
  26. MR

    MendieR

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great everything! Everyone got something different, and loved it. Expensive, but worth it :)
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was nice but a strong smell of a potpourri permeated our dining area the majority of the night. Our waitress was terrific and the food was really good as well.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration!
  29. w

    watermelon

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for dinner - great food and atmosphere!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive service, explains menu, different from where we usually go, but definitely returning. Love the intimacy setting.
  31. ES

    EmilySB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and plenty of mocktail options for those not looking for an alcoholic beverage
  32. M

    Marieisa

    Central Coast

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very nice spot downtown. Food was soooooo good. A little noisy, but we had a great time
  33. S

    Seasonedtrvlr

    Detroit

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre Red Wings home opener family dinner. Great location, small but mighty menu, tons of wine options, unique atmosphere. Pricey, yes. But well worth at least a visit!
  34. RP

    ReimerP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love Vertical above anywhere else in Detroit. It’s a special night out every time.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Wine selection is pretty outstanding and they gave great recommendations. A little pricey but it’s adequate for the ambiance and how delicious the meal was.
  36. N

    Nathan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Sampled most of the appetizers and our 2 favorites were the cauliflower appetizer and the smoked trout appetizer. For dinner picked the filet mignon and it was cooked rare to medium rare which was perfect. The brownie parfait and creme brulee desserts were outstanding.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great from Jay. We had a pleasant interaction with Gordon. The food was phenomenal for the price point. The wine selection was INSANE! We chose one they were out of and Jay helped us find a very similar replacement that was delightful. The doughnut bread pudding was autumn in a pot! Loved everything and see myself returning.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine selection by the glass
  39. JC

    JohnC

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Nice place but we were seated next to the toilets. Ok….but the filets were too salty. Wine great. Service great
  40. g

    g8trnyc

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Most of the food was good. Service was a bit spotty, but overall a great experience. Wine list is very extensive too

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 586 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 22 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 Tue–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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