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Vertical Detroit, Detroit, MI

Vertical Detroit

4.8
4.8
545 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


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 545 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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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

    Notable Wine List

  • Detroit

    Steakhouse

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  1. JC

    JohnC

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    g8trnyc

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service !
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were incredible. Highly recommend.
  5. J

    James

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The double bone pork chop was amazing! Very cool looking place and the service was excellent! Would recommend
  6. M

    Mark

    Detroit

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Vertical. We sat in the same spot which is a great spot, however, our other male guest and I struggled with the stool/table height combination. The stools need to be a little lower or the table a little higher. Iesha was our waitress and she was fabulous; beautiful, funny, good natured, and superb at her profession of selling us food and beverages. The meals were incredible; such great and flavorful combinations and expertly presented. This is a restaurant for foodies and wine people (although I am not a wine person).
  7. S

    Shell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was all outstanding, Vertical did not disappoint!
  8. JV

    JelenaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and extensive wine selection. We got the pork belly, salmon, orzo, and pound cake. Would recommend all
  9. JH

    JasonH

    Detroit

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The ambiance and setting was very nice! The food was delicious! Branzino, burger and toast all were outstanding!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing assortment of dinner selections ! Love the garden-level space which brings great light but at the same time a secluded feel. Will keep returning!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing restaurant! The description of the dishes does not even begin to tell you how tantalized your tastebuds will be! Everyone and everything about this experience was outstanding!
  12. B

    Boots

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the experience at Vertical was outstanding from the moment we were greeted until we departed.
  13. S

    Spartacus

    Detroit

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grape balls of pistachios! What a cool place this is. Tucked in on a quite street near the Opera house, it's got a New York City fun vibe to it that just enhances the overall experience. Staff treats you like old friends (Vertical is family owned, so that may be in their nature) and you feel welcomed from once you enter until you say goodbye. Now for the best part: food and adult beverages. This was our first visit and we started with the grape appetizer. Never had grapes like this before. They were enveloped with brie and then rolled in pistachio and drizzled with a gastrique. Never would have imagined this combo would work so well. We had the lamb and salmon as main courses. Both were of global quality and inspiration. Lamb loin was the most "gentle" tasting lamb I ever had and seasonings and sauces and carrots all came together (you'd occasionally get a mint confetti in a bite which was a mind blower). Salmon was almost Pho like and delicious. Hard to describe. You have to try it to believe it. And excellent spirits and wine by the glass selections. We dined there before the opera and then came back for a night cap while the garage emptied. Best night ever. We'll be back (even when the opera isn't happening).
  14. HO

    HeatherO

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We mostly enjoyed our visit to Vertical. The food was delicious and well-plated; we ordered the soy-glazed short ribs with sticky rice and broccolini, along with the bandino which was a special that evening. Both meals were tasty and well-composed. Service was where it mostly fell apart, rushed and militaristic, removing utensils because it was “time”, not because we were ready to move on to the next course. The lighting is very bright and the noise level is high, so while I was initially interested in steak, it wasn’t the type of place where a $120 NY strip seemed to be consistent with the atmosphere. The owners seemed lovely and I think that the service issues could be easily fixed.
  15. SF

    StephenF

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    A couple of food items were really great but overall it lacked. For the price there are better places in Detroit worth dining
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  17. S

    Sara

    Detroit

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Always enjoy bringing friends to enjoy a night of food, drinks, and great conversation. Staff was terrific!
  18. CD

    CarolD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great, i always come back to Vertical whenever I’m in the area. They never disappoint.
  19. LF

    LisaF

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Amazing selection of wines. Husband loved his pork chop. My fish was the daily special and was outstanding.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saxony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and wine list, great food. Wonderful owner Remy is a star. A list for anyone who Loves wine and good food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Ayesha(sp) was fantastic!
  22. AJ

    AlmondJoyV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, Matt Barnes the chef is A1! The food is prepared well and the presentation is lovely.
  23. DW

    DWebb

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was absolutely amazing. From the service down to the food down to the recommendations, everything exceeded my expert Tatian’s and more. The house made bread was so incredibly delicious, along with the lamb that was recommended to us what’s the best lame I’ve ever had in my life. I will definitely be coming back quite frequently done.
  24. JL

    JLJB

    Philadelphia

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. What a wonderful hidden gem.
  25. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance. Everything very professional and top notch. Excellent cocktails. Food (table had various seafood and steaks) was first rate. We will be back soon!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really delicious . I have no complaints about the place except it’s a bit loud but other than that I would recommend visiting this place for sure .
  27. WA

    WesA

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUr server, Jaime, was absolutely amazing. So was the 32oz TOMAHAWK!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Cool atmosphere, great service, drinks, and excellent food .
  29. TB

    TomB

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal and services! Steps away from detroit opera house. Meet owner Jim-great guy! Definitely would go back!
  30. r

    rickp

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Bring your wallet ! It is a unique place with a wine list second to none. Very limited menu. Including a NewYork Strip for $169 ! It’s interesting but expensive!
  31. MM

    MinaM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating our 20th Anniversary here. The food and beverages were wonderful, along with the amazing staff being attentive. Would recommend for a nice dinner or drinks at the bar.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal! Everything was delicious and the food was excellent
  33. M

    Marcg

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy Hour is great!!!! Lots of food at a good price
  34. L

    Letseat

    Las Vegas

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Wine list is great.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, great service and great food!
  36. TW

    TracyW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. Fun dining with tremendous quality and creativity of their cuisine. The grape appetizer is a must.
  37. BM

    BrianM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing wait staff with equally as amazing of food and drinks!!
  38. KD

    KatieD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food was very flavourful, all staff provided great customer service! Would definitely recommend
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good ambiance, friendly staff, fresh food
  40. HD

    HeatherD

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best MUSSELS my husband and I have ever had - and we try them at most restaurants that offer the dish. Also, the cucumber gazpacho soup was also OUTSTANDING.

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 545 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


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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