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Vertical Detroit, Detroit, MI

Vertical Detroit

4.8
4.8
960 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 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

Experiences

  • Sip & Shop: Wine Tasting

    $30.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 20, 2024 only
    Indulge in our seasonal wine tasting soiree, with esteemed special guest, Michael Kasper of Vignobles Sullivan Estate, showcasing the exquisite Chateau Gaby. Immerse yourself in a decadent selection of over 50 world-class wines, meticulously curated and presented at our featured tables: Explore Vertical exclusives, Domestic selections, French selections, Italian selections, and our World selections. Whether you're a seasoned aficionado seeking to elevate your palate or curious explorer eager to discover something new, our event promises an exhilarating experience. Join us as we embark on a flavorful adventure through a wide array of delectable wines. *Note: event fee will be credited to any purchase of 12 bottles or $250 or more.
    Sip & Shop: Wine Tasting Photo

What 960 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

    Best Overall

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Steakhouse

  • Detroit

    Best Overall

  • Detroit

    Best Food

  • Detroit

    Best Service

  • Detroit

    Great for fine wines

  • Detroit

    Steakhouse

960 Reviews
  1. Roachcat

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. The food was excellent and the service could not have been better or more friendly.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were amazing! Cute spot to hang out at. Chad at the bar is fantastic!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t remember my waiter but he was fantastic! I met Gordon (GM) who I told I had been there 3 times in the last handful of weeks and he showed us a lovely time. Eventually he introduced me to Jim Lutfy who let our party of 7 sample 4 desserts. Once again the pork chop and grits were amazing.

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  4. AndiO

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is our second trip to Vertical for dinner, and the food has always been excellent. There are thoughtful dishes and a lot of variety on the menu, with great cocktails and a lengthy wine list. Our server was prompt, informed, and friendly. I have one singular negative to report. The chairs at the "high tops" near the front of the dining area were so uncomfortable! All four of us are somewhat tall (5'7"+), and the height of the table matched with the height of the chairs was nearly impossible to navigate. It's difficult to explain, but no body position makes sense. Your legs are either firmly pressed against the bottom of the table or awkwardly dangling in purgatory above the floor. We were able to laugh it off and enjoy our meals, but this seems like a significant oversight for an otherwise exceptional eatery. We will undoubtedly return to Vertical but will request a low-top table.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great! Didn’t care for the matcha drink and I’m a huge matcha lover. Our waiter was great but felt rushed by one the bus boys who would come to clear our plates. The tomahawk steak was very good so I would go back for that.

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  6. StacyJ

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me start with the staff. Iesha, Chad, Jay , Theresa. Amazing and very attentive. The restaurant has great ambience/vibe. I had scallops. The first 2 I ate were not good. The rest were mediocre. Friend had a filet. He said it was amazing. Drinks were very good. I will definitely be back !

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  7. Deborocks

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptionally good! Best pork chops I ever had. The service was outstanding! Nothing short off fabulous! Thank you Vertical ❤️

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  8. cleolem

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vertical was absolutely fantastic! Our food was prepared to perfection. Everything about our experience prior to an event at the Fox was superb and we will be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed everything from my drinks to the food. I loved the mussels they tasted amazing!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is extremely small. No outside food like birthday cakes. The food is mediocre and quite pricey. $175 for 3 drinks, short ribs (which weren’t very tender at all), bread, and 3 sides. Certainly, nothing to write home about.

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  11. jaxefit

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner, staff was friendly and helpful since this was our first time there. Loved the atmosphere, but the tables are super close together so you end up overhearing a lot of conversations. But overall we enjoyed the food so much and service was excellent. My husband had the pork chop which was amazing and I had the salmon which was divine! Both highly recommended!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon was absolutely amazing! Mussels are what’s a great choice.

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  13. THam

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous wines, delicious food, outstanding service! Such a treat!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday celebration! Incredible staff & amazing ambiance

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  15. KellyS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was Amazing and Sean, our waiter, was super attentive. He took us on a journey with pairing our different wines to each course. A fabulous experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. Nisreen

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such an amazing experience for my boyfriend and I! We had the pork chop and it was unlike anything I’ve ever had. Caesar salad was incredible too and Shawn & Kyle were amazing waiters. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic meal. The charcuterie board is the best in Detroit. Ribeye and lamb loin were delicious and perfectly cooked. Service is on point.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super experience- great food, great service, great people!!!!

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  19. CrystalM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff and environment were amazing! Will be back.

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  20. kolya

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and drink, great service and environment and friendly staff made this a very enjoyable experience.

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  21. RudiM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine selection is outstanding! Food was fabulous. Service unparalleled. Will be going back.

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  22. RosemaryT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dining experience. It is pricey but very convenient to where we parked and the Opera House, which is important for we Senior citizens. First class in every way!

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  23. JeffT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, service, drinks, and atmosphere were all excellent. The only thing that wasn't perfect was that it took a little bit to get our main course after our appetizers and salads. Would definitely go back though.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love this place!!! Just went for my fourth time, still just as good as the first ❤️

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  25. ShantaiJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good and our server was nice and explained items in the menu for us. However, the restaurant was empty but they thought it was a good idea to sit us next to the stinky bathroom. It smelled like adult diapers and it was hard to focus on eating we just wanted to hurry up and get out of there. The menu selection was pretty small but the prices were fair. Unfortunately did not meet my expectations

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  26. BarbaraF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & tap old fashions were excellent. Prices are very high. Strip steak $140.

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  27. LizzyS

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time there and I can say nothing but positive things about it. Atmosphere, cocktails, food, service, all outstanding. Aisha was our server and the girl is a pool of knowledge. Going back soon!

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  28. floatingdoc

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere! Excellent food. Incredible wine list. Would highly recommend for a fun and tasty night out!

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  29. lisas

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome staff. Great wine selection as well. Will be back.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience. Highly recommend. Food, wine, and service was all excellent top notch.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! Very intimate setting. Food was outstanding , wine was amazing and I ordered one bottle they could not find it so they searched high and low for a similar one and it was just awesome service all around !

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  32. JeffreyK

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and outstanding wine selection by the bottle or glass.

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  33. lars842

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience from start to finish. Unrushed. Lovely service. Wonderful food and fabulous selection of wines by the glass. Lamb tenderloin, salmon and short rib entrees were enjoyed by our table.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptionally great food and service. Attentive to all needs. We ordered mushroom risotto and the wagyu New York strip both were outstanding.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, great setting, great and friendly service and food was outstanding. Would def come again!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice ambiance. The menu is fair and decent. My favorite dish was the mussels for an appetizer. All else was fair.

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  37. JosephW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing and it was the best steak dinner I ever had!

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  38. ToddB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food. Wine list to die for. Lamb entree was perfect, and the wagyu steak absolutely amazing.

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  39. JulieO

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was stellar and so was the food. Always have interesting wine choices, which I enjoy. A bit pricey but for the convenience to parking and downtown venues and good food, worth it to me.

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  40. JBreslin

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and SA’s were awesome and the food was flawless. Great atmosphere.

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FAQs

Vertical Detroit is rated 4.8 stars by 960 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 11 times today
Experiences are available.
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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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