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Vertical Detroit, Detroit, MI

Vertical Detroit

4.8
4.8
656 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 656 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 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

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service from Iesha and food was amazing.
  2. L

    Liljennyw

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always 100% fabulous! Super staff, exquisite food, perfect vibe and outstanding cocktails. Bringing as many people here as possible so they can all enjoy it at least once. Love love love Vertical. Can’t say enough good things. Keep it up!
  3. MP

    MartinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always excellent and the food is aways outstanding
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our dinner and the staff! Will be coming back again for sure
  5. R

    Roxstar

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom & I ate at Vertical while visiting Detroit for the Van Gogh exhibit. I’m so glad we found the restaurant. Our meal was amazing. The restaurant itself is cozy but modern. Both the mussels & scallop dishes we had were some of the best I’ve had (and I’m picky when it comes to both of those). I’d highly recommend Vertical for any occasion.
  6. a

    amdubiel

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Perfect for a date night dinner prior to music event at Music Hall. Food was very good, staff was great making a nice evening.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, great atmosphere in the bar area & exceptional service by Joe & team.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great staff, we are at the bar, bartender, assistants, servers, and Bar Manager were all exceptional. We drink/dine at a lot of top restaurants and they rank right up there. Dinner was very good and came out quick.
  9. MR

    MatthewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend Vertical to anyone who is looking for great food and a pleasant ambience. The wine list is extraordinary and thoughtfully curated. We will most definitely be repeat customers.
  10. K

    Keith

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the minute we walked in, the team was great. Thank you for a great experience
  11. MB

    MichaelB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and portion sizes, excellent service and ambience. Will definitely go again and will recommend to others.
  12. M

    Marie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our cocktails and dinner very much!! It’s a great place to eat and the ambience is wonderful!! We would highly recommend it!!
  13. CS

    CSST

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very hip, very cozy atmosphere and surroundings, clean, great food and service. Great wine selection. And food was on point. Definitely a great find in very accessible part of town. Will be back
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience!
  15. JB

    JBH0524

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Dinner Menu has an ideal number of choices, enough variety without being overwhelming. The food was delicious, cooked to order, and to perfection. Their Wine selection is superlative and will surely fit any aficionado's taste or desire to try something new. A very capable selection of Specialty Drinks, or you can have one made to order from your choice of their quality bottles. The service is impeccable, attentive but not intrusive. A beautiful space, kind of high-level casual.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and amazing food every time. Highly Recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing, staff was very attentive. Does get pretty loud during peak times.
  18. K

    Kpey

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, nice ambiance with nearby convenient parking. One area for improvement is the dessert menu — recommend either expanding the options or replacing some items with more appealing desserts.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Lamb ordered med-rare was brown-pink, tough.
  20. e

    edpa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great spot, all good, menu somewhat limited but excellent. Ambiance spot on.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second meal here. Not cheap but worth the price. Find abs drink are amazing. Highly recommend.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another awesome drinking and dining experience at Vertical. The food was fantastic. The wine I had was superb and paired very well with my food choices. The service was excellent. My family and I had a great experience. Vertical is our choice for special dining and continues to excite us.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Teresa and team were awesome! My wife and I would definitely return for another date night and strongly recommend Vertical to others looking for a great experience!
  24. DL

    DLodge

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great filet and service! I haven't been to Vertical in a few years. Still a great downtown restaurant with a fabulous wine list as well. I'll have to return to try some new wines after Dry January! 😂
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for New Years, we have a very nice server. He was knowledgeable and friendly. The food and drinks were great. We had a lovely time. We sat by the wine bottles which was a cute area.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Reservations were for 7pm for bar seating. Arrived 6:50. Had to wait until 7pm to be taken to seats. Seats were at the end of the bar, and just felt weird. It was the part of the bar that sat low, regular chairs that did not sit high enough for the bar top. Would not want to sit there again. Bartender was nice, but lacked attention to detail. No bev naps, had to ask, water glasses were not refilled, had to ask. Mussels were good for an appetizer. Husband ordered pappardelle pasta, I ordered NY strip. Food was quality and fresh. Wine was good too! When we received our bill, we were shocked the market value price on the Ny strip was $149.00. Our own fault for not asking, but the filet was $64 and I would have thought the ny strip was around $80. My mistake and lesson, always ask what market price us. Lol. Over all experience and food I’d say 7.5 out of 10. I’d return as the wine list is great, food was good, I just like great service!
  27. GN

    GeoffN

    Detroit

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Needed a quick, small dinner before the Opera. Food was great, service was pefect, timing was just right.
  28. J

    Jazzman

    Detroit

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Vertical before show at Detroit Opera and sat at the bar for dinner. We just had drinks and a charcuterie board because of the compressed time before our show. Everything was excellent. We would definitely go to Vertical again.
  29. C

    Cynthia

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As expected, the wine selection and suggestions were excellent. The meal and service exceeded expectations.
  30. C

    Carolyn

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful service!
  31. ND

    NiaD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue for fancy cocktails, exquisite wine and delicious food!
  32. HW

    HeatherW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. For price, service was mediocre. Ambiance nice.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Expensive for what was offered. Double bone pork with grits was phenomenal. Filet and potatoes were bland. Cook temp was good. Scallops were only seared on one side. Service was great across the board. Always prebussing and refilling waters.
  34. LM

    LaurieM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a festive, gorgeous, and lovely lit room that’s cozy, whimsical, and romantic. The dishes are absolutely wonderful. Focaccia, Brie gapes, risotto, lamb, all of it. What a gem!
  35. WH

    WayneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great wine selection, excellent service (thanks Joe).
  36. LP

    LisaP

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, mussels were amazing, we will be back!
  37. TQ

    TammyQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent we will definitely be back for dinner and drinks
  38. m

    mindyl

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    seriously loved everything about it - our waiter was knowledgable, the food unprecedented, the ambiance perfect. easy drive to the FOX for a show afterward to complete the night!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food.
  40. D

    Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The service was overly solicitous. So much so that it was actually annoying.

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 656 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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