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Vertical Detroit, Detroit, MI

Vertical Detroit

4.8
4.8
455 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 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, 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 455 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Steakhouse

  • Detroit

    Best Service

  • Detroit

    Notable Wine List

  • Detroit

    Steakhouse

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  1. TK

    TanyaK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    First time dining at this restaurant. We were very pleased with every course we ordered. The double boned porkchops were amazing! We will return back just for those porkchops!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Host was wonderful. Will be coming Back. Very memorable experience.
  3. MH

    MelanieH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner here after visiting the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit. Jay was our waiter, excellent food and service Weird little interaction with the manager, but he apologised and very generously deducted $ from our bill so no harm done
  4. BM

    BreannaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food! We got the pork belly and focaccia to start, the filet and lamb for dinner, and then the espresso mousse for dessert. Everything we had was good and the portions were perfectly sized! The service was exceptional, too. We will be back for our next date night!
  5. AM

    AdrienneM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tucked away little gem on Centre street is my new favorite place! Wine was outstanding, food was phenomenal and the service was great as well! The whole experience was top tier and we will be back again! We had the mussels, smoked trout toast, focaccia, pork chop, vertical burger, and the short ribs! Do yourself a favor and try the potatoes on your visit!
  6. MR

    MarketRebecca

    Key West

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Arrival: Our party of 4 arrived :05 early and upon check-in told that the requested outside 4-top was not available due to staffing challenges, pandemic impact is not only a restaurant challenge so we opted for an inside table. After :30 we were escorted by Jay (server) to our table that was located in a niche and partially surrounding us with hundreds of wine bottles. Ambiance was well worth the wait. Starters: Due to the delayed seating we received a complimentary and very generous Charcuterie & Cheese board :). We also ordered the Octopus Carpaccio starter, created by layering many tentacles that were then thinly shaved and presented as 4 slices drizzled with olive oil. All were very well presented and consumed with delight. Mains: Filet 6oz cooked Pittsburgh-style, served with sides of small cut potatoes and sautéed spinach. Double-bone Pork Chop with grits, greens & gravy cooked to temp recommended by chef. Soy Glazed Beef Short Rib served with sticky rice and charred broccolini. Wolverine Lamb Strip served with heirloom carrots, chickpeas, yogurt and harissa. All in the party agreed that everything was well prepared, presented and in perfect quantity. Dessert: Coconut Crème Brûlée with pineapple and shaved coconut. Lemon Pound Cake with cream and fresh berries, cut in fours. The pound cake was a touch dry for my taste, but none went to waste. The noise level went from the desired moderate to energetic due to a nearby hightop of engagement party celebrators (Best Wishes!). During our meal both Remy (Proprietor) and Gordon (GM) stopped by to say hello and ensure all was to our liking. Added touches such as this truly show how much they appreciate their patrons.
  7. J

    Jameswhite82

    Detroit

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic job as always. Great wine selection, fantastic food and top notch service.
  8. BV

    BeverlyV

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is amazing, definitely going back.
  9. A

    Alli

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very cute spot, went out with a group of people and we very much enjoyed ourselves with a wide variety of entrees and small dishes. The environment was cute, the food was delicious (big fan of the focaccia bread and mussels) but the service was borderline too much. Waitstaff was courteous and attentive, but with six people they had to pour every glass for us at a high top table and had to lean over us every time and kept rearranging plates. Would have much preferred to serve water ourselves, but if that's the worst part of an experience then I'd say we made a decent choice
  10. KP

    KristyP

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance was nice... Great service . Mediocre food husband had pork chop and I had short ribs. Just Ok. Focaccia bread with mushroom was delicious.
  11. MK

    MichaelK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jay was phenomenal! Loved the food and the recommendations he made.
  12. DJ

    DetroitJay

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, and really good service. A little pricey but well worth it!
  13. e

    ering

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good yet not a lot of entrée choices. Very Good
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service level is outstanding. They were fast and very attentive. The food was delicious and big portions. The only negative thing I can say is that it was all costly. But it's worth it if you want a fine dining experience.
  15. AC

    AndreaC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go-to place for great wine & food. Server was amazing and made an excellent wine suggestion. Just wish I could remember his name! Older gentleman who brought water to the table immediately greeted us with a big smile and was so welcoming.
  16. SC

    SelenaCruz

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really nice ambiance. The food was good odd menu. But the beef short rib was perfect.
  17. MT

    MarkT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers @ restaurant after studying for about an hour as to where we should dine. Very courteous and informative wait staff that were on top of their game to give us fantastic service and get us out in time for Music Hall performance. High fives & we’ll be back!
  18. GK

    GregK

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate at Vertical before walking to the Music Hall to see Chris Botti. What a wonderful experience, as always. The wine selection made by our waitstaff was excellent. We had the focaccia, pork bellies and carrots before selecting the short rib. Service was attentive but not pushy and we loved being in a crowded restaurant again.
  19. KK

    KathleenK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server Sarah was excellent. Her timing of coming to our table to check on us, her recommendations of a wine to pair with our meal was exceptional. The entree's were excellent, I had the filet, my friend had lamb. She stated it was the best lamb she ever eaten. I was quite surprised to see a large screen television near us, your guests shouldn't have a tv nearby. The movie "The Burbs" was on with Tom Hanks, very inappropriate with this dining experience.
  20. CM

    ChanelM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was great. We will return
  21. C

    Concreteman315

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place and unique food
  22. JW

    JeffW

    Charleston

    245 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    245 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Let's just say this place is amazing! We sat outside on a beautiful night and enjoyed the setting, food and service. Everything was exceptional. Outside seating reminds me of NYC; quaint, quiet, and alive! Appetizers are amazing, salads cold and crisp, and entrees piping hot and delicious. Wine selections are "off the charts", and everything is so good. The tomahawk steak is quite large, but very nice to share with the table. The owners stopped by to say hello and make sure everything was to our satisfaction. This is a great place!!
  23. H

    Huge

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to gather for meal
  24. MZ

    MZap19

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to try Vertical for our anniversary. Loved the ambiance, service was great (thanks Jamie!) and food was excellent. We will be coming back!
  25. MW

    MelissaW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Jay recommended a delicious Super Tuscan and the food was amazing! I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion or just to have a fancy night out!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great food, drinks and wine! Server recommended excellent drinks and wine!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We didn’t eat here so I can’t comment on that BUT we did have an amazing wine experience! Everything our server recommended was spot on- such a wonderful experience!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Disappointed that they ran out of a few things and seemed short staffed
  30. KG

    KevinG

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable evening. Great food Very attentive service
  31. RD

    RenaeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the patio and had drinks and food. Our server was wonderful, she was personable and attentive. The focaccia is so good and the risotto and fish was as well. It was a lot pricier than places I usually go but it was a nice change.
  32. CG

    CherylG

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a small, intimate space that makes you feel special even though you are sitting near other patrons. The service is top notch and the food is exquisite! I will be recommending this restaurant to all of my friends!
  33. MG

    MelvynG

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time at Vertical Detroit. The second was just as amazing as the first. The food,drinks, and service are always exceptional
  34. l

    lisared

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and wine! Service was outstanding. My only complaint is the noise level was very high and the proximity of tables to one another was very close.
  35. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time going to Vertical Detroit and my memory from 3 years ago was spot on. Excellent food, extensive wine menu, and the staff was wonderful.
  36. LT

    LiveToEat

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Our server was fantastic and attentive. Nice ambiance for a special occasion, although it was quite loud where we were seating (at the high tops right when you come in) so not ideal for conversation.
  37. JS

    JoyS

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    $65 for a filet is simply outrageous
  38. BB

    BrigidB

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Loved this Restaurant before Covid they had a Sommelier and the Food and Service was outstanding before Covid, not sure what happen since this experience there was no Sommelier and was not informed so until after arrival not to one of the guests had her dinner dropped on the floor right before serving her then a huge paining almost dropped onto our table which happen to be a high top which was also never mention the day before verification of the reservation. They also took Truffle Fries and the deep fried olives off the menu so disappointing may go back for lunch but dinner.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice dinner, service was fantastic
  40. SW

    SarahW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the entire experience! Jamie, our server was awesome!

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 455 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 6 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 Wed, 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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