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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Detroit / Eastern Michigan? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Café Cortina restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1095)
$50 and over
Italian
Farmington Hills
About the restaurant
Cafe Cortina, located on the former site of an apple orchard in Farmington Hills, Michigan, has been in existence since 1976 and earned a following among food lovers for its authentic Italian atmosphere and cuisine.

Fresh pastas, gnocchi, ravioli and lasagnas are made from scratch in house daily, and many ingredients are sourced from their on premise garden located behind the restaurant. Meals likely to catch your attention include the vitello paillard, which includes bone-in veal and the tower of layered spinach lasagna.

Fireside seating is available in the main dining room as well as on the outdoor patio. Perfect for dates, special occasions, or just a casual meal with friends and family.
Top review
Gerryvip
Dined 7 days ago
Always a memorable time. The ambiance by the fireplace, the personal attention, the fun speaking Italian with the waitstaff makes it all worth it. A little pricey but you have to expect that with fine dining. We go 2 to 3 times per year and always can't wait to go back
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Livonia restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1736)
$50 and over
Unspecified
Livonia
About the restaurant
Your Livonia Fleming's is located on Haggerty Road in the College Park Development, just north of Six Mile Road with easy access to I-275 and I-96. Fleming's in Livonia is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out - we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
StacieG
Dined 3 days ago
We had a great dinner at Fleming’s. We celebrated a couple birthdays at our dinner and the restaurant did a great job helping with the celebration.
A photo of La Strada Italian Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (333)
$50 and over
Italian
Birmingham
About the restaurant
La Strada Italian Kitchen and Bar, located in downtown Birmingham, is an authentic Italian Restaurant opened by Restaurateur and Chef Zharko Palushaj in late 2015. He began developing his concept in 2013 when he was named Restaurateur of the year by Hour Magazine. The menu features top quality of Italian/European products, variation of aged and fresh cheeses, salumis, pizzas, in-house made pasta, fish and seafood flown from all over the world. We also include top American beef and poultry , classic desserts and gelato. As our Chef-Owner's philosophy states, "Old world meets New world, where quality meets preparation and European style service meets expectations of the guests". Passion, quality, attention to details, and most importantly dedication to his wonderful guests make La Strada a world of its own. To serve you is a real privilege and pleasure!
Top review
JohnPvip
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Best Italian dining in Detroit! Zarco and his team are amazing, menu is solid and always something a bit new and exciting. By far the best meat and cheese selections around and the pasta is always perfect. Ask for a wine recommendation- they have NEVER disappointed. Do not miss this place.
A photo of Ciao Italian Bistro Fenton restaurant
4.7
4.7 (556)
$30 and under
Italian
Fenton
About the restaurant
Ciao Italian Bistro Fenton is an Italian Eatery in Fenton
Top review
SallyB
Dined 5 days ago
We had a wonderful dinner and spectacular service! The food was served fresh and right off the stove. We will be back to this restaurant!!
A photo of Symposia restaurant
4.7
4.7 (241)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Detroit
About the restaurant
Symposia is a Mediterranean-inspired fine dining restaurant, located within the Atheneum Suite Hotel, minutes away from all major concert and event venues. We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests and a shuttle to major events.

Symposia highlights the Mediterranean region inspired by Greece, Italy, Spain and more. Signature dishes include Roasted Beet with whipped feta, pickled strawberry, green harissa; Spanish octopus with Romesco, Yukon potato, and Chorizo Iberico; Australian Lamb Chop; Amish Half Bird, with harissa, crème fraiche and an olive oil cake with pistachio, orange, honey-whipped Greek yogurt.

The space evokes a Mediterranean landscape with pops of white and sea blue alongside materials like stone and wood. Symposiums of ancient times were used as a space to gather, drink, and dine in celebration. In that same spirit, Symposia provides a welcoming atmosphere for family and friends to gather while savoring our unique cuisine.
Top review
Kinchvip
Dined 6 days ago
The staff from the manager Reza to our server Amanda bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. Our recent visit was only our second time, and Amanda remembered us, even remembering what table we had had. Everyone in our group liked their food, without exception. Our friends on this are restaurant mavens, and they are ready to make it a regular stop. The drinks are generous, and the room is attractive. It is also a very attractive and comfortable room. And the big surprise .... We live in the New Center area and took the Q-Line for our first visit to Symposia. At our table we were talking about the best way to walk back to Woodward, and Amanda told us their shuttle could take us home. We had a comfortable ride with a charming driver, Captain Thoney, and he dropped us at our door. He also told us that he would also be glad to pick us up for our next visit. So for our second time, we rode in style both ways. It probably wouldn't work if you live in West Bloomfield, but it was great for us. Symposia is going to become one of our regular stops.
A photo of Prost Wine Bar & Charcuterie restaurant
4.6
4.6 (18)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Frankenmuth
About the restaurant
Prost! is a refreshing experience located downtown Frankenmuth! Offering a wide selection of wine and beer from around the globe, along with perfectly crafted cocktails. Our menu encompasses the European culture from imported charcuterie and cheese, shareable plates, salads, paninis and heartier dishes. We are dedicated to ensuring our guests are given a welcoming experience and bringing something new to the community for all to enjoy!

In the summer, our intimate dining space opens to the wonderful outdoors, leading to a patio on Main St.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Top review
MelanieSvip
Dined 3 days ago
One of our favorite restaurants. Great service and excellent food and atmosphere
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Birmingham MI restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1045)
$50 and over
Unspecified
Birmingham
About the restaurant
Your Birmingham Fleming's is located on North Old Woodward Avenue, near Booth Park. Fleming's in Birmingham is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out - we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Everything was wonderful first time there will be going back .
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Troy restaurant
4.1
4.1 (180)
$30 and under
Chinese
Troy
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
DaveRvip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Who was even better than previous occasions and Services great too
A photo of Buca di Beppo - Livonia restaurant
3.6
3.6 (705)
$30 and under
Italian
Livonia
About the restaurant
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Livonia, MI then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. The best Italian restaurant in Livonia, MI sits on the corner of Fox Drive and 6 Mile Road. Buca di Beppo, of course! As the top destination for delicious Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas, Buca knows how to take care of all of our guests. While we're most well known for our plentiful family style portions, we're also very well known for our semi-private dining rooms and catering. Book a semi-private dining rooms for an upcoming special event or if you're in need of catering, trust the best in the business! We have a variety of catering packages available or you can create your own combination to suit your needs. Livonia favorite Italian restaurant is serving up all of your favorites for lunch and dinner every day of the week. Come see us soon to discuss all of our reservation and catering options and to enjoy a mouthwatering meal.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The manager at the Livonia location is AMAZING! Very in tune to customer satisfaction! The waitress was good but didn’t refill waters until we asked at the end. Fun experience overall!
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Utica restaurant
3.4
3.4 (82)
$30 and under
American
Utica
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster's has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we've got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we're stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
They were very accommodating! They showed us to our table and kept us happy with refills and food.
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