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Hottest Restaurants in Detroit

1. La Noria Bistro

Like its fine-dining sister restaurant El Barzon, Southwest Detroit newcomer La Noria Bistro serves Italian and Mexican flavors in the same space but with a more casual approach. Diners can expect an assortment of tacos including the Lebanese-influenced tacos arabes (served on a flour tortilla with meat sliced from a spit) as well as cemitas — Pueblan sandwiches filled with breaded meat, and guacamole, poblanos, and stringy Oaxaca cheese on a sesame roll. The restaurant hits its sweet spot with the pizzas, baked fast in a wood-fired oven and topped with everything from chicken mole to prosciutto and arugula to Pueblan chapulines (grasshoppers).

2. FOLK Detroit

Fans of the Farmer’s Hand market in Corktown received a real treat when sister restaurant Folk debuted in April. The new all-day brunch cafe builds on the neighborhood store’s reputation for wholesome, internationally-influenced meals with items like Aussie meat pies, quiche, and biscuit breakfast sandwiches. The bright space and open kitchen offers plenty of dine-in seating, but customers can also drop in for a scoop of Reilly Craft Creamery ice cream or a cup of coffee.



3. Brome Modern Eatery

Popular fast-casual Dearborn restaurant Brome Modern Eatery rolled into a spacious location in downtown’s financial district in June bringing with it a lineup of inventive, organic burgers as well as big salads and loaded french fries. Upstairs the restaurant also offers fresh juices and smoothies in a pedestrian bridge with nice views of downtown.



4. Lumen

Downtown’s new beer hall and brasserie Lumen features a “green,” LEED-certified building design and expansive patio seating overlooking Beacon Park. Lumen’s menu offers options like pretzels, schnitzel-style pork chops, and mussels served in three styles of broth alongside a selection of Belgian-style beers made primarily by Griffin Claw Brewing Company in Birmingham.



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