February 01, 2021
Restaurants and bars can reopen for in-door dining starting today after the state imposed a “three-week pause” in November due to a surge in COVID-19 infections. An extended ban on in-dining came in January, further limiting restaurants to takeout and delivery only.
To safely welcome back guests in compliance with the state’s new epidemic order, restaurants must keep their capacity to 25% and close each night by 10 p.m. Dine-in guests must also be seated at tables six-feet apart and provide information for contact tracing.
But, in the midst of COVID-19, disruption, and challenges, restaurateurs have shown resilience and creativity to endure the circumstances. Detroit has even welcomed the birth of new or expanding local eateries. So, if you are carving something new to try, check out the list of five new Detroit restaurants below. Supporting local restaurants offers the chance to invest in the local economy, while enjoying a unique, exciting culinary experience.
9215 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
Ivy Kitchen and Cocktails reopened this fall after a long pandemic related closure, offering up a New American menu in a stylish, modern space. The restaurant also accepts reservations for its heated patio.
2510 Market St
Detroit, MI 48207
This downtown Detroit favorite is now up and running at a second, full-service location in Eastern Market. Jose’s Tacos is known for big platters of both fried and soft shell corn tacos, quesadilla’s, and burritos, and recently introduced fresh juices to the mix.
1441 W Elizabeth St
Detroit, MI 48216
Michigan & Trumbull brought an old-school pub vibe and Detroit-style pizza to Corktown in January, offering 14 different signature pizzas. The pizzeria also accepts orders for pickup and delivery.
4626 3rd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
The favorite Vegan pop-up has settled down inside Third Street Bar with greatest hits from its popular chain-inspired menus featuring comfort foods like crispy fried “fake chicken” sandwiches.
2921 E Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202
This Milwaukee Junction newcomer offers dine-in, takeout and delivery groceries including a “chef’s box” with directions by Chef Jared Gadbaw.