Opus One is a high-end French Bistro in the heart of Detroit. The restaurant is east of Lafayette Boulevard and is quite understated. The décor inside is very bright and the entrees are about fifty to sixty dollars per dish. I found Opus One looking for an authentic French restaurant. I liked Opus One because it was a very authentic play on French culture. Having been to France, I wanted something that could give a date a memorable experience. I recommend this restaurant because the desserts are sweet like an American would like but gorgeous like traditional French sweets. Most French desserts aren’t sweetened to American tastes. I love that this restaurant is adapted to American tastes.
Seldom Blues is an upscale jazz restaurant on the Detroit River. The restaurant has a very modern décor with an endless bay window on the front of the restaurant. I was captivated by the view from this eating establishment. I loved the view more than the food when I first visited. You can enjoy an excellent bottle of champagne and watch the Detroit River Princess steam slowly by. If there was ever an establishment that embodied Detroit, it would be Seldom Blues. The jazz is excellent featuring live performances. Patrons include the political movers and shakers of Detroit. Detroit is known for being the home of techno music. This particular music was created and matured in Detroit, but the population is very partial to jazz. When Seldom Blues first opened it was considered a jazz bar and restaurant by the population although the name suggests it is a blues a performance venue. Blues in this case is a colloquial term that doesn’t necessarily apply. True blues music is somewhat sad and has a slower tempo than jazz music. Blues music also contains many of the same themes as country music. This restaurant and bar features familiar American jazz regardless of the name, and some very good southern dishes. I recommend the crab cakes.
The final restaurant of choice is the Courtyard Brassiere. This delightful French Bistro is tucked away not far from Ford Field. This restaurant has limited parking and the lighting is very dark but the food is exquisite. I highly recommend the sturgeon. This restaurant didn’t catch my eye as from the outside it is not a good-looking enterprise, but the food is some of the best in all of Detroit. I was very impressed by the service, food and décor inside. The managers, waiters and staff were very attentive and professional. The restaurant was quaint, unpretentious and so were the other customers. This is a spot for people who just love French food. I highly recommend it.
These are some of the best romantic dining spots in all of Metropolitan Detroit. These are restaurants that are not run-of-the-mill dining choices. They are all establishments that would make a positive impression on a potential lifetime companion.