6 Detroit Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

A holiday dedicated to love, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to take your significant other or BFF on a Detroit date night. Luckily, the city is home to restaurants offering a range of flavors, atmospheres and activities to eat, drink and experience Detroit.


Here are a couple recommendations if you want a Detroit-style Valentine’s Day celebration:


Classic Italian cuisine from Andiamo


Classic and Romantic


Classic and romantic, Andiamo Detroit has an unparalleled view of the Detroit Riverfront to go along with its signature authentic cuisine. Imagine sitting face-to-face with your loved one enjoying Andiamo’s urban chic atmosphere and listening to Italian music faintly serenading you in the background. What better way to celebrate the “official day of love” than with an authentic Italian entrée and a glass of wine in-hand?


Fun and Games


Want your Detroit date night to have more than just dinner? Take the People Mover and get off at Broadway Station for a night of drinks and entertainment at Punch Bowl Social. Hang out with your date all night long playing Jenga, shuffleboard, billiards, arcade games and, of course, bowling.


A Little History


Interested in learning more about the city? Experience a taste of Detroit’s rich history by sampling the unique food and cocktails at Grey Ghost. Aptly named for an infamous local pirate during the Prohibition era, Grey Ghost offers guests a little history and a lot of craftsmanship.


Joe Muer’s famous coconut cake


Sophisticated Seafood


For a sophisticated night with unbeatable scenery, Joe Muer is Detroit’s prime destination for seafood. Visualize a perfect night, complete with exquisite lobster dinner, chilled wine, a slice of Joe Muer’s famous coconut cake and picturesque views overlooking the water’s edge of the Detroit Riverfront. Looking for exceptional service? You and your date will be well tended by Joe Muer’s knowledgeable and gracious staff seeing to your every need.


Comfort Food


Comfort food is anything but traditional at Townhouse. This restaurant is a favorite date night spot in the city, offering true Detroit flavor in every lunch, brunch, dinner, dessert and happy hour it serves. Sit under the lights at the bar or next to one of Townhouse’s greenery walls to immerse yourself in this Detroit hub.


Highlands offers more than just a beautiful view


New and Exciting


Experience high quality high above the city on the 71st and 72nd floors of the GMRENCEN at Highlands Detroit. As the city’s latest date night destination, Highlands is a truly unique Detroit dining experience in the sky. Whether you’re starting out with a lively happy hour at High Bar, connecting at the casual-cool Hearth71 or ending the night with an intimate dinner for two at Highlands, this new Detroit staple has everything you’re looking for – and more.


The GMRENCEN wants to show you some love this Valentine’s Day! Share  your GMRENCEN love story (a fun date, an awesome event you attended, what you love most about the building or Riverfront, etc.) by commenting on the pinned post on the GMRENCEN Facebook page for the chance to win a $100 gift card for a GMRENCEN Detroit date night destination of your choosing at Andiamo, Joe Muer or Highlands Detroit.