Category Archives: Dine

5 Ways to Enjoy the Detroit Riverfront

Detroit Riverfront

 

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to get outside and explore this beautiful city we’re lucky to call home. To help you get started, we’ve curated five of our favorite happenings right near the GMRENCEN.

 

Tour the Detroit Riverfront 

 

Start your day in the D with a Detroit Riverfront: Past, Present & Future Socially Distant Walking Tour by the Detroit Experience Factory. This tour offers something for everyone, whether you’re new to Detroit or just looking to gain more knowledge about the city’s rich history. With tour stops including Milliken State Park, Cullen Plaza, Dequindre Cut and Valade Park, you’re sure to experience something new.

 

Dine Along the Detroit Riverfront

 

 

 

Enjoy views of the Detroit Riverfront at one of the GMRENCEN’s fine dining restaurants! Andiamo offers an extensive selection of Italian dishes and an incredible assortment of wine. Highlands Detroit offers impeccable views of Detroit from the 71st floor, accompanied by a diverse menu of handmade dishes and innovative cocktails at High Bar. If you’re facing a serious seafood craving, visit Joe Muer Seafood for the freshest sushi and even better views of the river.

 

Explore the City from the Detroit Riverfront

 

Eastern Market is a can’t-miss Detroit experience for locals and visitors alike – and you can access the market from the riverfront. Park at the GMRENCEN, then walk, bike or run through the Dequindre Cut that leads right to Eastern Market. Saturday markets are open year-round, while summer markets on Tuesdays and Sundays are open from June to September. Fresh produce and local art are just some of the many things you can expect to find here – so make it a must for your day in Detroit!

 

Bike the Detroit Riverfront 

 

Mogo

 

Ride the riverfront on a MoGo Bike! MoGo bikes allow you to rent a bicycle for as long as you’d like and use it at your own pace. You can pick up or drop off your bike at one of dozens of stations in and around the city including a station on the GM Plaza. Prices are flexible based on your length of use. Bike racks are also located around the GMRENCEN.

 

Enjoy Yoga by the Water

 

Round out your visit to Detroit with a relaxing Yoga on the Riverfront practice, held in Milliken State Park every Thursday at 6 p.m. and every Friday at 10 a.m. Classes are free – provided by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, just bring your own mat and water!

 

The GMRENCEN offers parking year-round which is only steps from the Detroit Riverfront to help simplify planning for your day downtown. Hopefully, you’ve now gathered some ideas and are ready to plan your next trip to the D!

Celebrate National Wine Day at the GMRENCEN

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What’s red, white or sparkling, yet sometimes dry or sweet? Wine, of course! For National Wine Day on May 25, we’re highlighting three dining destinations inside the GMRENCEN with varieties of vino you’ll *cheers* to!

 

Andiamo Detroit Riverfront

 

 

Andiamo offers authentic Italian fare made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Here, you’ll enjoy a glass of wine while taking in views of the Detroit Riverfront.

 

We spoke with Corporate Sommelier and Staff Trainer with Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, Andrée Lux, about which wines pair with the perfect Italian dish.

 

If you’re new to wine, she recommends something soft and fruity, like the 2019 Meiomi Pinot Noir. For the more experienced wine drinkers, she recommends a Super Tuscan or a Barolo wine.

 

During your next visit to Andiamo, try these dishes and wine pairings recommended by Andrée:

 

  • Pair Andiamo’s Frutti de Mare, made with seared scallops, mussels, shrimp, calamari, garlic, white wine, tomatoes, and homemade pasta, with a glass of Renaissance Rosé.  This Sangiovese Rosé is fresh and elegant with refined red fruit flavors that cuts through the seafood’s richness, making it the perfect pairing.
  • Enjoy Portabella al Forno with tenderloin tips while sipping a glass of Celani Family Vineyards’ Robusto wine. The tannins in the red wine complement the meat, creating an enjoyable flavor.

Wine tip: When tasting wine, the first sip is to prep your palate. When you take your second sip, take in air through your nose and savor the sip for a complete flavor profile.

 

If you’re looking for wine-related events, Andiamo hosts wine tastings with some of the top wineries in the country. You can also schedule private tastings for a fun group activity. For more information, visit AndiamoItalia.com.

 

Joe Muer Seafood

 

 

Fresh seafood and wine, that’s exactly what you’ll experience at Joe Muer. Located along the gorgeous Detroit Riverfront, Joe Muer serves the highest quality fish, lobster, crab, sushi and more.

 

Joe Muer has an expansive wine menu, making it a destination for National Wine Day, Sunday brunch or a night out.

 

When dining at Joe Muer, start with one of their delicious appetizers, like the Fried Calamari, or Oysters Rockefeller. Pair these with white wine or champagne, as it will act as a palate cleanser for rich dishes, like seafood.

 

Next, the main course. Joe Muer’s menu is filled with tasty dishes like steaks and seafoods – and there’s so much to choose from!

 

Here are a few dishes and wine you should try at your next visit:

 

  • Dover Sole a la Meuniere, complete with Herbs de Provence, lemon and brown butter, should be paired with the Peter Michael “La Carriére” Chardonnay. The white wine goes perfectly with the brown butter, creating a flavor you won’t forget. And Dover Sole a la Meuniere is filleted tableside! Who doesn’t love dinner and a show?
  • Wagyu Short Rib, braised and served with whipped potato, Swiss chard, baby carrots, cipollini onions, demi glaze and a diablo executive shrimp – yum! Pair this dish with red wine like a Pride Mountain Merlot to complement its flavors.

Wine tip: When smelling wine, twirl the glass around and take short sniffs inside the glass. The short and frequent sniffs allow you to pick up the wine’s notes more completely.

 

To make a reservation at Joe Muer, visit JoeMuer.com.

 

Highlands Detroit

 

 

 

Get ready to sip vino in the sky. From cabernets to chardonnays, Rosé and champagne – Highlands Detroit offers specially prepared dishes, unforgettable views, and of course, your favorite wines!

 

Michael Reiman, general manager of Highlands recommendations pairing Highlands Alaskan Halibut with a glass of Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc. If you’re selecting a meatier dish, he recommends trying the Australian Lambchops with the 2015 Chateau Branaire Ducru.

 

To make a reservation at Highlands, visit HighlandsDetroit.com.

 

When you visit us for National Wine Day, you have three incredible dining destinations and unmatched views for the day’s celebration to choose from. Before you visit, please visit our safety blog to learn the procedures and precautions now in place at the GMRENCEN.

The GMRENCEN – a Detroit dining destination

If you’re looking for an elevated dining experience or a variety of delicious carryout options, consider the GMRENCEN. With destination restaurants like Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, Highlands Detroit and Joe Muer Seafood situated inside Detroit’s most iconic building, the food, ambiance and views create an unmatched experience.

 

Prior to visiting, we encourage you to visit our website to learn more about social distancing and mask guidelines, parking information and more.

 

Andiamo Detroit Riverfront

 

 

Andiamo Detroit Riverfront is a must visit during your time in Detroit. The menu is filled with handmade pasta selections like lasagna alla bolognese, fettuccine alfredo or build your own. Pair it with a seasonal wine and salad for a delectable dining experience. Make your reservation for your next visit here.

 

You can also take the taste of authentic Italian cuisine home with you. Andiamo also has delicious offerings to go that the whole family will love. View the carryout menu here, and call (313) 567-6700 to place your to-go order.

 

Highlands Detroit

 

 

Soaring 71 floors above Detroit, Highlands Detroit is located at the tip top of the GMRENCEN and is the highest point in Michigan. At this restaurant in the sky, you’ll see Belle Isle, Comerica Park and as far as the eye can see down Woodward Avenue while enjoying one-of-a-kind menu items and cocktails.

 

The restaurant owned by James Beard Award-winning chef  Shawn McClain, offers selections of specially prepared steaks, fresh seafood dishes and more. Before dinner, enjoy craft cocktails and refreshments at High Bar.

 

For more information and to make a reservation, visit Highlands’ website.


Joe Muer Seafood

 

Joe Muer

 

With a 90-year legacy, it’s no wonder Joe Muer Seafood earns numerous awards for its seafood, service and Sommelier. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant (located on the water’s edge in the GMRENCEN), has impeccable fresh fish selections, sushi, desserts and more.

 

Joe Muer is also offering guests heated and covered patio dining with a beautiful  view of the Detroit Riverfront for and exceptional dining experience.

 

To make a reservation, please visit Joe Muer’s website, or call (313) 567-6837 to place a to-go order and take Joe Muer home with you.

 

If you’re looking for a casual dining experience, Coney Town in the CAFE and Potbelly Sandwich Works are also available for dining. Visit our dining page for contact information to confirm operation hours.

9 Reasons the GMRENCEN Beyond Juice is Your New Favorite Dining Destination

Fresh. Clean. Healthy. Fast. Convenient. Guilt-free. All of these words describe the newest restaurant at the GMRENCEN – Beyond Juicery + Eatery.

 

Known for its smoothies and wraps, Beyond Juice goes far beyond a fresh, healthy menu and is really in the business of making people feel great.

 

Now open in the GMRENCEN CAFE, here are nine reasons the GMRENCEN Beyond Juice is your new favorite dining destination.

 

1. Local Business Built on Loyalty

 

In 2005, Beyond Juice opened a single location in downtown Birmingham, MI. About a decade later, Beyond Juice expanded and began franchising throughout metro Detroit, including locations in the Somerset Collection, Grosse Pointe Woods and Eastern Market.

 

Today, the healthy, fast casual restaurant concept has established itself as an iconic brand with a cult following.

 

2. Full Service with a Modern Vibe

 

With a full-service menu, a mobile app with plenty of perks and catering options coming soon, the 15th Beyond Juice location at the GMRENCEN is fully stocked with the made-to-order goodness that made the juicery and eatery famous.

 

3. Healthy Homemade Choices for Everyone

 

As you explore the menu, you’ll notice the wide variety of convenient yet fresh options that won’t leave you feeling guilty or sluggish.

 

Instead, you’ll get a much-needed boost during your lunch hour thanks to the made-to-order smoothies, juices, wraps, salads, homemade salsas, hummus, cookies, and pre-made protein bites and wellness shots.

 

All meals are customizable and cater to food allergies and preferences. This means you can build your own smoothie, wrap, juice or salad to include all your favorite fresh flavors.

 

4. Scrumptious Smoothies

 

Get all your favorite add-ins with none of the guilt. The GMRENCEN Beyond Juice makes smoothies the right way, by blending only the freshest ingredients together for a healthy, filling treat. Imagine that 2 o’clock feeling melt away after having a sip of a yummy smoothie.

 

Smoothie recommendation: Invigorate your lunch with one of Beyond Juice’s most popular smoothies, The Dimmer, with an infusion of pineapple, mango, kale, spinach and banana.

 

 

5. Joyful Juices

 

Change up your order by focusing on simple, fresh ingredients. Beyond Juice prides itself on creating a perfect concoction, offering a balanced treat in every sip.

 

Juice recommendation: Try an Up-Beet juice, made from scratch with real cucumber, beet, carrot, apple, kale, spinach and lemon. Or, grab one of the bottled juices to energize, hydrate, cultivate, boost and more.

 

6. Really Tasty Wraps

 

As its name clearly states, Beyond Juice truly goes beyond juice. Wrap up your lunch with a fresh wrap filled with quality ingredients for an appetizing meal that will leave your stomach satisfied.

 

Wrap recommendation: Try an Avocado Turkey Wrap Turkey, complete with tomatoes, greens, cheese, avocado and hummus. As always, you can select your choice of spinach, wheat, low carb or gluten free tortilla.

 

 

7. Superb Salads

 

Salads are the standard lunchtime meal, but when made wrong, they can be bland and not nutritious. Not here. Build your own power-packed salad rich with flavor and wholesome ingredients for the classic lunch done right.

 

Salad recommendation: Sample a Bop Bowl with spinach, quinoa, avocado, carrots, edamame, sesame seeds, red onion and cucumber. Served with homemade carrot ginger dressing.

 

 

8. Wellness Shots

 

Small but mighty, Beyond Juice wellness shots are the ultimate boost to help you feel more energized and refreshed.

 

While the Hot Shot is made with lemon, ginger, coconut water and cayenne to cleanse and stimulate, the Tumeric shot has grapefruit, lemon, turmeric and honey to increase brain power and help you get through that afternoon slump.

 

 

9. Mobile App Perks Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

 

Make dining at the GMRENCEN Beyond Juice even easier by placing pickup orders through the Beyond Juice mobile app on Apple or Google Play and earn rewards for every dollar you spend.

 

Simply start by pre-ordering your meal through the app, then grab and go! Your lunch will be waiting for you in a designated cubby right next to register along with your receipt.

 

Be sure to keep track of your rewards through the app, because for every $65 you spend, you earn $5 back. The Beyond Juice mobile app will also periodically send out offers, so keep an eye out for that next deal.

 

The GMRENCEN Beyond Juice is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. New customers even get their first smoothie FREE if they order through the Beyond Juice mobile app.

 

Learn more about all the dining options at the GMRENCEN by visiting: gmrencen.com/dining.

 

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.

Highlands: A True Detroit Dining Experience

Towering 71 and 72 floors above the city, Highlands Detroit is now taking reservations for a truly unique dining experience in the sky.

 

From the non-traditional riff on the classic steakhouse at Highlands, to a casual-cool eatery at Hearth71, to the buzzy, spirited High Bar, you’ll experience high quality high above the city at Highlands Detroit.

 

The views are worthy of date night, after-work cocktails, pre-game shenanigans or a “just because” outing.

 

Food

 

Say cheese! Sample it all with the Artisan Cheese Board, which offers the perfect amount of variety for any palate.

 

Indulge in savory Bacon-Wrapped Medjool Dates, the perfect start to any meal.

 

Start out strong at Hearth 71 with a classic app like the Italian Prosciutto and Burrata Board, complete with shaved prosciutto, creamy burrata and herbed pine nut relish.

 

Moving on up to the main course. After all, Highlands is Detroit’s premier steakhouse in the sky.

 

Feeling saucy? Highlands Detroit may be a steakhouse, but the seafood is truly mouthwatering.

 

There’s nothing like a bowl full of perfectly cooked mussels. Yum!

 

Feed your soul with an order of Highlands’ savory Mushroom Bucatini. Take it up a notch and pair your dish with a light white wine.

 

Why choose between land and lake? A little surf, a little turf and a whole lotta wonderful.

 

End on a sweet note with an order of Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies topped with sea salt and served with a Guernsey Farms Milkshake. Remember, the calories don’t count 71 floors up.

 

Drinks

 

Experience the cocktail as an art form at High Bar.

 

Raise your glass, whether it’s vodka, wine or a handcrafted Whiskey Sour.

 

The Chef’s robust whiskey collection.

 

Racks on racks of aged wine.

 

Whether you have a party of one or four, reserve your table today.

 

Highlands Detroit is ready for you.

 

Whether you’re local or just passing through, Highlands Detroit welcomes you to experience top of the tower dining at its finest. Reserve your table today.

Highlands Detroit to open atop GMRENCEN

An experience. That is what awaits you at Highlands – a vibrant, multi-concept culinary destination soon to be located on the 71st and 72nd floors of the GMRENCEN. Moving into the space once home to Coach Insignia and the revolving restaurant The Summit, Highlands is redefining the top of the tower dining experience.

 

Though Highlands doesn’t open until November 2019, here is what you can expect from the latest restaurant at the GMRENCEN:

 

An Award-Winning Partnership

James Beard Award-winning Chef Shawn McClain, along with his partners Sarah and Richard Camarota, have found the ideal location for McClain’s first hometown project, at the very top of Detroit and the tallest building in Michigan, the GMRENCEN.

 

 

Long before Detroit, McClain graduated from the School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College in Chicago. From there, he perfected his craft across the country, opening three award-winning and iconic restaurants in Chicago, then moving on to launch destinations in Las Vegas with partners Sarah & Richard Camarota. He won a James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest in 2006 and even appeared (and won!) on Food Network’s Iron Chef America with Richard Camarota (business partner) and Scott Garthwaite (Executive Chef at Highlands) by his side.

 

Most recently, the partners at McClain Camarota Hospitality have grown their presence in Las Vegas, parlaying one restaurant to three starting with upscale culinary gem Sage, then moving onto pizza with FIVE50 PIZZABAR, both at Aria Resort and Casino. Finally, the third restaurant is Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay, the group’s fun, eclectic gastropub. McClain, his wife Holly and partners have been looking for the right project to take on in McClain’s hometown of Detroit; after a lengthy search the group decided GMRENCEN to be the ideal fit. “There’s really nothing that can compete with this iconic space and the legacy of the building. We are honored and excited to become the social clubhouse and comfort zone for all those who work and visit GMRENCEN,” said McClain.

 

One iconic destination, three unique concepts, endless ways to experience it all

Highlands will be three unique concepts and epic private event space in one iconic destination.

 

“Our goal was to create a spot that’s not only for special occasions, Highlands is about living it up daily, for any occasion. This is what led us to develop three distinct concepts, each with their own vibe, culinary experience and style,” McClain said.

 

 

  1. Highlands Steakhouse – Creative Riff on a Classic

Highlands Steakhouse blends tradition with innovation for a bold re-imagination of the steakhouse. Come for the vibrant, urban atmosphere, stay for the quality ingredients and epic wine list curated by Master Sommelier, Nick Hetzel.

 

  1. Hearth71 – Vibrant and Fun

Hearth 71 celebrates a simpler form of dining, emphasizing open-fire cooking, craft beer and rock ‘n’ roll. At the center of it all is a roaring fire to create sensational dishes like fried walleye with cornmeal crust, bacon potato salad and brussels sprout slaw.

 

  1. High Bar – The Happiest of Hours

High Bar encourages one to indulge in the arts and the finer things. You don’t have to wait until happy hour to order a dainty dessert, a perfectly crafted cocktail or whiskey from every corner of the world. In fact, you shouldn’t.

 

Highlands Events – Events as Unique as You

Planning an event? Those seeking customizable events should look no further than Highlands Events. Guests will have direct access to event curators, chefs and the beverage team to create personalized menus for any occasion.

 

So, raise a glass, feed your soul and lift your spirit when Highlands arrives in November. In the meantime, visit highlandsdetroit.com and keep an eye on Highlands’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

 

Summer Wine Selections from Joe Muer

Since 1929, Joe Muer has been one of the most trusted names in the city for fine dining. What most people don’t realize, is that fine dining doesn’t have to be intimidating.

 

General Manager and Sommelier John Rodriguez has been at Joe Muer on the Detroit Riverfront since 2013. This season, he has stepped up to offer his best advice on creating the perfect summer wine list.

 

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or want to try something new, you just might want to try one, or two.

 

White: Nortico – 2018 Alvarinho

 

Next on his list is a new glass of the light, bright flavors of Nortico from northwest Portugal.

 

“For centuries the people of Portugal have been pulling great seafood out of the ocean. This is a delicate wine that goes well with that diet.”

 

Because this white originates by the Atlantic Ocean, it naturally goes well with seafood. Aromatic with an orange citrus kick, Nortico is refreshing on a warm summer day.

 

Pairs well with: steamed mussels

Rosé: Garzon – 2018 pinot noir rosé

 

When considering a good rosé, Rodriguez suggests sampling Garzon, a youthful pinot noir rosé from Uruguay.

 

“Rosés were sold in stores and restaurants during the summer, but now you can find them all year round. This is a testament to how enjoyable and refreshing they are.”

 

Garzon has decent acidity and a bright taste, so it will certainly kickstart your appetite. Try packing it in your picnic basket on a nice day.

 

Pairs well with: grilled chicken breast

 

White: Alpha Omega – 2015 un-oak chardonnay

 

For a heavier white, Rodriguez offers Alpha Omega from the famous Napa Valley in California.

 

“Chardonnays are typically aged in oak barrels. Chardonnay are traditionally fuller style wines. By having a chardonnay without oak, it allows you to enjoy a fuller style wine without the heaviness of oak treatment.

 

This approach gives the wine hints of tropical flavors such as pineapple, cantaloupe, golden apple and more.

 

Pairs well with: fettuccine alfredo   

    

 

Red: Lingua Franca – 2016 pinot noir

 

The last wine selection is Lingua Franca from Hope Well Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills region of Willamette Valley, Oregon.

 

“This particular blend was created by master sommelier Larry Stone, who envisioned a balanced, well-structured wine.”

 

The Lingua Franca offers fruity flavors similar to something from California while also offering an earthy quality usually found in Burgundy. Try a glass when enjoying a meal on the patio on a crisp summer night.

 

Pairs well with: grilled salmon

 

 

Red: Syrah – 2012 red grape

 

If you’re looking for a more intricate selection, Rodriguez recommends Syrah from the Durand region in Cornas in Northern Rhone, France.

 

“As the wine sits in the bottle, it softens and creates layers, becoming more complex. The dark black fruit flavors in the wine make it have more weight than a Pinot Noir.”

 

Syrah typically is a touch smoky with less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon so it makes it perfect to enjoy while grilling outdoors on a hot day. Cabernets are delicious, but can be too heavy and dry on a hot summers night.

 

Pairs well with: peppercorn steak or lamb

 

When it comes to ordering the perfect wine, it helps to ask an expert. Stop by Joe Muer’s happy hour and try one (or more) today. Just keep in mind, when sampling more than one wine, best practice calls for starting with the lightest and making your way to the darkest, so try them in the order they are listed.

Happy Hour at the GMRENCEN

Everyone loves a good happy hour. From appetizing hor d’oeuvres and entrees, to refreshing beers, wines and cocktails, see what happy hour specials you can take advantage of inside the GMRENCEN. Or, if dinner is more your jam, check out what’s on the menu at your new favorite GMRENCEN dining destination.

 

Prior to visiting the building, we encourage you to visit our website to learn more about social distancing and mask guidelines, parking information and more.

Andiamo

Happy hour should be two things: delicious and affordable. For just $5, $6 or $7, Andiamo Detroit Riverfront offers the perfect combination of Italian favorites with a happy hour twist. You’ll really mambo Italiano after trying a signature creation such as the black angus beef sliders, complete with pickled onion arugula slaw, smoked gouda cheese, all atop a brioche bun. While you’re there, be sure to choose from the restaurant’s quality selection of half-off cocktails, beer and wine (you can’t go wrong with one of Andiamo’s reds).

 

Happy hour: Monday – Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. Bar area only.

 

Joe Muer

Joe Muer Seafood knows all about fine dining, and if you come during happy hour, you can savor the very best at the very best prices. While seafood specials aren’t the only happy hour deal to be had, they certainly set the restaurant apart. Be sure to try an artfully-made cocktail with one of the restaurant’s sushi selections, like the famous Tiger Roll, made with fresh yellow-tail, tuna and avocado.

 

Happy hour: Monday – Friday from 4 – 6 p.m. Bar area only.

 

High Bar at Highlands Detroit

After you’ve enjoyed happy hour at Andiamo or Joe Muer, end your night on a ‘high’ note – 71 stories above Detroit. Although not open for happy hour, High Bar inside Highlands is a one-of-a-kind way to complete your night. Enjoy the breathtaking views, hand-crafted cocktails and gourmet small plates, like Wagyu Beef Tartare, made with smoked egg yolk, marrow toast and pickled shallot. An unparalleled experience is awaiting you!

 

High Bar hours of operation: Tuesday – Thursday from 5 – 9 p.m. | Friday & Saturday from 5 – 9:30 p.m.

 

So, why wait until 5 p.m.? Happy hour at the GMRENCEN starts at 3 p.m. Cheers!

GMRENCEN unveils modern CAFE

Collaborative workspaces, 16 new media screens and a sleek new design are just a few of the upgrades to the GMRENCEN’s new CAFE. Previously known as the Food Court, the CAFE is an entirely new indoor eatery with areas for people to relax, collaborate and socialize while indulging in their favorite eats.

 

Following the recent opening of GM World in 2018, the 28,631 square foot CAFE is an extension of the modern look and feel of the vehicle display space. The entire renovation project took less than 10 months to complete and is the first major upgrade to the Food Court space since General Motors purchased the building in 1996.

 

The GMRENCEN CAFE is the place to catch up on the latest headlines, GM news and to cheer on your favorite sports teams on one of 16 TVs. It’s a place to dine with quick menu options, meet with friends or co-workers and enjoy a meal or snack over great conversation or while collaborating on projects.

 

 

The indoor eatery features multiple restaurants inside the GMRENCEN with fast and easy dining options for people. Upon entry, there are comfy lounge seats leading toward a variety of dining choices ranging from soups and sandwiches to pizza and gyros.

 

CAFE Highlights:

  • 28,631 square feet of dining space nearly half the size of a football field
  • 16 TVs with a variety of viewing options
  • More than 700 available seats and views of GM World
  • Collaborative workspaces with WIFI and charging stations
  • Renovated bathrooms

 

 

The CAFE includes a dozen restaurants which are: Andiamo Pizza Pie, Burger King, Chop Fresh Salad, Coney Town, Fish City, Gyroland, Sweet Lorraine’s Mac n’ Cheez!, McDonald’s, Rice Bowl Express, Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill, Subway and Zoup!

 

In recent years, Detroit’s tallest building has added dynamic food options including Granite City Food & Brewery, Panera Bread and Applebee’s & IHOP to cater to a variety of dining needs. In addition, the GMRENCEN is launching a multi-concept dining and social hub atop the 70 story Marriott hotel from Detroit-based, James Beard Award-winning Chef, Shawn McClain later this year.

 

For a full list of our dining options, visit gmrencenwp.wpengine.com/dining.

 

We’re excited to welcome the public to the new space. Let us know about your experience by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.