Restaurant Week: Fall Edition

By Jeffrey Buck

Have you been itching to head out for a nice night on the town but are concerned about spending too much money? Starting tomorrow, back-to-back restaurant weeks in Detroit and Royal Oak will offer the perfect excuse to treat yourself. New restaurant editions and menu items are sure to draw the masses so do your research and get those reservations in early to secure a table for two, four or even more!



Detroit Restaurant Week is back for its fifth installment. The event will be taking place this Fall starting this Friday, September 23rd and running until Sunday, October 2nd. As with past years, diners will be offered a special DRW menu at select participating restaurants offering three-course-meals for $28 per person–not including tax, gratuity and beverages. The event is put on by Paxahau Event Productions in collaboration with the Greater Downtown Districts, which include Downtown, Midtown, Corktown, Eastern Market and New Center.

21 restaurants, three being added since Spring, will be participating in this years Fall edition of Detroit Restaurant Week. Restaurants include Atlas Global BistroCliff Bell’s,Da Edoardo Foxtown GrilleIridescenceFountain BistroOpus OneRoast and several others. La Dolce Vita joins the list for the first time.

According to their website, the event has generated $2.1 million in sales for participating restaurants since 2009 and has seen some 120,000 people participate.

For more information about what restaurants are participating and the menus click here.



The Fall edition of Royal Oak Restaurant Week being referred to as Harvest Fest will be starting on October 3rd and lasting till October 9th. The seven-day event will offer those looking to dine at some of Royal Oak’s hottest restaurants a fixed three-course-meal menu. The discounted rates will rang between $15 and $25 per person, just like this past Spring. These prices do not include gratuity, tax or drinks.

Participating are 20+ restaurants including Andiamo, Bastone Brewery, Cafe Habana, Oxford Inn, and many more. Among those are new eateries such as Cantina Diablos and Gemmayze.

Reservations at the various locations is highly recommended, but not required. No special tickets or passes are required. Please call restaurants directly to make reservations.

For more information about Restaurant Week, including Menus click here.


This is always a good time to check out restaurants that you might otherwise ignore because of the prices. The drawback is that reservations will be at a premium, so I would recommend choosing when and where you want to go ASAP and get those reservations in. I hope everyone participates; let us know where you went and what you thought!


About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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