Detroit’s Capitol Park is a Bonafide Dining Destination

If you took a poll about the hottest dining areas in Detroit, you may not hear a lot about Capitol Park. Mere steps away from popular Campus Martius, you can visit an elite steakhouse, an old world Italian kitchen, and a burger joint without breaking a sweat.

In the mood for a stone fired pizza or succulent veal chop cooked to perfection? La Lanterna is a slam dunk. Looking for quaint al fresco dining with rave-worthy dishes like Wagyu strip steak? Eatori Market has that and so much more. Want a burger and a milkshake? Lovers Only has you covered.

Build up an appetite, then head over to these recommended restaurants in Detroit’s Capitol Park.


Eatori Market

Eatori Market Detroit Michigan

Eatori Market is a convenient spot for residents to pick up fresh produce and specialty items, but it offers so much more. Sit down at the bar for a handmade cocktail or a glass of wine, plus take advantage of al fresco dining in the summer.

The food is thoughtfully prepared and delivered by a knowledgeable, highly-attentive service team. Let them guide you to a dish you’ll love and suggest the perfect wine pairing.

Let’s talk about steak, baby. Our Wagyu Strip Steak was out of this world. This 10 oz. cut of meat was dry-aged for 28 days, but we’d be willing to wait until the end of time for just one more bite. An assortment of appetizers and entrees round out Eatori’s food offering.

Prime + Proper

Prime + Proper Detroit Michigan

If you haven’t heard the buzz about Detroit’s Prime + Proper, you may be living under a rock. Known for dry-aged steaks and an unmatched dining experience, the restaurant is the premier spot for high-end dining in the city.

While known for their masterful meats, Prime + Proper’s dessert offering is the cherry on top of a memorable dining experience. Pastry Chef Sharyn Harding hits it out of the park with decadent desserts including a Baklava Sundae and Strawberry Panna Cotta.

La Lanterna

La Lanterna Italian Restaurant Detroit Michigan

What’s not to love about brick oven pizzas made from scratch? La Lanterna showcases a brick oven for cranking out piping hot pies, plus crafts Italian favorites like pasta, meatballs, and salads. Sleek and modern, La Lanterna is a great spot for a business lunch, happy hour with co-workers, or a romantic dinner.

Lovers Only

Lovers Only Detroit Michigan

Sometimes you just need a good burger. If you’re in the Capitol Park area, Lovers Only is bound to hit the spot. This burger haven boasts a modest menu of simply prepared burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, salads, and hand-cut fries, plus boozy creations and malted milkshakes.


Get familiar with our Capitol Park recommendations, then explore additional bars, cafes, and coffee shops that this vibrant nook of downtown Detroit has to offer. Follow our adventures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more photos and recommendations.

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