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As in every large city, Detroit presents a smorgasbord of cuisines, offering every style and flavor, from Polish to Middle Eastern, German to Italian, and everything in-between. The American catch-all is, of course, best represented. It includes venerable places like the elegant, refined Whitney and the entertaining Sweet Georgia Brown, where live jazz ups the ante on great dining. It also sweeps in fledgling favorites like Jeremy's Restaurant & Bar (a chef-run enterprise) and Beverly Hills Grill, whose personal service and customer-focused approach make it such a perennial favorite. Beyond that, the American umbrella embraces restaurants like Five Lakes Grill, which gives diners a real taste of the region while raising the bar high in executing and twisting the familiar. Steakhouses and seafood establishments make a strong Midwestern showing, from the estimable Capital Grille to Coach Insignia, whose Renaissance Center location and incredible views are on par with the kitchen's best. Also adept is Rochester Chop House, an all-around reputable standard that turns out a much-loved zip sauce, the locally-favored, spice-laden concoction that beautifully brings out the flavor of beef. And lest you fear, sushi is readily available, a good bowl of pasta is easy to find, Detroit's square deep-dish pizza is abundantly worth sampling, and perfectly tender barbecue can quickly be had. In short, whether your pockets are deep or not so much, and whether your style is upscale or relaxed, you'll discover that scrumptious food is no farther than the street outside.
- Detroit Expert Kelly Sigmon