If you get hungry while exploring the Cultural Center, stop by the Majestic Café (4120 Woodward Ave., 313/833-9700, www.majesticdetroit.com, 11 a.m.–2 a.m. daily, $8–25), an eclectic eatery offering hummus, black bean quesadillas, Jamaican jerk chicken, BBQ ribs, and more. It packs in the Wayne State and downtown Medical Center crowds at lunch.
For a decidedly fancier experience, make a reservation at The Whitney (4421 Woodward Ave., 313/832-5700, www.thewhitney.com, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5–10 p.m. Tues.–Fri., 5–10 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Sun., $40–125), Detroit’s grandest restaurant, housed in an ornate 115-year-old mansion and offering live entertainment on weekends, plus exquisite dishes such as panéed pork chops with braised spinach, parsnip puree, and apple wood bacon sauce.
by Laura Martone from Moon Michigan, 3rd Edition, © Avalon Travel