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.