Fall Date Night in the D

There is nothing more romantic than Fall in my book. It’s the season of cozy fires and comfort food – time to enjoy the crisp air, the golden and burgundy hues of changing leaves and a time to enjoy the company of your loved ones, big and small.  Whether you’re looking for a date night out with your love or a family outing, Detroit has you covered. These warm summer days have faded into Fall, but that’s no reason for the fun to come to a screeching halt.

So, without further adieu, here is my personal guide to Fall Date Night in the beautiful city of Detroit!


Detroit Andiamo, Riverfront


Beautiful Detroit & Canada

You didn’t expect me to leave an Italian venue out did you? That would just be silly. If you are looking for a scenic view, Detroit Andiamo, Riverfront is the place to be! Andiamo has many wonderful restaurants, but this one is certainly a gem. Enjoy the scenic view of the Detroit riverfront and Canada from the outside patio, or dine inside where you can enjoy a design that speaks to the Urban spirit of Detroit. Nestled at the bottom of the Renaissance Building, the Riverfront venue is filled with a lovely mixture of rustic charm and urban vibes. From live entertainment to wine tastings, Andiamo’s Riverfront venue has you covered!  


The Crab Cakes and Italian Wedding Soup

The Crab Cakes

The venue has a unique blend of Italian cuisine, with the feel of Detroit that we have come to know and love. It represents my husband and I: a blend of Italian culture and the heart of Detroiters all in one romantic escape. Detroit has that “stays with you” effect – as does the Italian culture – and especially the food. More goes into the food than the ingredients. A little bit of soul and a little bit of culture, love, romance, tradition and family gets packed into each course.

A nice walk by the riverfront is a nice way to enjoy the evening after your meal.  Want to turn it into an overnight stay? Book a room at the Detroit Renaissance Marriott. Visit Andiamo’s website to plan your next spontaneous, local getaway! 



Next up, the new kid on the block….TOWNHOUSE DETROIT



Hubby and I at Townhouse Detroit

Townhouse, already a Birmingham presence, recently decided to open up its doors in Detroit. With a retractable glass dining area, and an indoor industrial-inspired bar area, Townhouse is a MUST as a Metro-Detroiter! We started our meal with a Seared Cauliflower Steak served with Moroccan olives, feta cheese and argula with a golden raisin dressing. 



Lamb Bolognese and the Townhouse Burger


Some of my personal favorites were the Lamb Bolognese with Buccatini and Pecorino cheese, and the Townhouse Burger. Perfectly summarized on their menu, the burger is as a “10 oz. proprietary blend of 28 day aged steak cuts, prepared daily & hand pattied to order on authentic plugra butter brioche bun, topped With bourbon glazed onions & aged white cheddar”. This amazing dish is served with Townhouse fries, or you can opt for a little zest with the Truffle Oil fries, sure to not disappoint with white truffle oil and a rosemary garlic aioli dipping sauce!



Retractable Glass Dining Area



New Life in Detroit

Townhouse Detroit is a little magic, a little escape, and a whole lot of Detroit! Check out their Pledge! 




Family Fun Date Nights

If you’re looking for a little family fun during the Fall Season, here are some recommendations that will provide fun for all!


Sister Bonding at Franklin Cider Mill

  • Visit any of the local Cider Mills or Orchards to enjoy a little sugar, spice and cider – oh so nice! Plymouth Orchards is great if you’d like to enjoy seasonal donuts and cider and visit with the animals, while Franklin Cider Mill has a pleasant outdoor market feel and great curb appeal, overlooking a brook where you can sit and enjoy your Fall treats with family. 
  •  Parmenter’s Winery and Cider Mill in Northville has it all – fun for kids and adults and probably some of the best donuts I have ever had the pleasure of devouring – I mean eating. Mmm, mmm!
  • Danny’s Pumpkin patch is a great place to enjoy Fall treats!



Shenanigans at Parmenter’s


Fall in love with Metro Detroit – one unique and satisfying venue at a time!

Go forth and frolic in this Fall weather! 



Frolicking at Danny’s You-Pick Pumpkin Patch



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