Whether you’re looking for a romantic date or just a place to warm up by the fire with some delicious food and drinks — these Detroit restaurants are hot.

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The Alibi

6700 Rochester Rd
Troy, MI 48085
(248) 879-0014

Since cold weather months seem to take up half the year in Michigan, you might as well enjoy a cozy dinner next to the fire. Known for their pizza, The Alibi in Rochester, has a stone fireplace in the center of the dining area. It’s an excellent choice for a Friday date night, or dinner with the whole family. The menu is loaded with hits including the Famous Sub, French onion soup, tuna pita and a great slice of apple pie.

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Dick O’Dow’s

160 W Maple Rd
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 642-1135

Touted as an authentic Irish pub experience, Dick O’Dow’s was founded in 1996 by Dick O’Connor, Peter Dow and Mitch Black. It’s a relaxed option in downtown Birmingham. Fans rave about the friendly and knowledgeable staff and bartenders. Gather round the hearth with a few friends, a black and tan and some fish and chips.

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Camp Ticonderoga

5725 Rochester Rd.
Troy, MI 48085
(248) 828-2825

Next to the Sylvan Golf Course in Troy, you’ll find the historic Blount home. Built in the early 1820’s, it was converted to a restaurant about 100 years later. Camp Ti, established in 1996, is known for its rustic lodge decor and American food including steaks, Jack Daniels ribs and fish.

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56 E Cross St
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 483-1035

Known for their burgers, Sidetrack has a unique location in old downtown Ypsilanti. It’s very popular and the seating area is very small so try to come during off hours for your best shot at a fireside seat. The decor is described as ski lodge meets antiquated cowboy western. Like Camp Ti, it’s a great place to meet with friends and make some memories.

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Wolfgang Puck Grille

MGM Grand Casino
1777 3rd St
Detroit, MI 48226
(877) 888-2121

Celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, is well known in the restaurant business. His namesake restaurant inside the MGM Grand Casino is an upscale bar and grill experience. Go on a Thursday night for half off bottles of wine and a special fixed price menu. The “Prix Fixe” menu is a complete three course meal for one price. If you’re looking for a special dinner or a place to grab some Kobe beef sliders after hitting the blackjack table, this is your place.