Detroit Restaurant Week returns Friday

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Ready, set, dine. The bi-annual Detroit Restaurant Week kicks off Friday with $30 fixed-price menus at 17 Detroit businesses.

Each fine dining establishment has created a three-course menu (starter, entree and dessert) with multiple options. At Ottava Via in Corktown, for example, choose from a chopped salad, foccacia di recca (Italian cheeses) or arancini (rice balls) for the first course. Entrees are truffle butter pasta, ragout ala bolognese, half a strip loin or half a branzino (fish). Dessert is a selection of gelato.

At Michael Symon's Roast, a favorite destination during Restaurant Week, start with octopus, a mixed green salad or house charcuterie. Next, a choice of seared scallops, wood rotisserie "beast," sirloin or torchio pasta.

For more choices, make reservations at Andiamo Riverfront. Nine entrees are offered, including chicken marsala, plank-roasted salmon and New York strip steak.

Other participating restaurants include 24Grille at the Westin Book Cadillac, Angelina Italian Bistro, Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille, Cuisine, Detroit Seafood Market, Fountain Bistro, the Grille Midtown, La Dolce Vita, PRISM at Greektown Casino, Roma Cafe, Santorini Estiatorio, Top of the Ponch, the Whitney and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina at MGM Grand Detroit.

The special menu are available Friday through May 10 (Mother's Day). Reservations are strongly encouraged, and should be made by calling the restaurant. Most of the menus are posted on the Detroit Restaurant Week Facebook page. Visit and click on the Facebook link.

The $30 fixed-price does not include gratuity or beverages.

Detroit Restaurant Week

Friday-May 10

24Grille, 1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit. (313) 964-3821

Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, GM Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit. (313) 567-6700

Angelina Italian Bistro, 1565 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 962-1355

Cuisine, 670 Lothrop, Detroit. (313) 872-5110

Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille, 2203 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-3500

Detroit Seafood Market, 1435 Randolph, Detroit. (313) 962-4180

Fountain Bistro, 800 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 237-7778

The Grille Midtown, 3919 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-0892

La Dolce Vita, 17546 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 865-0331

Ottava Via, 1400 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 962-5500

PRISM, Greektown Casino, 555 E. Lafayette, Detroit. (313) 309-2499

Michael Symon's Roast, 1128 Washington Blvd., Detroit. (313) 961-2500

Roma Cafe, 3401 Riopelle, Detroit. (313) 831-5940

Santorini Estiatorio, 501 Monroe, Detroit. (313) 962-9366

Top of the Pontch, 2 Washington Blvd., Detroit. (313) 782-4313

The Whitney, 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700

Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina, MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 Third, Detroit. (877) 888-2121