Need to make dinner plans for Valentine's Day? Try a "Romantic" restaurant or "Meal with a View"

Starting to make those dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day? Local 4's “Vote 4 The Best” guide has a complete list of the best "romantic dining" and "meals with a view" restaurants, voted by Metro Detroiters. Here's the link: clickondetroit.com/4thebest. Below are the restaurants shown in the video.

Romantic Dining:

The Whitney, 4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit 48201

About The Whitney:

In 1894 “The Whitney” became home to the family of a lumber baron, David Whitney Jr., the wealthiest man in Detroit at the time. Today this iconic turn of the century, Romanesque revival mansion turned restaurant retains all of its charm and refinement while appealing to contemporary tastes. You will find award-winning cuisine, unique presentation and flavors to never be forgotten.

This February 11th, 2017 they will be hosting a Valentine’s Day event with live music, lunch, teas, and lots of chocolate. It is $50 per person. See link for more info and tickets:


Melting Pot, 888 West Big Beaver Rd, Troy 48084

About the Melting Pot:

The Melting Pot is the original fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy several fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads, and unforgettable desserts. They also a unique destination offering a dining experience unlike any other. Their fondue restaurant is perfect for every occasion, from a night out with friends or a romantic dinner with your special someone to a promotion celebration with colleagues. Enjoy a wide range of seasonal and fixed menu items, and you choose the way you want it all. 


Meal with a view:

Joe Muer Seafood, 400 Renaissance Center #1404

About Joe Muer Seafood:

Joe Muer Seafood, the Midwest's premier seafood restaurant, is right in the heart of Detroit. The conception of this flagship eatery came about when Restaurateurs Joe Vicari and Joe Muer decided to collaborate in 2005. Great for the restaurant business. Great for the city. A new Joe Muer's to pick up where the old Muer's had left off. Now, after much hard work, the rebirth of Joe Muer's is a reality. They proudly continue a tradition of dining and service excellence that began in 1929. Enjoy classic fresh fish and creative seafood specialties, sparkling service, and the best riverfront views in Detroit. Belly up and enjoy fresh, shucked oysters at the traditional Raw Bar, or turn the corner and find a seat at our remarkable blue granite Sushi Bar. Spend part of the evening with new friends at the Piano Bar, but be sure to come early if you want to reminisce in the vintage Joe Muer lounge. Dining at Joe Muer Seafood will be an experience to remember for another 90 years.


Portofino, 3455 Biddle, Wyandotte 48192

About Portofino:

Since October of 1980, Portofino, then Portside Inn, has been open for business. For all these years, Portofino, known throughout the country, has served as a landmark destination for diners. Portofino’s menu offers the finest in Italian cuisine and seafood, Italian pasta and desserts, as well as more casual selections. Portofino offers lunch and dinner 363 days out of the year. Come and enjoy the beautiful river setting, the gracious and delightful service, the global wine list, and the full-service bar. 

This February 14th, 2017, Portofino will be hosting a whiskey tasting event with Elliot MacFarlane. With the ticket, you will get 5 hand selected whiskeys paired with a 5 course food selection made by Chef Jeff Mellas. It is $75 per person and from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm.