5 Great Local Restaurants That Still Take Reservations

By: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers | January 30, 2017
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You made dinner plans this coming weekend with someone special, or maybe even a group of someone specials. One problem, with restaurants trending toward walk-in only, you could very well be waiting for a table longer than your hunger pangs are willing to accept.

Luckily these five restaurants are not only fantastic choices, they also take reservations! Something to definitely keep in mind with Valentine’s Day just around the corner as well…

Mon Jin Lau

Named after husband and wife Jin & Mon Chin, Mon Jin Lau is now in its 48th year of serving Chinese cuisine to metro Detroiters. Ownership of the restaurant has been handed down for three generations of the Chin family and now rests with brothers Brandon and Bryan Chin. Mon Jin Lau has an extensive menu of appetizers, meat & seafood dishes and more. To make a reservation, call Mon Jin Lau at (248) 689-2332.


Opened in Detroit by Chef Michael Symon, Roast prides itself on serving prime cuts of meat, a wine and beer selection worthy of approbation and a happy hour to match. On its dinner menu, patrons will find appetizers, such as clams, chilled lobster and crispy veal sweetbreads. For main course offerings, Roast prepares a variety of hearty dishes, like spit-roasted suckling pig, pan-seared scallops and pork shank confit. Reservations can be made through Open Table or by calling (313) 961-2500.

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Social Kitchen and Bar

Opened by Chef Zack Sklar, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Social Kitchen and Bar is a somewhat upscale spot in Birmingham with plenty of loaded comfort food and health-minded options, like pecan trout, falafel lettuce wrap and a barramundi skillet. With loft, rooftop and covered outdoor dining, Social can give you the dining experience and the complementary views you are looking for. Reservations can be made through Open Table or by calling (248) 594-4200.

Joe Muer Seafood

Winning Hour Detroit’s Best Seafood Restaurant of the Year the last two years puts you in good company, but that’s not all you’ll find at Joe Muer. With riverfront dining, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city while treating your taste buds to some of the freshest and best-prepared seafood in our corner of The Mitten. Reservations can be made through Open Table or by calling (313) 567-6837.


Having originally opened in 2007 under the name Sava’s State Street Cafe, Sava’s reopened at a new location in 2009 and shortened its name to just Sava’s. Its menu is derived from locally-sourced food whenever possible, from the freshly prepared dishes to the beer on tap. With a menu this long, you’ll be making a few trips to Ann Arbor just to give Sava’s the old college try. Reservations can be made through Open Table or by calling (734) 623-2233.