Restaurant Review: Detroit, Michigan

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails


Chartreuse is the color and focus of this space in Midtown, a stone’s throw from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Owner Sandy Levine has amassed an enviable collection of the French digestif, with bottles dating back to the 1940s, plus Elixir Végétal, Liqueur du 9e Centenaire and several vintages of the special edition Santa Tecla bottlings. If you’re not already a convert, start with Detroit’s beloved Last Word, involving gin, green Chartreuse, lime juice and maraschino liqueur; the cocktail is said to have been invented at the Detroit Athletic Club in 1915. Chef Doug Hewitt’s menu does the theme justice with dishes that are as heady, complex and herbaceous as the restaurant’s namesake spirit.


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