Restaurant Review: Detroit, Michigan

Vertical Detroit


As the name suggests, the focus is on wine—1,000 wines by the bottle and 70 by the glass, including many verticals. While they’ve stocked the cellars with heavy hitters like Lafite, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Opus One, owner Remy Lutfy and sommeliers Joey Lopaka and Devin Muylle have filled out the collection with savvy choices from all over the world. Check out the northern Rhône selection—Lopaka’s obsession—as well as bottles from Sicily (Occhipinti) and Portugal (Anselmo Mendes Muros Antigos Alvarinho). In the kitchen, Detroit native Alex Knezevic turns out an eclectic array of wine friendly food, from scallop crudo to lamb heart tartare, as well as his signature burger with tomato jam, crispy beets and taleggio.


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