These venues from metro Detroit's new restaurant class of 2010 might appear to have little in common.
Their menus range from Napa Valley chic and Midwestern bistro to upscale Lebanese and modern Italian. Some are intimate neighborhood places. Others aim for stylish sophistication. A few are big, ambitious, dining hot spots.
But beyond those stylistic differences, the venues share an obvious passion for well-prepared food and excel at creating distinctive, engaging dining experiences for their guests.
Scores of inviting new restaurants opened last year, but these, in our opinion, stand out as the best.
-- Sylvia Rector