Vertical Detroit opened its doors in 2015 under the expertise of James Lutfy and Remy Lutfy. Their combined fifty-five years of wine knowledge obtained after owning the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, studying wines across the globe and simply having an absolute passion for it, gave Vertical Detroit the title of Downtown Detroit’s first high-end, wine-centric restaurant. Vertical Detroit serves as a wine focused restaurant / retail space in the historic Paradise Valley district of Downtown Detroit. The space gives patrons a luxurious, yet comfortable atmosphere to enjoy an extensive selection of quality wine, beer and liquor, paired with Executive Chef, Matt Barnes’ inventive cuisine. Detroit has something for everyone; whether you’re downtown for a casual drink, date night, catching up with friends, or stopping in after enjoying a show.

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  • 03.03.2020

    Detroit Hustle: The Best Bars and Restaurants in Motor City

    Vertical Detroit was featured in the Wine Enthusiast recent article ” Detroit Hustle: The Best Bars and Restaurants in Motor City”. Read the full article here!


  • 03.03.2020

    13 Restaurant Wine Lists Celebrating California Cabernet

    Check our this great article by Wine Spectator. Vertical Detroit is featured as one Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards featuring standout selections of California’s renowned red wine! Read the article here!


  • 26.10.2018

    Cabernet Grapes from Matthiasson Vineyards

    We are delighted to share an unusual opportunity. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Matthiasson Wines, in the Oak Knoll area of the Napa Valley, have been air-shipped to us and we will offer them as a bonus to guests who enjoy any of the winery’s current…


  • 04.10.2018

    Wine Wednesday on Fox 2

    Remy was a guest on Wine Wednesday on Fox 2 in the days leading up to the Wine & Food Experience. Take a listen: https://www.fox2detroit.com/good-day/wine-wednesday-detroit-wine-food-experience-this-weekend


  • 04.10.2018

    Detroit Free Press Wine & Food Experience

    The Detroit Free Press stopped by our table at the Detroit Free Press Wine & Food Experience and reported on our offering: “…An attendee favorite was the grape appetizer created by the team at wine bar Vertical Detroit. The delectable item was rolled in Brie and pistachio and was so…


  • 04.10.2018

    Cabernet Grapes from Ehler Estate Available Now!

    We are delighted to share an unusual opportunity. Cabernet grapes from Ehlers Estate in the Napa Valley have been air-shipped to us and we will offer them as a bonus to our vertical of wines from this biodynamically farmed estate vineyard winery in St. Helena—beginning…


  • 24.09.2018

    Vertical Detroit on Slow Living Radio

    Remy and James were guests on Slow Living Radio on September 16. Tune in: https://slowlivingradio.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-17-2018-vertical-detroit-chef.html or https://crntalk.com/podcast/slr/2018/slr-09-17-2018.mp3


  • 01.12.2016

    Detroit News – Home cooking with chef Alex Knezevic

    Check out the article on our own chef Alex Knezevic and his recommendations for some great holiday meals. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/life/food/2016/11/16/home-cooking-chef-alex-knezevic/93982822/


  • 23.09.2016

    Detroit Free Press – Top 10 Takeover 2016 comes to an end at Vertical Detroit

    Detroit Free Press – Top 10 Takeover 2016 comes to an end at Vertical Detroit Click to read the article! https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/dining/toptentakeover/2016/09/22/top-10-takeover-2016-comes-end-vertical-detroit/90780624/


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Vertical Detroit and it’s beautiful space is available for special events!
For a additional details & event inquiries please contact us at (313)732-WINE or info@verticaldetroit.com.
View our special events brochure.


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Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Please call for reservations 313-732-WINE or click on the reservation tab in the menu.

P: 313-732-WINE
E: info@verticaldetroit.com

1538 Centre Street
Detroit, MI 48226


Sunday – Tuesday: Closed
Wed. & Thurs: 5PM – 10PM
Friday & Sat.: 5PM – 11PM
Happy Hour: Wed. – Friday: 5pm – 6:30pm

Retail Hours

Sunday – Tuesday: By Appt.
Wed. & Thurs.: 5PM – 10pm
Friday & Sat.: 5PM – 11pm

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For Media Inquiries please contact Julie Ann Kodmur
at corking@julieannkodmur.com or call 707.963.9632



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Parking available on Centre Street, as well as Opera House Parking Garage located directly across from Vertical Detroit.


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