(WXYZ) — The countdown to Valentine’s Day is on!
And we're cranking up the flavor and the romance in our Thursday’s Top!
In addition to flowers and candy, another tradition is the Valentine's Day dinner. And if you want to wow the loved ones in your life, we have you covered. We’re running down some of the best restaurants in metro Detroit, according to our 7 Action News viewers.
#7 MR. PAUL’S CHOP HOUSE (Roseville)
Number 7 is Mr. Paul's Chop House in Roseville. They've been a go-to spot for special occasions for more than 50 years with their top notch steak and seafood. Want to set the mood this Valentine’s Day? Mr. Paul's Chop House has live music every Tuesday through Saturday.
#6 THE WHITNEY (Midtown Detroit)
Number 6 gives us a little bit of history. It's the Whitney in Midtown Detroit. It's a beautiful mansion that has been wowing folks since it was first built in 1894.
And while some people believe the Whitney is haunted, the only ghost you’re sure to see is the Ghost Bar on the top floor. They offer some of the best cocktails in metro Detroit.
#5 LUCIANO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT (Clinton Twp)
Fifth in our online viewer poll is Luciano's Italian Restaurant in Clinton Township. Here you'll find the flavors of both Northern and Southern Italy using secret family recipes, crafted by the restaurant's namesake Luciano and his family.
#4 CAFE CORTINA - FARMINGTON HILLS
Cafe Cortina in Farmington Hills is fourth on our list. Cafe Cortina promises to give you a bit of the Italian countryside right here in metro Detroit. The food is described as rustic Italian. Fans call the decor stylish and the atmosphere romantic. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
#3 IRIDESCENCE - DETROIT
No need to gamble on your special dinner. Motor City Casino's Iridescence comes in at #3. In addition to the great food, Iridescence is also known for it's panoramic view of the Detroit skyline.
#2 THE CHARLEVOIX - GROSSE POINTE PARK
If you're looking for a more casual feel, somewhere between a bar and a restaurant, try the Charlevoix in Grosse Pointe Park. The food here is approachable – think snacks, wings, tacos and po' boys, but elevated. And the cocktails are not to be missed.
#1 OTTAVA VIA - DETROIT
And the top spot goes to Corktown’s Ottava Via. Set in the a former Dime Savings Bank, fans say you can bank on the cozy and inviting atmosphere and the homemade Italian dishes. The old world feel will add to the romance.