Detroit High End Restaurant Menus
The selected ten high-end restaurants in Detroit, MI are Grey Ghost Detroit, The Peterboro, Standby, Sister Pie, Pie-Sci, Selden Standard, Chartreuse Kitchen and Cocktails, El Asador Steakhouse, Wright & Company, and Rock City Eatery.
Most of the restaurants have simple text menus, while others have PDF menus. None were found to have high touch visual menus on their websites.
The requested details about the menus of the selected restaurants have been added to rows 38-47 of this spreadsheet with further information listed below.
Methodology and Findings
To identify ten high-end restaurants in Detroit, I used this list of the best restaurants from Thrillist. I visited individual restaurant websites from the list to gather information about their menus. Below is the list of these restaurants and their respective menu information.
Please note that I had to leave out the first entry on the list, Mabel Gray, as it is located in Hazel Park, MI rather than Detroit. All the restaurants listed below are located in Detroit.
1. GREY GHOST DETROIT
Grey Ghost Detroit has a simple text menu with separate sections for Dinner and Brunch.
2. THE PETERBORO
The Peterboro offers American Chinese food. They have two major sections in their menu, i.e. Food and Drinks. The major sections have sub-sections but the menus are formatted as simple written text, nothing fancy.
Standby has a main menu, which can be used to navigate to Cocktails, Kitchen, and Pop Up (the Pop Up section does not link to a valid webpage though). When you go to Cocktails or Kitchen, you find a simple text menu — the text is actually an image, i.e. the text cannot be selected — with food (or cocktail) pictures scrolling at the bottom of the page. You can also scroll through the pictures manually.
4. SISTER PIE
Sister Pie has also has a simple text menu, however, the text is actually an image, i.e. the text cannot be selected.
Pie-Sci is a pizza restaurant with a simple text menu having four sections: Basics, Complex, Graduate, and BYO (Build Your Own) Pie.
6. SELDEN STANDARD
Selden Standard has three separate PDF menus for dinner, lunch, and brunch. They also have a separate PDF menu for drinks.
7. CHARTREUSE KITCHEN AND COCKTAILS
Their menu changes daily and they only publish sample menus that may not represent their actual menus when a customer visits them. The sample menus, for lunch and dinner, open up as separate webpages and can be downloaded as PDFs.
8. EL ASADOR STEAKHOUSE
They have a simple text menu with separate sections for lunch, appetizers, soups & salads, and dinner.
9. WRIGHT & COMPANY
They have separate simple text menus for food and drinks, which can be downloaded as PDFs as well.
10. ROCK CITY EATERY
They have separate menus for dinner and drinks, which can be opened up as full-screen images. Both menus have two pages, which can be seen by scrolling left or right in the full-screen mode.
As you were interested in high touch visual menus, I screened through the menus of the rest of the restaurants on the list in hope of finding one, however, none feature a high touch visual menu — or even a style similar to the example you provided — on their website.
Most of the selected high-end restaurants in Detroit, MI have simple text menus, while some have PDF menus, but none of them feature a high touch visual menu on their websites.