Although smaller portions may not fill you up right away, they eventually add up, similar to steps that lead to the top of a gigantic Rocky Balboa terrorizing the countryside. Knock out your hunger with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of eclectic tapas and drinks at Small Plates Detroit, located downtown near Grand Circus Park.
Inside Small Plates’ villa of victuals, visitors discover appetite-sating secrets on a menu full of tapas, pizzas, and sandwiches. After observing the amber-colored walls and hardwood floors that lightly complement the browns and reds of the chairs and high-backed booths, unfold a miniature trampoline to bounce into a pile of veggie spring rolls served with hoisin, spicy mustard, and plum sauces ($8). Then snag a Broadway baguette with Boursin cheese and Roma tomatoes ($8), feed yourself a plate of baby-back barbecue ribs with hand-cut fries ($15), or indulge in an 8-inch, thin-crust Italian-sausage pizza fired in a brick oven with gorgonzola cheese and caramelized onions ($10). Once your stomach has gotten used to its new guests, sweeten your palate with the signature chocolate-chunk cookie sandwich ($7) or with alternating nibbles of house-made cheesecake ($7) or crème brûlée ($6).
Thanks to an extensive drink menu, guests can swig glasses of Maso Canali pinot grigio ($9) or Santa Digna merlot ($9), quaff drafts of Hoegaarden ($5) and Heineken ($4), and build tall towers with empty cucumber-gin-fizz ($8) glasses. Drop all your plans to roll to Paris in an office chair, and take a bite out of the restaurant that has won enough recognition to make scrolling down its website a chore.
1521 Broadway St.
Detroit, Michigan 48226Get Directions