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Lumen Detroit

Lumen Detroit outdoor dining area and entrance signage.

Lumen is definitely a pillar of modern elegance in Downtown Detroit! The first thing that catches your eye is the stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. The natural light pours in, casting an elegant glow throughout the dining area. It’s a breathtaking sight that sets the tone for the rest of your dining experience. 


The space is designed with modern touches that are sleek without feeling cold or sterile. The vibe is lively and upbeat but isn’t too loud. Having to shout across the dinner table is one of my least favorite aspects of dining in some places.


Lumen has unique heated chalets lining the periphery of the building. I haven’t dined in one yet, but it’s on my bucket list. These cozy little chalets offer a private dining experience that’s perfect for a romantic date or a small group. They’re a great way to elevate your dining experience and get some great Instagram pics.

Close up shot of a cocktail from Lumen Detroit.
Lumen Detroit entrance signage.

Lumen shows mastery in their cocktail menu as well. The cocktail list is expertly crafted with something for every palate. From classic favorites like the Detroit Sour to more adventurous creations like the Hex on The Beach the cocktail menu is impressive. But if cocktails aren’t your thing, don’t worry. Lumen has an extensive wine list that’s sure to satisfy even the most discerning oenophile.

Lumen Detroit chicken wings with dill ranch.

Lumen’s food menu is a perfect fusion of classic and modern flavors. I’m impressed with how they were able to tie both fares together. The Everything excited to try them when I previewed that menu at home. The wings are crispy and flavorful, drenched in a tangy dill ranch. The cheese celery salad that accompanies it is an unexpected twist that adds a fresh burst of flavor and crunch to the dish.


The Honey Bourbon Salmon is a recent (I think) addition to the menu. On past trips to Lumen, I ordered a different salmon dish and was bummed it disappeared, but this new addition is equally as tender and flavorful. The salmon was perfectly cooked and glazed with a sweet and tangy honey bourbon sauce that’s simply irresistible. The wild rice pilaf is a perfect complement that added a vibrant flavor.


Lumen is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an elevated dining experience in downtown Detroit. The combination of stunning design, expertly crafted cocktails, and delicious food make it a true pillar of modern elegance.

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Casey Kolp

Cheers! I’m Casey! Get ready for a blog full of wanderlust, culinary adventures, and unfiltered opinions – where I spill the tea (and the wine) on all things food, lifestyle, and travel!

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