Three year-end honors from Eater Detroit reflect "the growth in Detroit's casual dining scene," editor Brenna Houck posts.
Saffron De Twah, a small neighborhood spot on the east side, stars as restaurant of the year. Also saluted are Magnet for best design and Warda Patisserie as most notable bakery.
Here's part of what Houck writes about the restaurant winner, which opened eight months ago on Gratiot Avenue in the McDougall Hunt area:
There’s something truly special about eating at Saffron De Twah, . . . anb American halal restaurant with Moroccan-influenced cuisine. . . .
The modest restaurant features a walk-up counter where customers can choose from a variety of dishes, from succulent lamb tagine to vegan cauliflower shawarma batbout served in light, flavorful pockets of pita bread. . . . But it's the service here that really makes Saffron De Twah shine. Stepping into this restaurant, customers feel warm and welcome from the moment they enter the door. This spot is one to watch.
Saffron De Twah, 7636 Gratiot Ave., opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closing hours are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Read about its chef-owner, Omar Anani, and Eater's other two honorees at the link below.