D.PRIME Steakhouse

Motown’s modern steakhouse

MGM Grand Detroit’s list of enticing distractions is lengthy, but no attraction at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star property is quite as appetizing as its signature restaurant, D. PRIME Steakhouse. As the name suggests, rib-eyes and filets mignons are the central lures to the restaurant. But you’d be mistaken to limit the kitchen to merely being a great source of oak-grilled beef. Exquisite seafood and pasta dishes are also standouts here.

Even before you take your first bite, though, your eyes could get full from merely looking around the contemporary space. Fanciful light fixtures, leather banquettes and hardwood floors are smartly erected in the moody dining area. And when you get to the lounge, you won’t know whether to settle your gaze on the illuminating front bar or the billowing Old Smokey you just ordered.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • You can savor a wonderfully seared Kobe or an 18-ounce Kansas City strip, but for something over the top, opt for the 34-ounce, table-wobbling tomahawk steak.
  • If you can’t tackle the tomahawk, try the D. PRIME burger. The brioche bun is topped with meat, aged cheddar, confit bacon, a fried egg, red onion marmalade and pickles.
  • When you order a steak, the server will present a selection of different types of knives. It’s a nice customized touch.
  • The Detroit restaurant positions itself as a modern steakhouse. With that declaration comes a progressive menu filled with delicious seafood dishes (lobster tots, jumbo lumped crab cakes) that come plated perfectly for your next Instagram post.
  • Though this resort-style casino offers a host of other drinking options, D. PRIME’s bar stands out for its robust wine selection and an insistence on keeping its cocktail menu fresh with a fun, seasonal rotation. Sip the Purple Bird, a violet concoction of Grey Goose Vodka, St-Germain, lemon juice, hibiscus syrup, hibiscus flower and grapefruit juice that arrives in a whimsical avian-shaped glass.

Things to Know

  • Derek Mattison has served as D. PRIME’s executive chef since its October 2020 opening, but he’s worked his culinary magic at MGM Grand Detroit in various capacities since 2015.
  • D. PRIME is a reservations-only establishment that’s closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • If the Detroit steakhouse didn’t already feel like the ideal spot for pre-game cocktails, date night or entertaining with friends, its 21-and-over policy ensures a mature vibe for any occasion.
  • The dress code at D. PRIME Steakhouse is smart casual. Baseball caps, flip-flops and men’s tank tops are not permitted.

Getting There
1777 Third Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226
TEL313- 465-1645
D.PRIME Steakhouse
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