For over a decade Small Plates has been providing Detroit and her visitors a dining experience unlike any other in the city. We continue to serve an unparalleled level of diverse dining adventures, while maintaining the identity of our loyal patrons and this great city.

In Greece they have Mezze. In Spain they call it Tapas. In China they have Dim Sum. Italy has Antipasti. And in America, we have Small Plates- a uniquely communal dining experience where the only thing more stimulating than the culinary collision of flavors in our signature dishes is the company of those around you. Unbound by the limitations of regional flavor or color, Small Plates offers the palette a selection of cuisine as diverse as the city itself. Small Plates is a place for friends, a place for family, a place for Detroit.

Small Plates is witnessing the rebirth of Detroit and rising alongside, featuring all new menu items, signature cocktails, as well as an enhanced décor and improved overall dining experience. Building upon our rich tradition of excellence, including awards from Wine Enthusiast (Best New Restaurants in the United States), Bon Appetit (Best of the Year), and Hour Magazine (Best of Detroit), we aim to maintain our rightful place as one of this city’s premier dining destinations.

Demonstrating excellence in untapped culinary genres and reinventing ourselves along the way, Small Plates has never lost our vision of where we’ve come from or where we’re going. Our revival is a testament to the unconquerable spirit of our community and the people who made Small Plates what it is today. So come in. Break bread with us and share in the renaissance of Detroit and look forward in anticipation of our great future.


  • This is our family's favorite restaurant. It's great every time. Get a bunch of different tapas and share them. They also have a wide variety ranging from seafood, meats, and ethnic dishes.

    Bvibert – Trip Advisor
  • Everything I've tried here has been pretty delicious: sweet potato fries, regular fries, shrimp & grits, mac & cheese, fish tacos & my husband loves the fried chicken & waffles... But my FAVORITE is the Mediterranean pizza. It's so flavorful, and the perfect crust... I recommend it to all my friends, try it!

    Ushna K. – Yelp
  • Delicious. Came here to celebrate a friends birthday. There were about 10 of us. The decor is very cool and nice soft lighting. Tried A LOT of things from the menu all were very delicious. One item really stood out to me, the seared tuna. Wow, talk about melt in our mouth! Some of the best tuna I have ever had. Absolutely cooked perfectly. I will be returning for another fabulous meal. This is a must try if you're in the area!

    Morgan A. – Yelp

Catering & Private Parties

Small Plates offers catering to your home or office. Our staff will prepare lunches and dinners for 10 – 2,000 guests. From corporate events to casual parties, Small Plates will handle all the details. Creative menus, staff, and set-ups are available.

To book your next catered event, contact a Small Plates team member at 313-963-0702 or info@smallplates.com.