The Detroit Free Press announced today that Ladder 4 Wine Bar is the 2023 restaurant of the year.
Located in the Chadsey Condon neighborhood in Southwest Detroit, Ladder 4’s owners want you to know that they’re not a restaurant. Freep restaurant and dining critic Lyndsay C. Green tells me despite Ladder 4’s insistence that they’re a wine bar, the food they serve is excellent.
“I’ve had the best meals of the year at Ladder 4 consistently,” says Green. “What we know as a wine bar here in Detroit really is just sort of a place where you can get some snacks, maybe some Tapas. But abroad, a wine bar is a place where you can have a serious meal — and that’s what they’re doing at Ladder 4. So whether they want to call it a restaurant or not, I think they have to be recognized for this because what they’re doing is phenomenal.”
Listen: Detroit Free Press names Ladder 4 Wine Bar 2023 restaurant of the year
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