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D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar

4.7
4.7
1218 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
D'Amato's is a casual fine dining restaurant in Downtown Royal Oak serving up the community Italian cuisine for over 25 years. Our kitchen serves authentic & rustic Italian dishes, complemented by our distinguished wine list and house-crafted cocktials. Ask anyone in the neighborhood: D'Amato's (and its sister establishment next door, Goodnite Gracie), is a must-visit for anyone looking to enjoy marvelous food and drink, live entertainment and dancing in Royal Oak's vibrant entertainment district.

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2 people

10:30 pm


Booked 5 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 584-7400

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John Wingate

  • Catering

    From coordinating to catering, we do it all - onsite as well as offsite!

  • Private party facilities

    Let us make your party historic at D'Amato's & Goodnite Gracie. Impress your guests in downtown Royal Oak's Washington Square Building, built in 1927 in the romantic Art Deco style. From an intimate group of 20 to a gathering of 300, we'll make it a time to remember!

  • Private party contact

    April Davis: (248) 584-7400

  • Area

    Royal Oak

  • Cross Street

    4th Street and Washington

  • Parking Details

    Metered public parking is located directly in front of the restaurant. In addition, there are 3 covered parking structures located within a block.

  • Public Transit

    Both the Bus station and the Amtrak train stops are within 1 short block of the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Brunch: Sun 10am-3pm / $4 Mimosas / Live Old Time Jazz Music 12noon-3pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,218 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Detroit

    Best Value

  • Detroit

    Brunch

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  1. AC

    AnthonyC

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I am beyond disappointed in D’amato’s for the treatment I both experienced and watched. I made reservations for brunch and called to make sure there was space near the live band for us. The hostess informed us that there was plenty of room. Upon arrival, my partner and I(black) were escorted to the very back of the restaurant. We asked for another table. We were told that the front tables were for “reservations”. We had reservations. Upon further inspection, we noticed that each and every black party that had a reservation, was placed in the very back of the restaurant. We eventually were offered a table but told we were limited to 60 mins as there were “some guys” who’s reservation seemed to be more important( I’ll let you guess their ethnicity). Me, a 10 year Chief Diversity Officer, took it as a learning opportunity and teachable moment. I explained to the manager that though I didn’t believe the situation to be intentional, perception is everything. And the environment was painting a picture of his establishment. He admonished me for “not understanding”’his reservation process. He further more told me not to “go down that road with him”. I simply said ok, requested my check for the 2 drinks we had, and informed them that we wouldn’t be back. Very unfortunate. I am very dissatisfied and sad. I expected more from their restaurant and more from the city of Royal Oak. If you’re Caucasian, go and enjoy. If you’re an individual of difference, find somewhere more inclusive to spend your money.

    D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini BarResponded 1 day agoAnthony, As we discussed, you simply booked your reservation the day of and wanted to sit at a premium table someone had made reservations for a week prior. We try to accommodate everyone as best as we can, but we must be fair to those that make reservations prior to others. Our reservation system pre-assigns people based on when their reservation comes in. By no means do we do it based on their ethnicity. Tony Prainito Owner Operator

  2. IW

    IlanaW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!! Wait staff is always friendly and efficient. LOVE THIS PLACE!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was incredible and took my allergies seriously, I really appreciated that she came back to talk to me about what the allergies were after speaking to the chef
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    22 years ago this was our favorite place, we had our rehearsal dinner here (upstairs 😍). Today we were back to celebrate our oldests 19th birthday. So many things are the same and we really enjoyed what's new. Our meals & service were great! We'll be back, just wish we could still walk over like the old days, lol.
  5. AE

    AEA1

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our absolute favorite place- we come for anniversaries, birthdays, or any old day of the week. Service is always impeccable, food has been mastered, and owners take pride in their business.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Took my wife here for her birthday. Food was great and the service was exceptional! They even brought out a dessert on the house. We will be coming back :)
  7. JG

    JenniferG

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Friends birthday and very good food and service. Screaming kids running around the restaurant, but not the family of the restaurant, just the parents. Pretty expensive, but good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating in here, I normally order carry-out. Very impressed with the service! I recommend this place to all of my friends.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Artemis was great. The chapters ravioli was so delicious
  10. VD

    VooduDrew

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday night out with friends. Food and drinks were top shelf and the level of service is without peer.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I went to D’Amatos before a stand up comedy show at LCA and I loved the spicy penne pasta with meatballs. Their risotto balls are also amazing every time we come!
  12. TM

    ThomasM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, to be fair, it had just opened, food was 10/10 and the overall atmosphere was great
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very good!
  15. VD

    VooduDrew

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've written several reviews about this restaurant and will share one more re last night's meal. Fish has gotten ridiculously expensive in recent times but we went with the blackened salmon on rice and asparagus and wow! Not only exceptionally delicious but priced well under $30. And the Tiramisu was to die for. Pair the food with amazing wines and beers and this remains the best restaurant in downtown Royal Oak.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Date night, food was great and staff was super friendly. Food outperformed the venue.
  17. VD

    VooduDrew

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Wouldn’t want to have spent it anywhere else.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service was the best I have experienced in a restaurant in a long time. A+. Definitely will go eat here again.
  19. CJ

    CharlieJ

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pretty standard fare. There's a signature sauce on the menu, as well a meat sauce and Alfredo, but no Bolognese or other traditional options. People at my table enjoyed the signature sauce, I found the meat sauce (which our server admitted was simply the meatballs crumbled into a tomato sauce) unremarkable. Wine selection was small and the wait staff wasn't particularly familiar with it or able to discuss the wines in detail. All in all, it was an ok choice for a casual family meal but not one I'd return to for an authentic Italian experience.
  20. Y

    Yolanda

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service. This is now one of my favorite spots!
  21. C

    Chas

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The reservation was ready right on time. Christine was our server and greeted us with a friendly smile and was very helpful to my wife on the menu selection. The spaghetti was great and went very well with the Chianti.
  22. j

    jenniferp

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were perfect and service was outstanding
  23. S

    Stacey

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. We really liked the meatballs and zucchini noodle dish and finished off the dinner with a perfect tiramisu. Martinis were greet too! We will definitely go back.
  24. VD

    VooduDrew

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The single most important component to being a really good restaurant is consistency. Full stop. It is of no value to eat at a wonderful restaurant and find you're doing a coin flip hoping the food will be on par while you're there. Royal Oak has plenty of those. D'Amatos is always very good and often times excellent. The staff from the front to the bar to the back are A+. Management is stellar. You just can't ask for more from a dining experience.
  25. JS

    JerryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good Italian
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch as always. Always start with the cinnamon donuts. We appreciated the live soft Jazz in the background. Creates a relaxing Sunday brunch experience.
  27. C

    Chas

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Sat next to open window and enjoyed fresh breeze, street life, and good wine and food.
  28. F

    Foodie03

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was very good and the portion sizes were great for the price. We especially enjoyed the truffle fries! Hot and delicious.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had brunch and it was great!
  30. TM

    TracyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, great vibe, wonderful food/drinks.
  31. DK

    DeniseK

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They never disappoint!
  32. a

    alomb

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was excited to easily obtain a Friday night reservation. Emily our waitress was amazing and quick to notice what we needed. Prices very reasonable for Royal Oak. Drinks very tasty. The hostess was brand new -it was her first day. She was witty and made us feel welcome. Highly recommend.
  33. TJ

    TomJ

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed whenever we go to D'Amatos and we have been there many times.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food, from the appetizers to dessert. Great meal all around.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Only criticism was the calamari was too salty.
  36. VD

    VooduDrew

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, exquisitely prepared food, excellent wine, amazing staff. At this stage in the game there isn’t a better restaurant in downtown Royal Oak!
  37. PP

    PatrickP

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were promptly seated at our reservation time and were given a seat next to the open windows which made it a great view and gave you a feel of sitting on a patio. Excellent martinis to start and food was delicious. Definitely will be going back again.
  38. E

    Elise

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Catching up with good food drinks. Great time.
  39. MS

    MollyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has amazing food and high quality service. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family anytime.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    As soon as I walked in the African American guy ignored me for the first 30 seconds then after he sat me and my date down he told us we have an hour and a half to be there and the next reservation will be served here. Which I though was especially strange since the next two guest that got seated next to us did not get the same statement once seated as we did. Then during the end of our brunch he came back over to state the next reservation will be seated here as if we were getting kicked out. We have only been there for an hour at this point. Very unprofessional and will never come here again! This was the WORST service I ever received!

FAQs

D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 584-7400.

D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1218 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 pm


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar

222 S. Sherman, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    4th Street and Washington

  • Area

    Royal Oak

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Metered public parking is located directly in front of the restaurant. In addition, there are 3 covered parking structures located within a block.

  • Public Transit

    Both the Bus station and the Amtrak train stops are within 1 short block of the restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    John Wingate

  • Entertainment

    Brunch: Sun 10am-3pm / $4 Mimosas / Live Old Time Jazz Music 12noon-3pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 584-7400

  • Catering

    From coordinating to catering, we do it all - onsite as well as offsite!

  • Private party facilities

    Let us make your party historic at D'Amato's & Goodnite Gracie. Impress your guests in downtown Royal Oak's Washington Square Building, built in 1927 in the romantic Art Deco style. From an intimate group of 20 to a gathering of 300, we'll make it a time to remember!

  • Private party contact

    April Davis: (248) 584-7400

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