Olin Bar & Kitchen
The gist: Owner Holly McClain, who grew up Downriver, has worked at hot spots in Chicago and Las Vegas and worked side by side with husband and partner chef Shawn McClain in opening Highlands at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit a couple of years ago. While in Chicago, she had the idea to open an American brasserie back home. That dream came to fruition last year, in the middle of a pandemic no less.
The food: The menu is influenced by Mediterranean and Spanish flavors with dishes like potatoes and artichokes bravas, charred octopus, and an assortment of paellas. Brunch follows the same vein, with fried paella rice, shakshuka, and crispy potato bravas.
The cost: Brunch ranges from $4 for bites and goes up to $17 for plates. For dinner, expect to drop anywhere from $12 for cheese to upwards of $56 for arroz negro paella.