3921 Second Ave., Detroit; 313-438-5055; seldenstandard.com
The much-lauded Selden Standard scored big time this year, winning Hour Detroit's 2016 restaurant of the year, and chef-owner Andy Hollyday landed a James Beard nomination for best chef in the Great Lakes region. With all that, it's no surprise our readers agreed and have named the Midtown eatery the best Wayne County has to offer. Ingredients are locally sourced, the small plates menu changes with the seasons, and the beverage program is just as respected as the food. Come summer, the outdoor patio ties the experience all together for an unforgettable affair.