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Welcome To COLORS Restaurant - Detroit
Lunch Hours:
11am - 3pm ( Tues - Fri)
Detroit's favorite
"Hidden Downtown Eatery"!
Ph: 313-496-1212
311 E Grand River Ave, Detroit MI 48226
Dinner Hours:
5pm - 10pm ( Thurs - Sat)

COLORS Restaurant - Detroit is a fully-functioning, revenue
generating restaurant that specializes in "farm to table" cuisine and
operates the Colors Hospitality Opportunities for Workers Institute
(CHOW Institute) - a non-profit front of the house training center for
low to moderate income Detroit area residents.

Colors Detroit is managed by Restaurant Opportunities Center of
Michigan (ROC Michigan) - which is an affiliate of Restaurant
Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), a 501(C) 3 federally tax
exempt organization.

Since opening in 2012, Colors Detroit has trained nearly 300 Detroit
area residents for entry level front of the house positions (e.g.
servers, bar backs, food runners) and placed nearly 70% of those
trainees in local restaurants (including Colors) within 90 days.

Book your reservations here!
Experience our Highly Touted COLORS Cuisine!
People come in HUNGRY and leave having had a sensational eating experience!
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Fresh Ingredients

We use the Freshest Ingredients available which are grown RIGHT HERE in Michigan! Come Taste the Difference!
Comfort or Custom Food?

You can partake of our existing Culinary Offerings or Call Ahead and have the CHEF prepare something specific to your needs.
*Online Reservations

Our Brand New Online Reservationssystem is now up! We're working hard to make visiting us a lot easier for customers.
Let Us Cater to Your Needs

We are available to Cater in-house or On-Site for your next Business Luncheon or Private Affair.
Faster Service Times

We train Service Industry Professionals year round and we are grooming them for Peak Performance.
Increased Service Quality

Quality Service is a prerequisite for our Service Professionals in training. We are striving to be the Very Best!
Check Out the Latest News...
Chef's Special
Chef Alex Amdemichael
He's at it again with a new creation

It is a Black Angus burger surf and turf w/ lemon caper sriracha aioli for only $12
Mark Your Calendars

Saturday, May 13, 2017 Pre-Mother's Day Event

We’re celebrating the Return of our neighbors The Detroit Tigers this weekend at COLORS!

Stop in and take part in our Indoor Tailgate Party featuring our Brand New “Tiger Paw” Gourmet Burger! We’ll also have a Special Tigers Menu full of tailgating favorites!

Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for details on this Seasonal Offering and what comes on it! We also have a surprise to announce this week… Keep Watching!
We Resolved Your Parking Concerns

You spoke, and we listened to your concerns about parking! We did the research so that you can have advanced parking info at your fingertips.

For Metered Parking slots available along our Centre Street Entrance, the PARK DETROIT App will help to make Curbside Parking convenient. Visit: www.ParkDetroit.us for more info.

Need more than 2 Hours of Parking? To find the cheapest Lots... Visit www.BestParking.com and Download the BEST PARKING App. Parking around COLORS usually ranges from $5 - $10*.

*Sporting & Concert Events cause Higher parking rates.

COLORS Training

CO-OP Academy

Way to Go Co-Op Teams! Our 2016 COLORS Co-Op Academy Class is preparing to launch Five (5) New Co-Op ventures in 2017.
Are you interested in starting a worker-owned cooperative business venture
? COLORS will begin outreach and recruitment for the 2017 COLORS Co-Op Academy VERY SOON... Stay Tuned!

Ops to Props Course

Congratulations to the 2016 Graduating Class of the RAISE Ops to Props Course! Owners and/or managers of eighteen (18) Detroit-based restaurants/beverage outlets completed an eight-week intensive operations course in our FIRST ever cycle.
Share a Review

When you come in to experience COLORS, feel free to write a review and post it on Yelp! Yelp is one of our favorite sites to peruse for insights on how our customers feel about us. Check out what some people are saying about us on Yelp
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If you check with the Top and Bottom of this site you can locate our Facebook and Twitter pages... But if you want to pitch in on helping us grow... then get on the list to stay updated on events and promotions.
"Loved the veggie snacker. The sweet potato fries and onion rings were great too. Really neat concept. It's clear that the servers are in training but it's so important that they have this real-world experience. Keep up the good work!"
Claire L.
Lansing, MI.
"The food was amazing. We started off with with Moroccan spiced meatballs, amazing! Then we had the sweet potato wontons, also amazing. And then the burger, let me tell you about that, it was cooked to perfection. Perfectly juicy! The beef is grass fed and all ingredients are local in Detroit."
Anthony C.
Madison Heights, MI.
"I don't get to make it back to Detroit often so when I do I like to find good local places to curb my appetite. I stopped by Colors on my last visit and I'm glad I found it! My Chicken Shawarma Wrap was great! I got the seasonal vegetables as a side and they had the perfect amount of garlic on them."
Kelso H.
Detroit, MI
"The food is really really really good. The salads have more than just iceberg and romaine (one of my pet peeves of Detroit area restaurants). They have great photos of local gardening in Detroit."
Tricia H.
Detroit, MI.
"Went here for the lunch the other day and had a great time. The sweet potato fries were tempura-style, fried and oh-so-delicious. I'm sure whatever healthy aspect they had was probably null and void after the frying process, but it was worth it! The turkey burger is intense - a little meat heavy for my taste - but my dining companion is a HUGE fan and swears by this dish."
Karey Q.
Downtown Detroit, MI.
"I've really enjoyed Colors both times I had lunch there. I recommend it to everyone. The concept is great and I've never been disappointed by the good. Great vegetarian options!"
Brittany Z.
Detroit, MI.
"I just created a yelp account to write a review for Colors. I just finished my meal - the chicken shawarma and sweet potato fries. It was absolutely delicious. The batter on the sweet potato fries was so yummy. The chicken was seasoned and marinated to perfection."
Natalie H.
Kalamazoo, MI.
"I was worried about this place. You get the hard sell on do-gooding (living wages and skill building opportunities for locals) in everything I read about here. You also get fed the info about locally and ethically sourced, organic, yadda yadda yadda. Sometimes you eat at one of these type joints and the taste is just meh. Not here. This is a place that will not only make you feel good about the concept but also great about the product."
Liz W.
Belleville, MI.