La Dulce Makes Move To Downtown Detroit

A once-quaint restaurant on Main Street in Royal Oak is now a riverfront oasis in downtown Detroit. The Spanish tapas spot La Dulce moved less than a month ago, and a lot has changed. It took over a much larger space inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel and will be responsible for the hotel's breakfast buffet as well as room service.

The space was built out in a mere two weeks, and it boasts a similar look and feel to the original space but with a bit more edge. A neon pink "Soup of the Day... Sangria" sign lights up above the bar, fitting the newly adopted neighborhood.

In the kitchen, the restaurant stays true to its roots by serving up imaginative Spanish tapas like black squid ink calamari plated in a repurposed sardine can, dulce de leche cake with a cotton candy topper, and tableside-carved jamón ibérico. Patrons can enjoy house-made sangria (that special soup of the day) or a variety of boundary-pushing cocktails while sitting on the patio overlooking the city.

What you're ordering: a gin with homemade tonic, bao buns, and churros with all three dipping sauces.