The reasons a restaurant makes the top 10 for me are varied. Some nights we want to go a little fancier, try some new and exciting food and we will go to Selden Standard or Republic while some nights we want comfort food in a casual and comfortable setting like Cass Cafe or the Traffic Jam. Some nights we want social and busy like Hop Cat or Jolly Pumpkin. It all depends on our mood, but each and every one has proven to us to offer great food in a special setting.
Not necessarily in order (this will change over time):
Detroit Vegan Soul
Parks and Rec (breakfast)
Brooklyn Street Local
Traffic Jam and Snug