Discover Our Story

2007 to Today… and still getting better.

On December 7th, 2007, Lindsay Palizzi, with the help of her husband, Nick, opened the restaurant she had been dreaming of for nearly ten years. They drew upon the expertise that she had gained through her years of work as a CPA with Nick’s knowledge and understanding of restaurant design from his years as a commercial architect to create an environment quite different than any other restaurant in Michigan.  With assistance from many friends, family, and excellent staff, they created Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille on the simple premise of providing great food, quality refreshments, and a stunning atmosphere… all at a reasonable price.


These original owners are still involved in the day-to-day operation of the restaurant but have added an excellent management and culinary team that believe in these these original principles.  With their help, Downtown Main now has an award-winning entree and tapas menu and have combined it with more unique martinis, a world class wine list, an extensive list of beer from around the world, and over 200 different types of liquor to provide the most unique and exciting dining experience available in Livingston County. Thanks to these things and the wonderful support of staff and the Brighton community, Downtown Main has had the honor of being named Best Tapas Restaurant and Best Martini Bar by WDIV’s Click on Detroit Best Of Contest as well as Best Trendy Bar in the Detroit A List Contest.

Meet Our Team


Jennifer Pellegrini

General Manager


Lonai Nations

Bar Manager


Joe Schaffer

Executive Chef