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Detroit’s Townhouse Restaurant Will Feature 54 Taps, Dim Sum, and a Sushi Bar

Chef Brennan Calnin of Imperial and Public House will be heading up the kitchen.

Townhouse Detroit renderings.
Townhouse Detroit renderings.
Jeremy Sasson/Mcintosh Poris
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Detroit's anticipated Townhouse restaurant will feature 54 beer taps, dim sum carts, and a sushi bar, DBusiness reports. Owner Jeremy Sasson also reveals in an interview with the magazine that executive chef Brennan Calnin, who trained under Slurping Turtle chef Takashi Yagihashi, will be heading up the downtown restaurant. Calnin most recently worked with Imperial and Public House in Ferndale.

Townhouse's menu will provide much-needed Asian-influenced cuisine in the downtown area.

About 20 percent of the menu will feature exact carryovers from the menu at Townhouse Birmingham, with the rest being new dishes. Sasson says some of the new cuisine will include "our interpretation of modern American din sum carts" that will change daily, along with a raw bar and a sushi bar.

Sasson says he has further plans to open a quick service restaurant in the First National Building by the end of the year (also the soon-to-be home of Central Kitchen + Bar), according to DBusiness. In January, the restaurateur told Eater he was looking towards Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids for further expansions of the Townhouse brand. Construction at the downtown site will begin in April. Sasson expects to see the restaurant open by mid to late June.

One Detroit Center

500 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226