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Detroit's Most Anticipated New Restaurants and Bars, Fall 2015

A roundup of Detroit's coming attractions.

Brenna Houck
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.

It's been quite the year for Detroit openings, from Sister Pie to Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails in Midtown and Townhouse Detroit. While there's been a bit of a lull in late-August, it's going to make for a very hot fall lineup, with 11 notable restaurants and bars slated to debut between now and the end of the year. Without further adieu, here's an update on the new projects rounding rounding-off 2015.

Cass Corridor

The Peterboro


Location: 420 Peterboro Street

Major Players: Chuck Inchaustegui, Marc Djozlija, Dave Kwiatkowski, John Campau

The Situation: Have you spotted the red dragon? This under-construction asian-fusion restaurant's emblem is popping up all over town and building a buzz. Located just around the corner from another anticipated opening 8 Degrees Plato and a new tattoo parlor, diners can expect cocktails, microbrews, and a full dose of steampunk decor from The Peterboro.

Projected Opening: Late October/Early November

[Photo: Brenna Houck]

8 Degrees Plato Detroit


Location: 3409 Cass Avenue

Major Players: Brigid Beaubien and Tim Costello

The Situation: After several years of searching Detroit for the right location (and a quick detour to Ferndale) Brigid Beaubien and Tim Costello are finally opening their celebrated bottle shop in Detroit. Although booze stores don't usually make this list, the Plato team has taken their second shop a step further by offering a bar with seating and growler fills. Find fresh craft beers only at this imminent opening and special brews on tap from Right Brain and Greenbush.

Projected Opening: Late August/Very Early September)

[Photo: Brenna Houck]


The Huron Room


Location: 2547 Bagley Street

Major Players: Jacques Driscoll and Les Molnar

The Situation: The team behind Johnny Noodle King and Green Dot Stables are ready to take on a new project in Mexicantown. Located next to Our/Detroit, The Huron Room will offer Michigan comfort food and booze with a heavy does of fish and chips.

Projected Opening: Late September/Early October

[Photo: Brenna Houck]

La Noria


Location: 5517 Michigan Avenue

Major Players: Norberto Garita and Bertin Garita

The Situation: Chef Norberto Garita is known for his Mexican-Italian restaurant El Barzon, but the owner has plans to open a casual eatery right next door. La Noria, which means "water wheel," will offer wood-fired oven pizzas, tacos, tortas, and more in a converted Coney island. Garita has plans for a full bar and a patio. Construction on the interior is nearly complete with the exception of the kitchen. Patio work is expected to begin very soon.

Projected Opening: November/December

[Photo: Brenna Houck]


Standby & The Skip


Location: 1301 Broadway Street

Major Players: Brendon Edwards, Joe Robinson, David Goldman, Anthony Curis

The Situation: Next month chef-bartender duo Brendon Edwards and Joe Robinson will once again have a home. The pair plan to open not one but two concepts in the Belt Alley — a casual, three-season outdoor bar called The Skip and a slightly more upscale restaurant/bar concept, Standby. Edwards and Robinson are working together on menu development, fusing chef and bar techniques to design dishes like Campari Cockles.

Projected Opening: Mid-to-late September October, The Skip will follow in 2016 according to DBusiness

[Photo: Brenna Houck]

Dilla's Delights


Location: 242 John R Street

Major Players: Herman Hayes, Mike Vanover

The Situation: The late hip hop artist J Dilla is the inspiration for this Detroit doughnut business. Herman Hayes (aka Uncle Herm) has developed a strong following with wholesale doughnuts and plans to go brick-and-mortar in The Ashley Building this fall. Expect decor inspired by Hayes' nephew, limited seating, coffee, and plenty of delicious, organic doughnuts.

Projected Opening: Late Fall

[Photo: Brenna Houck]

Dessert Oasis Coffee


Location: 1214 Griswold Street

Major Players: Nathan Hamood

The Situation: More coffee is coming to fast-developing Capitol Park. Rochester's Dessert Oasis plans to bring house-made baked good and sweets as well as "craft coffee" to a 2,500-square-foot space beside Detroit Bikes.

Projected Opening: Late September/Early October

[Photo: Brenna Houck]

Vertical Detroit


Location: 1538 Centre Street

Major Players: Jim and Remy Lutfy

The Situation: September may be the summer of wine shops thanks to concepts like Vertical Detroit and bottle shop House of Pure Vin. Vertical earns a spot on this list for its added restaurant and bar. The plans call for small plates and a slick design with chandeliers, raw steel, and salvaged pine tables.

Projected Opening: Mid-to-late September Mid-October

[Photo: Brenna Houck]

New Center

Bucharest Grill


Location: 112 Piquette Street

Major Players: Bogdan Tarasov

The Situation: Detroit's beloved Bucharest Grill will soon offer a third location near New Center. Filling in the former Dave's Drive-In space, fans can expect the same classic carryout chicken shawarma.

Projected Opening: Late September/Early October

[Photo: Brenna Houck]

Eastern Market

La Rondinella


Location: 2453 Russell Street

Major Players: Dave Mancini

The Situation: Poor Dave Mancini. The Supino's owner is constantly plagued by the question "When is La Rondinella going to open." In short, the answer is he's not sure. The restaurant has made some progress over the last few months including adding signage and awnings, but we're told there are still a few wild card items on the list that could result in more delays. Cross your fingers this long-anticipated Italian eatery comes to fruition by the end of the year.

Projected Opening: Mid-to-late Fall (maybe)

[Photo: Brenna Houck]




Location: 2520 Michigan Avenue

Major Players: Brad Greenhill, Courtney Henriette, Philip Kafka

The Situation: Food truck turned Ann Arbor pop-up restaurant turned full-fledged Corktown restaurant Katoi has had a few setbacks this summer including having to fix the roof twice. Chef Brad Greenhill confirms that, while the exterior looks untouched, the interior is coming along with plumbing and HVAC complete. Booth seating has also been manufactured off-site. Partner Courtney Henriette adds the Thai-inspired eatery recently made some major hires, bringing on Cameron Rolka as Chef de Cuisine as well as Jordan Balduf and Mike Conrad as Sous Chefs.

Projected Opening: Late October/November

[Photo: Brenna Houck]

Other Coming Attractions

Detroit Tracking: Fourth Pho Lucky, Beyond JuiceBelle Isle PizzaSweet Lorraine's, Unnamed Corktown Pizzeria Project, Pie-Sci, Detroit Marshmallow Co.Pie-SciGuns + Butter, KuroCoffee and _____Social SushiUnnamed Projects Ye Old Butcher ShoppeUnnamed Biegas Gallery Building ProjectPossible Michigan Building ProjectWindmill Point BrewingChene Street GrocersGranite City Food & BreweryWurlitzer BarOpus One Building Restaurant or BreweryAretha Franklin ProjectHouse of Pure VinGuardian Building Restaurant SpaceDetroit ShipYardBrewster Wheeler Rec Center Restaurant, Grand Cirque BrasserieGeiger Eat ShopGabriel HallKate Williams' Lady of the HouseRussell Street Deli owners' Corktown Project

Hazel Park Tracking: Mabel Gray, Cellarmen's

Ferndale Tracking: Greenspace CafeBlack Owl Commune (Under New Name), Neighborhood Brewing Co.

Royal Oak Tracking: Golden ConeLa DulceNew Project by Bistro 82 OwnerDiamond Jim Brady's

Dearborn Tracking: Downey Brewing Company

Clawson Tracking: Woodpile BBQ Shack

Birmingham Tracking: Reboot of Forest GrillLa Strada Dolci e Caffe

Grosse Pointe Park Tracking: Bootlegger's Pig & Whiskey

Ann Arbor Tracking: eve the restaurantDiamond Jim Brady'sNew Concept by Mani Osteria Owner

UPDATES: As most people who follow restaurants know, opening dates are moving targets. A few dates have been updated in-text within the last 24 hours including Vertical Detroit, Standby, and The Skip.


180 Pierce Street, , MI 48009 (248) 792-5241 Visit Website

Bistro 82

401 South Lafayette Avenue, , MI 48067 (248) 542-0082 Visit Website

Michigan Building

220 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 962-3171


670 Lothrop Street, , MI 48202 (313) 872-5110 Visit Website

Pho Lucky

23838 Joy Road, , MI 48239 (313) 532-2333 Visit Website


24310 John R Road, , MI 48030 (586) 413-4206 Visit Website

Vertical Detroit

1538 Centre Street, Detroit, MI

Dilla's Delights

242 John R Street, , MI 48226 (313) 346-3771 Visit Website

Bucharest Grill

2684 East Jefferson Avenue, , MI 48207 (313) 965-3111 Visit Website

Chene Street Grocers

5200 Chene Street, Detroit, MI 48211 Visit Website

The Peterboro

420 Peterboro Street, , MI 48201 (313) 833-1111 Visit Website

Geiger Eat Shop

8044 Kercheval Avenue , Detroit, MI 48214 Visit Website

eve the restaurant

Bell Tower Hotel, Ann Arbor, Michigan Visit Website

La Dulce

2 Washington Blvd, Detr, MI 48226

Detroit Marshmallow Co.

17215 Mack Avenue, Detroit, MI 48224


2520 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 (313) 855-2864 Visit Website


1433 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 638-2501 Visit Website

Belle Isle Pizza

7869 East Jefferson Avenue, , MI 48214 (313) 331-1222 Visit Website

Gabriel Hall

8002 Kercheval Ave., Detroit, MI

Eastern Market

2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207 313-833-9300


735 Forest Avenue, , MI 48009 (248) 258-9400 Visit Website

Green Dot Stables

410 South Clippert Street, , MI 48912 (517) 574-4214 Visit Website

Sister Pie

8066 Kercheval Avenue, , MI 48214 (313) 447-5550 Visit Website

8 Degrees Plato Detroit

3409 Cass Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 888-9972 Visit Website

The Huron Room

2547 Bagley Street, Detroit, MI Visit Website

La Rondinella

2453 Russell Street, Detroit, MI

Dessert Oasis Coffee

1214 Griswold Street, Detroit, MI

La Noria

5517 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI Visit Website

Golden Cone

207 W Fourth St. , Royal Oak, MI Visit Website

Woodpile BBQ Shack

East Tacoma, Clawson, MI 48017

Johnny Noodle King

2601 West Fort Street, , MI 48216 (313) 309-7946 Visit Website


1301 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226 Visit Website

Mabel Gray

23825 John R Road, , MI 48030 (248) 398-4300 Visit Website

Biegas Gallery

35 E. Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI


2545 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216 (313) 656-4610

Beyond Juice

270 W Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009 (248) 594-7078 Visit Website