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The Most Anticipated Detroit Restaurant Openings, Winter 2016

A roundup of Detroit's coming attractions.

The Peterboro.
The Peterboro.
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.

The New Year rounded off what was perhaps the most formidable lineup of restaurant openings in Detroit to-date. In particular, fall saw the debut of some major undertakings including well-received wine bar concept Vertical DetroitMabel Gray in Hazel Park, and Standby in the Belt Alley. Dave Mancini's long-awaited Italian restaurant La Rondinella even managed to make it under the wire, although a temporary shutter technically makes it part of the 2016 group. This year's list of coming attractions looks no less formidable and spans multiple neighborhoods, with a big focus on West Village. Here now are four restaurants, bars, and cafes to look forward to in Detroit this winter and what's in store for the upcoming year.


Stache International

Eater Inside Stache

[Photo: Michelle and Chris Gerard]

Location: 1420 E. Fisher, Detroit

Major Players: Ray and Grace Moses, Steve Kay, and Lary Pope

The Situation: Located in a 125-year-old Eastern Market building, Stache International aims to bring more late-night dining options to the neighborhood and area bars that lack kitchens. The menu focuses on sandwiches made with smoked meats and sausages made in-house and drunk food items like gyro corndogs.

Projected Opening: January 14

The Peterboro

[Photo: Brenna Houck]

Location: 420 Peterboro Street, Detroit

Major Players: Chuck Inchaustegui, Marc Djozlija, Dave Kwiatkowski, Brion Wong

The Situation: The Peterboro team recently recruited former Antietam chef Brion Wong to help open their new Cass Corridor asian-fusion restaurant. Wong plans to bring his own take on American-Chinese cuisine to The Peterboro's menu with dishes like boneless almond chicken. Diners can expect cocktails, microbrews, and "rustic" industrial decor with a concrete bar, communal tables, and wraparound banquettes. Dave Kwiatkowski tells Eater they've completed construction and the team plans to begin staff training soon.

Projected Opening: February

Ashe Supply Co.

[Photo: Brenna Houck]

Location: 1555 Broadway St, Detroit

Major Players: AJ Nichols and Mike Kennedy

The Situation: Crane's on Broadway quietly shuttered in November making way for a new third wave coffee spot ASHE Supply Co. The cafe will offer house-roasted brews using a variety of techniques including pour-overs, espresso, and nitro cold brew. Co-founder AJ Nichols describes the aesthetic as "steampunk, moto, industrial." While the cafe was expected to debut at the end of December, Nichols and his partner Mike Kennedy decided to make some alterations to their original design plans resulting in delays.

Projected Opening: Estimated Winter 2016


[Photo: Brenna Houck]

Location: 2520 Michigan Avenue

Major Players: Brad Greenhill, Courtney Henriette, Philip Kafka

The Situation: The Katoi team is still diligently chipping away at their buildout, with signage finally appearing on the exterior last month. Courtney Henriette tells Eater they hope to complete construction by the end of January, leaving open the slight possibility of a February or March opening. In the meantime, the team continues to serve a Thai street food-inspired menu in Ann Arbor and on a limited basis at Two James Distillery.

Projected Opening: February/March


Grey GhostAtomic ChickenBrix Wine Bar, Caucus ClubUnnamed Hawaiian Concept at The Park BarThe Skip


La NoriaDilla's DelightsPie-Sci, Lady of the HouseWahlburgersLafayette Kitchen and DinerHearth and Soul Cafe

Other Coming Attractions

Ladder House No. 12Bucharest Grill—LivernoisSushi Ono, 2941 Street Food—MidtownBusy Bee Food HallNorma G's Brick and MortarThe Royce DetroitBeyond JuiceSweet Lorraine'sGuns + Butter, KuroSocial SushiUnnamed Projects Ye Old Butcher ShoppeUnnamed Biegas Gallery Building ProjectPossible Michigan Building ProjectWindmill Pointe BrewingChene Street GrocersGranite City Food & BreweryWurlitzer BarOpus One Building Restaurant or BreweryAretha Franklin Project,  Guardian Building Restaurant SpaceDetroit ShipYardBrewster Wheeler Rec Center Restaurant, Grand Cirque BrasserieGeiger Eat ShopGabriel Hall

Grosse Pointe Park: Michele Bezue Confections

Ferndale Tracking: Black Owl CommuneNeighborhood Brewing Co.Daily Dinette, Pop's For Italian, Southern Belle, The Conserva Ferndale

Royal Oak Tracking: New Project by Bistro 82 Owner, Yuzu Sushi Co.

Birmingham Tracking: Sidecar

Pontiac: Fillmore 13 Brewery

Ann Arbor Tracking: Diamond Jim Brady'sNew Concept by Mani Osteria Owner

Big Moves

Rock City Eatery

Bucharest Grill

ASHE Supply Co.

1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226 313-962-9272 Visit Website

The Peterboro

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

Stache International

1420 E. Fisher , Detroit, MI Visit Website


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