Detroit's old Chinatown neighborhood continues to grow. Around the corner from Iconic Tattoo and 8 Degrees Plato, a neon dragon sign teases the arrival of one of Detroit's newest dining editions, The Peterboro. Described as an Asian-American restaurant with a strong bar program, The Peterboro is a collaborative project between Sugar House general manager Chuck Inchaustegui, chef Marc Djozlija, Dave Kwiatkowski, and Chef de Cuisine Brion Wong.
Like the food, Kwiatkowski's design feels contemporary while still paying homage to classic Chinese-American restaurant decor. Large red lanterns hang from the ceiling above tables in the main dining room and and a kitschy cat is tucked in amongst the liquor bottles at the horseshoe bar. Jade-colored tile also adds a more polished look in the bar compared with the rougher hewn exposed brick in the dining room. Plants are potted in blue and white ceramics, while a fair number of fish may also be found hanging throughout the eatery including puffers and salmon.
Wong's menu is a mixture of small and large plates, as well as desserts and late-night bites. Diners can expect a mixture of vegetarian options, meat, and seafood options including crab rangoon, fish croquettes, Mongolian hanger steak, mapo tofu, and, yes, cheeseburger spring rolls.
The Peterboro debuts to the public this evening at 4 p.m., but photographers Chris and Michelle Gerard got a sneak peek of the anticipated restaurant ahead of the crowds. Take a tour in the gallery below.