One of Detroit’s most anticipated openings has arrived. Manager Arielle Bumbul tells Eater the Rusted Crow Detroit restaurant and cocktail bar quietly opened today after several nights of private soft openings. Located in the Kales Building near Grand Circus Park, the restaurant seats 150 diners at a 50-foot bar and booths.
Owner Freddie Giordano is the brother in law of Dearborn Heights-based distillery Rusted Crow's founder Joe Schebel. While the businesses are separate entities, they share a similar design and focus on proprietary spirits. Rusted Crow Detroit bartenders will be able to showcase Rusted Crow’s vodka, gin, rum, and moonshine with a wider range of products than their counterparts at the tasting room in Dearborn Heights. The concept also features a greater focus on food with an "upscale" bar menu serving burgers, soups, salads, and other entrees.
The design by Joe Schebel has a industrial steampunk perspective with rustic barnwood, Edison bulbs, and unique art pieces featuring pipes. Stay tuned for more details on the menu and in the meantime take a peek at some of the preview photos below.
Rusted Crow is open Tuesdays for dinner from 5 p.m. to midnight; Wednesdays and Thursdays for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to midnight; and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.