This may well be the summer of Grey Ghost. By far the one of the biggest restaurant arrivals this season, per the Detroit Free Press, the Brush Park eatery helmed by chefs Josef Giacomino, John Vermiglio, partner Dave Vermiglio, and bartender Will Lee will fling open its doors to the public on Thursday.
The 2,500-square-foot, 83-seat eatery located in the former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe building off East Watson features a long bar made from reclaimed bowling alley floors, mismatched black and white patterned tile floors, and a 24-seat patio.
While the chefs initially teased a "meat-centric" concept with pop-ups focused on different varieties of animal products (pork, beef, chicken, fish, etc.), they are now attempting to throw off that descriptor. Diners can expect something beyond just meat though the menu still showcases cured meat, steak, racks of lamb, and the mandatory cheeseburger. Appropriate attention to non-meat and seafood dishes including gnocchi and scallop thermidor.
The restaurant passed its health inspection last week and received the final business license on Monday. The eatery was expected to begin private soft openings on Monday evening. Grey Ghost opens at 4 p.m. on July 28. Stay tuned for more details on the bar program.