Culinary duo Marc Bogoff of Stockyard and restaurateur Eli Boyer (formerly Gold Cash Gold) are knee-deep in renovations after announcing their partnership in an upcoming Ferndale seafood restaurant and raw bar last April. Up to now, the pair has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the project. Today they revealed a few new details.
First and foremost, we can now put to rest speculation about the name. The restaurant located in a 1,400-square-foot former garage unit on the east side of Ferndale (next to the train tracks just north of Nine Mile) has been dubbed Voyager — a clear nod to the aquatic cuisine headed for Bogoff’s menu. Voyager will seat 40 patrons with 28 in the dining room and 12 at the bar. The restaurant will also offer outdoor seating.
On the menu, Boyer tells Eater that diners can look forward to seafood of all kinds sourced from the Great Lakes as well as ocean-caught and responsibly, sustainably farmed fish. The restaurant will also offer a “raw bar with an oyster obsession.”
Voyager is also in the process of acquiring a liquor license, which will allow the restaurant to offer a full bar. Beverages will be focused on “enhancing fish and seafood,” Boyer says. Expect Belgian beers, IPAs, and crisper pilsners to land on the list as well as wines leaning towards high acidity and mineral content with low tannins. There will also be a selection of classic cocktails alongside “one signature house cocktail.”
Boyer adds that he expects to begin the hiring process in the next few weeks and has accordingly pushed back that previously reported early fall debut to mid-December. Meanwhile, Voyager’s Facebook account is up and running. Stay tuned for more updates as they develop.
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