High-end casino eatery Wolfgang Puck Steak at the MGM Grand Detroit has closed until further notice, while operators assess the damage from a kitchen fire that occurred on Thursday evening. CBS Detroit reports that fire crews responded to the restaurant around 7:30 p.m. last night.
According to the Detroit Fire Department, the steakhouse’s fire suppression system worked effectively to contain the damage to the broiler and ductwork.
Reached by Eater, a representative for Wolfgang Puck Steak confirms that the restaurant was evacuated, but the casino and hotel remained open. While the restaurant is still evaluating when it can reopen, “it is business as usual at the property.”
The upscale establishment owned by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck debuted in 2012 at the Detroit Casino. It’s one of two restaurants in the facility operated by Puck.
This was the first of two major fires to strike Detroit restaurants this week. Katoi in Corktown was gutted in an apparent case of arson on Friday morning.
Update, 2/18, 11:24 a.m.: Wolfgang Puck Steak will reopen for regular service today.
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