Forthcoming “American-style bistro and bar” Empire Kitchen & Cocktails announced today that it will open on Monday, May 14. The Brush Park eatery is located at 3148 Woodward Ave. on the ground floor of luxury apartment building the Scott.
Along with the official date, the restaurant also provided a peek inside the restaurant taking shape at the corner of Woodward and Erskine Street including the establishment’s long 30-foot bar and shady wraparound patio. The restaurant’s dining room is surrounded by garage doors and incorporates plenty of wood finishes and dark upholstered banquettes.
Restaurant partners Michael Abrams, Brian Adelman, and David Pittaway confirmed in March that the restaurant would be headed up by Culinary Institute of America-trained chef Aaron Lowen. Details of the menu, with the exception of a fleeting mention of pizza, remain elusive. Empire’s “all American favorites” will be revealed at an upcoming media preview in May, according to a rep for the restaurant. Reservations aren’t quite open yet but will be available soon via Reserve. In the meantime, curious diners can feast their eyes on the interior in the photos below.
Empire Kitchen & Cocktails is located at 3148 Woodward Ave.; open 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday; 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday (kitchen closes one hour prior to official closing and at 10 p.m. on Sunday though pizza will be served).
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