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Here Comes a New, Seasonal Latin Dining Spot in Capitol Park

Complete with a shipping container bar, a food truck, and $4 tacos

Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Capitol Park is getting its very own outdoor dining spot this summer. Bedrock Real Estate, who brought back its popular downtown Detroit markets this summer, has teamed up with Heirloom Hospitality’s Jeremy Sasson to open a new Latin restaurant called Clementina in the fast-developing downtown district, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Sasson, who also owns Townhouse and high-end steakhouse Prime + Proper across the street, says the pink and turquoise space is loosely based off Miami Beach’s renowned Italian dining destination Cecconi’s. Similar Cecconi’s, Clementina’s outdoor dining space features a wooden pergola laced with string lights and surrounded by plants. The seasonal restaurant’s temporary construction is similar to the Fountain Detroit in nearby Campus Martius complete with a food truck and a shipping container bar. Much of the food prep will be done offsite at Prime + Proper.

Diners can expect Latin-influenced food that’s sold at a premium such as a $4 al pastor taco. There will also be options like vegan coconut ceviche salad with quinoa and amaranth. Items will cost between $4 and $13. The bar is serving frozen and kegged cocktails alongside wine and beer.

Clementina is expected to open ahead of the July 4th holiday. Stay tuned for updates on the status of the new al fresco spot. In the meantime, people hanging out downtown can check out the market’s other summer pop-ups including the Cadillac Square beer garden.

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All Coming Attractions Coverage [ED]


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Griswold Street and State Street, Detroit, MI 48226

Prime + Proper

1145 Griswold Street, , MI 48226 (313) 636-3100 Visit Website