With winter rapidly approaching, Detroit’s newest restaurant openings will provide you a to-do list when it's too cold to be outside. With menus of hearty dishes and cozy dining rooms, there's sure to be a new favorite among these newest Motor City spots. Expectations are high for these hot, new restaurants from some of the city’s hardest-working chefs.
Atomic Chicken Detroit
This fast-casual chicken-and-waffles eatery will be opening at the corner of Woodward and Milwaukee avenues, alongside Detroit’s new M1 railway. Crafted by chefs Matthew Baldridge, Scott Moloney, and Grey Reyner, the menu will be previewed at their Clawson location, which opened a few months back. Eaters can expect artisanal chicken sandwiches and unique sides like blue mac and cheese and sweet vinegar slaw.
Location: 6500 Woodward Ave., Detroit
This new pop-up located inside The Bosco serves up big sandwiches, loaded fries, and adult Kool-Aid cocktails. Chef Emmele Herrold, formerly of One-Eyed Betty’s and Pop’s Italian, offers flavor combinations with both vegetarian and vegan options. Diners will have access to The Bosco’s amazing outdoor patio.
Location: 22930 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
Dangerously Delicious Pies
A favorite of Instagram food blogger Chow Down Detroit, pictures of these delicious savory and sweet pies have been popping up on social media for months. The chefs behind this unique menu will be opening up a second location in Midtown this fall. Food will be available via dine in and carry-out. If you’d like to try the menu early, you can head over to their Wyandotte location.
Location: 80 W. Alexandrine St., Detroit
Location: 1454 Gratiot Ave., Detroit
Geiger Eat Shop
Opening in Detroit’s West Village late fall/winter, this new American restaurant will seat up to 60 peole and feature a 1,000-square-foot patio. Located near local favorites Sister Pie, Red Hook, Detroit Vegan Soul, and Craft Work, this restaurant will be a great addition to any foodie’s go-to spots.
Opening: Late Fall
Location: 8044 Kercheval Ave., Detroit
Chef and owner Mike Han wants you to able to drink, eat, and feel full for fewer than $20 at his sustainable, fast-casual sushi restaurant in a renovated space in Corktown. His restaurant was a semi-finalist in Detroit’s 2016 Hatch Competition, and though he didn’t win, people are still excited to try out his beautifully made sushi.
Location: 1701 Trumbull Ave., Detroit
Lady of the House
Chef Kate Williams — formerly of Republic and Rodin — will be opening up her own space in North Corktown late this fall. The restaurant will seat up to 40 people and serve a menu focusing on local flavors from Detroit farms and vendors. Williams has been hosting pop-ups to perfect the menu in the lead up to the grand opening.
Location: 2801 14th St., Detroit
Located in Royal Oak across from popular eatery Blackfinn, this gastropub will be bringing in live music. The large space will seat 240 and showcase a menu by Derik Watson, chef of Bistro 82. Eaters can feast on burgers, large salads, and yummy sides like tater tots and waffle fries loaded with pork belly or brisket.
Location: 511 S. Main St., Royal Oak