Detroit's restaurant scene continues to grow. Many popular places are packed over the weekend. Some require reservations weeks ahead, which says there's still room for more -- particularly outside downtown Detroit and Midtown.
Here's one of the latest that's expected to open this summer: Developer Nya Marshall plans to open a restaurant at 9205 E Jefferson Ave. near Indian Village that is being described as refined, casual dining, according to Brenna Houck of Eater Detroit:
Diners can expect a menu with options such as wagyu beef burgers, hand cut french fries, and goat cheese and beet salad. Dishes will rotate seasonally with a mixture of classic American, Caribbean, Mexican and Italian food.
On the beverage side, Marshall says that Ivy will serve cocktails made with fresh mixers and emphasize classics like dirty martinis with blue cheese. The restaurant is expected to open for lunch and dinner service with a reduced late-night menu from 10 p.m. to midnight.
The 60-seat restaurant occupies just over 2,000-square-feet in the redeveloped brick building. Marshall designed the interior herself and says it will incorporate a mixture of golds, antique whites, caramels, and navy blues into the overall color scheme with marble, porcelain, and ceramic tile.
Customers will enter into the dining room filled with velvet-upholstered banquette seating leading back to a 12-seat bar and semi-open kitchen.
The building has been vacant for quite some time and is undergoing a serious renovation foir obvious reasons.