Gallery: A Peek Inside Downtown Detroit's Latest Eatery, Townhouse

July 30, 2015, 3:17 PM by  Allan Lengel

The upscale Townhouse restaurant and bar creates a buzz among office workers in downtown Detroit with its greehouse-style patio, a hard-to-miss sign outside and a Manhattan-like feel inside.  

The 314-seat restaurant at 500 Woodward Ave. in the One Detroit Center office building, recently bought by Dan Gilbert's real estate division, is the creation of  restaurateur Jeremy Sasson, whose opened a smaller location with the same name in Birmingham four years ago -- also in summer.  

Jeff Bianca , chief officer of operations of both restaurants, says Thursday afternoon that business has "been fantastic" since Monday's debut.  So far, so good.

The place has two bars, a whiskey room and a seafood bar. Its menu includes sandwiches, fish, soup and salad, burgers, hangar steak, elk and sushi.

A brunch menu is planned for Saturday and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting next weekend, Bianca says. 

Here's a look inside. 

The whiskey room behind the indoor bar.

The inside bar.

An open kitchen.


The sign makes it hard to miss.

The words speak for themselves.

The indoor bar.

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