Detroit’s Essential Restaurant and Bar Patios from Eater
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Theatre restaurant guide: Where to eat before the show in Detroit? Dinner and a show; it's a pairing as old as time as popular as ever. With the fall theater season ramping up — not to mention a hefty sports schedule, concerts and other big events downtown like the North American International Auto Show...(September, 2022)
Here For The Auto Show? Here’s Where to Eat and Drink in Downtown Detroit. From swanky cocktail bars, classic steakhouses, and juicy smash burgers...(September, 2022)
Where to eat near Detroit Auto Show 2022...upscale steakhouse with private dining at its Cash Only Supper Club. (September, 2022)
Prime + Proper is featured on the 'IT LIST' as one of 6 Best New Brunch Spots in Detroit to Remember this September
Sommelier & Wine Director Chad Braun talks about his favorite Pinot's for Wine Wednesday (August 24, 2022)
Prime + Proper's executive chef partner Anthony DiRienzo adds new items to menu (August, 2022)
Wine Director & Sommelier Chad Braun talks about his favorites with Fox 2 News (July 13, 2022)
"Claws up, it's lobster roll season in Metro Detroit. This trend has grown in popularity locally through the years. Last season we saw prices skyrocket because of the pandemic and other factors..."
Best of Detroit 2020 Big Winner: Prime + Proper (June 2020) Prime + Proper named 2020 winner for Romantic Restaurant, Steakhouse of the year, and Special Occasion Restaurant of the year...
Elegant Dining in the Motor City (January 15, 2020) "Situated in a 1912-vintage building, Prime + Proper capitalizes on the space's timeless design elements, like an elegant marble staircase. Yet this is no retro steakhouse- everything about the restaurant honors the past while keeping a solid eye on today's trends..."
“There’s an experience beyond just sitting down,” Poris said. “There is more to do than just come, sit, and eat...” (August 8, 2019)
2019 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards Winners (June 2019 Prime + Proper is awarded the CITATION AWARD and PEOPLE'S CHOICE:RESTAURANT AWARD. "These spaces deliver atmospheres that tantalize while simultaneously adhering to demanding functional needs."
Best of Detroit 2019 Big Winner: Prime + Proper (June 2019) Prime + Proper named 2019 Restaurant of the Year by Hour Detroit
Prime + Proper recognized as one of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2019 (June 2019)
Date Idea in Detroit: Prime + Proper (April 2019) "Prime and Proper is a beautiful and fascinating restaurant and by far one of the top places to eat in Detroit"
"Eater publishes boatloads of maps to guide you through all of Detroit's can't-miss foods, drinks, restaurants and bars." Prime + Proper is noted as the one of the places to go for steak (April 5th, 2019)
Food & Wine names Prime + Proper's Sommelier, Liz Martinez in list of "Sommeliers of the year 2019"
And the 2019 Restaurant of the Year Is: Prime + Proper (February 13, 2019) "A polished ambience and masterful dishes at downtown Detroit’s Prime + Proper, reimagine the ethos of the American steakhouse."
50 States of Steakhouses (January 2019) "Prime and Proper delivers on its name, and then some...Not only the pristine cuts, but also the accessories, sauces and butters take steaks here to the next level"
Prime + Proper wins "BEST FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANT DESIGN" by The Restaurant Development + Design Awards (January 2019) pg 29.
Michael Poris of 'McIntosh Poris Associates' Outlines some of his Favorite Restaurant Design Trends (November 2018)
Restaurants Cultivate Authenticity (November 9, 2018) "Adaptive reuse, particularly in the case of restaurants, offers an opportunity to create a new, authentic experience while conserving a structure’s architectural and historic character and spirit...Prime + Proper features distinguishing ground-floor and lower-level architectural elements that have been preserved and remodeled into distinctive spaces."
Where to Drink, Eat, and Stay in Detroit (October 2018) "Nearly every city has a good steakhouse, but Detroit’s Prime + Proper would be a standout wherever it was."
Prime + Proper recognized as one of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2018 (June 2018)
Plan Your Anniversary Weekend in Detroit (May 25, 2018) "Prime + Proper is among Detroit’s hottest new restaurants. The modern décor paired with the high-end menu is an anniversary must."
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Wagyu and Kobe Beef, Explained (April 17, 2018)
25 Wines to Gift a Wine Snob "We turned to our favorite sommeliers for recommendations on stellar, unusual bottles that’ll knock the socks off of even the biggest wine snob." (April 6, 2018)
An Eater's Guide to Detroit. Steak: There’s more to Detroit than meat and potatoes but sometimes a person just needs a really good steak. For that, the Motor City offers more than a few options such as recent luxury addition Prime + Proper, which uses only USDA prime beef and... (April 5, 2018)
"At Detroit’s recently opened Prime + Proper, head bartender Jonathan Shock creates incredible, unique cocktails like the Foraged Fizz (truffle-infused gin, Pedro Ximénez sherry, hops, grapefruit and lemon juices, and egg white), but his instinct for innovation and hospitality don’t stop at his place of work." (April 5, 2018)
Prime + Proper's 'Foraged Fizz' craft cocktail featured in a roundup of the "11 Hottest Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now: April 2018" (March 29, 2018)
SWAAY featured Prime + Proper's wine director and sommelier, Liz Martinez, in a story entitled “33 Tastemakers Shaping the Future of Culinary Arts” (March 19, 2018)
"Prime + Proper Makes A Statement in Detroit" Hospitality Design magazine featured P+P in a design piece, highlighting the statement the steakhouse is making in the historic Capitol Park District. (March 19, 2018)
How 6 Chefs Doctor Up Canned Tomatoes. Chef Ryan Prentiss shares his "Super Garlicky Tomato Sauce" (March 14, 2018)
“11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs” (March 13, 2018)
"How to Care for Every Kind of Pan in Your Kitchen" From woks to cast iron to nonstick, these tools deserve your close attention. (March 7, 2018)
SEEN takes you behind the meat counter at Prime + Proper, with butcher Walter Apfelbaum (February 8, 2018)
"Executive Chef Ryan Prentiss joined us on The Nine to tell us more about the restaurant's food. You can hear from him in the video player, and get his mac & cheese and steak recipe." (February 8, 2018)
FOX 2 Detroit features our Sommelier, Liz Martinez, in a “Wine Wednesday” Valentine’s Day-driven segment highlighting the best wines to pair with a variety of chocolate snacks (February 7, 2018)
11 Hottest Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now (February 1, 2018)
"We Asked 9 Wine Experts To Pick Out Their Favorite Bottles For $12 Or Less" (January 16, 2018)
GQ contributor Paula Forbes featured Prime + Proper in a story about “The Best Hot Toddy Variations You Can Make This Winter” (January 8, 2018)
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to decide where you’ll make a reservation for the most romantic evening of the year. With this list, you won’t have to think too long—we’ve rounded up the most romantic restaurants in every state. (January, 2018)
"You've probably enjoyed your whisky on the rocks and neat. Now prepare to turn up the heat..." (January, 2018)
Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots (January 3, 2018)
"The biggest restaurant stories of 2017" When the much-hyped Prime + Proper debuted in Capitol Park in November, it signified a new era in Detroit’s long steakhouse tradition, one that began in earnest nearly 80 years ago when the original London Chop House opened its doors... (December 20, 2017)
2017 was good to the Motor City in more ways than one and its ever-growing food scene is at the top of that list. (December 17, 2017)
Prime + Proper is featured in a round up of "Where to drink in Detroit this New Year's Eve". Owner Jeremy Sasson hired an all-star team from around the US, including Jonathan Shock from New Orleans and Liz Martinez from Chicago... (December 13, 2017)
"The Hottest Restaurants in Detroit Right Now" This luxury steak destination from the folks behind Townhouse arrived in early November touting a 28-day dry aging program and USDA-certified prime cuts of beef and lamb... (December 7, 2017)
Prime + Proper is mentioned as one of the most anticipated openings in a story about the hottest food cities of 2016 (November 30, 2016)
"Pampering of every diner is very much a part of this ambitious project and they do a good job of it." -Molly Abraham (November 29, 2017)
At only 27, the bright-blue-eyed stud heads up the kitchen at one of Motor City's hottest new steakhouses, which opened in early November (November 16, 2017)
Prime + Proper was featured on "Openings of The Week" on Eater National, being one of three featured for the article (November 13, 2017)
Jeremy Sasson is nearly ready to introduce his second downtown restaurant, two years and three months after he opened Townhouse at One Detroit Center (November 3, 2017)
Detroit’s swanky new modern steakhouse Prime + Proper is ready to bring dry-aged porterhouses, caviar, and old world wines to downtown (November 3, 2017)
With inspections complete, the Heirloom Hospitality Group LLC owner is ready to show off his two-story, 10,000-square-foot steakhouse starting at 5 p.m. Friday (November 3, 2017)
Long-awaited modern steakhouse Prime + Proper is readying to open soon in Detroit’s Capitol Park (November 1, 2017)
“I wanted an opportunity to redefine something,” says Prime + Proper proprietor and Heirloom Hospitality president Jeremy Sasson (November 1, 2017)
Head Bartender Jonathan Shock talks about his favorite fall beer (October 10, 2017)
Details revealed about new steakhouse and exclusive bar coming to Capitol Park (October 7, 2016)
Prime + Proper is highlighted in a story about releasing the name (October 6, 2016)
Prime + Proper is featured in a story detailing the concept, and calling it the “finest steakhouse in America” (October 6, 2016)
Owner Jeremy Sasson says Prime + Proper is aiming to personalizing experiences to each customer (August 23, 2017)
Prime + Proper being one of the hottest new restaurants opening this fall (August 21, 2017)
One of Jonathan Shock’s cocktails is included in a story for National Tequila Day (July 24, 2017)
Prime + Proper is included in the Dining Agenda (June 28, 2017)
Prime + Proper is featured in the Plywood Report column, detailing updates on the anticipated opening (June 27, 2017)
Prime + Proper’s wine program is highlighted in a story announcing Liz Martinez as the sommelier (June 5, 2017)
Prime + Proper is bringing a steakhouse of epic proportions to Capitol Park (May 17, 2017)