The Hudson Café & Bella Piatti

MOLLY'S PICKS: Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots


Published:

 

THE HUDSON CAFE:

With a location directly across Woodward from where the downtown Hudson’s store once stood, it was pretty logical for the three partners to name their breakfast/lunch spot after the beloved store. And they’ve done justice to the grand old name. The fresh, well-prepared fare coming from the kitchen headed by chef/proprietor Tom Teknos, who graduated from the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, is getting the attention of downtowners, with creative takes on the eggs Benedict theme, pecan-banana pancakes, and apple-walnut stuffed French toast, as well as lunchtime sandwiches and salads. The airy, renovated space is on the ground floor of the Lofts at Merchants Row. 

1241 Woodward, Detroit; 313-237-1000, hudson-cafe.com. B & L daily. $12 H

 

BELLA PIATTI:

Rustic Italian food — from an array of cured meats sliced at the appetizer bar in the center of the room — to pastas, distinctive side dishes, and entrees from the wood-fired grill combine with a convivial atmosphere to make an evening here a party-like event. Although there’s seating at individual tables, much of it is at the appetizer bar, the U-shaped cocktail bar, and at a large communal table that’s the first thing you see when entering the art-filled former gallery. All-Italian wine and beer lists emphasize the direction. 

167 Townsend, Birmingham; 248-494-7110, bellapiattirestaurant.com. D Tue.-Sat. $24 H

 


If you enjoy the monthly content in Hour Detroit, "Like" us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter for more frequent updates.

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Molly's Picks: Fist of Curry and The Greek Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

A Prime + Proper Progress Report

The Detroit steakhouse is on its way to becoming one of downtown’s destination dining spots

A Former Coney Island in Southwest Is Serving Vietnamese-inspired Dishes with Serious Flavor

Flowers of Vietnam offers chef-driven fare with a neighborhood joint vibe

The Suburban Polish Restaurant That Rivals Hamtramck

Troy’s Polka Restaurant is a thoroughly modern take on Polish traditions

Molly’s Picks: Amore da Roma + M's Table & Bar

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Best of Detroit 2018
    Our reader's picks for the Best of Detroit winners in food, drink, leisure, people, and services
  2. Father’s Day Activities for Every Type of Dad
    Celebrate your pop with experiences perfectly fit for him
  3. Detroit’s Ford Fireworks Celebrate 60 Years
    The annual show will light up the riverfront on June 25
  4. How Custom Bikes Are Changing Lives
    Beaumont’s Bike Day program helps special needs children
  5. A Family of ‘Foodies’ Share Their Ramadan Traditions
    What Iftar looks like for the social media savvy Sareinis
  6. An Hour With... Tim Zajaros
    Co-founder, Armory Films
  7. Getting Ready with a Drag Queen
    Emma Sapphire gives a behind-the-scenes look at a pre show beauty routine
  8. The Vegan 'Ice Cream' Even Non-Vegans Will Love
    Allergy conscious and delicious, The Ice Cream Plant is quickly growing fans in metro Detroit
  9. Cocktail Recipe: Strip and Go Naked
    A refreshing tiki classic from Lost River in Detroit
  10. Blown Summer Style Challenge: Be Brave With This Season's Sheer Fabrics
    Billowy silhouettes and scintillating jewelry create an ethereal appeal