Hot Spot: January 2016



Published:

LONDON CHOP HOUSE /// This venerable spot (est. 1938) has shaken off the cobwebs to become part of the thriving downtown dining scene. Robert (RJ) Scherer, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, heads the rebuilt kitchen, turning out a menu that includes such classics as oysters Rockefeller, French onion soup, Dover sole, and sautéed perch. The dining room has a simplified décor that still preserves its vintage flavor while inching the Detroit institution into the 21st century. Steak has always been emphasized, as befits an establishment with the name chop house, and the offerings include filet mignon and a hefty 32-ounce prime porterhouse. Top-notch service is another reason people love to dine at the cellar-level spot. 155 W. Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-0277. L Mon.-Fri., D Mon.-Sat. $20 H

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Birdie’s Something Chocolate Makes a Ganache With Panache

The local business is making sweet success out of a family recipe

Recipe: Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Jalapeño Slaw

Entertaining made easy with this favorite from London Chop House’s R.J. Scherer

Cocktail Recipe: Woodford Mint Julep

The Guilt-free Truth about Truffles

From ingredients to packaging, this sweet treat offers a healthy twist on snacking

City Bakery Finds a Home Inside the Fisher Building

Detroit gets a taste of New York with the bakery's first Midwest expansion
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. 7 Michigan Breweries Worth a Trip
    Check out these must-visit locations during your summer travels
  2. To Market, to Market
    Michigan Wine & Cider Festival at Eastern Market May 24
  3. Your Guide to Michigan’s Odd and Unusual Festivals
    We rounded up some of the state’s most niche events, celebrating everything from fishflies to...
  4. Hour Media’s Real Estate All-Star Party 2017
    Hour Media's Real Estate All-Stars celebrated at the fourth annual Real Estate All-Star Party...
  5. Dry Times: Looking Back 100 Years After Prohibition
    A century ago, Detroit became the first city in the nation to prohibit alcohol
  6. Meet the Southwest Detroit Pizzeria Serving Sospeso
    PizzaPlex in southwest Detroit is challenging what it means to be a new business on the block
  7. An Hour With... Candice S. Miller
    Macomb County Public Works Commissioner
  8. The Gentleman’s Guide to Style
    From grooming to shopping, a comprehensive directory for stylish men in metro Detroit
  9. Motherhood in Metro Detroit
    From pre-pregnancy thoughts to developing unconditional love, several local women give a glimpse...
  10. The Michigan Opera Theatre Pays Homage to a Negro League Baseball Legend
    The program honors Josh Gibson while exploring themes about discrimination and race