Inside the Albert Kahn-designed Addison Building is the newest restaurant to hit the growing Brush Park district: Addison Eatery. It’s so new that there’s currently no sign outside the restaurant, but it’s located at the corner of Charlotte and Woodward Avenue (3111 Woodward) in the space formally known as Atlas Global Bistro.
I took a peek at their online menu and noticed a mix of breakfast and lunch options, so it seemed like a great place to go with coworkers or friends. So that’s what I did! Fellow Opportunity Detroit blogger Miranda Crace and I had lunch there on a snowy Wednesday in January and are happy to report that we had an enjoyable experience.
We chose to share both a breakfast and a lunch option, which I highly recommend, because our breakfast choice was kind of like a dessert. We began with the gorgonzola steak flatbread, which was shaped like a pizza and cut into fours – perfect for sharing. It was topped with caramelized onions, wild mushrooms, béchamel, parmesan, arugula, peppercorn crusted steak and of course, gorgonzola; it was delicious and flavorful. We then had the Nutella French toast, which featured sliced bananas with peanut butter and Nutella drizzle! If only I had invited a small army of friends, I could’ve tried so many things! Prices range from $8–$16 depending on the dishes you select. We also ordered coffee, and our bills, with tax and tip included, totaled $17 each.
With menu items like the seafood omelet, which combines shrimp, crab, grilled salmon, tomato, green onion, gruyere cheese and crispy fried capers, it’s clear to see this isn’t your run-of-the-mill eggs-and-bacon kind of breakfast. Lunch options include ratatouille, their own take on the classic Maurice salad, and their signature Addison Burger, which features a beef patty stuffed with Swiss cheese and topped with caramelized onions, bacon, a sunny-side egg and special Addison sauce on a toasted brioche bun. Kids options like chicken tenders and grilled cheese are also available if you want to bring the whole family.
The atmosphere is warm, with rich brown wood tables and clear, Lucite chairs amid accent pillars painted deep red. Large-screen TVs above the bar make it possible to watch the game while eating a meal or enjoying a beer. Thanks to large windows surrounding the restaurant, there’s plenty of natural light, which showcases the art glass works above each window.
Our server was friendly and the hostess was welcoming, even giving us a postcard for 10% off our next meal! You can get one too if you visit during their soft launch.
Soft opening hours are 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Sunday, with dinner hours coming soon! Street parking is available on Charlotte. For more information, visit AddisonEatery.com or check out their Facebook page. We’re already daydreaming of springtime, when we can hop on a bike, zip down Woodward for a hearty breakfast, visit the DIA and wander Midtown for a beautiful day in the D. Who wants to go with us?