On Monday, the folks behind Johnny Noodle King and Green Dot Stables opened the Huron Room at 2547 Bagley in Detroit. The Great Lakes-themed spot offers lunch and dinner daily, plus a full bar stocked with local beers, wines and spirits.
Pick your fish – perch, walleye, whitefish, smelt, trout or the catch of the day – and have it prepared as fish and chips, a fried fish sandwich or grilled and served in three tacos.
Besides fries, choices of sides include onion rice, succotash, fish hush puppies, three bean salad and of course cole slaw. The taco dish – which comes with a spicy corn salsa – comes with rice and a second side of your choice.
The menu expands to include much more, like turducken meatloaf, Peking pheasant, Scotch quail egg, venison kofta a Brussels sprout salad and fudge for dessert.
Located across from Mexican Village, the Huron Room has a lot of nice touches like house-made ketchup and fish-shaped silverware.
The atmosphere is casual, but the prices reflect the high quality of the food (the perch is $17, a patty melt is $14). Because nearly everything served has a connection to Michigan or the Great Lakes-region, it has potential to be the go-to restaurant to take out-of-town guests.