Just in time for holiday dining, Jim Brady’s Detroit in Royal Oak will open at 4 p.m. Monday.
Located where the Oxford Inn was at 1214 S. Main, the space was completely overhauled inside and out over nine months.
The restaurant, owned by Jim Brady’s grandson Tom Brady, is an homage to the original Jim Brady’s which opened in 1954 on Seven Mile at Greenfield in Detroit with a “Seven Mile” street sign erected inside the dining area, and a pink ladies room complete with vintage payphone.
According to photos posted to social media, a sign is posted in the kitchen is from the original restaurant. It reads: “up this flue goes smoke from the finest meat money can buy.”
The pub and lounge will serve classic recipes from Jim Brady’s as well as new creations. It’ll be open for dinner only for now and plans to add lunch service in a few weeks.
Also in the Jim Brady’s family is sister restaurant Diamond Jim Brady’s Bistro in the Novi Town Center, which is owned and run by executive chef Mary Brady, stepmother of Tom Brady.
For those craving the popular ribs from the Oxford Inn, they can be found – along with former Oxford owner Bob Higgins – at Fin’s Eatery & Spirits in New Baltimore.