Restaurant at renovated Detroit Club opens Jan. 22

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

The historic, members-only Detroit Club returns to the downtown scene this month with a restaurant that will be open to the public.

Originally established in 1882, the 45,000-square-foot private club has meeting spaces that can accommodate from 250-1600 guests, plus a private spa, cigar lounge and 10 luxury overnight rooms. Ballrooms and conference rooms may be rented by either members or the public. Members have preferred availability to overnight rooms.

Billed as “a rendezvous point for the business and civic elite,” the club will have a soft opening next week and will host private events in association with the North American International Auto Show.

The Detroit Club’s ground floor restaurant the Grille Room will debut Jan. 22 and will be open to the public for lunch and dinner service.

The four-story building was purchased by Emre and Lynn Uralli in 2014 with plans to renovate and reopen it with modern amenities. Last month, Lynn Uralli announced Thomas G. Trainor will serve as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. Trainor comes to the Detroit Club from his previous post as GM/COO of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.

The Detroit Club is at 712 Cass in Detroit. Once open, reservations for the Grille Room can be made by calling (313) 338-3222. Visit for more information or to apply for membership.

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