Dinner at Grey Ghost


After a great time at the hockey game and saying farewell to The Joe, it was time to go back out for dinner. I took an Uber and ended up being dropped off near The Fisher Building since the directions to the restaurant were a bit confusing. It was fine because I actually wanted to see this building.

The Fisher Building

I loved the architecture and design of The Guardian Building so much that this was the other Art Deco style building I wanted to check out.

Completed in 1928

I walked around a bit before getting another Uber to hopefully drop me off at the correct location this time.

New Center Area
New Center Area
Art Deco Style

The Fisher Buillding

We got it right this time and I arrived at Grey Ghost, a modern hip restaurant serving steaks, beer, and craft cocktails. It’s located between the historic Brush Park and Midtown neighborhoods.

Grey Ghost

I took a seat at the bar and was immediately greeted by Robbie who was very hospitable.


The cocktails looked good and I started off with the Repeat Offender made with gin, Cocchi Americano, aloe, lime, simple syrup, and orange blossom. Delicious!

Repeat Offender

From the “Cured” section of the menu, I tried the Fried Bologna.

Fried Bologna

A waffle topped with slices of fried bologna, sharp cheddar cheese sauce, and jalapeno jam – oh my goodness. This was a meal in itself and pretty heavy, but quite tasty. I had to try it.

Jalapeno and Cheddar
Jalapeno and Cheddar

It was time for a real dinner, so I ordered the Dry Aged Rib Eye with a side of French Fries.

Steak and Fries
Steak and Fries

The Rib Eye was topped with peppercorn butter and chives. I wasn’t impressed with this dry aged steak at all. I was expecting more flavor and it wasn’t very tender.

Rib Eye
Rib Eye

The French Fries served with Fancy Sauce were excellent though. Nice and crispy. They had a late-night special that included their cheeseburger, fries, a beer, and a shot. The burger looked really good, so I would try that next time.

French Fries

Before leaving, I had one more drink. The Master of None had gin, elderflower, celery, fenugreek, lime, sparkling, and apple. Fenugreek is an herb similar to clover.

Master of None
Master of None

Although I wasn’t crazy about my steak, everything else was good. Cocktails were great. Service was incredible thanks to the awesome bartender, Robbie. I’d come back.


Grey Ghost
47 E Watson Street
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 262-6534

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