Detroit's Newest Destination Restaurant & Bar - PARC - Opens in Campus Martius Park Next Week

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Stunning Eatery Featuring “Redefined Detroit Cuisine” Aims to Provide Residents and Visitors with a Lively, Welcoming, and Elevated Dining Experience

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Our goal with PARC has always been to create a place that will set the standard for dining in Detroit, and become known and loved for its vibrant atmosphere, understated elegance, and fun approach to food and drinks.

The highly-anticipated destination restaurant and bar, and downtown Detroit’s newest dining option, PARC is set to open its doors next week.

Featuring “redefined Detroit cuisine,” the menu is inspired by the influences and flavors of Detroit’s vast cultural communities, both past and present. Detroit’s history as a European city, as well as being a leader of industry, has brought the city a multitude of cultures and cuisines. The menu at PARC gives tribute to this rich history and offers guests familiar yet refined expressions of traditional Midwestern foods, with influences of French and Italian flavors and styles.

Developed by Executive Chef Jordan Hoffman, dishes range from light starters of tartare and crudo, to classic and creative salads, to wood-grilled fish and meats, dry-aged steaks, as well as a number of robust pastas. Originally hailing from Adrian, Mich., Jordan graduated from Schoolcraft College for Culinary Arts, staged in Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris, and worked for acclaimed Chef Joel Robuchon at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Now back in Michigan, Jordan is following a long-held desire to bring forth creative new restaurants in Detroit.

“Our goal with PARC has always been to create a place that will set the standard for dining in Detroit, and become known and loved for its vibrant atmosphere, understated elegance, and fun approach to food and drinks,” said Zaid Elia and Matthew Shiffman, partners at 800 Parc LLC. “Our world-class location of Campus Martius, our custom-built facility, and the experienced team of industry professionals we’ve gathered is determined to bring this goal to life and create a must-see destination in downtown Detroit.”

Located in the heart of the award-winning Campus Martius Park, the all-new, state-of-the-art venue features more than 100 feet of Nanaglass window walls to provide guests with clear, 270-degree views of downtown Detroit. During warmer months, the window walls can completely retract, providing an open-air dining experience. The restaurant is spacious yet intimate, and features a wide, welcoming center bar.

At the bar, guests can expect classic as well as specialty cocktails, local and imported beers, and an exceptional collection of wines from around the world selected by sommelier Dennis Payne, one of only a handful of advanced level sommeliers in the state of Michigan. PARC features an approachable list of fine wines alongside rare vintages from around the world.

“With its approachable menu, team and stunning setting, PARC will bring a unique experience to those visiting Campus Martius Park and the city as a whole,” said Robert Gregory, Chief Public Spaces Officer of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. “This again reinforces how we continue to be innovative with our approach in developing and reimagining the amazing public spaces that we have in downtown Detroit.”

PARC, located at 800 Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit, opens on Monday, November 21 (and daily, thereafter) at 3 p.m. for happy hour, dinner and drinks. Lunch and brunch service will begin in mid-December 2016. Visit the website at or call 313-922-PARC (7272) to confirm hours of operation. More information can also be found on the restaurant’s social pages,,, and

About Downtown Detroit Partnership
Downtown Detroit Partnership — through its affiliate Detroit 300 Conservancy in partnership with the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department — operates, maintains and programs Downtown’s parks, which include Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park and Paradise Valley’s Beatrice Buck Park. Placemaking initiatives activate these public spaces attracting over 2 million visitors annually. DDP strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic and government partners to create a vibrant, resilient urban core for Detroit and the surrounding community. For more information, contact us at 313.962.0101 or visit at or Follow us on Twitter at @CampusMartius and on Facebook at

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