What might be downtown Birmingham's most prominent address - a sad sight when award-winnning Forte closed last year after 16 years - is jumping again with the arrival of an out-of-town steakhouse that's eyed Michigan as an expansion spot for awhile.
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
, which has 13 restaurants in Ohio, New York, Pittsburgh and Florida, brought its high-end service, rich club decor and menu of aged steaks, fish and seafood, to town last week, opening at 201 South Old Woodward.
According to the Birmingham-Bloomfield Chamber, the owners have sought a Michigan location for 18 years, and the menu, which features local and company-wide specialties, incorporated metro Detroit into the menu by paying homage to local athletes and celebrities.
The restaurant, which underwent major renovations, is located a block away from the four-star Townsend Hotel and fits the upscale feel of the hotel and the city. The arrival alleviates a prominent vacancy and also creates full-time and part-time jobs.
Source: City of Birmingham, Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber
Writer: Kim North Shine