Paris-inspired Le Suprême Opens at Newly Restored Book Tower

Le Suprême, a Parisian-inspired brasserie, is the first restaurant to open in the recently restored Book Tower at 1265 Washington Blvd. in downtown Detroit.
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Le Suprême, a Parisian-inspired brasserie, is the first restaurant to open in the recently restored Book Tower at 1265 Washington Blvd. in downtown Detroit.

Le Suprême pays homage to the history of 1920s Detroit and Bedrock’s property while drawing on the culinary and design inspiration of early 20th century Paris. In addition, Detroit was founded by the French on July 24, 1701, and is the oldest city in the Midwest.

Located at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Grand River Avenue, Le Suprême is now serving dinner in the restaurant’s café, bar, and dining room.

The restaurant menu will feature French-inspired specialties such as seafood towers, tuna carpaccio, steak au poivre, and moules frites, along with breads, pastries, and desserts from the restaurant’s in-house boulangerie (a bakery that specializes in bread) and patisserie (a shop where cakes and pastries are sold).

Le Suprême’s full-service bar will showcase a traditional absinthe service, a cocktail program, and a global selection of more than 300 champagnes and wines.

“Our team has fallen in love with Detroit, and it has been an opportunity of a career to play a part in writing the story of Book Tower’s next 100 years,” says Randall Cook, CEO and co-founder of Method Co. “We have had the privilege to collaborate with Bedrock to conceptualize and bring to life eight different hospitality offerings within one of America’s most iconic properties.”

Designed by Method Studios in collaboration with long-standing design partner, Stokes Architecture + Design, the 6,200-square-foot space offers seating for up to 210 guests.

Design features include a traditional La Bastille zinc bar top, hand-made art nouveau European tiles, hand-clipped mosaic marble flooring, oxblood leather booths, layered with locally sourced vintage artwork, lamps, and furniture selected to pay homage to the musical and cultural notes of Detroit.

In addition, Le Suprême offers a 24-seat private dining room complete with a fireplace for parties requiring a more intimate setting.

Initially, Le Suprême will be open for dinner Tuesday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m. and Friday and

Saturday, 4-11 p.m. Plans for expanded service, including breakfast and lunch, will be announced in the near future.

Le Suprême reservations may be booked through Resy.