DETROIT, January 8, 2008 – With the January 8, 2009 opening of the Detroit Fish Market @ Paradise Valley, restaurateur Frank Taylor brings back fresh fish and seafood to downtown Detroit.
Located in a turn-of-the-century historic building replete with red brick walls, polished wood floors and 15-foot high wood ceilings, the soon-to-be celebrated restaurant is located in the Harmonie Park, Paradise Valley district. Designed and renovated by David Barczys of Niagara Murano, headquartered in Birmingham, Mich., the restaurant’s charm will blend the past with contemporary designs.
“I’m very excited about opening the Detroit Fish Market @ Paradise Valley. This restaurant has been a dream of mine ever since I opened a similar restaurant in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Fish Market,” says Taylor. “With the absence of Joe Muers, metro Detroiters have longed for a restaurant where they can enjoy fresh signature seafood seven days a week. We know that when guests enjoy our entrees, they will be hooked.”
The beautiful 7,200-square-foot restaurant will seat up to 170 people. Eliciting the feel of several rooms within a room, diners will be able to choose to be seated in the center of the dining area in four giant walnut-finished lemon wedge-shaped booths able to accommodate five to eight guests each, or in semi-private booths, isolated by curtains and adorned with visual elevations of various fish illuminated by soft lighting. Additional design elements feature an 8-foot tall, 60-foot wide custom designed life-size mural of a swordfish in the sea that changes colors every 15 minutes.
An inviting, separate 1,500-square-foot lounge area will serve appetizers, clams, oysters, sushi and an assortment of martinis. The chic bar will be creatively backlit in shades of blue and framed by a row of cascading pedestal seating, couches and plush chairs offering a laid-back, living room experience.
A seafood haven for locals and tourists, the menu will not include any items over $30, providing diners with high quality at an affordable price. Detroit Fish Market @ Paradise Valley will focus on the freshest catch of the day, with dishes such as Atlantic Salmon, Whitefish, Pacific Cod, Chilean Sea Bass and Mahi Mahi that can be ordered Shang Hai, a signature preparation, Simply Grilled or Broiled or Blackened. Also featured on the menu are shrimp po’boys, soup, salads, chicken, steak, pasta and a variety of down-home desserts. In addition, the restaurant will feature a wine list that complements the great seafood menu.
The Detroit Fish Market @ Paradise Valley will be open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 am to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11:30 am to 11 pm, with raw bar open until 2 am and Sundays from noon to 10 pm.
Detroit Fish Market at Paradise Valley is located at 1435 Randolph Street in Paradise Valley district of downtown Detroit. Owned by restaurateur Frank Taylor, the restaurant will offer diners the freshest fish and seafood in a relaxed, urban setting within walking distance of some of downtown Detroit’s greatest attractions.