A modern Argentine tribute
Chef Javier Bardauil and Ignacio Gerson, both of Buenos Aires, have opened Detroit’s first and only authentic Argentinian-inspired restaurant, BARDA. Located at 4842 Grand River Avenue in Detroit, the modern South American restaurant concept brings a bold approach to Argentinian dishes with traditional open fire grilling and premium ingredients either sourced locally, or imported from Argentina. “The moment we experienced Detroit’s energy and appreciation for innovative ventures, we knew it was the ideal location for our restaurant concept,” said Gerson. Chef Bardauil combines his traditional European training with ancient South American flavors to present an eclectic and exciting menu. Alongside the artfully crafted dinner menu, BARDA offers an expansive beverage program spearheaded by the highly acclaimed bartenders Roger James Fruin and Robert Wilson. The beverage menu includes an exclusive selection of carefully studied Argentinian wines, South American-inspired libations and local craft beers. The modern 113-seat interior (formerly Magnet) features a long, sunken center bar while intimate booths and tables line the walls. BARDA will utilize the large adjacent park for a spacious 40-seat patio and bonfire.