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A table with a view

With miles of shoreline in the Detroit metro area, one would think that waterfront dining options would be plentiful – however, this is not the case. Filling this void along the shores of Lake St. Clair is The Continental – the renowned Ford House estate’s brand-new restaurant, which is incorporated into the property’s recent 40,000 square foot visitor center addition. Executive Chef Michael Keys presents a modern twist on classic fare and Detroit favorites. “The menu was heavily influenced by the Ford family’s taste, and we wanted to hold on to their heritage,” Keys pointed out. “Although we’re presenting stepped up versions of classic dishes, we didn’t want to lose our roots.” Classic favorites include Detroit’s famous Maurice salad, while the popovers are a nod to the Cotswolds in England, the region where the Fords took inspiration for the architecture of their home. The dinner menu offers plenty of tasty options, from the pan-fried perch in light chili sauce to the beef tenderloin with porcini mushroom risotto. The restaurant has indoor dining for 64 and accommodates 44 on the lakeshore patio which boasts breathtaking views of Ford Cove and Lake St. Clair. The Continental is open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch and is located at 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores.


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