Lumen Detroit readies to open next month in Beacon Park

Lumen Detroit readies to open next month in Beacon Park

Serving an approachable, beer-friendly menu, the al fresco eating vacation spot can seat greater than 200 visitors inside and outside.

Just like the title implies, new Detroit restaurant Lumen is all about gentle.
The four,000-square-foot restaurant’s major eating space is totally surrounded by glass doorways that bathe the 125-seat space with pure lighting. There’s room for one more 200 seats exterior the restaurant and on a rooftop patio — with a seeded, sustainable inexperienced house — that overlooks DTE Power’s Beacon Park at Grand River and Cass.
When Lumen Detroit opens
inside the first two weeks of April at 1903 Grand River
it can function the anchoring enterprise for the park, which was added to the downtown panorama in summer season. The newly-constructed constructing stands alone from the park on the nook of Cass and and Grand River.
Lumen is owned and operated by Norm and Bonnie LePage and their son and daughter-in-law Scott and Susan LePage. The LePages additionally personal Large Rock Chophouse and Griffin Claw Brewing Firm in Birmingham and Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills.
Each Bonnie and Norm have Detroit roots, although.
“My spouse and I grew up right here and after we have been youngsters we used to hang around each of us in Detroit,” stated Norm LePage. He stated they’ve come near opening a Detroit restaurant, even so long as 30 years in the past, however didn’t discover the correct alternative till Lumen.

“Some how nothing actually match till this got here alongside,” he stated. “I like the park, I like the angle of DTE and what they needed to do with the world. They wish to see this develop simply in addition to a few of the different pockets which might be rising.”
LePage stated that considered one of his aims with Lumen is to cater to Detroit residents in addition to people visiting Beacon Park and the close by stadiums. He additionally says his funding within the metropolis isn’t over and thinks he could have “a minimum of another” restaurant in him.
Lumen will supply a full bar and has a beer-friendly menu developed by chef Gabby Milton, who can also be the manager chef at Large Rock Chophouse and Reserve.
Milton stated she needed to serve dishes that will make sense with the family-friendly park setting close by.
“We’re attempting to do approachable meals,” she stated. “There’s a whole lot of (companies) round right here doing very eclectic menus and we needed to do extra basic meals with a twist.”

Purchase PhotoLumen Detroit opens subsequent month in DTE Power’s Beacon Park with a beer-centric menu that’s additionally approachable and family-friendly. (Photograph: Melody Baetens / The Detroit Information)
A kind of twists are the all the pieces bagel wings, that are small rooster wings fried and seasoned like an all the pieces bagel can be, and served with a dill-lemon sauce that’s like a classy ranch dressing.
Different objects on the snack menu ($7-$18) embody a charcuterie plate, mac and cheese with prosciutto and peas, crab truffles and a farmer’s market bowl with hummus tabbouleh, native veggies, olives and naan bread.
Lumen can even serve a menu of soups and salads ($6-$12) and entrees like PEI mussels, steak and frites, a home burger and a Michigan pork chop with schnitzel, purple cabbage, potatoes and complete grain mustard. Entrees run $11-$27.
The bar will supply cocktails and wines by the glass and bottle, and can give attention to Michigan craft beer, together with a number of faucets devoted to Griffin Claw, naturally.
When Lumen Detroit opens,
hours will likely be open Three-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; Three-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and Three-9 p.m. Sunday. Lunch and brunch service will likely be added later within the yr. Go to
Twitter: @melodybaetens

Purchase PhotoLumen Detroit opens subsequent month with indoor and out of doors seating for greater than 200 at DTE Power’s Beacon Park in Detroit. (Photograph: Melody Baetens / The Detroit Information)

Learn or Share this story: