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RIP: Caucus Club [DTW]

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http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20...

Seems that the bldg owner must have increased their rent ...

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  1. I'm sorry to see history go, but I've eaten there a number of times over the last 15 years in business settings. As someone who appreciates great food, I have to say it was only OK. One of the old line restaurants going forward with OK, not great, renditions of 1950s/60s WASP food. So that puts the diners of Detroit in a quandary - pay for history but not a great meal? Or pay for a great meal elsewhere?

    Also, while the federal courts are down there, so many of the Metro attorneys are no longer in offices right around Caucus. You want to see high profile lawyers winding down, head to the nicer places on Northwestern Hwy, north Woodward, Capitol Grille, etc.

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    1. re: HillsofBeverly

      "Also, while the federal courts are down there, so many of the Metro attorneys are no longer in offices right around Caucus. You want to see high profile lawyers winding down, head to the nicer places on Northwestern Hwy, north Woodward, Capitol Grille, etc."

      That seems sad, somehow. A restaurant on Northwestern just isn't the same as an old-school diner/restaurant in an old building downtown.

      1. re: Jimmytrout

        Concur. I wonder if the new landlord has their own [restaurant] plans for the space.

        Gotta admit, the last time I dined at the CC, it seemed that the kitchen was coasting,
        and not in a good way.

        1. re: Jimmytrout

          Agree....I was just out of college and working downtown in the Penobscot building and a mentor took me to Caucus Club, what a great experience. Great food, sophistication, power players at lunch, all new to a 22 year old. Time passes/things change but first time experiences like that are important.

        2. re: HillsofBeverly

          i agree. i would get there once or twice a year. i was there in december and it was the same. decent, but nothing to write home about. much more about nostalgia (and i have only been going for 20 years, well past its prime) than the food.