Two metro Detroit restaurants named among Esquire's best in America for 2018

Posted: 8:30 AM, Nov 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-29 13:30:37Z

Two metro Detroit restaurants, one in Detroit and one in Ferndale, have been named among Esquire's "Best New Restaurants in America, 2018."

The list, released on Wednesday, features restaurants from across the country.

Coming in at No. 11 is Lady of the House, which is located in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood and is run by Kate Williams.

"Williams, who has Irish-American family roots in the Corktown neighborhood where she cooks, pays close attention to the well-being (and diversity) of her employees—so much so that, like a proud mama, she hangs their childhood photos in a hallway by the kitchen," Esquire writes. "The magnificently delicious “carrot steak” may carry an echo of a dish associated with Relæ, the pioneering New Nordic spot in Copenhagen, but the rum cake? Williams got that recipe directly from her mother."

Voyager, located in Ferndale, came in at No. 15 on the list. It was also named one of Food & Wine's best restaurants of 2018.

"Order the Dungeness crab with fermented mayo, and the tuna on toast, and a dozen or so oysters, and you might trick yourself into catching a whiff of an ocean breeze in the midwestern air," Esquire writes . "The high-quality cooking makes sense when you consider the pedigree of chefs Jennifer Jackson and Justin Tootla, who’ve logged hours on the good ships Prune and Le Bernardin."