When looking for a place to eat downtown a few nights back, I kept coming across one name: Townhouse. Naturally, I declared that’s where we’d go as I saw it as a challenge from the internet to see if it really was worth all the hype.
The restaurant is divided into 3 parts: bar, diner area and enclosed patio.
The diner portion looks like a Detroit themed restaurant you’d find in a coastal city, owned by someone originally from Detroit who wanted to bring a piece of home with them when they moved.
I loved it.
It’s lit with dangling lightbulbs, the waiters wear red suspenders and the walls are covered in neon signs, pledges and artwork.
The enclosed patio portion feels like a completely separate restaurant. All the walls and ceiling are glass, the lights are strung across the ceiling and wrapped around indoor trees. It’s the kind of place you could pass an entire evening with a few bottles of wine and some great friends.
I’ll show you the bar in a bit. For now, let’s get down to business. The food.
The menu is mostly burgers and salads. So, we got one of each (there really is nothing I love more than seeing the words “build your own” on a menu).
After our first bite, we both gave each other the slow nod. You know what I’m talking about.
I have to tell you, the best bit by far were the truffle fries. Just look at those bad boys.
When they were put on the table, we both stopped talking, dove for them first and then groaned over them. Honestly, I’m surprised we weren’t asked to leave.
After feeling fully stuffed and satisfied, we headed over to the bar for another round of cocktails.
How can you not love a place that will make you a bellini?
I think it’s fair to say the internet won the challenge as I loved Townhouse. The food and drinks were fantastic and the restaurant itself has such a fun atmosphere.
If you’re looking for a place to spend your Friday night (see, isn’t this a convenient post), you can make a reservation here or just pop in and grab a seat at the bar for a drink.