“Lady of the House” in Detroit’s Corktown opened last September, but it’s already making its mark.
In January, the restaurant at Trumbull and Bagley got a glowing write up in the New York Times.
Now, GQ magazine names it one of the top best new restaurants in 2018 — one of 13 around the country.
GQ’s Brett Martin ate his way through restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Houston and beyond and had some very flattering things to say about Lady of the House:
Kate Williams’s Corktown tavern feels like a midwestern twin of Chez Ma Tante, down to their coolly modern dark-wood interiors.
One of my favorite single dishes of the entire year was Lady of the House’s “Parisian Ham”—a simple plate of slow-poached French-style ham, shaved thin but in slices that still offer a pleasantly spongy bite. It is served on a plate accompanied by a small dish of butter whipped with Dijon mustard and fermented honey, and it takes you a moment to realize what’s missing: There is no bread. You look from the ham to the butter, from the butter to the ham. You glance around: Is this some kind of test? Is there a two-way mirror somewhere? Am I supposed to just…butter the ham?