The London Chop House, where generations of Detroit's rich and powerful had met for meals and deals until it closed in 1991, will reopen soon, the Detroit Free Press reports.
The Chop House will return, perhaps as early as January, to the same location on Congress Street, near City Hall, General Motors headquarters at the Renaissance Center, and Joe Louis Arena, according to the paper.
A 1988 New York Times article captured the essence of the place in a single sentence:
"Hidden in the basement of a downtown office building, the Chop House has been high theater and a haven for the well-to-do, where waiters in dinner jackets know precisely how many ice cubes patrons like in their drinks and social climbers and power brokers clamor for table No. 1."
Owner Nico Gatzaros told the Free Press the resurgent restaurant would be "just like it used to be," except the prices will be somewhat lower.
"Everything's going to be back to the old school," he said.