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Wrought Iron Grill sizzles up a menu of meats and fish and serves them alongside a seasonal cornucopia of supporting acts. Chefs artfully arrange a rotating selection of fresh fare that currently includes the blue-cheese-encrusted sirloin, a flavorful cut of chargrilled beef accompanied by a savory retinue of garlic mashed potatoes and fresh veggies ($17.99), and the duck-and-wild-mushroom pizza, an umami mélange of duck meat, grilled onions, wild mushrooms, and gruyere cheese dancing atop a floury discus ($11.99). Many of the recipes at Wrought Iron Grill employ the tongue-tickling properties of regionally sourced ingredients, such as the crab-stuffed Lake Superior whitefish ($19.99). A litany of libations carouse with food platters in epicurean bliss, including the Michigan-made Fenn Valley Meritage ($29/bottle, $8/glass) or selections from the grill's hearty beer list.
Like a vacuum-sealed shadowbox of Jefferson's finest parachute pants, the spacious interior of Wrought Iron Grill fashionably preserves the past, occupying the space of a 110-year-old factory with sleek, modern updates. Understated furnishings fill spaces enclosed by exposed-brick walls and high ceilings, and a bar top fashioned from an ancient welding-room floor is staffed by the ghosts of grizzled iron workers.
Wrought Iron Grill
The chefs at Wrought Iron Grill design dishes that are artfully executed down to the last detail. Take, for example, the housemade sauces and soups that are made fresh daily, or the veal demi-glace they make to flavor hand-cut, marrow-encrusted filet mignon. They also take care to incorporate local ingredients, coating wild-caught scallops with Michigan morel mushrooms and flash-frying fillets of Michigan perch.
Housed in the five-story brick structure that once held Woodard Furniture Company, Wrought Iron Grill's decor harks back to the building's industrial past. Flooring reclaimed from a welding room tops the bar, and 110-year-old windows hang over the heads of bartenders as they pour Michigan beers and mix drinks such as signature bloody marys garnished with spicy Mandingo pickles, 45th Parallel asparagus, and jumbo shrimp. Live bands often play atop the building's loading dock, allowing singers to be conveniently wheeled away after they've finished performing.