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This Old Fisherman’s Marina Has Transformed Into A Farm-Meets-Restaurant, With Serene Waterfront Views

Jessica Ramos Jessica Ramos

This Old Fisherman’s Marina Has Transformed Into A Farm-Meets-Restaurant, With Serene Waterfront Views

This new Woman-owned restaurant and bar has beautiful waterside views!

Coriander Kitchen and Farm has been around for the past 5 years as a “will-work-from-anywhere” catering service, preparing farm-fresh food from Gwen’s farm on the East side of Detroit through Allison’s culinary skills. After a lot of dreaming and working, Coriander Kitchen and Farm has finally got their own brick-and-mortar store . The renovated Fisherman’s Marina building needed a bit of TLC, and after a lot of hard work, it got it. Thew new restaurant is a bright and colorful new space that has first come, first serve picnic tables and string lights decking out its waterside patio.

Coriander Kitchen’s roots may have been planted here with their collaboration with Detroit River Sports. Paddle to Table was a concept where people could have fun on the marina paddling or canoeing, then pull up to get some tasty farm-fresh grub. Now, they are able to call Jefferson Chalmers their new home, where they can serve tasty beer and freshly prepared salads alongside the canal everyday, instead of only in big quantities like when they were caterers. As the weather warms up, we’re thinking that this will be one of the most popular spots in Detroit this springtime.

The neighborhood holds a lot of good memories for local Detroiters who used to come as children. The canal was used for fishing and the marina was used by the locals for boating, as apparent by the old Fisherman’s Marina store that Coriander Kitchen is now occupying. But Gwen and Allison are determined to pay tribute to the space as it was before by making sure guests are quiet and respectful of the neighborhood as it continues to rise in popularity.

The grand opening was March 8th, so they’ve already enjoyed their first weekend as a new restaurant and bar. Come join them this upcoming weekend. Check out their website for information on their upcoming hours.

[featured image via facebook.com/corianderdetroit]