MGM Grand Detroit, the city’s premier entertainment destination, announced it will once again partner with one of the world’s most celebrated restaurateurs.
Master Chef Wolfgang Puck will be rejoining the property with two new restaurants—Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina and Wolfgang Puck Steak.
“It’s great to return to Detroit and to the MGM Grand,” Puck says. “I have a long-standing relationship with MGM Resorts International and strong partnership with MGM Grand Detroit. Detroit has a lot of great restaurants and it’s an excellent place for us to be. We’re looking forward to bringing two new concepts to locals and visitors.”
Steve Zanella, general manager of MGM Grand Detroit, says, “This is tremendous news for both MGM Grand Detroit and the city. We are constantly listening to our guests, reviewing our product offerings, and reinvesting in our property. We are very excited to partner again with Wolfgang for the openings of his new restaurants.”
Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina will offer guests a warm and inviting atmosphere in a comfortable setting with an approachable menu.
The restaurant will pay tribute to Italy through house-made pastas and specialty dishes and is complete with Italian favorites including antipasti, salads, and enticing entrees featuring meats and fish.
The menu will feature nearly one dozen of Puck’s signature oven-baked pizzas. The beverage list will complement the menu’s Italian flavors and will include a comprehensive selection of Italian wines, domestic and international beers, and specialty cocktails.
Wolfgang Puck Steak is a new concept, developed specifically for MGM Grand Detroit, and will become the place to see and be seen in Detroit.
A contemporary steak restaurant, Wolfgang Puck Steak will offer guests steakhouse favorites with Wolfgang’s signature style. The menu will provide broad appeal with a large assortment of grilled steaks and meats, shellfish, and roasted whole fresh fish, plus a selection of sauces and side dishes to accompany the entrees.
The dynamic beverage program will feature an international wine list with robust red wines and vibrant white wines, plus artisan, custom-crafted cocktails.
“Both of our restaurants will be led in the kitchen by Chef Marc Djozlija,” Puck says. “Working with a Chef like Marc is great. He’s a talented chef and a great businessman. And he’s born and raised in Detroit, so he knows the people and the city very well.”
Djozlija is the former chef of Wolfgang Puck Grille and 10-year-plus veteran of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group. He began his career with Puck in 1992, joining the opening team of Wolfgang’s famed restaurant Spago in Las Vegas.
Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina will inhabit the space that is currently occupied by SALTWATER, and Wolfgang Puck Steak will be in the space now housing BOURBON STEAK, both operated by Chef Michael Mina.
“After five successful years and at the completion of their contract, the Mina Group and MGM Grand Detroit have mutually decided to pursue new opportunities,” Zanella says. “We have greatly enjoyed our relationship with the Mina Group and thank them for their contribution to our success.”