The latest iteration of Ash—Bar has opened with The Siren in downtown Detroit.

A progressive take on all-day “Continental Dining,” the menu is designed to embody the spirit of the quintessential European cafe seen through an Americana lens helmed by Chef Scott Martinelli.

Ash—Bar takes an old-world approach to the food programme, infusing historic references and recipes with vision and idiosyncrasy in dishes such as Steak Frites, Milanese, and Trout a la Meuniere as well as fresh-made pastas that will be offered at dinner.

Designed by multi-hyphenate design studio Ash, the interiors are meant to evoke the essence of Detroit during its “boom era”, transporting guests back in time to a bustling, machine-age dining space. The Siren Hotel itself has been restored and reborn from the city’s iconic Wurlitzer building, which had a rich history in Detroit’s cultural scene as a store and manufacturer for musical instruments upon its opening in 1926. Ash—Bar’s emergence is a similar ode to the glory days of the motor city, embracing the past with a look towards the future of the modern traveller.

Taking cues from Detroit’s many W.P.A. murals, the restaurant features its own hand-painted mural crowning the room—with utilitarian forms, chrome details, rich wood veneers and minty green surfaces that recall factory floor machinery and classic streamlined auto design.