in West Bloomfield is sure to get off on the right foot tonight at a fundraiser to benefit the .
On Thursday, 50 percent of the gross dinner sales that evening will be used for scholarship assistance for children in the JCC's summer day camps.
Prime29 is set to open to the public Sunday in the former location of , 6545 Orchard Lake Rd.
Described as "casual fine" dining by management, patrons should have the opportunity to enjoy features such as outdoor dining with a fireplace in addition to a steak menu with a twist.
Beverage director Mike Derlyo explains that Prime29's roster of cuts, from an 8 oz. filet mignon to the 24. oz. Tomahawk ribeye are made from USDA prime meat kept aged for 29 days, in order to create a most tender dish.
Derylo continued that the restaurant offers a strong array of choices for vegan and gluten-free dieters, including portobello tirrene, stir fry, and a new soup of the day, every day.
Entrees start at $18 for the Fettuccine Florentine and range to $79 for the ribeye, which is served tableside by the chef.
Part-owner Samer Sinawi, who was part of the same ownership group which had owned 7, points out that a different atmosphere will be prevalent at the new restaurant.
Sinawi promises a lounge atmosphere, with plentiful opportunities for parties and an outdoor area with a fireplace that will be used into winter.
"We wanted to stay away from some other classic, stuffy steakhouses," Derlyo said. "It's going to be a nice place to bring the family and enjoy a fine dining experience like none other which is available here."
For reservations, call the restaurant at 248-737-7463 or visit prime29steakhouse.com for reservations.