At long last, Grand Central Delicatessen in Pleasant Ridge will open its doors this Sunday, March 26. The combination deli-counter-and-sit-down restaurant will feature a limited menu for the first few weeks: sandwiches made with Sixteen Bricks bread, Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, and housemade condiments; and a selection of signature side salads.
Owners Jeff Strong and Sheelah Parker outfitted the interior in the style of New York City’s Grand Central Station circa 1920s, with black-and-white photos of NYC, a cabinet grand piano, refinished church pews for bench seating, an old-school wooden phone booth that still works—in case you want to crank call someone from the Great Depression—soft lighting, and classy gold accents. (Don’t miss the funky, gravity-aided Brazilian soap dispenser in the restroom.)
It’ll also be BYOB and free corkage, as they finalize the liquor license.
The restaurant seats about 40, including the gorgeous 10-seat bar built and designed by P-Ridge resident David Rayburn. There will be year-round seating on the dog-friendly front patio as well, which features a custom Danny Babcock mural. Doors open at 11 a.m. this Sunday.
Grand Central Delicatessen, 6085 Montgomery Rd., Pleasant Ridge, 513-531-3354, gcdeli.com