The Dirty Dog is another feather in the cap of Gretchen Valade, the entrepreneur and philanthropist whose generosity and love of jazz saved the Detroit International Jazz Festival. Chef Andre Neimanis’ sophisticated tapas-style menu encompasses unusual dishes that showcase his creativity. Musically, the Dirty Dog has some of Detroit’s best players, with piano sets from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by two evening shows with full bands. Willie Jones, the general manager, is visible in the front of the house, overseeing service and keeping the whole show running smoothly.
The Dirty Dog is a gem of a find for great jazz music. There are few places in the US you can hear music of this caliber. It is relaxed, fun and always entertaining. Remember, you are paying to hear truly great music. The Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe is a sensory extravaganza of flavors and sounds. The restaurant is elegantly decorated with a warm, glowing ambiance. Alexander Zonjic is often performing at this place.
Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 97 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan (Detroit)