Warm up with a Bowl of French Onion Soup in Metro Detroit

By: Scott Davis | October 30, 2015

The weather is getting colder with each passing day taking us deeper into fall, which means a lot of us are interested in comfort food to keep our stomachs warm and full. Soup definitely comes to mind during the autumn months. Specifically, let’s focus on French onion soup. Listed below are a few places you may want to consider if French onion soup is on your radar.

The Brewery in Clinton Township is a good place to start. It offers baked French onion soup on its menu. The soup is served au gratin style, with bread crumbs, butter and melted cheese. If you’re really in the mood for French-inspired food, The Brewery also offers escargot.

London Chop House in Downtown Detroit may be best known for its English influence, but it still knows a thing or two about French onion soup. Available for both lunch and dinner, the soup consists of caramelized sweet onions, aged sherry, and toasted Gruyere croutons. The chop house also has happy hour from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., as well as a cigar lounge!

Bistro 82 is a modern day French bistro in Royal Oak. It takes its French onion soup game up a notch, by offering French onion soup dumplings on the menu! The dish consists of Gruyere cheese, Vidalia onions and, perhaps the best part, Founder’s Breakfast Stout.

For more on Bistro 82, check out our recent video story on the establishment.

The Laundry in Fenton seems to be another local favorite for Soupe à l’oignon gratinée – or French onion soup as we Americans call it. The Laundry refers to its flavorful and rich soup as “Real French Onion Soup,” and it comes in one large size only for $8.60. The restaurant also has quite the lineup of cocktails.

Steelhouse Tavern of Troy is another option. Its French onion soup is made up of onion, Stella Artois beer broth, crostini and provolone cheese. You can also pair your soup with happy hour drink specials any day of the week from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.!

Basically, Metro Detroit has French onion soup for days – seriously, you could go to a different place every day of the week. Enough chatter, go out and get some.