Eddie's whole family is a family of restaurateurs (his cousins own Anita's Kitchen just on the other side of Woodward from John D), but when Eddie decided to open John D, he wanted to do something a little different.
MEET THE OWNER
Eddie's whole family is a family of restaurateurs (his cousins own Anita's Kitchen just on the other side of Woodward from John D), but when Eddie decided to open John D, he wanted to do something a little different. "I come from a restaurant family so the next logical step was to own my own restaurant," he explains. "I didn't want to do what my family has always done, the Lebanese. I wanted more of a loungey kind of place. I didn't know what direction to go with the menu until I got Adis."
“I love Ferndale because the people are laid back and they really know their food over here,” Farah said. “I’ve been hanging out in the city since 2001 and I just love it. When the building became available, it just felt like home. I feel so comfortable here.”
There have been a lot of new restaurants that have opened in Ferndale recently and several more to come. But Eddie isn't worried. He has found that the community spirit of Ferndale trumps all aspects of competition, and the businesses all work together towards a common goal. "We’re all going to bring different people into the city," he says. "We all want people to come into the city."
We took some time to sit down with Scott Breazeale, Executive Chef at Ferndale’s John D Bistro, to discuss his most recent menu change.
This stylish yet casual spot brings something just a little different to the eclectic mix that is Ferndale
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Ferndale’s new John D Bistro is set to open Saturday in the old Club Bart space on Woodward with a contemporary American menu and an interior the owner describes as “urban decay meets modern design.”
Eddie Farah's soon-to-open Ferndale restaurant, John D Bistro, will serve up unique cuisine that "appeals to all the senses," convey a Ferndale vibe that Farah's come to know after years of frequenting the city's top spots and do it in an atmosphere that says "cosmopolitan".