The Canopy was a popular restaurant in Brighton, Michigan a few decades ago. It was a steakhouse before the term meant “premium.” At the time, it was the finest establishment there, and they did a fine business the times that I was there. They had a nice bar; this was the era when you either spent before dinner or after dinner in the lounge. Times were more relaxed and one socialized more in these types of establishments.
This was the kind of restaurant that featured prime rib, porterhouse and T-bone steaks. There were also a few seafood dishes and I will venture to say a chicken dinner as well. There was one large dining room and then a second room that was used either as additional dining area or for parties. In the era that they were busy, I believe that they had a smorgasbord feature one night a week.
This was a restaurant of its time and cocktails were king. Wine was a secondary offering in places of this nature. Which was fine, people dined, but they were not “foodies” like today. So back then we enjoyed wines like Alexis Lichine Vin Rouge, a red table wine; or when offered a basic red Bordeaux like Chateau Redon. Even then I would try to find a bottle of wine to make the dinner more special. The restaurant is gone now, but there is a fine wine and liquor store in Brighton with the same name, and I have bought a few bottles there on occasion.