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Cadillac Cafe at The Detroit Opera House
Cadillac Cafe at The Detroit Opera House

Cadillac Cafe at The Detroit Opera House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cadillaccafedetroit.com
  • Email: adonaldson@motopera.org
  • Phone: (313) 237-3284
  • Hours of Operation: The Cadillac Cafe is always OPEN 2 Hours before Showtimes:

    Matinee Shows, Lunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Evening Shows, Dinner: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    *When making Cafe reservations please allow at least an hour for dining as all items are made to order for the perfect dining experience to accompany your show experience.

    *Cafe also open during Show Intermission

    The Cadillac Cafe is also available for Private Event Rental. Please contact us at (313) 237-3418 for more information.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary European, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Edna Robinson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Whether you are looking for catering at your special event here at the Detroit Opera House, Office lunches, or a function at a off-site location, the Cadillac Café has hundreds of menu choices and options for all of your needs. Our staff is also able to develop a one of a kind menu for your special event or meeting.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Detroit Opera House features many lounges, lobbies, private rooms, and stage space to accommodate groups of 15 to over 500. Please contact us to learn more about using the Detroit Opera House for any and all of your event needs.

    Please contact Angela Donaldson for all of your Food & Beverage Needs at (313) 237-3284 adonaldson@motopera.org

    and Dewan Mitchell at (313) 237-3418 if you are interested learning more about renting the Detroit Opera House or any of our spaces for your next event. dmitchell@motopera.org
  • Private Party Contact: Angela Donaldson (313) 237-3284
  • Entertainment: Please visit our website at www.cadillaccafedetroit.com for info

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison & John R.
  • Public Transit: People Mover:
    Broadway Stop
    Round trip coach to the Detroit Opera House for only $15.
    For More Information on park and ride please call: (313) 237-SING
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Detroit Opera House Parking Center is located at 1426 Broadway with entrances on John R Street & Grand River Avenue.

    Our All-new, state of the art structure features:
    - Access just steps from the Detroit Opera House and close to Ford Field, Comerica Park, Music Hall, Foxtown, and Greektown.
    - Well lighted, 24-hour security
    - ATM indoors (PNC Bank)
    - Close to People Mover (Broadway)
A word from Cadillac Cafe at The Detroit Opera House
The Cadillac Cafe is located on the Madison Avenue side of the Detroit Opera House. This cozy, pub-like bistro is always open two hours before any event at the Detroit Opera House and all major events Downtown. The Cadillac Cafe features a menu for everyone from specially themed entrees for the Opera, Dance, or Concert production on the stage to our wide selection of appetizers, sandwiches, and elegant desserts.

*When making Cafe reservations please allow at least an hour for dining as all items are made to order for the perfect dining experience to accompany your show experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Waiter doubled as bartender and spent more time there than with us. Would have had a second glass of wine but he disappeared for long periods of time so we never got a chance. Took a while to get him to pick up the bill, and we had opera tickets so we got a little antsy.."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wine was delicious(Polka Dot); salmon, salad, vegetable, and rice made a light, tasty meal. We enjoyed during intermission a yummy decadent chocolate dessert--a nice touch of serving dessert during intermission. Wait staff was pleasant and attentive. We would definitely plan another outing at the cafe!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This place is perfect if you don't want to deal with going somewhere downtown, parking, eating, and getting in the car to drive to the Opera House. The food is decent and priced well. Full bar, some pretty nice cocktails, and a great view out to Comerica were all enough to bring me back. We both got the salmon and steamed vegetable. Salmon was a little dry and a bit salty, but neither were worthy of a major complaint, especially for the price. Was nice to finish up and walk right out to the theater. I would likely not visit if not seeing a show though. The convenience, price, and great service though will make it a staple for me before any performance."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The meal an the service was just great! we had a wonderful time. Thank You."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Your staff was incredible. Everyone worked well together. The time I was there was very special. Spent quality time with a family member who will be moving away. This will be a night I will remember for ever from your staff to the food and to the great show we seen. That's again for the great night. I will be back and I will share my experience with family and friends."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I had a good meal which is usual for this restaurant. The service is good everyone is friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "As always, we were provided with an excellent server (Brandon) and the food was wonderfully prepared (and very tasteful). The view was outstanding and romantic."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "It was a great place to dine prior to seeing a show at the Detroit Opera Theater. The pasta primavera was interesting and very tasty."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Located in the Detroit Opera House, so park once and you're there. We went for lunch. Somewhat limited menu, but what we had was tasty and just right for lunch. Reasonable pricing."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed lunch - never been before but will come again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our service was great, we had a group of 7 and we were accommodated. We ordered our food, and it came our extremely fast. We had a great waiter, James gave us great service. We had an awesome time, the ambience was calm. The manager came around to make sure that everyone's dining experience was on point. It was great customer serivce all the way around. I have absolutely no negative comments."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I never realized this place existed. My wife & I went here for dinner prior to a show at the Opera House. For starters I had a shrimp cocktail while my wife had a cup of cream of broccoli soup - Both very good choices. For our main entrees I ordered the salmon and my wife the chicken. Again both very good. For dessert my wife had a piece of chocolate cake. Great experience."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had a very nice waiter - Brandon. My daughter and I relaxed, had some wine, had a small meal, and then enjoyed Porgy and Bess."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Nice dinner before the opera---convenient to have restaurant in the same building as the performance."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My 10 year old granddaughter and I had a wonderful dining experience before the dance theater."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "it is wonderful to be able to go to a New York in feeling restaurant right in the opera house and then be able to go on inside for the performance. AJ did a fine job waiting on us again - enthusiastic and able."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "great for pre-event dining. Very friendly service, good food at reasonable prices"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The salmon dish was just spectacular. It is rare to find a chef in Michigan that can cook salmon to perfection and boy oh boy it was absolutely perfect! Would definitely go again to enjoy the food - FYI the salted caramel cheesecake was sinful!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The Century Club is conveniently located inside the Opera House and it is a great spot for dinner before the show. The ambiance is very pleasant, the food is good and the service is prompt and gracious."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The Cadillac Cafe is located in the same building of the Detroit Opera House. Therefore, you can park, receive excellent dining and witness an outstanding performance. The view is outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had a wonderful brunch before the ballet. Brandon's service was second to none. I will return!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "It was convenient to the performance we went to see."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A surprising jewel inside the Detroit Opera House, with fresh cosmopolitan fare. And the staff are cognizant of everyone trying to eat before the show, so service is fast."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were pleased with being able to navigate the motorized wheel chair to our table without incident. The lamb shank was tender... sautéed in a delicious sauce.. however, the turkey sandwich was a bit soggy to taste...perhaps to over saturated with salad dressing. Service was slow but we got our food order before the start of the theatre show, giving us enough time to eat in a relaxing environment. We enjoyed the ambiance, chatter of customers, easy access to the theatre from the café, and friendly professional waiters. Ms.E.Shaifer & Dr. A.Cushingberry"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Given that this restaurant is at the Opera House, I had higher expectations. The ambience was more of an upscale pub than I expected. It's a small place, so it seemed that they only staff a few servers. Though our waiter was busy and a bit slow to attend to us, the service was still good, and all of the staff was pleasant. They work together to take care of the customers, which helped the quality of service. The food, however, was very average. My daughters food was hot, but mine came out lukewarm - unaccounted for difference in prep timing, perhaps? All in all, next time we see a show, we'll be visiting one of the restaurants nearby instead. I wouldn't suggest this one for anything but it's convenience of being in the Opera House."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Staff is excellent and food is amazing! It is a great place to eat before or after a show at Detroit Opera House. Reservations are needed. It truly is a great place for great food!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Location in the Opera House is perfect. Service was great - Rose and AJ provided outstanding service. We will return."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The atmosphere was romatic and the view was outstanding. The food and service were excellent! I plan to return again and again when I planned to attend an Opera performance."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I was pleasantly surprised! The food was excellent! A little on the expensive side but I expected that due to the location. We shared the shrimp cocktail, shrimp Caesar salad and lobster mac & cheese. After we had the death by chocolate and salted caramel cheesecake that was to die for! We will definitely be returning for our next show :)"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Excellent service and friendly wait staff. There for lunch and the food was very good."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "We made a reservation before show at the Detroit Opera House- Due to bad weather we were in real time crunch to get the food on the table and get down to our seats for the show. The staff was amazing!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The food was amazing, deliver of the food was like a picture. The server (AJ) and Rose her assistant were amazing and tended to everything. Will go back again !"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Everyone agree food was good and the service was excellent. Would definitely go again but the food could be a little hotter when delivered. Great location attached to the Opera House."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "We enjoyed the meal, the location (cold night in Detroit and we had Elf tickets!) and the reasonable prices."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I consider this restaurant one of the best kept secrets in Detroit. The staff is friendly, inviting and very competent. Whenever we have a concert at the Opera House, we wouldn't consider going anywhere else."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Great place to start off our night at the Theatre. Nice atmosphere, very good food, excellent service, with reasonable pricing. Limited menu, but something for all tastes (the broasted chicken was great...). And, you walk right into the Theatre without having to go back outside! Nice on a cold night."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We had a great experience at the Cadillac Bistro! Delicious food, great drinks, and Brandon was a fabulous waiter! Loved that it was attached to the Opera House. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "My wife and I took our granddaughter to see a show at the Opera House and decided to do dinner beforehand. It was a great experience. The waitstaff was exceptionally courteous and the atmosphere was warm, inviting, and unique. The food was very flavorful, although the portions were a bit small. The drinks were quite good, although $10 for a mixed drink was a bit pricey. We especially enjoyed having our dessert ready for us at our table during the intermission of the show--this was a fantastic feature. Overall, we'd certainly do this again."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "I very recently dined at The Cadillac Cafe. I booked reservations online, very easy and convenient. The restaurant itself, first the decor was art deco, and the service excellent. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I liked the European portions not giant sized like so many other restaurants. The price was moderate. So very convenient as we went to The Nutcracker after our dinner. A wonderful dining experience.."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This is a great place to enjoy a meal before an Opera at the Michigan Opera Theater. The food is very good and the service is as well. There's a complete bar and, in fact we've sometimes eaten there."
    Dined on 11/24/2013