Detroit Prime
Detroit Prime
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Detroit Prime

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mattprenticeculinaryexperience.com/Detroit_Prime.html
  • Phone: 2487379600
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Corporate Chef Travis Waynick
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: If nostalgia is the right ingredient for your party, Detroit Prime is the spot for you! Buyouts are available for this 1940's rendition of Downtown Detroit which can hold up to 250 guests. This is the perfect spot for a Corporate event!
  • Special Events: New Year's Eve Celebration
    Ladies night out, 1/2 off drinks for ladies all night long, feature appetizers, giveways, champagne toast at midnight, starting at 5 pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Northwestern & 14 Mile Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Detroit Prime
Detroit Prime is a tribute to Detroit's heritage, including memories of yesteryear as well as today. Vignettes pay homage to Boblo Island, the Detroit Boat Club, Tiger Stadium, Hudson's, Motown's Hitsville USA, Vernors®, Henry the Hatter, the Belle Isle Conservatory and Stroh's, among others in Karen's dazzling design. Chef Travis' menu focuses on USDA Prime value cuts such as Skirt Steak, Culottes, Baseball Tops, Short Ribs, Hanger Steak, Tournedos and Brisket. These cuts will be paired with both creative and classic steakhouse side dishes.
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Detroit Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The food was ok and the service
    Domi
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    The food was ok and the service was great. I would suggest the filet but they were out of prime rib which is why we went there. If you have a groupon I would go but if not it's not worth the money.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • out of Prime Rib at 7pm on
    Joani
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    out of Prime Rib at 7pm on a Saturday night. Poor presentation of food. Tasted good but looked like a piece of meat thrown on plate-no garnish, vegetable served separately.
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  • Horrible service for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Will not go again. Average age per customer - 50. Average price per entree - 25. If I'm going to spend $55 on an 18-oz ribeye, this place is definitely NOT on my list. No one arrived at our table for 15 minutes until the manager asked for our drinks (probably because he noticed we were not served yet). Our waiter stopped by for a second to ask drinks right after and said he'd be back but never did. The waiter only had 4 tables (10 patrons total) to take care of so I'm not sure what the problem was. No refills on drinks ever came throughout the night except from the busboy once with water. After dinner, it took 20 minutes for the bill which we had to ask from the busboy again because no one ever checked on us. Good luck, not good.
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  • Not Fine Dining but Good Food
    Katmandu13
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Food was good. Service was good. I would recommend an early seating as things seemed hectic as the restaurant filled up. It's a very busy place so if you are looking for ambience this is not your place. We were looking for a romantic Valentine's dinner so this didn't fit the bill but we had a very nice dinner and didn't linger which i am sure was their goal. We like to 'dine' and didn't feel like this restaurant accomplished this for us even though the menu suggests sophistication. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not impressed. Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    not impressed. Service was incredibly slow. prime rib was just ok. wouldn't go back.
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  • Neighborhood Gen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    I have eaten at your restaurant at least 4 times and the food is consistently good. The wait staff has always been top notch, very accomodating. It's a great atmosphere, easy to have a conversation and relax. Our only complaint on Friday was that the prime rib was luke warm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Detroit Prime Gets Better & Better
    MsDineOutAlot
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    The ever-changing menu continues to improve - the addition of the PB&J and Meatloaf slider appetizers makes it a great choice for Happy Hour! Scottish Salmon dish is amazing! and the Pot 'd creme, well, it just doesn't get much better. Went on a "tap takeover" night with great beer sampler from Rochester Mills/Brewing - sorry can't remember exactly - great idea.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant doesn't know
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    This restaurant doesn't know what it wants to be. The space and the atmosphere say family or chain restaurant, but the menuAnd prices say fine dining. The chicken Marsala wasInedible and the prime rib was tasty but the thinnest pieceOf meat I've ever seen. Will not be back!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat eaters delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Wonderful beef! All courses were exceptional right thru to dessert The food was very good and the service was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I was expecting!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    Not exactly what I expected or hoped for. With a name like Detroit Prime and Prime Rib on the menu I was expecting something special. Well, the Prime Rib was below average. I was served a thin (12 oz), gray piece of meat barely warm. I was hoping for the kind of presentation and flavor I used to get at Mountain Jacks but that wasn't in the offing. Also, the place is supposed to be representative of Detroit but curiously lacked two of the main features of the city THE MUSIC AND THE CARS! Not one hint of Motown played over the house system instead a banal blend of acoustic impressions of some hits from yesterday and not one reference to cars in the whole place. If you carved out some old cars and used them for dining areas it would be a hit!
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  • With nobody in the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    With nobody in the restaurant on a Tuesday night, will it still be in business in 6 months? I doubt it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I thoroughly
    MB100
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It tasted great and was presented well. That being said, we thought the atmosphere was not appropriate for a restaurant where you can easily spend over a $100 on a dinner for two. The staff was dressed very casually and the ambiance was lacking. It was also very bright in the restaurant for an evening steak dinner. Although we enjoyed the food, we'd prefer to spend the same amount at another steakhouse with a more upscale/exciting atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Food was generally uninspired...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Food was generally uninspired... prime rib was fatty and oddly sliced very thin, and baked potato was dense and flavorless. Steak and potato soup looked and tasted like it came out of a can of Campbell's. Crab cakes were tasty, however, and cranberry cheesecake was good.
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  • Great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Good food, great staff, quiet and Michigan beers on tap!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My first experience was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    My first experience was not that memorable. We took the chance and came back for a second visit and were extremely pleased! Service was great, food was good and overall it was a nice experience.
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  • MY WIFE AND I HAD THE HAMBURGER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    MY WIFE AND I HAD THE HAMBURGER AND IT WAS EXCELLENT
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I was disappointed. My prime
    BillVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    I was disappointed. My prime rib was not tender. My wife said her chicken taste like it was microwaved and sauce place on top.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sundays at Prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    My Sundays at Prime... Second time there on a Sunday and everything was perfect. Food & Service was top notch. I enjoy watching the Manager and her staff Food was prepared perfectly. I will become a regular there on Sundays
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    Este
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Must have been short of staff. Service was poor, very slow. Otherwise, I like the place.
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  • A casual restaurant with a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    A casual restaurant with a different take on casual dining items - inventive.
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  • I enjoyed my 1st visit with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    I enjoyed my 1st visit with Detroit Prime.. Service & food were both excellent!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Food is very good. Not huge portions but plenty to fill you up. Tap beer is all from Michigan and switches out regularly. Try to go once a week! Check out groupon if you like many courses.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Drinks were very good but
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Drinks were very good but the rest needs work. Food is not the best quality and the rigidity of the management needs to improve in order to keep the customers coming back.
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  • From reading about the restaurant
    minda
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    From reading about the restaurant online we were expecting a different atmosphere, not so casual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the Scallops that are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    I love the Scallops that are on the menu....! The whole staff from Management to the Server Jane!! are wonderful... Kara and Matt the bartender/assistant are great.. Love this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Detroit Prime has good food
    ClosetfoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Detroit Prime has good food and the Detroit themed decor is interesting. The beet salad is amazing and the ambiance is welcoming. You'll fit in here no matter who you are or what you are wearing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Purchased a Groupon that included
    LoveFood
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Purchased a Groupon that included a fixed menu. The prime rib was fine and the chicken Marsala was ok, but overlooked. I enjoyed the historical Detroit memorabilia and the service was friendly and efficient. Maybe the traditional menu is better, but I'm not sure that I will take the chance.
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    good for groups
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  • Prime Rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    My prime rib I ordered was tough and had no herb crust on it. I thought at Detroit Prime there meat would be excellent. I can make this at home and it tastes alot better. The waitress Jane was very attentive to us.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was not flavorful. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Food was not flavorful. I consumed chicken & mash, tried the rib eye and the lobster tail.
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  • We used a groupon and had
    Kritta
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    We used a groupon and had a seperate menu to choose from. The choices were limited and they were out of prime rib but offered two other steaks in place of the prime rib. The steaks were no comparrison to prime rib but were OK. Crab cakes were delicious and so was the cheesecake.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • My wife and I had a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    My wife and I had a great time. We arrived early and had a drink, our bartender was quite engaging. Dinner was most excellent, my wife enjoyed the flank steak, I was drawn to the bone-in ribeye and wasn't disappointed. But, what I'm still thinking about several days later is the Duck Confit salad. Oh yes, probably only meaningful to native Detroiters, but the ability to order a Faygo Rock and Rye in a glass bottle is a treat!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The staff was very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    The staff was very attentive always making sure we were enjoying our food. The food was prepared perfectly and presented very well on the plate from the appetizer to the dessert. The atmosphere was casual with some patrons being well dressed and others in jeans. Several tables included young children who seemed to enjoy themselves as much as the adults.
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    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • Prime rib was one of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Prime rib was one of the best my wife and I have had.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great prix fixe menu...crabcakes,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Great prix fixe menu...crabcakes, ceasar salad, prime rib and cheese cake all were delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Just ok. Not great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    Just ok. Not great service. Out of several wines selected off the menu. Very cute decor
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  • 1st Dining experience at Detroit
    5thSpice
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    1st Dining experience at Detroit Prime. Upscale Casual Atmosphere, a good place to dine with friends. Food was tasty. The squash soup and Detroit Chop salad are excellent choices. Will try other menu items on next visit as they were quite interesting.
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  • Very good value for the money.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Very good value for the money. Pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Totally unpretentious. Great service.
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  • Even though it was New Year's
    RairoadVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Even though it was New Year's Eve, we were served 3 excellent meals (two had the same) by Kevin. I had Surf and Turf and enjoyed it. The value was also excellent We will return, as will our friends who joined us.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food. Out of several
    BobR
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Good food. Out of several wines. Very slow & inconsistent service.
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  • Although I made the reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Although I made the reservation for the wrong day the restuarant took me in EVEN on New Years Eve. I was intially hesitant in making the reservation because of a couple of negative reviews but my experience was only positive. The food was excellent and reasonably priced and the wait staff was very attentive. I am looking forward to my next visit.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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