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Detroit Seafood Market

Detroit Seafood Market Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dsmnow.com/
  • Phone: (313) 962-4180
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Leonardo Vulja
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Weekly Jazz entertainers, Martini Mondays, and special event as advertised.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gratiot
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Detroit Seafood Market
Welcome to Detroit"s premier Seafood Market. Our restaurant specializes in serving fresh and exciting entries that will not only excite the eyes but tantalize the taste buds. Our Chef is the renowned Chef Leonardo Vulja, who has over 25 years of fine dining experience. The restaurant itself sits in the Historic District of Harmonie Park. It is a quaint yet alive park which sits less than a mile from the Tiger Stadium and Lions Stadium. We are also position with in two to three miles of all major downtown venues. We are excited to offer a more laid back venue adjacent to the restaurant the Detroit Seafood Lounge. This is a smooth, laid back lounge for the Young, Old and Sexy. Just the place to head to for an after work drink or a relaxing weekend with friends. We look forward to you experience service at its best. So please come join us at the Detroit Seafood Market or Share a Drink at the Seafood Lounge.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my first time at the Detroit Seafood Market and I brought a guest with me from out of town and we both enjoyed the experience. The food was great as well as the service. I'll definitely go again."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The service at Detroit Seafood Market is always topnotch, but this evening -- a Thursday in August 2014 -- it was spectacular. Our waiter seemed to respond to out conversation, almost as if he was listening in with the NSA. His anticipation was amazing, and he offered suggestions which were interesting. Another waiter chatted with us a bit, and two other staff members were friendly and helpful when I got up to head to the restroom (I was using a cane and they pointed me to a restroom I didn't know the place had which was much closer). The care the entire staff showed was greatly appreciated. I had a Delmonico steak, side of scallops and asparagus. Too much food for me -- and I can eat a LOT. Perfect medium-rare and tasty."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "I went for lunch. No hostess, no wait staff. Finally, 3-5 mins we were approached & seated. No bread? Food is good but it took almost 25 mins for lunch menu items to be served AND there was only a couple of patrons. Why so long? I've been there several times for lunch now & each luncheon experience becomes less enjoying. I won't be back."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "The Kenny's Personal Favorite dish was horrible! The beef was bland, and too spicey. The meal was seasoned with hot pepper flakes. YUK. Also the lobster Mac and cheese was fishy. The fried lobster was good."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My husband and I came here before a concert downtown. The food is wonderful! We had the lobster mac and cheese for an appetizer which came out quickly and it was so good with large pieces of lobster! I ordered the surf and turf and the steak was like cutting thru butter it was so tender! My husband had the seafood Alfredo and he says best he ever had! The atmosphere of the restaurant just added to a wonderful time! I have already recommended this place to several of my friends and family! We will be going back!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great spot for lunch. You can still order from dinner menu but avoid the crowd."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Let me first say that the service was great. Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. We sat outside on the patio, the weather was perfect and the nose level was moderate and very relaxing. Great spot to people watch. About the food, I had wings and my husband had calamari. The food was not fresh. It all taste like it came out of a bag from GFS and that was required was some heat. I thought I was getting a good portion of wings but it turns out there was a mountain of re-fried really greasy and soggy french fries under the wings. The calamari was tubular.... Never seen a squid shaped like that before. In short, the food left something to be desired."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Waiter, Benny was very attentive and engaging. Manager and hostess were very responsive and recognized my reservation right away. Excellent Florida snapper, Great Scallops all well prepared and the lobster corndogs (tempura) was a nice start"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The menu is interesting, with lobster corndog appetizer, and different by offering fresh seafood in the Midwest. I can count on a consistently satisfying experience here."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a great night! And thanks to Kelvin, who was our amazing server, we had a fabulous bottle of wine with our dinner! Would go back again absolutely!!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Dinner was great! The wait staff were very good! We also liked the way the seating was arranged, with wide comfortable booths that allowed for either privacy or sitting side by side with views of the outside. There were only a couple of things that could be improved upon. The bathrooms were not as clean and nice as you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. The cheap snacks for sale on the counters was very tacky! And employees began stacking tables and chairs and washing windows in front of us while dinner was still going on! This should be saved for after closing time. While the dinner was wonderful, it was not cheap, and when you are spending that much for a meal these other factors should be a given."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I spent a week in Detroit and being from the east coast I was craving seafood. I found the Detroit Seafood market online after a quick search and was impressed with the menu offerings. Made reservations for six of us for a late lunch and the food was absolutely outstanding! Service was very attentive and overall a great find in Detroit! I returned two days later with my wife for a quiet dinner and was even more impressed with the night time menu and service. Food was great again!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Second time we've dined at DSM before going to Margaritaville. Excellent seafood to put you in the mood for Jimmy Buffett."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant based on location and previous ratings. I'm a foodie and I found that it was just mediocre. There were very few people there, so it was very quiet. We just ordered appetizers. Lobster Mac&Cheese was a glorified kraft M&C with lobster in it and it was all dried out. I don't recommend it. The Lobster corn dogs were good as well as the calamari. I can't speak for the men's restroom, but he ladies room was dirty and the floor was sticky. No excuse for dirty bathrooms especially when there was no one there."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great customer service! Food was excellent! Parking was a little rough, but was worth it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was a wonderful experience. We were very impressed by the ambience & decor of the restaurant and our reservation was on time. The menu had so many great selections to choose from and everything we ordered was great, except the crab cakes. We had sea bass, stuffed salmon, paella, lamb chops, it was delicious. We had small children with us and there were options for them, the service was impeccable and our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu. Our desserts were even good and we normally don't order the sweets. We had a great time and would recommend again!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I had a great dining experience. My husband & I were celebrating our 24th Wedding Anniversary. The atmosphere was very romantic. The food was very good. The entertainment was very enjoyable. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs and very friendly. This was our first time dining there, but we will definitely dine there again. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to family & friends."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Service was great, the food was very good, I had the Florida Snapper with the crab meat and it was excellent. Decent wine selection as well."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I made reservations here because it is 2 blocks from the Detroit Opera House, and my wife and I only had an hour and fifteen minutes to spare before a show. I told our waitress this, and we were done our meal with several minutes to spare. The oysters on the half shell was an excellent starter, and the drinks were great (Long Island ice tea and watermelon v martini). Warm buns with butter were a wonderful touch. I ordered the seafood paella for the main course and it was plentiful, well balanced, and flavorful. My wife's macadamia encrusted mahi was rather bland and overpriced for the portion. Also, she ordered the salsa on the side, but it was on top of the mahi. Overall, it was a good experience, and I would recommend it."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Asked the waiter for water.......still waiting.........twice"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "One of my new favorite fine dining spots. The seafood is excellent! The food is HOT and DELICIOUS! The waitstaff is knowledgeable and friendly. A great night out, especially with the live music."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Did not enjoy this experience. Food was way overpriced for what we received (3 courses). All members of my group agreed that we would not return. Additionally, we were asked over 4 times by the same hostess if we had checked in yet. I never left her sight near the hostess stand and the area had 1 other couple. I appreciate being asked but it definitely made us feel like we weren't notable"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The service for food and drinks was terrible-- slow and incorrect. Ordered the ribeye cooked medium and it came well done, and didn't have time to correct it since it took so long to be delivered. The drink glasses are plastic?!?! Beyond tacky. Especially when you are paying $13 for a drink! The other dishes we ordered were all also overcooked and not properly priced for the quality."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "In your previous reviews, many diners indicated that they got their meals before they were finished with their appetizers/first course, and that happened with us. I also saw a couple of other tables experience the same. While that's not horrible, it does make you feel rushed, especially when you are trying to have a date night dinner. Also thought it was a little tacky to serve a $13 martini in a plastic glass. However, my husband really enjoyed the stuffed salmon, his drink was generously poured and the desserts were both excellent. I had the bacon wrapped scallops, and they were a little too bacon-y for me. Should have chosen something else."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were a group of four and was seated promptly at our reservation. We ordered a bottle of wine which was quickly left at our table, ( no glasses and was warm.) 15 min later glasses were brought and the very slightly chilled wine ,( in a chiller container,) was poured and orders were taken. Apps & rolls arrived soon & dinner only after reminding we had show tickets. Nobody came to ask about our food and we had to flag down someone to get our dessert and again for the bill. Ordered molten lave cake & another item was brought. No time to complain. We left our payment & tip on the table as nobody came to get it. Barely made it to the show. Should of had plenty of time."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Came here for a nice dinner before a concert. We had great service and the food was awesome. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was my 3rd. trip. Had not been there in about a year. Wonder if they changed chefs? Had an early dinner, stayed for a short time to listen to great jazz group. One of my party had a dietary problem & they were very accommodating. The other ordered the perch piccata which had at least 4 c. cooked jasmine rice! She took home some, ate some, and had them throw out at least 1 c; what a waste. I had the calamari which I enjoyed, however my salmon salad came with wilted mixed greens which could have been caused by the dressing being put on too early or they were not fresh greens. I should have returned it. My Bad! Also we had to ask for our bread basket. If I return it will be for the jazz, drinks & the calamari. Might try brunch?"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We went for the Wednesday all you can eat crab. It did not disappoint. We will be back for it again. It was crowded - obviously others know it is a great dinner."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Service was great. Food was ok, not bad, not outstanding either, I have definitely had much better seafood in my life. They have good deals (half off wine bottles on Tuesdays). But for the price, I expected the food to be a little better."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great food and good service! This was our first time dining there and we will certainly return!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was good and the service was friendly. The salad was amazing and the lobster tail and filet were also very good. We were not crazy about the lobster bisque."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Detroit Seafood Market was only two blocks away from Detroit Opera House so we could easily walk while leaving our car parked in the parking garage. Plus we could make dinner reservations, which many restaurants in downtown Detroit don't allow. We arrived about 20 minutes early and were seated at a booth immediately. The food was great. As a first time visitor, the waiter made me a special drink. Loved the appetizers and crème brulee for dessert as well. Was surprised to see a huge table for 30 laid out next to ours, but even more surprised when four cast members from Book of Mormon took seats at it along with 26 local supporters, including the editors of the local lgbt weekly newspaper. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our first time visiting and we are glad we did. Our server was very professional. We love the booths that give you privacy. We started with Oysters Rockefeller because not too many places offer this. It was ok but we tasted more of the topping than the oyster. We both had sea bass although with different sauces and prepared differently. Both were very delicious!!! We will definitely return! Also, the manager was very friendly."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Only got a small spoonful of the mixed vegetables that were very very good and only maybe half a cup of mashed potatoes with my meal. I had the deep-fried lobster tails which again were delicious but they left the tails intact probably for presentation which was really cool but was kind of tricky and messy to get out. Still, plan to go back next year when we going to the Detroit Opera House. Pretty pricey so I really can't afford to go more than once a year. Can't remember the gals name that waited on us but she was phenomenal a great waitress and I told her so,even got a hug! They should hold on to her she's a keeper!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the one man show. The singing and and the sax."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food and service were great. Celebrated my birthday. Used Groupon AND waiter did not explain that we were restricted to limited number of entrees and did not offer us a Groupon menu. Received only value paid for $65 and not the $117 shown on Groupon. Will not go back with Groupon again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Sea Bass was delicious. All you can eat crab on Wed. and Lobster special on Thurs. sounded great. Attentive service. All accompaniments were also well prepared. Better prices than some other "name " places. Can walk or short cab ride from RenCen."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wanted to have a special night out to celebrate our Grandaughters Birthday and all A's on her report card and we picked the right place. She loves Crab Legs and my entree of the double fried Lobster were perfect for the occassion. Our waitress was named Classy and she certainly was. Couldn't help but over tip her she made the evening fun for us. The only negative was that our entrees were brought out before we could even have our first taste of our soups and salads. A little rushed but nothing to really get upset about. We'll be back again for sure"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I recently met a girlfriend, her daughter and my daughter for brunch. The atmosphere was excellent. The food was also good, I enjoyed most the variety of the food choices. I also loved the musician. I will return."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Love everything about Detroit Seafood Market!! The food, the service, the drinks, the atmosphere....all A+. The Sunday brunch was amazing!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014