Detroit Seafood Market
Detroit Seafood Market

Detroit Seafood Market

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dsmnow.com/
  • Phone: 3139624180
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Detroit Seafood Market reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)romantic (60)neighborhood gem (54)good for groups (44)fit for foodies (36)great for brunch (31)vibrant bar scene (30)great for lunch (23)hot spot (22)notable wine list (22)late-night find (16)great for outdoor dining (15)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (5)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I had the trout and it was good. My friend ordered the crab cakes and they were all filler and little crab. She did not finish it. A young lady Caroline ? was our server and she was excellent and very solicitous. She told the chef and they deleted her crab from the bill. Ihave been to the restaurant before and enjoyed the fish and I will try it again. Thanks for asking. Margot
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hurried us out!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The place was very nice, however our meal was rushed because on Saturday nights they have a party at 12 midnight for the young partygoers. Our reservations were for 10:30pm so that really interfered with us relaxing and enjoying our meal. We could tell that the waiters were trying to hurry us up. My appetizer was sent back bcause it was not what I expected, and they were nice about it. We will go back but much earlier.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience!
    Epicurean
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A dining gem. Should be experienced by all serious seafood diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The service was excellent and the waiters are very attentive, but not overbearing. Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place to be!
    MarvCrawford
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We had a wonderful time, service, food was all excellent. My daughters birthday dinner, we had a great time
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Groupon bait & switch
    CuriousCat
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I visited this restaurant because I had a Groupon. When we arrived we were handed large, multi- entry menus. However, when I mentioned I had a Groupon, they took those away and brought out a single half sheet menu with a selection of only 4 entrees. I felt rooked. I ordered the stuffed lobster and it was super tough, and had a bitter alkaline taste to it. Although the service was great, I will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • scallops greasy rice hard no 1 care
    Concerned
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our dinner was not what we expected. Thank goodness we didn't pay the full price for the meal. Told the waiter who didn't care that we were unhappy with our meal. Chef Ramsy wod have never let those scallops and rice out of the kitchen.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DRW Experience
    Angels321
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This popular seafood spot was bustling when my two companions and I arrived for our 7 PM reservation (on Sunday) so there was an approx. 15 min. wait before we were seated --but the hostess was gracious and apologetic. Unfortunately, our server was not as pleasant. All three of us ordered the lobster bisque --it was good but not fantastic. Even though there were 7 DRW entree choices, they were out of the one I really wanted so I ordered red snapper from the regular menu, while both of my friends ordered scallops from the special menu. My serving was very generous, their's very skimpy...3 medium- sized scallops, a spoonful of rice, and a dollop of veggies. All was good, but not outstanding. Good wine selection. We would return there again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was expecting more.....
    DisappointedDetroiter
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The restaurant needs a major cleaning, as does the staff. Stains on the carpet, the tables were dirty. Every single staff memeber had some kind of stain or mess on their uniform. Our soup arrived cold and before our drinks. It was just an unplaesant experience from beginning to end.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had received a confirmation of our resveration, but when we got to the resteraunt they had no record of it. It was to our favor that there were only (2) of us so we were seated right away
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of trout
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Restaurant was out of stock on trout so decided to upgrade the dish without notification to swordfish. Which was medium rare, girlfriend steak was overcooked. To sum it up, a fine dining restaurant experience without exception food or service. The Sunday afternoon musician was nice.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First Time Bruncher
    NoBadMeal
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Was looking for a brunch spot and DSM came recommended by friends... Had dined here before for dinner but never experienced brunch... It did not disappoint... Lots of options and the food was great (although it could have been warner), as was the service. The music was a great touch. A great value...! Will definitely return...!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great environment, terrible food.
    datenightfoodies
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were very excited to eat at this restaurant. The decor, tables and restaurant in general was awesome looking. We were quickly disappointed when our bottle of white wine came to our table warm. We brushed it off as we are not terribly picky people. Oh well we thought, cheers! Our soup arrived with a layer of skin which meant it had been sitting in the cup for a while. The dinner was a bummer when my trout arrived anemic and thin with the skin on. Okay, lets see how it tastes. It took me a moment to realize my friend which ordered the same dish had a huge salmon type of filet, not so anemic looking and thick without a layer of skin on??!? Will dessert turn it around for us? Nope. Lemon pie had a super soggy crust. We won't return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go during Restarant Week!
    Drinks2Dinner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Disappointing dinner as we were rushed through the meal to make way for the next reservation during restaurant week. I wasn't finished with my soup and the meal was on the table. My dinner plate was removed and in less than 60 seconds, dessert was served. A table of 5 and we were in and out in less than an hour; not exactly leisurely dining. We still spent a large sum of money for what we received (small portions) - we won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Deeman924
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was remarkable. I would recommend everyone to try this restaurant now.The atmosphere was great for couples going on a date.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DRW
    CjdnoviVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We ate at Detroit Seafood Market for DRW and before a Tigers game. We were immediately seated and the service was very attentive. The scallops were perfectly cooked but the jasmine rice was just okay. The food could have been a little hotter but was mostly very tasty. Great place to eat before a Tigers game and we may try it again before a Red Wings game. We love trying good restaurants in Detroit.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat.
    scorpio11
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was our 13th Wedding Anniversary and my wife and I was glad I choose the Seafood Market, my wife really enjoyed the food and wine selection. We will go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night out with friends
    Time2havefun
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The night was prefect from the time we enter the restaurant. We had a small group of 8 and went for DRW. The service and the food was wonderful. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok.
    DetroitDiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Scallops and vegetables were very salty and rice was undercooked. Chocolate cake was unimaginably sweet. And surprisingly the martini I had, which was served in a daquiri glass, was $15. The cocktail menu didn't have prices, but still I never would have imagined that a Detroit restaurant could get away with $15 mediocre drinks. Server was nice. Bathroom attendant setup was awkward and uncomfortable.
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  • Detroit Restaurant Week
    TIKI
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I Ordered from the special DRW menu. The Scallops were so fresh and very good. It came with rice that was cold and awful. When the bill came the pricing was difference then that on the DRW menu. Not a value added dining experience at all. Server was good and music was great. But wish I had chosen to go to difference restaurant that too was apart of DRW.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mediocre food, nice decor
    crktnjr
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was mediocre. Ambiance is good but very loud. Decor only can means so much to a restaurant, if the food isn't as good! Our waiter was good but I watched one waiter litter little bits of paper on the floor as he walked by a couple booths; when he saw I saw he saved the rest for the garbage can by the service computer....If the staff doesn't take pride , why should anyone else!?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bernadette
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food & wonderful service! Only draw back is the parking. It was game nite so I don't know if you normally have to pay $20 for parking. That was a bummer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice alternative
    BasWill
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The only thing to be improved is the size of the tables in booth seating. The booth and fit 6 people, but the table comfortably accommodates 4. The ambiance is family oriented. With tvs in the larger dining space, it's difficult to concentrate on table conversation if they are playing a game or the latest CNN news updates. Food is good. Not too adventurous. Solid seafood made well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem for Detroit
    STaaVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We have come here a number of times - Detroit Restaurant Week was going on this week, so we didn't flinch in getting our reservation in early. This is really a nice restaurant. They had a jazz trio playing, and they were playing some excellent jazz (I recognized several smooth jazz hits that they played, but when they started playing Fattburger, I really had to get up and thank them, and leave a generous tip for the band.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go fish
    yummy
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    great food menu for DRW, one of the best restaurant food selection . I truly enjoyed the musician. It really added to the evening. The place it self is not an eye stopper so if you are looking for that this is not the place. We had reservations and still had to wait 30 minutes for our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    RestaurantWeekers9
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Compared to other Detroit Restaurant Week restaurants we went to, this was mediocre. The place is in a good spot so we might go back to have drinks and appetizers before a game, but the food at dinner was not very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Detroit Seafood Market
    BSW2
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Three friends and I snagged a last minute reservation there on a Tuesday during Detroit Restaurant Week. We loved the decor. The wall painting is a blast and all the different seating arrangements make it most interesting. Wine for some reason was 1/2 off per bottle, which was a very nice touch. There was a great mix of people, all of whom seemed really happy to be there. Nice having the parking lot right across the street. I look forward to going again...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The dessert menu was very limited with only 2 selections. Lemon meringue pie and some kind of chocolate mousse tort. Lemon pie tasted like it was purchased from the local grocery store. chocolate mousse was just fudge candy, there was no cake. Food was not outstanding. We were so disappointed. Service was no exception, just expected. Garlic potatoes were dry, not hot.
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  • Bums' Rush
    ARRRGH
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Went for Detroit Restaurant Week. The food was fine, but Rico H. the waiter just wanted to turn the table over. We got desert and the check before I finished my last scallop. I noticed later that I was overcharged for the wine.
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  • Great experience!
    eh925
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Came in for my first time during Detroit restaurant week. Will definitely go back! Great food, great service, and there were some great-looking daily specials advertised as well. Not in my everyday budget, but for a nice night out, I would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ??????
    Susan321
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was a little disappointed. I have received positive feedback about the restaurant but was disappointed. I had two martinis and one was served in a plastic glass. I asked that my steak be cooked medium and it was medium well. The desserts were terrible. The consistency in the lemon pie was completely off and the chocolate cake was not decadent. Our waiter was the bright spot of the evening because the food certainly was not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plan ahead...
    crazy4sushi
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I visited the restaurant for restaurant week in April & had an awesome experience with a friend. The food & environment were great & because we made a reservation we were seated immediately. The experience was so great, we decided to visit again for restaurant week for my friend's birthday. We made a reservation & followed the same routine as the previous visit. However, this time we had to wait 45 minutes beyond our reservation time (we arrived 15 minutes early, so a total wait time of an hour, but I don't count our early arrival against them). The hostess & waiter were short and a bit rude, possibly because the restaurant was busy, but that's not our fault & it ruined our dining experience. Don't know if we will be going back anytime soon
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  • Overall not pleased
    PassionateGourmetGirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I am VERY disappointed with my dining experience at Detroit Seafood Market. I took my nieces and nephew to this restaurant for Detroit Restaurant Week. The restaurant turns into a club at 11:30 pm, which we were not made aware of and we were asked to leave because our table had been "bought" in preparation for the club scene. This was after spending over $350.00 dining and leaving over a 25% tip. I was insulted and very displeased. I usually enjoy dining here, but I won't be in a hurry to return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had a very disappointing return to Detroit Seafood Market. What had been an elegant fine dining establishment a few years ago is now lit like a grocery store with staff shouting at one another, including the manager constantly shout to bus staff which table to clear and set up next. It took 30 minutes to get a cocktail from the disorganized bar and I ended up drinking water with my dinner instead of the wine that I ordered. It came later. The lobster bisque was barely warm, but at least the trout was tasty. It was the only redeeming feature in an otherwise dismal experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food!
    lovegreatfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was the best! The customer service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great option
    pmoore2
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I really enjoy the restaurant week options. However the mixed seasonal veges were terrible. In the future just broc or glazed carrots would be a better option. Very loud, but they were very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A downtown Detroit Gem
    Meryl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service and the food here is excellent They pay special attention to details. I always look forward to dining here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Detroit Seafood - Style and Savor
    DrMinister
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The waitstaff, the ambiance, the quality of the food: EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS EXCELLENT. Despite the challenge of parking, once you are inside, the satisfaction derived from dining at Detroit Seafood Market erases the parking barrier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Remodeled Bathroom Needed
    Robbie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were impressed with the Lobster Bisque. The Shrimp Diablo was too spicy. The restaurant was noise, loud, and seemed unprepared. The bathroom was horrible for a top restaurant. Will not return.
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  • Birthday Dinner
    Duke
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Came here on a recommendation from a friend for dinner for my 45th birthday before we went to the Tigers game. Food was very good, our server was FANTASTIC and very attentive. My wife enjoyed the fried lobster tails very much and I thought the seafood paella was very good. Appetizer, bottle of wine, main course, dessert, with 20% tip, out for a buck and a half, good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet