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Joe Muer Seafood
Joe Muer Seafood

Joe Muer Seafood Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://joemuer.com
  • Phone: (313) 567-6837
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm,
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am, Sunday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Ward
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Service to your home, office or hotel suite. Please call our event coordinator for details
  • Private Party Facilities: Joe Muer Seafood offers several opportunities for private dining and special events. Private boardrooms, complete with A/V, and large open rooms with Riverfront views are available for Lunch and Dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Lindsay Ostin (313) 567-6837
  • Entertainment: Live Piano nightly

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jefferson Avenue
  • Public Transit: People Mover station at Renaissance Center available for connecting with Joe Louis, Cobo Hall, Greektown, etc.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available on Ren Cen Drive, or Discounted parking is available in the Miller Garage and enter Renaissance Center. Joe Muer Seafood is located in the 400 tower, next to the Marriot Lobby and entrance.
A word from Joe Muer Seafood
Welcome to Joe Muer Seafood, Detroit's premiere seafood restaurant. We proudly continue a tradition of dining and service excellence that began in 1929. Enjoy classic fresh fish and creative seafood specialties, sparkling service, and the best riverfront views in Detroit. "Belly-up" and enjoy fresh shucked oysters at the traditional Raw Bar, or turn the corner and find a seat at our remarkable blue granite Sushi Bar. Spend part of the evening with new friends at the Piano Bar, but be sure to come early if you want to reminisce in the vintage "Joe Muer Lounge” Plan your next private event at Detroit's most beautiful dining space, The Ship Room at Joe Muer Seafood, or bring your event up to 175 guests to our Riverfront Room and enjoy beautiful views of the Detroit River and Windsor's Skyline. For a truly unique experience, dine in the kitchen at "Joe's Table" with 10 of your culinary companions. Dining at Joe Muer Seafood will be an experience to remember for another 90 years.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "I had been to Joe Muer previously and it became my favorite restaurant for special occasions. I took my two teenage sons on this visit and they loved it. We had calamari and lobster corn dogs (fabulous); and clam chowder. My one son had a lobster tail while the other had Fruits of the Sea. I had the Delmonico (cooked perfectly med-rare). We all had dessert (best carrot cake ever), key lime pie, and coconut cake. We cannot wait to return!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We dined at Joe Muer's to celebrate my father's birthday. We sat overlooking the Detroit River on a gorgeous summer evening. The food was fabulous, the service attentive and fun (but not intrusive) and the dining area lovely and quite lively for a weekday evening. I highly recommend this restaurant, but be prepared for a costly (although memorable) meal."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This restaurant is in a very scenic spot. Easily accessible from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel; great for us, as we were from Windsor. Parking close by. An upscale restaurant, which prices reflect, but food and service match. While not one in which I would frequent, it would be on my special occasions/'need to treat myself & friends' list. Although its prime fare is seafood, there is enough on the menu for everyone to appreciate, including those who do not favour seafood. The desserts! were exquisite. I really enjoyed my first visit at Joe Muer. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Our waitress, and food was great. Don't mind paying top dollar for food when portions are great."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "HFood was ok nothing special. Booth we were in was irritating because it was connected with. Booth behind us, constant knocking. Server was proficient but not warm or personable. We we're asked if wanted water. Pianist was a nice touch, but overplayed with heavy tones. Softer would have been more relaxing.Overall I would give the restaurant a B, our dining experience was good. I would recommend it only for special occasions not for taste in food."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "LOVE LOVE LOVE Joe Muer!! One of my favs downtown :)"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My Fiancé and I had an amazing dinner Saturday night for his Birthday. Our waiter Sayeed was very polite and helpful with providing us the Chef's special for the day and both of our meals were great. The only that that didn't happen was I added in my notes that it was my fiancés bday and if we could have dessert after our meal that says Happy B-Day on the plate, and that didn't happen. I don't think the message was given to our waiter from the receptionist that I talked to earlier. Everything else was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This has been our second experience at the restaurant. The food, service and ambiance were great once again! We celebrated my wife's birthday and she was very pleased with the attention. We both went with the specials of the day which were very well prepared."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was our second time at Joe Muer's, both were for special occasions. The first time was a romantic dinner for 2, and the second was with a group of 4. The combination of a great view, amazing food and #1 service makes it a great choice."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and received first class treatment. The extensive wine list allowed us to choose a pleasant vintage at a reasonable price. The service was everything we expected and the food lived up to the Joe Muer reputation. We would certainly choose to dine here again."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My wife and I used to go to the old Joe Muer's on Gratiot and always loved the food, ambiance and service. However the new restaurant in th RenCen is not as quaint and the service was not as good. It was my wife's birthday and took her there to surprise her. At the time of reservation I told them it was her birthday and was again asked by server Josh if it was a special occasion to which I said yes her birthday. The service was quite slow between courses. I noticed at dessert time at the table next to us a birthday cake was delivered by Josh with a candle. After encouraging my wife to order cake it was just delivered without so much as a "happy birthday" and no candle."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great restaurant in the tradition of outstanding service and excellent food."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary. It was beautiful. We sat on the heated patio. The food was good, but or service was impeccable! He paid attention to us, had great recommendations, and wasn't overly visible. For that reason, I give it 5 stars!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I went to Joe Muer's with my 16-year-old son who is a "foodie" and loves seafood in particular. I had the "Scallops al la Muer" appetizer before and thought he would love it. They did not disappoint. We should have ordered two of them because they are delicious with the unique scallops texture but with wonderful butter and wine flavor. He had the monkfish and I had the Branzino which were both light and wonderful dishes. Our waiter, Said, was wonderful -- attentive, friendly but not too intrusive, knowledgeable and genuinely happy to please us."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The restaurant overlooks the Detroit River and the view was spectacular. The server was on point the whole time we were there....left nothing to ask for. The food was superb. Since this was our first time since Joe Muer reopened we were pleasantly surprised...we tried a little of everything. (Sushi, appetizers, soups, salad, main course, and of course the dessert.) Everything was amazing. We will Definitely be back again and again."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Very good food. Service a bit slow but not overly so. A bit pricey but worth the money I think"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went there for a night out and everything was great. The waitress was able to offer comments on each item we were looking at. The food was great i had the lobster tail and filet that was both cooked perfect. I look forward to coming back again"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Joe Muer's is a wonderful classic seafood restaurant with impeccable service a wonderful view and a respectable wine list. The Dover Sole a la Muniere was delightful and the Tuna cooked perfectly. Even though it was an extremely busy Saturday night the wait staff was very attentive, friendly but not overbearing."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A lot of energy when we got there and the waitress did a lot of explaining of the menu and her favorite dishes. We were a bit overwhelmed with the menu and wine info, there is a large wine list by the bottle and very few by the glass. A lot of suggestive selling going on, some of it helpful. The gazpacho was very salty. The fish was very fresh and good, serving size was average. Service got slow as the dinner progressed. Allow 3 hours for dinner and dessert there. Good place for a special occasion, they did a nice job with a special birthday dessert. I won't be in a hurry to go back though"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I am a professional chef that has worked in fine dining all over SE Michigan and up north, and I think this place is in the top five overall in the Metro Area. Service was wonderful, and the food was even better. The kitchen pumped the courses out with seamless timing, which is also a great credit to our server Saed. I hope I spelled his name correctly..... I was in the mood to take a very special person somewhere nice, and they delivered. Coach Insignia may have the million dollar views, but Joe Muer's is the "king of the Ren-Cen!!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "salmon burger needed to be cooked a bit more; pommes frites just grease!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Met a client there for dinner. Arrived a bit early, Julie behind the bar was very friendly and knowledgeable in regards to the wine. We had to push back the reservation a bit, hostess was very accomodative. Had the Barramundi........delicious. Enjoyed the view of the river, a great meal, and attentive service. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and I picked Joe Muer's for dinner. The waiter treated us as if we were not worthy of the restaurant and rushed us through our meal. He seemed bothered by our existence. We were dressed for the occasion. The lobster bisque was exceptional and the crab/cheddar mashed potatoes almost made it worth the way the waiter treated us. My filet was overcooked. We had to ask for he dessert selections. Overall, our $150 dinner was worth a third of the price. I won't be rushing back. I don't appreciate being snubbed. I make the decision as to where the CEO I work for hosts lunches and dinners as well as private dining locations. Joe Muer's not only lost my business but his."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Excellent prepared seafood with vairety of complex tastes"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My party and I had a great time. Our server Keisha was very friendly, prompt and knowledgable of the menu. We received excellent service from all of the staff. The food was absolutely delicious! I will definitely return :-)"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We made reservations and were seated by the door and service station. The waitress introduced herself and left without taking the drink and appetizer order. The bread basket arrived with a Tbs of smoked fish pate and white beans. One entre was inedible. Bad fish!. After everyone had eaten we were asked if the food was good. NO! 1st the manager comes to explain the fish was fresh and I didn't understand the preparation. Next we are offered another entre after everyone has finished eating. Finally after being insulted that I don't know the difference between good and bad fish the entre was removed from our bill. I expected more from a $30-50 an entre restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner the ambiance was perfect and the food was amazing. We will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had an absolutely perfect evening on July 2. The food, service, atmosphere was excellent. Cassie, our server was polite, well informed and charming. We were totally pleased. I was very satisfied with all her suggestions. We try to do something interesting and exciting every year. Joe Muers made it happen, every course we had was perfect."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I had a 7:30 reservation and had arrived at 7:20. When I gave my name they heard it wrong and then I had to spell it. The hostess said that I was already seated. The other hostess had enough sense to seat me since there was only 3 other tables being used at the time. It took 20 minutes for a waiter to get to us and take our order. If not for the food and the guys going around filling the water glasses I would have left. When I ordered the waiter got the order wrong and later blamed the piano player for being to loud. The food was amazing but I would not want any one to have to suffer the same as I had on this occasion."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant with the highest level of service. Beautiful views of the waterfront. Food is outstanding. Always helpful staff."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The service and food was exceptional and it eas a perfect place to celebrate my birthday. I regularly order Ahi Tuna and this may very well have been the best I ever had. Our waiter was fantastic. This was my second visit and it's better than I remember. I will be back!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Joe Muer Seafood ALWAYS lives up to what is expected! I have been a few times and have never had a single issue. The service is always outstanding and the food is among the best I have ever had. The atmosphere and scenic views are absolutely beautiful, and regardless of whether you sit inside or out, you are guaranteed to have a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We came here for a celebration dinner and usually had good experiences in the past. The waitress was unwelcoming and told us we couldn't order soups and salads as part of our appetizer order and would rather come back with the apps and drinks before she took that order, we said ok. After 35 minutes of waiting for our apps and drinks, we asked to see a manager. We told the manager how long we had been waiting and he quickly came back with the drinks and apps, only the appetizer order was wrong. We ate what he brought us anyway because we were tired of waiting. The waitress finally returned about 40 minutes later and apologized claiming she had to deal with a fire at another table? Nobody understood what that meant. All around bad service!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful dining experience from start to finish. Not only were our seafood dishes great but the steaks as well. The filet ( served w/ the traditional surf & turf ) along with the 18 oz. Delmonico, are as good as any local chop house ( if not better!! ) Save room dessert as you would be sad to miss the coconut cake!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed ourselves tremendously. We were facing the river, the service was excellent and the food was even better. We'll definitely be back for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food and service are exceptional and consistant. Would not go anywhere else for seafood. The monkfish was astounding."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I try to have a meal at Joe Muer's on each trip to Detroit. This meal was a birthday gift - what a wonderful 65th!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Went to celebrate our anniversary. Food was excellent and service was great. Fantastic view."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The best part of our dinner was Miguel. The matrede. He was wonderful and so proud of what he does and who he works for. I was honestly disappointed with the meal but I didn't want to ruin our day. I ordered the surf and turf. Med well on the turf and it was very well done. Tasty but for 70.00 it should have been superb! I was introduced to the Muer treat as a little girl and remember wonderful times including Chuck Josephs! Thank you for having such a wonderful host. I felt like a little princess just like when I was a little girl. It was nice to give my daughter a taste of that. It's not typically in my budget but I'm still glad I chose Muer again to share with my beautiful daughter."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Was wonderful we look forward to coming back soon..food was amazing ...service outstanding"
    Dined on 6/21/2014