Joe Muer Seafood
Joe Muer Seafood

Joe Muer Seafood

  • 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 3135676837x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Joe Muer Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
288 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (227)special occasion (222)romantic (160)fit for foodies (119)notable wine list (106)good for groups (74)hot spot (56)great for outdoor dining (48)great for lunch (37)neighborhood gem (36)vibrant bar scene (30)late-night find (29)great for brunch (27)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Everything was great. Food a little slow coming out of the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome2dine
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As always, FANTASTIC everything you wish for dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The evening was overall very enjoyable!
    Impressed
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was top of the line and prepared to perfection. Staff was very attentive to the table at all times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We wanted to go out for anniversary and all I wanted was lobster. A friend of mine recommended Joe Muer's not only for the food but also the view. We were not disappointed. The service was exceptional. The food was unbelievable! The view of the Detroit River and the ambiance of the restaurant were perfect! I won't be waiting another year to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goin4it
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As good as I can remember. Food and service beyond perfect. Good to see Joe Muers' back in the Detroit scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect experience
    DCeatingVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Highly attentive and genuinely warm service. The Nantucket BEST scallops I've ever had (and I live in Boston!). It was a perfect experience. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Worthy Replacement
    Daviemax
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The new Joe Muer restaurant fits the bill as an upscale venue for a night on the town. We have eaten there several times and always enjoyed it. This time the menu selections were not up to Muer tradition of variety, but what we ordered was very good. Service generally excellent. There was a bit of bait-and-switch on the wine in terms of cost but the bottle we had was outstanding, so no regrets. The overall ambiance is very inviting. Piano Bar scene is just great for afterglow. As usual we had an excellent time. In summary, while it is not a direct copy of the original, in several ways the new restaurant is better. But also many of the good and desirable traditional characteristics have been preserved, and that is greatly appreciated. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little dissapointed
    MV2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We booked dinner for a birthday celebration. Server was helpful when looking fir the best option but cocky and overbearing for most of dinner.... not a romantic dinner at all. Sometimes less is more. Food was good but ridiculously overpriced for something that wasn't melt in your mouth. Started with a sushi app which was delicious and melted in my mouth. After dinner when asked for dessert both of us were full and bill was brought over, no happy birthday sparkler surprise even if we didn't order dessert. I think this would still be common courtesy, nothing just the bill. A little dissapointed that this happened at this point after researching our best options for dinner in detroit. We left money in with the bill, server took and said he would be right back with change, 15 minutes went by and server appears without the change and says was there anything else I could get you? Yes our change and server says but there was only.... I'll be right back. Talk about bad manners! I tip for great service! If you say you will bring back change... bring it back!!!! Let the customer decide what tip to leave.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • new experience
    Moe009
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The is My first time at Joe Muer restaurant. I had a great time and very quite and romantic.. the server was awesome and friendly I felt very comfertabke,,, the food was so delicious,,, the atmosphere was very romantic,,, the live piano was great,,, however first and last impression was not that good. I think this amassing restaurant should work a little more on how hostesses should greet guest when they walk in and wish them a good night when they leave.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service and great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I have been here twice, both for special occasions and Joe Muer's has exceeded my expectations both times. Possibly the best service I have EVER had in a restaurant and exceptional seafood. It is pricy but I also felt that the food, service and ambience lived up to the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    AC1234
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    staff was extremely pleasant, however, service was not consistent. Food was subpar. I expected better. I will not return to this place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joe Muer is outstanding
    dwimber
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Hello I enjoyed dining at Joe Muer Seafood it was my husband's birthday. I had the most scenic view the customer service was magnificent the food was great!!!!!! cant wait to go back
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    tannini
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Joe Muer's in Detroit. Everything from food to atmosphere was spot on. There scallops are amazing and dessert was indulgent! The only thing we found was the wine menu a bit unorganized. To order a glass of wine is a different menu than half bottles/entire bottles and not listed under white, red, rose, sparkling so you'd have to know each wine which is annoying. Other than that, we had a wonderful meal- service friendly and spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time in a week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This visit had these great service as before. The food was great except for the Ahia Tuna. The grade of tuna was not at the level it needed to be. Let me just say it didn't sit well. My guest had the lobster and I was told it was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service and Food
    Monkey
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Visited this resturant for dinner just before a night out on the town. We just order appetizers and sides since they are huge and everything was great. Waiter was also very nice and even took a picture of us outside, way over and above what would be expected.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good seafood standby
    fififluff
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We have been dining here for a couple of years, and are always pleased with the pleasant service and delicious seafood. The table side Dover Sole is always on our list of entrées. There is a lot of butter in everything, which is great - but filling. Mushrooms are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre show dinner
    karenz
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Very nice place - though feel it's a bit overpriced. Nice place for a special occasion with a great view. Ask for window seat if available.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch Menu
    Kowached
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Jow Muers has always had a great dinner menu, but this was my first time trying them for Brunch, and they did not dissappoint. There were several unique breakfast items, and a few lunch items, everything that arrived at the table was perfect. I highly recommend trying their Easter or Mother's Day Brunch Buffet, I think it is the best around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Service was good. Fish was very fresh tasting but over priced.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Night
    SweetTeach99
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We are going around the city hitting all the top spots to eat. Joe Muer held up to our expectations. We had wonderful food, wine, and service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricy for not much on the plate
    FrequentDiner5
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food was ok, but very pricy for not very much. The wait staff was very attentive and kind.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mark from downriver
    downriver10
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great view s of the Detroit river, very romantic. Food was great as well. Noise level was moderate. Live piano bar. Kinda pricey but worth it, on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe Muers
    PinckneyCouple
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    My wife and I had a great meal with great service. Prices maybe a little high be well worth it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary night
    Damonterrell
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary, the greeters were very friendly, server was nice, food was on point excellent taste. View was breathtaking while enjoying the piano player and eating our meal. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service and product!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Went here with my fiancé for our 7 year anniversary and this place lived up to the hype. Excellent service and excellent food. Food is definitely worth the price!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointeddiner3VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My online reservation indicated a special birthday for my wife. Request for a window table ignored. No mention of her birthday. No offer of piece of cake or anything. Long wait for bread and beans. we always order the same meal. For the 3rd time, side course arrived after we had eaten main courses. Bar drinks 1/3 less than before. Chopped salad 1/2 size than before. Complaint of slow service not responded to by manager or by anybody else. No offer of compensation. Most restaurants strive to go from good to great. Muers is going from great to just "good."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MrFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Simply the best and freshest seafood in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waited to go, can't wait to go back
    SeanMc
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    If you are looking for a higher-end dining experience and love seafood this is the place. This was our first trip to the Detroit legend, despite hearing about it for years, and I have to say I was impressed. The prices in the end are as high as everyone says, but what you get for that price is worth your dollar. Everything was super fresh and prepared perfectly. Wait staff was attentive, but not in your face constantly, her timing was impecable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Denny
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very nice and Expensive. Food was very good! The coleslaw extremely good, got to have again!!! Crab Claw was good but not that good for the cost, way over priced for one. The monk fish was to die for, highly recommended. Would I come back? Definitely would return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The clam chowder soup was absolutely delicious. I had ordered the monk fish but found it too sweet. The waiter was very attentive and immediately put in an order for swordfish which was very good. We tried a Riesling which was not my favorite type of Riesling because it was way too sweet with an odd after taste. Overall great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We love dining at Joe Muer. It is our favorite restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent views and food Good wine and great service
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary at Joe Muer's with dinner and dessert. The signature coconut cake was awsome! will return just to get another slice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice
    Freqentflyerfriend
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Best seafood and view in Detroit. Ask for a booth along the river
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ceaser salad with Salmon
    Claude
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    So I come to Joe Muers not often but I have been there enough times...and I tend to order a Ceaser salad most of the time because i love their dressing. This time I feel the salad was a lot smaller than usual and the plate seemed odd, it was as though a side plate was used for the salad. That was a dissappointment...Also, it took 45 minutes for our food, and that is way too long especially since the place was not packed when we had gotten there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD BETTER BEST
    EventsonthegoVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Because of the strict regulations of the IRS, we, as Canadians, are only allowed in the U.S. for 182 days per year. Unfortunately, dinner out at Joe Muer counts as a day. Otherwise, we would be there once a week. I love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Detroit Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Beautiful setting. Elegant with exemplary service. Expensive. Not really a good place if you are dining with kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    TBH1954
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We used to love joe Muers, a great combo of fine food and marvelous service. However, last two visits, the service is slow, bored, disinterested. Our server had only two tables but still disappeared for 10 to 15 minutes at a stretch, never asked how our food was, and took 35 minutes to bring our check. When we asked about dessert, she brought the cart, and dismissively waved each selection over the table in a rush. The bus boys were friendlier and more attentive than the server. I expect more for close to $200 for two. You lost customers and we will badmouth the place to everyone now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit disappointed!
    used2bafan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were celebrating my husband's birthday, which I informed the staff of when I called to confirm my reservation. The server also confirmed this with us when he seated us, yet nothing of note was done for him. Last year, we also dined here, and the server then brought out a piece of cake with Happy Birthday written on plate. Little touches, but important nonetheless! Also, as a surprise, we were meeting my in-laws there. They arrived early, were seated at the bar, asked that they be notified when we arrived, yet as we were seated, we had to wait an hour(!) until my in-laws decided to follow up themselves to see if we'd arrived yet and then they came and sat themselves. Again, a little thing, but left a bad taste in our mouths!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Original Muer's Stays True
    Snowbirdie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Three couples enjoyed a wonderfully delicious seafood meal at Joe Muer's on Saturday night. None of us had been to the "new" Muer's and we were all thoroughly impressed. The food was deliciously updated from the original Joe's menu and the restaurant space itself was metropolitan, lively and yet romantic. The view was beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic