We had a wonderful night out
We had a wonderful night out at Big Rock to celebrate my husband's birthday. However, I spoke with someone a few days before our dinner to arrange for a birthday cake which I did and it wasn't served when we were there, we did receive a dessert which we shared that was on the house.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Cigar Bar
Food was delicious and service was outstanding. The Cigar Bar upstairs was great. Will definitely return.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, excellent
Excellent food, excellent service and added bonus of wonderful cigar lounge!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Notable for the great food!
Notable for the great food! Our table was in the bar area so a little more noise than other parts of the restaurant I've been in, but still tolerable. The service was good, but I wouldn't give it an "outstanding." That being said, this is a spot I would certainly go back to!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Birmingham steak
Favorite Birmingham steak house - bar none. Always consistently the best.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Calamari! Great Buffalo
Best Calamari! Great Buffalo Burgers! Food was great. Drinks were great too.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistency is King
If you buy a Ferrari you know what you get. The same applies to Big Rock. If you go here for lunch or dinner expect to eat like a king and to have a service expereince that will make you smile.
Consistency wins. Highly recommended.
I am going to Big Rock since many years and they never let me down.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great experience!
Another great experience! The drinks are always generous, the wine list is outstanding, the service is excellent and the food is delicious. We love the fresh oysters, tuna appetizer, smoked salmon, fried chicken appetizer, wedge salad and burger. The fish is always fresh and well-prepared also. And the patio is one of the most beautiful in the area. Vera, the manager always stops by the table to make sure everything is perfect, and it always is!
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would have given this review 5 stars across the board if it was for the Chet's decision to cook my filet as rare even though I asked for it medium. I know that medium is not the ideal doneness of the filet, but I prefer mine to be cooked to pink in the middle (medium), not purple. I should have sent it back, but due to the lighting and the fact that I was pretty full by the time we got to the main course, I didn't even realize until I got home. Everything else was great.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
its always a special place to take a friend or celebrate a special occasion....i love the total atmosphere and excellent food and service....10 stars to all of you at the restaurant...for making each person feel like they are special.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely fantastic. Started at the bar with a drink. The bartender, Owen I believe, was very nice and poured a good drink. Our waitress, Dorthy, was phenomenal. Food was delicious! Great staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We will definitely return!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our favorite chophouses - We never leave unsatisfied. Ambiance and service is fantastic. Wine list is long and priced much more reasonable than most chophouses. Their zip sauce is best in town.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I just celebrated our 8 yr anniversary and love coming back for this occasion!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ordered was amazing! I was a little surprised and excited to see uncommon things on the menu, such as ostrich and buffalo. I had the ostrich and it was delicious! Our server was friendly and attentive. We had an excellent experience, will definitely recommend and return!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
filet was good not great,
filet was good not great, red fish new Orleans was very good
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We usually eat outside but it was a little chilly so our next choice is always the "Foothills".
Big Rock is our choice for anniversaries and other special occasions.
The Calamari is the best.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big Rock is always such a
Big Rock is always such a treat. The food is reliably good, the drinks are generous and the staff is accommodating. We love the chicken fingers, tuna appetizer, the very fresh and delicious oysters and the fish choices and burgers. It's easy to understand why there are so many satisfied diners.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak and friends
Excellent service by waiter names Rodney. Super polite and attentive. Very friendly and knowledgable about the food and history of the restaurant. Great experience.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Among the many reasons I love this place is that you can not only hear what others are saying they can hear you without yelling. What a unique concept!
And the food is woooonderful!!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place. We always
We love this place. We always come back for birthdays, anniversaries, any excuse to eat their food!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great!
The employees were very nice, the food was amazing, atmosphere was had a cozy and fun feel to it.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't say enough about this restaurant. I always made it a point to eat here when visiting the Detroit area. Now I am up here a lot more and this place always delivers. The cigar bar upstairs is a must. Thanks again for exceptional food and service. You all have one of the best restaurants in the US.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great time! Services was very good, food very good as always with a very pleasant atmosphere!
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We never get tired of Big
We never get tired of Big Rock. The drinks are generous and the choices are endless, the wine list is wonderful and affordable and the staff is only too happy to accommodate. The tuna appetizer and house smoked salmon are delicious and the burgers, steaks and fish are always prepared perfectly. The patio is one of the most beautiful in town. We are huge fans!
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was great
The appetizers, entrees and sides were all outstanding. Dessert was very good as well, although not extraordinary. I only wish it wasn't so expensive so I could dine there more frequently!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect amount of privacy and energy and great service !!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
What is better than sitting
What is better than sitting on a beautiful patio on a gorgeous summer night, drinking generous drinks & wonderful, affordable wines & eating delicious food served by friendly, competent servers? We love the fried chicken, tuna & house smoked salmon. The burgers are great, the salmon & tuna entrees are well prepared & the salads are all great.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Great All Around Experience
We went to Big Rock Chop for our 10th Anniversary Dinner.
It was wonderful from the time we arrived to the time we left.
• Valet parking, a nice perk
• Make sure to make reservations so you can get quick seating
• We ordered the Pineapple infused martini's (marinated fresh at the bar) for pre-dinner cocktails. The bartender staff was friendly and very attentive.
• The Service was amazing and the food outstanding. We share the King Crab and the Braised Short Ribs. Both were amazing.
Highly recommend this place especially if you are celebrating a special occasion—I suspect they do a great job accommodating large groups as well.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was a little salty but overall very good. Service was excellent.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big Rock Chop House continues
Big Rock Chop House continues to be our favorite restaurant! The food and service are always superior!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
a special night out
This venue has an exquisite over the top menu. It is just as interesting to read the menu as it is fun to make your selection.
The outdoor dining area is so inviting and the lighting plus torches are a really nice touch. Located in a quaint neighborhood this venue is especially good for groups as we have entertained many clients here. The wine list never disappoints. We have noticed a huge price increase and will have to make this a once a year event...sadly.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we arrived
From the moment we arrived in valet thservice was exquisit. The wine list was extensive and very comprehensive yet not overwhelming.the food had the most flavor of any restaurant we have been to in a while. The server was polite and comical but not intrusive. From the calimary to the steak to the creme brule everything was awesome. This was the second time I dined there and will continue to visit.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have dined at Big Rock countless times, but last Friday night was special, even for them. They had a special, Wagyu strip, with their legendary house steak sauce that was unreal. The marbling of the steak demonstrated why this rare cut costs what it does, but it was worth every penny. Dining with my daughter, we split the steak and the sesame tuna (trying to be somewhat healthy). While the tuna was good, neither of us could go back after biting into the Wagyu, but then again, not much else could keep up with that kind of flavor. I should also note that we started with their calamari, which is always great, and the duck confit appetizer, which was served with fried brussel sprouts. Both were excellent. and don't forget the cigar bar.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great overall experience
My wife and I had a wonderful experience at The Rock. Very attentive waitstaff, amazing wine list, and everything we are was excellent. Our appetizer, crab cakes, which turned out to be A crab cake, was smaller than expected, but still very tasty. We both had a filet, mine was blackened with blue cheese melted on top and it was amazing. The cheddar garlic mashed potatoes as a side are to die for! Excellent overall experience, highly recommended.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A new Favorite
When the conversation the next day turns to the meal the night before at least a half dozen times, you know the dining experience was wonderful. A little bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Kevin was the best we had a great meal and the atmosphere was excellent for a date night.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to the Big Rock Chop house for are anniversary. We have been there before and always enjoyed are meals. The service was wonderful, the food was amazing.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Steakhouse in Detroit
I've said it before, and I'll say it again...this is the best restaurant in Detroit. The atmosphere, the service and the food are all incredible......this is our go-to special occiasion restaurant. Make sure to stop in before or after at the new Griffen Claw brewery down the street (same owners) for a craft beer.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have never been disappointed
We have never been disappointed by everything about this great restaurant. The service is spectacular, the atmosphere is appealing, the drinks are generous and the food is always reliably good and prepared as requested. We are and will always be regulars!
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always have a good experience at Big Rock. great food and service.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, Service, and atmosphere were all great. Very pleasant experience. I would recommend Big Rock to anyone I speak to.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are never disappointed
We are never disappointed at Big Rock. The menu is extensive and imaginative and anything can be modified to your liking. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly, the wine list extensive and affordable and the drinks are generous.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Forever searching for a replacement for Opus One. We had a lovely dinner, we enjoyed the scene, our wine was fabulous, our server interesting. Not a replacement for Opus One, but a lovely night just the same.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Top Notch food
Went in a Friday night. We were seated right away even though we were 20 min early for our reservation. The service was prompt and friendly. The wine list and specials were stellar. I must say it was the best steak I have had in a while. I do not think this is a place fore children and it is not very romantic. The music was strange for some reason the theme song to The Andy Griffith Show was playing. It was kind of odd. Overall I give it a 5 start rating it only had a few flaws but I enjoyed myself as did my friend.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have always enjoyed an exceptional meal. Our waiter (Dave) was outstanding, knowledgeable and attentive without intruding. Big Rock has the absolute best steak we have ever had. Great dining atmosphere and wine list.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I always enjoy our meals at Big Rock. We go every year on our wedding anniversary and have the same meal we had at our wedding reception (which was at The Reserve). Our most recent meal there was another special occasion. We all enjoyed our steak. My husband and brother wish they would serve more Griffin Claw beers, though. The only offered two!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Appetizers and salad were
Appetizers and salad were excellent. Service was very good without being intrusive. Excellent selection of wines by the glass. The only negative is that the entrees were not hot. Must have sat there waiting to be brought to the table.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. The steak, fish, and chicken were cooked to perfection. However the restaurant does not get five start for food because there was no entry for vegans or vegetarians. Granted this is a steak house, however, steak-eating spouses will not frequent a restaurant if their wife/husband can not find a single pasta dish, a salad, or a hearty soup without dairy or meat.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite Michigan place
We have been to Big Rock six or eight times, and we have always had great service, food, and fun. We choose this place when we visit our son in Birmingham. Very expensive, so it is a special-occasion place.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Dinner Experience
My wife and I have been here a few times... this time for her birthday, and it never disappoints. The fillet is out of this world, can’t find a better prepared steak in the area. Makes you not want to order steak anywhere else after eating here. Great wine list including some rare ones… and you can get ‘em by the glass. Some more pretentious places make you spend hundreds on the bottle. Ususally I only take the time to write reviews on places that stink. But I just love Big Rock! Great menu, great wine and beer options, cool setup and warm friendly atmosphere for a high-end restaurant. Not snooty like some of the places in B-Ham. Friendly waitstaff and fast free Valet. Absolutely perfect! Love it! We’ll be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM