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Roast - A Michael Symon Restaurant
Roast - A Michael Symon Restaurant

Roast - A Michael Symon Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roastdetroit.com/
  • Phone: (313) 961-2500
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Service: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm-6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Campbell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Roast offers two Private Dining Options: 1. VIP Dining Room 10 people 2. Stateroom Dining 16 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Roastevents@symonlive.com x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Michigan
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Roast guests primarily use the valet service offered by the hotel. Valet is $7 with validation at the host stand.
A word from Roast - A Michael Symon Restaurant
Roast- A Michael Symon Restaurant is all things meat! Including wood fired Dry Aged Steaks, Rotisserie meats, Charcuterie and Heritage meats. Roast also offers fresh seafood. Totally American but with signature Mediterranean flavors and textures, Roast is an upscale flavor house that highlights Iron Chef Michael Symon's unique ability to blend old and new into cutting edge cuisine!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "Daily beast was great. My wife's steak w blue cheese was ordered med rare, but came very rare. Waitress was great, but overtaxed. I hate getting served an entree with an empty wine glass. Beef cheek pierogie dough too heavy. Great wine selection."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food here is great tasting. I go there especially for their bone marrow! But everything is way too salty. Even when I asked for no salt it was salty - must be the marinade."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Did not live up to the hype I'd heard. Food was just ok. Service was fine but not exceptional, a bit disappointing."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "First impression: pleasant staff, tasteful decor, great service, helpful waiter, extensive wine list, although more Michigan wines are needed on the list, and my strip steak was excellent!! Everyone at my table enjoyed their meals, tender pork shanks, roasted brussel sprouts (enjoyed even by some who don't like brussel sprouts), and tasty clam entrees. However, be mindful of the beast of the day, this is prepared on a spit facing the diningroom, if it doesn't look to your liking, leave it be. A member of our party decided to try the goat and received overly dry meat. The restaurant graciously made amends. All of the dishes we tried seemed simple, but offered complex flavors. Overall, good experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had a fantastic business dinner at Roast on Wednesday night in July. Server was helpful, friendly and attentive to our needs. Keep the dinner at the pace we wanted. Bar was packed and live. The dinning area was pack as well. Great street views. The restaurant is located in the Book Cadillac Hotel. A true 1920 Art Decor gem of a building now run by Westin. Many great menu items and awesome wine list not to mention the cocktail emu. I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We made a reservation at Roast for our anniversary on the recommendation of a few friends. The menu features a lot of items you don't find in other restaurants. As our main dishes we ordered the Beast of the Day, a slow roasted Goat dish, a filet mignon with crab béarnaise, and whipped potatoes and spinach and feta au gratin as sides. The Goat was fantastic, something you definitely don't see everyday! The filet was cooked to a perfect medium rare. Some how we saved room for dessert and ordered "the Bar" which was nothing short of delicious. With great service and a great atmosphere Roast is a great place in downtown Detroit for a romantic dinner for two!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner here. The service was very good. The items on the dinner menu were different than most of the high end restaurants we have visited. We were very pleased with the choices. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "9pm reservations, we were seated right away. We found street parking on Washington. Server was very knowledgeable about the selection of wine, cocktails and spirits on the menu. The server also gave us a rundown of the menu. We ordered Pork Belly and Beef Cheek Pierogie for appetizers, both were excellent and full of flavor. Entrees were Goat (Roast Beast of the Day) and Pork Shank Confit. The goat was vibrant severed on a bed of greens with fresh shreds of carrot and a natural jus. The Pork Shank was moist and spicy and sweet. Both were excellent.Dessert was The Bar and Rosemary Icebox cake. Both were awesome. downside lukewarm coffee. I would definitely go back, although at $179 for dinner for 2...it is definitely for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Roast for our 8 year anniversary. I had the olive oil and sea salt filet and the brussel sprouts. Both were amazing. The beef was so tender and the waitress was correct, that it was like cutting butter. My husband tried beast of the day, which was lamb, and the cauliflower. He liked my filet better than the lamb, but really enjoyed his selection. We shared one order of a salad, which the server split for us. The split salad was a perfect size. Our waitress was very helpful. She told us her favorites and gave many details about the menu, without us asking. I thought the atmosphere was a little lacking, but the food and service were fantastic."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Hands down the best food I have ever eaten! The quality, care, skill and execution to the food prepared is well worthy of the price! Dined with my best friend and she was very pleased by our entire meal from wine, appetizers, the main course and the sinfully delicious desserts prepared by the phenomenal Pastry Chef!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The Roasted Marrow is a delicious delight! We ordered the beast of the day and pork with a cherry Demi glacé. Both were tender and moist. The spinach with feta side dish is also scrumptious! We had a booth in the bar area, during happy hour. The crowd was festive and entertaining but not imposing. I highly recommend a visit to Roast."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I took my brother for his birthday, who's also a Michael Symon fan and I wanted him to have the same experience I had for my birthday. Couldn't believe we spent 3 1/2 hours but the meal and the company you just couldn't beat. He was so impressed with the establishment. Our server went above and beyond and her recommendations were excellent. This is a place that I really love to go to for our celebrations!!! They really know how to make you feel special and the food is just unbelievable!! P.S. you should see the pic I took of my brother after the meal.... PRICELESS!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere was fantastic. I had the pulled pork with kale and slaw. Simply outstanding. Atmosphere was fun, and electric Would recommend for business or pleasure."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The atmosphere of Roast is lively when you walk in, but calms down as you are ushered to your table in the back. My wife and I had the jerk spiced pork belly for an appetizer, and it was great, but was light on jerk seasoning. My wife had the wild boar ragu which was very good, but was on the salty side. I had the filet with crab bernaise. The steak was good but was overpowered by, again, a salty bernaise that lacked crab. The servers were very attentive. The alcohol was a little overpriced."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I took my wife out to celebrate her 50th birthday upon the recommendation of friend. The menu was truly unique as were the specialty drinks. It is not a romantic spot, but it is a bright spot in downtown Detroit as was evidenced by the number of patrons."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food here is just amazing. Service is usually good though sometimes better than others...this trip our waiter sort of wandered off for long stretches. But my out of town guests were in a relaxed mood so nothing that affected the evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were visiting Detroit for a conference and were pleasantly pleased to have the opportunity to dine at Roast. It was fantastic from beginning to end! DELICIOUS!! Pricey but worth it..."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is a great place to take someone you've had conversations with and want to expound on building a relationship. Not too romantic, not to stuffy. Just right for a business dinner or any other dinner"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I've stayed at the Westin Book Cadillac on a number of occasions but usually bypassed Roast; not because of any issues I heard but because I usually entered/exited the hotel near the 24Grille. However, we had some European colleagues in Detroit with us and they were interested in getting a steak so I made reservations. When we arrived we were greeted and seated promptly. The server was knowledgeable on the menu and the food selections. The wine recommendation was spot-on and the steaks (one ribeye and three fillets) were cooked to our liking (two went rare and two went medium). The sides we ordered were delicious, as well. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone in Detroit and looking for a good steak at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Roast lived up to every expectation. Food and service were wonderful. We will go back again!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and upscale offerings however, we were sat in-between two other tables that were very close together. We could hear every word of their conversations and felt it was extremely off-putting to be sat in such an unappealing location."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I love Roast! It's great for a special occasion or a date night. The Wild Boar Ragu is my favorite and the oysters are always great."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "A great restaurant where you can consistently get great service and food. I am a repeat customer that has always had a great dining experience. Excellent wine list with a very good menu. Definitely a must if you haven't been here before!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We are BIG fans of Chef Simon's style of cooking and while the menu reflected this style, the execution was poor. Each dish was heavy handed on one ingredient. Pea Soup = Jalapeno, Crudo = Grapefruit and Branzino = Fennel. Maybe Michael is not involved in QC?"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have been to Roast before and loved what we got. We came to find the same. Experimented with the marrow appetizer and loved it. We also always get the Brussels sprouts. My wife at home has replicated this recipe and we eat these on a weekly basis. All around great food and not as pricey as a lot of steakhouses"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent food, excellent service, great place to try new things. Can't go wrong with Roast!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Brian was a fantastic waiter and the food was perfectly cooked. I'm looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The couple I was with was keeping an open mind so, it led to choosing new dishes for them. The server introduced the specials as we perused the menu. We chose, to start, the pea soup special (great, spicy and yet cooling), the pork croquette salad with the Dijon vinaigrette was delicious, and the bartender made my martini perfectly. Our entree selections did not disappoint; wild boar ragu, Branzino, and filet with sea salt and cracked pepper. There wasn't a morsel of food left on my plate. One at my table insisted upon dessert, the beer ice cream and caramel foam with chocolate covered pretzels. I usually don't care for sweet things but this was just the right amount of salty and sweet, great way to end the meal!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My wife and I love Roast, so I took her there for her birthday. The wine list is great, and Joseph is really good at helping you with pairings. The food is amazing (I strongly suggest the wild boar, and my wife loved the tartar). In all, this is a great restaurant. It gets my highest recommendation. For something intimate, have a seat in the private booths behind the bar. They're curtained off. Also, get the creme brulee. They're constantly rotating flavors. This is the only restaurant where I've enjoyed a non-vanilla creme brulee. All the flavors are amazing. Lastly, try to get Sara to wait on you if you can. She's THE BEST!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "From the cocktails, to the pork fat starter, through the salad, continuing on with the sirloin and pork chop with the artichoke side, followed by port and the chocolate bar, there was not a bite that was not prepared perfectly. Highly recommend for a true dining experience."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This is the second time I've been here, and I absolutely love it. Wonderful food, splendid ambiance, and top-notch service. It's of course a little on the pricey end, but well worth it!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food. From the soup to the entries, great flavors, big portions. Wonderful friendly service. We loved it. One of our complaints in a lot of restaurants is the pace of service and this was perfect. Courses came out at the perfect time. Would definitely recommend this to everyone."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Requested a quiet table but was given a booth adjacent to the bar serving station. One of our entrees was inedible. It was not cooked to the degree on doneness requested but worse, the surface of the steak was so laden with salt that it could not be eaten (and I am a salt lover who often adds salt). There are better choices available."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been here 3 times now. The food is great, especially the steaks. Staff is knowledgeable and makes great recommendations."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food tasted delicious and the service was wonderful on the night but one of our party threw up a few hours after the meal and I had diarrhoea from during the night and all the following day. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding as usual! I always enjoy the beast of the day, but opted for the ribeye. It was cooked perfectly and the ramp butter was great! I crave those marrow bones, and get the brussle sprouts every time!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The hanger steak was the best I ever had. The service was second to none. Please whatever you do be sure to order the Brussels Sprouts & Walnuts you wont be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our favorite Detroit restaurant. The bar has outstanding drink makers, and staff is always helpful, and the food generally is very good."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Beautiful place, aged steak was great but marrow was salty. Drinks weren't presented perfectly were small and expensive."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "As a Michael Symon fan I know he likes pork so I had the pork chops.. They we we excellent. Juicy even though I had mine more on the well side. Brussels sprouts and the greens sides were delicious. Presentation added to the overall enjoyable meal. I would definitely go back and will recommend to friends."
    Dined on 6/5/2014