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Signature Grill
Signature Grill

Signature Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.signaturedetroit.com
  • Phone: (313) 394-0667
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 12:00pm, Thursday & Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
    Monday is our "Limited Menu" Night
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Richard Serna
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our catering professionals have over 25 years catering experience throughout the greater Detroit metropolitan area. We specialize in both corporate catering as well as private functions, from formal sit-down dinners to tailgate parties. Whether your event is for 10 to 100 or more guests, we have the menu, staff and planning expertise to fit your budget and needs, with the attention to quality and detail that will ensure that your event is an absolute success.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Signature Grill is available for rental for private parties and functions. Please visit our website for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Chuckie Sugayan (248) 417-8027
  • Entertainment: Every Thursday evening is Karaoke Night at the Signature Grill. Recognized as Detroit's Best Karaoke Night, be prepared for some of Detroit's most talented singers, and keep an eye out for an occasional Motown legend.

    The restaurant features a live Jazz brunch every Sunday from 11am to 4pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Drop us an email and join our "Signature Events" email list!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E. Jefferson & Lodge Freeway
  • Public Transit: Accessible by a private, covered walkway from the Joe Louis PeopleMover station, the Signature Grill is easily accessible from all downtown hotels and businesses, and is a popular starting point for downtown sporting events, concerts and activities.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Secure parking is located in the parking garage of the Riverfront Towers, Detroit's premier residential riverside community.
A word from Signature Grill
The Signature Grill features great dining in a warm, relaxed setting with spectacular views of the Detroit River.

In 2007, the restaurant was awarded "Best Riverview" by Metro Times Best of Detroit 2007, and Detroit's "best kept secret" by Hour Detroit Magazine in July 2008.

Located in the Riverfront Towers next to Cobo Hall and Joe Louis Arena, the Signature Grill is conveniently located near all downtown Detroit hotels and event destinations. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a great time! Enjoyed as always listening to all the singers. The only complaint was I requested a seat by the DJ and my table was by the river, however I was accommodated and moved. A friend who was with me said they were going to come sneak back without us to do Karoke. He won't sing in front of us. LOL!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Good food, good variety at a good value. Service was leisurely but server was very personable."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "waitress wasn't that great, I kept looking and waiting a minute for her. Food was awesome, view is beautiful, drinks are pricey $9 for a glass of henn. My wife and I will probably go again, but only on an occasion when we are downtown."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "For location, safe parking , easy private walking access to Joe Louis arena, great view of the river, good food, good service , nice atmosphere along with a hot spot to get an after event night cap. The Signature Grill Is a destination to not pass up on your next trip to the joe. Thanks for a great time!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The crowd & music was very loud. Service was extremely slow. Food wasn't hot. Overall, the experience was on par with Applebee's. I expect much better experience from an OpenTable restaurant. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Just found this place while searching riverfront restaurant reviews. The place is small but surrounded by windows overlooking the river. Great view, great food, and our waiter/bartender Tommy was very knowledgeable, funny and accommodating. We all got sandwiches and beer and everything was delicious!! I have heard that the place can get crowded & slow before/after a wings game (practically attached to Joe Louis...) but I suppose that would be expected. We would definitely recommend this place. I want to go back for their dinner menu soon! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "At least there was a table waiting for us when we arrived for our reservation, but that was about all that went well. We had to flag down a waitress after about 15 minutes asking if she was handling our table. Her answer "I could be." So I guess if we hadn't asked we would not have gotten anyone. We wanted the drink of the night, they were out of the ingredients? We then asked twice for menus, it seems that maybe they were out of them? Now to our food. They were out of fries. AND 1 1/2 hours after ordering...yes we were still waiting for our food!!! UNBELIEVABLE!! Then, yes the owner (I think) was grabbing hand fulls of potato chips straight from a bag and putting them on the plates from across the counter...Nope not a glove in sight."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Reservations are a must if there is an event at The Joe. We chose light fare, and the beef tip appetizer is the best. There is plenty of camaraderie around the bar. The bar staff is well trained and very pleasant. We plan to return."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Had a table for 4 before a concert. Seated promptly, but had to keep asking who our waitperson was. They gave us someone that was new and just got on duty. Drinks were very good, the special was so/so but the crab cakes were excellent. Very convenient for events at Joe Louis, the free parking and walkway directly to the Joe were excellent. Good place for dessert and drinks after. Our waitress was efficient late night. Make sure to arrive early, we sat down a little after 5 and didn't leave until almost 8, there was a huge delay in getting the bill. They were slammed from 6pm on."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent dinning experience in terms of ambiance, food, service and view. Parking was really convenient and our server was really helpful in recommending the right wine/food"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "this place was recommended to us for the convenience of attending an event at Joe Louis- and they were right. But you must plan ahead. WE got there at 5:30 for an 8:00PM show and finally walked out after waiting for our bill at 7:30. The food was just OK. Rueben could have used more sauce, same with the chicken ceasar wrap. Noise level started out good, but the place realy filled up and got loud and the service slowed WAY down."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "More of a neighborhood bar than a restaurant for special occasion. Waiter was nice but not very efficient. Service slow. No bread or rolls with dinner, not offered dessert or coffee at end of meal. When you walk down hall to enter restaurant you pass open door exposing kitchen"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "What an unfortunate choice for my wife's birthday dinner. I was disappointed overall. Terrible food, chairs were dirty, and overall I was not comfortable. It is poorly managed and terribly maintained. The restaurant has much potential; but it needs some TLC. Will not be going back until there is an owner/manager/chef change of some sort."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Terrific parking , in and out. Service is ok, but the atmosphere is terrific before a Red Wing game. Short walk to the game. Food is really very good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Waiter was good, but a little slow on taking our order, and he really never came around to see if we needed anything else after ordering.. The place was busy should have more waiters on staff. but will go back"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Was told Signature Grille was the best for parking and dinner prior to an event at Joe Louis Arena (Red Wings game). Parking was a easy (plenty of it). The restaurant was great (great view)! Food was typical bar fare (burgers, sliders, etc.) w/ a few slightly gourmet items (salmon, etc.). Overall, very pleased with the variety of the menu. We had spinach & artichoke dip for an appetizer, rib sliders, and a burger for dinner. All were decent. Service was very good. The place filled up quickly as the time grew near event start time. Everything was reasonably priced (Crown Royal $8 a glass). Dinner for two with an appetizer cost us $35 (not including liquor). FAR AND AWAY this was the easiest to-and-from access to parking I have experienced."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "First of all, the only reason anyone would go to this restaurant is for the proximity to Joe Louis. Here's why I would never recommend this place to anyone: 1) 15 minutes to be greeted by our waiter, 2) 30 minutes to be brought our initial drink order, 3) had to eat appetizers with our bare hands (silverware and plates must be extra), and 4) they charged an 18% surcharge on our bill down by where the sales tax is charged. Waitstaff was doing shots while we waited around just to be greeted. The only positive note - the food wasn't bad at all."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "arrived and got shoe-horned into the corner at a table not quite big enough for six. With a 5:15 reservation, one would not expect for them to be out of "every steak on the menu" and "the whitefish too" but that was the case. Service was slow and we were on a schedule that included a 7:00 Wings game. The food was just "OK" except for the burger which was just plain bad. We are all normally very generous tippers but this experience caused us to leave 15% or less."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Booked for dinner before a red wing game. Parked with no drama in the attached deck and had great service in the restaurant. Waiter was great and staff very friendly energetic and helpful. Great crowd before a red wing game. Walked thru attached walkway to game and came back the same way with no hassle. Overall a great way to spend an evening in Downtown Detroit!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Hey I love this place, but it's become so overbooked that it's no fun anymore. The restaurant takes a reservation but they never hold a table for it.3 TIMES IN A ROW I've made a reservation and there's no table I'm left to fend for myself to try and find a table. There is a very small kitchen which puts out decent food but they're overwhelmed with the crush before a Red Wing game and can't get the food out in less than an hour. The staff needs to get a handle on bookings and walkins. I'll try again in a while but for right now I'm heading somewhere else to eat before a Red Wing game. I'm sure eating there on a nongame nite is a nice experience but I would avoid this place when there is a game."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The menu selections were numerous. The burger was very delicious - Much tastier than Millers Bar (Dearborn). Although still dreary winter outside- The view of the river and Windsor was nice. The wait staff was very friendly."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "SIGNATURE GRILLE features a small kitchen (surprise---can be slow when crowded) consistently serving very excellent food in a room with a great view of the Detroit River. Service is always friendly and it's more like going to a private club than a restaurant. Well worth the trip."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This was a great out of the way, off the beaten path type of place that actually is RIGHT THERE if you are downtown and don't want the downtown parking or walk. The ambience and view was very date impressive/appropriate. They staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Not sure about how slow the service was or was not, didn't notice because my date was extremely charming and had enough engaging conversation to keep me occupied. The food arrived right on time and was great, we had the filet and herb roasted chicken which were both cooked well-COMPLEMENTS TO THE CHEF!! The dessert was great and I would highly recommend to anyone with time to enjoy the view and just being out and about."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I went to the Signature Grill on 2/14/14 to celebrate Valentine's Day. Because of the crowd, I expected slower service, however, we were there for 3 hours. Our server was taking care of a party of 20 along with other smaller tables. Overall, the food was good, the music was entirely too loud for a dinner setting, and the service was slow. I would go back again, but probably sit at the bar."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Got the last reservation on short notice on V-Day. Food was great -- 4 course prix fixe from $26-38 a person. It'd be an awesome place to look out on the river in the summertime. I hear the Lamb is pretty awesome in here - I will have to try that next time. Overall, good times. Don't listen to the bad reviews crabbing about going on the game nights -- who would expect a good sit down meal when there's a ton of pre-game people? Plan ahead."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nice place for hang out prior and after Joe Louis Arena events . Free parking and 5 min walk."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "As usual, the reservation was not adhered to and we had to wait for a table and then we were late for the Red Wings game. The service is an oxymoron because there is no service. We had to track down a waitress and sat for 20 minutes before our drink order came. The food was not hot and the place was not crowded any longer since the game started by the time our food was delivered. We missed 2/3 of the first period."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "when the food did come it was cold . I sent it back. my same plate came back still cold !"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It was great coming before the hockey game. Loved that we could park there and to the game in the warmth."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We booked on the night of a Hockey game, and I thought it was great to eat great food and walk over to the Joe Louis Arena! I would recommend it to anyone!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Have always loved this place. Was there on 1-21-2014 and was 20 min late due to snowy conditions. Drove from West Bloomfield and the reservation were given away... Brought a new friend and bragged about this place, I was very embarrassed. Food and service was poor. Came back on 1-22 with my wife and it was worse, the waiter was horrible and food was subpar. I hope you guys get it together.."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Location is great if going to an event at Joe Louis or Cobo or if you want a nice place that overlooks the Detroit River. Food is very good as is the service, they know the menu. From sandwiches to Seafood and Steak entrees. Comfy and cozy"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We dined at Signature Grill on a Saturday for lunch. It is somewhat challenging to find the restaurant, but if you make a reservation, and let them know at the guard/gate, it is so worth finding! Tommy is an excellent host/server, and the view of the Detroit River is spectacular (we watched a freighter go by when we were there) Good selection of beer, and the burgers were great!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Went for New Years Eve... It was ok, probally would not go back. Food was ok, not great. Good crowd, entertainment was fair, but there was no where to dance :("
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was our first visit to The Signature Grill and we were very impressed. It is in a great location, excellent service and food and a view of the river. We will definitely be going back!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Always fun place and the food and service is very good!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The menu is just right not full of fufu items just regular good food choices with some of the best service in the D."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "A fantastic place eat for any occasion, but ideal before and/or after a Wings game, with a nice walk to Joe Louis Arena. I highly recommend this place. A word of caution, get there early or be prepared to wait a while because this place gets really busy. The food is well worth the wait though."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Located within the Detroit RiverView Condo Complex on the 3rd floor overlooking the magestic Detroit River is the Signature Grill. Always looking for a dinner spot before any event at the "Joe" or Cobo Hall and now I will need look no more. Park in the condo garage, take the elevator to the 3rd floor andwalk the covered hallway and hello you will find the Signature Grill. From full meals to sandwiches and burgers with a very complete bar with very good and attentive service you will not be disapointed. My wife had a tasty patty melt,I had the cod sandwich and my daughter had a piled high club sandwich."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Been there many time before and food is always good. This time we had slow non attentive service."
    Dined on 11/27/2013