The Rattlesnake Club
The Rattlesnake Club

The Rattlesnake Club

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rattlesnakedetroit.com/
  • Phone: 3135674400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Franz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our offsite catering possibilities are virtually endless. Events ranging from 2-2000 guests, casual to elegant, corporate to private, we can do it all in our signature, first-class fashion. Let The Rattlesnake handle every detail of your next event!
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment on our Garden Terrace during our beer, cocktail & wine tasting parties on Thursdays throughout the summer. Contact the restaurant or view our website for more information!
  • Special Events: The Rattlesnake's RED HOT Happy Hour every Thursday & Friday from 4-7PM features bar specials and a fun "small bites" menu. Our Wine & Beer Dinners are held Thursday evenings in the spring and fall & feature the best in trend-setting wineries and Michigan craft breweries paired with our exiquisite cuisine. Our Summer Tasting Parties on our Garden Terrace are a summer-time must! Please call for more info!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Jefferson
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Adjoining valet & private lot, well secured. $5 valet parking, $4 self parking.
A word from The Rattlesnake Club
Enjoy award-winning cuisine by Executive Chef Chris Franz & Chef de Cuisine Jeff Lanctot while taking in the view of the big city skyline & Canada's shore. In the warmer months, our Garden Terrace offers our complete menu & service complemented by river breezes, just steps from the Detroit RiverWalk. Entertain your guests in style in one of five private dining rooms or let our professional catering staff come to you.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Rattlesnake Club reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (50)great for outdoor dining (36)scenic view (36)fit for foodies (34)romantic (33)notable wine list (19)neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (13)great for lunch (9)hot spot (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • restaurant week
    goodeats
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had a chance to enjoy this restaurant after being on a bit of a hiatus. The food was very good and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Murph
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, and service; it's just a shame more patrons don't feel the need to dress appropriately. Also felt the venue could use some updating......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • restaurant week trial
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Visited Rattle Snake Club for the first time during restaurant week. It was delicious. Can't wait to visit on a nice weather day so I can dine outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hunting for food
    Hunt4food
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Service and facility nice and accommodating. Restaurant week $30. Lobster Bisque 7 out of 10 (flavor rich, Lobster like rubber) . Chicken Tagen - 7 out of 10 (chicken very tender and flavorful but peas like gravel and root veg. limited and nothing special at all.) Peas and veggies thrown on roasting pan 40 min at 400 little spice if any. Peach Crisp? so easy and yet so bad, really... count 4 thin peach slices w/ little flavor at the bottom of 4in dish and oatmeal crisp hard as a rock baked to dish. This dish was meted out as thin as possible and cooked sometime in the afternoon and then left there. It was cold and not because of the ice cream scoop. Service was good and polite they have been rewarded with better food to serve.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was alright. I was excited to eat at the historic rattlesnake club but about 45 seconds into my bisque I was served my entree. Other than that, it was a great place to eat and I would recommend ir
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't come back
    Hokies4life
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The service was terrible. The waiter hardly talked to us and didn't offer recommendations. The quality of food was okay but we were limited by the restaurant week menu which no one gave us a heads up about. Not coming back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to Rattlesnake standards
    bmcdine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Having dined at The Rattlesnake several times, I was expecting yet another great dining experience. Unfortunately, the poor service left us unsatisfied. Amanda was our server. She was snarky and short, and uninterested in providing the type of service one would expect from a top rated restaurant that has been in business for 25 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week at the Rattlesnake
    pierre
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was outstanding and so was the attentive service, first nite of restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carol
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Restaurant week menu- Short ribs, pear salad, crime brûlée and peach desserts tasty with nice presentations. Fish disappointing. Each course, small portions. Bread would have been better if warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Motownbeliever
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have been eating and drinking at The Snake for years so I don't say this lightly, they are not up on their game. I have had a problem with the somewhat slow/ inattentive service but when you're going to charge me for a premium cocktail I expect a premium product and service! Restaurant Week offerings were not up to their usual DRW standards. I would also suggest they let their staff know/ staff appropriately when an event in addition to dinner service is happening. Several times wedding guests have overwhelmed the bar staff and regular/ loyal patrons have been literally pushed aside and overlooked. I know something needs to be done differently (maybe the hostess could direct event guests to the appropriate bar/ area) why don't they?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rattlesnake
    foodfan
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food and service were amazing! We had a relaxing dinner that was delicious and felt no urgency to order or leave after we were through. All of the menu items we had were well prepared and portioned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always, great experience
    Wysiwyg
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Anniversary dinner, great service and excellent food presentation. Recommended place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    Detroitloveaffair
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I had to cancel on 3 previous occasions, it was an exceptional dining experience. Definitely worth the wait, another gem in Detroit. Luv Detroit.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem on the River
    wschartwell
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I just returned from another great evening spent at the Rattlesnake Club. As always, I found the environment fresh and appealing, but as a wise man once said, "You can't eat the decor". I agree, and was once again treated to a wonderful meal. The preparation and presentation were superb, topped off with a great bottle of wine and the evening was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection
    Billyzgayle
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Five of us enjoyed a delicious lunch on the patio mid-week. Service was great, food was incredible & plentiful, atmosphere was lovely, other than the bees, but they did have some hanging traps to attract them away from the dining area. You have to expect that when sitting outdoors, though. It was our first visit, and definitely not our last. First class!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NICE PLACE
    MDgirl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Really nice place to enjoy for any special occasion. Great food & service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • plt1
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent service and of course the food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic place
    Quickron
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The ambiance, service and food is so great. We go here often because of this special place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Nice place for a special, romantic dinner. For is well prepared and well presented.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went for our anniversary - had not been in a few years - everything was just wonderful! Service was great and food was even better - we will not wait so long to return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Job
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had our anniversary dinner here and we loved it! The service was great and the food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio dinning!
    LisaMLS
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Love the food and patio; great for a summer evening. Also, the wine selection is amazing; great prices too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Aeagleguy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Tasty food, but had to send back over cooked filet minion. I was served dirty silverware twice. Amber was a kind server. Had a drink at the bar after and we had to listen to the bartender spend 15 minutes of bashing the owner - definitely took away from the ambiance. I left without finishing my beverage at the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Disappointed
    FineDiner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This was only the second time that I have been to the Rattlesnake Club for dinner. Due to limited funds, we have to limit our visits to very special occasions, which this was. Our dinner there two years ago was absolutely amazing, and we have not stopped talking about it since. This time, we were a little bit disappointed with the service (there seemed to be a shortage of wait staff personnel), and I was very disappointed with my entree. I ordered the exact same thing that I had the last time, but this time, all of my food was terribly salty. I do not expect that at a restaurant of this caliber as I do of lesser restaurants. Despite this, we will definitely return (most likely in another couple of years!) and hope it was a fluke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Dinning, always fresh.
    JimVan
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Wonderful seasonal menu that will please anyone's taste. The food, the wine, the service......an excellent dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the expected experience
    Aoife
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We booked a party of 6 for a special occasion and consumed 4 bottles of wine. All the appetizers tasted only of salt. The wine glasses were dirty and we had top ask to have them changed as we ordered different wines. The waiters were badly trained and not attentive. No offer to suggest wine or food suggestions. Comment made by us about the food/wine were just ignored. I spoke with the manager who blamed the staff and took no responsibility for our bad experience. I would not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Night
    silverdollar
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was a special night and it was perfect. We even were front seat to a beautiful wedding. The service was great and the host was very professional. It made for a great evening after a long week at work.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was amazing, the service and the atmosphere were the best in town. I will definitely make this my first choice when I'm dining out, it was very romantic as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    HappydinerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    All four of us enjoyed a great dinner. Service however, was lacking to say the least. The manager informed us that our waiter had just brocken up with his girlfriend and he tried to add on about a hundred dollars to our bill. No excuse for a five star restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • exceptional Detroit
    GreenFoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The Rattlesnake Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary and it is clearly a place that knows its community, but it remains fresh, innovative, and exceptional. Elegant without being snobby, they focus on steaks and seafood but don't mind serving vegetarians. Our salads were amazing and memorable: jewel beets with a horseradish dressing and roasted carrots, avocado and orange with a cumin dressing. The artichoke, almond, and olive appetizer was also incredible. Pair all of that with a stroll along the newly opened section of the riverwalk afterwards, and you have a perfect evening out in Detroit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AAMi
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great experience with friendly timely service. The halibut was perfection.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We3lovethisplace
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Outstanding Experience - We were greeted and seated immediately. Our hostess was most gracious, informative, attentive and friendly. The food was excellent and the outdoor dining experience was simply amazing. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic getaway
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This is the best place to have your romantic getaway. Food is great they go above and beyond for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Rattlesnake Club is in desperate need of modernization. The decor is early 1990s and the menu matches. Everything we ordered was bland and tasteless. The cheese plate was Brie, blue and cheddar which is laughable in this day and age. My sad attempt at vegan was a quinoa w sun dried tomatoes and green olives, an odd combination, and these weird fried haystack veggies that were more annoying than anything else, I think they were there to add texture. My salad wasn't seasoned it was drowned in dressing, my dates fish was under cooked and bland. We skipped on dessert because we were frightened to think about how that would turn out. Rattlesnake Club really need an update, we were there on a beautiful Saturday evening and the place was empty.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DineinD
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had a tight schedule. Let them know and they did a great job serving appetizer and fantastic Halibut meal in that time! Arranged a cab right on time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 665 reviews are from the The Rattlesnake Club reviews archive.
  • Diners are made to feel special
    sfrefVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were two couples, from San Francisco and NYC, in Detroit visiting the DIA. Our dinner at the Rattlesnake Club was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, especially due to the marvelous service at the restaurant. The hostess was very cordial and, throughout the evening, checked in on us to inquire as to our needs. Our server, also very cordial, was quite attentive but in a way that was not obtrusive - great balance there. The food was solidly good. Notable were the Poached Organic Egg appetizer and the Cumin & Coriander-scented Roast Carrot salad. The White Chocolate Ravioli dessert is definitely special. We thought that the perch filets were a bit bland, the grilled salmon lacked flavor and that the spring peas, while good, were overcooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    sluke
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    it was a very enjoyable evening. They made my husbands' 60th Birthday memorable. Our waiter's suggestions were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rattlesnake Club
    Annie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were an early reservation and they seemed a little confuse as to who was going to serve us at first. Once settled our waitperson was very good and attentive. We were both happy with our meals and we would recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out with a view of the water.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good flavors but lacking atmosphere
    VirtuousElectric
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Our first trip to this restaurant was a mixed bag. The restaurant was not busy, so we were expecting an intimate, romantic evening. We were sat at a window with a good view but right next to the only other guests in the dining room. Strangely, there was no music playing, just the chatter of other guests. Our hostess turned the music on once I brought it to her attention. Our server was accommodating, but not warm. I was pleased that I was allowed to order a buger fom the lunch menu at dinner time. I had seen tremendous reviews for their gourmet burgers and it didn't disappoint. Yes, I had truffle fries with my burger, but they weren't well done like ordered. They ended up redropping the fries in the fryer...disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been a while but still wonderful
    Sherita
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It has been while since I have been to Rattlesnake Club, but I when I took my mother there for brunch on Mother's Day I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious everything was. The selection of the buffet was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate