The Rattlesnake Club
The Rattlesnake Club

The Rattlesnake Club

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rattlesnakedetroit.com/
  • Phone: (313) 567-4400
  • 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 WinnerScenic View
The Rattlesnake Club reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)fit for foodies (58)romantic (53)scenic view (41)notable wine list (37)great for outdoor dining (30)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (23)great for lunch (9)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Enjoyable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It was a wonderful evening! staff was friendly food was delicious and beautifully displayed, great wine list, even the coffe was amazing and they do French press. We went with another couple and we were able to have lovely conversations and hear one another. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Merkel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I dined early on a Sat evening so the place was still fairly empty. Literally no one in the bar so cant comment on it being a hot spot. Beautiful atmosphere. The two of us had the grilled salmon served medium which was delicious! We had one cocktail each very good. Servers were courteous and prompt. I will definitely come back for a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Greg
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a very nice dinner before attending the symphony. The steaks, wine and service were great! We always enjoy the 'Snake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dandie
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience at The Rattlesnake. It has always been one of our favorites and never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening out
    Finediningseeker
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The overall experience was great. The food was delicious, without being over pretentious. Very flavorful without being overly salted. Entrees came out very quickly, although we were a little early for peak dining time. It was noted that service slowed way down once the dining room started to fill up. We were there to have a romantic dinner and celebrate a birthday, only to be annoyed by the table behind us that had a woman who was loudly talking from the time we were seated to the time that we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the old time hospitality
    Nikki10271
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The people who work at the Rattlesnake Club love their job and interacting with patrons. Our waiter has been there for 22 years. It is old school hospitality where they check on you frequently, replace your napkin on your lap, etc. They do a nice job with staples like chargrilled steak and salmon, but are also creative with foodie dishes and gluten and allergen free offerings. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Needs a lot of work
    sandu
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The restaurant needs to be updated and the wait staff needs improvement. Our waiter was rude overall and was somewhat argumentative when my steak was overcooked. The food is pretty average. The "prime" steaks were well below steakhouse level. Rock shrimp was also totally average. I didn't think it was even possible to mess up rock shrimp. The scallops and the oysters were great though!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Dinner
    dine4wine
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We absolutely enjoyed our experience at the Rattlesnake Club. The staff were all very pleasant, welcoming and professional. Service was excellent and we loved the food! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's old is new again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Sometimes when you frequent a restaurant you become complacent. This was the case for the Rattlesnake Club for me. On a Saturday night I decided to make reservations for two and was not disappointed. I have the Porterhouse with Bleu Cheese and it was cooked perfectly medium well. The fillet I could cut with just the fork. My date had the scallops and they were the best she had ever tasted. We shared the WAM! for dessert and it was stupendous. Our server, Brian, and his serving team was second to none. I highly recommend re-finding this great gem down on the river.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food/Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was well prepared displayed. Everything that we had was excellent. The service on the other hand was horrible. It was by far the worst service I have ever had at a top end restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    pms94
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our choice of The Rattlesnake Club was a pleasurable one. Our server was great, she was very attentive and funny! Our dinner was fantastic! The short ribs were my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Intro for out-of-town visitors
    Artscool
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I brought guests from CT, MD and TX for dinner, while touring Detroit. It was a very nice way to introduce them to one of the very nice restaurants this city has to offer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    kmcliff
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had the best meal ever. The start and main course were divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bobby01
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    there for birthday dinner with my family, was great for our group of four.food and service met all of my expections. will be going back often.hope to make it back during warm weather to dine out side.great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant Week Menu
    Debi
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Every year we choose The Rattlesnake for Detroit Restaurant Week. For the cost, the value is exceptional. We also enjoy the wine tastings on the porch, the lovely design and consistently great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service lack substance
    gr8dining
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    What I assumed for an upscale restaurant, it did not meet my expectations. Food presentation was fine but lacked taste, petite portions where I still left the restaurant still hungry after a three course meal. Extreme conservative on the breads where I generally thought the bread basket would be left on the table, but the waiter sought fit to ration out breads. I felt rushed to eat and leave, the food temperature was borderline cold, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant maybe the Whitney would have been more suitable. Thumbs down for this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie40s
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I have been here several times and I always enjoy myself. Thank you for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Time..Be Back Again!!
    JKW1
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was out 1st time dining at this establishment. I had been to the bar area before for drinks. Dined during restaurant week; Excellent Food, Excellent Service, Excellent Drinks. This would be good place to dine for a special ocassion, business/client dinner, or on a date to impress. My wife and I will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was delicious, service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The eating portion of my dinner at Cuisine went without a hitch. First course was some sort of bitter greens salad with candied nuts, radishes, and pears. The salad was very tasty. Next was the beef ribs with faygo sauce. Yes, they used a soda based sauce to give it flavor. The ribs were some of the most tender ribs I have ever eaten. After that the dessert was the least favorite meal in an overall really good meal. The desert was pumpkin spice creme brulee. I was going to give it a bad rating since it was cold, but apparently that is how you are supposed to eat it. So meh. But for the service. The guy seemed to disappear for long periods of time. Although he only had 5 tables, he could have provided better service...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok, but not great: restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Started off great with welcoming hosts & nice decor. One of the wines we chose ended up not being at all what we thought, almost seemed like the server brought the wrong bottle to the table! Unfortunately once he served the wine and took our order, he only came back once throughout the whole dinner service. :( So we stuck with the wine, and didn't get to order another side for the entree. By the time he came back it was pointless. Food was good overall, but somewhat underwhelming. First courses were good, but very small portions. Entrees were all tasty. Side of asparagus was fine, but $6 for one piece of shrimp was ridiculous! Dessert was ok. Ice cream was good but crisp wasn't up to par. $30 was high for the amount of food we got.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The service was great from everyone. The food was good but not spectacular. For whatever reason, the butter had no flavor whatsoever
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Disappointing DRW Choice
    Angels321
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Despite the elegant setting and decor, the food totally missed the mark. My three dining companions and I all ordered the lobster "bisque" and were shocked to be served a thin broth with no resemblance to, nor flavor of, lobster bisque. When this was brought to our server's attention he said "that's the way it was supposed to be" ! Our server also aggressively pushed the side dishes (at extra cost) to supplement our meals. Two in our party ordered what he described as "jumbo" shrimp which turned out to be less than average size at a ridiculous price of $6. each!! Our entrees of roasted walleye were so-so, the root beer braised short ribs were good but not outstanding. Needless to say, we are not encouraged to go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed
    Lyric711
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I was excited to get a chance to try this restaurant during restaurant week. Unfortunately the food was not up to par. I chose the braised short ribs and the meat was so tough and without flavor. The dessert was nothing to write home about either.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Resturant Week
    nIK5589
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Overall a great experience. The food was excellent. The service was a little lacking, for a non peak time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rush
    pattom
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food was very good and the service crisp and efficient. However, the food service was rushed even though the room wasn't busy. When we asked for some time between coffee and dessert we still only got five minutes. A more leisurely paced would be appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • restaurant week trial
    foodiewannabe
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Service
    • 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.