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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Rattlesnake Club reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)great for outdoor dining (33)romantic (28)scenic view (26)fit for foodies (23)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (12)notable wine list (12)great for lunch (7)late-night find (6)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 662 reviews are from the The Rattlesnake Club reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was incredible! the focus is on quality - quality of food, service, & presentation. They stay to a reasonable size menu to keep the level of quality high. The ala carte option is highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    couz
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We loved the Rattlesnake Club. We had not been there is a few years and it was nice to go back. We went for a special occasion and they acknowledged it beautifully.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    David
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My wife and I went to the Rattlesnake club to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. We have been there before, and have always enjoyed it, but this time was a bit disappointing. We sat outside on their beautiful patio overlooking the river, and were looking forward to a leisurely and relaxing dinner. The food, as always, was very good, but we no sooner finished one course than the next was brought out. We felt rushed, and I felt some resentment about the way the meal was paced, especially because we had mentioned to the obviously new waiter that we were not in any hurry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You be the judge
    Love2dineout
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The service absolutely horrible. Was not offered drinks til 20 mins accept water.Upon receiving our drinks about 25 mins.With menus closed, ready to order now after a half hour waiting we ordered an app, waiter walked away too quick to order dinner.Hour passed, order our dinner.The man refilling our water was more helpful then our waiter.When our food came,no side dish. Our waiter only came to table once when asked for him.At the time when the side dish finally came, food was cold.Didn't finish meal.Received bill,was shocked when the special was $70.Not a special when had an upset stomach for the next 12hours.With that being said, $200 bill for 2 of us,with 2 meals,1 app,4 drinks, 2.5 hrs later leaving restaurant.You make your own decision.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old Favorite With New Flair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The Rattlesnake has been a part of the Detroit restaurant scene for a long time. I hadn't dined there in recent years but was very pleased to find an up to date menu with many choices to fit all tastes. Our meals were excellently prepared and served. The decor is fresh, airy and inviting. I will definitely return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bitten at the Rattlesnake Club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Salads were not fresh, probablay left-overs from one of the wedding parties they were giving attention to. The main courses were awful, just awful. The perch was greasy and without favor. The shrimp wsasd tough, unseasoned and served in a bowl all by itself - really. we ate only a sampling portion of each dish and left. Thank God we had Kraft macaroni and cheese in a box at home.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A night to remember
    Luminoushi
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The view from where we were sitting was absolutely amazing. We were seated promptly and our waitress was vibrant, outgoing, and sweet. The food came in a timely manner and tasted amazing. The vibe was calm relaxing and very upbeat. It's definitely a place we will be going to again! If your looking for the place to propose this is the place, if your looking for the place to have a celebration this is the place.... Classy and amazing.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding dining experience.
    Planet
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a very nice dinner on Saturday. First time there and we will go back in the future. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for more
    seekingsolstice
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This was a very classy dinner experience. Food was delicious and the wait staff were on point. My boyfriend got the lobster tail and I loved the trout. My only critique is that it felt like a very traditional upscale restaurant and I was hoping for something with more character or more unique style. I understand that this is solely my opinion and many people are probably looking for exactly that, but for me it was a bit disappointing. The open floor plan left minimal privacy and felt more cold than romantic. For an 80 dollar tab (restaurant week without drinks) I was hoping for more.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Detroit Restaurant Week
    amerikanerin
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The service was excellent but we just didn't get that excited about the food. The best part of our meal was the dessert! I had the popcorn parfait and my partner had the rhubarb ice cream sandwich. Both were impeccable. We weren't wowed by the main courses and felt the appetizers were uninspired.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrating Scott's promotion
    Canleigh
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We went during Restaurant week so we could try different things. Everything (and the 3 of us all had different things for all 3 courses!) was outstanding. Definitely would recommend and go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Sixftgurl
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Good food. Waitress very friendly and not overly helpful (hanging near-by or bothering while you're eatimg ). Only problem I encountered was we called for reservation and told they were booked "until next Tuesday" (Friday night) then we tried the Open Table and found only 1 reservation available. We got there and entire time there they had 4-5 empty tables in area we were sitting. So why turn customers away when plenty of room available.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    RestaurantWeek
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I went for restaurant week and had a good time. Food was excellent. The staff was awesome.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite
    Magnifique
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The Rattlesnake Club was posh; service was over the top and it was just a totally splendid experience. The staff is very courteous and attentive to every detail. The food was also great and nicely pesented. It was a wonderful place to celebrate the birthday of my very special male friend. We will definitely be making return visits soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.