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The Rattlesnake Club
The Rattlesnake Club

The Rattlesnake Club Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rattlesnakedetroit.com
  • Email: info@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: Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a very nice dinner on Saturday. First time there and we will go back in the future. Thank you. "
    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."
    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. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I went for restaurant week and had a good time. Food was excellent. The staff was awesome. "
    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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Love love love great evening during drw. And it is not too few characterx. Enough said. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We went during the limited restaurant week menu but the selection was still great. The food was impeccably prepared. Delicious and beautifully plated. Great service by the staff. The restaurant is near the river walk, but not on the water, so you can see the Detroit River in the distance. Good place to impress a date."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week, which explains some of the less ideal portions of the meal. All food was good, that said, the duck entree came out cold, and the whole meal felt rushed. Entrees were on the table before appetizers were finished/cleared, and desserts came out (with no flatware) before the entrees were finished. Flavor profiles were good, and the panko breaded poached egg was wonderful, albeit under seasoned."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great food. Good service. Great ambiance. Looking forward to coming back during the summer to enjoy outdoor seating."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite Detroit establishments. Amazing food, great cocktails and amazing service. Great place for any occasion. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Every spring a group of friends and I plan a dinner out for Detroit Restaurant Week, this year Rattlesnake Club made the cut. The food was very good, and presented very well. I had the trout for the first time, and while it was cooked very well, I would order the lobster next time. I kept peeking over at my friend's lobster next to me. Chris, our server, did an excellent job of checking our table regularly, and making us feel comfortable. Only thing I could knock down about the restaurant is their inability to split checks for large groups....carry cash next time. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We were a little disappointed. We had dined here previously and were very impressed. This most recent occasion was during restaurant week and the food was less than satisfying. While the presentation was very good both the duck and the steel head trout were under cooked. Simply because we choose to dine during restaurant week should not mean we should be treated to poorly prepared food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very nice place, good food for Restaurant Week. The service could have been a bit better, but overall a good experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our party of four agreed that the Asparagus & Sweet Onion Salad was very tasty. All four of us also had the Butter-poached Lobster Tail & Claw and thought it to be over cooked and chewy but flavorful. We would try the restaurant again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a great dinner Too bad the waitstaff was awful She seemed too busy to care about our table It took forever to get our drinks/refills She never did get me a second cup of coffee we waited at least 10 min Anyway this is one of our fav places to celebrate birthdays or annivsarys Hopefully this expirence does not change that for us in the future"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I enjoyed the Rattlesnake Club great food and service!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Prompt seating at window table overlooking river and table service was just the right amount of being there when we needed but not hovering. Duck was nice presentation and very tasty servcie with excellent parnip side. Duck breast med rare part of seving was closer to warm. Companions strip teak was very good, similar to prime rib melt-in-mouth done just right but without all the fat. Other companion had Lobster that was excellent. very generous portion of chocklate cheesecake was the choice for all, which was nice presenation and tasty, but again not quite excellent. Personal preference are locations that offer more complexity and intimacy vs the rather noisy big box room."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I went to the Rattlesnake club for restaurant week on April 12, 2014 and have been there many times before. I was not pleased with this experience and will probably not ever come back during this time. We checked in when we arrived at the restaurant and was told it would be a few minutes so we went to grab a drink at the bar while we waited. The bartenders were absolutely rude and made us feel bad for ordering a drink. At a higher end restaurant like this you would think the staff would be overly friendly and welcoming. Our waitress was a little nicer but still very aggressive and blunt. The food was decent but when you have terrible staff, it doesn't matter how good the food is and we most likey will not come back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The organic egg app was outstanding; but the lobster tail and claw was mealy and tough. Dark chocolate cheesecake was excellent."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is our second time at the Rattlesnake and they did not disappoint us. The service both times was amazing and the food was awesome. Highly recommend them."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Only reason I didn't taste service a 5 is due to the amount of time it took before they took our drink order. Everything else was great!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had a great time service was awesome staff were phenomenal I recommend this place to anyone"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This place still has good food. The service just isn't what it used to be. Maybe it was an off night. But spending good money it's expected."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Wait staff knowledgeable and attentive. We were there in the late afternoon and the dining room was almost empty (liked the quiet). Excellent Perch, BBQ Shrimp, beet salad. Ravioli great but too much oil. Management apologized and adjusted the bill. I will return here."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "While this resturant has been around for a long time it is still a hidden secret. The food is amazing! The service wonderful. They really go out of their way to make your dinning experience wonderful."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The Rattlesnake Club fronts on the Detroit River. The view is beautiful and the restaurant itself is spare, modern and serene. The food was absolutely wonderful and the wait staff was attentive but not obtrusive. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The Rattlesnake Club is our favorite restaurant. We always have great service and great food. Sarah was attentive and did a great job of's serving us."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food was flavorful and diverse without being over-spiced. Understated plating. Centennial IPA served at optimal temperature. Crème brulée had unique pyramid candy topping, but custard was mundane. Service was polite and anticipatory. Large space with art on the wall, fine dining experience. Visited during winter, but would love to come back when outside dining is appropriate!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were celebrating my wife's birthday. We both had steaks that were perfectly prepared and of high quality. I had a Beet salad with my meal that great and recommended. Not inexpensive but service was spot on (not too pushy, and attentive as needed). Great view of the river. Looking forward to going back when the weather gets nice and the patio is open."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner at the Rattlesnake Club on Friday night for my wife's birthday. Appetizers were fabulous (poached oysters, seared Ahi tuna and barbequed jumbo shrimp). The meal was absolutely delicious. My wife and I had surf & turf, hers with shrimp, mine with scallops. The filets were cooked just as we ordered them and seasoned to perfection. I would recommend the Rattlesnake Club as a great venue for special occasions. It is right on the Detroit River, so in the daytime, the view would be very nice."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was excellent for me as it always is. The perch was fresh and hot. However, my dinner companion was not so happy with his meal. He ordered a pepper encrusted fish? I thought it was a risky leap, yet he insisted. Looked like a strange combination and tasted bland. The staff was more than accomodating as they offered a dish that would be more comparable to his palate."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Every time I go to the Rattlesnake Club I've had a great experience. This time I had the blackened snapper and it had all of the spice I like without being overpowering. The texture of the fish was delicate and moist. I finished with their Wam dessert, which was sweet and fruity and a perfect finish to a great meal."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had the valentines special menu and could not have had a better evening. The food was amazing and the service was perfect. Great night out!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Restaurant was nice, but I really expected a lot better. Seems there is more emphasis on presentation, which was nice, as opposed to really good food. I thought everything was good but not WOW... great. Waitress was good but apparently having a bad day. The bus staff was slow to remove plates. The location of the bus and wait staging area is among the tables which is disturbing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have dined at the Rattlesnake for a birthday, a luncheon, and recently to celebrate an anniversary. Each occasion was perfect, the service was superb as well as the food, tasty seasonal. I do not consume alcohol but I was pleased that the coffee after dinner was hot and delicious. I recommend this Detroit jewel to others."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "So romantic but overly priced yet it was totally worth it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service was impeccable. We were greeted immediately and given a table by the window, where we could see the river. Our waitress came over almost immediately. Water refills occurred frequently, our waitress was in view and ready to help most of the time we were there. The food was hot and well-prepared (and delicious). The portions were slightly below average size, but that was expected. The presentation was outstanding. Coffee after the meal was served at table in a french press. A coffee lover could not ask for more. Our first visit, but we will return soon, and hopefully will bring friends!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A special occasion took us back to the Rattlesnake. I entertained my customers there years ago and was always pleased. It was good to be back and I would recommend highly. I did think the wine by the glass was a bit pricy 12-18$ but enjoyed my Malbac"
    Dined on 2/14/2014