Horrific service. Busy holiday weekend downtown, so we decided to eat at DOH before the show. The food we received was fine, but the service was beyond horrific. May I recommend that paper and pencil be used to write down orders? Appetizers were never served, soup not served and 50% of the entrees were incorrect, cheesecake was frozen. Oh well, we made the curtain on time and the show was fabulous!
No entrees are served at less than medium well. I felt badly for the wait staff having to explain away their kitchen. Having to explain that prime rib could only be served medium well was one thing, but then bringing a duck breast to the table that might as well have been duck jerky instead added insult to injury. If we hadnt had tickets to the theatre, i would have driven to the Laffayette Coney Island, where the food tastes good, and No one has to make excuses for it.
Great bite before the show. We feel fortunate they were still able to seat us after arriving 15 minutes due to horrendous traffic. The menu isn't vast, our food and drinks were good.
Small plates menu, perfect for before show dining. Excellent service, good food ( all eight of us enjoyed our menu choices) and we found the prices very reasonable. Of course, if you are seeing a show at the Opera House you can't beat the convenience of the location.
Ok for a quick bite before the show but nothing special on lunch menu.
The location is perfect to eat and then enjoy the performance at the Opera House. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
It is very urbane with a sophisticated ambiance in a storefront in the Detroit Opera House. Our server was friendly and efficient. Our entree salad with added chicken was good but would have been tastier if the chicken was heated. It's a great restaurant to relax in before attending a performace in the Detroit Opera House. Reservations are a must before a performance!
We had a brief but wonderful time before attending An American in Paris!! The service was professional but friendly and very quick! We hadn't much time, but Molly made sure we had drinks and then appetizers out in time enough for us to enjoy and still make it to our seats in time. Bravo !!
When we arrived we were only 1 of 2 tables. We told the server we had tickets for that evenings show so please make sure we timed our dinner so we would have plenty of time to get to our seats. The restaurant filled up and they got busy and we waited and waited for our food. We were the last table to cash out after asking for our checks several times. ALMOST missed the opening act. Poor service, poor timing, won't return again.
This restaurant is very convenient if you're seeing a play at the Detroit Opera House.
The restaurant is unreachable. They do not answer the phone. Messages left on their machine are not returned. I have attempted to make a reservation in February since before Christmas. Open Table lists them, but no tables are available, even months in advance. It's very convenient for the Opera House, and the staff, although untrained, are always very nice. But it's impractical to expect to eat there routinely before every performance in the season.
I had a reservation. When we entered restaurant there was NO ONE in the restaurant yet the hostess would not seat us. She said they were expecting a large party and our table was needed. She said we had to sit at the bar. After refusing she finally gave us a table- we still were only customers in the restaurant.
Our food was good. Our server was excellent. Very limited menu
All five of us chose different dishes, they were all delicious. Service was prompt, but not rushed, and prices were remarkably modest.
The restaurant is in the Detroit Opera House, so many diners were going to the opera. We arrived a few minutes late and got the last table. It's an upbeat and sophisticated storefront cafe. Our server was very attentive. My friend really liked the ribs, and my chicken breast was very tasty. They were served with broccoli and sliced potatoes. We wanted bread, and had the Bruschetta which was three small slices of toasted bread with salsa. It was $8, so I would avoid it! They should offer rolls or bread.
Our waitress was extremely welcoming. Had the salmon --- tremendously delicious. GREAT PLACE TO DINE WHEN ATTENDING THE OPERA. thanks!!! :-)
This is a great place to have dinner or apres-theatre snacks when you have tickets to the opera. You only have to park once, and when finished, you can walk right into the auditorium for an outstanding opera.
Very convenient if you're attending an event at the Opera House. Build in extra time in case they're short of servers as seemed to be the case when we attended. Our server in particular seemed be having problems with most of her tables. It was almost impossible to order dessert (asked another server) and get our bill. Not thrilled with the choice of main entrees but serving sizes are ample and prices are fairly reasonable. I would go again.
The Turkey Foccacia Sandwich was great. Unfortunately my designated server was not so great. One server took my order, someone else brought my food to me, then another refilled my water and drink and continued to check on me. I liked the way the other servers just stepped in. I would still recommend eating here because the food is excellent and the professionalism of the other servers.
Great dinner. Entrees were very well prepared.
They got us in and out before the show.
The staff was very friendly and attentive. They were extremely busy because of an event at the Detroit Opera House. My food arrived cold, but as soon as I mentioned it they whisked it away and brought it back piping hot. The manager and the chef both followed up to make sure I was satisfied (which I was).
My friend and I were going to a performance at the Opera House so we made reservations at the Cadillac Cafe for dinner prior to the event.Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was fine but I thought it was overpriced for the quality and quantity. Both of our entrees (fish and duck) were somewhat overcooked. However, the pot stickers we ordered as an appetizer were delicious. The location was very convenient, particularly since it was a rainy night, so I did appreciate that. In terms of the food and price, however, I think there are other nearby restaurants that I would prefer.
We enjoyed the ambiance and the service. The menu was a bit too fancy for my husband, who was hoping for a standard salad.
Great pre-opera spot. Sat at the bar and Sean was a terrific bartender. Very attentive and helpful. Really enjoyed our time there.
Way overpriced and the food was horrible. We ordered the veggie sandwich that had been sitting out so long the cheese that hung over the bread was dried and hard, the sandwich was cold and when asked to warm, it came back barley warmed. We also ordered the London broil which was prepared very very rare, we had to keep asking the waitress for refill on our coffee and water. The waitress kept using the small space between my chair and a pole to deliver food to tables instead of walking around and each time she bumped my chair which was very aggravating. We will never be back.
The crabcakes were good but for $24.00, quality and taste of meal did not measure up. It included a corn and black bean relish on a few field greens. It sounded good but had very few black beans and tasted like bottled roasted red peppers. My daughter had London Broil, also $24. It was cooked rare and tasty but not tender. Mashed potatoes and a little eggplant and zucchini came with it. Menü said Vegetables, but if it was ratatouille. It also didn't have eye or taste appeal.
I think nearby restaurants would have been a better choice before the wonderful performance of Rigoletto.
We stopped for dinner prior to the Opera. We made reservations and our table was available as soon as we arrived. Our server was a delight and understood the menu and what might take a little longer to prepare. We ordered the short ribs and they were for tender with mash potato and Brussels sprouts. The food came in plenty of time to make the performance. The food was not cold but not as hot as I preferred. We had time for desert and sprung for the carrot cake and the chocolate cake. Both were well worth it. The meal was a bit pricy for the two entrees, one glass of wine and the two deserts with 20% tip came to $80.00.
The menu is VERY limited. My entree was served on a small plate and the portion was very small. Not worth $24! The kitchen would not accommodate my initial request that the waitress said they would do. We will not be dining there again!!
Cadillac Café is very convenient for those attending events and performances at the Detroit Opera House. However, the wait staff seems poorly trained, understaffed, and painfully slow in responding to simple requests, such as water or a cup of tea. The menu is appealing with good choices, but the actual food is only fair. We had lamb chops which did not seem first quality and were more fat than meat. The key lime pie is delicious. I might try them again, if the weather forecast is terrible, because it is really convenient to have dinner and already be at our performance destination
We enjoyed our meal, though portions were small. (The website boasts "small plates" but our server suggested they were full meals. ) That said, our server was very friendly and helpful, even though he was quite busy. The restaurant is on the Madison side of the Opera House -- not clear from the Open Table listing -- and has direct access to the Opera House for the performance. The food was fine -- my wife had crab cakes which she enjoyed; I had a Caesar salad which was as expected. The appetizer bruschetta were terrific. We arrived early in the evening (545) and the service was pretty quick, though the restaurant got much busier by the end of our meal.
Our first time at Cadillac Cafe was delightful! Excellent food and value! A definite one to keep on the list!
The service was excellent and the food was delicious as always! Our server (Deborah) was very professional and friendly! I will returning again and again........for dining! A great location being attached to the Detroit Opera House.
The ambiance, high quality of service and the food preparation make this a perfect before or after theater addition.
The menu is small but has a nice variety of items. The hostess and dining manager were especially helpful and professional.
Seemed to be under staffed that night. Other times service has been better.
Enjoyed the convenience of the Cafe being in the Detroit Opera House which allowed easy and timely access to the theatre.
Quite nice. Pre-theater-early dinner. Select menu but tasty. Linen table setting but not stuffy. Small and a little too close to neighboring diners but pleasant overall.
The food was ok at best, most of it is precooked so nothing is fresh. It was WAY overpriced for the portions and it was an all around disappointment. I got that scallops entree it came with four scallops over maybe 1 oz of cooked greens for $25!
There are so many really great options around that I would never go to this restaurant again.
The location was very convenient prior to the Brit Floyd concert when The Detroit Beer Company & Small Plates had a 2 hour wait. We were starving & didn't realize that there was a café at the Opera House. Just goggled the website thinking we could find nachos or something like that. Turned out to be a very enjoyable, satisfying experience. An, our server was wonderful!
Very friendly service. Waiter was helpful and engaging. We ate there before going to the play at the Detroit Opera House and it worked very well. Suggest arriving well before the start of the play (we arrived 1 1/2 hours before the start of the play) as seating capacity is not great. When the doors to the theatre were not yet open at the time we were done with our dinner, the hostess offered us some drink and a place to sit in the lobby. Very thoughtful. I will definitely go back when attending an event at the Opera House.
The waiter sung to us from The Lion King, which we were there to see. The food was excellent, with portions that were just right. It was a great warm up for the show.