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Joe Muer Seafood - Detroit, Detroit, MI

Joe Muer Seafood - Detroit

4.5
4.5
5225 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Welcome to Joe Muer Seafood, Detroit's premiere seafood restaurant. We proudly continue a tradition of dining and service excellence that began in 1929. Enjoy classic fresh fish and creative seafood specialties, sparkling service, and the best riverfront views in Detroit.

Unfortunately, due to continued staffing and supply chain issues, we are not able to offer sushi on Sunday or Monday until further notice.

Joe Muer Seafood has a STRICT DRESS CODE:

Business casual/Professional/Semi-formal attire is required in all areas of the restaurant for all guests.
Please avoid the following items: work out or athletic gear including jerseys, yoga pants/shorts and leggings, hooded sweatshirts, graphic t-shirts, tank tops, distressed jeans, cut off/denim shorts, sport or open toe sandals, hats, caps or visors of any kind, visible undergarments.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 567-6837

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Eric Ward

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next private event at Detroit’s most beautiful dining space, The Ship Room at Joe Muer Seafood - Detroit, or bring your event up to 175 guests to our Riverfront Room and enjoy beautiful views of the Detroit River and Windsor Skyline.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (844) 410-0457

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Atwater Street

  • Parking details

    Discounted parking is available in the SP Garage directly across the street from our main entrance on Renaissance Drive. Joe Muer Seafood is located in the 400 tower, next to the Marriott Lobby and entrance.

  • Public transit

    People Mover station at Renaissance Center available for connecting with Cobo Hall, Greektown, Professional Sports venues, etc.

  • Entertainment

    Live Piano nightly

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,225 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for scenic views

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Seafood

  • Detroit

    Great for scenic views

  • Detroit

    Seafood

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  1. JL

    JamesL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance, and service. We will return.
  2. TJ

    TimothyJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service was very slow. Steak was undercooked. We had to ask for silverware and napkins Very loud. Hard to have a conversations
  3. D

    Deanna

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu and delicious food with exceptional service! Great choice with a lovely view!
  4. TC

    TheConsultant

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Swordfish was excellent.
  5. S

    Star

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service! Food was good and fresh. *server forgot to give us an itemized receipt.
  6. T

    Tara

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We we here celebrating my husband’s Birthday and it was fantastic! This was our first time at the restaurant and it didn’t disappoint! Everything was wonderful from the piano player, coat check, our server Katrina and the food! The food was delicious! Chef’s kiss! The atmosphere was inviting and it was nice looking out at the water while dining. Katrina even bought my husband a piece of the coconut cake with a candle for his birthday. We will surely return again soon.
  7. MA

    MelodyA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made our reservation in advance asking for a booth by the window, we have been here for my daughters 16 birthday and that experience was outstanding. This time for 19th birthday was such a bad experience my daughter was embarrassed to tell people. We arrived on time, we were seat away from the window (asked for window seat) when asked about my details of my reservation I was told “sorry we try to accommodate the window for bigger parties “( had 3 people this time but only 2 for my daughters 16) there were 6 unoccupied tables by the window. We were there for three hours only two were filled. We were seated in a very busy area where everyone walked by guests servers waiters and waitresses. The waitresses was making small talk to us we don’t care about. She already knew we were not happy. This just made our visit uncomfortable. We ordered soup and sushi, our entree were two steak dinners and a past dish with seafood. Appetizer: The soup (calm chowder soup only had vegetables and bacon in it where are the clams, our waitress asked about the soup so I let her know this is all vegetables and bacon she was not concerned. Our appetizers came separately. Why ?????We had to wait for the sushi. The table beside us were seated in an hour later than we were and ordered same sushi ( our waitress was not great either) their appetizers were served before ours, same sushi we ordered. So my daughter says looks like we are the bottom feeders, will be served last because we complained. We waited for our meals, my meal was pasta with seafood, the clams were dry and so was the top of the entree. The manager for our section came over and asked us everything okay and I showed him my entree how everything was dry. He again didn’t care was not concerned and was very rude attitude because we complained again. So by this point we were being targeted because we complained about our seating complaining what we are being served. We were being discriminated against cause we complaine
  8. DS

    DariusS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall this was one of my best experiences ever. From walking into the door, to leaving everything was as you would expect it and as advertised. There was a stunning waterfront view from anywhere you sit. The staff is on top of their game. I’m certain I didn’t see a single person standing still the whole time, but there was no rushing, it was all elegant. Our glasses were never close to empty. Our waiter Jessie was consistently on top of his game making sure we were happy. The food, the food will make you weep in happiness. You would be missing the experience of a life time if you don’t give Joe’s a visit. Thank you for helping my wife’s birthday be a success!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was absolutely sub-standard and I’m fairly certain that the 20% gratuity was added to our party of 4 because the waiter knew we weren’t happy. After being seated we waited far too long to meet our waiter and get a drink order in. It was 30 minutes until those and fresh bread was served. Service wasn’t at all intuitive. We barely saw our waiter throughout the meal. I had pre-ordered my second drink for delivery after finishing my first drink, but that never happened. I had pre-ordered a dessert for the birthday and they did deliver something, but it wasn’t a lava cake I discussed in advance of the meal. The food was average or slightly above average, short of exceptional which it should be for the money spent. I had high hopes the Detroit location experience was going to be better than our last awful experience in Bloomfield Hills, but unfortunately this was not the case. Having a beautiful view doesn’t excuse not knowing how to give five star service when you’re charging five star prices. Being delivered an invoice with 20% gratuity added at the end of the meal and never being advised of auto gratuity was completely inappropriate. I understand this restaurant due to its location gets a lot of inexperienced and cheap diners and that this could be appropriate to apply to large parties, but it absolutely wasn’t deserved or appropriate on our party of 4 who ate and drank $500 worth of food and beverage. Your waiter at best deserved half of this amount. Would not recommend either location at all and feel this brand should be ashamed of their abysmal failure to deliver an expensive meal with appropriate service.

    Joe Muer Seafood - DetroitResponded on January 30, 2023Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We deeply apologize and can assure you this is not our standard of service. Regarding the 20% gratuity, it is stated on the menu, so all diners are aware of this upon paying for their meals. We will be sure to discuss your feedback with our waitstaff to ensure service is attentive, always.

  10. HM

    HadiyaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my dad’s 75th bday
  11. C

    Costne

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    King crab superb. Shrimp are huge if you’re a shrimp lover. Service was exceptional. Wait staff was Uber attentive. First time visiting for my birthday. Definitely need to be prepared for higher than regular prices. The view of the river is the best.
  12. BG

    BruceG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dining experience to celebrate our anniversary.
  13. TH

    TerryH

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well done. Food,service, and timing was all good. Grade A.
  14. MD

    MarkDonnaB

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated my wife’s Birthday. Great night. We were seated next to the window overlooking the River and Windsor, Ontario night lights - Enjoyed terrific Sushi roll. Over ordered with salads as well - then followed with entree’s (Scottish Salmon and Swordfish.). To top it off the restaurant brought out a small coconut cake birthday plate for my wife. Wonderful, efficient service. While always a little pricey, it was something we have done in the past a couple times a year, and something we will continue. MAB Sterling Heights
  15. TB

    TamiB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had very attentive wait staff, especially Zach. Food was good. Prices are a bit up there, but I realize you get what you pay for. They did not disappoint with regards to quality of food, quantity of food, ambiance, impeccable dining atmosphere, etc.
  16. RM

    RMThumb

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great way to finish a day after seeing the art museum. Our server, Kyle, was fun and just the right amount of attentive. We will definitely be asking for him when we go back. The food was delicious and I loved the creativity in the dishes. Thank you for a lovely evening!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just treated royally.
  18. CR

    CarolR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Apps were outstanding !! Kyle was great !!!
  19. JC

    JohnC

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great view of Detroit River. Good place for special occasions. Too pricey for regular diners.
  20. TL

    ThanhL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I don’t like the idea of tipping being automatically added to the bill for a party of one.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. The view is amazing.
  22. KN

    KNHM4

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Forced to pay 20% tip for a party of 4, even though there is no policy stating that anywhere. In addition, they state that they can not reserve a specific table in advance for anyone, no exception. 100% False. They do, and they did. Upon arrival they refused to give us a window table per our prior request, even though many window tables remained unoccupied for over 2.5 hrs because they were reserved for "special" people. The treatment did not feel right because they seem to prefer some customers over others. The manager was very blunt stating that: "if you don't like this table then you can leave", and when I asked her to clarify, she said "I don't have time to explain and argue". Never experienced such lack or hospitality and professionalism.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful experience at Joe Muer. I would definitely come back again.
  24. CH

    ChiquitaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, ambiance. Waiter was very attentive & personable. Enjoyed the piano player. Food was very good and we were pleasantly pleased by the portion sizes. This was our first experience here (for my husband’s birthday), and we can’t wait to return. FYI, book in advance if requesting a window seat — great views right off the Detroit River (especially at night).
  25. T

    Tami

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    We did not know about their extremely strict dress code. They graciously seated us in the bar area. Food was good. Calamari was consistent with chewing a rubber band. I was amused with their “strict dress code”. My perception was a tacky place that wanted people to think they were very upscale. I wish I took pictures of outfits…camo jeans, a hoodie and athletic shoes, khakis and a wrinkled button down and athletic shoes…I will not continue. So their “jacket” preferred policy was humorous. I would not return mostly for the mediocre over priced food. Service was exceptional and they were friendly. I give the restaurant a 3 star.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thoroughly enjoyed myself at Joe Muer’s. The service was impeccable, food was on point, and the music entertainment was phenomenal. A must try if you’re in the area, you won’t be disappointed!
  27. k

    keekee

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i did enjoy my birthday there but I felt rushed to eat and leave. However the food was excellent and the live piano was amazing the staff was good the bread was to crusty and crunchy it made a mess and was difficult to eat. overall love it I have a table to view the lovely river.
  28. HA

    HonestA

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot for lunch or dinner downtown. More upscale than most but prices are reasonable. It was nice to sit and relax at a table with the extra touch of a table cloth. A luxury not seen often these days. Our food was excellent, including beet salad, Fish tacos, Fish and chips and the best Oysters Rockefeller I've had in years! Service was top notch and we had a great view of the river. Parking in the structure 50 feet from the restaurant entrance was convenient and only $6 with the validated parking pass from the hostess. Highly recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was GREAT
  30. LK

    LalK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience, service and food. Menu has choice for all and staff are very welcoming.
  31. BG

    BillG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, amazing service, nice and quiet on a Sunday
  32. PM

    PaulM

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Quality of food has not been good for the prices that are being charged. No
  33. C

    shoneC

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, swordfish perfect! Atmosphere romantic and views outstanding! Will return.
  34. TC

    ToniC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had such a nice to time ! Our waiter CJ was great! Food was delicious and loved the ambience from the piano player 🙂
  35. S

    Steve

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Long story short, was 30min early to reservation to find the restaurant closed. They were having “kitchen” issues. General manager was not helpful or accommodating. Seemed like they wanted people to leave rather than help and make things right. Finally was seated after 45min late and food was just ok. Seemed like food I would have been served at a chain steakhouse. People were not dressed to their code, ripped jeans, tennis shoes and barely covered women. Very sad and frustrating when paying a lot of money. If it’s truly true people eat with their eyes first, Joe Muer might need to relook their chefs and management. We would never recommend this restaurant. I normally don’t complain but this was very disappointing service and management didn’t seem to care.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and a delicious and vibrant meal. Highly recommend.
  37. CS

    CSlaughter

    Detroit

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Jesse was fantastic, the food was beyond amazing. My only complaint was the hostess. I had made the reservation a month in advance, and had specifically asked for a table by the window overlooking the water. She refused to give it to us, stating that there were large parties coming in, they were going to require all the booths by the window, and even a section that had small tables by the window. that did not happen while we were there. I made my complaint known to the manager, Mike, and he was fantastic. Although he didn’t get the table we requested, he made it right, and I would definitely return.
  38. JG

    JimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent table with a view of the Windsor skyline. The food was well prepared, and the service was spot-on. It was an excellent location for my wife's birthday dinner.
  39. BM

    BrookeM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, great service, it was a very nice evening.
  40. t

    theresap

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! Food, service, ambiance are parallel to none!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Joe Muer Seafood - Detroit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 567-6837.

Joe Muer Seafood - Detroit is rated 4.5 stars by 5225 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today
Google Map for Joe Muer Seafood - Detroit

400 Renaissance Center, Suite 1404, Detroit, MI 48243

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Atwater Street

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Discounted parking is available in the SP Garage directly across the street from our main entrance on Renaissance Drive. Joe Muer Seafood is located in the 400 tower, next to the Marriott Lobby and entrance.

  • Public transit

    People Mover station at Renaissance Center available for connecting with Cobo Hall, Greektown, Professional Sports venues, etc.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Eric Ward

  • Entertainment

    Live Piano nightly

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (313) 567-6837

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next private event at Detroit’s most beautiful dining space, The Ship Room at Joe Muer Seafood - Detroit, or bring your event up to 175 guests to our Riverfront Room and enjoy beautiful views of the Detroit River and Windsor Skyline.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (844) 410-0457

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