Caucus Club

4.7
827 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
The Caucus Club, located in the Penobscot Building, is an historic, stylish art deco masterpiece featuring two distinct dining spaces, historic bar and live Jazz. The front entrance leads guests to the elegant front dining room with the stage being the focal point. The back entrance leads to the dark and moody back room and bar with space for mingling, cocktails and dining. Adjacent to the bar entrance is the Caucus Club Kitchen, fully viewable from the hallway of the Penobscot building.

The menu centers around the in-house dry-aging room, yielding Prime Steaks and Chops expertly cut by owner/butcher George Sboukis. The balance of the menu features seafood and eclectic dishes that change with the seasons. Lunch has its own unique offerings, and the Bar offers distinct offerings for Happy Hour. An extensive wine list is housed in a state of the art cellar with private lockers.

Dress code is business casual at a minimum, and is strictly enforced. Please dress accordingly

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 827 people are saying
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Katie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to make reservations at caucus club for just a nice night out. Andrew was fantastic and was very knowledgeable about the menu and helpful in making decisions. We will definitely be back! I ordered a margarita and the aged ribeye and both were really good we took the rest home and had enough food for a second meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was decent, about as good as London and similar prime steak houses. The service was suffering due to staffing but so is every

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TeleahM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The online menu was not the menu in the restaurant. Price on steaks and chops were double online menu price. $75 for lamb chops.

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Erna51
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambience. Our server was outstanding. Felt the lobster bisque was a little salty, however, I enjoyed my experience and will return and refer to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great Food

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience and fantastic food!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! We had an amazing dinner.

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Chazzbanned
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was wonderful. Shelly our waitress was great. She was pleasant… had wonderful recommendations regarding our wine selection and also dinner selections…And took care of us very well.

Can’t wait to go back.

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SCaste
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. I would definitely recommended to others

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We were there for our anniversary and was promised a lovely corner booth in the back and when we arrived for our anniversary dinner we were told some guests are taking longer to dine in the booth promised and would be a few mins longer past our reservation time so we waited! Minutes later we are told our table is ready and escorted to a small table furthest in the back of the restaurant and when I asked why we didn’t get the corner booth as promised I was told sorry guests still dining. Ordered an almost $70 steak that was supposed to be medium well but came rare to medium rare still bleeding all over plate and when the waiter ran it back it was already sliced for us so when they put it under the broiler the steak came out over cooked well done and dry, while the sautéed onions and mushrooms were still borderline raw. Afterwards luckily the manager/owner came by and at least removed the steak off the bill but to make things worst, I was told they will provide us a nice dessert complimentary with a little message for our anniversary to go along with it but after they removed our steak off the bill I think that was enough because we were just given the bill and never even offered a dessert not even one to pay for! Honestly it was embarrassing as I was trying to impress my wife on our 17th year anniversary and chose to dine here because was referred to by a good friend at dine drink Detroit and I would probably never give it another chance due to the experience we had on what was supposed to be a special evening!

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks iv ever had, NY strip medium rare

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Awesome service!
Wonderful staff!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Detroit! Everything about it is great.

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EmilyB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Caucus Club does not disappoint! This was our second time there, and we cannot wait to go back for a third. Our meal was incredible and our waiter, Gerald, was top notch! Would highly recommend the Caucus Club for an all-around excellent dining experience in downtown Detroit!

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KyleB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food to the atmosphere the Caucus Club did not disappoint. The waiter was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. I would recommend the Caucus Club for any special occasion.

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vipMark
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place certainly exeeded all expectations. Our wait person, Andrew, was superb. Very knowledgeable, great service and not overbearing. He made excellent suggestions and made the experience memorable. The food was simply delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

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MaureenB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at the Caucus Club! Our waiter was Allen who was a delight. The food was fantastic as always. My husband had oysters on the half shell which he loved. The crab cakes and steak tartare that were delicious. I had the Steak Carpaccio that might be best I have had. Perfectly made vodka martinis. Just a very nice dinner.

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jdmrc93
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Alan was the highlight of our night - he was a fantastic waiter; incredibly attentive, funny, and thoughtful. The food was excellent, though I wish there was some wagyu available that evening, I was really in the mood for it! I heard they had some Australian wagyu the week prior. Missed out... oh well. We haven't gone out to a nice restaurant since the start of the pandemic, so I was hoping to spurge a little more.

The Barbara Streisand drink (at Alan's recommendation) was also excellent. The ambience was nice, but the dining room was pretty empty, and I always find that a bit awkward if we're the only ones in a dining room for a good portion of the evening. Some people appreciate that, though... not necessarily a bad thing. It was 7pm on a weeknight, however.

The food selection and wine/drink list is definitely one of the best I've seen around. No live entertainment that evening, but I bet it's quite the place to be when there is...

Will definitely return, next time on a weekend!

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JohnW
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good food. Wait staff severely understaffed. One waitress for entire dining area. She was knowledgeable but harried. Portions are huge. None of the four of us could finish our salads or entrees.

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Darnese
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and were not disappointed. I have no negative comments at all. We will be going back during the holidays. I would highly recommend Caucus for any occasion.

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vipJohnson
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Server Shellie was nice. Had to wait a bit to be seated - restaurant was empty. Food was very good.

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vipvegasjunkie
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Caucus Club celebrating our anniversary. Service was exemplary, with attention to every detail. Food outstanding as usual, and the piano player was spot on with uplifting selections. We were surrounded by a packed house, also enjoying an upscale, classy dining experience. Can’t wait to go back. Thanks George and company.

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MartinW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant dinner with my lady. The food and wine were excellent.

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vipRobertL
Detroit
49 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dinner with excellent service by Andrew. Had a very enjoyable evening celebrating my wife's birthday.

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DinoC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding. Bar is cool.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lobster bisque. Great service and a nice old school ambiance

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vipJAYE
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Unfortunately, the best thing about this restaurant was the shared Caesar salad. We both ordered lamp chops and they were bad. Overcooked and unseasoned. I didn’t even like the table bread. Also, don’t eat hear if you’re limited with time. The Mac and cheese was “runny”. The mashed potatoes and asparagus were lukewarm. For the price I should have experienced better food. I may try on a Friday night versus Sunday to see if there is a difference

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AlbenK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great dining experience: food, service, & ambiance

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vipRockaway2u
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to dine and get lost in conversation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff and food were both great!

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TraceyD
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was subpar. Took quite a while for plates to be cleared and ordering drink refills was a challenge. High end establishments will clear your plates and sweep the table clean after each course. Not here unfortunately. Food was not worth the price with so many other options downtown (Prime & Proper, London Chop House). My filet was way over cooked. Bernaise sauce was cold (they did take it back and nuke it). Surprisingly the place was dead on a Friday night. Super disappointing. Restaurant itself had a cool old school steak house vibe. Great piano player. Maybe better suited as a place to grab a drink at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around

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Paulus
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The piano and vocals were soothing and helped us relax and enjoy the evening. Joe was an excellent waiter and kept us very satisfied.

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newyorkersindetroit
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Our server was extremely rude. I wrote a note to the manager on your website but got no reply.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were promptly seated at our reservation time. We had a front row seat to the entertainment which i wasn’t so sure about at first. It was actually very pleasant music. Rodney on the piano was fantastic and i forgot the woman’s name but she was great as well (Michelle maybe?). Our waitress name was Shelly and she was absolutely fantastic. I wish i could say the same about everything else. It was quite obvious that they were short staffed which is totally understandable, but my water glass was never once filled. We didn’t get bread service until our meal arrived. We started with the table side Caesar. Don’t bother for 14$ a person in my opinion. Go to mr Paul’s chop house. Wayyyyyyy better. My wife ordered the lobster tails which were absolutely excellent. I ordered the bone in ribeye… unfortunately i could make a better ribeye at home. The bernaise was mediocre at best. The twice baked potato was good. The asparagus was meh. Was supposed to come with bernaise but surprise surprise that didn’t show up either. We ended the night with key lime pie. There was more whip cream than pie. Even Shelly made a comment. Sorry caucus club but for your prices I’ll go to a real steak house around the corner. Prime and proper.

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ThomasD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended the Caucus Club as a special dinner for our daughter's 16th birthday. The food was fabulous and the service was exceptional. Thank you so much for an amazing dining experience!

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patrickO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to attend for our five year anniversary. My girlfriend left well feed and happy, which is all I can ask for. Food was great, music and ambiance were perfect for the setting, and our server Darryl was a good part of the reason that the experience was so exceptional, and his partner Andrew was wonderful as well! Be sure to ask for them the next time you stop in!

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vipTarynA
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience. Definitely will be back

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JohnH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Menu was extensive. Food was perfectly prepared. Service was friendly and professional. Darrell was great.

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DerekJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

26th Wedding Anniversary, had a great time host was fantastic.

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Caucus Club is rated 4.7 stars by 827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.