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Symposia's dining room - Symposia, Detroit, MI

Symposia

4.7
4.7
214 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Symposia is a Mediterranean-inspired fine dining restaurant, located within the Atheneum Suite Hotel, minutes away from all major concert and event venues. We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests and a shuttle to major events.

Symposia highlights the Mediterranean region inspired by Greece, Italy, Spain and more. Signature dishes include Roasted Beet with whipped feta, pickled strawberry, green harissa; Spanish octopus with Romesco, Yukon potato, and Chorizo Iberico; Australian Lamb Chop; Amish Half Bird, with harissa, crème fraiche and an olive oil cake with pistachio, orange, honey-whipped Greek yogurt.

The space evokes a Mediterranean landscape with pops of white and sea blue alongside materials like stone and wood. Symposiums of ancient times were used as a space to gather, drink, and dine in celebration. In that same spirit, Symposia provides a welcoming atmosphere for family and friends to gather while savoring our unique cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, European, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (313) 962-9366
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Located in the Atheneum, this full service hotel offers a variety of private event spaces for up to 80 people.
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Cross street
    Located on the corner of Lafayette & Brush Streets, inside the Atheneum
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Detroit People Mover, Greektown Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Valet Parking

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM,Wed - Thu - 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Complimentary valet parking at the Atheneum Suite Hotel available for all Symposia dinner guests. Complimentary shuttle also available for dinner guests, on a first come, first serve basis, to major concerts and events in the downtown area.

What 214 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Detroit

    Romantic

  • Detroit

    Good for special occasions

214 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! Sally the waitress was absolutely fantastic she really took good care of us, chef Deron made us prime ribeye and filet mignon, it was perfectly crisp on the outside and melt in your mouth like butter on the inside (it was so good!), and the manager made sure everything went well. Thank you all for such a wonderful experience we’ll definitely be back, my boyfriend really enjoyed his birthday! Thanks again! 😃

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was top tier! Sooo good! I ordered the short rib and my fiancé ordered the branzino. Both were immaculate. The decor was beautiful and our server was funny, welcoming, and attentive. We went around 6pm on a Sunday and we were the only ones in the restaurant. No clue why this place isn’t packed. It truly is a gem.

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  3. Storm

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely fine dining experience! Excellent service, beautiful space, upscale decor and our compliments to the chef!

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  4. RodneyF

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice wait staff, very friendly and helpful. The appetizers were excellent. The main course was good, but our Filet was very well done and took forever to get corrected. The second one was so good and perfect, but the rest of the table was long done eating. They did not do anything to make up for it either, which I found very strange. Our waiter was replaced half way through service was quite odd, they had just opened for the night. I would try it again because of the appetizers alone!!!

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  5. Yovsef2

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter did an amazing job on assisting us and helping us with whatever we need. The food and the vibes were amazing. Definitely would come back again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The manager/staff were very accommodating, will come back again because of the service

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a 5 PM reservation on a week night and the entire restaurant to ourselves until after 6:30. The hostess greeted us in the hotel lobby and escorted us to our booth seating. Our server / sommelier was attentive, knowledgeable and just the right amount of conversational. The appetizer (beet salad), scallops & branzino, side dish & dessert were all fantastic.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! From the moment my sisters and I walked in the customer service was phenomenal. The food-perfection!  The ambience was beautiful❤️. We will be back! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

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  9. Alnglee

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Symposia was wonderful from start to finish! Highly recommended!

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  10. Fan21

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is wonderful and the space is perfect! Service was excellent from the time we walked into the restaurant. They also have a shuttle to take you to and from an event in the downtown area.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eric was our waiter such a big personality and was very charming and informative and helpful with helping us make great selections from the menu to eat from .

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Symposia is a wonderful restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was spectacular. Will definitely come back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eric our server was awesome!! If you ever go there, request him. He was so accommodating.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service friendly, nice, place to eat great food

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  15. Jagman

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every item was prepared great. Very surprised about the creamed spinach. It was extraordinary!!! Would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a fine dinner experience.

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  16. Lizh

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was what wonderful . Our server was superb web. H went above and beyond and arranged to get us to the Detroit Opera house. Only thing is I wish that the actual meal had a little more on the side dish. We could have ordered another side plate as an option. My rib eye steak was so perfectly cooked that I just enjoyed that the most.

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  17. PatienceW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience! The food, service, and ambience was equally great!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, maybe the best scallops I’ve ever had outside of the East Coast. Service was impeccable, free valet, great ambiance.

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  19. Thompson

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and elegant ambience.. Great service.. Great drinks.. Great food!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful experience. Everyone was exceptionally nice! However, I have never been to a 5 star restaurant that don’t offer a dessert when you dine in for your birthday.

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  21. SandraK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal!! Every plate we got from the filet to the lamb chops were literally amazing!! Definitely a must try.

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  22. JohnW

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only complaint was not keeping an eye on timing when we had to leave for a show, but the service and food was spectacular! Would highly recommend. Lamb chops and drinks were 10/10. Octopus was also amazing, those that had salmon, steak, and tuna also enjoyed as well!

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  23. Scoop

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, atmosphere and service from Michael was excellent! We will most definitely be returning.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, it was a great experience form service to ambience to food. I will definitely come back.

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  25. Fan21

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely excellent on every front!! We will certainly return for another amazing meal!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! The food was delicious, the Strawberry Lemon drop was amazing. The service was on point. Our server Amanda was the best! It’s not a cheap restaurant, so if you’re not willing to spend a little more then this is not the restaurant for you. Well worth every dollar spent.

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  27. EugeneB

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Took over one hour to receive our meal. They were also running behind on their end (reservation wise) seems as though if you are a friend or know someone there you will get amazing customer service . If not good look. I watched the greeter approach one table 5 times before he checked on us once. We ask for well done steak and they still brought out a bloody mess that my date and myself had to send back. We were offered no complimentary anything just an I’m sorry. Oh also they brought my meal out 10mins after bringing out my wife’s. The server had to go back and let them know I ordered a meal as well. Overall not a good experience for me personally. I did still enjoy the meal overall just not the customer service .

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  28. jeffk

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff, wait staff was helpful and considerate of our needs. Definitely a restaurant I would recommend to friends and family. food was outstanding

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  29. AlCoholic

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect, food was amazing, service was great as well

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  30. MelissaD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal I’ve had in a while! Service from beginning to end was impeccable. 10/10!

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  31. AngelJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was phenomenal love it will be coming back soon

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is really cool. The dishes are incredibly tasty and the servings are cool. The waiters are simply amazing people. Everyone is very friendly and nice. Everything is done at a professional level. I highly recommend it!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had to wait 30 mins to be seated when there was tables open but food was great!management need to focus on customer service from hosts

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  34. Aubrey

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dining experience here. The atmosphere was fantastic. Our dinner was cooked to perfection and the service was wonderful. This place set the tone for our night out and did not disappoint. We can’t wait to come back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved Symposia! The service was wonderful, and the food was exceptional. We recommend the calamari, Branzino, and the prime filet was cooked to perfection. The valet was easy and the restaurant validated. Will definitely be returning to Symposia!

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  36. Mmak

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience will be back, great food and atmosphere

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  37. MarlysG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegance and class! It was a wonderful place to dine and the food is amazing!

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  38. DominicM

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and food was amazing. It's a must try if you haven't been there.

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  39. LisaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such and amazing informative elegant experience. I Will be Back!! Thank you all!

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  40. KarishaS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks was amazing!! A must try!! the customer service is really good as well.

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FAQs

Symposia is rated 4.7 stars by 214 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 10 times today
Google Map for Symposia

1000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226-2906

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located on the corner of Lafayette & Brush Streets, inside the Atheneum
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, European, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Detroit People Mover, Greektown Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (313) 962-9366
  • Private party facilities
    Located in the Atheneum, this full service hotel offers a variety of private event spaces for up to 80 people.
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