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Symposia's dining room - Symposia, Detroit, MI

Symposia

4.7
4.7
236 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 2 times today

Dining areas

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 - 10:00 PM,Wed - Thu - 5:00 PM - 10:00 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 236 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Detroit

    Romantic

236 Reviews
  1. ErikP

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a good experience. Octopus appetizer was delicious as were the scallops as an entree. Unfortunately, the lamb chops did not live up to the rave reviews of our server. One of the four were cooked to a medium rare temperature as requested. Others were medium well, no pink center whatsoever. Service started off great. Very attentive and pleasant. Once entrees were served, we did not see the waiter again until dishes had been cleared. Would definitely try again, but would likely pick another entree selection.

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  2. KishaC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful from start to finish. Delicious food and elegant decor!

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  3. LindaB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, first visit! Staff was excellent! Food was well presented and very tasty! We will be back for other special occasions!

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  4. Madaj48117

    Detroit

    57 reviews

    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fruit fly in memosa, service was decent. Food average, auto 20% tip for party of four for a buffet is rediculous, they only bring drinks.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very average is all aspects. But it wasn’t bad either.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Main course was cold when it was brought out. Our waiter forgot the salad, too busy to take a picture, very nice but very frazzled. Kind of ruined our experience. Decaf was not fresh super bitter. Martini was basically at room temperature, not cold. Overall for the money we paid was not worth the value. Automatic gratuity was added on and NOT worth it.

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  7. JayB

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined with a larger party still received superb service, wonderful food and love the ambience. Would recommend for a special couples evening or outing with friends. also, love the fact that they validate valet parking at the hotel! No looking for parking in the city!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and server was very polite and made sure everything was good

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Sent steak back three times due to improper cooking temps. 3 times! That’s ridiculous. The excuse was they don’t use a thermometer and instead infrared control it. What!? 20% auto gratuity was applied for party of 5 when receipt clearly says they only implement this for parties of 6 and greater. Ordered additional carry out on separate check and 20% gratuity was also applied. When questioned why, the server acted frazzled and said it was an automatic thing but then said it was his fault and he would fix it. Food is wayyyy too expensive for what you’re getting. Filet was the cheapest thing on the menu. Although the restaurant is beautiful, all this put a sour taste in our mouths. Will not be returning.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing. Reza and Amanda were very sweet, great service, food was great. I will definitely go back. 

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FAQs

Symposia is rated 4.7 stars by 236 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 2 times today
Google Map for Symposia

1000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226-2906

Dining areas

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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