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The Apparatus Room

4.5
2495 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Patio season has finally arrived! Our patio operates on a first come, first served basis. We will do our best to honor any requests for reservations, weather permitting.

We take the your safety and the safety of our staff with utmost concern and have taken steps to provide a safe environment for you to join us. We ask if you have Covid related symptoms, have tested positive for Covid-19, or have been exposed to someone who has, you refrain from dining with us at this time.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2495 people are saying
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ZDetroit313
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful from beginning to end! We ordered wayyyy too much food, and couldn't be happier! Me and my girlfriend are already talking about when our next trip here will be!

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MinaM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall, we had a wonderful experience here. The food was delicious and the drinks were well made.

Our server was friendly and helpful with suggestions. However, once we ordered, the server barely checked in with us, which lead to delays in items being brought to our table or our ability to ask where missing items were.

Besides the delays in service, I would recommend enjoying a meal here. I know we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food. Highly recommended.

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SusanG
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic. Best beef tartare ever! Service was excellent. We had a great evening.

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Keri
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience5

It was great except we were seated extremely close to others when it we bit busy at all. Wasn't worth the money.

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AdamR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service. We had high hopes and it didn’t disappoint

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

overall service was good but food was at best average and drinks. Trying not to compare to Michelin star restaurants but price was unacceptable for quality of food. oysters were shucked incorrectly, beef tartare was mostly fat, and farro risotto was under cooked.

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Hudaatt
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Greta service, and they actually had a vegan entree which was excellent! love the ambiance & never disappoints. As a non alcohol drinker I always appreciate the high quality of their tea selections and coffee. The only downside was it took longer to be seated (we had reservations) but nevertheless they were courteous & handled it with urgency. It was easy to order appetizers and drinks while waiting in the lounge area which was just perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the ambience can’t be beat!

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rolj
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food was combined with energized, efficient service.
A chilly room temperature was the only drawback.

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Happy1
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and fantastic food. The service was also above and beyond. Salmon was delicious! Gnudi was also very good. Notorious F.I.G. cocktail is delicious.

Went to the bar after dinner and enjoyed the drinks and atmosphere there as well!

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vipAndrea
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening meeting as lovely, thank you

KG
vipKevinG
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been disappointing. Food with great twists. Great atmosphere. Service has always been very good. Will continue to be one of our favorites

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Anonymous
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Went for Thanksgiving. Food was mediocre. Odd choice of vegetables to accompany the turkey (overcooked red cabbage and very undercooked brussel sprouts; couldn't eat them). One of the salads had no dressing. No creative choices for non alcoholic beverages. The server didn't understand differences between we and

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Thanksgiving Brunch

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KellyK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Brunch before the game!

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foodieforlife66
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the salmon deviled eggs and whitefish dip for appetizers. Entrees at our table were short ribs, roasted chicken, coulette steak, and quinoa salad. Everyone was pleased with their meal. It was a lovely dinner.

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Sarah
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The whitefish dip was amazing and so was the ricotta gnudi and the coulette steak. The service was very attentive despite being very busy. Overall a solid experience - I would dine here again.

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KENYELLSHAE
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was absolutely gracious wonderful I loved it, left a long great review on Google reviews will be back!!

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vipTrioofdiners
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous first impressions. Food presentation very inviting, delicious selections. Beverages top notch and bar tender accommodating of requests. Rory great server, knowledgable, friendly, helpful. All staff operated like well oiled machine working together to provide a seamless experience.


Valet parking needs some education on etiquette in providing service. The valet service I am used to the valet opens the passenger door upon arrival and any doors of those exiting the vehicle. The valet also opens the doors when the guests are departing and closes the doors as they are settled in the vehicle. A few words such as - "have a great dinner" "hope everything was great" "looking to see you again" "thank you" would have helped the valet experience and perhaps produced a tip on top of the valet fee paid.

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AndrewF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and staff! We had a lovely brunch🙂

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STHOMAS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mostly everything on the menu is made from scratch. Even the everyday fare is made with precision and craft.

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LoLo
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the environment, vibe and delicious food.

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sridhar3
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Located on the first floor of the Detroit Foundation Hotel. Built inside former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters downtown. Very tasteful lighting and decor. Menu is short but excellent. Service is prompt and courteous. Three diners; all items were delectable. Bit spendy, but would certainly return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Table 30 mins late. Server lacked any menu knowledge on specials or food served. Overall disappointing based on reviews.

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SeanG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Been going to Apparatus Room since 2017 and I've noticed a slow decline in the quality of the ambience, the service and the frequency of menu refreshment. The menu has stayed the same for several months now, where previously it had some great seasonal items. I feel like this is drifting from a fine-dining experience in a trendy setting to a cafe style fast food joint. The music was way to loud.

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KatarinaJ
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food. Always a wonderful experience between service, food, and craft cocktails. Not too loud, for those looking to enjoy conversation with their dinner. Go-to spot downtown Detroit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Menu was a little small for my liking but everything we ordered was excellent.

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JadeJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went here for my moms birthday. Really nice decor and ambiance - warm. The food was good clean fun. Tasted like farm to table. Nice

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ReneeP
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved everything: the ambiance, service and food. The serving sizes were moderate and very tasty and filling with side dishes. Valet was a welcome touch. The history of the building is fascinating and added to the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great food. Wish that the bar/lounge menu was offered in the dining area and that they had the burger as a menu staple!

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vipChayzoo
Grand Rapids
43 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Too loud for us.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Overall what a great experience this time! However, they were a bit backed-up for our reservations. This is completely understandable; however, we were told to hang by the bar they will get to us a soon as possible. Sadly, after 45 mins and us seeing others being seated after we came, I had to remind the hostess we were there. Only after this, were we seated. #theforgottenones It is our belief, had we not done that, we would have waited indefinitely... We still love the place, but to be forgotten on a Monday night? #dobetter

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SilkeR
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there for many times. We love Apparatus Room. Awesome food, drinks and service like always!

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GinaS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love Apparatus room. Service was a little slow but otherwise everything was great!

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AmyB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food and ambience was good but our server was pretty poor. We were seated and no one approached for about 10 mins until I asked the passing waitress who our server was. She went to find out and said just some confusion and he would be over. Okay, no problem. He took our drink and food order and at least 15 mins elapsed and no drinks so I waived down the host and asked if they if they could send our waiter over and he was standing talking to a coworker. He comes over and is like "yes??" and then remembers I had a mimosa and I reminded him my mom ordered a tea. He brought that back and food finally came out maybe 45 mins after being seated and it was breakfast food. Thinking he forgot to put in our order because others seemed to be getting there food. Another wait person delivered our food. Mine wasn't totally correct but she got it fixed. He never really asked if we were okay or if we needed drink refills etc. Finally when we were done our waiter asked how food was and I asked for the check which he delivered with incredible alacrity. It was a nice place and the food was tasty but I was afraid we would be late to 2pm show (brunch reservation at 1145) and the only other complaint is that it was chilly and every time front door to restaurant/hotel opened, you felt it in the restaurant and we were a ways from entrance. It would be nice if there was a way to block some of the cold

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Reee
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere. Brunch was good but pricy for what it was.

RM
RachelM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very cool building. Seemed to be staffed well, but slow service. Not hot food. Tried it for brunch. Wasn’t bad at all. Just had higher hopes.

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AbbiB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service could have been better - my friend waited over 30 minutes for a latte. Our water carafe ran out several times and we had to track down our server to ask to refill it each time. The food and drinks were great for brunch and we loved the atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at the venue as a wedding reception was going on in the bar area. I honestly loved it as it gave a good vibe out. I got the short ribs and let me tell you something, get the short ribs. They were amazing and I enjoyed my cocktail as well. The wife and I were celebrating 10 years and they brought us out a glass of champagne at the end. With good food, good drinks and good vibes you can’t go wrong!

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The Apparatus Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 800-5600.

The Apparatus Room is rated 4.5 stars by 2495 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.

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