The Apparatus Room
The menu delivers classic American fare with Executive Chef Thomas Lents at the helm. Dishes feature locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients.
During the daytime, the bar serves as a coffee counter with seating featuring local partner, MadCap Coffee, and pastries prepared in house. The beverage program encompasses a strong classic and craft cocktail list, various local beers will be highlighted, as well as a hand selected culinary driven wine list.
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
From 7:30am to 10am we will be serving a breakfast buffet ONLY for $28 per person . From 10 am to 2pm we will be serving a brunch buffet ONLY for $38 per person. To celebrate Thanksgiving we will be severing a family style ONLY meal cultivated by Chef at $78 per person. Please call for details.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Breakfast 6:30am -10:30am with our normal menu. Brunch 1030am-2pm with our normal menu plus Chef's Holiday features. Dinner 5pm-9pm prefix menu ONLY at $85 per person. For dinner reservations only we do need a credit card. This card will not be charged till the night of.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
Breakfast 6:30am -10:30am with our normal menu. Brunch 1030am-2pm with our normal menu plus Chef's Holiday features. Dinner 5pm-8:30pm prefix menu ONLY at $85 per person. For dinner reservations only we do need a credit card. This card will not be charged till the night of.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
There will be two seatings available for the evening: The 1st seating is available from 5:00p-6:15p and will feature a $95 pre-fix menu. The 2nd seating is available from 9:00 pm-11:00pm and will feature a $145 pre-fix menu, as well as live entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Second time here and both were excellent. The Old Foundation cocktail is a must try. The cauliflower appetizer is amazing. Had the roasted chicken and it was very good.
Brunch was fair at best. Atmosphere was great, but service was slow. The food was uninspiring and what we would typically expect if we had ordered standard room service. The omelettes were plain looking and since the plate was kept warm under the heater for quite some time before serving, the accompanying salad was warm and wilted. The sausage links were also very greasy and rubbery. A high price for an average breakfast.
We had a reservation for 11:15 and still had to wait 30 minutes to get a table even though it was visible that there were available tables. Then, it took another 30 minutes to get one of our orders. The wife had to wait 10 more minutes for hers. The food was not impressive for brunch. We had the french breakfast and the English breakfast. The only thing we did enjoy were the coffees. We will not be coming here again for a delicious relaxing brunch for two because it was unpleasant for the most part.
We've been here multiple times and always love the food, but were really disappointed with the service this visit. First, we were not greeted for over 5 minutes after searching for a host/hostess upon arrival. Our table was not ready for the time of our reservation. When we were finally seated, a server did not visit our table for another 5-10 minutes. She was very friendly, but the entire process was just painfully slow: waiting 10 minutes for our drinks, waiting another 20 minutes before ordering, etc. Not the level of service we've come to expect from an establishment like the Apparatus Room. The food itself was delicious (Croque madame and full English breakfast).
We were excited to visit Apparatus room with our friends who love to go to different restaurants and enjoy ethnic variety of foods. Ambiance and architecture was beautiful. A bit noisy but we didn’t mind that. Food choices were ample. Pickled deviled eggs and carrot /sweet potato fritters were excellent. Bacon wrapped trout was outstanding and to top it up the Dark chocolate mousse with berry sauce was to die for. Our server was very pleasant and helpful. We will definitely plan to visit this restaurant again. -Nima
Absolutely great high end restaurant that lives up to hype in both the food it serves and the environment it serves it in.
Excellent food! Great servers and bar tenders! Quick service too! Can’t wait to take friends!
Absolutely amazing experience from start to finish!
Met friends in from Florida for a downtown Detroit wedding. Great atmosphere. It too crowded. Loved it for lunch!
Loved the food. Great flavors and attention to detail. Atmosphere was unique and warm.
Just my favorite restaurant at the moment. Enjoyed everything from starter to desert + Amazing place, services and super friendly team.
Loved our brunch there! We did go for the Jazz band they have once a month, but we decided we'd like to go back when it wasn't so loud. Definitely hard to talk and be heard, but I should have guessed it would be. Food was excellent, service was ok, but all and all I had a great time. I will definitely go again!
Awesome Sunday jazz brunch.
The bell that kept ringing for food pick up has to the the most annoying sound ever and totally ruined the whole experience. You are not a diner get rid of the bell
I made a reservation and still had to wait 45 mins if not more to be seated. They do have ample bar space with attentive servers to accommodate those who wait but the wait wasn’t worth it. Food was good but not great. Atmosphere was very nice.
Loved our dinner here. Atmosphere was amazing, decor was beautiful and food was delicious. One piece of feedback was that our server couldn't answer questions about the cut of meat on one of the dishes. She said she'd inquire and then forgot by the time she came back. So just a note to say it would be helpful for your servers to be able to speak confidently about each of the dishes. Other than that she was a lovely server!
It was a good experience. Good drinks and great food. The only thing that bothered me was after making a reservation for 8 pm we were not seated 20 min or so later.
We had a marvelous dining experience. Loved the Food and atmosphere. We would have preferred it to be quieter in the dining area as it was difficult to here each other, but that would be my only recommendation.
We brought friends from out of town here to celebrate a night out. The staff was great and the food was amazing. We love this place and will go back when we can
The staff brought the wrong main dish to our table (no big deal to us), but they were very apologetic. They offered drinks and appetizers on the house while we waited for the new main course. We will definitely be going back, outstanding service!
The food is always AMAZING. It's a little pricey, but they always deliver. It's worth the money spent and the trip into the city. Valet parking is a plus as well & it's only $10. Can't wait for our next visit.
Fabulous bar and drinks, service was excellent, food was fabulous. Perfect date night spot. We will be going back to try the Chef's table menu for sure!!
My husband and I are currently checking off new Detroit restaurants and were excited to come here. The service was great, the cocktails were delicious, meal and dessert were perfect. We loved the ambiance and the decor. We did note that it was a little loud but not so much that we couldn’t carry on a conversation. Would definitely recommend and we will be back!
Drink with no name
Michigan Heritage Chicken
Ontario Sea Buckthorn
Food was great and service was prompt! Overall great experience!
Ambiance and service were great, food was just ok for the price. The bread with pimento cheese was fantastic, squid ink pasta was pretty good, my husband's braised pork chop was good, but my scallops weren't great--too mushy. We liked the drinks. Overall I'd maybe try it again and order something different. We had a good time, but I wasn't wowed.
Service was inattentive compared to lady of the house, Besa, shewolf, townhouse, and San morello. Lots of staff, all standing around. Took ages between drinks while they sat empty. Food was good but seemed mass produced rather than freshly made. Small portions for large prices.
We loved this place so much. The food was delicious, the decor is super nice and the atmosphere is really nice.
Has a wonderful time, got seated right away, our server was very pleasant and knowledgeable. They were very quick in replacing the dishes between courses and the food was excellent. Defined small portions but delicious.
Will be back!
This is the second time I’ve tried to take a guest to the restaurant. The staff is great and the food is good but both times I’ve made a reservation on open table I’ve had to wait 45 mins + on arrival for a table and the restaurant doesn’t seem to care. They blame it on not knowing how long it takes for people to eat at their place. It’ll be the last time I bring an out of town guest to have a great meal. Each time I’m excited to show them a lovely restaurant with great food, but I end up feeling embarrassed by a ridiculous wait time. The food is great and staff is nice but they need to figure some things out before they offer open table reservations.
Perfect in every way!
What a gem of a restaurant in the middle of Detroit. Went here for lunch with a friend while there was a convention going on. Service was top notch and they have an open kitchen so you can see your food being prepared fresh. The menu has a wide variety of options and the drink menu was extensive. Cannot wait to try this place again
Service was great. Very knowledgeable. Outstanding space . Good flow from lounge to bar to dining. Small plates were great for sharing. Wonderful flavors!!
Amazing experience! Love the history of the building. The food was amazing! The flavors 😍 The ambiance 👍🏽👍🏽 The service 🏆 Can’t wait for any excuse to come back!!
The service and food quality did not meet my expectations. Restaurant is over rated.
Service was good, attentive, not annoying. Food was tasty, nice presentation, portion sizes small, over priced. Nice place to have a drink and a snack....lively atmosphere....bit noisy for a relaxing meal. Not great value for prices. Dessert (chocolate) was delicious.....$12.... 2 bites...but delicious! Drink prices reasonable....wine and cocktails.
Valet was nice to have as an option especially on a rainy evening. Our server was very attentive and knowledgable. Our favorites included the deviled eggs, salmon tartare, porcini ravioli, Maurice salad, and scallops. For dessert, the peach crisp was bland unfortunately. Fun atmosphere.
The best meal I have had in a long time. Every dish that we had was just as good as the others. The was not a single dish that we thought was bad! Chef Tom is still as good if not better! I want to come back to Detroit just to eat here again!
Excellent food, but waited almost an hour past our reservation and then server was very rude as she went through the motions of her job instead of providing a positive dining experience. Wanted to order appetizers soon after being seated since we had waited so long for the table and were unable to have appetizers in the bar because of no seating. In a very nasty tone, she told us we couldn’t order apps., and had to place the order for apps and meals at the same time. I understand the reason for that rule, but after such a long wait, despite having made reservations, the server should be focused on making the customer happy.
We had a reservation but arrived early and were told our table would be ready in 15 minutes. No problem - we were more than happy to have a drink at the bar. However, 15 minutes turned in to 30+ minutes and we were not seated at our table until 15 minutes past the reservation time. We then waited another 15 minutes before our waitress came over to assist us - which appeared to be no fault of hers as the hostess seemed concerned about sitting us in such a busy section to begin with.
After such a bumpy start to the evening, the food and rest of the service thankfully made up for it. We ordered the chef’s tasting menu which was delicious and more than enough variety of food to satisfy. Thank you to the chef for such an amazing spread! Our waitress and the rest of the staff who brought our food were enthusiastic and helpful as we progressed through each course. We will be back.
Love this place! One of my favorites! Top notch gem in the city