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The Apparatus Room

4.3
4.3
2978 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Chic yet approachable. Historic while tastefully modern. The Apparatus Room bridges the old and the new, offering iconic New American cuisine rooted in Midwestern ingredients, as well as thoughtful cocktails crafted by accomplished mixologists. We invite you to step away from the Downtown bustle, enjoy a fine meal and the easy taste of our house Rock & Rye cocktail, and relax to the homely chatter of new friends.

Please visit our website to view full menus @ https://detroitfoundationhotel.com/apparatus-room/
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Lounge, Fish

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (313) 800-5600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Thomas Lents

  • Catering

    For event or larger party inquiries, please email sales@detroitfoundationhotel.com for additional details.

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Dining Room booking inquiries, email arreservations@detroitfoundationhotel.com

  • Private party contact

    Emilee Decker : (313) 800-5562

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Washington Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, TCF Center Parking Garage, Public Parking Lot

  • Public transit

    Detroit People Mover, QLine, Bus Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,978 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RL

    RenaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday visit to the Apparatus room did NOT disappoint. Ambience was great and contemporary, a great nod to Detroit Fire. Our server was wonderful and knowledgable. She went out of her way to explain things on the menu and write down the name of a Prosecco for me. Food was delicious and was not "skimpy" as some other restaurants are of similar style. The mushroom latte was UNREAL! Menu always changes and the bartender himself walked our drinks to our table. We ordered sides, which was even overkill as our meals were plentiful and we could have shared. No problem though, we brought food some to enjoy again. We will go back for SURE..... Enjoy !!!
  2. A

    Anon

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Not the best. Service was slow and food was just mediocre. I expected more!
  3. s

    sarahd

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The food, service, wine and atmosphere were all top notch. Great value for the quality also. We’ll be back!
  4. KD

    KateDetroit

    Detroit

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Innovative menu. Good good. Fair service.
  5. A

    Anita

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Apparatus Room! We celebrated our 6th anniversary with you and it was fantastic. Our waiter was wonderful and so kind, the food was incredible, and we had such a wonderful night!
  6. BP

    BrandonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    We all had a wonderful time! The atmosphere is comfortable and cozy!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Great food! Great drinks! Such a cute GNO spot or date night spot!
  8. A

    Artsy

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service & ambience! Loved the biscuits & gravy & the chicken & waffles!
  9. SR

    SarahR

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Cool place, just ok food, and service. Would go back for drinks
  10. HH

    HeatherH

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Very pleasant, professional service in a beautiful, comfortable environment. Food and cocktails were cooked / mixed incorrectly with inferior ingredients. Great location, awful tasting breakfast.
  11. MC

    MaryC

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great brunch before a holiday event. Food was good. Drinks were wonderful. The hot tea is just amazing and fragrant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful place. Pricey, but worth it. (ESP for special occasions)
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Thanksgiving. Service was painfully slow. Will give it another try but
  14. DM

    DMccccccccccG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an extraordinarily great time. Excellent food and service. The table was large and roomy for our family and the room is stunning.
  15. G

    Golfnwench

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome spot! We had few options available on Thanksgiving and The Apparatus Room had an interesting set menu. A well designed, Chef’s table set menu! We really enjoyed the meal. The service was exceptional. Not all the items were our taste but the concept was interesting and the food well prepared and presented. Love the ambiance of the room. Cocktails and wines were lovely.hard to assess price, as we had a set price meal.
  16. SR

    SilkeR

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. We love coming here not only for Thanksgiving. We never got disappointed.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    I have never written a review for any restaurant. However, I am compelled to describe our very disappointing experience. My daughters and I were quite looking forward to ourThanksgiving dinner at the Apparatus room and at $75 a pop, I expected much more. Food was mediocre, minuscule portions (and we are tiny women who do not consume large portions) for a Thanksgiving meal, served cold, vegetarian options listed online unavailable and service slow. Of course I expected our cocktails to be an additional charge, and we had 3 altogether plus 1 coffee. Our bill was $375. Automatic gratuity of 20% was added and it was my fault for not noticing I suppose, but we walked out of there tipping 40%. Bill was outrageous for 3 people and 1 drink each. $450 for a poor experience. Atmosphere is just lovely, but everything else just doesn’t live up…I don’t recommend this restaurant if your looking for quality food, good service. Head to Prime and Proper.
  18. RR

    RyannR

    Toledo

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    My husband and I had the Thanksgiving meal and it was subpar Everything was lukewarm. The service was nice. The pies were delicious (best part) lol. The ambience was classy. I don’t think we will be coming back. The food was not our cup of tea, The amount of money that we spent on dinner we have had better elsewhere.
  19. JJ

    JulieJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    I did not care for the food. Went for turkey they really had no choices.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice brunch place
  21. D

    Denise

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very cool atmosphere and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving breakfast after the Turkey Trot. Food, service, ambiance, location all great!
  23. VS

    VickyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place for breakfast! Please bring coffee cups back that have handles. While I like the design of the cups, when coffee is especially hot, it’s not easy to hold the cup without a handle. Just a thought, even though it’s a beautiful place with great food and service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Ribeye was not prepared as requested-poor quality of meat and not seasoned. Whipping sweet potatoes were good but had baby food texture-had to eat with a spoon. The kale salad was super salty had to send it back. The drinks However were really good and our waitress was awesome! Something has really changed at this restaurant since we first started going-perhaps the chefs need to step it up!!
  25. AG

    AmandaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Ambiance is amazing, food and cocktails fantastic. Wait staff was spread a bit thin. They were trying their best but appeared to be understaffed.
  26. WD

    WyoDad

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and drink were amazing and it is really neat to eat inside an old fire station. The service was OK, not necessarily befitting such a foodie place. I still recommend going, though, if you are in the area
  27. JF

    JasonF

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before a show. Our waitress, Charity, was very attentive and friendly. Food was very good and fresh.
  28. KB

    KevinB

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love this restaurant. The food is always incredible and service top notch.
  29. S

    Sandra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The quiche was just a block of eggs for $18. The avocado toast was crazy. Two slices of bread with a spread of avocado for $18.
  30. BK

    BK34

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionally scrumptious !!
  31. r

    rblacks64

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service and food quality were outstanding. Ambiance revealed a cool vibe. See you again!!
  32. AB

    AnneB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I attended the venue with 4 others for a nice dinner out. The waitress sold us on the pre-fix menu (5 courses for $90). The food was fine, small portions and big time gaps between courses. For a bill well over $500 (with drinks and additional oysters) we were disappointed!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The trout was kind of plain but the oysters and kale was phenomenal. Server was excellent.
  34. J

    Jenn

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Have been here numerous time and always had amazing service and food until this time. Service was subpar at best. The hostess sat us and got us water and said she’ll find out waiter. We had Avery (I believe that was her name) serve us and from the start she had an attitude. She came over with a water pitcher and rolled her eyes that we had already had water. She walked away and came back to take our drink order. From there it was a “what do you want” short interaction with this server. We orders drinks and food. Food was warm. Not hot at all. Our server never came back to check on us. She was behind the bar texting on her phone. Never made eye contact with us at all so we could get her attention about our food. We ate because we were starving then sat there and waiting. We got our bill which took forever and once we paid she was sat another table and was a bubbly server to them. Mind you they were not busy at all. Not sure what was the issue was today with this server. The “short staffed” line doesn’t work when you are slow and your server is visibly on their phone.
  35. J

    Jaye

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience. Portion sizes were just right. We shared the items and got to experience many wonderful dishes. Brook Trout and Coney Pici were highlights!
  36. HR

    HeatherR

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here for our anniversary . They made it special with a note on the table and champagne toast. The food and service were outstanding. I highly recommend The Apparatus Room.
  37. T

    Troy

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Reservation made 3 weeks in advance, sat in a corner with the kitchen door behind us when other tables were available. Waiter was nice but took forever to get a drink, order, and get food. Menu was small and expensive. 4 people and not one of us ate more than half of their meals or finished appetisers. Everything was either undercooked or just plain not good. Bread costs $11. Nothing about that place is worth it.
  38. JB

    JulieB

    Detroit

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience. Our waiter was amazing. The food was perfect.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Oysters were great, wine and cocktails very good and creative, corn chowder/soup was delicious. My 2 biggest issues, the most expensive entree’ the ribeye was not cooked appropriate temp I asked med rare, came out med well, the cut was less than prime, tough and chewy, and served with French fries? Really French fries???
  40. N

    Ne3ker

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We elected to order the Chef's choice which included a starter, two courses, a main then dessert. Food quality and creativity was outstanding. The service was also great. A bit pricey at $90 per person, but would happily order the same again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

The Apparatus Room is rated 4.3 stars by 2978 OpenTable diners.

The Apparatus Room does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today
Google Map for The Apparatus Room

250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI 48226

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Lounge, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, TCF Center Parking Garage, Public Parking Lot

  • Public transit

    Detroit People Mover, QLine, Bus Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Thomas Lents

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (313) 800-5600

  • Catering

    For event or larger party inquiries, please email sales@detroitfoundationhotel.com for additional details.

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Dining Room booking inquiries, email arreservations@detroitfoundationhotel.com

  • Private party contact

    Emilee Decker : (313) 800-5562

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