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The Apparatus Room

4.3
4.3
2906 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Please visit our website to view full menus @ https://detroitfoundationhotel.com/apparatus-room/

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • 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 2,906 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. AA

    AADiner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 would recommend. This place was phenomenal - food and service were both top notch.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded expectations, well done!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and service are always great. But my lord were there a lot of fruit flies!
  4. CJ

    ChrisJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Price to quality of food and ambiance is not justified. $100 for a 2oz Mcallan 25 year old is outrageous.. $ 34 for an egg appetizer is unheard off .. Service is below standard.

    The Apparatus RoomResponded on September 17, 2022Hi Chris, We're bummed to hear that your experience with us what not up to your expectation and that the pricing felt unjustified. I would like to assure you that our team cares about the value of the offerings we present to our guests, and we utilize pricing metrics that are consistent in the industry based off the cost of items we purchase. I've double checked the pricing on the 2oz Macallan and the $100 price is accurate. We hope down the road you'll give us another shot. Cheers, Scott

  5. D

    lauraD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kate our server was fantastic at making our evening out very special. Her suggestions about the menu were perfect. Glad we choose Apparatus for the night.
  6. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Honestly the food was not very good. The service and atmosphere were wonderful, though!
  7. CB

    CoreyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Amazing architecture in this historic beautiful building; very clean and well decorated. Menu- only moderate selection for Sunday brunch (menu only). Food was fresh and great tasting; the portions of our selections were on the smaller side, but we noticed different entrees at other tables with quite large servings. Took FAR too long for drinks to arrive from the bar and took too long to be asked for additional cocktails. We noticed most tables around us experiencing the same issue. Cocktails on the small side, prices on the high side, even relative to comparable swanky establishments. Well made though with good recipes. Server was very professional and knowledgeable, a great asset to the restaurant. PS: Added "Birthday" to the Occasion tab during reservation-- went unnoticed by hostess and staff.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was very personable/friendly. Food was unique and thoughtful, not the usual. The ambience and food make this a gem of Detroit. Nice place to bring out-of-town guests… and then walk down Woodward to Campus Martius to show off the city.
  9. J

    Josh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food good and I liked how good it was and everything.
  10. c

    cdms

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated 5 th anniversary. Was a very special experience
  11. c

    cdms

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were phenomenal! We ordered the chefs choice option and highly recommend the experience.
  12. j

    jacksonp

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience. Food was outstanding.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Treated us like we were special and food was great
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time, really cool atmosphere. Drinks were really good! We had a great waitress named Ashley, she explained everything to us. Dinner was unique
  16. SK

    SteffiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered chefs table and it was amazing. Our server Gironimo was great. We had a great time. Apparatus Room is one of my favorite restaurants
  17. TF

    TomFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had wine, a Negroni, and two after-dinner aperitifs -- all very good. Most outstanding, though, was the goat cheese risotto. Incredibly good: creative, colorful, bursting with interesting flavors. That alone is worth the trip. Will be back. Would also love to try that risotto if they'd share its recipe!
  18. K

    Keith

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food lacked flavor - no layering, no textural elements, no bold seasonings/uses of herbs. I ordered a steak medium (normally preferring med rare, and thinking the chef/cook would undercook that size [16 oz] and cut - I was right!), it came out med rare. Good for me, sure. But, bad for business overall. Restaurants at this price point should take the guesswork out of ordering. Precision cooking, flavor layering, textural diversity, all should be customary at this level. Would not recommend.
  19. JN

    JNcaz

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We used to like it and went for brunch. Worst brunch ever. Pretty sure no chef was on post. Slow and bad. Stay home for brunch!!
  20. B

    Brittany

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food was not good. We spent $200 on food and it was not worth it. The waiter was great. The ambiance was good. But the food was unseasoned and bland. Def not worth $200.
  21. JM

    JayM

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place in Downtown Detroit. Food was excellent and so was the service. Were there on a date night with my wife and we were really comfortable all evening. Of course it's a bit expensive, but I believe the whole experience was worth it; even the simplest Caesar salad was delicious. Definitely recommend.
  22. VC

    VanessaC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, the food was outstanding, our server was knowledgable, patient, and friendly. We don't frequent restaurants that have smaller menus that often, but clearly they have perfected the dishes that were on the current menu. We can't wait to return.
  23. S

    Spartans1

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the chef menu. It was excellent. Worth the money
  24. L

    Linda

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I would not order the steak again, as it was tough, had no jus on the side, and certainly was not a sirloin cut as I was told. My friend said she would not order the fish again. She said it was okay, but blueberries do not belong on fish.
  25. JM

    JimM

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch in a beautiful setting.
  26. E

    Eric

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wagyu Steak and frites were amazing! Old fashion cocktail to top it off.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We used to go to the Apparatus Room for brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktails frequently pre-pandemic. The food and service were always top-notch. Today we had a table at 1:00pm. The restaurant was empty so no ambience. There was only a brunch menu which was really a breakfast menu with the addition of a burger and chicken sandwich. The food was awful and outrageously expensive. We won’t be going again, sadly.
  28. CF

    CarolynF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a beautiful restaurant! We were celebrating our 22nd anniversary. The waitress brought us complimentary champagne. We enjoyed our cocktails and meals. I got the short ribs and my husband got the coulette steak. Both were delicious! Great place to dine in Detroit
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the chefs special it was absolutely amazing. From the appetizers to the desert hands down worth every penny!
  30. AS

    AndrewS

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was extremely flavorful which is something you do t experience too often and we had great attentive service!!
  31. NA

    NAvred

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Portion sizes are really small for the price and drink are okay. Service was fast. Limited menu Food taste was okay but not great.
  32. NK

    NadiaK

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and vibe, I noticed the host staff is too slow and laid back. Beside that all is good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Everything from to service is great, our seating was tiny hardly anything we ordered fit on our table though.
  34. MG

    MelvynG

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is amazing. The food was very enjoyable as well
  35. W

    Wendy

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Disappointed with our last visit to Apparatus Room. Food was good but portions are small. Over-priced for what you get. Server /menu explained dishes one way and they arrived different than what was described. We had to send a drink back for not be made correctly and seemed watered down.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our server was horrible, we didn’t get our entrees. My husband’s birthday was ruined
  37. M

    Margaret

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The tall leather chairs near the windows were super uncomfortable. Also, not enough bread came with the whitefish dip, had to ask for more. Overall food and ambiance were good.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday here and absolutely loved my experience! The food was delicious and our waitress was super professional and nice. We will definitely come back!
  39. ST

    ShelbyTwp

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The meat was very very chewy and Ed ordered wagyu. The green matcha dessert was fantastic
  40. AL

    ALBFOODIE

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience5
    Food took forever to come. Second time since after covid that the experience has been horrible. Other than the bar area and ambiance would never go again. Too expensive for what it is!!

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 2906 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 34 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

  • 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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