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Apparatus Room Lounge - The Apparatus Room, Detroit, MI
Welcome to the Apparatus Room - The Apparatus Room, Detroit, MI
The Apparatus Room, Detroit, MI
The Apparatus Room, Detroit, MI
The Apparatus Room, Detroit, MI

The Apparatus Room

4.4
4.4
3501 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Apparatus Room brings a fresh yet nostalgic vibe to Downtown Detroit. Once the garage for the headquarters of the Detroit Fire Department, it is now adorned with rich woods, textured leather accents, and a large oval warm bar that feels timeless and perfect for every social occasion. The open kitchen, helmed by Chef Rece Hogerheide produces shareable tavern fare and hearty entrees using some of the best ingredients from our Michigan Farmers. Perfect classic cocktails, eclectic wines, and interesting regional and foreign beers round out this all-day dining destination.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Lounge, Fish
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon, Wed, 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 Rece Hogerheide
  • 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 3,501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Innovative

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Contemporary American

  • Detroit

    Innovative

  • Detroit

    Contemporary American

3,501 Reviews
  1. MichaelB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it the Foundation Hotel and Apparatus Room. Spent the weekend and had a great experience. Highly recommend.

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  2. Fernanda

    Switzerland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente alternativa para cenar, comí unos Gnocchi que estaban increíbles y tamaño perfecto. Los postres buenos, la carta de vino ok y el lugar en si, es muy atractivo por su historia. Muy Recomendable.

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  3. MichaelG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was overall exceptional. My main course could have been slightly warmer, but it was still delicious either way. The drinks were great too.

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  4. LauraM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit and we were blow away. The food was outstanding, from appetizers to the main courses and incredible desserts! We had Rick W as our server and he was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about all of the menu items, he was friendly, anticipated all of our needs and provided us a great experience. We will definitely be back to try a few more things we had our eye on.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful very cool space. Food was ok. Service was lackluster. Our server barely checked in. DJ was fun. Not in a hurry to come back.

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  6. ChristopherK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch experience delicious healthy food a perfect example of Detroit’s revitalized downtown

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  7. RolandoC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was first class, the food was even better. Our server, Katie, was excellent and, besides the food, the reason we all had such an enjoyable evening. She really went the extra mile for us. We would happily recommend the Apparatus Room to anyone looking for a unique dining experience.

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  8. Reagan

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. A bit pricey, as well as drinks. Tables along the bench seating are too close to each other. Otherwise nice place, great food.

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  9. JohnV

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. It was our third visit. Suggest that you turn down the music volume or turn it off totally.

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  10. PortiaS

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very beautiful space. Would love if the menu was a bit bigger need more options but overall great restaurant.

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  11. ShellyM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a great place to meet friends and family. Food was alright, not great. Table of 5 all had different brunch items. The waffle was by far the most flavorful and as stated in menu. Fried eggs were undercooked, chicken sandwich had an odd flavor, biscuits and gravy needed even ratios, and my quiche described as goat cheese forward, had very little cheese. Side salad and fruit bowl were fresh and flavorful. I will say drinks are fun and fresh but took a long time. Not too bad for relaxing morning. Loved the space and decor.

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  12. MiniDiva

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great evening. Food and service were very good. Salads are huge- too big- make smaller portions or water should inform guests. My risotto was excellent. Husband's pork - he loved it. Very noisy for us. Next time we will try to book the window tables.

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  13. DelaneyA

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place with an amazing atmosphere! The food was spectacular!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful brunch. More than 50% of our group was vegetarian. The staff accommodated the DFH Breakfast substituting Avocado for the meat. We also enjoyed the breakfast pastries, quiche, breakfast sandwich & fried chicken sandwich. The bar and server also accommodated our mocktail requests. We will definitely be back!!

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  15. Deryck

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch at the apparatus room was spectacular, and the ambiance and decor was stunning

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food came out cold, 2 dishes were sent back. Very disappointed!

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  17. JaneB

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, it was disappointing. Seating preference not honored, pork entre too salty (nearly sent it back), and a very limited menu. The chef shows creativity, but with so many Detroit options, we will likely not return.

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  18. JohnB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful restaurant. Great food and the wait staff was excellent. Answered all my questions and promptly brought appetizer and dessert.
    The Apparatus RoomResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thanks for the review, John! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience at The Apparatus Room. It's great to know that our staff was able to promptly serve you and the food was to your liking. We always aim to answer all our guests' questions, and it's rewarding to hear that we succeeded. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Liz Martinez General Manager/Sommelier

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed brunch! Great food and drink at food prices. Service was excellent too.

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  20. Lindsay

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very limited menu with only 4-5 options for main entrees or pastas. Good wine selection and atmosphere. I wish there were more options or that the bar menu was available to the whole dining room.

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  21. DeannaO

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a perfect dinner. We had the chef choice six course meal, and it was phenomenal.
    The Apparatus RoomResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, DeannaO! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience at The Apparatus Room. It's great to know that our chef choice meal hit the mark for you. We strive to provide our guests with the best dining experience possible, and your feedback is a testament to our efforts. We hope to see you again soon for another phenomenal meal! Liz Martinez General Manager/Sommelier

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  22. LizaP

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exemplary. Shelby was an excellent server, incredibly pleasant, and gave us sound recommendations. I would like to return to continue exploring the menu.
    The Apparatus RoomResponded on February 7, 2024
    Hey LizaP, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience with our service and that you enjoyed our recommendations. We always aim to provide our guests with a memorable dining experience and your feedback reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. We're looking forward to your return to explore more of our menu with you. We hope to serve you again soon! Best regards, Liz Martinez General Manager/Sommelier

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  23. LauraL

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome space and great location. Server was just okay and food was pretty good. Surprised that the menu was brunch at 1:00 on Saturday.

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  24. Lisa

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful night with the family as a Christmas gift to my in-laws. We did the 6 course Chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings and it was amazing! We even got a private tour of the hotel! Great food, great ambiance, great service! A must in Detroit!
    The Apparatus RoomResponded on February 7, 2024
    Hey Lisa, We're overjoyed to hear that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas dinner at The Apparatus Room! It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the 6-course Chef's Tasting Menu and the private tour. Your kind words about our food, ambiance, and service are greatly appreciated. We strive to create memorable experiences for our guests, and it's heartening to know we succeeded with you. Thank you for choosing us as your family's gift. We look forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful experiences! Best, Liz Martinez General Manager/Sommelier

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  25. AnneH

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Scallops, pork dish, new menus, gem salad, gratin potato side, and the deserts…. Indescribably good. And as always, the service was impeccable. My guests and I were very impressed. Thank you for a great evening!
    The Apparatus RoomResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, AnneH! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time at The Apparatus Room. It's great to know that our scallops, pork dish, new menus, gem salad, gratin potato side, and deserts hit the mark for you. We're also delighted that you found our service to be impeccable. We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience for all our guests and your feedback lets us know we're doing our job right! We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back for more delightful experiences. Liz Martinez General Manager/Sommelier

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this place. The food was excellent, along with the service, drinks, atmosphere, and live music. The history of the building is incredible. What a gem of a restaurant and historic location!

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  27. Polarisjeff

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    5 of 6 had very good food, service was great, but $20+ for a burger or a bourbon drink and $19 for a waffle = no return

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  28. JamieE

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday Brunch with friends, great service, great food.. I would highly recommend

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  29. CarolynO

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The risotto was lacking in flavour The pasta was very blah The price of these entrees did not reflect the quality we received

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  30. LeslieJ

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for my birthday. They were so friendly. Excellent service! Definitely going back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great food served by knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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  32. KoryM

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal, exceptional service and our favourite place to dine or have drinks when visiting Detroit. The best vibe going!
    The Apparatus RoomResponded on January 31, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, KoryM! We're overjoyed to hear that you had a fabulous meal at The Apparatus Room and that our service met your expectations. Your continued support means the world to us. We're thrilled that you've become a favourite among our Detroit visitors and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Liz Martinez General Manager/Sommelier

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  33. Jeannie225

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really beautiful atmosphere, attentive service. Brunch menu and drinks were adequate. I would return for drinks at the bar.

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  34. LauraN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a fantastic brunch on Saturday. The entrees lived up to the menu description…full of flavor and creativity. Our server recommended the pistachio latte and it was a hit! Loved the interior aesthetic and layout.

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  35. JosephB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited lunch menu. Went with the gochujang chicken sandwich, which was so-so. French fries were an upgrade.

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  36. hollyL

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a company meeting with 6 of us for dinner. The food was delicious and great service?

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  37. MarciaD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter and wait staff took care of us the moment we walked in. They also surprised us with 2 glasses of champagne and dessert for our 25th anniversary.

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  38. Renee

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE had not been in several years. We were very satisfied with the food and the service was excellent. Looking forward to returning soon.

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  39. SethE

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good anniversary dinner with my wife. The food was really good, and the atmosphere was also great. It was very quiet at 7pm, however, the noise level increased moderately from around 8pm and on when the restaurant got busy.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday with the chef’s choice. An AMAZING experience with numerous courses. Each course was outdone by the next. We left miserably stuffed, as we just couldn’t leave any plate partially filled.

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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 4.4 stars by 3501 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

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 Rece Hogerheide
  • 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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