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The Apparatus Room

4.1
4.1
2824 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Please visit our website to view full menus @ https://detroitfoundationhotel.com/apparatus-room/

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!

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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

What 2,824 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Everything was very average. The space was cool, but a lot of high end details missed the mark.
  2. MH

    MaggieH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Detroit. Food was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.
  3. JS

    JudithS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    loved the room, but was immensely disappointed with the menu. It's the height of summer. Turnips? chestnuts? parsnips? sage? Squash? Where were the garden tomatoes, fresh corn, green beans, peas? It was an autumnal menu, in my opinion. Also, the whitefish dip, supposedly a restaurant favorite, consisted of very little whitefish and clumps of cream cheese. clumps. no fish taste at all. I may come in for a drink, but will not eat there again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    What happened?! This restaurant used to be excellent, what a disappointment it was. The service was good as was the atmosphere but the food, very small portions very expensive and just not good. I don’t usually come down so hard but couldn’t help it this time. Sorry
  5. KL

    KL620

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night restaurant. Would definitely recommend.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We asked for a taste of a $75 bottle of wine, and it was given to us in a shot glass. We purchased the bottle, but will prob not be back. The food was good but pricey and that demonstrates that this place is just not a”class act”.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative, well prepared food. Knowledgeable, friendly server (Ashley)who was able to answer ingredient questions and had solid recommendations. Ambiance was hip, a little on the noisy side but not terrible. Cocktails were excellent, creative. Only knock is that the mains came out a little too quick (something our server noticed without prompting and apologized for). Will definitely be returning on the regular.
  8. WH

    WayneH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had Kat as our server. She answered all of our questions regarding the menu. I was impressed that she queried all 4 of us regarding any food allergies. The meal was great. Not hurried but not slow. We’ll return again.
  9. A

    Anon

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bit pricey but excellent food, service, nice atmosphere, set up well for social distancing.
  10. A

    Artsy

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner! Service & food were excellent.
  11. D

    Daip

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Cocktails were good. We ordered appetizers to share, which our server brought with his thumb in the dish of fries, some of them falling on the table. Our waitress was great, though! I ordered the halibut which was delicious (the rhubarb brought nothing to the dish except color and some volume) but the portion was small, and my husband the pumpkin chestnut risotto, which was good. too Desserts were just ok. We enjoyed the evening and appreciated Scott, the manager, and his staff. But we miss Thomas Lents as a head chef...
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The drinks were amazing but the entrees were horrible. Roasted chicken was so bland even after we asked for it to be fixed and got teriyaki sauce instead. My meal also tasted horrible with large chunks of celery that over powered the dish and I stopped eating after 2 bites. The waitress was very rude and dismissed our statements and just insisted on bringing the dessert menu until I had to say we just wanted to leave. The bill definitely didn’t fit the food or experience. The manager also didn’t check in with us like he was doing at other tables. Such a disappointment for a birthday dinner. I was embarrassed I had recommended this place.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The waitress was condescending. They were “out of” or didn’t have a lot of what we wanted. The food was subpar. The brought us the hardest block of bread ever. Drinks were great though.
  14. m

    monkfish

    Detroit

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ambience was great. Bartender and the drink were also good. I've been here several times in the past however this is the first post covid visit. Note that the selection and variety was less and the food wasn't as creative or exciting as it used to be. Still very good but didn't stand out like it used to
  15. CW

    CarrieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had made reservations for brunch on Sunday…didn’t really need reservations as the restaurant was pretty slow. The brunch menu had both lunch and breakfast items. Everyone in our party loved their food. The specialty drinks were yummy! Our waitress was great.
  16. RC

    RosemaryC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Anniversary
  17. VH

    VirginiaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Oysters were small for $4 each, ordered the bouillabaisse, the size of an appetizer. Ambiance was nice for drinks, will never eat there again!
  18. BJ

    BernardJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut and beets were fabulous, the agnolotti was splendid.
  19. Z

    Zach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of cool seating and awesome historic building.
  20. SA

    ShawnA

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Shelby was top of her game. Drinks and food was delicious.
  21. MW

    MattW

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was slow on a slow night, we ordered halibut and braised short ribs, no one loved the meals, short ribs were not long slow cooked and tender, they were tough and obviously cooked quickly. The bourguignon sauce was very good as was the polenta which rescued the poorly cooked meat. Not sure if it was an off night for the chef or what but definitely a step down from its former level of execution and cannot recommend
  22. BJ

    BrittJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    I have had dinner here and the food was exceptional but the brunch is just average. The waiter was awful! He did not know the menu or what was available and appeared either spacey or high. Terrible experience I would highly recommend only for dinner
  23. JF

    JaclynF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Were looking forward to much more. Unfortunately, we were unable to book a reservation for 8 but when we arrived there were three large tables, all completely empty the entire time we were there. Our server lacked personality, was extremely slow to ask if we wanted another drink and failed to make note of the fact that that it was a birthday celebration despite us noting it in our reservation. Overall, great atmosphere, tons of empty tables, but crummy service and food you could get anywhere.
  24. LL

    LuisL

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Nice place with a great ambiance. BUT it is pricey and the food did not justify it. Better options out there for sure.
  25. Z

    Zack

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an excellent overall experience. Drinks were fantastic, service was fabulous and the food was to die for. We will be back.
  26. KE

    KennethE

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The food was simply terrible. The service was average at best. For a nice hotel with expensive rooms, the restaurant simply couldn't keep up. It's a shame because the space is nice and the hotel is also nice. But the food was really bad - we had a 50th birthday dinner for 8 and to a person everyone thought the meal was sub par.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was pushy - picked up our first course before it was done. Kitchen and service team seemed to be off.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner for our anniversary. We loved everything we ordered and our server was pleasant and attentive. Always love the ambiance there too!
  29. CL

    CristiaanL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening, nice cocktails great meal and lovely dessert. Valet parking was easy and we got a tour with background of the building to finish, great service
  30. RR

    RiordanR

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great place for drinks and an informal dinner. Relaxed ambience, excellent service, people well trained for sure, I appreciated that. It's a place that I'm sure I can take a customer or an special person too. With that being said, I think it's overpriced, overall, with that being my only complaint.
  31. HR

    HeidiR

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambience was spectacular! I only gave it a four star review due to a few things that happened during our dining experience. I ordered a cocktail that seem to be non-existent of alcohol. Then I ordered a salad but it came out with my dinner - the server never asked me if I wanted the salad prior to the dinner. The atmosphere inside is awesome otherwise. Bon appétit!
  32. JB

    JoniB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place for sure! We’ll be back - for any excuse.
  33. JB

    JenB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The server asked that we order our entrees at the same time as the appetizers, which in a restaurant of that caliber, I’ve never seen. It made us feel rushed out the gate. I had the short rib bourguignon and it was very bland. My husband order the pork loin and was similarly underwhelmed. Very surprising as we’d been there before and loved the food.
  34. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The building and restaurant are beautiful. There was no host when we arrived and needed to wait for one (another couple was waiting as well), the wait was just over 5 minutes, but that does feel like a long time for no one to greet you into a nice restaurant. Our server was less than knowledgeable, although friendly and kind. He could not make a recommendation for a gin when the gin I ordered was out. We ordered just an IPA (which our first beer order was also out) and were brought a very dark beer. When we asked about it being the wrong beer, our server told us it was the correct beer and just a very strange beer. We insisted that he check to be sure (perhaps a keg was hooked to the wrong tap) and after that, he did indeed tell us that he brought us the wrong beer (the cerveza obscura, a very dark and malty beer) and replaced it with a correct style beer. For a nice restaurant like this, the server should be able to make recommendations and spot mistakes like this before making it to the table. Maybe he was new but he should get help from the bar to cover these areas while new learning. Our oysters and beef tartar were very good. Our entries were okay. The pork loin looked very overcooked and grey. It held good moisture but not much flavor. I think for the price of our overall bill, I don't think I would return for a full meal here but rather stick to some drinks and apps in the beautiful lounge area of the restaurant and then head elsewhere for a full meal.
  35. o

    oliviah

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious, ambiance was laid-back enough for jeans or business attire. I loved the lighting around the bar and the comfy seating--hopefully you don't mind another party's table being 6 inches across from yours, because that's the setup--but that seemed to be on purpose to create a lounge-y, make new friends vibe. Our server was terrific in general, my only small issue was that we had show tickets after dinner, and we tried to order dessert only to have to cancel it because it took a bit long to come out, and then there was some confusion about paying for valet when they just stamped and validated our ticket in the end--it took extra unnecessary time. But overall, worth the trip and we'll definitely be back!
  36. VR

    VictoriaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon and pecan salad was great 👍 Would love to go back and try some apps
  37. LL

    LondonLass

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Bland food. Disinterested service. Things have gone downhill for this restaurant.
  38. A

    Artsy

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner! Excellent food & service. Friendly & experienced staff. They added a candle on the dessert for the birthday girl. Fun, historic and modern interior. Top notch. Best meal out in a long time. Your will pay for it all though, but we knew that going in.
  39. N

    Natasha

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food, the setting is very unique and cool. Cozy and fun and unique seating arrangements!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed the dinner but was very disappointed that the excellent steak I ordered came with house fries which were basic French fries?

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 4.1 stars by 2824 OpenTable diners.

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 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu
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–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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