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The Apparatus Room

4.3
4.3
3054 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

7:30 PM


Booked 49 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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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
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. JC

    JudyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, amazing food, great service and interesting history.. restoring Detroit one amazing building at a time! Highly recommend!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  3. d

    dfoody64

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Make sure you call for reserve time desired. Online reserves were not accurate and because we were at the hotel, we saw there was a lot of capacity all weekend long. It would not let us book and evening reservation, even at 9pm (watch the tricky AM vs PM on bookings) We ended up with Sunday Bruch. Really Cool hotel and resto. Good value for money. Staff needs to liven up to help vibe. Chef needs to check and up flavors on chicken and syrup. Overall would try it again!
  4. N

    Neenz2000

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Waited forever for our food, which came out cold. No apology. Then waited forever to get our bill. And the food is a meager attempt to blend all these flavors together and it’s just not executed well.
  5. RB

    RB0514

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Very nice venue but dinner was mediocre. Not worth the $$$. It was very annoying to have pre-order dinner because we were a group of 9.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We have always loved this place. After we got engaged we came here to celebrate with our entire family. A good friend was the head chef for a while so we loved coming to support him. However this weekend we had a terrible experience with our waiter. When we explained that we were just getting drinks and an app, he very rudely asked us where we were eating dinner and made a rude remark when we told him the restaurant name. The rest of the time we were there he made us feel very uncomfortable and very unwelcome. So disappointing for a place we used to love and have special memories. Definitely rubbed us the wrong way and won’t be back anytime soon unfortunately.
  7. J

    Josephblough

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, what is a great meal and cool place near everything downtown
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    My mothers birthday. Everything was excellent except the service. It was not terrible. But rather lackluster in comparison to every other character point of the restaurant. My server used glasses instead of cups for my 1 and 2 year old. I had to tell her that we need different cups with lids and straws. She wasn’t unkind, but a bit inattentive. She seems like she might’ve been a new hire. My food was excellent. So much so that I told the cooks through the open concept barrier myself how much we enjoyed the food.
  9. S

    Schown

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been here since before the pandemic. I forgot how great it is Food was delicious. Service was good
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a nice night out. But they ran out of food that was on the menu. For example Brussel sprouts were gone after we ordered. Then the chef’s choice was not offered either.
  11. CJ

    CJ79

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in Detroit, hands down. Worth the cost. Ambiance is amazing.
  12. VR

    ValR

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I absolutely, "really" like the atmosphere here. The openness of the bar and sitting area is nice. Some of the items on the menu are pricey and could use some added flavor (the spinach mushroom quiche). But overall, The Apparatus room is a nice meeting place with friends. I'll visit again.
  13. LC

    LaCretiaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The ambiance was great, and they had a nice cocktail menu. The menu was very limited, and service was ok.
  14. DG

    DawnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as was our waitress! This was our first visit and we will be back
  15. SE

    SherrieE

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary.
  16. BP

    BethP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time at the Apparatus Room! The food was all incredible and our server Ajad was wonderful. The sourdough bread and deviled eggs were a standout!
  17. LA

    LADaher

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Ambience was nice, good service. Food took WAAAAY too long, like more than 1 hour to be done although we were offered a free salad while we were waiting. Awesome drinks. Pricy for the the value. In general we had fun but, we were starving!
  18. S

    Smile

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Ambiance galore…but..We eat out quite often and don’t mind paying well for food and drinks which are good. But we do not like paying for food which arrives at the table cold and we’ll below average at best in taste. My martini was practically thimble size. Server never asked us how or food was, had to flag her down to tell her about the soup being cold and that he had no spoon to eat it and had to ask for addition drinks. Table of 4, spent $450 without tip. Nope..never going back there.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and dining experience was top notch
  20. KN

    KamilN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Poor service. Had to wait almost an hour for a waitress. Brought over the wrong drinks and took 30 minutes to bring over our drinks. Food was good and the manager was available and helpful:
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service and a special toast for my moms birthday!
  22. BH

    BethanyH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chef's Choice was superb! OMG! My date was able to try 3 new things: caviar, oysters, and I forgot the third, but he sooooo enjoyed his bday dinner date & I was happy that I was able to see him enjoy it!
  23. MW

    MittWestern

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Shelby was amazing. The food was great and place is beautiful.
  24. JT

    JerryT

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place. Rather loud. Scant food for the price. Great service.
  25. D

    Detroiter

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Dining room was very empty but had difficulty getting server to ask for accommodations on the menu; was told we needed to submit our whole order at once which we really did not want to do - we wanted to start off leisurely with appetizers, glass of wine and then decide as a group what we wanted to share next. We feel we were capable of pacing ourselves as to our eating but the server insisted they would do so. Mixed feelings on this. Would have surely understood if dining room was at capacity, but it was far from it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food ok service
  27. RO

    RoyalOakFam

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible. Large portions. We were happy with everything. The service was outstanding. Five stars all the way!
  28. M

    Marsha

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful room , very good food and great service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We thought the food came out really fast. The server was great. But the taste wasn’t up to par with the vibe of the restaurant. It was good but slightly bland.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I have been to the resturant in the past and done the chefs choice and been extremely satisfied with it. This time we brought another couple with us so there was 4 in the party.. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll be returning as it was a major let down in the amount of food for the price. We usually leave completely full.. This time after spending over $700 for the 4 of us on food ($100pp) and drinks, we all went and grabbed a pizza after fill up. The quality and flavor of the food was excellent, portions were extremely lacking. It almost seemed like it was the same amount of fish and meat we would have received for 2 people, with an extra side for each. The salmon was maybe a 8oz piece to be split 4 ways and the Tri-tip that was served (tasted amazing) but was only 1 piece each for the 4 of us again maybe 2oz per person. After talking up the resturant from past experiences to the couple we brought, it was embarrassing having spent what we did and having to go get more food after.
  31. M

    Misha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress asked if we had special plans and if we were in a rush or wanted to take our time. I really appreciated that because we were seeing a show and she made sure the food came out on the quicker side. Everything was delicious. I also accidentally broke a glass putting on my coat and they were so nice about it. We were dressed up a little bit but didn't feel out of place. There were some with more formal attire and others more casual.
  32. C

    Corilyn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had the pot roast. It had amazing flavor, but I received 3 pieces of roast. One was complete fat. It tasted delicious, but I was still hungry after I ate it. Best Brussels sprouts I’ve ever had!
  33. JW

    JasmineW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cant wait to return! very nice service :) fast and very nice people
  34. b

    brooke

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    My boyfriend and i came here to celebrate NYE. and it was horrible! the food was decent nothing spectacular. it was a 7 course dinner. our reservation was at 915 and he didn’t get our first course (which was just bread) until 10pm. the service was terrible. a couple that say next to us after we sat down finished their 7 courses before we were even half way through. and at one point they took our silverware and didn’t give us a new set my boyfriend and i had to share silverware. and the courses were literally bite size. now normally this type of stuff does bother me but we paid almost $200 a person not including beverages. i would not recommend this place for a coursed menu!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartender Sloane created personalized drinks for each of us based on what we mentioned we like in a drink. They were amazing and it was so special to have such effort taken to maximize our experience.
  36. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food was good for the set menu. The staff was friendly and very nice!
  37. M

    Michael

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Tasty food, tiny portion sizes, deceptive experience marketing, poorly coordinated course delivery. My wife and I booked the Apparatus Room for New Years Eve dinner experience. There was no menu posted on Open Table, and when I messaged the restaurant about it, I was told that it was on Instagram. So I download insta and look at their menu (it literally was posted no where else), it’s hidden on the second card behind some photos. Well the menu they have posted is for the second seating, not for the first seating. Making matters more confusing, when we get to the restaurant, the menu is the same as we saw on Instagram, but our hostess and wait staff neglect to inform us the 1st seating does not include the Siberian caviar and cheesecake courses. So when our sturgeon course comes out 45 minutes after the previous course, I’m asking where our caviar is… well that seemed to kick the wait staff into “oh crap” mode, because it’s not at all obvious from the menu that wasn’t included in the first seating. Turns out to get the caviar and cheesecake courses it’s another $50/person up charge… which is fine if you obviously advertise it as such. Our waitress then proceeded to make it known to the other tables she was serving… So the couple bites of food we did have tasted really good. But it was literally just that, one to two bites of each course. My wife and I both left disappointed and a bit hungry.
  38. s

    salma

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Mediocre food and cocktails. Will not be going back. Great ambiance and space
  39. Z

    Zach

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was very attentive although food took a long time, alcohol was above average expensive, scene was very cool.
  40. DY

    DianaY

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing! Well worth the money and totally deserving of the Michelin stars! It was a wonderful experience.

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 3054 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

7:30 PM


Booked 49 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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