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The Apparatus Room

4.6
2400 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Patio season has finally arrived! Our patio operates on a first come, first served basis. We will do our best to honor any requests for reservations, weather permitting.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2400 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The head waiter service level was very lacking - “had no opinion about desert options” for example
He was always in a hurry and downright rude.
The only reason I left him a 20% gratuity is because of the support service personnel !!
For a place of this “apparent status” the dress code was not enforced and numerous guests attire was sloppy and inappropriate
Too bad as we waited along time to get a reservation
I’d look elsewhere

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Dani
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is nice restorant and beautiful atmosphere. Definitely will go back .

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Markj
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coullette was amazing. Perfectly done. Also try the smoked whitefish spread.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at the Apparatus Room. The venue was very beautiful. The food was good, but VERY salty. Not sure if that was just a fluke, but would try it again. The service was also great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. One of the bast meals I have had dining out. Flavors were bold and unique, veggies were fresh and lots to choose from.

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RedOne
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The interior design is fantatic. Our server was great. The food choices were very limited. They seem to really pack the ice into the drinks, so it seems like you're really paying for a shot that's dumped over a ton of ice. So, on the value front, the food and drinks seem overpriced. If you're looking for a "Wow" interior, great ambiance with overpriced drinks and food, this is the place. That doesn't mean I don't like it. Just know what you're walking into, and you won't be disappointed.

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PamelaR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good, however the service was very poor.

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Lulu
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The space is very cool. My server Antonio salvaged the experience for me by being attentive and kind. I almost walked out after I arrived.

Really poor sense of arrival at the hotel and then the restaurant - pointing is not good customer experience. The hostess and manager who greeted me lacked empathy. They don't allow dining at the bar. ??? The food was OK, surprised by such mediocre french fries at a place like this. I expected more from Aparium - this place was seriously lacking the signature culture of sincerity and genuine enthusiasm.

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MattS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails. The room is amazingly appointed. Menu is excellent. Wine selections were excellent.

The Apparatus Room
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thanks Matt! We're glad you enjoy this place as much as we do and we hope to see you again soon.

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EmilyWitt
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was an awesome server. The food was on point. Loved the Risotto and the Blueberry cheesecake!

The Apparatus Room
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thanks Emily! We appreciate it and will be sure to celebrate with Andrew.

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ShannonG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is delicious and a tad less expensive as compared to other similar style restaurants in the area. Still plan on spending a bit of cash however, because you will want to try everything from the craft cocktails down to dessert. All Staff (Shelby was our server) were very attentive and informative about menu items.

The Apparatus Room
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thanks for joining us Shannon! We hope to see you again soon!!

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LynneS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

beautiful ambience and interior decor. the staff was responsive to our need to hurry out of there for a show. the food (vegan) was DELICIOUS! and unusual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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Robbin26
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good! I got short ribs and my husband got pork tenderloin. Both great! The barsiccas side dish was not good.

The Apparatus Room
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you for the feedback Robbin. We hope to see you soon!

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KishaQ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was spectacular and our dinner was delicious. I had the roasted chicken, which was simple yet complex, and I would have again without question.

The Apparatus Room
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thanks Kisha! We hope to see you again soon

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vipAnita
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an out of town guest and took them for dinner here. We were impressed with the restaurant except for a few things that were out of the staff’s control, i.e. you have to order apps at same time as your regular order, the menu was not completely up too date with all the correct ingredients; you can’t add protein to salads.

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience. Worth every penny! Lingered over a 3 hour dinner with friends and it felt like 30. One our favorite places to go for cocktails!

The Apparatus Room
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you Paula!! We're so happy you love it here as much as we do and hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and the room has a fantastic look.

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BarclayS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. Limited menu. Recommend the white fish appetizer

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BPfood
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. The quenoa salad was missing the dried cherries. It had none. We did ask and they brought some for us to add. Much better with them.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar for a drink before our reservation. He was the only disappointing part of our evening:it didn’t seem as if he had much bar tending experience. But dinner was amazing and our waitress wonderful. What a cool atmosphere too!

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LMiller
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved everything about it, definitely would recommend! Its so pretty and comfy. After I ate all I needed was a blanket to nap ! LOL

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StacyM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my wife absolutely enjoyed our experience. We will make this one of our go to places for dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Michelle was an awesome server , food was very good , we will be back!!

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LuAnneC
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

This is NOT the table service I expect from a restaurant featuring a 2-Michelin star chef. Our party of 6 celebrated a milestone birthday at The Apparatus Room. After receiving our drinks & ordering appetizers, we were advised by our waiter that we had to order all courses immediately. Wait service was minimal, hurried & unprofessional. The food was good, although one appetizer was returned to the kitchen because a foreign (non-edible) object was found in the serving. A replacement was brought out without apology or explanation and we were charged for the item. After we ordered dessert, a manager (?) approached our group & informed us we would have to move to the bar area because they needed to turn the table. (Never mind that around us were groups still seated who were there when we arrived.) Our waiter had not yet presented us with the bill, but at this point we asked for the check so we could leave the restaurant. It's unfortunate that a much-anticipated celebration ended on a sour note thanks to the manager. This was the first visit to The Apparatus Room for 4 of our friends.

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vipMdp313
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service took awhile but that is normal these days. Love the atmosphere. Menu seemed limited and it was hard to find a light dinner. Still a great place-just need to come back when things are more normal and staffing isn’t an issue!

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MBen
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing service. Even better than I remembered

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Solid food and service, but I made the waitstaff aware of a food allergy and was given food that had said ingredient in it and did not usually have it, as in, someone was so careless that the item was added in when not typically part of the recipe. If I hadn’t had benadryl on me, this carelessness would have cost me a trip to the emergency room or worse. I had dined here many times before this incident, but I cannot say I’d feel comfortable returning again.

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HarshitG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with the service ! We went there for my wife's 29th birthday dinner ! They got us complementary glasses of champagne for each of us ! Our server Kate was amazing. Food was brilliant, everything was exploding with flavors with each bite. The shrimp cocktail - best one I had easily ! Roasted chicken was very well done.
Must have the fries here ! So crispy and thin !!
We had the Trifle for desert.
If you like Old Fashioned - try it here and you will not be disappointed !
Suffice to say we were pleasantly satisfied with the food, drinks, ambience and service !

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Alejandro
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant down town. Excellent service and food. They even have vegan/vegetarian options that change frequently.

The Apparatus Room
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for this great review, Alejandro! We are thrilled that we were able to give you such a nice experience. We hope you will joining us again for dinner or maybe even one of our brunches we will be launching in September!

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Rafa
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Nice touches for our anniversary. Waiter had great recommendations and good service.

The Apparatus Room
Responded on August 23, 2021

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your evening, Rafa! Thank you for the stellar review and your kind words. We look forward to you joining us again for dinner!

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TamikaD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon and chicken dishes were amazing! I really enjoyed the service provided

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , very attentive and helpful. Restaurant was clean and tastefully furnished. Definitely would come back and recommend to friends.

The Apparatus Room
Responded on August 23, 2021

Wow! Thank you for the fantastic, detailed review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave these kind words. We hope to see you again soon for dinner, or maybe even one of our anticipated brunches come September.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always. We brought our mothers who both wear hearing aids. We were sat by the kitchen, which is cool to watch but probably a louder location and it was hard to communicate. Next time we will ask for a quieter spot. Otherwise an outstanding dinner.

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Linds22
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and great service, however felt a bit overpriced for the value. Paying for a lot of the “hype” on this restaurant right now. Louder environment and tables felt closer together where we sat so little to no privacy in conversation, not my favorite for a date night and don’t personally feel like we will be going back anytime soon.

The Apparatus Room
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for your review, Lindsay! We are very sorry that the noise of the restaurant and value affected your evening so! We reflect about the details of your experience and use them to improve with our time. Thank you for taking the time share these details.

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DennisG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was kind enough to arrange a chef's tasting at our table and it phenomenal! Andrew was our main server,he was very knowledgeable about all of the dishes that he served to us and spot on with wine pairings for them.
Thank everyone at Apparatus Room for making our anniversary extra special!

The Apparatus Room
Responded on August 23, 2021

We are so happy we were able to make this happen for you and your wife, Dennis! I will share these details with Andrew and his back server! We hope you will join us again sometime for dinner, or maybe even join us for one of our brunches we are launching in September

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kristeenL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to enjoy drinks and food. Very beautiful ambiance!

The Apparatus Room
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for your fantastic review! We hope to see you again soon in the Apparatus Room!

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JasonA
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We have been there several times before. The service is great. The atmosphere is great. The food was always great. But this time the food was disappointing. Very bland. I had the short ribs with polenta. The short ribs were dry and flavorless. The polenta was flavorless as well. The menu was very limited. I hope you change up the menu a little.

The Apparatus Room
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Jason! We want to thank you for your loyalty and choosing to join us for dinner, but are so sorry to hear that the food was not up to par. I will be sharing this with our culinary team, so we can work to improve! We are in the process of doing an overhaul of the menu, so hope you will consider joining us again sometime.

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JoanD
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a family event and had a wonderful time. The service, food, ambiance were outstanding! Highly recommend and we will not only be back to The Apparatus Room, but will check out the hotel as well!

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

The Apparatus Room is rated 4.6 stars by 2400 OpenTable diners.

The Apparatus Room does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://wwws-usa2.givex.com/cws4.0/aparium/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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