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The Apparatus Room
Please inquire about our individual dining suites for private meals, call 313-800-5600.
For Holiday meals to go, please visit https://detroitfoundationhotel.com/apparatus-room/ or call 313-800-5600 for details and reservations.
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 kindly require that guest wear mask while joining us and if you have Covid related symptoms, have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to someone who has you refrain from dinning with us at this time. Thank you
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Came here for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. The hostess wished him a happy birthday right away and there was a cute personalized card on the table from the chef wishing a happy birthday as well. Food and drinks were great! We sat at a little two chair cozy table by the windows. Our server was sweet and we enjoyed conversation with her. We ordered dessert and she had put a candle in it. It was our first time here and was very impressed. The little things make all the difference. We will be back :)
Thank you for dining with us, Melissa! We're so glad that you chose to celebrate your boyfriend's birthday with us, and that we were able to help make it a special evening for the two of you. We look forward to seeing you back in again soon! Megan Weirich Food and Beverage Manager
Good covid controls, excellent food, able to sit at the bar afterwards with a screen between us and barman. Limited menu, which makes sense in the circumstances but overall very nice. Smoked whitefish caesars salad was excellent.
Thank you for dining with us, Nigel. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and that we were able to make you feel safe in our space with our COVID protocols. We look forward to having you back again soon!
I gave the food 2 stars because the only thing my significant other and I enjoyed were to sides. Salt and pepper ranch fries that tasted nothing like ranch but we like the fact that they we fried twice and the Brussel Sprouts that were outstanding. When asked for ranch, we were told they didn’t have any. The preparation for their meat is well but it lacked flavor and seasoning. My significant other had the farm chicken which was bland but came in great presentation. I had the pork shank and the only exciting thing about my plate was the polenta. Service was FANTASTIC! Ambiance and decor was GREAT!
Thank you for dining with us, and taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and ambience during your visit, but sorry to know that the food did not meet expectations. We appreciate all opportunities to make improvements, and I will certainly share your comments with our culinary team. We hope to have to back again soon and find some dishes that you both love. Megan Weirich Food & Beverage Manager
We had the most amazing wait staff, patient, knowledgeable, and personable. The food was out of this world, not one bad thing!
Thank you for dining with us, Jaime! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience, and we look forward to having you back again soon.
This was the second time I took my brother and his family to Apparatus Room. Our first time there was so top notch and amazing that my brother insisted we go back on his next visit, even though he is obsessed with always trying new places.
The world is very different now and I completely understand that but the service from our first visit to this one was really night and day from a quality perspective, and I don’t completely blame the server for that. Our first experience our server was INCREDIBLE about introducing us to the menu. He was so attentive to our table without ever being too much, and I don’t think we ever sat at the table with a dirty dish or an empty glass. The food was great, but the service from that first experience is what really elevated the experience and took it to a whole new level for us all.
This time the server was much more relaxed, which I don’t think anyone really minded but her sarcasm was sometimes really hard to translate- and to be completely honest I’ve never really been a fan of sarcasm in an environment where I’m going to be spending over 50 dollars per person to dine out. I think instead of saying “who’s got questions about the menu?” Maybe tell us a little about it first...
We had dirty plates and empty glasses for much of the night and when it came time for a refill she never once asked us, we always had to ask her. With that being said, she was VERY busy. I felt like she might have been overloaded with work so I don’t completely fault her for this, but it was still disappointing.
Thank you for dining with us, and for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your recent visit did not measure up to your first experience. We will certainly take your comments and use this as a coaching moment for our staff, and we would love to invite you back again for a future visit to provide you with the elevated level of service you experienced on your first visit. Megan Weirich Food & Beverage Manager
Good Food. Nice presentation. Cool atmosphere. Acceptable and friendly service. Our server demonstrated knowledge of food/wine pairings. My wife was pleased with the wine selection. I like that there is a new menu daily.
Thank you for dining with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and that your server was able assist you with a wine pairing. Do you have any additional feedback on what we can do to improve for your next visit? Megan Weirich Food & Beverage Manager
Was staying in the hotel for Halloween & celebrating a Birthday - the ambiance and space are huge & spectacular - the food & the service even better! Everyone went above & beyond.
Thank you for dining with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed both your food and service during your visit, and that we were able to help you celebrate your special day. We hope to see you back again soon! Megan Weirich Food & Beverage Manager
The food was fantastic and our waitress was awesome.
I'm glad you enjoyed both the food and service you received on your visit with us. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you back again soon. -Chef Thomas Lents
The food was excellent. My steak was cooked perfectly however the waitress was not the most friendly person
The Best meal we've had all year! Salt and pepper - what is that?! We didn't even think about it, because each dish is flavored perfectly. We loved the cauliflower app, the fig and beet salad, and the homemade chocolate chip cookie dessert fresh out of the oven - WHAT?! Out of this world! The Apparatus Room was on my bucket list after following you on IG for over a year - you didn't disappoint! T H A N K Y O U!!
Thank you for dining with us, and for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience, and we appreciate the Instagram love as well. We hope to see you back again very soon! Megan Weirich Food & Beverage Manager
Had not been since pre COVID. Still very good.
Thank you for coming out and supporting our re-opening. We are striving to create the same great Apparatus Room experience while making sure the health and safety of our great guests and staff are our first priority. We appreciate your support and understanding through all of this and hope very much to see you again soon. -Chef Thomas Lents
Wedding! AMAZING experience.
It was a pleasure to have you celebrate your special day with us. I am glad that we were able to do our part in making it a day to remember. I wish you both a happy, healthy marriage together. Come see us for your first anniversary (or before)! All the best -Chef Thomas Lents
Our server was absolutely fabulous. Great recommendations.
Wonderful dinner experience
Thank you for the kind feedback and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us. Please come see us again soon! -Chef Thomas Lents
Sitting in the poor mans chefs table in front of kitchen was great to see the kitchen crew at work. Each item from the oysters with the best cocktail sauce ever, Brussels sprouts, salmon tartare, and short ribs were amazingly presented and seasoned. Great to have such a special place of Detroit’s culture and renaissance. Made me feel like I was in a New York Michelin star establishment without the accents. The former fire truck garage was open and inviting. Recommend for special night out.
Thank you for your visit and kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you back again soon. -Chef Thomas Lents
We have had dinner there every Sunday since they reopened. (Full disclosure: We know someone who works there.) The food is very good. My current favorite is the miso salmon with a lime-cashew slaw over navet mash. While the individual flavors are good this dish is best when all are eaten together, IMHO. The risotto is another of my favorites and my husband loves the steak frites and farmhouse bread. We both enjoy cookies and cookies and cream for dessert - the cookies are FABULOUS and straight out of the oven!
Celebrated Sweetest Day with my husband! Out streaks were cooked to perfection and the staff were amazing. We had a beautiful experience!!
Clean and the waitress was amazing
So worth the $$. Cocktail menu was extremely tasty
Made a reservation but still had to wait kind of a long time to get seated. Kitchen was behind but they sent out free apps for the table. Service was fantastic and the food was so good. The vibe was different because of COVID- which isn’t anyone fault but I miss it being loud and busy in there. The staff was very great about Covid precautions, I felt very safe in there. It was a great night overall!!!
Food was amazing! Service was just ok, maybe we caught our waitress on a slight off night. She just wasn’t very personable at all.
Great food, great service, great atmosphere!!! I will definitely go again!!!!
Our server was efficient and knew the menu very well. Our dinner was incredible, salmon cooked perfectly. We will be bsck
They slowed my date and I to relax and enjoy our meal without rushing us even though they were technically closed. It was really nice!
Server didn't box our food and was generally disengaged, menu was limited, craft cocktail selection non existent - we've had great experiences here in the past, but were left convinced the experience fell way short of the price point.
The ambiance of the establishment has a vintage-rustic vibe. Our server was very friendly & the food was superb. The meals & drinks were a bit pricey but it was expected. I ordered the beef short rib & it literally melted in my mouth. Truly enjoyed ourselves & will visit again when in Detroit.
My daughter’s 21st Birthday!
Best chicken ever! Small menu but to high standard. No burgers, no fried staff - finally simple good food again.
What a wonderful experience dining at the Apparatus Room! Our server Kim was phenomenal, and a very fun conversationalist. Every bite of food was perfect. (We got the pork shank and half chicken and they were incredible. The flavors, the expert cooking, everything.) Ambiance was both fun and romantic, and we felt incredibly safe dining indoors with the precautions they've taken since re-opening last week. (Oct 4th) This was the first time we dined indoors since early March, and felt very comfortable.
And boy oh boy do they know how to create and execute an incredible cocktail. Try the Motowniki. Just do it.
Thanks for the perfect way to help these two tired wedding photographers celebrate the end of a chaotic year of shooting!
I have never had anything here that was not delicious!
The food was excellent great flavors and taste. The only thing I would not reorder is the oysters. They were the smallest I've ever saw and were on the pricey side based on the portion.
Loved our cocktails, apps, both entrees were fantastic. Waitress was very fun and informed on the menu. Great ambiance within the old firehouse. Very cool. Highly recommend this place for anyone anytime.
Would like to have a soup or salad included with the entry and bread.
Doing well with the Covid restrictions. Menu is expanding. Still a great place to go for dinner
Great food, overpriced, but great and worth it. 4 drinks 1 appetizer 2 entrees, $175
Consistently one of our favorite restaurants. Great scene. Food is always fantastic!
Thanks for your feedback and support! Hope to see you again soon -Chef Thomas Lents
Both the service and the food were excellent!
We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon. Thank you for the feedback! Cheers, Chef Thomas Lents
Kudos to them for screening temperatures at the door and making sure everyone is sanitized and wearing a mask. It definitely eases any anxiety I had about dining out during a pandemic.
Food was excellent, along with service. The fresh baked cookies and ice cream for dessert is something you don't want to pass on.
This latest menu is outstanding! The flavors were so many amazing things, I can only recommend you try it!
The Apparatus Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 800-5600.
The Apparatus Room is rated 4.7 stars by 2156 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.