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The Apparatus Room

4.6
2422 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 2422 people are saying
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Keyta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly upon arrival. The "That One Drake Song" cocktail is amazing. The serving size for the apps and entrees were perfect. We'll be back next month to try more items from the menu.

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NMGbi
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The decor and history of this restaurant are great. I'm a vegetarian so there were not may entree selections but he maitake mushroom dish was terrific. We were seated in the center of the room at a two top table where we could view the activity around the restaurant and see the features of the old firehouse. I'm so glad that Detroiters' have brought back the charm of the landmarks around the city for all of us to enjoy and experience. This is a great example of the renaissance of Detroit. Truly inspiring.

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vipJimR
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch. Service, food preparation, taste, and price were all exceptional.

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Sola
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A friend and I went to the Apparatus Room for Sunday Brunch immediately after the Free Press Marathon. They offered valet parking which was a Godsend given road closures, traffic and blocked off parking. I absolutely loved the aesthetic of the dining area and lounge. Very beautiful. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was quite good. I ordered the avo toast which wasn't my personal favorite but the short rib hash?! Delicious! Mimosa was just right and as I said, the service was superb. I will definitely return!

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Guest
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I was underwhelmed with brunch service and selection. I have heard good things about this venue, and I hope to try them another time for dinner. I likely won’t return for brunch.

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Enjoyable
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Great location and beautiful.

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Mike
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fairly limited menu choices. Not sure if was pandemic related as it was our 1st time dining there. Our selections were okay not great.

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chels323
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful culinary experience from start to finish!

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DavidL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with great service! Food was top-notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal - must try the green beans!

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ErikD
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was shabby and slow. The food in part was tasty. Not the best. I have visited about 3 years ago and was underwhelmed and decided to give another chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my boyfriends birthday, and he said it was the best birthday dinner he’s ever had. Thank you for that!

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CJ79
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was amazing, food was out of this world. I would absolutely recommend and can’t wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It’s a beautiful atmosphere. But I was a bit disappointed in the food. The whitefish dip didn’t have much of a taste and the beef dish I got was so salty I couldn’t believe it. It was very flavorful, but definitely super salty. Desserts were nothing exciting either. I was expecting a lot more for our anniversary dinner, but I don’t think I would come back. Even the pomegranate martini was served in a wine glass and was gross. I didn’t even finish it. I did however love the Fleur de Li’s drink. That was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was phenomenal atmosphere was perfect for a date night wedding anniversary dinner. The staff were incredibly nice and courteous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was awesome until my waiter offered dessert and denied me coffee ☹️

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Bruce
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, celebrating our children's engagement.

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, well staffed, no wait for our table even though we arrived a few minutes late for our reservation. Food was lovely, and came out quickly. I ordered a cocktail I didn’t love and they let me swap for wine and made sure I got it before dinner was over. Great experience overall. Only downside was valet was overcrowded and took a long time to get our car back even though we could see it parked across the street.

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DebbieJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and excellent. The only comment/ suggestion we had was we ordered the smoked white fish appetizer and it came with 6 pieces of toast rounds...not enough for the generous amount of smoked whitefish that we had 5 people enjoying. We asked for more toast and we got @ 6 more which we were charged $1 for. Not an enormous amount to pay but the appetizer should have come with more to begin with or as a suggestion to the chef, if people ask for more it would have been nice not to be charged especially when paying $300 for all the other entrees we ordered. This was the only damper of the whole experience.

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vipDianeC
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd time at The Apparatus Room and it won't be our last. Nothing bad to say.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary was nice food was great.

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Omar
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

It took them forever to get our food and it was not cooked well.

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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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FAQs

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 2422 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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