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The Apparatus Room
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Valentine's Dinner 2022$125.00 per person
Feb 14, 2022 onlyAPPARATUS ROOM Valentine's Day Menu 2022 $125 per person CANAPES Spinach & Wild Mushroom Arancini, bay espuma Sweet Petite Oysters, shallot jam Olive Chip, oregano aioli, tomato confit, house cured & poached yellowfin Beef Tartare, truffle aioli, pickled mustard seeds STARTERS Parker House Rolls, honey orange butter, pickled vegetables, smoked salt Shaved Root Vegetable Salad, remoulade, lardons, cured egg yolk MID COURSE Duck Confit Cannelloni, hazelnut, fennel, mushrooms CHOICE OF ENTREE Roasted Sturgeon, red wine jus, braised chestnuts, celery, parsnip Duo of Beef, short rib, filet, rutabaga pommes puree, glazed carrots, watercress soubise For the Table: Creamed Greens, bread crumbs, red onion DESSERT FOR THE TABLE
- 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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Maine Diver Scallops
piperade, charred tomato, shelling beans, thyme
quinoa, chicories, feta, basil vin
pommes fondant, truffled chicken jus, braised leeks
This is my second time coming to your restaurant the first time was OK but this time was really bad my son ordered a steak that was not edible he literally went to the bathroom to spit out the steak…I tried a piece of his steak it was so tough I could not chew it enough to make it palatable though it was cooked to perfection…the quality of the meat was Applebee’s quality this is an overrated restaurant. The manager was very kind and refunded the money but I can’t believe that this restaurant attempted to sell a steak of such poor quality certainly not on the level of shewolf cuisine or any of the other fine dining locations in Detroit… Not angry just very disappointing
Food was quite good. One dish came out not hot enough, but they were gracious about it!
Overall a very good experience!
Wonderful service. Food was spectacular.
Ambiance was nice service and quality was mediocre due to staffing issues
Waited an hour to be seated although we had an 8 PM reservation. Overall, though, the food was tasty and the service was good.
We had reservations at 8 but the table wasn’t ready until 8:45. Service- very slow. Food-decent. Not worth the money in my opinion.
Absolutely awful. Will never return. Service was horrible from the hostess to the server. Food arrived cold and bland.
I had a 7pm reservation and was not seated until 730. Hostess was not apologetic. Good was 8/10 and server was 10/10
Initially I was very disappointed the check encounter seem to be way behind we had a 6:30 appointment other people were getting seated before us who set in the bar. Our waitress was excellent the food was delicious and I'd come back but you need to improve your check in
Great spot in the former Detroit Fire Department headquarters.
It's pricey but you get what you pay for. Everything was fabulous!
Give it a shot, you won't regret...
Loved the atmosphere and the food . Our waitress was fantastic too. This was our 1st time there. I would go back. I would suggest you make a reservation. We did and was seated immediately.
Food was mediocre and small servings and the service was simply terrible
We hadn't been back in a couple of years, and it did not disappoint. Had the Chef's Table and all the food was great; from the oysters to the beet salad to the short ribs. Service was exceptional.
The service was great. Our table was in a very comfortable area of the restaurant. Because the restaurant was a Fire Station where our dad was the Battalion Chief, the walls and the poles the firemen would slide down brought tears to my eyes. It was also my sister's 70th birthday. Our server was excellent. She made us feel right at home. She was very knowlegdable about all our questions. We will definitely return and spread the word. The diver scallops and the special with scallops and mussels was delicious. We had a very lovely evening.
Finally got to Apparatus Room after refraining from dining out for many months. The food was very good. Our server Andrew was very comfortable discussing ingredients and portion size. His service was outstanding. I only market down my experience due to noise. It was not unbearable but had the dining room been full it would have been a challenge due to my hearing limitations. That is why we went during the week. It was a great night.
The steak was our favorite! Great place, can’t wait to go back
Overall the food was excellent and the service was fair. I was most disappointed with the wait to be greeted and where the hostess seated us; less that 3 feet from other diners when less than half the tables were occupied. Her nonchalant attitude included not asking us whether we we happy with the location.
The food was outstanding. We have eaten there 6+ times in 3years and never been disappointed with a dish.
Had a lovely time and will return again
I absolutely loved this restaurant pre-COVID. Sadly standards have seemed to really drop. Amazing atmosphere as always, and friendly staff. But service the last two times I was there was extremely slow, despite it not being busy. Serving portions are not appropriate for the price. Way too small. And the risotto was improperly cooked and luke warm. The scallops however were delicious, and the whitefish dip as always is a good choice. What really makes this place is the atmosphere, decor, and location. But it’s a step below and a price above what I remembered.
Food was cold and we had to ask for condiments and coffee refills.
Cool restaurant. Great service, food and ambiance.
We did chef's choice and loved every course. We will be back for sure
Great food and wonderful staff.
Ashley was our server and she was amazing! Amazing service the whole evening.
A great date night spot! We had the filet and scallops, as well as the blt shrimp appetizer. Cozy ambiance with large leather couches. The espresso martinis are some of the best in Detroit!
We arrived for our 8:30 reservation and were told that they were running 15 minutes behind which was fine. But then we were not sat until 45 minutes after our reservation. We did get drinks at the bar, so had our reservation not already been for a pretty late dinner, this would have been just fine. We were then sat down in an area where it seemed everyone else had been clumped together- despite there being ample space to allow for a little bit of distancing. I ordered the short rib dish, which previously was OUT OF THIS WORLD. I don’t know what happened this particular night, but it tasted like ham and was something I would never order again. We left disappointed as this is usually one of our favorite places to go. I am really hoping all of these issues were due to staffing and the current pandemic. We will certainly give them another chance as things settle down.
The entire staff at The Apparatus Room made our anniversary dinner so special! It was an excellent experience all the way around. Oysters were to die for!! The Old Foundation drink was perfect!! Our bartender was so friendly & helpful! The host was so kind and took great care of us!
Amazing food and beautiful ambiance
Took my friend out for her birthday and it was our first time coming to The apparatus room. I loved everything about it.. from how the restaurant looks and how our server treated us! 10/10
I got together with friend for a birthday dinner. Since we’re long time buddies from HS, I wanted him experience something different. He totally enjoyed dinner and the overall experience. I had the pork tenderloin (perfectly cooked). He had the steak which he raved about. I look forward to future visits.
Every course was delicious. Our server was attentive and paced the food perfectly so we didn’t feel rushed. We had a very enjoyable evening and will return.
Great food, service was mixed. We sat for about 10 min before waiter introduced himself to table. Bar area service was better.
We celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. The service and food were awesome!
Service was TERRIBLE! When the manager came over, she NEVER introduced herself! She just made EXCUSES!!! Will NOT be returning!
Super yum yum
Great food, cool venue, wonderful service
I feel spoiled with the level of service we received.
We showed up early, on the hopes of being able to maybe catch a drink. The hostess was super accommodating and took us to dedicated lounge seats. There we had our own server, who was very timely and polite. We wished we had come earlier to have even another drink because it was so well set-up (and the music was nice yet not too loud).
Then said hostess took us to our table. We weren't there 30 seconds and had our water filled by an engaging gentleman. He was followed by our server for the evening.
I admit - I was leery of the prix fixe menu when I got the e-mail about it...and I remained so when the first course of appetizers was so small. But it picked up steam and just kept outdoing itself. The halibut was beyond outstanding.
And beyond outstanding was the service. My wife actually remarked "I am spoiled now; I don't think I want to go anywhere if we know service like THAT is available somewhere."
Further comments - the pacing was a tad quick, but appropriate. We didn't feel rushed at all, but if not for the coffee we would have been done in 75 minutes.
The atmosphere was great. We got seated by the kitchen which was a fun touch to see them work their magic.
And maybe the only nitpick...two buns per person was a bit overkill - should have been two bites each of the first course which was so yummy. :-)
Open kitchen serves delightful, artful
food with great service and chill ambience!