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The Apparatus Room

4.3
2585 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Please visit our website to view full menus @ https://detroitfoundationhotel.com/apparatus-room/

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!

Experiences

  • Valentine's Dinner 2022

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    APPARATUS 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

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2585 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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AnthonyR
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience5

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

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vipRMPR
New England
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was quite good. One dish came out not hot enough, but they were gracious about it!
Overall a very good experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Food was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ambiance was nice service and quality was mediocre due to staffing issues

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SarahD
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Waited an hour to be seated although we had an 8 PM reservation. Overall, though, the food was tasty and the service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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.

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Linda
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Absolutely awful. Will never return. Service was horrible from the hostess to the server. Food arrived cold and bland.

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ReginaB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I had a 7pm reservation and was not seated until 730. Hostess was not apologetic. Good was 8/10 and server was 10/10

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Jerry
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Raymond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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...

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santhe
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Food was mediocre and small servings and the service was simply terrible

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TomS
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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AnneF
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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WayneH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The steak was our favorite! Great place, can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipAndrea
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time and will return again

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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LauraS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Food was cold and we had to ask for condiments and coffee refills.

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KarenB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool restaurant. Great service, food and ambiance.

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Johnson3024
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did chef's choice and loved every course. We will be back for sure

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teriannscott
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful staff.

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TinaV
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was our server and she was amazing! Amazing service the whole evening.

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Detroitish
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JonathanR
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and beautiful ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DMCIII
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LezleeA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, service was mixed. We sat for about 10 min before waiter introduced himself to table. Bar area service was better.

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AshleyW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. The service and food were awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Service was TERRIBLE! When the manager came over, she NEVER introduced herself! She just made EXCUSES!!! Will NOT be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yum yum

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cool venue, wonderful service

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fastbackss
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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. :-)

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MaryS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Open kitchen serves delightful, artful
food with great service and chill ambience!

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srkc
Detroit
1 review