The Fed

4.6
371 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Opened July 14th, 2017. The Fed comes from a passion to gather and a passion for community. Under the roof of a beautiful aesthetic and glowing ambiance... in a 100+ year bank building.
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KathyO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was one of our favorite restaurants of the year! Everything was delish! Our server was knowledgeable and professional. We live out of town but if we didn’t, we would make this place a weekly stop!

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StefanoG
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fed was “Outstanding”!!! The food was like always we had dinner there...Perfect, yummy! We love the farm to table quality of food along with the staff who were very friendly & true professionals.

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Gtmkxm0
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, and a wonderful time. We had Roberto as our server, and couldn't have been happier with his attention to detail, and discussing dishes for the evening. The octopus dish was amazing, and I definitely recommend the BBQ carrots as an app. Will return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my boyfriend and i had a saturday date night and had such a great time! roberto served us and was absolutely amazing, he was very attentive and genuinely cared about his service every step of the way! we are very excited to come back and request him again! if you go it’s definitely worth it to request roberto. you will not be disappointed from start to finish!

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LoriC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Did not care for the shellfish pot. Broth was overpowering. Mussels were yummy, clams were sandy and smashed, could not get them out of the shell. Pastas good, Bianco pizza yummy.

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vipluv2eat
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good; thought entrees were pricey compared to other restaurants of this caliber. Ambiance is lovely and our waiter Roberto was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crispy cauliflower is the best!!!! I highly recommend getting this as your appetizer. It has an Asian food taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue. Our waiter Roberto was very knowledgeable. He gave us a tour even. Knew the food and had a friendly and healthy sense of humor. Great experience. Looking forward to an excuse to go again!!

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vipSonyaK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I was placed in the back by the kitchen when there were plenty of open tables right when you walk in. I did not think this was good service at all. Almost felt discriminatory

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Tristank
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved how the noise was perfect, as soon as we got there they played the reservation music, food was fantastic we had a lot of fun great I do recommend going

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved The Fed! Every time I come, the service is amazing and the food is great. There is a variety of menu options for all foodies.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fed was “Outstanding”!!! The food was out of this world! We loved the farm to table quality of food along with the staff who were very friendly & true professionals. Our server, Brita, was second to none! She took the time to explain the dishes to us since this was our first time there, as well as suggesting some great recommendations on their Principles. Brita took the time to make sure we enjoyed a true dining experience not just a meal. To top off dinner the the deserts are hand crafted there and Brita has some awesome barista skills so enjoy a cappuccino or a latte to compliment the already pleasurable experience.

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Claudia
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. She was knowledgeable about the building’s history and menu. The food and wine were excellent. I will be back!

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GavinM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great date night spot and had a lot of great gluten free choices as well as drink options.

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scottg
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We’ve dined here about 3 times. Food is always excellent and our server Sarah was spot on. We ate outside this time. Nice seating area, but it was a bit too loud tonight with all the cement and work trucks going by. We dined at 5:00 pm so maybe this is why all the truck noise was occurring.

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RosieR
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This is our fav spot! The server was rude though and it was his way or no way when it came to ordering and how to eat the food. Also, my steak was awful and way over cooked. I ordered MW and there was no pink, the steak was already cut and I couldn’t chew it.

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JamesG
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was passionate and made the experience great.

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good with the exception of the truffle fries. The flavor was great, but the fries themselves are small little bits, like the ones left at the end of a batch that got gathered together and served. Other than that, everything else was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, cocktails and excellent service. The heirloom tomato salad and grilled octopus was superb. are never disappointed…one of our favorite places.

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ZekeS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I called the Fed directly for a reservation the day before. I wanted a 5:15-5:30 PM reservation, but the lady who answered the phone said "NO - we're all booked up." I ended up making a 4:30 PM reservation on open table just in case. We arrived at 4:50 PM and were one of only TWO tables in the entire restaurant! By the time we left at 5:45 PM the Fed was seated at about 25% capacity! So why wasn't I able to get a 5:00 - 5:30 PM reservation???

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved the cauliflower bits! My husband got the mussel and clam appetizer. Outstanding. So many. The tuna entre was a little fishy though. Overall a really nice place

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute restaurant - great vibe and great food & drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a fresh Sunday brunch. Good Bloody Mary, too!

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sammie
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has amazing food, and the environment is great! The staff was amazing, we went when it wasn’t super busy so service was pretty fast!

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MikeB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Just don’t let them in the kitchen. Music also very loud. Having a conversation was difficult

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vipThomasS
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our 2nd time at The Fed, and we'll return again. Service was very good, but a bit rushed as apparently they were near a shift change.

Enjoyed our food and the Bloody Marys. Nice brunch menu.

We booked for 2pm, but were cautioned on arrival that the kitchen was closing at 2:15pm (I assume also part of the shift change?) A suggestion for management is to perhaps offer the last slot for brunch at 1:30pm.

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Erin
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! The server was phenomenal and everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had probably one of the best services last night. The server was very knowledgeable with the menu and the restaurant that really helped us narrow down what we wanted for dinner. Food was also amazing, the combinations were incredible. The actual restaurant itself had one of the most peaceful and enjoyable atmospheres I’ve ever experienced. Would 100% come again, even if I’m on my own.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

My food was excellent but my partner’s chicken was poor. There were lots of flies on the deck and they had no bug spray. Issac our server was great. They gave us a nice dessert for our anniversary.

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Outonthetown
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner, great experience and phenomenal service. Food was delicious and unique. Well done.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service and the vibe! An awesome spot for a Sunday brunch. As New Yorkers newborn Michigan we were thrilled to find this spot - will be back!

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vipcanes
Detroit
157 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with food and service to match. Appetizers are large enough for a meal. Nice wine list. Sarah, our server, was excellent. Unique setting and convenient place to dine before a concert at Pine Knob.

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JYates
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and unique. Service was great. It was a little loud to have a conversation but still a cool atmosphere. Get the truffle fries!

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ReservationFor2
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I enjoy The Fed and will absolutely return in the future but when I got an e-mail asking me to rate my most recent visit, I had to be honest that it was not up to par with past visits to The Fed.

I am very understanding when it comes to the shortages in the industry right now and I value the servers that show up to work but there was really no excuse for the poor service we received on August 20th.

There was clearly someone involved with The Fed sitting near us (I assume he's involved because I saw him enter the kitchen at one point during the night) and his table of 2 received an abundance of attention. Again, I get that, it makes reasonable sense that someone of importance would have attentive service but it doesn't excuse the severe lack of service to our table.

I was polite and understanding but overall completely disappointed as, for example, we waited almost 25 minutes for him to return to our table filled with an empty appetizer plate and empty glasses while at the same time watching him spend almost half of that time at the nearby table of two.

I'm not really a fan of leaving negative reviews, especially in our current economical climate so I hope this review is helpful and not hurtful. Overall my experience with The Fed and all Union Joints has been above average and I look forward to returning.

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vipJudy48
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Our first time dining experience here started off a little rocky. We had reservations for 6pm. The restaurant had many open tables, but when we requested one, we were told it was being held for a reservation at 730. So, we sat at the table we were shown to originally. ( the hostess seated a different twosome there before we had even ordered? )
They were out of the first bottle of wine we ordered, but that was ok, as our second choice was very good. We ordered the crispy duck wings appetizer. The wings are drumsticks actually, not wings. However, they were really good. We would order them again anytime. Our main courses were also delicious...octopus and braised lamb pasta. Dessert was a hit too...the chocolate cheesecake. All in all, we had a fun evening with good food. We will go back again and hope for a better start to our reservation.

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DiannaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We love the brunch and come as often as we can...we didnt mind sitting at a table in the direct sun but it did get hot...would have been nice to be offered some shade, if blinds were available...also looking forward to having a full menu back...miss the unlimited mimosas, waffles, crepes, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time going and we already have reservations to go back in a couple of weeks. The food, decor/atmosphere, and service were all great.

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vipStacey
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service and ambiance

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DGirlEats
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for the first date! Luved it! Was worth the 30 minute drive!

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vipTam172
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time experience and it was our anniversary. The atmosphere and vibe is great. We had cocktails, appetizers, salads, entrees and dessert. The only course that was a little lack luster was dessert, though our cappuccinos were very good. Everything else was superb, including our service! The heirloom tomato salad and the cauliflower appetizer were amazing. Even though the spot is a little pricey we will definitely be back again.

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You can order delivery directly from The Fed using the Order Online button. The Fed also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 297-5833.

The Fed is rated 4.6 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

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.