The Session Room

4.3
186 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
We will be celebrating craft beer & quality food using local vendors and products. Housed in a brand new conversion of a 6000+ sq ft brick machine shop on Jackson road, with 70 taps, a beer garden, and live music.
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J
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed the vibe and decor, as well as the great beer and cider list. However, the service was poor and the food was bland. Over priced for the quality and taste.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, we had reservations for 12 and everyone left satisfied with the service, food and drink.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Watching the BB games
It is very loud in there. Several of my friends won’t go because it’s way too loud for them

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SF
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the beer selection and the food was great. We had pulled pork and turkey Reuben.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

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GW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had a reservation and were seated by the kitchen. We asked to be moved. Nope. Other tables were reserved. We observed 3 to 5 open tables in the 1 1/2 hours we were there. Two out of 4 dinners were cooked correctly. A requested medium rare burger was well done and a requested well done salmon was raw in the middle. The waiter was inattentive. Our $80 bill was charged to our friends credit card while their $40 bill was put on our gift card. We had to flag down the waiter who had to get his manager to correct this. It is very noisy and difficult to carry on conversation. I did talk to the manager about all of this and she didn't seem concerned. We won't be going there again.

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SM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love this place! The ambiance is great. They dont have a lot of variety regarding food, but the beers are great!

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KM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place but gets noisy! I’m surprised they haven’t placed foam soundproofing in the ceilings.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Session Room has a great vibe and ambience. I feel very comfortable when dining there. The food and drinks are always top notch and the service is friendly. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the Ann Arbor area!

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MI
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food delicious, so was the beer!

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S
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

This was our first experience sitting room the dining room and we won't do this again. The food was delish and our server was attentive, but we found
The noise level was awful. We could not have a conversaton nor hear each other over the music.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Reserved high tops. They gave us low tables. Slow service, but food was good. Drinks were so slow we ended up walking up to the bar.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We’ve been to Session Room several times as we like the ambience and the food. The problem has always been the service ! We order our beer and our food. The food comes and the beer stays sitting at the bar until we are almost done with our food! This always happens!The waiting staff is always nice but I am not sure if they are overworked or inefficient. This is a standing problem there and, because of this, we don’t go as often and we feel embarrassed to invite friends to go with us!

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GO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations are accepted, the food and beer was great!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Good good!!

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MW
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their burgers and pizza are the best!

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent beer selections and solidly good food. Consistent with a varied menu of burgers, salads, pizza and hearty entrees. Great for families or groups.

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DF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome beer selection, great customer service. Good for groups or to sit at the bar and talk about beer w knowlegable bartenders or the person next to you. Good food, too.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I've had a number of good experiences at the Session Room, so I assume this was an off-day. Food not up to par (some stale ingredients, some missed ingredients) and the service, while cheerful, was extremely inattentive, continuing so even after the lunch rush subsided.

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AK
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints, and the constantly changing tap list can't be beat.

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JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Too noisy for very many people, If you want to talk! Otherwise, a great place!

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J
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gear service and the kale and Cod soup was amazing

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BZ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sessions is a wonderful addition to the west side of town. Large, open seating with lots of TV's for viewing your favorite sports team. We enjoy going on Saturday afternoons and watching college football. Wings and pizza are both very good. Has an energetic vibe, tall ceilings, brick walls with some communal tables and large booths. Definitely worth a try if you haven't been there.

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C
Detroit
124 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a great location for beer and bar food. Many TVs so we could easily watch UM football from all seats. Although there are guests in all age ranges I think of this venue as more for the family and less for the college student. The nachos with chicken are excellent. So are the salads and sandwiches. There are dozens and dozens of beers on tap but they also offer wine and cocktails. Parking is free.

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AO
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is very noisy so not great for conversation.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Two of us got burgers which were great. Two of us got entrees which were tasteless and overcooked. We told our waitress, when she came to clear the plates and saw that some of each entree was left, that they weren't good. She apologized but didn't bring the manager over and basically forgot about it. We'll never go back. There are too many great restaurants in Ann Arbor to try.

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e
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We went to try something new. The beer selection was great. the nachos were very disappointing. the chips were on the edge of being stale or exposed to too much humidity. and they were broken up pretty small - like the broken pieces at the end of the bag. We ended up eating the nachos with forks since you could not really eat with your hands due to small pieces and the since the type of cheese applied did not hold the toppings together on the chips like a classic cheese would when heated. plus there was barely any cheese (it was a cold queso type cheese). We asked for more and the waitress did give us a good size amount in a bowl. This queso cheese was warm which made it taste better. the burger itself was good but i would really like to have french fries with my burger. I was told this was not a option since there is no fryer. I think the price of the burger is a little high for just coming with chips.

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JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites. Food is always good, beer selection is outstanding, waitstaff is excellent. One of our go to places or an easy but interesting dinner and conversation.

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g
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food (ribs/special-of-the-day, spinach-artichoke dip, sandwiches, pumpkin cheesecake), wine/beer, service were great. Lively casual restaurant. 35 year old “birthday boy” in our group chose it & loved it. Oldest members of our group had some trouble hearing each other.

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L
Detroit
106 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for meeting up with friends or colleagues for drinks or a quick bite. love their thin crust gourmet pizzas...the guacamole dip app is to die for! Great craft beer selections here and tap takeovers!

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IM
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Session Room was a nice option for an away game. Great beer list and good food, portions are smaller, but they have more creativity than some. Solid overall, just maybe you want to order a salad along with your sandwich type deal.

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KR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great times always. Wait staff is always friendly and helpful. Food is great and they have Pabst. What more could you ask for?

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MS
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mega-screen Sports restaurant with an amazing beer list. You need to try this place if for nothing else the beer and beer knowledgeable staff. Tasting options are aplenty. Fun menu with everything from great appetizers to nice dinners.

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SH
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food where anyone can find a dish. Bartender was excellent. Helped me get a quick app for my starving teens while we waiting. Sat us 15 min early. Server was attentive. My only complaint is it took forever to get the food. It was busy but not busy enough to take 35-40 minutes to get our food at 8:45pm.

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CA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We had a group of 7. Our food took a long time to arrive and when it did it was all cold. Beer was good.

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T
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Service was late and coverage of our section was lost in a shift change. BUT the service eventually was assigned and did a great job. Beer selection is good (with good rotation of taps month to month. Food is a bit hit or miss. But the hits are great. Good atmosphere for a local brew pub. Good value. Definitely worth a try - it won’t disappoint.

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NY
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. I did not give it five stars because the restaurant is too noisy to have an easy conversation. I even asked for a quiet table when I made the reservation. I won’t be going back with a large group, although for four people, they do have tables is less noisy parts of the restaurant.

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M
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place as long as you like beer! Decent food; e.g. tasty BLT Salmon Sandwich and cheese pizza. No kids’ menu but you can improvise. Extremely loud (“energetic”) because of the acoustics - it is an old warehouse after all.
If you’re a millennial or a genx-er Sessions is right up your alley. If you’re a baby boomer who’s not a huge beer fan? Not so much.

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m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I thought I requested regular table seating, but when I got there, the rest of my group was seated at high top tables. Otherwise, they have an extensive menu and I love the local cider options.

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D
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our waitress was kind and knowledgeable. We had a large group and she was sufficient. Only down fall was the lack of a kid menu. Its definitely geared more toward adults. We also were charged a desert fee of $25.00 for using the plates and silverware for the birthday cake, which I thought was a bit ridiculous since the party was large and generous gratuity was given. Overall it was OK and food was pretty good.

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