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About Roast - A Michael Symon Restaurant

Roast- A Michael Symon Restaurant is all things meat! Including wood fired Dry Aged Steaks, Rotisserie meats, Charcuterie and Heritage meats. Roast also offers fresh seafood. With Mediterranean inspired flavors and textures, Roast is an upscale restaurant that highlights Iron Chef Michael Symon's unique ability to blend old and new into cutting edge cuisine!

1128 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Service: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm-6:30pm

Cross Street:
Michigan

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(313) 961-2500

Website:
http://www.roastdetroit.com/

Parking Details:
Roast guests primarily use the valet service offered by the hotel. Valet is $12 with validation at the host stand.

Executive Chef:
Aramis Jones

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Roast - A Michael Symon Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (63)
Special Occasion (54)
Romantic (53)
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Good for Birthdays (35)
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Fit for Foodies (29)
Worth the Drive (27)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Cozy (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Authentic (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (9)
Comfort Food (8)
People Watching (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great Beer (5)
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Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
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Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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Spicy (2)
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·Dined 19 hours ago

Excellent restaurant to enjoy some private, romantic time with your Sig ificant other centered around an incredibly delicious meal.

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·Dined 19 hours ago

Employer Anniversary

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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Relatively limited menu with high-quality seafood, chicken, pasta and beef. Efficient service without being intrusive. There are no bad options. The sides are great - the spinach and feta are a definite repeat. The chocolate dessert is great to share.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant is beautiful and the service was excellent. The steaks were superb. Wine list and cocktail choices wonderful. Only hesitation - the a la cart prices. When I pay upwards of $50 for a hunk of meat, I like to at least get a small salad or some kind of potato or vegetable for the money. Left the restaurant enjoying the experience but feeling a little bit ripped off.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

ALL ITEMS ALA CARTE. VERY EXPENSIVE. GOOD FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. FUN TO WATCH
THE STREET VIEWS.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Great ambiance, service and outstanding food. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

I surprised my husband with this special meal as part of our stay downtown for a marriage conference. He was very satisfied with the food, dessert, seating and atmosphere. I tend to get cold, but despite the seating near the large picture windows, I did not need my usual second layer.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

This was not our first time here but just like our other visits the food, service and ambiance was perfect. The food was amazing, our server as well as the support staff were very attentive to everything we needed. We are already looking forward to our next visit, we are planning on taking our parents there for a nice holiday dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Huge disappointment...learn food safety and stop serving pork rare. Medium well is not medium rare. You have serious issues to overcome and can’t believe they haven’t been addressed after the numerous similar posts. My client felt sick the next day and my other client got so turned off by her filet still mooing , she skipped the meal all together. Way to go...thanks for the business relationship memories!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The restaurant was beautiful. The food was amazing. The service was ok. I would go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is one of the nicer restaurant s in the downtown area. Great setting the atmosphere is very low key without being pretentious. The food was great but be warned it is a little pricey.
Over all a great place to go in the heart of Detroit especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Over-priced. Excellent service. Was not "wowed", Roast is resting on its laurels, there are many restaurants in Detroit with tastier food.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We tried Roast for first time this past weekend celebrating our anniversary. The food was amazing, especially liked the Caesar salad and smashed potatoes. Steak was very good too. A nicely crafted white chocholate "happy anniversary" desert was a nice surprise.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding filet mignon and dry-aged ribeye. Salads and sides were delicious. Great service and a delightful experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The beef cheek pierogi was delicious!. The restaurant was not crowded, but the service was slow. We had to wait for the check, and ended up late for the show.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I took my girl friend to dinner for her birthday. I could have gone to many other upscale resturants but choose Roast. just great dinning and fantastic atmosphere. I highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Enjoyed our experience at Roast very much. Overall, we thought everything was quite pricey; not a single salad or side dish will come with your $50 steak. But all of the food was excellent and the ambience was nice, too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our waiter, I believe his name was Ken, was fabulous! Excellent service, always there but never obtrusive. He knew the ins and outs of the menu. We had some strange requests due to our diet and he handled it beautifully. Thanks for a wonderful evening!!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Took my husband for his birthday. Food was amazing...I had the filet mignon and my husband was super jealous. Wait Stan were very courteous of our time and perfectly timed service with our needs...never felt rushed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

What a Wonderful Time and Meal in an Environment Conducive of the Occasion.

Food Was Just Great...as Well as the Service!

Thank You!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

One of the first steakhouses in the Midwest.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had great service and it was a great dining experience

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This place fell off. Many better spots around the area. Was a lot better in years past. Sad.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious meal, beautiful decor and ambience and professional courteous staff. Filet was melt in your mouth and Caesar salad and apple dessert was delightful!

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on October 28, 2017

When we'd previously been at Roast, we were incredibly impressed with our food and service. After our most recent visit, we weren't nearly as pleased with the food or the service. Our server was fine, kind and timely with the food, but we didn't feel like she was as stellar as our previous visit. This visit, our food wasn't nearly as good. We had the special entree, a lobster pasta, with very little lobster, and a somewhat bland flavor. Our friend had the halibut which was flavorless, and the clams were chewy. Disappointing, overall, and such a shame for a place we were so excited to return to!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing food!! but more amazing was the service at the place! highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Belated celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. The best steak dinner we’ve ever had. Most unusual was the bone marrow appetizer. WOW!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The hosts and our server were very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed a relaxing meal with outstanding food. The New York strip was like butter. My wife had the halibut and raved about how flavorful it was.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We loved the restaurant
Our waitress was not friendly, organized or interested in being helpful about anything unless she had to. The gratuity was added for a party of 6 which I believe made her content to act however she wanted knowing she was getting 20% regardless of her service
If they had the wait staff to go along with the $500 bill, we would be back for sure otherwise it’s a maybe 🤔

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dinner and service was great. Date night with our five year old was relaxing. Food was cooked to correct tempeture. I would recommend The Roast to many.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

My husband & I were seated at an intimate booth. It was quite cozy & romantic. The food was superb & the service excellent. The Roasted Marrow was delicious & the Filet Mignon with Crab Bearnaise was to die for! Everything was lovely. The quality was worth the price.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was superb! From our waiter to the food...flawless.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Cold lobster in a hot pasta dish, the pasta was beyond el dente, more hard and tasteless. Filet was under-cooked, had to send back. The manager subtracted $18.00 from the bill which included a free dessert for our anniversary. Sat near the bar which had an intermittent vibrating table due to a hotel generator according to the server. Save your money and go somewhere else. My Greek friend Michael S. needs to pay attention to his Detroit store before business fails beyond repair.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

One or two in my party were dissatisfied with the steak. The one I recall was that it was undercooked. Was ordered medium and was prepared to medium rare. I thought mine was good. Service was very slow. We were one of the first seated at just after 5 and did not get our dinner until 6:30 or so.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful time. We were staying at the Book Cadillac for the Marathon and it was great! Would come stay again.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Bartender was not very attentive considering the ambience. But! Our waitress, Beth, more than made up for it! She was friendly and spot on with her recommendations! I would definitely go back.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Brussels sprouts and onion relish were to die for. Steaks very good and cooked perfectly! The crab bearnaise lacked flavor but still worth it. We sat by a window so the lighting was perfect

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything was great.

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