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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (69)
Special Occasion (62)
Romantic (58)
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Good for a Date (58)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Business Meals (37)
Worth the Drive (35)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Cozy (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Bar Seating (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Authentic (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fun (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Casual (9)
People Watching (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
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Afternoon Tea (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

From the incredible ambiance, the familiarity yet formality of the service to the melt-in-your-mouth tender steaks, everything about this evening was perfect.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was great but I think it is an injustice to have the lights so low you can barely see the food or what it is.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined 2 days ago

My Husband has Parkinsons and is not able to get out very often.
He was having a good day on sunday and I wanted to take him somewhere
that I was sure we could get a wonderful meal. WE have eaten at Roast in the past and were
pleased with the experiance. While the service was superior and the ambiance was very nice,
The food was mediocre at best. The king crab appetizer didn't even taste like there was any crab in it,just creamed corn. The food went downhill from there!
Will not be back

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The lamb shank was amazing!! Highly recommend it! Also our service we wonderful! We will definitely be coming back to dine with you! Thank you!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Ted, our server made this experience as wonderful as it could possibly be. The presentation and service was wonderful, and the food was literally perfect. I really enjoyed having my birthday dinner here, and will continue to recommend to others.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best meals I’ve had, food cooked to perfection

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very excellent meal in a very nice setting. Quiet and cozy atmosphere. Overall price was pretty up there but we knew that going into it. I would go back and do it again when I am in Detroit. Steaks are absolutely fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good. (That's the good news). However, I will say that the menu seemed a bit limited.

I had not been to Roast for several years. I think it is time that they invested a bit in the décor and perhaps some team member training. The seats in the main dining room were crushed. If you can find one that does not have a depressed center, you would be one of the lucky ones. The overall appearance of the dining room (and unfortunately the staff) was worn and disheveled. I do not think there is a clear or consistent dress code.

Competition for the high end dining dollar is getting better in Detroit. If you want a fine dining experience, you are best to check out any of the new places.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Outstanding everything, I love a great Steak and Roast delivered an excellent meal. Great bartenders too!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service, food and ambiance. My wife said that her filet steak was the best she had ever taste. I had the lamb shank and it was a monster and equally delicious.
We would both recommend this restaurant as first rate!

Roy & Cherie

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food is excellent! Make sure to get the brussel sprouts with your steak. Only thing I didn't like is I ordered a Jeffersons old fashion. If you dont specify which type, bartender gives you the top shelf option of Jeffersons without asking. So my one cocktail ended up costing $21! That was a complete rip off! Parking costs you $12 after a restaurant disc. which is also kind of BS if your only there for 1.5 hours or so.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It's was good and we had good time.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. I had a wonderful birthday experience. My new favorite restaurant....

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good. Not a lot of choices. The NY strip was ordered medium rare but came out rare. Sent back for more cooking.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful meal, and especially for Ken. He was awesome. I can’t say enough about our experience. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was cozy, and our waiter Ken could not have been any kinder, or more accommodating. We were seeing a show after dinner, & he made sure we were done in time. He worked so hard that night, for ALL of his tables, and I don’t know how he stayed so pleasant! My husband’s 50th Birthday went great. He now has a new favorite restaurant. : )

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Annivetsary

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. Made a reservation. When we arrived, seated promptly. Our waiter, John was excellent. Service attentive but not intrusive. Thank you Roast for a great evening! Best ribeye I have ever had!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were seated in a private booth which was great. The ribeye was delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Filet was to charred on the outside. Not worth the price

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 1, 2017

When we arrived, we were warmly greeted by the hostess at the door, they made us feel very welcome. Although there were 2 in our party, we requested and were seated at a table next to the window that would accommodate 4. Our server, Brandon was simply outstanding. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, and he took time to answer our questions. He also kept checking on us to be sure everything was to our liking. We ordered the crab appetizer, we each had a filet and we had the whipped potatoes and the brussels sprouts. Appetizer was delicious, perhaps a little too salty for me, but my husband had no complaints. The filets and the bearnaise were delicious, and the brussels sprouts were superb. The potatoes were good.....could have had more flavor. We did order dessert, a lemon cake with lemon ice cream as well as an order of the salted caramel ice cream. Both of these items were so, so yummy, could not have been any better!

Only one negative was the parking. We had the Westin valet our car, and they simply would not return it. We waited and waited and waited, for over 25 minutes. This happened to 2 couples waiting in front of us also. Valet was NOT busy at all........they kept saying they would get our cars, but did not. We were late to the performance at the MOT, for which we had tickets. Would definitely come back to eat at Roast, but would park elsewhere.

We can't wait to go back to this restaurant, we would highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We dined at Roast for our Anniversary. The Food was and Service was a 10 out of 10 - It is what you would expect from a Restaurant of this caliber.
Regarding the Ambiance: For us the lighting was dialed a little too low for our preference. It was difficult to read the menu at first until our eyes adjusted.
The following has nothing to do directly with the restaurant, and is only pertinent If using Valet parking for the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. When dropping your Vehicle off in front of the Hotel (in the evening) it can be very busy and they only have a couple spaces to park, so you may have to wait in line on Washington Blvd. You will be given a valet claim ticket. When leaving the Restaurant be sure to have your valet ticket validated at the greeting desk (where the coat check is located) This will save you $8 (reduces the parking from $20 to $12) - This was fine, however after paying for the valet fee, we had to wait 20-25 minutes for our car, but that was the only down side.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a wonderful meal for the most part. Everything was superb but I got the scallops and they had so much salt it was almost inedible.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Overall, a wonderful dining experience. I ordered the tuna filet and my wife ordered the pork chop (we did trade only because she wanted a smaller portion than the chop). Our meals were absolutely wonderful. You might want to consider making the brussel sprout side a bit smaller. it was A LOT of brussel sprouts. Our server was wonderful! The only reason I marked "Overall Experience" very good and not outstanding was because, of all things, my chair. The cushion was so broken down, I was basically sitting on the wooden frame. I know I could have switched chairs but I don't like making a fuss, especially in a fine dining establishment. Anyway, it might be time for a remodeling or at the very least, upgrading of the furniture.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a business dinner while staying at the Westin. Found the prices to be high. Food was decent but not sure worth the high price. A filet ala carte is $55!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Awesome as always. Love coming here for dinner and happy hour.

Tags: Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great Beer, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Making reservations online was so easy. .. Great Place, Ken was a great waiter.. Overall experience was AWESOME... Will be back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I thought the food was just ok, relative to the price. The service was great, though.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I'm hoping this was a one time thing, but for the money we paid, I was very disappointed in my meal. First I ordered the bone marrow appetizer. There was no marrow in them. Just oil, salt and herbs. 3 out of 4 of us ordered the filet mignon. It was cooked well and was tender but none of us could eat it because it was overwhelmingly salty. I did say something to the manager when he came by. He didn't offer to have our steaks recooked. I believe there was a free dessert. So, I probably will not be returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Sorry, for a high end steak restaurant, I'd rather go to a well known high end chain, as sad as that may seem. My wife and I asked for a split new york (I believe), and it turned out to be a bone in steak and I got the thin somewhat anemic portion (medium at best), and she got the thick portion (medium rare as requested). We divvied that up, but the presentation was lame. They should never have permitted that, or if they did, warned us, or failing that, sliced it so it was balanced. We would've ordered something else frankly if I'd realized. And, we asked for it charred. One side was charred, and the face down portion was barely grilled. Ugh. I don't recall the sides as being anything special to make up for that. Basically, I'd take a pass. I don't like leaving a review like this, especially since I'm a huge fan of Westins and Starwoods, but it was so disappointing... Stick to the happy hour here.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Good beef and sides. My only complaint was that the Caesar ‘s dressing was on the dry side and not anchovy enough.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was great and so was the food. I ordered the pork chop medium,should have ordered medium rare,it was a little bit to done for my liking but overall I have no complaints. Next time we’ll share the 48oz Poterhouse.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I had the ribeye and it could have been the best steak I ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great service and even better food! If your looking for a great date night or even for a dinner with friends this would be a great choice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Employer Anniversary

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food. The service was very good, our waitress was very attentive.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

Great experience!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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