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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:
Brad Ball

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (73)
Special Occasion (73)
Romantic (70)
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Good for a Date (69)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Worth the Drive (41)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Business Meals (37)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Notable Wine List (34)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Cozy (28)
Bar Seating (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Comfort Food (14)
Fun (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Authentic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
People Watching (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Casual (7)
Great Beer (7)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service and good food. Steaks are 'rested' before they are served so it does take awhile. Would recommend to anyone looking for a spot in Detroit!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

We spent our 5th anniversary here on 1/14/2018. The whole environment was wonderful. From entering the front door, the staff was wonderful, friendly, and very well mannered. This is not your average run of the mill spot. expect to spend at least $100.00 for 2 people without desert. But it's well worth it. Our booth had very nice curtains, that we could let down for extra privacy. This place reeks of romance. You'll love it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Friendly staff. Great explanations of meals.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

We arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation but were seated promptly in a far back corner of the restaurant. We had let the staff know we had our 11 month old son with us on the reservation and they provided us with a high chair for him. The restaurant was fairly busy but there were still several open tables. The water service and support wait staff were excellent and attentive but our waitress however seemed pre-occupied. It took 20 minutes to get our drinks and another 10 to place our orders. This lack of attentiveness from our waitress continued throughout the evening. Once we had completed our meal we then had to wait 15 more minutes for our check. Then an additional 10 for her to return with our receipt to sign. This lack of attentiveness slightly tarnished our evening at this fantastic restaurant.

The food was fantastic! We had 4 adults in our party and we shared 2 servings of the beef cheek pierogis. The serving size was exceptional and the pierogis were excellent. My wife ordered the scallops with a side of polenta, I ordered the 9 ounce filet mignon (medium) with crab, our other guests ordered lobster spaghetti and braised chicken. The steak was perfectly cooked with excellent flavor. Most definitely would recommend it. My wife and our other guests equally raved about their entrees. A minor issue was the bread before the meal. It was a rather forgettable french bread loaf sliced and served with soft butter.

All in all an excellent evening. An especial thanks to Jamal who was very helpful with making sure we had everything we needed.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food and drink excellent but very expensive. Spent $200 USD thought it would be about $ 150.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

The steak is phenomenal (dry aged ribeye and the filet), salads were unreal as well. The sides though were just average in my opinion. Dessert was next level as well. Service was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I’ve been to roast about 5 times but the time before this was over a year ago and thing have changed. Roast no longer does “ beast of the day “ they no longer have the amazing pork belly and the steak options weren’t great. Now I know good restaurants change their menu often which keeps it fresh and new for the next time you come but I feel like it is gotten worse not better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have been to Roast several times and it is all ways excellent. Well trained wait staff that has the answer to questions about the menu items, had two different food allergies at the table and recommended what dishes were safe and made sure the kitchen was aware. Would highly recommend if you want a special dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Granny shanny apple pie is a must. So delicious! Will be going back just for that. Main course was okay. Nothing spectacular and pricey for the portion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

! year anniversary with the girlfriend and we were looking to get a nice steak. have been to london chop house, I would say this is right on par. you're looking at $50-$70 bucks for a steak alone, sides a la carte. Overall great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Enjoyed the meal thoroughly! The steak was cooked just right, and two of my favorite sides were the Brussel sprouts and creamy polenta. I don’t think you can go wrong with any choice you make. I was a little bummed because the restaurant was out of scallops the night we went, but I appreciate the waitress informing us of that right away so we had plenty of time to pick another option.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Perfect way to bring in the new year!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great wait staff and the food was delicious, great Birthday celebration

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was honestly nothing special. I’ve had an as good or better filet at Outback. The French fries I had and the crispy potatoes my date had were nothing special. The crab leg appetizer had very little crab in it. The bread was good. The ceazar salad was good. The desert was a very small serving.

The atmosphere in side the Book Cadillac is what made the evening special. Not the Roast. At $120 per person, it was way over priced for what was delivered.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for NYE dinner and the food was amazing. We sat at a private table behind the bar which was very romantic. The cocktails were very tasty and the service was great! Highly suggest.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Taylor @RoastDetroit is the best bartender on the planet. She guided me through the menu and even managed to pair a bourbon with the extraordinary marrow plate. BTW, get the #marrowplate #michaelsymon #roastdetroit

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was good. The Brussels sprouts and pierogi were amazing! The rest was just ok. I went with the aged rib eye. It was not quite as buttery, melt in your mouth as I was expecting from the price and the reviews. The dress was actually casual at this restaurant. We expected the attire of this restaurant to match the prices of the food they served. Four people and a $500 bill shouldn’t be in the same description of a restaurant where the majority were in jeans and a steak that didn’t just melt in your mouth. Many reviewers mentioned the filet... maybe I should have tried that.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Impressed as always. We had a wonderful date night in a cozy booth. We shared the porterhouse and had an amazing cheese board to start. Everything was delicious! The service was wonderful, great wine recommendation. So pleased. We will be back for sure!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toledo)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Roast is always a great place. Mike's staff does a great job every time. Wait staff knows the menu very well. Get the lamb! Dont forget desert, blood orange sorbet!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I was disappointed by how charred my filet was. I hate the taste of burnt food and it was ruined to me. I like my filet to be seared. It was a romantic setting for our anniversary dinner but a little too dark. The service was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place. The steak and scallops were very good.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Took my cousin who is a big fan of of Symon. We enjoyed the food and overall experience. I recommend the Brussel sprouts even if you don't like them normally. You will enjoy these. Lamb shank is great and marrow is awesome as well!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was great. The service is what really stood out. However, I did not like that we were next to the grill. It was smoky and noisy, so much that I honestly couldn't hear the server that well. Obviously not the best table, but I had a great time regardless. The food, drinks, and services was great!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very good food, informative waitress and all around great way to spend an anniversary.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great restaurant with exceptional food and a great wine list. I left feeling very stuffed and extremely happy. Our bill was a little expensive and we did order too much food for the two of us (appetizer, two entrees, two sides, a dessert, and we were given a stack of bread). Would definitely go back just to try the other menu items, not to mention the valet parking was very easy. It was cheaper than some of the parking lots found throughout Detroit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our experience was exceptional as usual!! This is one of our FAVORITE places to dine while in the “D”

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We went to celebrate a milestone birthday and were not disappointed. The atmosphere (especially for being the day after Christmas) was cozy, quiet and very eloquent. In particular I loved the booth we were seated at, it felt very private and with the dim lighting it allowed for an intimate conversation with our friends. Our waitress was extremely accommodating and went above and beyond the call of duty recommending outstanding craft cocktails, hors d'ouevres to try, which sides to pair with our meals and helped us select terrific complimentary wines for our main courses. We had a lovely time overall, and will definitely be heading back down in the near future for more date nights!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great service and excellent food. Perfect for a romantic Christmas dinner for two.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was Christmas Eve and we had not been back to The Roast for almost a year. Mores the pity too, our thanksgiving dinner would have been greatly improved on all accounts, if we had just follow instinct. I understand that Chrissy Costanzan joined the staff in May of this year. Well all I can say is Simone knew what they were doing hiring her. Chrissy made the evening great by not over doing or under doing a craft she has perfected. We felt cared for and we were given excellent advice. I never forget the first taste of blood orange and sage sorbet. Wow!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our second visit to The Roast on Christmas Eve. Once again we loved our time spent together having excellent food and drinks. The staff was amazingly accommodating to us. There was a very bad storm outside but we were very cozy and secure inside. The aroma of the foods being prepared took it over the top! We will continue to come every year !

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Steaks vas charred the rest of the meal was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The steaks were excellent. The bone marrow is worth the trip alone

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was disappointing, it was our wedding anniversary. Roast was my idea, my wife did not like the Mac and cheese and was unimpressed with my steak. She liked the Apple desert, I thought it was dry and hard. $200+ later, I wish I had gone to Fleming's like last year.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our family are steakhouse people. We chose Roast in conjunction with our being at LCA for the TSO. This was our first visit. Great service! Cool vibe. Steaks were not in keeping with a high level of steakhouse.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Steaks we had were cooked perfect and tasted amazing. However, all the sides we ordered (four of them), were just ok. Honestly we could prepare those sales sides at home and they would’ve tasted better. For the price of them, they weren’t worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our table was much to dark to be able to actually read the menu. The beige color menu and the light color type made for a difficult read. We actually had to turn the light on our phone to read the menu. Our greeter telling us about specials and what to expect on menu spoke much to fast which made it hard to understand. We were celebrating our 40th anniversary and overall the experience was good but I was expecting better for a MS restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I’m glad y’all u where open late to accommodate us so quickly... The place was beautiful and the service was excellent...

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Evening started with my first ever Negroni and it was fantastic. The young lady bartending was passionate and enthusiastic about her job and I appreciate that. For starters we shared the bone marrow, pierogie and cheese plate. All were delicious. We shared the whipped potatoes and spinach. Best cream spinach ever. Melted feta instead parmigiana made the difference. A perfectly cook filet was spot on. Excellent char taste. Had The Bar dessert. Once again, excellent. I will be returning on the future.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Before seeing the nutcracker.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very pleasant and enjoyable meal.

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