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About The Rattlesnake Club

Enjoy award-winning cuisine by Executive Chef Jeff Lanctot while taking in the view of the big city skyline & Canada's shore. In the warmer months, our Garden Terrace offers our complete menu & service complemented by river breezes, just steps from the Detroit RiverWalk. Entertain your guests in style in one of five private dining rooms or let our professional catering staff come to you.

300 River Place Drive
Detroit, MI 48207
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm;
Dinner Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
East Jefferson

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(313) 567-4400

Website:
http://www.rattlesnakedetroit.com/

Catering:
Our on- and off-site catering possibilities are virtually endless. Events ranging from 2-2000 guests, casual to elegant, corporate to private, your place or ours, we can do it all in our signature, first-class fashion. Let The Rattlesnake handle every detail of your next event!

Parking Details:
Adjoining valet & private lot, well secured. $5 valet parking, $4 self parking.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Lanctot

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

Special Events & Promotions:
The Rattlesnake's Happy Hour happens every Tuesday-Friday from 4-7PM featuring bar specials and a fun Small Plates & Shareables menu in our comfy bar & lounge. Follow us on Facebook so you don't miss any of our Chef's Dinners, Wine/Cocktail Tastings, Cooking Classes or Holiday Brunches. Tell your friends - #MeetMeAtTheSnake!

Private Dining

The Rattlesnake boasts five beautiful Private Rooms perfect for corporate entertaining and family celebrations alike. Our menus fit most budgets and our acclaimed cuisine will delight audiences from around the globe. Our Catering professionals are ready to plan every detail with you.

The Rattlesnake Club Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
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Good for a Date (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (10)
Waterfront (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Scenic View (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Seasonal (5)
Casual (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointing event. Normally a favorite
Place. Food fair. Waiter in a hurry. Ended up with an $8 bottle of water we didn't want bc of language barrier with server. Waited 20 mins to give our drink order. Didn't meet expectations this time

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food3
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service2
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Simply the best & romantic restaurant in Detroit. Superb food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Stuffy with unfriendly servers. The only person who was personable was the lady giving bread and water.

Tags: Romantic
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food4
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service1
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

CAN'T SAY ENOUGH THE FOOD WAS AMAZING GREAT PORTION SIZE THE SERVICE WAS SUPER AND WE MOST DEFINATELY WILL BE BACK!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

LOVE Rattlesnake. This was the 2nd time we had a large table reservation for NYE and the service, fair and drink/wine lists are amazing. And the way the staff just “makes it happen” if you want to try something unique or different - like doing your own champagne sabering on the patio! - they are yes before no! Thank you for another very special and memorial evening with the friends and loved ones I care about!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I went out for the New Year. The food was good and the service was phenomenal. Thanks!

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront
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ambience3
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was excellent and the waiter was personal and hands on. It made for an great celebration that we were having.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Mediocre food, no flavor, inappropriate waitstaff comments, overall disappointing and I wouldnt recommend eating here.... ever.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Loved all of the staff! They were so nice and gave us a wonderful evening for our anniversary!

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Lovely airy setting with delicious food and attentive service. I’m always surprised it isn’t busier. Great spot for a holiday meal, a celebration or an intimate dinner for two.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Four of us met for lunch this week. We were served by an outstanding waiter(Brandon) who was very knowledgeable about the wines and menu. He gave us the leisurely lunch we wished for to catch up with friends, but he was attentive to needs (more wine!). The menu items we chose from appetizers to dessert were terrific. We always have an enjoyable meal at the ‘Snake. We appreciated not being seated near large parties too. Highly recommend!

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I have had great dinners here, I think I should have ordered my usual. My advice, stick with the scallops.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food3
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Will never return to this restaurant. HORRIBLE service. Manger did her best to make things better by comping the entire bill. So many things went wrong and I am limited to the amount of space I have to write in this column.
This is no longer a 5 star restaurant unfortunately. I really feel bad for the management and ownership. This restaurant will surely close in the near future.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very well managed, high scale restaurant. Top fine dining establishment in Detroit.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everyone was awesome from the greeter to the host to the person serving us water. Our glasses were never less than half full. And it never felt as if our table host was intrusive nor did we ever have to hurry and chew because of him asking a question right after we put food into our mouth. Absolutely memorable.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Over priced for what you get. Food was ok. We were late for our show too because the waiter (who knew we had a show) was very slow getting the check.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was really expecting more. The interior of the restaurant is nothing special, at all. Had you not seen the prices, you'd assume the average entree' cost is $14. The food was way over priced and way under portioned. The food wasn't bad at all, but definitely not worth the price. It was pretty loud, with no intimate settings at all, all the chairs and tables and booths face each other. The waiter was nice but thats about it. This was an alright place to try but I don't expect to be returning.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

awesome TIME DINNER AND SERVICE WERE OUTSTANDING. ATMOSHERE WAS GREAT AS WELL

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had a great time. I was happy they had more than one vegetarian option. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was very disappointed that a restaurant would run out of rib eye steaks at 8:00 pm on a Saturday on Sweetest day and to top it off our waiter was rude because we expressed our displeasure. Service was very slow. The manager did offer us appetizers and desserts it was my birthday and I was really bummed about the whole experience. The rattlesnake ain’t what it used to be . Our server is in the wrong job he does not have temperament or professionalism for customer service work. Needs more training .

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We used to love the Rattlesnake. We got engaged there 13 years ago. It is not the same. Jimmy Schmitt sold it and you can tell. Servers no longer wear tuxes. The elegance is gone and so is the quality of the food. Our meal was good but not great. Our calamari appetizer was fishy tasting and we told the waiter. He took them away but not off the bill. People around us were dressed in sweats with their underwear hanging out. It was disappointing, especially when you're spending the same Rattlesnake prices. We probably won't be back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The Rattlesnake Club was just as I had remembered it. The service, the food and the ambiance were wonderful. It was our anniversary and we truly enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very good food service was beyond awesome!!! Waterfront view was excellent!! Will definitely come back!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Rattlesnake Club has a wonderful heritage of top-shelf dining. We got in early on a quiet Saturday night. The wine selection was reasonable as were the cocktails. There is a local emphasis on the menu and we enjoyed the appetizer cheese selection. My wife and I both had steaks - properly prepared medium rare - and I added shrimp. Nicely spiced without taking away from the character of the shrimp.

We passed on dessert. Coffee was great. Rebecca, our server, was very attentive and her support team brought out dishes which were hot and flavorful.

It was a nice dinner. When you are going to spend $250+, you should have high expectations. The Rattlesnake club met those expectations for us.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was great. However, I will never go there again. Very hard to find a parking spot there wasn’t a valet parking that night I don’t know why ! Slow service. Not a spectacular view. Very overrated! It is not worth it especially on specia occasions

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our server Brandon was amazing, the food was amazing, and a great view of the riverfront!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We made a reservation, but the restaurant was not busy. It is a beautiful location and we ate outside. We were celebrating getting engaged, and the staff knew... but no one even said congratulations! Food was amazing. I will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Never disappoints!!! That sums up our feeling about Rattlesnake!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This was totally incredible in the most negative way one can imagine. Not even a pig would eat that food.
After starting the disgusting appetizer we left the place. NEVER AGAIN.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Very enjoyable evening sitting outside. Casual but attentive service. Food well and attractively prepared.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Loved it!!! Beet salad was wonderful!
Food is always wonderful!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Rattlesnake Club continues to be our favorite "go-to" place for special occasions. This time didn't disappoint! The special appetizer of crab-suffered pepper was a special treat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The "Snake" is old school good. It is great for conversation and great for special occasions. They have a fantabulous patio with a view of the Detroit River. The food is consistently outstanding. The staff works very hard to make their guests happy. If you're looking for trendy, don't go. If you're looking for a wonderful dining experience, this is it!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always an excellent night out at The Rattlesnake!!

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We've been dining at the Rattlesnake off and on for years and unfortunately this was one of the most disappointing experiences I've had in a restaurant known for fine dining. The quality of service and food has just deteriorated over time. With all the new restaurants opening in Detroit the Rattlesnake needs to step up their game or they will be left in the wake of the competition. We won't be back; just too many other options for good food, service and ambiance.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We enjoyed a very nice dinner on the patio. It was a beautiful evening and I am glad we chose to eat outside where we could enjoy the breeze and a view of the Detroit River. Kristen, our server, was absolutely EXCELLENT!

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

My friend and I were greeted and seated respectfully. The service was fair. The Salmon was great. It appeared to us that the waitress stereotyped us as we searched for wine and champagne. She kept steering us to the cheaper selections. Granted it was just the two of us but we knew where we were and expected to pay for quality. My friend and I kept our composure, ordered what we wanted and tipped to let her know "we"are better than her prejudices. It's possible the waitress didn't know she was discriminatory.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a wonderful food and service, the suggestions of our waiter were spot on and Delicious!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service was typically top notch. Courses were served too quickly (we were just enjoying our delicious cauliflower appetizer when main course was served) and should be paced slower.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic
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