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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

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
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Waterfront (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (16)
Scenic View (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Business Meals (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Fun (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
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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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·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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 (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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·Dined on July 29, 2017

A perfect evening. The food was excellent - we had the filet and the ahi tuna special, along with the charcuterie platter for an app....mmmm the froi gras was so good and the whitefish pate was to die for! The patio was delightful with a wedding taking place in the courtyard just as we were seated. The staff were so warm and friendly from the valet and hostess to the server and help - they celebrated Roger's milestone birthday with a complimentary piece of their flourless chocolate cake (so good!) and Happy Birthday written on the plate in chocolate! We didn't stop there - we loved the rock n rye creme brûlée with the crunchy caramel pyramid! Topped off with French press coffee brewed at the table! A night we won't soon forget! Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Service was slow, as there were only about 2 wait staff on the floor. Our waiter was more occupied with the two tables of 6 and 7 guest respectively (as the restaurant puts on a 21% gratuity for parties of 6 or more). Waiter could not get my wife's drink order correct due to his preoccupation with other tables.
Food was not the best at all, as I have eaten at restaurants which are more favorable to taste pallet.

The price was reasonable, but I would not recommend to anyone I know this restaurant, as it was a less than sublime experience. These factors above are why they received the rating which they did.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was a disappointment for a place of this Calibre. There was nothing wrong but nothing to delight either. The fish was cooked just right but the accompanying sides and dressing we're quite haphazard. Seating could have been more comfortable too, the table was a bit too low for my taste making the dining experience a bit uncomfortable for me. Service was however the best part of the experience - service staff is good.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Excellent food, great service. In a very beautiful place. Prices are on the high side, but adequate to what is offered.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Chose the Rattlesnake club to celebrate a special occasion and satisfied with our choice. Ordered the lamb and steak entrees. We enjoyed both, only suggestion would be to add a topping for the lamb as it needed a little something more. View was spectacular out on the patio

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The best part was the patio atmosphere. All of our steaks were over cooked. I expected more for the money...

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great! Service was excellent and the ambiance was nice jazz music was nice touch

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We really enjoyed our date night there and the food and service were excellent. I would love to come back again and be seated outdoors the next time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Went on a Saturday early. Seating outside was lovely. Servers were very attentive. Liked the portion sizes

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Perfect place to dine before a concert at Chene Park

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great service, wonderful dinner. Hoped to dine outdoors but the weather did not cooperate. The staff handled the transition to indoor dining without issue.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food and service were spectacular. The ambience on the patio can't be beat. Rebecca was fantastic. We'll be back soon

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

As expected, the Rattlesnake continues a stellar history of fine dining. Chef Frantz's creative spins on commonly seen menu items like burrata (his features grilled figs and pignoli) and gazpacho (lump crab & an herbed crema) keeps the seasonally changing bill of fare vibrant & the service is attentive & gracious. You could not do better on a nice summer's evening than the patio @ the 'Snake.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Service is solid and very attentive. We had a great table with a nice view of the dining room and the Detroit River. Food was very good and creative. Prices were a little high for the value.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The restaurant is lovely - we had a perfect table- everything was great! Our server was great but as it got more busy it was clear he had more tables to attend to and had to farm out the rest of our service (dessert menus/bill) but still the staff was all very professional and kind.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Scallops were some of the best I have had, my wife had the lamb chops, those were great as well.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

While quite empty for a Saturday night the Service was very good. They did not rush us nor neglect us.
It was pricey but did offer some unusual alternatives to toppings for the steaks which came out perfectly prepared. not much of a view

Tags: Seasonal
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