The Rattlesnake Club

4.3
1279 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Quirky and slightly outdated decor. Food was good and service was great. Would have been better with a bigger crowd, it was empty that night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server, Marsha, was fantastic, but she didn’t seem to have a lot if support. Waited quite a while for drinks and simple requests. Marsha apologized several times.

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JohnG
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Pretty expensive place but the food was very good. We were surprised that it was so empty on a Saturday night. Service was fair. Had to ask for more bread, drinks etc. As slow as they were it surprised us that we had to ask for everything. I would go again if we are in Detroit.

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DavidK
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A creative menu that made the choices for dinner interesting. Everything that we ordered was really very good.

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RandallR
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perch was excellent, dessert was outstanding and the coffee was great. Service was outstanding also.

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Staff was very pleasant but not well trained. Food was ok but certain dishes were not well done. For instance salads were way over dressed. For these prices would expect great service and excellent food which this was not.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was outstanding but the service was horrible. The server took a long time to get to us and there were only three tables of people in the restaurant. Additionally, they gave us a dinner menu so after we ordered, they had to come back and change our order. Finally, although the food was outstanding, I feel it was overpriced, especially for lunch.

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Mimi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance is superb! The appetizers were outstanding...the main courses were a bit underwhelming (surprisingly served room temperature and was devoid of flavor). However, after expressing the concerns...they were gracious; apologetic and very accommodating. Overall, I would give it 4 stars. Thanks Rattlesnake Club.

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rcbooth
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had a very enthusiast waitress who took our drink orders right away. We had to wait for quite a while before a server came with a bread basket, then longer still before our waitress came back. Our first course was delicious, and very enjoyable. Our main course was the Lamb Wellington. When it arrived it was immediately obvious that it had been over-cooked. Mine was a little past medium whereas my guest's was medium well - mostly brown. Though my guest did eat some of the lamb, we did complain. The waitress took the plate to the chef to let him know - which is all we asked - to pass on the information. The waitress returned with the plate, with a comment from the chef that it wasn't all over done. WITH HER FINGERS started to pry apart the lamb to show us! This was really quite appalling and should never happen at any restaurant, especially one like the Rattlesnake. The chef offered complimentary desserts in apology. The owner is a friend, and we will let her know what happened. It should not have. Makes me sad. I've always loved the Rattlesnake.

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vipDiner
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Fall menu and we were not disappointed! Started with the Crispy Brussel Sprouts for an appetizer! Flavor was outstanding with a smoked pepper drizzle. I had the hazelnut encrusted scallops with pumpkin risotto! I was craving it the next day! Hubby had the apple cider soaked duck breast. He said it was cooked to perfection. Also enjoyed a bottle of Spanish wine which was recommended by the GM. Couldn’t of asked for a better server, very attentive! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was bad. The restaurant was less than half full and the waitstaff still seemed to be flustered. Our waitress seemed to be annoyed while taking our order. The steaks are way overpriced for the quality.

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AmyF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Rattlesnake Club had a nice atmosphere and the service was great. Our waitress made us feel very comfortable and didn't rush us at all. The scallops were great, the steak was good but a little overpriced in my opinion. The rest of the food was very good.

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vipMvanKleef
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and food! I have not heard about it before and was very pleased! Definitelly a hidden Gem in Detroit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went there with friends. We indicated we had never been there before. We were all the way from Arizona and went there because of the reviews.
The service was slow, the food was undercooked and came out cold. It was very obvious the people I our party didn’t like the food, 75% of it was still on their plates, and nobody took the time to figure out the obvious...
I spent over $750 and was nothing but dissatisfied. I could go on and on..... I would not recommend this establishment to anyone.

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Margaret
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rattlesnake doesn't miss! The crab cakes, salmon, scallops, fried oysters---all superb!

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Lisa
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to the Rattlesnake every year for our anniversary dinner. Each year we are wowed by the warm hospitality, the seasonal menu, the beautiful views. We look forward to coming and are never disappointed, from the moment you walk in the door you're treated VIP. Thank you Rattlesnake Club for always making our anniversary dinner so special:)

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vipPerinouk
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Really nice food. But, they advertise a gluten free menu and they only have one entree that is gluten free. And, no gluten free bread. Really?

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Marsha was phenomenal, patient, informative pleasant. We did not feel rushed, and enjoyed the very special recipes for each item we ordered. OK

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Margaret
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prosciutto & Peach Salad and Seared Sea Scallops wt pappardelle: outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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CherylM
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special occasion when dining at The Rattlesnake Club. Linen tablecloths and excellent service. We enjoyed the summer menu and look forward to the fall entrees. You can’t beat the Fischer Theater Promotion. A classic restaurant with a contemporary vibe! Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the pleasure of dining here on Saturday it was amazing and I’ll definitely be back ❤️❤️❤️

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VinceS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a classic place that does not disappoint in terms of value and quality of service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great. Food was really good. Great service

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RheaK
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the meal and our server Edward was very attentive and friendly

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vipJchildwantab
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my “go to” restaurant for business meetings. Excellent service and it was a lovely day to dine on the patio. Had the Mexican Street Corn Salad with grilled shrimp a new addition to lunch selections. Delicious!!

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RRiverwalk
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Memorable location, food, and service. I had returned after many years of absence. I'm glad I did.

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WilliamW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Brandon, was very knowledgeable about the menu and made exceptional cocktails. He was very attentive and responsive. My wife had an unexpected spice level on her original meal, but, Brandon made it right. The seating was in full view of the river and our whole party had an enjoyable evening. The quality of the food was excellent and a good value for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was wonderful and the service was terrible. Not a busy night and we had little attention. Once our food arrived someone in our party had already ordered a glass of wine to come with dinner but we couldn’t locate our server. By the time she showed up we were halfway through our meal. Construction on the street makes it a little difficult to get to.

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vippct1949
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday there with my family. It was an excellent meal and the restaurant is lovely.

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LisaH
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rattlesnake is one of Detroit's not-so-secret places that never fails to deliver. I haven't been there in years, and always wonder why we don't frequent it more. This time we sat on the patio, and could see the freighters and speed boats going by on the river, in the distance. The meal was delicious -- salads combined very interesting flavors of the season and the gulf shrimp entree I had was beautifully prepared with a kick of barbecue sauce. A memorable evening!

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MArko
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Outdoor area was wonderful. Was disappointed that more people weren't there.

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azar
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and good service. We like to come to this restaurant very often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice venue for a celebration dinner.

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MarioD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our first visit to the restaurant.The ambiance was not what I expected, very bright red booths.
Unfortunately could not sit on the patio due to weather which was disappointing as the garden patio looks lovely. Edward was the server and he was quite attentive. The service overall was very good.
The selection of breads and the small details of the service was very nice.
The valet parking across the street is a definite bonus. We were celebrating a birthday and received a piece of cake with Happy Birthday written on the plate. That was a nice surprise and again nice small detail that makes the evening that little bit extra special. The wine selection they have is quite plentiful.
We had the summer menu and the choices were also plentiful.
Would go back again to sit on patio and sip on wine and watch the beautiful scenery .

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dandie
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rattlesnake never disappoints.
We always go for birthdays/anniversary. Service/food/ambiance unbeatable.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We attempted to sit outside, and construction was "out of control" loud with jack hammers breaking pavement ect. . We came back inside and a tour bus full of senior citizens showed up. I would rate the food "ok" to good, and the ambiance horrible.

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LisaI
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Wouldn’t recommend unless you’re down there for a concert. Portions are small and pricey. Service was not great. Forgot our drinks and offered to bring them after we were done eating. Food is pricey and portions are small. Not really worth the money. A lot of better restaurants out there for the money. I asked for my vegetable on the side and apparently that was an unusual request and the waitress didn’t know if it was possible. That’s ridiculous.

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KB3000
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greatly impressed with the attention to service, hospitality, and congeniality of everyone there. The food was as expected, very good. But the human touch was appreciated.

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Jjp14
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our wait staff was very attentive. Food was amazing. We were celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. We were served a special Happy Anniversary dessert too!

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