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Michael Symon's Roast

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Steakhouse, Contemporary
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1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-1907 (State)
313-961-2500
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ambience and food!!!

Nice ambience, food was also very good... Had the steak, that was just awesome! Pretty nice and attentive wait staff... All in all a good dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice ambience, food was also very good... Had the steak, that was just awesome! Pretty nice and attentive wait staff... All in all a good dinner.

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Annandale, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Like the name, heavy on the meat. Very nice room. Affable service. Food is very good although not unique. A bit pricey given that it is Detroit (better value at Angelina).

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Because I have several allergy issues, I am the worst patron of a boutique restaurant. That being said, this venue did absolutely everything they could to meet my needs.The primary responsibility of the diner is to let the waiters know the issues! A gem of a restaurant, Roast serves everything from “roast beast”—the meat of the day, which was goat... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stopped in for quick appetizers. Had the octopus and mac n cheese. The octopus was okay but the mac n cheese was probably one of the best I've ever had. They have 1/2 price apps during happy hour from 4-6:00 or 6:30 but it is only during the week so we weren't able to take advantage of it. The place... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Been here a handful of times and never had a bad meal. If you are there during happy hour, get the Roast Burger, if you are not hungry split it with somebody but you owe it to yourself to taste it. For dinner, based on experience, I would not recommend going for a standard steak. My strongest recommendation is the... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were staying overnight at the Westin Book Cadillac, to which this restaurant is attached, and had booked to see the Bob Dylan concert at the Fox Theatre. The bar was busy with a convivial and inviting atmosphere. Our bartender was friendly, professional and attentive. Having had a late lunch and a concert deadline we were not wanting a full... More 

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I've been to this great establishment a few times and it never has disappointed. The food is excellent, service is exceptional and atmosphere is awesome too. It is a bit pricey but not out of line for the quality of meal served. The waitstaff is always spot on and the drink menu was interesting and good. The main dining room... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Overall, the food I've had at Roast has been good. Not GREAT, but good. For the prices and hype, I'd expect great. Here's the good. On our last trip we had EXCELLENT service, our server was prompt and informed, and understood that we were tired and didn't want to linger of a 3 hour dinner. We LOVED the Tuna Poke... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

And both nights we had dinner at Roast! Make sure you get there. Pork, lamb, Short Ribs, the Beast, are all close to perfectly prepared. Because the food is respected, the favors shine through. We tried many different sides: asparagus, spinach and feta, brussel sprouts, even ramps. All were perfection. Great wine, whiskey and beer selections. Waiters were trained to... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Roast provides a great experience, the service was wonderful and the servers provide excellent information about the food. Spring for the complete meal, order a couple interesting appetizers, entrees, maybe a side dish. If you want dessert, keep it simple, the more complex desserts are not that good (dessert and the very large bill made me give Roast four stars).... More 

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Additional Information about Michael Symon's Roast

Address: 1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-1907
Phone Number: 313-961-2500
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $60 to $100
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-1907
    (State)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: 313-961-2500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $60 to $100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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