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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)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
interesting new detroit restaurant

located in the westin book cadillac hotel. great service; interesting but very rich menu. beautiful decor, but dark and a bit too noisy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
rocky river ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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rocky river ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

located in the westin book cadillac hotel. great service; interesting but very rich menu. beautiful decor, but dark and a bit too noisy.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband and I decided to get out of town for a much needed break. We decided to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary with a weekend rondevu in Detroit. A friend where he is employed had recommended Michael Symon's Roast as he and his wife had been there many times and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We made reservations on line... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As a frequent traveler to the Detroit market, I've found that Roast is my favorite restaurant. The food is always top notch as well as the waitstaff and bartending crew.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We went for our anniversary and were sadly disappointed. The bartender couldn't make a standard cocktail. The bone marrow appetizer left you wanting. The lamb and prime rib entrees we chose were significantly overpriced for the run of the mill quality. The recommended side of brussel sprouts were overcooked and the rosemary was missing from the rosemary fries. The service... More 

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Austin, Texas
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17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I was really looking forward to dinner at Roast. It was the highlight of my trip to Detroit. Sadly, it was pretty disappointing. We had the grilled octopus as our first course which was nice. (I always get excited when I see octopus on a restaurants menu.) The wine selection was pretty good, but not great. We ordered the porterhouse... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited with family for graduation, Ambiance was great and the waitress was very knowledgeable and articulate. We did have to tell her to stop refilling our wine glasses so quickly. The food was not as good as expected. We were a party of six and four of the six were disappointed with their entree.

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Rochester, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After some research, my wife and I decided to check out Roast's happy hour for food and drinks at the bar. This seemed to be the perfect solution before heading to a ball game or in our case to see Steve Winwood at the Fillmore which is only a short walk up Woodward. They open at 4 PM and start... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I had dinner during a business trip and while staying in the Westin. My waitress Elizabet was super swift and professional and helped me to ensure that my dietary requirements were met. I opted for the kale salad as a starter which was awesome, a filet mignon with crab bearnaise for mains and the Brussels sprouts with walnuts as a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very knowledgeable and articulate waiters. Great food and wine selection. What more can you ask for in terms of fine dining in city center Detroit.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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112 reviews 112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our party of seven enjoyed a wonderful meal of various entrees of steaks, pork, fish and assorted sides for sharing. Our waiter Brian V was fantastic answering all of our questions, making spot-on recommendations, and even dividing our check to accommodate business travelers. It was a great experience, and I look forward to a repeat visit soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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