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Rattlesnake Club

300 River Place Dr, Ste 1900, Detroit, MI 48207-5068
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Ranked #58 of 955 restaurants in Detroit
Price range: $35 - $75
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Healthy
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: East Jefferson
Description: Locally Grown Since 1988! Detroit's finest dining experience celebrates 25 years of providing exceptional cuisine and award-winning service on the shores of the Detroit River & RiverWalk. Join us for lunch or dinner in our elegant Dining Rooms offering sweeping views of the River & city skylines. In the summer months, our Garden Terrace provides a lush, fragrant dining retreat in the busy city. The Rattlesnake Club’s kitchen lead by Executive Chef Chris Franz features the highest-quality local and seasonal foods. Enjoy our Prime Certified Angus Beef, the best of all Prime grade beef, and our non-farmed, sustainably-harvested Finfish & Shellfish. Our Wine List, prepared by Claudia Tyagi, Master Sommelier, presents rare & boutique wines both by-the-glass and in the bottle. An all-Michigan Craft Beer list complements a bar stocked with the finest products from around our state and around the globe. Don't miss our signature food & wine events such as wine maker dinners and tastings!Our Grill Room and Private Dining rooms, seating up to 100 guests, will add an intimate ambiance to your next dinner party. The Rattlesnake also offers use of the Stroh River Place Atriums, a breathtaking blend of marble, brick & glass, as the perfect event space to accommodate corporate functions, award galas, charity auctions and product launches for up to 1,000 people. Combine the Atrium space with our brick patio right on the Riverfront to create the downtown-Detroit wedding of your dreams! We look forward to seeing you at the ‘Snake!
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76% Recommend
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La Mesa, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My niece had her wedding out front just behind the river walk. Very picturesque spot for a wedding. The reception was inside in what is like the grand lobby for whatever offices are upstairs. The ceiling is worth looking up in the daytime. Food was quite tasty which isn't always true when serving a banquet size group.

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Washington, DC
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Although somewhat off-the-beaten path, the Rattlesnake Club's outdoor seating offers views of the river and seclusion from the cacophony of the nearby city. The night we were there was perfect, with a cool breeze and plenty of shade. The service and food did not quite live up to the standard of the setting, however. I had a kale and goat... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great food, ambiance and better than average service. Started with the Caesar salad with a perfect dressing, lite and flavorful. Had the chefs special salmon, seared with warm pink inside made to perfection. My sweetie had the Coriander scallops on angel hair, and again perfection. It was our anniversary and the gave us a flour less chocolate cake with the... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a 5 star restaurant in downtown Detroit on the river. Incredible appetizers and entree's. Known for their steaks, but every dish those in our party had was incredible. Not the cheapest place in town, but it is the best. Take someone you want to impress, or someone you want to treat. It will be a meal you will... More

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Mission Viejo, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our friends got married in the courtyard across the street and had their reception at the restaurant. The food was good but the drinks were awesome! If you are planning a wedding I'd recommend taking advantage of their open bar option. The bartenders made very strong drinks and were extremely nice! The layout and location of the restaurant are great... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We went to this place recommended by a colleague and we were not disappointed at all. It is a little expensive, but it worth it. I went with three other colleagues and everything we ordered was great. We started with the Michigan Cheese Course, I had the halibut with tomato and artichoke risotto, the others ordered the lamb, duck breast... More

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I returned to the Snake for Restaurant Week with 9 members of our Herd. This time a table for 10 was waiting in the dining room and we had a wonderful evening. The food choices were great, something for everyone and cooked to perfection. After that perfect Sazerac in the bar area (made by the best bartender ever!) I had... More

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Maumee, OH
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was my first visit to the Rattlesnake Club. We asked our waiter about the origin of the name and he didn't seem to know, but he was overall very attentive to my group. I ordered the goat cheese salad with kale for an appetizer which was a little sparse with the goat cheese and not all that flavorful. I... More

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Downtown Detroit has some good places to eat, but my favorite is the Rattlesnake. A longtime resident of it's home down by the water, the food has been dependably great for many years. Lots of choices, from fat steaks to delicious fish, all prepared with a deft hand. You can usually find a table without too much trouble. In the... More

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AlexRattles, Public Relations Manager at Rattlesnake Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Rattlesnake Club! We appreciate your comments and your patronage. We are thrilled that your dining experiences have been enjoyable and that you would recommend The Rattlesnake Club to your friends! We hope to see you again soon! More

Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I hosted a recognition dinner with colleagues here. The service was great. Food was good. Bar manager Faruk is an absolute delight. This restaurant gem is well worth visiting. I plan to go back soon. Get Faruk to make you a Hummer after dinner. Heaven-ly!!

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AlexRattles, Public Relations Manager at Rattlesnake Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Rattlesnake Club! We appreciate your comments and your patronage. We are thrilled that your dining experience was enjoyable! Farouk leaves a lasting impression on many and he will be happy to hear that you were pleased with his service - and the Hummer! We hope to see you again soon! More

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