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“Food and Service are fantastic!”
Review of Saltwater at MGM Grand - CLOSED

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Saltwater at MGM Grand
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bagley
Reviewed June 26, 2012

We ate at Saltwater 2 times when we stayed at the MGM recently. The food is really good, a diverse menu and also an extensive wine list. We had a fantastic waiter who really made the whole experience that much better.
Food allergies are handled with ease , so don't let special requests stop you from trying this special restaurant.

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Thank diamondgirl22
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

We recently went to Saltwater for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful experience. The drinks, food, and service were all very good as would be expected for a nice restaurant. The Maitake Mushroom Tempura appetizer was a particular favorite. It's also worth mentioning that although there are no specific vegetarian options on the menu, the staff was very accommodating for a guest with a special dietary request.

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Thank neovox
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

This was my 2nd trip there & the food was excellent! Had the filet which was pricey but wonderful & TENDER... the cook needs a raise! Also had carmelized brussel sprouts & was pleasantly surprised by the flavor- ambiance was nice, quiet- almost forgot I was inside the mgm grand casino!!! Loved it!!

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Thank divaoffdexter
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

We had a dinner with 12 people in a private room. We were disappointed. The restaurant had only provided one waitress to help us, and she was also clearly busy serving other tables in the main dining room. The food ranged from good to bad. Appetizers, including seafood platters, were quite good. The main course, a piece of swordfish, was poor and one of the worst pieces of swordfish I have ever had. We did not try the deserts.

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Thank GracieDog
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

When Saltwater first opened in October 2007 along with the rest of MGM Detroit, the wait to get into the place was well over an hour. This Michael Mina outpost (next door is Bourbon Steak also owned by MM and still preferred) started with a Maitre' de from a 5 star establishment to handle all the guests.

Then came the great recession and $50 filets of fresh fish were no longer in style. Gone was the Maitre' de, the menu revised itself to become more of a bistro, yet we never knew what kind of experience to expect with the change. The decor remained the same with it's huge round bar in the front with fresh shellfish piled high.

Now in 2012 with the Detroit economy better and MGM packing in the crowds especially on weekends, the Saltwater of old is back (thankfully no Maitre de) and GM Marc Peyer has the place back on track.

We started with their signature ahi tuna tartare that is prepared table side and served with delectable crackers. In fact, you may want to order 2-3 of these and be done. This was followed with a Caesar salad, perhaps the most overrated salad of all time and most are awful. This one uses whole leaves tossed with fresh dressing and parma cheese. Excellent.

The best treat of all are their homemade rolls. They are hot, soft, a hint of sweet glazed with a hint of melted flavored butter (just a hint is all that is needed). You will eat more than one basket of these.

One selection they kept on from the bistro menu was their fish and chips which we had to try. Amazing and so is the tarter sauce. Fresh tuna and other fish selections were plenty and very good. Sides include their smashed potatoes (YIKES!), Mac and Cheese (More YIKES!) and yes, they have some veggies which are also tasty.

As you can tell, fresh fish and seafood can yield high calories and fat content. But heck, you are at the MGM Grand, dining in a Vegas restaurant decor and enjoying wine from a Wine Spectator selection that rivals any restaurant served up by Mick, the amazing Sommelier. All is good.

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