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Symposia's dining room - Symposia, Detroit, MI

Symposia

4.7
4.7
244 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Symposia is a Mediterranean-inspired fine dining restaurant, located within the Atheneum Suite Hotel, minutes away from all major concert and event venues. We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests and a shuttle to major events.

Symposia highlights the Mediterranean region inspired by Greece, Italy, Spain and more. Signature dishes include Roasted Beet with whipped feta, pickled strawberry, green harissa; Spanish octopus with Romesco, Yukon potato, and Chorizo Iberico; Australian Lamb Chop; Amish Half Bird, with harissa, crème fraiche and an olive oil cake with pistachio, orange, honey-whipped Greek yogurt.

The space evokes a Mediterranean landscape with pops of white and sea blue alongside materials like stone and wood. Symposiums of ancient times were used as a space to gather, drink, and dine in celebration. In that same spirit, Symposia provides a welcoming atmosphere for family and friends to gather while savoring our unique cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, European, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (313) 962-9366
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Located in the Atheneum, this full service hotel offers a variety of private event spaces for up to 80 people.
  • Neighbourhood
    Detroit
  • Cross Street
    Located on the corner of Lafayette & Brush Streets, inside the Atheneum
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Detroit People Mover, Greektown Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Valet Parking

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.,Wed - Thu - 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.,Fri - Sat - 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Complimentary valet parking at the Atheneum Suite Hotel available for all Symposia dinner guests. Complimentary shuttle also available for dinner guests, on a first come, first serve basis, to major concerts and events in the downtown area.

What 244 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Ambience

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Detroit

    Best Ambience

  • Detroit

    Romantic

  • Detroit

    Good for special occasions

244 Reviews
  1. Mike

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All I can say is Wow were we pleasantly surprised. Every thing was spot on perfect. Great Service, Food, and Value. One of the best dining experiences I have had in awhile. We will definitely be returning soon.

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  2. BetsyW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our experience at Symposia. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Our server was personable, knowledgeable, and professional. She provided recommendations and insights about some popular dishes. We had the cured olives and feta starter. The feta was creamy and the olives were savory. The house bread was served with salted butter and a kalamata olive tapenad. We ordered a Caesar salad to share. The dressing was good and the baked bread croutons were a delicious addition. My partner ordered the Amish half bird. We were thoroughly informed about the significant spiciness of the chicken - which my partner confirmed and enjoyed. I had the prime filet which was seasoned well and cooked perfectly. The asparagus that accompanied the filet was spiced particularly well too. The decor and ambiance of Symposia was beautiful and comfortable. We would return to Symposia for future dining.

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  3. Hmmm

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I did a doggy bag and had my food box for me. However when I got home it was not my food not sure what happen all there was, was a chunk of meat which I was not what I was eating a total different meat. My mashed potatoes gravy and asparagus was missing.

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  4. 2FlyCulinaryAddict

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Loved the Mother’s Day Brunch as well as The Father’s Day Dinner!!!

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  5. Kinch

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff from the manager Reza to our server Amanda bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. Our recent visit was only our second time, and Amanda remembered us, even remembering what table we had had. Everyone in our group liked their food, without exception. Our friends on this are restaurant mavens, and they are ready to make it a regular stop. The drinks are generous, and the room is attractive. It is also a very attractive and comfortable room. And the big surprise .... We live in the New Center area and took the Q-Line for our first visit to Symposia. At our table we were talking about the best way to walk back to Woodward, and Amanda told us their shuttle could take us home. We had a comfortable ride with a charming driver, Captain Thoney, and he dropped us at our door. He also told us that he would also be glad to pick us up for our next visit. So for our second time, we rode in style both ways. It probably wouldn't work if you live in West Bloomfield, but it was great for us. Symposia is going to become one of our regular stops.

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  6. CaitlinM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were very excited to come here because of the good reviews but our experience was just ok. The food was good, not great and over priced for what you get. I would say the atmosphere could use a lot of improvement. The restaurant is very small, they played what sounded like elevator music the entire time and for the price of our dinner, I believe there are way better options in Detroit as far as food, liveliness and atmosphere.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Symposia is a wonderful place to go for dinner, especially to celebrate a special occasion. The food is outstanding, and the service is perfect. Our server, Amanda, was exceedingly attentive, without being intrusive. She enhanced our celebration. The decor in this restaurant is beautiful and unique. It is comfortable, and there is something interesting to see in every direction. The salads were unusual and delicious. The portions were substantial, but we did not feel as if we were overeating. Our experience was so enjoyable that we are seeking another special occasion to justify dining at Symposia again soon.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievability refined dining in Downtown Detroit. A true hidden gem that is a shining star. First class service, with even better cuisine!

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  9. ErikP

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a good experience. Octopus appetizer was delicious as were the scallops as an entree. Unfortunately, the lamb chops did not live up to the rave reviews of our server. One of the four were cooked to a medium rare temperature as requested. Others were medium well, no pink center whatsoever. Service started off great. Very attentive and pleasant. Once entrees were served, we did not see the waiter again until dishes had been cleared. Would definitely try again, but would likely pick another entree selection.

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  10. KishaC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful from start to finish. Delicious food and elegant decor!

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FAQs

Symposia is rated 4.7 stars by 244 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Symposia

1000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226-2906

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located on the corner of Lafayette & Brush Streets, inside the Atheneum
  • Neighbourhood
    Detroit
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, European, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Detroit People Mover, Greektown Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (313) 962-9366
  • Private party facilities
    Located in the Atheneum, this full service hotel offers a variety of private event spaces for up to 80 people.
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