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Symposia's dining room - Symposia, Detroit, MI

Symposia

4.7
4.7
235 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 4 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. - 9:45 p.m.,Wed - Thu - 5:00 p.m. - 9:45 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 235 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Detroit

    Romantic

235 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. LindaB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, first visit! Staff was excellent! Food was well presented and very tasty! We will be back for other special occasions!

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  3. Madaj48117

    Detroit

    57 reviews

    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fruit fly in memosa, service was decent. Food average, auto 20% tip for party of four for a buffet is rediculous, they only bring drinks.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very average is all aspects. But it wasn’t bad either.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Main course was cold when it was brought out. Our waiter forgot the salad, too busy to take a picture, very nice but very frazzled. Kind of ruined our experience. Decaf was not fresh super bitter. Martini was basically at room temperature, not cold. Overall for the money we paid was not worth the value. Automatic gratuity was added on and NOT worth it.

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  6. JayB

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined with a larger party still received superb service, wonderful food and love the ambience. Would recommend for a special couples evening or outing with friends. also, love the fact that they validate valet parking at the hotel! No looking for parking in the city!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and server was very polite and made sure everything was good

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Sent steak back three times due to improper cooking temps. 3 times! That’s ridiculous. The excuse was they don’t use a thermometer and instead infrared control it. What!? 20% auto gratuity was applied for party of 5 when receipt clearly says they only implement this for parties of 6 and greater. Ordered additional carry out on separate check and 20% gratuity was also applied. When questioned why, the server acted frazzled and said it was an automatic thing but then said it was his fault and he would fix it. Food is wayyyy too expensive for what you’re getting. Filet was the cheapest thing on the menu. Although the restaurant is beautiful, all this put a sour taste in our mouths. Will not be returning.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing. Reza and Amanda were very sweet, great service, food was great. I will definitely go back. 

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience with excellent service!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were amazing! We definitely plan on coming back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Now this is the right fine dining restaurant to go to. Such nice and peaceful place to go to. Not loud, lightning is great, atmosphere is good, great service and good food. Perfect place, recommend it to everyone to try it.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! Drinks were very good. Staff was welcoming. Restaurant was beautiful. Will become a regular.

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  14. SimoneD

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and beautiful ambiance! The servers were polite and attentive.

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  15. FamilyFunFurFriends

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic!!! Everything was wonderful! The food was unbelievably great and the server (Michael) had great recommendations for my whole family. Not only did he take great care of us, his team did too! An absolutely terrific experience from beginning to end. Exquisite!!!

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  16. CarolF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4 people in our group; everyone enjoyed their dinner. The beef vol au vent and the scallops and the short ribs were all delicious. The service was attentive without being intrusive. And, there was no pulsing, booming "music." We could actually talk to each other!

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  17. JoyceD

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For my last evening in the Motor City, I wanted to dine at an upscale establishment and Symposia did not disappoint. Everything about this restaurant was top notch. I was impressed by the service that I received and the food was beyond scrumptious! The ambiance, interior design and the layout of the dining area was very pleasing. The sea scallops were absolutely amazing and the plate presentation was lovely. The entree was accompanied with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and a creamed spinach dish served in a pastry shell. My dining experience at Symposia is one I will never forget and thanks to my wonderful waitress (sorry…her name escapes me), I even got a chance to meet the chef! The restaurant manager, Mr. Ansaria, was a gem. Would I recommend this restaurant? Absolutely, in a heartbeat!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! Sally the waitress was absolutely fantastic she really took good care of us, chef Deron made us prime ribeye and filet mignon, it was perfectly crisp on the outside and melt in your mouth like butter on the inside (it was so good!), and the manager made sure everything went well. Thank you all for such a wonderful experience we’ll definitely be back, my boyfriend really enjoyed his birthday! Thanks again! 😃

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was top tier! Sooo good! I ordered the short rib and my fiancé ordered the branzino. Both were immaculate. The decor was beautiful and our server was funny, welcoming, and attentive. We went around 6pm on a Sunday and we were the only ones in the restaurant. No clue why this place isn’t packed. It truly is a gem.

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  20. Storm

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely fine dining experience! Excellent service, beautiful space, upscale decor and our compliments to the chef!

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  21. RodneyF

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice wait staff, very friendly and helpful. The appetizers were excellent. The main course was good, but our Filet was very well done and took forever to get corrected. The second one was so good and perfect, but the rest of the table was long done eating. They did not do anything to make up for it either, which I found very strange. Our waiter was replaced half way through service was quite odd, they had just opened for the night. I would try it again because of the appetizers alone!!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious so good definitely will be back ! Nice spot for date nice.

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  23. Yovsef2

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter did an amazing job on assisting us and helping us with whatever we need. The food and the vibes were amazing. Definitely would come back again.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The manager/staff were very accommodating, will come back again because of the service

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a 5 PM reservation on a week night and the entire restaurant to ourselves until after 6:30. The hostess greeted us in the hotel lobby and escorted us to our booth seating. Our server / sommelier was attentive, knowledgeable and just the right amount of conversational. The appetizer (beet salad), scallops & branzino, side dish & dessert were all fantastic.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! From the moment my sisters and I walked in the customer service was phenomenal. The food-perfection!  The ambience was beautiful❤️. We will be back! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

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  27. Alnglee

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Symposia was wonderful from start to finish! Highly recommended!

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  28. Fan21

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is wonderful and the space is perfect! Service was excellent from the time we walked into the restaurant. They also have a shuttle to take you to and from an event in the downtown area.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eric was our waiter such a big personality and was very charming and informative and helpful with helping us make great selections from the menu to eat from .

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  30. Nessreen

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good……………………………..::/…………………………………………..

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Symposia is a wonderful restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was spectacular. Will definitely come back!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eric our server was awesome!! If you ever go there, request him. He was so accommodating.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service friendly, nice, place to eat great food

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  34. Jagman

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every item was prepared great. Very surprised about the creamed spinach. It was extraordinary!!! Would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a fine dinner experience.

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  35. Lizh

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was what wonderful . Our server was superb web. H went above and beyond and arranged to get us to the Detroit Opera house. Only thing is I wish that the actual meal had a little more on the side dish. We could have ordered another side plate as an option. My rib eye steak was so perfectly cooked that I just enjoyed that the most.

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  36. PatienceW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience! The food, service, and ambience was equally great!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, maybe the best scallops I’ve ever had outside of the East Coast. Service was impeccable, free valet, great ambiance.

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  38. Thompson

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and elegant ambience.. Great service.. Great drinks.. Great food!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful experience. Everyone was exceptionally nice! However, I have never been to a 5 star restaurant that don’t offer a dessert when you dine in for your birthday.

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  40. SandraK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal!! Every plate we got from the filet to the lamb chops were literally amazing!! Definitely a must try.

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FAQs

Symposia is rated 4.7 stars by 235 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 4 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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