Roast - A Michael Symon Restaurant

4.5
4315 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Roast- A Michael Symon Restaurant is all things meat! Including wood fired Dry Aged Steaks, Rotisserie meats, Charcuterie and Heritage meats. Roast also offers fresh seafood. With Mediterranean inspired flavors and textures, Roast is an upscale restaurant that highlights Iron Chef Michael Symon's unique ability to blend old and new into cutting edge cuisine!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American
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Hours of Operation
Dinner Service: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm-6:30pm
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Phone number
(313) 961-2500
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Kirk Whittemore
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Michigan
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Parking Details
Roast guests primarily use the valet service offered by the hotel. Valet is $12 with validation at the host stand.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4315 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.4
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Detroit
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our first time coming to Roast and the experience was nothing short of amazing. The service was amazing and our waitress was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and provided excellent service all night. The roasted bone marrow was killer. The steaks we ordered were cooked to perfection and seasoned just right. The brussel sprouts and walnuts side was super flavorful, but the spinach and feta au gratin was out of bounds! I highly recommend it. Overall the experience was being excellent, the specialty cocktail was a little limited, but serviceable. If you're in the downtown area don't miss out.

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TG
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Rib eye was wonderful. Smoked pork chop was good. Food was very good but not phenomenal for the price. However the deserts were amazing. Such balance. An apple cinnamon cheese cake and chocolate pudding cake.

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H
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal very much. Had the bone-in rib eye for a special treat and loved the French onion soup. Our waiter did such a great job of guiding us through a perfect meal. Always seemed to be there when we wanted anything and very kind and helpful but never intrusive. Westin employees were striking outside which was exceptionally noisy and a tad chaotic but it definitely did not ruin our dinner. Looking forward to our next visit!

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G
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent steaks, but we’re not sure if the dry-aging appeal was really worth the extra money.

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

My mother received her steak undercooked, which was recommended by the server. It came out medium rare and the cut was chewy. My mother normally enjoys her meat cooked to medium to medium-plus, so it was quite disappointing. There's nothing too special of the food you receive for the price you pay.
I would be back for happy hour for their cocktails, but their appetizers and entrees are over-priced.

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TL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Wine by glass selection poor. Value fair. Wouldn't go again. Did not like family style for the price of meal. Chairs are old and sagging.

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HD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was excellent, overall wonderful upscale dining experience. Unfortunately there was a strike for the Westin hotel happening outside the restaurant that caused quite a bit of noise and disrupted the ambiance of the typically relaxing atmosphere; but the staff was kind enough to move us to a table behind the bar that was much more insulated from the commotion. I would definitely revisit... once the strike is over. I do hope the hotel staff win their reasonable living wage soon!

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R
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I each had the rib eye and they were excellent. Cooked to perfection and very flavorful

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m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We were disappointed in our visit. The dining room was very dark. Although the honeycrisp apple salad was very good, the onion soup had several onion skins in it. The entrees (NY strip and smoked pork chop) were ok but not amazing.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again we had just a terrific meal. Food was outstanding and service ideal. Glad we tried chicken livers with polenta..delicious and unique!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant, excellent good, service was outstanding, great experience

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J
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I made reservations for my wife's birthday while staying at the MGM. Very nice place but the food was just ok. The salad was basic and plain. I ordered a ribeye medium and got medium rare, asked for it to be put back on and it still came back under cooked. No apology from the waitress either. It wasnt taken off the bill nor did I ask or expect it to be but I would of thought some attempt to make the situation better would have been made. The service was good but not top notch. We still tipped the appropriate amount but may not come back.

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EZ
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had one of the best meals ever. Scallops done to perfection. Filet melted in your mouth. Sides of mushrooms and rosemary fries were plenty for two of us. The Bar, a deconstructed S'more all house made, with salted caramel ice cream was excellent. Service was spot on showing up just as I thought about asking for something. Housed in the remodeled Book Cadillac hotel, the evening was a first class experience overall.

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2
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

The food was very disappointing! Would not recommend it to anyone !

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OT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The smoked pork was delicious and the creamy polenta was amazing! My husband had the Ribeye which was tender and delicious. The drinks were also amazing, they were true craft cocktails. A bit expensive but a good spot for a special occasion!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food ok but no "wow factor".
Main course sides were very rich.
Parking valet was rude and REFUSED to park my car after waiting at the traffic light for 6 cycles

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MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Unbelievable food. Great wait staff. Definitely will be back.

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NB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We found our meal to be good, but nothing particularly memorable. Dry aged steak was flavorful and cooked well. Scallops were nothing extraordinary. French onion soup was solid. Charcuterie board needs work. Good wine selection as well. All in all, a good steak house, but nothing significantly better than others in and around Detroit.

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m
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We were advised by waiter to order all at once & then it could be brought out course by course as we finished.
We were done with our salad, neither finished it, for quite a while before someone asked if we were done & took away plates. Waited quite a bit for next course & whn I asked waiter if entree was coming, we had a concert to go to, he said they don’t serve next course till 1st one done & I should have advised him. Again, He told us initially it would flow course to course - but no one had asked if we were done so we could go to next. He almost seemed a little indignant. I was a little disappointed in the food, vegs over cooked & polenta, potatoes average.

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SL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best ‘overall’ dining experiences we have had while traveling. Loved that the hostess and waiter both were wearing jeans...we were too! That ‘casual’ dress was welcoming and appreciated, set the tone for an enjoyable dining experience. Thank you for being open on a Monday, we would been sad to miss out with only one night to dine out before flying home.

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RE
Toledo
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve stayed at the Westin more times than I can count. We love spending time downtown and do so as after as possible. I still cannot believe this is the first time we have had dinner at Roast. I had the lamb Shank and my wife had the Filet. I am a huge lover of lamb and I can safely say this was probably a top 5 meal or me. The wine list is inclusive and I found a nice Amaronne that paired very well with the lamb. My wife’s filet was cooked perfectly. I have to say though that the best part of the meal for me were the fresh oysters. I wouldn’t have thought that oysters that fresh were possible in downtown Detroit but they were. All in all this is probably my new favorite restaurant. The service was second to none and the food was worth the drive from Toledo.

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SG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice night out, wonderful food and service.

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CR
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing as usual and the service was great! Made for an enjoyable anniversary!

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MM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ribeye was fabulous! Server Amy was great! Food a little pricey!

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CP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Steak was grisly. Not great for the price. ($56) Lamb shank was good. The vegetable sides are average and bring up the bill. Missed the “Roast” offering that gave this place it’s name. Nice ambiance but need more for the cost.

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f
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was our anniversary and when I made the reservation I put that down. The waiter introduced himself, Kevin, and wished us a happy anniversary. Kevin was attentive, suggestions for entrees were spot on. We ordered desert and it came with Happy Anniversary written on a piece of white chocolate and a candle. Food was great, we both had the filet and it was cooked to our liking. I recommend the Mac and Cheese and the spinach au graten as sides.

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h
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing , the food was great and I would definitely be back again

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m
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated my parents’ 50th anniversary with an amazing meal and all-around wonderful evening.

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OT
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Trip to Detroit to go to Ann Arbor for Michigan game.

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LE
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Somewhat "heavy" on the spices, each side seemed to mimic the main entre - carrots, brussel sprouts, and mushrooms were very much like the filet mignon in taste and similar spice. Carrots were undercooked.

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r
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Overall the experience here was good - however the food was not overly impressive for the cost. I'm a frequent guest at another upscale steakhouse in Troy and this food didn't even compare. The cook was a little off and the flavor wasn't great.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

I ordered the Lamb Shank and I didn't really care for it and my husband's steak was very underwhelming. The appetizer and drinks were delicious. Our Waitress was very friendly.

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AD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The rosemary fries were amazing. I could have ate those and been just fine. I got the hanger steak and it lacked salt. My husband got the burger and he said it was good but the fries was also his favorite. At the end of our anniversary meal they brought us a white chocolate candy that said Happy Anniversary, so that was nice. Overall it was good just the lack of salt on my steak was a let down.

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OT
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints!! Great place, great food and awesome service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Very disappointed for the money ! Steak was chewy and hard to eat.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

It was my wedding anniversary and they sat us less than a foot away from other guests. I never felt like i could have a good conversation with my wife because we were basically sitting at the same table of strangers.

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CR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful menu. We loved our meals and didn’t save room for dessert. Great service and definitely a destination for a special event (birthday)

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j
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food outstanding, wine fantastic, great everything

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m
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and ambience. Steak was cold.

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CN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The steaks are amazing and the cheese cake and bar desert had so many little touches.

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