The Rattlesnake Club

4.4
1176 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Enjoy award-winning cuisine by Executive Chef Jeff Lanctot while taking in the view of the big city skyline & Canada's shore. In the warmer months, our Garden Terrace offers our complete menu & service complemented by river breezes, just steps from the Detroit RiverWalk. Entertain your guests in style in one of five private dining rooms or let our professional catering staff come to you.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Lunch Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm;
Dinner Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(313) 567-4400
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jeff Lanctot
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Catering
Our on- and off-site catering possibilities are virtually endless. Events ranging from 2-2000 guests, casual to elegant, corporate to private, your place or ours, we can do it all in our signature, first-class fashion. Let The Rattlesnake handle every detail of your next event!
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Cross Street
East Jefferson
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Parking Details
Adjoining valet & private lot, well secured. $5 valet parking, $4 self parking.
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Special Events & Promotions
The Rattlesnake's Happy Hour happens every Tuesday-Friday from 4-7PM featuring bar specials and a fun Small Plates & Shareables menu in our comfy bar & lounge. Follow us on Facebook so you don't miss any of our Chef's Dinners, Wine/Cocktail Tastings, Cooking Classes or Holiday Brunches. Tell your friends - #MeetMeAtTheSnake!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1176 People Are Saying
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JD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Horrible wait staff. Save your money and go somewhere where they actually have their act together! After asking to move tables, our waitress said that another server would take over. However, no other server showed up. When the hostess was alerted to this, she did absolutely nothing. Now I understand why their dining room was half empty at 7 pm on a Saturday night. Thank you so much Rattlesnake Club for ruining our special anniversary dinner!

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing place! We go here for our anniversary, generally pretty quiet, depends on who you sit next to. Overall amazing place

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service, server had great recommendations and was knowledgeable about the menu

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere, but our server wasn’t very knowledgeable on the details of the menu and seemed to be nervous and not very confident. The food was good, but the attention to detail all around in our whole experience wasn’t as high end service that it use to be!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Had a great time here. The atmosphere is lovely and their was plenty of privacy. Food was delicious! We did have 8 people and 2 of the plates came out wrong, but mistakes happen and they handled it well.

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R
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent and they gave us a complementary dessert for our anniversary.

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RS
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We were one of 3 tables on the patio and there were two servers, yet we waited to long to be served and to get the meals. Our dining time was 6:15 and the restaurant inside had only a couple of diners.
Sitting outside was nice but be warned there are honey bees all over.
The beet salad was very good. The calamari and shrimp appetizer was 95% calamari. I wouldn't order it again.
$68 for two salads and 1 appetizer.

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TD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

A hiccup of sorts . . . My wife and I have been to the Rattlesnake Club a number of times and have had memorable meals/experiences. Last Saturday night, we ordered dinner with a cheese course, wine (nice Oregon Pinot Noir) and it all came out great. With dinner, my meal came out but my wife's halibut did not come out at the same time. I waited a bit thinking it was on its way. Our waiter, Greg, came by after the expediter brought out my meal to check on us. We told him that Julie's dish had not yet come out. He checked with the kitchen, apologized, and put in the order quickly. The halibut was properly prepared, but the orzo was not. It seemed rushed because it was.

Greg handled it properly bu buying us a cocktail and taking the halibut off of the bill.

I'd still go back given our long history, but it just goes to show everyone can have a bad day once in a while.

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SH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love the location close to the Riverwalk. Beautiful grounds and view.

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P
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

I enjoyed a delicious gluten free quinoa vegaterian dish along with a glass of red wine. I would have ordered a second drink but our waiter was very slow to check in with us after our food was delivered.

Otherwise we enjoyed our dinner.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I expected a lot more from this restaurant. Not the highest end dining, but we had empty wine and beer bottles sit on our table, had to ask for refills and for serving spoons for our side dishes, had to ask for an extra plate for a split dinner and were offered a bread plate (to split a 16oz Strip, which was ordered as a split). Were offered 1 dessert menu as a table of 4. Just a lot of sloppy, small things that will push this restaurant out of competing with the others downtown. We went on a Friday at 6:30 and there were maybe 4-5 tables.

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D
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

I moved to Charlotte about 6 years ago and this is the first time I’ve been back to this restaurant since then. The food is decent and the prices are reasonable, but something is just missing. I definitely think they need to update the look of the restaurant. It’s so dated and underwhelming for such a fantastic location. The playing was rather boring and the wine list was smaller than most restaurants. I’d give it another try when I’m back in town.

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

We had a great dinner. Great service. My tuna was delicious.

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

Great food with subtle flavors. Attentive waitstaff. Cosmopolitan decor. Quiet - no blaring TVs or background music.

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CC
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

While in the D for the Jazz Festival, enjoyed an amazing meal here. Attentive service, creative entrees for gluten-free & vegetarian/vegans, yet my husband really enjoyed the tuna. Particularly enjoyed the Hemingway cocktail. Ambience is classy and uncluttered. A gem. We will be there again next year!

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

Steak was great, Calamari was just so-so.

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GG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

A giant disappointment in service. Fresh and delicious food that took a while, though half the restaurant was empty. Too many errors and insults from service staff. I went for my anniversary and our evening was soiled by abrasive attitude and forgetful service.

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ZS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s been a while. We were not disappointed. Thank you Brandon!

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I
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice restaurant. Had the lake perch and it was really good. Service was very attentive. The only negative was the the restaurant was pretty empty at 7PM on a Friday night.

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H
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great date dinner with my wife. Excellent meal, great service and an all around beautiful place.

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DG
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Service was very slow due to staff being short handed... they did comp a glass of wine after a very long wait... had to ask for the comp.....

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f
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had lunch here with friends and sat outside. It was a beautiful sunny, breezy day, so it was very
pleasant. The food at lunch was so good, that we decided to come back for lunch a few days later.
Dinner was delicious, I had lamb loin, sliced and served with a delicious corn polenta. The other couple
shared a large rib steak, with several side dishes. My husband had a fish dish. All in all, we all really
enjoyed our meals. Nice ambience, good service, and good food, what more could you ask for. We will
definitely return.

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NG
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I have been to the Rattlesnake several times and this experience was a huge disappointment. Our service was awful !!! The side dishes did not arrive until after we were done eating dinner. One of our guests dinner was terrible and not eatable. The Server just picked it up and made no comment and did not return! We telephoned afterwards and the Manager blamed us! Will not return!

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C
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Arrived 5 min early for our reservation and allowed 2 hours for our meal. Restaurant was not crowded.
Service was unacceptable and barely ate our dinner for having to rush to make the theatre start time.
Not all items ordered were delivered to table.
It was our first time dining here and most likely will not be returning.

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KS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The Rattlesnake Club never disappoints!!! A Detroit gem for three decades, this chic and earthy dining venue has withstood the test of time by devoting itself to class and tradition. We will continue to return to one of Detroit’s finest dining establishments.

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M
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The ambiance was not as romantic as expected. It was quite stark and “cold”, not referring to the temperature. The calamari was pretty good but basic. The scallops were awesome and the ribeye was quite good.
Overall good experience but no wow factor.

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WO
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I've dining at Rattlesnake for over 25 years. It remains my favorite restaurant in Detroit.

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DJ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Rattlesnake never disappoints. Not as trendy as all the new restaurants opening around town, which is good because you can almost always get in. Food and service are always good just a little pricey.

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SP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always. Great outdoor venue. Service was superb

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KJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

wonderful!!!! edward was the
best ❤️ sat outside...beautiful evening wonderful food.

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SW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Maria the Wine Sommelier was and is the best...whenever she recommends a new wine for us which gets us to step out of our box...we end up adding it to our list of favorites. Greg tends to be our waiter without asking for him and he is super and when we can’t decide between two dishes he always suggests the right one, or at least we are happy with the one he suggests. We just love sitting on the patio when weather permits. Thanks for a great evening!!!

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W
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great value for a high end restaurant. The staff was very attentive and friendly. It was an excellent choice for our 16th Anniversary.

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DF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

It seemed like they were short staffed. When we arrived there was no hostess available. We needed to ask for bread. Service seemed slow.

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CH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were late and on our way to a concert. We advised the waitress and she had our meals prepared immediately. We made it to the concert in record time.

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BH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

What a fabulous place to dine. Have heard of the Rattlesnake Club for years now and was finally able to make it there. Had a wonderful dining experience with our dinners/desserts/drinks! The Baker makes wonder breads and delicious desserts. The Chef has exquisite tastes put together that just blend beautifully.

It was a fabulous start to our evening before we headed to Chene Park for the Boney James concert!!

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MW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating my husbands 50th Birthday. The staff and our waitress made him feel very special. The food was delicious and the view of the Detroit River was very relaxing.

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NB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful waiter, but we found the perch meal to be too heavy. It was fried fish on a bed of fried potatoes on top of mashed potatoes with a very rich creamy sauce. Everything tasted good, but it was too much richness. We would like to go back because the service is fabulous and the setting is perfect, but we will order from the grill menu to be sure we get some vegetables with our meal and not so much fried food.

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BY
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Marsha is the best! All of our selections came out just right. Though we've been there previously in group settings, this occasion was equally as enjoyable.

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A
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to the Rattlesnake Club to celebrate multiple wedding anniversaries for our group. The service was great, the food was fabulous and the staff treated us well! We sat on the patio and had a lovely evening. We were treated to cake with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate on the plate, thanks for the extra attention to our table! We were impressed and glad we finally made it there for dinner.

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KL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food , ambiance, and service were exceptional. The location of the restaurant near the Detroit River is very attractive.

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