Michael Symon's Roast

1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI, 48328, United States
(313) 961-2500
Latitude: 42.33197, Longitude: -83.05079


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.50 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 5.00 | Food: 5.00
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frazbri (78)
Tuesday 14th of July 2009 02:11:33 PM
Michael Symon's Roast is chef Symon's first Detroit venture. It's located within the historic Cadillac Hotel which is currently managed by the Wyndham group. We came over from the MGM casino which is only a few blocks away. The entrance is through the hotel lobby.

The layout is very modern and chic. Wood, glass and steel surround the bar and the tables. We were seated in a comfortable, leather booth along the front windows.

Roast is an appropriate name for this restaurant. The menu is centered around "the beast of the day", which is a whole animal, spit roasted in the center of the restaurant. Basically, this is a carnivore's playground. It's menu has all those special bits that american culture doesn't eat unless disguised as something else. Suckling pig, baby goat, lamb, wild boar are among the beasts you may find here. We ordered multiple entrees and appetizers to share at the table. My favorite items included veal shortbreads, beef cheek pierogi, and the crispy brussels sprouts. (proof that bacon can transform any vegetable into a glorious food).

Roast doesn't have a huge tap selection, but the quality is great. The six taps included Jolly Pumpkin Bam and Founder's KY Breakfast Stout. Bottles are heavily slanted toward Belgium, both in origin and influence. I had a bottle of Petrus Olde Bruin with dinner, and it may have provided an epiphany to my bud light drinking friend. Prices ranged widely. The Bam was only $3.00 a pint, the Petrus was $9.00, and a Kuhnhenn Raspberry Ice Bock will set you back a little more.

This is a high end restaurant that treats beer with respect and dignity. The beverage manager / sommelier spent a lot of time with us telling us new beer arrivals and giving recommendations for our meals. All the staff was excellent, and I'm sure we weren't the easiest guests.

First and foremost, Michael Symon's Roast is a high end restaurant. It just happens to take beer as seriously as it does wine.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 5 | Food: 5.0

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