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Roast

Steakhouse, American Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Downtown Detroit, Detroit
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2013
    With some of the best happy hour specials in town, plus a meaty main menu that would make any carnivore drool, this is anything but your average hotel dining room. [Eater 38 Member]
  • The Wall Street Journal
    This stylish bar in the Westin Book Cadillac hotel draws an after-work and weekend crowd. For $6 you can get the Roast Burger with bacon, cheddar, egg and pickled onion. Read more
  • Satish
    SatishMarch 26, 2015
    Dining here can be an experience. Ambience, location, staff are welcoming. The sides sometimes can trump the main course. I tried the Goat (a special) on this particular visit - very flavorful.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 20, 2012
    Innovative cocktail list and the bartenders know how to make a proper cocktail. Great place to belly up to the bar for happy hour and end the evening with a carnivorous meal.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SoucySeptember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bar menu had some great items, even of you're in the main dining room make sure to ask for it and get the BBLT made with pork belly...you won't be disappointed
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    Always a champion of Sriracha, chef Michael Symon doesn't hold back the hot sauce in his Double Cooked Wings with Pickled Chiles, Cilantro, and Lime. Read more
  • Jon S.
    Jon StewartAugust 25, 2011
    Appetizer: Marrow served on the half bone, premium salt, parsley, garlic and pepper, great with earthy Cotes du Rhone type wines: Chateauneuf de Pape, Gigondas or Languedoc red.
  • The Hungry Dudes
    The Hungry DudesAugust 23, 2011
    Check out their happy hour menu for tasty dishes and drinks at an affordable price but make sure you get there early, fills up quickly. Bar opens at 4p, happy hour 4:30-6:30p M-F.
  • Lolo ❤.
    My husband makes the best scallops, hands down, but Roast's were a very close second to his. The dessert "The Bar," was a sugar addicts dream. It was phenoninal, it's a must!
  • Donna S.
    Donna SAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    brussel sprouts, mashed pots and fries are standout sides. skip the filet with bernaise, go with olive oil and sea salt. porterhouse for two is perfect for three carnivores
  • Matt C.
    Matt ChateauvertApril 14, 2012
    It's a restaurant by Michael Symon, an Iron Chef. The food is spectacular, the ambience is stylish. Try the 'beer and pretzels' desert for a rich, salty, chocolate treat! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraOctober 8, 2012
    Beer and pretzels dessert is great and definitely the lamb ragu as an entree :) Do NOT order the gingerbread / cologne mac and cheese - trust.
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CNovember 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place - worth the price for a fancy dinner, or save a little and go during happy hour. Full review (with pics) on my site. Read more
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanFebruary 19, 2015
    It may very well be the best restaurant in Detroit. You should probably go with a steak of some variety, but the Bronzino is good.
  • I Y.
    I YooOctober 12, 2014
    The rosemary fries were so good that I contemplated if I could bear eating regular fries ever again... In other words, definitely order them!
  • Khary S.
    Khary ShirleyApril 14, 2013
    Trust me when I say this, try the Veal Sweetbreads! I was nervous, but I took a chance and it was definitely the star of my meal!
  • Alex V.
    Alex VJune 14
    Rated as the best restaurant in Michigan and listed in 50 best steakhouses in US. Reality didn't meet the expectations. Probably they changed the menu or something... I find Ruth Chris way better.
  • Daniil S.
    Daniil SamsonovJuly 28, 2013
    The best burger you will ever eat in your life! Come early (like 4 PM before they serve food) to guarantee a seat.
  • Todd W.
    Todd WeisrockJuly 30, 2015
    The food was very good. I had the beef tartar, pork chop and Brussels sprouts. Chop and tartar, phenomenal. Service, so so.
  • Monika S.
    Monika SommersOctober 15, 2013
    The Porterhouse for two is absolutely phenomenal! Order that with asparagus an macaroni and cheese and you have a winner!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MerayMay 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The Roast burger is like a single-serving religious experience. The Brussels sprouts? They will change you. Best Happy Hour in Detroit.
  • Detavio S.
    Detavio SamuelsJanuary 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    definitely get to roast any weekday you can between 4:30-6:30p. the roast burger ($12) is only $3 and it's spectacular. you can eat and drink well for about $12 (burger, fries, and a few drinks). Read more
  • Amy L.
    Amy LebowskyAugust 27, 2015
    Great drinks. I'm not comfy eating here as a vegetarian --not much choice if any-- but it's definitely a nice stop for a fancy cocktail.
  • Jose M.
    Jose MedinaMay 24, 2015
    Try the chocolate coffee bang bang. Chocolate coffee cookie with chocolate ice cream. Oh man it is pretty amazing.
  • Mikala S.
    Mikala SSeptember 19, 2013
    I agree with others - the steak is Applebee's quality. But the salads, apps, and sides were yummy. I wasn't impressed by the brussel sprouts, but I'm somewhat of a bs conneseiur. :)
  • Megan
    MeganFebruary 25, 2010
    The bacon appetizer was the best. Not currently on the menu (or the bacon creamed corn), hopefully it will return. Braised Beef Short Ribs, a-ma-zing. Service is spot on; had Brian both times and he r Read more
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsMay 30, 2012
    On weekdays between 4:30-6:30pm, James Beard Award winning food and drinks are under $5. And there’s quite a scene. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out www.renhotels.com
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SawyerMarch 16, 2014
    Beast of the Day was awesome. And for dessert you've got to try "the Bar!"
  • Willie B.
    Willie BrakeSeptember 26, 2013
    For privacy, there are booths by the bar. For a good view, you can't beat the windows that look out onto Washington Boulevard!
  • Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
    We're a huge fan of the Bacon Lardon Salad, it might be one of the best things we've ever tasted. Read more
  • Spencer B.
    Spencer BrownellMay 10, 2014
    One of the best meals I've had! Get the steak with bone marrow! So good!
  • Barry M.
    Barry M.February 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tremendous place. Crispy sweetbreads or crispy chicken livers? I'll have both, please. And a steak. So good.
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    Cyberoptix® Tie LabMarch 11, 2012
    Happy hour is where it's at, but that's not news. Do it anyway, your wallet and tummy will thank you.
  • Richard S.
    Richard SessionNovember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Every time I come here I get the Filet Mignon. I may try something different next time but like the old saying goes, if it's not broke don't try to fix it.
  • Len S.
    Len SchmidtFebruary 8, 2014
    This place is all about the meat, but try the Brussels sprouts, they are great.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SMay 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy Hour bites 4:30-6:30 are $3.00 and select drinks on special as well, including $4.00 craft beers. Also, try the chicharrones at the bar.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussDecember 8, 2016
    The wines list is truly worldwide. Not your typical Napa-centric steakhouse list. Enjoyed a Hungarian Tokaji with dessert.
  • Matt R.
    Matt ReeseMay 17, 2012
    Ask for the bar menu, great burgers and much less expensive than the rest of the menu.
  • David M.
    David MurrayAugust 27, 2011
    The butterscotch creme brulee is delicious and the chocolate ganache torte is rich enough to share.
  • Ettanah C.
    Ettanah CFebruary 17, 2014
    Amazing food and drinks!! If you have not been, you must experience this for yourself!!
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DresslerJune 21, 2014
    Ask for Brian he is a great waiter. He made our dining experience wonderful.
  • Tom L.
    Tom LDecember 7, 2009
    Visit Roast and get the Roasted Beast of the Day! You will not be disappointed. Don't forget to try a Jolly Pumpkin beer,from one of the best breweries in the US! Read more
  • Billy K.
    Billy KenefickJuly 26, 2013
    One of Detroit's best restaurants. Service, wine and food - all top notch!
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WasmundAugust 21, 2011
    Make sure to have the fried Brussel sprouts, the lamb Ragu, and the Guinness ice cream!!!
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineAugust 22, 2012
    Get the homemade pappardelle noodles with a slow-braised meat ragu. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.
  • Batman !.
    Batman !November 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The porterhouse for 2 is the whip. Get it with a side of cayuse syrah from walla walla.
  • TheYumYum F.
    TheYumYum FoodieFebruary 7, 2014
    Best Happy Hour in town. Get the burger and rosemary fries!
  • Kat L.
    Kat LemosFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place! Frank is awesome! Grace is amazing! Oh and the food is REALLY good too!
  • Eric R.
    Eric ReillyDecember 31, 2014
    Everything, including the hanger steak and desserts, was fantastic.
  • Drew F.
    Drew FreyJune 17, 2013
    They roast an entire animal each day. Be sure to try to bone marrow.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkJanuary 19, 2011
    Michael Symon's Roast Detroit, serves up savory American cuisine like steaks and the Roast Beast of the Day.
  • Diana H.
    Diana H.January 21, 2011
    For sides with a filet mignon the roasted butternut squash & soft polenta are PERFECT! YUM!
  • Chris O.
    Chris OttDecember 17, 2012
    The pork shank confit is superb. Nice winter dish .
  • Renee B.
    Renee BlackburnJuly 22, 2011
    The rib eye with bleu cheese is to die for - best steak I ever ate
  • David M.
    David MurrayAugust 27, 2011
    Their ribeye is also amazing. Get it with a side of mushrooms
  • Maureen F.
    Maureen Francis REALTORFebruary 26, 2010
    Nice happy hour. Hard to imagine, but the brussel sprouts make a great happy hour snack (on regular menu). They were amazing.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TroianoJuly 30, 2015
    Cocktails. Meat. Vegetables. The holy Trinity.
  • Pat W.
    Pat WilliamsJune 16, 2010
    Recommend the Perfect Pear specialty drink. Tastes like the syrup from canned pears only with less syrup and more martini.
  • Sara S.
    Sara SylvesterNovember 13, 2013
    Beef tartare and spinach au gratin were amazing
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa Davis-PattersonAugust 8, 2013
    Must get the fries and see Robert (great bartender)!!!!!!
  • Jim M.
    Jim MeredithAugust 24, 2013
    If you can't go with Micha and Robbi, it may not be as great.
  • Maurice W.
    Maurice WilliamsJuly 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beast of the day or the Pork Chops in cheddar grits <3
  • Amber H.
    Amber HuntSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The steak with the crabs. Best thing I ever put in my mouth.
  • David M.
    David MurraySeptember 4, 2011
    Ask if they have their butterscotch creme brulee. Delicious!
  • MJ.
    MJ.January 7, 2013
    The Mexican Chocolate Cake is super rich, but so delish!
  • annalisa b.
    annalisa bluhmDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask the bartender for a breakfast at tiffanys. It's not on the menu, but it's goooood!
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BarrettOctober 23, 2010
    Sit at the bar when Joe's working - great drinks, great beers, and full menu served.
  • Zena J.
    Zena JohnsonSeptember 28, 2011
    Order the Mixed Green Salad add Feta. Amazing!!!
  • The Culinary Institute of America
    Check out this restaurant from Iron Chef & CIA alumnus Michael Symon! Read more about this very successful chef: Read more
  • H2O L.
    H2O LIMOSApril 27, 2013
    Check out the bar menu. Great options.
  • Joy S.
    Joy SantiagoFebruary 15, 2011
    Great Happy Hour. Try the marrow and the brussell sprouts
  • thej*sauce
    thej*sauceMarch 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    multiple delicious items (brussel sprouts, french fries, etc.) are fried in 100% beef fat. use with caution.
  • All About Technology
    I love the roasted goat and fried brussel sprouts!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica Cheney-SoulliereNovember 22, 2011
    Apparently, red metal staplers are very rare. But the Roast bartender has one.
  • Nasser A.
    Nasser Al SaeedMay 4, 2013
    Good place for dating !
  • Samir N.
    Samir NazirJanuary 19
    the happy hour is food focused - only one beer was on special
  • Anica S.
    Anica SrbinovichJune 8, 2016
    Best Steaks Ever,pricy but worth it!
  • Therran O.
    Therran OliphantAugust 9, 2011
    You can't go wrong with much on this menu. Read more
  • Rebecca N.
    Rebecca NoricksAugust 15, 2011
    Get the beef tartare with poached egg and avocado. Read more
  • Ali
    AliDecember 15, 2011
    The Lamb Ragu is to die for!
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge CastroMay 31, 2014
    The ribeye is a religious experience.
  • Joy S.
    Joy SantiagoApril 29, 2012
    Get the bone marrow and the brussel sprouts
  • David M.
    David MurraySeptember 4, 2011
    Their Pierogi appetizer is delicious.
  • Brittney C.
    Brittney CucchiaraSeptember 1, 2012
    Lamb Ragu is amazing!!!
  • David M.
    David MurrayAugust 27, 2011
    The Pierogi appetizer is fantastic.
  • Tom S.
    Tom SheaApril 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Brussel Sprouts! Don't worry - it comes with bacon.
  • David M.
    David MurraySeptember 4, 2011
    The ribeye is one of the best I've ever had.
  • Evan G.
    Evan GreenwoodJuly 1, 2012
    Shorts Huma Huma on tap. What more can you say.
  • Randy
    RandySeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong with the Ribeye.
  • Jessy V.
    Jessy VasquezOctober 17, 2015
    Ordered the beast tacos and they were very dry and bland with no good hot sauce available. Stuffed peppered were very spicy.
  • Sharron W.
    Sharron WrightApril 29, 2012
    Try the brussel sprouts fabulous!!!
  • Martin H.
    Martin HauckFebruary 16, 2014
    Duck and mignon are best
  • Max
    MaxJuly 27, 2012
    The octopus salad is amazing!
  • elena l.
    elena lauApril 4, 2012
    Root vegetable salad is to nom for!!!!!!! 
  • Rebecca N.
    Rebecca NoricksJanuary 7, 2012
    Guinness ice cream with chocolate covered pretzels.
  • Scott P.
    Scott PurdyJanuary 26, 2013
    Best happy hour in the D... Hands down!
  • Johnny Lee J.
    Order the hamburger for lunch. So flavorful condiments not needed.
  • Fred S.
    Fred SimmonsNovember 27, 2011
    Pork chop w polenta is great.
  • Kat L.
    Kat LemosFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Oh yeah and beer and pretzels dessert us a must!
  • Dianna S.
    Dianna StampflerMay 1, 2012
    Would love to see more MICHIGAN wines!!!
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