Overlooking the Detroit river and Windsor skyline, this restaurant is set on the main level of the Renaissance Center's West Tower, and is elegant but ... More
Overlooking the Detroit river and Windsor skyline, this restaurant is set on the main level of the Renaissance Center's West Tower, and is elegant but casual all the same. The regulars include a host of local celebrities, prominent business persons, politicians, etc., so be ready to rub shoulders with the glitterati. More famous than the guests, however, is the food. Try AZ's Salmon, or the Lamb Osso Buco in Merlot Sauce with Risotto - it's simply delicious. The Steak Caesar ($13), Steak Porcher ($35) and Filet Mignon ($30) are a must-have, and so are the delicious desserts prepared by Chef Karen Krol. The service can be a little slow as it's always crowded, but don't fret, as the dining experience is worth waiting for. Local and national jazz performances are hosted every night in the main dining area.
I took my husband here for his birthday. It was so loud and noisey from all the people talking and eating that it was difficult to hear. It also made it hard to appreciate the music. My salmon dish ($30) was poor and the overall experience was not worth the expensive prices. With a bottle of wine and desert we paid $200. It did have a great view - on the river.
An absolute must when visiting Detroit Michigan. We travel from Toledo Ohio to Seldom Blues often, and never are we disappointed in the ambiance, the professionally decorated and wonderfully tasting food, as well as the mood-setting entertainment! A great place to take friends you care about in large numbers or small. An especially wonderful place to go to with that special loved one you just want to be alone with! The staff treats you like a King and Queen every time! What a wonderful little get-away!!!
My husband took me here for my 40th, the bartender served us with class and treated us as we were his only concern. He offered his expertise on the appetizers and with the atmosphere (music/piano) the night was wonderful. The restaurant and food reminded me of the cruises I have been on. Great!! melissa
The inside of the restaurant was great, so was the view. The food was over $30 a plate and was hands down the worst food. I've never heard of anyone liking it. Service was very new, and clueless. I recommend going there only to watch.
I took my girlfriend to Seldom Blue for her birthday. The ambiance is nice and the staff was friendly however the food is terible. I ordered a medium rare primerib. After waiting at least 45 minutes, I received a well done piece of meat that I think was a sirlon. Because I didn't want to ruin the special occasion and wait another 45 minutes for my meal, I finished what I could. My girlfriends meal was overcooked also and was of poor quality. I noticed other people sending back meals around us. This was one of the worst meals I have had, and one of the biggest wastes of 150 dollars I have ever spent.
We had a wonderful evening at Seldom Blues. The ambiance is truly special with the view and interior decor. We loved fact that the owners were present and approachable. Jazz band was outstanding and an added plus. Food was good, but not standout. Even without the music, the restaurant is noisy, making conversation difficult. We all agreed we loved the place, would come back, but probably not for dinner.
...this dinner experience would have been a bust. We went on a recommendation. In short, the food was inedible. We started with calamari, which would later be removed from our tab. Calamari was bland; my date and I tried to figure out what exactly was missing or so different but it was just indescribable (best calamari around is at the Roma Cafe). My date had lobster tails which ended up a bit like mush in texture and the flavor, again quite lacking. I had lobster/shrimp linguini that I desperately tried to enjoy, but this dish too missed the mark in terms of flavors. I would have ordered a steak, but the menu description of the steak I considered was doused with some type of butter, not very appealing in my opinion. The cooking seems very one dimensional. This restaurant is touted as one of the "hot spots" so I had hoped for much more than what we received. At $30-$40.00 an entree, yes I am a "food-snob". If you are looking for impecable cuisine, afraid its probably not going to be at Seldom Blues. Regardless of the food, the staff was considerate and attentive. We would glady go back just to sit at the bar to listen/watch the live music if the bar wasn't entirely left stage requiring you to sit sideways or turn around completely to have a decent view. The decor and music are fantastic, the food is not. To sum it all up, my date leaned over to me as the dinner plates were being cleared and said, "Wanna stop at PF Changs for carry-out on the way home?" -Cheers
My friend and I had cocktails only. We ate before we came because we knew the food was so expensive! However, the music was great, the atmosphere was awesome. The bar was crowded, but we found a table in the bar seating that overlooked the band. This would be a great date place -- very romantic. Lots of couples were there, too, but it was still nice for two single women for a couple of drinks. I will return if I go back to Detroit!
The view is beautiful especially before dusk. There were five of us who dined and found the food to be average for the price charged. I had lobster and rack of lamb. The rack of lamb sauce did not enhance the flavor of the lamb. The service seemed rushed so that they can make room for other patrons as quickly as possible and pack them in. Dessert was peach souffle and delicious. Pork chops were dry and pasta dish very bland and salmon also dry.