One of Detroit's most unusual landmarks, the restored Majestic Theatre building houses a Middle Eastern restaurant, an upstairs bowling alley and a ... More
One of Detroit's most unusual landmarks, the restored Majestic Theatre building houses a Middle Eastern restaurant, an upstairs bowling alley and a concert venue. Though everything, from poetry readings to political rallies can be found here, the most common fare is alternative rock music, performed by local or touring national acts. Adding to the bizarre attraction of the place is its history. The legendary magician Harry Houdini gave his last performance on stage here, on Halloween night 1926. He died a few days later of peritonitis at Detroit's old Grace Hospital. Today, expect a loud, youthful crowd at most events.
DO NOT EAT HERE....you will be wasting your time and money. Was celebrating a VERY special event for my wife....and this experience almost ruinied the night
One word to describe the food.....HORRIBLE.
I had never been, went with 4 other relatives on a Saturday night...place was EMPTY..had a few people at the bar (should have known then). WE WERE THE ONLY people dining in. From the time we order drinks from the waiter until they arrive was over 20 minutes. When asked what took so he he replies the bartender is taking her sweet time. I spoke to manager after, she gave a lame excuse and left. Now, THE FOOD, underseasoned, unflavorful, and just not worth the prices are asking for....IF ITS GOING TO BE GROSS. The lintle soup had the consistancy of putty. The grilled cheese lobster sandwich tasted like the lobster was fake. And after we took our food in doggy bags to go... the next day, my wife finds a hair mixed in with the batter for the fish n chips.
This restaurant is not doing Detroit any favors. It is hard enough to get people to go downtown..but with places like this, with bad service, and even worse food.....its gonna make it even harder....DO NOT EAT HERE
Must write a review here...majestic gives you the feeling that you have arrived. Someplace very hip and chic yet on the other side of the bar (bowling area) a bit punk and very detroit. Always a mix of people here, the drinks are done top notch and the food is beautifully presented. It is a Detroit experience not to be missed. The Art Rocks!
The waiter was rude and unfriendly, he didn't think it was necessary to speak, he snatch our menus out of our hands, so we snatched out wallets and left. If this was a sample of more to come we didn't want it. Waiter didn't fall too far from the manager who thought nothing of letting over $200.00 in our potential bill to walk out of the door. Makes me wonder how attention does the owner pay to the reviews and customer comments. I am a business owner and there is no way I would have let a large party leave because of 1 rude waiter.
Majestic Cafe has definitely grown on me since the earlier days when I tried their fare and was not impressed. But oh how things change!
They have a delicious cajun catfish sandwich served with fries and for 2 bucks extra you can upgrade to the sinfully delectable yam fries drizzled in clover honey. Ahhh, sheer heaven. Their jerked chicken appetizer and wing dings are also tasty.
Top it all off with either a split of Moet, Mumms Napa, Red Stripe or Honey Brown and you have a perfect unwind and dine after work spot .
I ordered a red snapper dish for about 20 dollars it was burnt and poorly plated. I also became ill within hours of eating the meal. It was the worst seafood dish I've ever had. My wife had a beef tenderloin that was accompanied by cold potatoes and undercooked broccoli. The tenderloin was supposed to be cooked medium rare but it ended up being well done. Also,our salads looked to be made from yesturday's lettuce. The dessert(a petite cheescake slice) was below average at the price of 8 dollars. (go to the Whitney for a better dessert and a equivalent price).The service was friendly and attentive and quite possibly the only bright spot during the experience. If you're going to spend money go to one of the many other fine dining restaurants in the area.
This is a very metal, grudge , punk place. If your are not in to this then don't go here. yea its cool because of everything being connected but not my type of place. I would go back for a pizza though.
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