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400 Monroe St, Detroit, MI | Directions 4822642.334466 -83.043391
Welcome to Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Cafe and step into a dining and entertainment experience like no other. Created in the historic Greektown district of downtown Detroit, this expanding restaurant chain has captured the fine dining and festive atmosphere of the New Orleans French Quarter and delivered it to the Midwest with a twist.
Fishbone's is a "hot spot" for locals and visitors alike. This upscale seafood, steak and sushi house boasts an extensive menu of Creole and classic American fare, including prime steaks and chops, fresh fish, pastas and daily specials. This Motown destination features two sprawling bars, multilevel seating, an open kitchen and huge shuttered windows offering guests a view of Historic Monroe street.
Please Beware, Poor Service and Very Unsanitary – My husband and I are Tiger Season Ticket holders and because of the resturant's great location we frequent this place quite a bit. However, twice we have had terrible experiences with the poor staff work ethics. Our latest experience was on 4/21/07 when my husband and I placed ourselves at the bar side closest to the water fall. I ordered a glass of water and a slice of cheese cake with strawberry dressing. After thirty minutes I asked the bartender (Cherry) if she could cancel our order. She replied that she would and that she apologized for the wait. I proceeded to watch the Red wings game on the tv and sip my water. As I was nearing the end of the glass I couldn't help but notice an orange white ring of film lining the inside of my glass, which made it apparent the glass had never been cleaned. I was baffled at that point I was thinking (Hep C, or food sickness). My husband said that's it and asked for the manager. The bartender went to get him and then returned walking over to her friends located to the right of me at the bar, whom she had been serving free drinks to all night. She proceeded to say so that I could clearly hear her, "I don't care what they think, and my manager won't either, laughing it off." Twenty minutes later the manager arrived (Tom) and as the bartender expressed to her friends, he didn't act as if he cared at all about the situation. His excat words were, "I am sorry but sometimes we make mistakes also, I mean sir what do you want me to do about this." I
have contacted the Detroit Sanitary Division and filed a complaint. I am thus far happy that I haven't gotten sick. Please beware. This resturant is way overated and has lost all concept of customer appreciation. They have become so arrogant about their ways that they can put a dirty plate/cup/silverware down in front of you and could care less about your safety.
Good Cajun Food – I have been to Fishbones several time. I definately like the downtown Detroit location better than their other locations. If you like cajun, this is a pretty decent place to get cajun food. I love their popcorn alligator...it's so good. Overall, I think the food is good.
Great Date spot – A great mix of cujun spices and atmosphere. Always a top pick with me and my sweetheart, it's just a 2 min walk to one of Detroits Casinos and lots of hoppin clubs and bars. Prices are reasonable but sometimes there is a long wait and service can be a little sluggish. But if your in no huury and just want to go out for a great night on the town I highly reccommend Fishbones in Detroit.
Food does not make up for the bad service – Too many things are going on downtown and service pays for it. Fishbones has food potential but our server had the worse attitude-and everyone at the table knew it. She explained she had to work after the baseball game which was after 11 that night. After putting up with her slamming our plates down with hot food, lying to us about when the sushi bar closes, and nasty facial expression-I had enough and went to the manager.
What is sad is that the food didnt make up for the poor service. A tip if you go to this restaurant make sure you have a helmet onbad attitudes are flying everywhere.
Cool jazz and Cajun spice bring the French Quarter to the Motor City. – In Short
The sound of jazz resonates as the smell of Cajun spices seduces incoming diners. The food is straight out of the French Quarter, as catfish atchafalaya, snapper beausoleil, alligator voodoo and Bayou caviar bring Louisiana flavor to Michigan. Fishbone's uses a milder, more flavorful blend of spices and herbs during the blackening process, but hot sauces are available to please those in search of heat.
Awesome food, good times, crappy service – I LOVE Fishbones... probably my favorite restaurant in Detroit. Great sushi! Horrible waitstaff.
Hmm...mm.. Good – this restaurant is hip, kool and has a very good vibe. the staff is friendly, service is excellent and the good is GOOD. Big Portions at an afforadable price. Good place for parties or corporate events.
Awesome Eats! – Make sure to try the seafood stuffed mushrooms. Served in whitesauce, these are the tastiest appetizers I have EVER had! Also, the Blackened Catfish and Crabcakes are EXCELLENT!
For a fun night out, combine dinner at Fishbones and a walk across the street to Greektown Casino!
Tasteless and pricey food – While the seating was prompt and the ambience is quite nice too, the food is absolutely worthless. The menu is pricey and I was under the assumption that the entrees would be generously served as the prices were around the $18 to $20 range. This was my second visit to Fishbones and this time with my wife and both of were very disappointed.
The servings were shockingly little and the food was not even comparable to a cajun restaurant experience in the mall.
If you are in Detroit, aviod this place. It may have been good earlier (judging from the reviews of the other members) but it aint good anymore. I had to pay $44 for ordering just two entrees and nothing else. Was among my worst experiences ever.
Great Service/ food – My date and I went there last week. the seating was fast and the service was excelent. We had a waitor named Santiago, he was a awesome server on top of things all night long. even after we finished our meal he was still serving us up to twenty minutes later. i left him a almost $20 tip which doesnt happen to often with me. Over all great place to eat, excelent steak.
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