The Apparatus Room at The Detroit Foundation Hotel

 By Mary Noe

Detroit’s creative ingenuity is bursting out all over the city – in restaurants, bars, parks, hotels, museums, and sporting arenas – and  The Apparatus Room at the award-winning Detroit Foundation Hotel represents the best of Motor City’s burgeoning food scene.

Opened in May, 2017, in the former Detroit Fire Department headquarters in this well-known US city, the upscale luxury hotel was lauded as one of ‘The Best New Hotels in the World 2018’ by Travel + Leisure. Loved by locals and visitors alike, the restaurant, bar, and lounge of The Apparatus Room has a “tremendous vibe” and was named one of the ‘10 Most Beautiful New Restaurants In America’ 2017 (Robb Report).

Join us behind the scenes as we virtually explore The Apparatus Room with ‘Eats in the D’, the YouTube series produced by VisitDetroit to showcase the city’s award-winning, classic, quirky, and delicious restaurants. This edition explores Date Night at The Apparatus Room and features an exclusive interview with Thomas Lents, the property’s award-winning, Michelin-starred executive chef. Chef Lents shares about “keeping it in the community” by sourcing local ingredients (he suggests “The Old Foundation,” an Old Fashioned-inspired cocktail using Detroit-based spirits) and discusses the design details and local art that make the venue so unique.

The Apparatus Room is Detroit’s go-to spot to grab a drink, enjoy delicious New American cuisine, and catch some of Motown’s best artists and musical talent. Enjoy this engaging peek into one of Detroit’s hottest culinary destinations – and check out more “Eats In The D” episodes to find the best restaurants in “The D.”



 From Santa Barbara to Barcelona, Contributing Editor Mary Noe loves to discover local food, culture, customs, and personalities.