Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Feeling French at Rodin in Detroit

Food is one of the most important parts of our daily lives. Good food is not only a treat, but a requirement for me after I have worked a hard week. I love to go out with friends and explore new places so that I can tell you about how good or how bad they really are.

This weekend I tried a new French restaurant called Rodin, located right by the DIA at 15 E. Kirby in Suite D. This French inspired restaurant features small plates and a wine bar that also has an array of specialty cocktails. The atmosphere is calm and the art on the walls is all French themed and beautiful. The venue was candle lit and all the waiters and waitress were in uniform, friendly and very attentive. We had impeccably good service and our waters were constantly filled to the tops as soon as we finished drinking them.
I ordered the fish & chips and so did my dining mate. Their version of fish & chips was a rare cooked piece of salmon with potatoes covered in all sorts of spices and flavors that I couldn’t identify. The food was good, in fact it was very good, but there just wasn’t enough of it. I was not aware that this restaurant boasted “small plates” as a feature before I went there. I wish that would have been conveyed to me because I would have tried to order an appetizer, soup, or salad along with my meal instead of leaving hungry. Although, I did feel that the place was a little pricey. So adding more to my plate would have upped my bill significantly. I do not like to pay a high bill and walk out hungry, so that was a downfall of this restaurant for me. 

I would recommend not going here when you are hungry, but instead, visiting when you want a small, good meal and a great drink along with it. I thoroughly enjoyed both the Champagne and Red Wine that the waiter recommended to me and would have drank quite a few more if I did not have to drive. All of the drink prices were average and reasonable.
Rodin features live music on Thursdays, a DJ on Friday nights, Jazz on Saturday nights after 9 p.m. and brunch on Sundays. They offer take out and they do take reservations. The number to make a reservation is 313-285-9218. There is also an attached garage that offers 2 hours of free parking for patrons of the restaurant. So make sure you take advantage of that! The restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 12 a.m., Friday & Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Bon Appetite!


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