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Michael Symon's swank hotel restaurant is the place to see and be seen.


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ROAST, Detroit, MI

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ROAST Restaurant Review

: Bold and expansive, the interior of chef-owner Michael Symon's venture affords floor-to-ceiling views of Washington and State Streets and a huge rotisserie revolving next to the dining room. Showcasing the "roasted beast of the day," as the menu describes it, the hardwood-burning number is part of the grandeur that encompasses the tony, $200-million Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. (There's a wood-burning grill, too.) Appropriately, the menu features high-quality artisanal and heritage meats, prepared cured and smoked, braised, spit-roasted and wood-grilled. Signature dishes, which are hard to pass up, range from rotisserie suckling pig to a dry-aged porterhouse for two and an array of house-made sausages. Complementing the heavy-on-the-meat menu are salads and sides as well as a list of worth-the-calories desserts. The progressively priced wine list --- which includes some collectible labels --- strives to encompass all wine regions of the world while emphasizing old-world vineyards. Look for Cuvée Prestige from Alain Brumont’s Château Montus, Paolo Bea’s Sagrantino Montefalco and rich vinos from Côte-Rôtie, which pair well with the robust food.

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