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Archive for February, 2012

Saltwater – Detroit MI (closed)

Located in the MGM Grand Detroit Casino

Visited February 9, 2012

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Michael Mina’s companion to Bourbon Steak at the MGM Grand Detroit Casino is Saltwater. As you would expect, it is his seafood restaurant. Saltwater is one of the most beautiful rooms in the business. The mosaic tile ceiling with the wave pattern is an amazing installation. The great metal ring chandeliers add sophistication and sets the mood with a warm glow throughout the space. Ask for a booth and you have a semi-private space with acoustics such that you can carry on a conversation and still feel like you are part of the restaurant. If you have a party of 8 or more, they have a fabulous private dining room with high ceilings, equally tall pair of doors, and a single very impressive round table.

Tonight I was in a booth and had the Artic Char and the apple crisp dessert. Although the grilled scallion garnish did not visually add to the plate, I can assure you the char was fantastic, and the apple crisp coating was crispy and incredibly delicious.

The spectacular restaurant design is by international award winning designer,  Tony Chi.

Michael Mina’s Saltwater Website

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