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Nov 16, 2007 06:14 PM

Wolfgang Puck Grill MGM Grand Detroit

Visited Wolfgang Pucks Grill in the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit on 11-16-07 for Lunch. The staff was very good and attentive we had a short wait for a seat and sat in the bar to wait. The bar service was good and the drinks were above average. The bar area has seating with food service as well as the main restaurant, and the bar area actually seems more cozy.

We sat in a booth by the bar and bar staff served us they were knowledgeable and attentive the food was above average we had the following.

Butternut Squash Soup very good

Caesar Salad was good but not anything special

Margarita Pizza was OK, they specialize in wood ovens and the gourmet pizzas are a signature item. The crust was not crispy put kind of limp and there was to much cheese for a Margarita Pizza which should be keying on fresh Tomatoes and Basil.

Sauteed Crab Cakes were awesome

Grilled Rib Eye Steak with blue cheese was fantastic as well.

Desert was a Lemon Chiffon with blueberries and lemon lime curd again fantastic.

The restaurant is new and the food is definitely high end and priced that way but worth the visit if you enjoy good food in a relaxed atmosphere.

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  1. Thanks for the review- I was dying to hear about any of the MGM dining spots.

    I'm surprised at their pizza but glad to hear about the overall experience. I haven't been yet because it's 18 and over at all the restaurants. It will have to wait until we get sitters unfortunately.

    Are you going to try Michael Mina's places soon? :-) I'm thinking of doing the anniversary dinner at one of them...

    4 Replies
    1. re: kellycolorado

      Wolfgang Puck is the only restaurant right off the hotel lobby, allowing for guests under 21. At all other restaurants, you must be 21 years or older.

      1. re: kellycolorado

        My husband and I did Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak last month for our anniversary. It was fantastic. Expensive, but fantastic.

        1. re: cherie

          Will second a vote for Bourbon Steak, if you get a chance order the Truffled Mac and Cheese, Would eat nothing but that given a chance, very very rich, not on the weight watchers menu that's for sure. Had the 10 oz filet and it was perfectly cooked, very tender.
          will also vouch for the cost, a wee bit on the pricey side, but I wouldn't expect the Puck places to be any cheaper.

          1. re: damonster

            I also had the 10 oz piedmontese filet--smokey flavor, perfectly cooked, excellent. Another great side is the blue cheese scalloped potatoes. Sinful and delicious.

      2. Thanks F.S. My boss is taking me there for Christmas lunch and I appreciate the review. LOVE crab cakes, so I will get them.

        1. No problem I would check on the 18 and over as the restaurant entrance is from the Hotel, and security for the Casino checks ID further in. And I have not tried Michael Mina's but have eaten at the buffet and it was well above average.


          1. we went there for lunch was fabulous. as firestalker said, the butternut squash soup was VERY good. i had the ricotta gnocchi (good, hearty) and my husband had the goulash (very good) the beer selections were fantastic and i highly recommend the pinkus organic pils. the service however...very disappointing. i won't go into details, just in case she was having a bad day, but our waitress was extremely rude, not specifically to us, but to her other tables. it was a BIG turn off. she wasn't extremely attentive. beautiful time we may sit and eat at the bar, there was a bit more atmosphere there, and hopefully the service will be a bit more civil!!

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