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    Default Revolving Restaurants in downtown Detroit.

    Besides the The Summit, the revolving 71st-story restaurant atop the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, are there or were there any other revolving restaurants in the downtown Detroit area?
    At any time, did the Rooster Tail Restaurant revolve?
    Thanks!

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    Do not believe the Coach/Summit Restaurant revolves anymore. Too hard to find your table after a trip to the restroom.

    The only time the Roostertail revolved is if you had a couple too many.

    Seem to recall a hotel revolving restaurant on Telegraph. Ramada?

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    They used to have a cocktail bar on top of the Hyatt in Dearborn that revolved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldj View Post
    Do not believe the Coach/Summit Restaurant revolves anymore. Too hard to find your table after a trip to the restroom.

    The only time the Roostertail revolved is if you had a couple too many.

    Seem to recall a hotel revolving restaurant on Telegraph. Ramada?
    Holiday Inn

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    Your years outta the loop. Only one dtown place that I know of ever revolved and its been 10yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldj View Post
    Do not believe the Coach/Summit Restaurant revolves anymore. Too hard to find your table after a trip to the restroom.

    The only time the Roostertail revolved is if you had a couple too many.

    Seem to recall a hotel revolving restaurant on Telegraph. Ramada?
    The Summit took one hour to complete a revolution. Just how much time do you spend in the restroom?

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    ^^^ Hah! The Hyatt seemed to rotate faster.... but maybe that was after that third adult beverage!

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    One could brown bag it on this thing for similar effect:

    Las Vegas: High Roller Ferris wheel changes the city skyline again

    Tallest Ferris wheel in the world! 1/30 RPM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Shot View Post
    Your years outta the loop. Only one dtown place that I know of ever revolved and its been 10yrs.
    To be fair to the OP, the original post stated "are there or were there", implying that a reference to the past was just as acceptable as the present.

    In order to revolve, I would think the design of the building should be round-or at least the top floor. That pretty much excludes every building downtown save the Westin/Marriott RenCen. The Hyatt & HI Southfield revolved at one time, but aren't downtown.

    OP brings up an interesting topic, though. Other than RenCen and Stouffer's Top of the Flame, were there any other "restaurants with a view" atop any other buildings downtown? IMO, Roostertail doesn't really qualify as "downtown", but that's arguable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onthe405 View Post
    OP brings up an interesting topic, though. Other than RenCen and Stouffer's Top of the Flame, were there any other "restaurants with a view" atop any other buildings downtown? IMO, Roostertail doesn't really qualify as "downtown", but that's arguable.
    Past: Top of the Pontch, Savoyard Club
    Present: Potbelly's, the Marriot also has another dining room on its lobby level that overlooks the River, can't recall its name.

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    The Coors Light Skydeck on top of the Detroit Opera House has very cool atmosphere for drinks and a view. I enjoyed a few cocktails on a summer evening. http://detroitoperahousecoorslightskydeck.com/index.htm

    Harry's has a great view of the skyline, as well as Bookies Bar and Grille both serving up decent Bar food menu.

    Cheli's Patio and Hockeytown Cafe on Game Day's puts you above the crowd, not a fan of the food at either location but drinks and atmosphere will do.

    The Music Hall has a roof top area, I have yet to experience it http://3fiftyterrace.com/

    Although not a restaurant the SkyBar in the David Stott has an Awesome view of the city. http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...iew-of-detroit
    http://www.skybardetroit.com/

    Ren Cen has Andiamo, Joe Muer Seafood and Volt Lounge which are "restaurants with a view" of the Detroit Riverfront and Canada.

    Iridescence on the top of Motor City Casino.

    Bouzouki Lounge has a view of eh.....
    Last edited by 313rd; September-16-13 at 03:59 PM.

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    When did the Top Of The Flame close and what is in that space now? Could it become a restaurant again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DetroitPlanner View Post
    ... the Marriot also has another dining room on its lobby level that overlooks the River, can't recall its name.
    42 Degrees North is/was the name, but they only use it for special events now. Volt, is in the actual lobby/check-in area, and while you can see the river, it's got a better view of the parking structure next door.

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    They all revolved into bankruptcy eventually.

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