[Clean Plate Club] Saltwater

There are restaurants…and then there is Saltwater. One of the MGM Grand Detroit’s signature restaurants, Saltwater is part of the Michael Mina restaurant group, and offers contemporary seafood and refined American cuisine, showcasing Mina’s classic dishes – including lobster pot …

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Detroit Restaurant Week Spring Edition 2011 Preview #4 – Saltwater T


Detroit Restaurant Week Spring Edition 2011 Preview #4 – Saltwater

The MGM Grand has three of the most unique and elegant dining options in Detroit.  Saltwater is one of those three.  

Serving the highest quality seafood prepared in fascinating ways, Saltwater’s dishes are not only pleasing to palate they’re a joy to look at as well.

Chef Dan Campbell is meticulous in his plating and flavor combinations.

San Francisco Cioppino (byTheHungryDudes) is a seafood stew, classically prepared.  Clams, shrimp, mussels, and more sitting in a piquant, peppery tomato broth.   

The rest of Saltwater’s restaurant week menu can be viewed here.

More Detroit Restaurant Week Dishes can be found on our Flickr page.

Valentine’s Day Preview at MGM Grand Detroit


In honor of Valentine’s Day and all you lovebirds out there, the signature restaurants at the MGM Grand Detroit will be offering Prix Fixe menus at special prices.  

We had the incredible pleasure of sampling a couple of the special Valentine’s Day dishes at Michael Mina’s Saltwater

The $65 per person four-course tasting menu includes an amuse bouche and dessert as well as:
·  Appetizer: Laughing Bird Shrimp with grits, cheddar and japlapeño biscuit

An upscale take on the Southern classic, Anson Mills organic heirloom grits form a buttery, luscious foundation for the delightfully sweet shrimp. 

·  Entree: Medallions of tuna and foie gras with potato cake and pinot noir jus 

A lesson in visual, textural, and flavor layering, decadent foie gras sits atop perfectly seared rare tuna, and a crunchy potato cake.  The pinot noir jus brings everything together with its subtle fruitiness.

 If all seafood isn’t your thing, Bourbon Steak will be offering a prix-fixe menu as well.

Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak will have a $65, per person, four-course tasting menu with an optional $45 wine-pairing package.  The menu includes: 
·  Amuse: Dungeness Crab with an avacado-yuzu puree, green apple and masago arare 
·  First Course: Thai Lobster Bisque with lobster knuckle, root vegetable and coconut milk 
·  Second Course: American Kobe Eye of the Rib Eye with Yorkshire Pudding, haricots verts, foie gras and red wine jus 
·  Third Course: Chocolate Mousse with raspberry gastrique and Nutella ice cream

Prix Fixe menus will be available Saturday (2/12) and Monday (2/14).

View more pictures from our preview on Flickr.

Restaurant of the Day: Saltwater Bourbon Steak’s ocean dwelling brother, Saltwater i


Restaurant of the Day: Saltwater

Bourbon Steak’s ocean dwelling brother, Saltwater is Detroit’s premiere seafood restaurant.  The Clam Linguini (by TheHungryDudes) is one of the finest pasta dishes we have tasted.  Garlicky, buttery, and fresh with just the right amount of sweet tender clams.

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Saltwater is located inside the MGM Grand Casino (Map)

365 Days of Food #336 Scottish Salmon (by


365 Days of Food

#336 Scottish Salmon (by TheHungryDudes)

Over succotash with fried green tomato, tarragon aioli, and warm bacon vinaigrette. 

Perfectly cooked salmon.  Succotash is earthy and crisp while adding sweetness to the dish.  The bacon vinaigrette is both tangy and salty.  Bacon and salmon work very well together.

From Saltwater at the MGM Casino in Detroit.  

365 Days of Food #329 Spiced Apple Cake (by


365 Days of Food

#329 Spiced Apple Cake (by TheHungryDudes)

A fall dessert both in flavor and in appearance. 

Apple cake, apple butter, apple cider gelee, cheesecake puree, apples, and sea salt.

An expertly crafted dessert.  Perfectly balanced between sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.  The cake is a textural wonder.

From Saltwater in the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit.

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