Joe Muer Seafood, Detroit (Updated)

You may remember a few months ago, I wrote a post about Joe Muer Seafood.

My family and I went to celebrate my Mom’s birthday and had a disappointing visit. We weren’t served a course, our server was unprofessional and the general air of the entire evening was uncomfortable and awkward.

I sent out a tweet that night saying that we were disappointed and Joe Muer reached out apologizing and kindly invited me back to try and change my mind.

Joe Muer Enterance

Joe Muer Logo

This past weekend, I grabbed the belated birthday girl, threw on a party dress and headed down for a girls night out.

Joe Muer Waiting Area

Joe Muer Tables

We rushed passed the white clothed tables and settled ourselves in at the bar, ready for the long haul.

Our view on one side: the sushi chefs (which utterly grabbed our attention and entranced us all night. Honestly, making sushi and doing it well is a true art form in my opinion).

Joe Muer Sushi Bar

Joe Muer Bar

Our view on the other side: the dining area and the bright, shining lights of Canada.

Joe Muer Dining Area

Joe Muer Dining Room

Joe Muer Seafood, Detroit

One thing I mentioned in my last post was how amazing the cocktail menu is at JM.

Each drink looks more savory and mouth-watering than the last.

Our first trip there I ordered the Fleur De Gin.

This time I choice the Black Orchid – partly for the name doesn’t it sound so mysterious but mostly for the flower.

Joe Muer Black Orchid

Joe Muer Black Orchid Cocktail

Like all the best vices in life it was dangerous and delicious.

I loved it.  As our bartender put it “It’s like wives: 1 isn’t enough and 3 is way too many”.

Joe Muer Seafood, Detroit

Another round of drinks and many stories and giggles later, it was time for some food.

We both started with a salad (so we could use the excuse of “moderation” for what we had next).

The Wedge – served with French-Roquefort dressing, toms, hard cooked egg and bacon.

Wedge Salad

Joe Muer Wedge Salad

Parmesan-White Truffle Pomme Frites.

Joe Muer Truffle Fries

Black Truffle Macaroni & Cheese (have you learned yet that I love anything with truffle in the title).

I’m going to be totally honest with you about this dish. I can’t even think of the right words to describe it.

Let’s just say I put Meg Ryan in the diner scene from How Harry Met Sally to shame.

Joe Muer Seafood, Detroit

Joe Muer Mac and Cheese

Our night ended the way all good nights should end – with a (few) glasses of bubbles.


I can’t thank Joe Muer enough for reaching out and inviting us back.

Everything was outstanding – the bar was intimate but lively, every single person working there was so friendly and the food was eye-rollingly good.

Don’t bother looking for my previous post, I’ve since taken it down as I’m a complete Joe Muer convert. I cannot recommend a visit enough. I know we’ll most definitely be back.

Pro Tip: If you go and sit at the bar, ask for Peter. He’s the best bartender I’ve ever met – incredibly kind, helpful, charming and funny. We owe so much of our great night to our chats with him.

Joe Muer Champagne

When you go check them out, say hi to Peter and have a glass of champagne for me!



6 thoughts on “Joe Muer Seafood, Detroit (Updated)

  1. Mal March 18, 2016 / 8:32 am

    I agree with Christina- those fries would make me ditch my diet, no doubts! Btw, I love the colour of your nails, what is it?

    Lots of Love,


  2. Rach @ This Italian Family March 18, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    So great that they care enough about what their costumers think that they invited you back! So glad to hear that your second visit was MUCH better! That mac & cheese looks AMAZING!


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