Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen Cafe

Josh and I went to Greektown for dinner Friday night and decided to head to Fishbone’s on Monroe St. in Downtown Detroit. Fishbone’s is known for Seafood, Sushi, and Steaks, but they also have a wide variety of New Orleans inspired dishes (if that’s your thing). On this trip, we decided to get pasta (of course) and sushi.

Spinach & Cheese Ravioli: Ricotta, Fontina & Asiago cheeses, fire roasted red pepper sauce. Our server described the red pepper sauce as a chunky red pepper sauce, similar to marinara. Josh being as creative as he is, asked for pesto cream sauce instead. Good choice, Boo! Instead of cooking the ravioli in the pesto cream sauce, it was served on the side, so we had to pour it over the ravioli ourselves. Strike # 1. The sauce was room temperature and the ravioli was slightly cooler so we told the server and she immediately took the dish back to be sauteed together and reheated. When she brought it back it was clear it was zapped in the microwave and not sauteed together as promised (The ravioli that Josh first took a bite of was in the same exact spot and the edges of the pasta were dried out). Strike # 2. It was fine because it still tasted amazing, but we just expected more from Fishbone’s and an $18 pasta dish. The pesto cream sauce was rich and smooth, with a hint of pesto. The dish had fresh sauteed spinach and red pepper on top which really impressed me after the microwave ordeal. The ravioli’s were more like giant pillows filled with cheese and if I wasn’t in such a hurry to consume these delicious creations, I would’ve laid my head right on them and went to sleep. Home run!

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Eel & Avocado Roll: BBQ Eel (cooked) and avocado wrapped in seaweed and rolled in cooked rice topped with BBQ eel sauce. This is my favorite roll! If I’m having a bad day, I just order eel and it comforts my soul and makes everything better. The sweetness from the eel and sauce really pairs well with the freshness and coolness from the avocado. If you like a crunch, get the Caterpillar Roll (Eel, avocado, and cucumber roll).

Tempura California Roll: Crab, avocado, and cucumber wrapped in seaweed, rolled in cooked rice, and deep fried in a tempura batter. The California Roll is safe, but classic and battering it in tempura gives it texture and a crunch! Some of the pieces weren’t consistent in size and tempura batter and the extra crunch ended up hurting the roof of my mouth. The freshness of the avocado and cucumber was a nice balance when dipped in salty soy sauce.

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Service was great and our server was awesome. Besides the attempted trickery with the microwave stunt, our experience was good. I would go back for the sushi, because it was decently priced and didn’t fall apart (Some rolls are made sloppy). Greektown is a great place to visit, but if you want something different than Greek traditions, then try out Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen Cafe. They also have live bands on the weekend and except Greektown Casino comps!

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