70th Birthday Party
April 13, 2013
We held a surprise 70th birthday party at Big Rock tonight. Rodney was our server and was absolutely phenomenal! We cannot praise him enough for his attentiveness and respect. Everything was perfect ( all recommendations and service) and every detail attended to. Thank you for a memorable experience!
February 7, 2013
I just want to thank you for having the server Melinda. We have had her as our server twice and each time she has been courteous, delightful, and extremely knowledgeable about your menu. She was very patient and pleasant with us in our decision of what we wanted to eat and when we wanted the items. She obviously loves her job and you are fortunate to have such a wonderful employee like Melinda. She is awesome!
November 18, 201
I just wanted to thank you for all of your assistance in planning this event and
making it go so smoothly. Everyone was very pleased with the results and those
whom had never been to the restaurant before want to return.
Also, kudos to the wonderful staff that assisted with the party. They were
so helpful and could not seem to do enough for us.
Again, thank you for making this shower a pleasure to do at the restaurant.
October 8, 2012
I just wanted to tell you we had such a great time at the shower!! The staff was so helpful and attentive and the food was great. Thanks again for all of your help!!
October 8, 2012
Dear Katie and Jessica,
Just a note to thank you for your support on the Bazo event. You executed everything in a professional and timely basis and made the event run without a hitch. My client was extremely happy. The food was delicious and the staff very courteous. It really was a perfect evening. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you on future events.
October 3, 2012
I want to thank you for all you did to make our wedding a fairy tale come true. You and the Big Rock employees are like a well oiled machine. You did your job quickly, efficiently, and unobtrusively. From the set up of the rehearsal to the clean up of the reception, it was flawless, and we truly appreciate all that you do. People will be talking about it for a long time. Please feel free to use us as a reference for anyone interested in booking a wedding with you.
July 30, 2012
I received your note and wanted to respond how very pleased I was with the event we hosted at Big Rock! The food was amazing and the service exceeded our expectations. The staff was so accommodating and a true pleasure to work with. Thank you for such great follow through and execution. I hope your summer is going well. Once again, thank you so much for everything and I will see you at our next event!
L'OREAL USA | International Designer Collections
July 21, 2012
We had a great event on Saturday due primarily to the team from Big Rock. You guys did a great job for us. Vera was great, Chef Brian, Sean, the whole team. Food was fabulous. We received a lot of compliments today about the event.
Thank you Katie, and please pass along to everyone our thanks for making it a great party. We really appreciate everything the team did for us.
Edward C. Dawda
Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC
July 11, 2012
Everything was wonderful
All guests raved about the food.
My salmon was unbelievable.
The staff is great also, great service
Maria Fedor RPh
July 3, 2012
I just want to send you a quick thank you... Tony and I both love everything about our wedding!!! The entire day went so smooth and we've heard nothing but outstanding things. Our guests are honestly raving about the venue, staff, and food. You were absolutely wonderful to work with and we both thank you tremendously for everything you did to make sure our day was perfect and every guest was happy.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
April 28, 2012
Hi, Jessica. I just wanted to thank you for everything you did to help make my daughter Karin's wedding such a success. The food was very good, and I can't even begin to tell you how great the waitstaff was. Everyone was so sweet, professional, and on top of everything.
I'll be sure to recommend The Big Rock Chop House to everyone.
Johnson & Johnson Event
December 20, 2011
I wanted to thank you for all your help. My event last night went off great and everyone loved the room we had. The food and service were outstanding and I look forward to dining there again soon. Thanks again!
December 20, 2011
Jessica, On behalf of the Horal family, I am extending my sincerest thank you for accommodating the luncheon on such short notice. We were all very impressed!! The room was private and comfortable; the wait staff was courteous and very conscientious...a special thanks to John and hats off to Chef...the food was incredible!
A blessed Christmas to you and the entire Big Rock staff.
December 17, 2011
We want to thank you for your ability to reserve the Wine Cellar. The fundraiser was a great success and we had a great time.
Elliott D. Purty, President
Pontiac Kappa Foundation
December 16, 2011
Good Morning, Our team had a wonderful time last night. Thank you for all of your help, and the wait staff (Jonathan and Jill) were great. Happy Holidays!
December 16, 2011
I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with our Holiday Party that was held this past Monday.
Everyone was so pleased with the location and thought the food was fantastic. Jonathon and Katie were wonderful, very accommodating. Jonathon was especially helpful the night of, whatever we needed he was there to make it happen.
I have heard comments that is was one of the best Holiday Parties our group has had in sometime. Thank you again for EVERYTHING!!! Looking forward to working with you and the staff at Big Rock again very soon!!!
Stephanie E. Shelters
Development Specialist, Philanthropy Special Events
Henry Ford Health System
"Feed the Need" Program
November 30, 2011
I would like to personally Thank each and every person as well as The Big
Rock Chop House for the wonderful lunch that was provided for the staff,
clients and neighbors of Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. The
food was wonderful. The love and level of caring that your staff and
volunteers shared with all of us who were there was truely appreciated.
Beyond what words alone could ever express. It is people and businesses
such as yours who really make a difference in peoples lives. Kudos to all
those involved in making this day a blessed one.
Big Rock Chophouse's Executive Chef, Brian Henson, General Manager, Vera Day Rizer, and its waitstaff team prepared 450 meals at Capuchin Soup Kitchen on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. This effort was part of the 52-week Detroit Area Chefs "Feed the Need" program with the Michigan Restaurant Association.
October 30, 2011
My husband and I dined at Big Rock on Saturday evening, and I just wanted
to thank you for a wonderful experience. Our waitor, Dave, was so great and
his passion for his job was obvious and contagious. We were at Big Rock
celebrating our anniversary, but we did not share this with Dave until the
very end of our meal. It was great to know that we were not receiving
special treatment because it was our anniversary, but because Dave must
treat all of his customers with such genuine enthusiasm. Thank you for a
September 18, 2011
I just wanted to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU for an excellent job on our special event yesterday!!! You and your staff did an absolutely PHENOMENAL job with the setup, food & drink service, the cleanup, EVERYTHING. I have never experienced such wonderful service across the board, from the waitstaff to the managers (and it was a pleasant surprise to see you there in person right in the thick of it as well), not to mention that the food was absolutely OUTSTANDING. I can’t tell you how many guests were just amazed and thoroughly impressed at the presentation and service your staff provided. That is what meant the most to Sue and I. We are truly grateful for having my first niece (Sue’s grandchild) welcomed with a celebration that was as pleasant as you were able to provide for us. It was such a wonderful overall experience, a seamless event that we will always remember in a very positive way.
Thanks again, and please pass this along to ALL of the employees involved – we can’t thank them enough!!!
Installation & Service Coordinator
Stationary Fabric Awnings
Marygrove Awning Co.
July 9, 2011
The shower was fantastic! The food was delicious and the staff was superb! We all enjoyed. Thanks again for all your help and guidance.
June 26, 2011
Thank you so much for a job well done!! The Bridal Shower for Angelina was fabulous this past weekend. I have been getting calls all weekend commenting on how over the top everything was from the tomato bisque to the main entree, hors d’oeuvres,cake, service and the spectacular ambiance. I could not have asked for anything better.
It was a pleasure working with you and I will definitely keep the Big Rock Chophouse on my list of favorites for special occasions.
Thank you again for everything you did in making this joyous occasion for my son and his future bride such a fabulous event!
Plante & Moran Company Event
June 15, 2011
I wanted to let you know that our event was wonderful. Your team that assisted us was fantastic and we appreciate all that they did (hats off to Jonathon who was very accommodating and professional). Your venue is beautiful and I look forward to returning there soon.
Thanks again and it was a pleasure working with you and your team.
June 11, 2011
I just wanted to send a note and say how wonderful Big Rock treated us on our wedding day. We had 13 people celebrate our wedding with us for dinner and every single person was extremely satisfied with there dinner. The meals were outstanding and the service was exceptional. You exceeded all my expatiations.
Thank you so much for making my special day better than I imagined.
June 4, 2011
This is Jim Cubera sending you an e-mail. About a week and a half ago we held Annie's wedding reception at the Reserve. It was on Saturday June 4, 2011. It seems like yesterday I was talking to you about using The Reserve and asking you for a contact. My that time went by fast. I just wanted to say thank you. The Reserve staff did an awesome job on her big day. I heard a lot of compliments on the European style of the food service. And two little things really impressed me. One, we had an important guest that could not eat the pine apple flavored frosting of the wedding cake and your staff found a chocolate mousse or something to substitute for it and two, at the end of the day when the bride and groom had left and I was starting to put the presents in my car, your hostess offered her staff to take care of that while I attended to the last few remaining guests.
The above are just a couple of examples. Please forward this to the manager and let your staff know that we appreciate their efforts.
65th Birday Party
May 29, 2011
What a great party I had!
My compliments to the Chef, the staff, for delicious food and friendly
treatment. The cake was awesome. We have received many compliments about
I will recommend holding any event at Big Rock.
Thank you, Jessica, for your friendly service.
First Communion Party
May 7, 2011
I know I told you already, but please forward to your boss!!
You and your "team" were fabulous! My daughter had the best time at her First Communion party. Everything was set so beautiful and the cake and food was delicious. The servers were especially great as well. Thank You so much for making an already special day even better. I will never forget it!!
March 5, 2011
We brought my father in-law in last night for his 78th birthday and the
entire staff was fabulous. Dorothy our waitress was extremely accomodating
with helpful dinner suggestions, wine selection and we really enjoyed
Melinda introducing herself as the one who took our reservation and helped
arrange the cake through Jackie. They even found my wifes misplaced purse.
All together just a great team effort that made for a perfect evening.
Thanks again. WE'LL BE BACK !!!!
Rod + Leslie Green
February 5, 2011
I wanted you to know what a perfect baby shower we had for my daughter, Lisa on February 5th at Big Rock. Everything was wonderful (except the unexpected snowstorm.) The food was delicious, service exceptional, and the beautiful room a great compliment to our birdie theme. Many guests said it was the nicest shower they had been to. All your staff was so helpful , attentive, and professional. Thank you so much for your help in the planning of this special event.
December 13, 2010
I wanted to thank you again for all of your help on our holiday party. Everything turned out perfect. Everyone was happy with their food and drinks.
The service was excellent. Please relay to Matt and Andrew (I think that was his name) that they did a great job.
October 3, 2010
Once again, wow! On a short turn around your team did great! Please extend
from Elizabeth and myself a thank you to them. Please make sure you include
a good tip for all three of them. They deserve it! Thank you, Vera - for
the service, the business and your friendship.
September 28, 2010
Just a note to thank you for the wonderful experience for the Brock Rehearsal Dinner. The food was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive, courteous, and professional. It was a pleasure to work with you for this event.
August 10, 2010
Thank you, Katie, and everyone at Big Rock for making our reunion a smashing success. A great time was had by all, and the venue, food and staff were wonderful! You guys really know your business.
August 7, 2010
I just wanted to tell you the party came off without a hitch, your staff as usual did a great job, food was incredible.
Thank you for your help
July 31, 2010
Thank you so much for helping me plan my best friend's bridal shower that
took place on Saturday of last weekend. Allison had a wonderful time and
that was mostly due to you and your wonderful venue. The food was
excellent, as was the staff - Nick was the best!
I can't thank you enough, and I will be sure to be back for future events
and dinner with my husband.
Take care and thanks again,
May 27, 2010
Thank you for making everything perfect. This was, by far one of the best meeting that we have had.
Architectural Building Associates
Gill Group Seminar
May 7, 2010
On behalf of the Gill Group, I want to thank you for all your help in organizing a wonderful venue for our recent seminar. Your professionalism, follow-up and organization are very much recognized and appreciated.
Everyone at our event commented on the superb setting and food. It was a perfect day and our event went off without a hitch thanks to you, Jonathon, Andrew and the rest of your staff that helped.
I thoroughly enjoy working with you Katie and look forward to doing so again in the future.
Very truly yours,
Heather N. Ward
The Gill Group
January 5, 2010
Good morning, I wanted to send you an e-mail in regards to the exceptional help, assistance and guidance of one of your employees with planning a baby shower which is the main reason we selected Big Rock Chophouse as our event location. Katie Kucher has helped in making the decision easy with her extremely prompt and knowledgeable responses. She answered my numerous questions, provided her recommendations as to which room would be appropriate and best suited for a baby shower and waived the room rental fee as we can guarantee 50 or more guests, she also held the date for me while I confirmed with the baby shower hostesses. It’s been quite the task finding the perfect baby shower location and it was so easy and enjoyable with Katie’s help!
Thank you for the excellent service your restaurant provides and we look forward to celebrating the baby shower at your location in February!
Anna's Daughter's Wedding
June 20, 2009
Thank you so very much for the perfect job, tremendous help and understanding in preparation of my daughhter's wedding! Everything was really beautiful, very tasty, fresh and organized. The table setting, wait staff, kindness of all the personnel, high professionalism is highly appreciated!
Thank you again for the work well done,
Kristen's Bridal Shower
June 15, 2009
I just wanted to let you know that Kristen’s Bridal shower was fabulous! Everything was just perfect. The wait staff, Jonathan, Benny and the others, were terrific – very professional, friendly, courteous, and so, so helpful. The food was delicious!! Everyone commented how wonderful it was, and of course the room looked beautiful.
I enjoyed working with you too Katie, you were very helpful and patient with me, with all my questions.
Thanks again for helping to make my daughter’s Bridal Shower such a memorable day. I will highly recommend Big Rock Chophouse to friends looking for a place to hold theirspecial event.
Chris & Elizabeth
June 13, 2009
Just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for all of your effort in making Saturday perfect. All of the guests have raved and raved about how great everything was, how wonderful the serving staff was, how wonderful the food was, etc. It was such a pleasure working with you.
Chris & Elizabeth
Second Annual Rock Rewards Members Party
June 7, 2009
Thank you so much for a fabulous evening! My husband and I had such a wonderful time at the Casino Rock Party!
Second Annual Rock Rewards Members Party
June 7, 2009
Please extend my sincere thanks to the owners and staff for a FABULOUS 2nd annual party! Big Rock really went all the way. The food was even better than last year...especially the desserts. It was also fun to see Norm at the tables...it looked like he was having as much (or more) fun as his guests. In these difficult economic times, this frequent diner really appreciates the efforts of the Big Rock staff/owners who continue to show their appreciation of their customers. I was there last night for another fine meal on the patio...I enjoyed the chef's special - pan-seared turbot - YUMMY.
Many thanks from a continued customer,
May 30, 2009
I just wanted to let you, Katie and your restaurant staff know, everyone in our group had a great time! Unfortunately, I didn't get our waitress's name, the receipt says the server was Liljana we were at table #902/1 according to the receipt. I would really appreciate it, if you would make sure to forward this email to her as well. The entire evening was perfect. The food, service and atmosphere was outstanding! Big Rock is a quality restaurant. The money I spent for the event was well worth it. Thanks again for making this event a very special memory for my family.
Jennifer's Bridal Shower
March 30, 2009
Thank you so much for all your help. The shower was wonderful. Everything was perfect, from our first moment with the valet to the very end. The food was great and the the room was all set up when we arrived. Brandon and Jeff couldn't have been nicer. They even helped us carry everything in, and out, and it was a lot. They were polite and attentive to each and every guest. They were so professional. I don't think anyone had to ask twice for anything the whole afternoon. They were even great with our little girls. All the guests were impressed with them and Big Rock. What a great experience. Thanks to all of you! Jen, is the bride in the aqua and Jamie in black, is the Maid of Honor. I will whole-heartedly recommend Big Rock to all my friends and clients.
Duckhorn Wine Dinner
March 20, 2009
Thank you so much for hosting a fantastic Duckhorn Wine Company dinner at Big Chophouse Reserve Room.
Brian put a fabulous menu together with the food and wine pairings. The food was delicious and please let Brian and your staff know how much we appreciated all the details in the execution.
I have not stopped talking about the foie gras cappuccino and wish I had some right now!
The room was filled with true wine enthusiasts, and it is always fun to share great wines and stories with those that appreciate the craft.
I enjoyed the opportunity to meet your owner and many of your top customers.
Thank you again for all your support of our brands and look forward to seeing you on my next visit to Michigan.
Midwest Brands Manager
Duckhorn Wine Company
American Axle & Manufacturing Holiday Dinner
December 9, 2008
I don’t know where to begin about telling you how exceptional our event at Big Rock Chop House was. All of the staff, including the valet who carried boxes in for me, provided excellent service. The food was great and the wait staff & bartender service was outstanding! Jonathan was terrific making sure all of our needs and requests were met promptly and professionally. We were well taken of from the time we entered the parking lot until the time we left the parking lot.
I’ve received many wonderful comments from our American Axle staff who attended the event.
Thank you for making our holiday dinner a successful event.
- Laura Roszkowski CPS
December 8, 2008
We had a great time yesterday, the food was out of this world and the service was great.
-Ann M. Heuer
November 13, 2008
Hello Laurie, I have been meaning to call you all week! The event went perfectly thanks to the efficiency of the Big Rock. Your wait staff, particularly the two young bartenders were so charming and polite. They were just super. Thank you so much for your professionalism and attention, too.
November 12, 2008
I just wanted to tell you how absolutely wonderful everything was Saturday night! EVERYTHING was perfect....the food, the service, the gorgeous room....we could not have asked for more. All of our out of town guests (as well as those from in town) said that they have never been to a more beautiful venue and we could not agree more. Laurie, we truly appreciate all of your efforts to make the evening run smoothly and seamlessly and we thank you so much! I know Mark sent you an email regarding a question about the liquor bill as well as information as to where to send something to you, so please let us know. Again, we cannot thank you enough. We loved everything!!!! Please extend our thanks to the entire staff .... everyone was fantastic!
Homes for Autism - 12th Annual Ring of Hope Dinner
November 1, 2008
On behalf of our Board of Directors, we would like to express our appreciation to The Reserve for helping us to achieve our hoped for success at our 12th Annual Ring of Hope Dinner on November 1, 2008.
Jessica, thank you (especially) and all your associates for an evening to remember. We have received numerous compliments and praise regarding the delicious food and the warm, elegant surroundings. Special thanks to your executive chef, banquet captains and their respective staff. We recommend high praise indeed to all for their time, talents and exceptional service.
On a personal note, I would like to say that it was a real pleasure working with such helpful and competent professionals. Your individual contributions will enable us to make a difference in the lives of the many individuals and families we serve and to help us continue in our efforts in bring the brightest hope for people with autism.
As an organization, we are struggling to persist during these difficult economic times. Please know how very grateful we our for your support. With the holidays fast approaching, we wish all of you a memorable holiday season!
Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Annual Meeting
October 15, 2008
Thank you very much for helping us put on our most well received annual meeting anyone can remember. Everyone loved the location and the facilities and the food was absolutely perfect. I could not believe how nice, helpful and accommodating the servers were throughout the event. Thank you again for making everything so nice and easy. I really do look forward to having future events at the Reserve.
I also wanted to ask if you have had a chance to look at weather or not we have a balance due. If I can get an invoice by tomorrow I can have a check cut and out to you by Monday.
Thank you so much and look forward to hearing from you.
September 14, 2008
Just wanted to send you a short note to let you know how pleased i was with my daughter’s bridal shower on sat. Sept. 13. Besides dealing with monsoon weather and traffic everybody enjoyed themselves immensely. The valet guys were fabulous in helping everyone with their gifts and getting them to the door with as little discomfort as possible. They also helped us load the cars with the gifts after the shower was over.
Mitchell and the waitstafff were fabulous. The service as well as the food was totally outstanding!!! I enjoyed myself because i knew everybody was doing their job!!
Please let your staff know that everything was greatly appreciated and you will probably be seeing some of us in the near future for other events.
Thank you again,
September 8, 2008
I wanted to let you know that everything went amazing last Friday! The food and service at our rehearsal dinner was spectacular! We couldn't have asked for a better evening.
Kevin and I wanted to thank you for all of your help in organizing the event. You were wonderful to work with!
We look forward to many more evenings at Big Rock! Take care.
Sazerac Company / Rain Vodka Cocktail Party
August 18, 2008
I wanted to write and thank you for the excellent service you and your staff provided for our Rain Vodka cocktail party last night.
The group was very impressed and really enjoyed the food. Definitely top-notch!
I know that there were some sample bottles left over at the end of the night.
If it’s okay with Vera, I would like for you to hang to them and put them up behind the bars, have the bartenders play with them and offer them to customers. If you sell through them, they can be re-ordered through National Wine and Spirits.
I will also help make them disappear, as I do frequent the restaurant / lounge a couple times a month with friends. It’s nice to be able to drink my products when I go out and offer them to friends.
Again, thank you for everything… I will definitely use your services in the future for other events.
Sharon, Jen and "Lucky" Miller
May 31, 2008
"Several weeks ago, I was contacted by Jason Peltier the event planner for The Big Rock Chophouse in Birmingham, Michigan.
They were catering a Mexican themed birthday party on Saturday, May 31 for 100 guests and asked if we would be interested in having a TPDR donkey attend the event. As this presented us with the opportunity for additional support for our rescued longears we decided to have a go at it. Besides, it sounded like fun!
Jen Engstrom and myself along with AKA Lucky Miller (standing in for TPDR Jeffrey) attended the party in Commerce Twp. Michigan and had a grand time. Lucky was a big hit, and made many new friends for donkeys everywhere. Most of the guests had no idea that there was a need for a donkey rescue, or that such organizations even existed.
Jason and the crew from Big Rock Chophouse were a pleasure to work with.They took excellent care of Jen and myself---the food was great!
They frequently asked if there was anything we needed, or if they could bring Lucky some water. They even escorted us safely to and from our trailer. What nice people to work with.
– Sharon, Jen, and "Lucky" Miller