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220 Merrill, Birmingham, MI

220 Merrill

4.6
4.6
1715 Reviews
$30 and under
American
220 Merrill is a modern chic upscale restaurant in Birmingham, MI specializing in American cuisine.

During the summer season guests can enjoy patio dining accompanied by live music.

Weekend Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Offering one of the best Happy Hours in Birmingham, the $9 Appetizer & $8 Cocktail Menu consists of Sesame Ahi Tuna Tartare, Sweet & Spicy Calamari, Shrimp Tacos, top-shelf spirits and more. (Monday-Friday, 3-6pm)

With large elegant dining rooms, 220 Merrill is the perfect place to host private parties, special events and business conferences.

Awards & Accolades:
Open Table Diner's Choice Winner - 2022
Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" - 2016
Hour Detroit "Best Bar for Business Deals"- 2016
Hour Detroit "Best Bartender" - 2016
Open Table Diner's Choice Winner - 2015

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 96 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 646-2220

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    220 Merrill is the perfect place to host an intimate gathering or a more formal event. Private dining at 220 adds a polished touch to any special occasion, whether planning a festive reception, business conference or rehearsal dinner, we accommodate every party planning need.

  • Private party contact

    Richard Hatfield: (844) 210-0499

  • Neighbourhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross Street

    Old Woodward and Merrill

  • Parking Details

    Valet parking available in the evening.

  • Entertainment

    Sunday Brunch - Live music, 10:30am-3pm Wine Down Wednesdays - Live music on the patio and 22% off bottles of wine.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,715 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow I haven’t been here since before the shutdown and this place is gorgeous! I love the new updates and the food/ drinks were to die for!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow 10/10 experience!!!!!!!! We had Elvis and wow what a server he was. Always on point and on top of the game. Will be back soon and recommending Elvis.
  3. KN

    KathN

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was ok, nothing special. So loud we couldn’t hear each other well. Is it a club or a restaurant for dinning? Maybe I sound old but don’t young people want to hear each other too?
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great! They have two dining rooms. The one with the bar had too many tables. People’s chairs from different neighboring tables were literally touching each other. Very little room for bus staff and wait staff to maneuver in between tables. It definitely negatively impacted the overall experience. Management should just remove a table or two and make the experience more enjoyable for guests and staff.
  5. B

    Brunchers

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Easily the worst meal we've had in recent memory. Western omelet was dry, with almost no cheese and only a few ham cubes. French dip was a disaster--the gristly "slow roasted beef" tasted as if it had been sliced several days ago and left to slow age in a stale refrigerator. (After the french dip was removed from the table with barely a couple nibbles out of it, the manager said she couldn't take that utterly inedible sandwich off the check because she "didn't see it.") Our server was polite and attentive and the iced tea was good. The restaurant was well under capacity at peak brunch hours. After frequenting this place many years ago, this sole recent visit was very disappointing.
  6. JA

    JeffreyA

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    A favorite spot to have a business meeting in Birmingham
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come here often for business meals and am treated wonderfully everytime. The server Liz is phenomenal and makes every experience just as good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music a little loud. Tables very tight together. Overall great food and great service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every minute of my experience! The host is so kind and helpful and gave me great recommendations. The carrot cake is to dieeee for!!!!! Will be back soon
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg this place is soooo cool !! What a vibe! I came in for a quick lunch and will come back to try the dinner options with friends.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my experience here all around. The staff is so nice and kind. The host Tamera is the sweetest! She helped gave me great recommendations on what to order like the tuna tartare and the calamari which were delicious. Can’t wait to come back
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow first time back since moving out of state a couple of years ago and love the new updates they did around the restaurant!! The vibe is immaculate and the food and drinks were amazing. Will be back again to try brunch!!
  14. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place for a get together with friends or family! Bashir was a fantastic server and made us feel like we we’re the only table in the restaurant. He was extremely professional and attentive. We will ask for him when we return. They had a back room for private events and the ladies in the room (it looked like a bridal shower or baby shower) seemed like they had a good time. I don’t know what pricing looks like but I’ll be looking into booking that for my next larger event.
  15. b

    buckeyegirl

    Chicago

    260 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great presentation. A little slow for a business meal.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had wonderfully attentive service from Lauren, who made the whole experience better. Food was good too, with a varied brunch menu.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    This place is cool, good ambiance and pretty interior. However, our waitress had a bad attitude and was pretty rude to my friends and I. We could barely hear her since it was so loud and when we asked her to repeat what she said to us, she rolled her eyes and gave us a rude response.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food & drinks were delicious, atmosphere was perfect for the occasion
  19. FD

    FineDiner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance, food and service were excellent. Wait staff was knowledge, courteous and friendly. Service was prompt and overall it was very enjoyable experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    I have been here before and my experience was not this bad. The server had a very poor attitude. It took 20 minutes to get a soda. I ordered a glass of white wine and what was brought to the table was a glass of champagne. When I brought it to his attention he took it back and came back to say he gave me the wine not champagne (though it was very much bubbling) when asked why was it in a champagne flute he couldn’t respond and asked “so what do you want me to do about it?” I obviously asked for a wine glass and we went on with our dinner. We had to ask what the specials were and told the lobster was “stuffed with stuff”. Our food was fine. The shrimp scampi was not worth it, the short rib was very good, the burger was alright and the lobster tails were alright. We ordered the very large Sundae and it was mainly filled with whipped cream but took 20 minutes to get. The chocolate souffle was horrible. We planned to take it to go but decided to try a bite before and ended up leaving it on the table. The cocktail servers from downstairs were working upstairs and I definitely did not feel it was appropriate for women in mini skirts and bras walking around a restaurant that’s meant to be classy. It would be one thing if that was the normal ambiance of upstairs but I highly doubt many of the parents bringing their children were expecting that.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Brunch experience at 220! My family and I have been there for lunch and dinner but it was our first time for Brunch. We were celebrating our NYE with some friends. We invited another family (with kids as well) and they were very happy with everything there. We sat at the comfy “pink cushioned” booth and it was so comfortable for 8! Our server, Shannon, was amazing. He was attentive, kind, and funny! His recommendation for my my dish as well as my husbands was spot on. The Smoked Salmon eggs Benedict and the steak and eggs were delicious!! We love our food served hot off the skillet and it sure was!! Shannon went above and beyond for my Childrens request of random stuff (lemon for avocado toast lol.) He is amazing!! Thanks Shannon. In all honesty, we never had a bad experience there dining with our children. All of our past servers were amazing. Looking forward to another meal at 220 Merrill with my family.
  22. SB

    ShanB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best New Year's Eve Brunch that I can ever recall having :-) The food was delicious and our service was impeccable! We tried to upload pictures of the delicious food but I keep getting an error message :-(
  23. DS

    DanielleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Makayla was a wonderful waitress. She gave us wonderful service. 10/10!
  24. AM

    AmyM

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants! Food and service are always great!
  25. D

    Dadz

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The service and food were good, I do wish the tables were not soo close together we felt like we were having lunch with the whole area.
  26. D

    Donovan59

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Do not like getting my pours of wine from a small vase - if i order another glass I want another glass - I suggest you get smaller glasses and pour NEW glasses of wine instead of adding to an existing glass.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For my birthday, Terrance, our waiter was the best! He was attentive when needed. He gave off good vibes.
  28. K

    Kelly

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was excellent! Alex did an amazing job and made the evening memorable! Thank you!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though our reservation was at the height of holiday season the service and food were fabulous! The steak was perfect and the calamari was one of the best I’ve ever had! 5 stars!
  30. MS

    MikeS

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful space, very Birmingham. Find a great table and all is well.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I came in and were taken great care of. Food was delicious and the desserts are even better if that’s possible. Will be back soon.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Liz was a great server and made our experience incredible!!
  33. SR

    SandraR

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent, and our service was good. I think because we had an infant in our party, we could have been seated someplace else. Otherwise, we will be back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Tables were too crowded together to the point that you couldn’t walk between most of them. Our waiter was friendly but otherwise the staff acted as if we were lucky to be there. The cocktails were disappointing, I tried two different kinds but they tasted the same and as if they came from a premade mix. The Sea Bass was very dry but I will say the desserts were good. No specialty coffees and everything was over prices. Lastly, the ladies restroom was not tended to
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael was terrific!
  36. CR

    CaraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and staff was very pleasant. Noise level was very high in the front room. The back room is quieter.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have date night at 220 often and tonight I went out with a girlfriend and Bashar was our server and I cannot express how outstanding our service was. He was so incredibly kind and on top of everything. Honestly hands down best service I have ever experienced! Also food is always on point, but Bashar made our evening. Thank you!!!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A tremendous meal as I'm sure you've heard/read. Great service (shout out to Elvis) and a fun atmosphere too!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing better than the food is the service. Our server Elvis always takes care of us. The first time I went here was 8 years ago on my first anniversary with my girlfriend. The second time I went was on our first anniversary as a married couple. It’s our go to spot when we want to guarantee a great experience.
  40. a

    afoodie1985

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience today with my sorority sisters. Alex gave us the best service even though the restaurant was super busy. I always love that no matter when I come and how busy the place is, the service is always great. Food was awesome too.

FAQs

220 Merrill is rated 4.6 stars by 1715 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 96 times today
Google Map for 220 Merrill

220 E Merrill St, Birmingham, MI 48009

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Old Woodward and Merrill

  • Neighbourhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet parking available in the evening.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Sunday Brunch - Live music, 10:30am-3pm Wine Down Wednesdays - Live music on the patio and 22% off bottles of wine.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 646-2220

  • Private party facilities

    220 Merrill is the perfect place to host an intimate gathering or a more formal event. Private dining at 220 adds a polished touch to any special occasion, whether planning a festive reception, business conference or rehearsal dinner, we accommodate every party planning need.

  • Private party contact

    Richard Hatfield: (844) 210-0499

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