Central Kitchen + Bar

4.6
173 reviews
$30 and under
American
Central Kitchen + Bar features contemporary American cuisine in a casual and welcoming environment. With recognizable bar food serving as the foundation for our menu, our executive chef has given a new spin to the classics, upgrading them with inventive taste combinations using local and seasonal ingredients. Guests will be pleased to see that we have something that appeals to everyone. From the selection of our purveyors of produce and meats, to creating our own infusions for our hand crafted cocktails, we are committed to offering our guests the highest quality products from start to finish.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 173 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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DanielleS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great drinks, awesome staff!

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MichaelP
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Super crowded. This place was packed. Initially the hostess told us she couldn’t even sit us for 45 minutes. I put my foot down and made her understand we had made a reservation through open table. She acquiesced and gave us a terrible table right near the kitchen with one of our chairs in the aisle. Soon as she left we asked the waiter if we could move to another open table we saw nearby. This place was crowded and super loud. The food was pretty good though. It’s located right down the middle of all the action at campus Marcius

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n733
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. First time trying out this restaurant. The location was great. Food and service was excellent. Limited menu but everything they had was delicious. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice venue. Food was very good. Service was pretty good considering it was a busy Friday night and short staffed like every where else. Overall, I would recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the vibe with the DJ and the food was amazing!!!

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vipJillsey
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The menu is very limited from the last time I was there. Food good. Ahi tuna salad tasty but the tuna was chopped so small couldn’t find it. Gratuity 20 percent on bill automatically.

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Christy
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

it was really packed. i had to wait 20 minutes after my reservation time. i received the wrong meal. not too many varieties of food options.

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Williams4
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Wonderful meal shared with friends! Music was a little too loud - had to yell to talk with each other. Food and drinks were excellent! The salmon, filet, calamari, espresso martini, old fashion, champagne were all so great! The waiter seemed to be swamped with tables. I am sure the need for staff doesn’t help that… Overall great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas tree lighting.

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Sheesh
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fantastic time!! The food was amazing, the service was to die for and the drinks were such a value!! We have been there many times and we will be back!

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scotch2rocks
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Menu is pretty limited and full of comfort food, but that actually made it easier and everything on it sounded amazing. Food we ordered was all delicious - truffle fries, chicken sandwich, shrimp tacos, great cocktails. Service was perfect from hostess to server and all super friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, ambiance and service were spectacular. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Will definitely recommend to others. The seasoned fries, kale salad and salmon were delicious. Noise level was perfect at our table. My husband has hearing issues and we had no problem having great conversation on our date. Looking forward to going again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Sleek and stylish space complimented by original, locally sourced dishes. Though it was a bit loud for a date, the energy was upbeat and lively!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal! We had the calamari and fig flatbread - both so unique and delicious! Norris and Alejandro were our servers and not only did they give us great attention, they were super fun!

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chasncinti
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Appetizers were awesome and priced accordingly! Not a lot of variety, but what they have is well developed and tastes great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and service but wish menu had a little more variety

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vipmaryf
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fun find!
Loud but happy- interesting crowd, wonderful staff!!
Hats off to Norris I waitperson!!

He was a magic personality- one of those bright spots that light -up you day!

I gotta try the brunch!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous

The vegetables were crispy fresh salmon fabulous

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JudyN
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Our server Alejandro Miguel Fuentes was excellent

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vipBruce
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food and service were great. "Outdoor table" was in an enclosed heated porch, so not different than indoors re ventilation. Servers do not wear masks, despite the claim to do so on OpenTable.

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vipCToney44
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. It was our first time at Central Kitchen and it was truly worth planning and making a reservation. The service and ambiance was amazing. Hostess was particularly accommodating and extra nice! Servers were all also very helpful and kind as well. We especially enjoyed the mimosa refills. We will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was AMAZING!! It was packed with parties of people and there was a light staff working but you would not have known. They all pulled together to check on each table. It was the definition of team work.

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vipChuckDinning
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the new options on menu French Toast was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We went during a Lions game and the marathon so it was hectic getting to the location however the server made sure we got seated. The vibe was amazing! The food was amazing! And I can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time going here. The Norwegian salmon was delicious and the ambiance was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food: Perhaps the best french toast I've ever had, undoubtedly. Eggs over easy - more like overdone, barely any liquid york. Tea temperature, abysmal. Never had to send back a beverage, but I had to, considering the weather that day. For an establishment of such a class, it's unacceptable. Sausage: a bit overcooked and very, very chewy. Maybe change the brand?
But service was overall great. Pleasant hostess, wonderful server and bartender that was always making sure everyone was ok. Prices were also exceptionally well gauged.

Which brings me back to: I'll always come back just for the french toast 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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KyraA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice spot for dinner in Detroit. The location is great, the service was lovely, the food was delicious, and the craft cocktails were yummy! We celebrated 2 birthday dinners here and were very pleased with the restaurant! I would 100% recommend to anyone looking to dine in Downtown Detroit.

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MomoM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

First thing my fiancé and best friend said was that it was super loud. I have a very loud family so I guess I am used to it. It doesn’t help that the music is also loud. We went for brunch mid-afternoon on a Sunday and it was packed. The food was really good. Service was just okay but it was very busy. I recommend if you dont mind loud environments with good food. I got the chicken and waffles, very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made reservation and got our seats immediately. Greeted upon walking in by the fantastic staff including my favorite Christy Cook! Best restaurant & bar in downtown Detroit and the prices are very reasonable. I’ll be back every week.

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Jlah
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food, food was worth the price I would 10/10 recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

‘Twas exquisite!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both phenomenal. One of the best filets I’ve had and the fig flatbread was unique and delicious. Dining out is pretty hit or miss with server shortages right not but this was a hit.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Alex is by far the best server at Central, will be back!

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vipMykaB
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a vibe at Central Kitchen. Food, service, and overall experience are top tier. One of my fav spots in the city, for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is my “Cheers”. And it never disappoints. Best staff in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were hungry af and saw the place made a reservation. 15 minutes later we were being seated.

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MarkW
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service, good cocktail, good hearty food. A great first meal in Detroit.

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EmmilyT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the employees are amazing as well!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Central Kitchen + Bar using the Order Online button. Central Kitchen + Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 963-9000.

Central Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.