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Central Kitchen + Bar, Detroit, MI

Central Kitchen + Bar

4.7
4.7
582 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (313) 963-9000
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Christina Stanco
  • Catering
    If you are interested in Central Kitchen + Bar catering an event for you please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in hosting a private event at Central Kitchen + Bar please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com
  • Neighbourhood
    Detroit
  • Cross Street
    Cadillac Square and Woodward Ave
  • Parking Details
    We offer 2 hour validation parking in the Detroit 2 garage, located off of Congress St. Please ask the host for your validation ticket before leaving the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 582 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    American

  • Detroit

    American

582 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a vibe! Dre is a gem! Great ambience and drinks.

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  2. MaryK

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUTSTANDING PER USUAL! This is a gem of a place and we love everything about it but especially Norris!!!

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  3. ChrisR

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Central Kitchen never disappoints. The food is always excellent. The salads are fresh & creative. The Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich is plentiful & delicious. The service is professional, helpful & friendly. The vibe is Detroit cool, fun & funky.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch spot. Food is delicious and the vibe is great!!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I came here for a Sunday brunch. Always a great lovely vibe. Our waiter Victoria was super sweet and took good care of us. We will definitely be back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and excellent food. I wish they would have a little bit more choices but it was delicious.

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  7. EvGreen

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Server was very attentive and so was the manager. Came around 2 times during service. There wasn't anytime during our 3 hour meal did we feel rushed. I would highly recommend.

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  8. JillD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nya and, additional staff were professional and attentive.

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  9. AlexaC

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was great! We sat outside in the heated patio area ! It was so warm and comfortable. I went here to celebrate my birthday and the lava cake was great! Drinks, apps, entire and dessert was great!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Lively Gem for Groups If you're looking for a fun night out with friends, Central Kitchen & Bar should be at the top of your list. This lively restaurant and bar offers the perfect blend of delicious food and a vibrant atmosphere that's ideal for groups. The menu is a delightful mix of contemporary American fare with creative twists. But Central Kitchen & Bar isn't just about the food. The drink menu is equally impressive, featuring an extensive selection of craft cocktails, local beers, and a well-curated wine list. The knowledgeable bartenders can also whip up something special to suit your tastes. What really sets this place apart, though, is the lively and energetic atmosphere. The spacious dining room and bar area provide ample room for groups to socialize and enjoy each other's company. The exposed brick walls and warm lighting create a cozy yet trendy vibe that's perfect for catching up with friends over a few drinks and shared plates. If you're looking for a guaranteed good time with friends, Central Kitchen & Bar is an absolute must. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just in need of a fun night out, this restaurant and bar is sure to deliver a memorable experience. Just be sure to make reservations, as this popular spot tends to fill up quickly.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we had a great time at the restaurant under the host kept coming to our table like she was rushing us too go like she had a staring problem like is she would’ve have comb her hair maybe she would feel better then to be at work with bang and wild pony tail but our waiter was great I didn’t like serving of the host she was rude far as customer service People never know who they talking to and a establishment I was respectful your true Kaine (podcaster) Wine and Dine With Kaine and’s Friends.

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  12. AleesaG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were so nice to seat us after arriving early for our reservation. The food was so good and quick service.

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  13. PeterF

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating here and had a great experience. Drinks and food were both very good. Service was excellent. Will be back again.

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  14. CazT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and location. Amazing service. Lively and vibrant.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always nice when I come in food is always great & fresh, the drinks always on point ambiance the waiter/waitresses so nice uggh I just love it.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went to this restaurant with friends. We were seated in a timely manner. Everything we ate was pretty good. Some dishes were a little too salty for my taste. I wish they had a little bit more on the menu to choose from but everybody was able to find something. Seating was comfortable and I would come back again.

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  17. RobertD

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was great, but the food was just ok. The lunch menu seemed to be very limited.

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  18. AmyB

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great!! Tomato basil bisque was flavorful and the bursts flatbread with lobster was amazing!! Service was great, food came quickly and my water was refilled 3 times. It was a little noisy but not because it was that busy, it’s just the high ceilings allow sound to carry. It may be really loud when they’re busy, but we had a very nice lunch and could hear each other speak. I would definitely go back!!

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  19. Sueg

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 1st visit to Central Kitchen & Bar and we will definitely be back. Great atmosphere , excellent food & service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    They didn’t have a lot of choices on their menu. The noodles in my pasta weren’t done. They drinks tasted like syrup. The waiter was wonderful though.

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  21. BobR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun atmosphere with great food. Norris, our server, made several excellent recommendations.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Norris was an excellent server, food and drink were great!

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  23. alwaysdownforbrunch

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a Very loud place but still good food and service.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Tried something different and loved it! Staff is awesome! Great vibes.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibes! Fast service and the food was phenomenal

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  26. alwaysdownforbrunch

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Central Kitchen. Always love the vibes and the food

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Just not overly impressed with this place. We had reservations for 3:30 and they closed at 4pm on a Sunday. No notifications or anything about timing. Then it was just an underwhelming experience overall.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is amazing and the food is even better!!! My favorite place to eat

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  29. TaylorB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good - we got a lot of shareable apps for our table and they were all 10/10

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  30. ChrisC

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our food was excellent. There is a great atmosphere and the service was top notch.

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  31. TonyO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a Wonderful pre-game brunch, will highly recommed !!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated right away and were constantly checked on throughout our dinner. Everything we ordered was great!

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  33. greatfind

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at this restaurant and it was great. Our waiter, food and drinks were excellent. My partner ordered the grilled cheese (not on the menu so be sure and ask) and tomato basil soup, great combo!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great.. but there was a DJ there and it was hard to hear and talk over the music. That was cool but I wouldn’t recommend for a date night. Unless you want that type of vibe.

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  35. SamanthaM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve walked by Central Kitchen at least 75 times in the past and it always looked like such a cool Place. We finally got a resy and let Me tell you if was WORTH THE WAIT. Food was awesome, drinks were tasty, service was prompt, prices were very reasonable. Cannot wait to return! Thanks for a great night! ⭐️

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  36. Stemmie

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aside from the food menu being somewhat small compared to the drinks, what I ordered was pretty good. Our waiter was attentive from start to end and the drinks are great as well. Would come again and recommend!

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  37. MaryK

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love Central Kitchen! Food never disappoints and Norris is exceptional!!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Surprise! Brunch. We were having an early bite before the Hockey game. I had the surf and turf which was excellent. Short rib and a salmon croquette on an English muffin. My wife had the avocado toast which was really large and wings which she graciously shared. They were done perfect. My favorite dish at Central is the Mediterranean wings which are a don’t miss. We were on the Patio and it was really loud. (Music). Norris was our server by request and he did not disappoint.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and kids and I wanted a nice dinner after a fun time ice skating at Campus Martius. We made a reservation and were treated with friendliness and professionalism when we arrived. The staff was great and the food and drinks and atmosphere were all fantastic!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. You rarely have waiters that attentive and engaging. Great staff.

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FAQs

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

Central Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 582 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 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Central Kitchen + Bar

660 Woodward Ave Ste 4A, Detroit, MI 48226-3586

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Cadillac Square and Woodward Ave
  • Neighbourhood
    Detroit
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    We offer 2 hour validation parking in the Detroit 2 garage, located off of Congress St. Please ask the host for your validation ticket before leaving the restaurant.
  • Executive Chef
    Christina Stanco
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (313) 963-9000
  • Catering
    If you are interested in Central Kitchen + Bar catering an event for you please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in hosting a private event at Central Kitchen + Bar please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com
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