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About Downtown Louie's

Bi-level, wood paneled hidden gem located in the heart of Detroit serving American fare with a European twist along with craft cocktails and local brews

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, European

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

Cross Street:
Griswold

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(313) 961-1600

Website:
http://www.downtownlouieslounge.com/

Parking Details:
Public lots and street parking located on Clifford, Griwold, Washington and many surrounding streets.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Rutkowski

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Downtown Louie's Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Pre/post-theatre (27)
Casual (24)
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Neighbourhood Gem (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Cozy (18)
Fun (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Group Bookings (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Business Meals (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-Night Find (9)
Lunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great Beer (8)
Live Sports (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Romance (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Authentic (5)
People Watching (4)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Seasonal (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, beautiful interior and great service in downtown Detroit!

Food1
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was wonderful. Hannah was a great waitress. There was a hair in the food which ruined the experience.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great burger. Apps were good. Service done well. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

In for late New Year’s Eve dinner. Food, service, and atmosphere were great

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Romantic
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

The atmosphere along with the food was very good. We went there for NYE dinner and we were seated right away even though our reservation was a hour later. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for those in the area. Also, my meal was missing something and the manager made it right with the kitchen. Very pleased with the service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is our third visit. Food is unique, and very yummy!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great, good food, excellent service.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE Pick with our 2 children for an early dinner...food was very good and atmosphere was nice, warm and cozy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place for lunch and dinner. Our service was quick and he knew the menu and drinks well. I would highly recommend this place and will definitely be a returning customer!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

After Christmas dinner with friends. Was pretty empty when we arrived around 6:45 for our 7pm reservation. It did fill up later in the evening. Appetizers and food was very good. We shared the Meze meat/cheeses board and it was plenty for our group of 5. Dinners came out right as we finished the apps, everyone enjoyed their choice (a couple of seafood pastas, bistro steak, and a fish and chips)

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

The Salmon is the best that I’ve ever had. The brussel sprouts are also delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual
Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was horrific. Our waiter seemed to have no idea what he was doing and stopped at our table once every 30 minutes...when he knew we had a show to get to. We asked to cash out when our dinner arrived anticipating the bill to take at least another 20 minutes. The food and the wine were delicious, so I'd definitely give this place another try...with a different waiter!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and service

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 17, 2017

We appreciated that Louie’s took our reservation on a very busy evening in Detroit, when other restaurants would not do so.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We arrived and it was a small line but once i told the host we had reservations we were sat immediately. The ambiance was very nice.. it had a modern day great Gatsby feel. Let’s get To the meal i had the steak with garlic butter and herb fries, my date had the roasted chicken with asparagus and whipped garlic potatoes. I had 2 glasses of moscato 😋 it was chilled and delicious. No dessert. My date did receive ice cold potato’s and it did take a long time for them to bring him a bowl of potatoes but other than that i will be back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best charcuterie plate ever.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

I found this restaurant because it was listed as close to The Fox theater. It was definitely within walking distance to the theater and we were very impressed by the look of the restaurant. Well the inside was just as well done as the outside and the food was very good. Our service was excellent and we were checked on several times to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We truly enjoyed the dining experience and will visit Downtown Louie's again when we're in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Great Beer, Cozy, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent meal with attentive service. We enjoyed our pre-theatre dinner.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Key West)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful Detroit gem perfect for our two-couple (sans kids) anniversary dinner. Warm atmosphere and delicious food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on December 15, 2017

Lamb burger was charred on the outside. salads were great. apps great. staff great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We love Downtown Louie's...great service and atmosphere and very good food!

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find
Food4
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was Good Host was late getting are Table,then he forgot we were in the Bar area gave are Table Away he was just Scattered Brained not Impressed

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 8, 2017

We tried Downtown Louie’s on a recommendation from a friend. It was a delightful experience. Really nice people to start with. I loved the menu and the food was great. It is lively, so a bit noisy, but no problem because the booth made conversation easy. The price was great. Overall a wonderful place.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great service and great food at a great place. Loved it and heading back tomorrow.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4

 
·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very nice place, clean, and interesting menu

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant was beautiful. It was comfortable and cozy, yet they still managed to have TVs around for sports without feeling like a sports bar. Staff was friendly. The service was slow which was fine, didn’t make you feel rushed. The food was amazing, well cooked and delicious. I had the 7oz bistro steak and it was probably one of the best steak I have ever had.
The only recommendation I would have is to have bread basket for the table. Since service is slow having a small bread basket would have been nice while enjoying our drinks waiting for food. But overall I enjoyed downtown Louie’s and would recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

I only have one con, i tried to call the restaurant to let them know we were going to be late and they only have an automated voicemail. That was frustrating. But the waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly and the food was delicious!!! The drink menu was fun and the prices were what we expected.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went with friends before the theater. The food was outstanding. Three of us had the Bistro steak and it was delicious, seasoned beautifully Nd you could cut it with a butter knife. My husband has the short rib.. he devoured it. Excellent wine recommendation and overall a great meal and a nice surprise. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent menu and quality of food. Always attentive

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food3
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

My husband and I came to Detroit for an event and had to pick a dinner spot for the one night we were there. This looked like a well-reviewed, cozy place right in the downtown area, so we made a reservation. Unfortunately, we were re-seated twice because of staff miscommunication, the food was nothing special, and our bill was wrong and had to be corrected. Maybe it was just a fluke, but I still don't think we'll go back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

I usually don't leave reviews but we were in Detroit for a show and gave Downtown Louie's a shot and it was delicious! Best filet I have had in a very long time. Our server was very nice and paid good attention to us without being overbearing. I would definitely recommend this spot!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Despite the fact that Open Table did NOT have a reservation for us we were able to get seated. The first table was quite noisy and we could not converse; we moved to another table and had a delightful meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 26, 2017

First timers this weekend. Outstanding service and creative cocktails. Great food. We had oysters (outstanding), steak bites (super yummy), mac and cheese (to.die.for) and short ribs (very tasty).

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food. Steak was great. So was the pasta!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Quick Bite
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was fantastic, ambiance was perfect, close to the Fox theater, little pricy but was worth it!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Downtown Louies has consistently good food! We always enjoy eating there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very nice ambiance. Nicer than the pictures online. Great food. I had the short rib sandwich and tomato soup.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Quick Bite
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 17, 2017

First time there was pleasantly suprised, will be back again soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a table ready for us when we showed up for our reservation. Good Service! Food was good adequate portions as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Really nice place to go before a show at the Fox. Inside is cozy, pretty, kind of upscale bar decor. Brussel sprouts and whitefish spread were good appetizers, the lamb burger is very good, especially with the yogurt sauce. Our table shared the brownie and deep fried oreos for dessert, both were good but I thought the oreos were something special.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene

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