Downtown Louie's

4.5
380 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Casual
Detroit's hidden gem is located in Capitol Park. We serve upscale comfort food alongside fine wine and craft beer and cocktails.
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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit. Great food and service. Will definitely go back!

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TM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OUR SERVER WAS AWESOME! i WISH I KNEW HER NAME. VERY PLEASANT ANS ATTENTIVE EVEN THOUGH HER SECTION WAS FULL.

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RS
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time to this well known place...fantastic. Food was great, atmosphere felt cool...and our server Anne was spectacular!

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DG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I've stopped here several times for lunch, dinner, and cocktails. The atmosphere is great as well as the food and service. They also make fantastic cocktails.

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L
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent, drinks were quite good. They handled allergies exceptionally. Service was awesome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Downtown Louie’s was an excellent choice for the occasion. Our table was right where I requested and the experience was great overall.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful appetizers. Especially enjoyed the calimari and roasted brussel sprouts.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, strong drinks. Mushroom gnocchi was delicious. Stopped in before a show at the Opera House. Even though we were a little late for our reservation Amy made sure we had apps, entrees and drinks with enough time to make it to the show. She was a great attentive server! Will be back.

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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The only disappointment was the fish in the fish and chips...it was very fishy not appropriate for fried fish
Everything else was excellent

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PP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We were in last Thursday night before Aladdin. I was excited having ready the reviews on TripAdvisor.

The service was awful. Our waitress had no interest in being there. She even looked like she was training another waiter. I was shocked that they would pick her. Any more disinterest and she would have been rude. We asked for another minute to look at the menu before we ordered. She didn't return for 20. She never asked how our food was and it took another 20 to get our check. Thankfully the Will Call line was short at the theater or we would have been late for the show.

The food was good. My wife enjoyed the tomato bisque and Mac N Cheese. I had the Michigan salad and wild Mushroom Gnocchi. My portion was a little anemic. My wife’s was huge. We both commented that we were missing protein from the dishes. They didn’t feel complete.

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JB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Overall the experience was just okay, which for NYE is expected. Food and Service were nothing special, if anything, both below par.

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NM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Best service I have had in a long time! Our waitress was phenomenal, and it was a busy New Year's EVe. Food is good, somewhat pricey for what you get, however considering it is downtown Detroit, I can't really complain. I have been here several times and never had a meal that dissapointed. The Calamari and Gnocchi are delicious. Husband always gets the burger, which he enjoys.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had eleven at our table and they never missed a beat. The food and service was excellent! I plan to return.

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MT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New year’s ece

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Place was packed but with Open Table reservation , we were seated within minutes. Great place to eat!

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DW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and perfect for pre-theater dining!

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MJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great location and cool space inside. Owner Adrian graciously came out to see how we enjoyed ourselves. Nice cozy environment with a buzz without feeling cramped.

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DH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was very courteous.

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GM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food in a cozy, wonderful atmosphere. Short walk to the Detroit Opera House.

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GR
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

They have really good burgers. The Mac & Cheese side dish is fantastic. Oysters on the half shell....yummy.

The Fish and Chips was OK. The Truffle Fries were soggy not crispy. If the Truffle Fries were crisp it would be a 5 not a 4

I will definitely go back and hope that they get the Truffle Fries cooked better. Overall I like this place having been here twice

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Friends get together . Service was great ! Food was good, but the lemon cake was the best thing

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PR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Limited,well done, but pricey menu. I guess that is to be expected in downtown Detroit these days. Convenient to Fox, Opera house etc., for a before show meal, is how we we frequented it twice in the last month. Excellent wait staff.

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TK
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Downtown Louie's has a great atmosphere. It's very nice and classy inside but not overly fancy. Food is amazing and have a great cocktail list.

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

High quality neighborhood restaurant. Close to downtown activities/venues

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the perfect cozy spot to grab dinner on a cold night in Detroit. I split crispy brussel sprouts, tomato bisque, a lamb burger, and a side of macaroni and cheese. All very yummy and reasonably priced.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time, arrived early and was still seated. Wonderful hostess and waitress, the bottle of sparkling wine and cake was amazing! Thank you we will be back!

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CH
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yummy! Great space

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner before a play

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t
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Upscale bar in a great location within walking distance to Comerica, Ford Field, LCA or Campus Martius. Wonderful and lively atmosphere, excellent food and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant experience the waitress was kind of dry but the service and food was good.

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DL
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love Downtown Louie’s, food is always good, service is usually good, it’s a bit loud. We go there often before dhows and concerts. We were going to see Michelle Obama and decided to eat dinner there.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Great food and atmosphere

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food and quick and fast service. Went prior to going to Wings game and were in and out in less than an hour with a very good meal

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PN
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Last minute reservation that turned into an awesome experience! The drinks were strong and the atmosphere was very loud and energetic. Perfect spot for a late night meal on a Saturday night. The food was amazing from appetizer to dessert. Worth every dollar!

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J
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Downtown Louie's is a inviting room with great food and service.

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall our experience was outstanding. The location is great and the ambiance of the restaurant is great. We were promptly greeted and seated and our server made great suggestions for wine and food choices. My only criticism was that the filet was slightly overcooked from my medium rare request and for $39 was on the thin and small size but still very good. The potatoes that came with were outstanding. We'd definitely recommend and will certainly return.

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, fun atmosphere

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Waitress was a little rude at first

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a good experience. However the menu on open table is not accurate. Our waitress told us it was 3-4 years old. Burger on the online menu was$10 but it was actually $14. The online menu is more extensive then the actual one. My husband’s fish and chips were $26. Overpriced but good. The wait staff was very accommodating and pleasant.

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KN
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

This place was okay...the biggest detractor was price. The cocktails were way overpriced for an establishment like this, and the food was good, but nothing I could not have made at home...and certainly not worth the amount they charged.

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