Downtown Louie's

4.5
710 reviews
$50 and over
American
Detroit's hidden gem is located in Capitol Park. We serve upscale comfort food alongside fine wine & craft beer & cocktails.
PROPER ATTIRE IS REQUIRED
Please avoid the following: sleeveless shirts, flip flops, beach wear, & athletic active wear.

20% gratuity is added to every check and we do not split checks for parties of 5 or more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 710 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I enjoyed my dinner at Downtown Louie’s. The ambiance and the service were also great.

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LoriR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

First time to Downtown Louie's. We really enjoyed it.
Although they are understaffed, there was no wait for our food.
The staff was very pleasant. Our waiter, Glen, was awesome; friendly and attentive.
We highly recommend visiting. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, great food and drinks and great service! I will definitely come back and recommend to friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Loved it! Great service and drinks/food. Loved the ambiance.

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vipAnnD
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love Downtown Louie's - staff is wonderful, manager walks around to make sure everything is good. Wish they would put the turkey burger back on the menu but the chicken pot pie was delicious, the lamb chops also quite good and I've had the Louie burger which is delicious as well.

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vipSeasonedtrvlr
Detroit
65 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really cool spot for brunch, great food and service - what more do you need

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Shawn
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience4

NYE, 5pm reservation befor the Red Wings game: no mention of limited menu of only a 3-course meal with a price point of $80/person. Reservation made over a week in advance and the restaurant did not even tell the wait staff until they arrived.

I will not return to an establishment that takes advantage of the customers on a busy night and does not give any notification or posting on the website

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ❤️❤️

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ElizabethB
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Our server was kind and attentive. The food was pricey. I got the New York strip and it was very salty. Great drinks and good vibes.

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LindaF
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was exceptional!! Alway enjoy dining there! ❤️

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Junglelove313
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

1st timer, it was a nice quick diner before the Gladys Knight concert at the Fox Theater. we was kind of in a rush . We informed the server ,A very nice young man of our need to "eat and run" and he was very helpful in getting us in and out. My wife had the salmon and I had the NY strip. and we shared a calamari appetizer. the 2 main courses was excellent 5 out of 5, the appetizer was a 3.5 only because they not crispy. the only down part is the parking . Nowhere to park and the lots are just robbing people.

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Our waitress was very fun, knowledgeable, and took great care of us! The place was clean, cool atmosphere of music and fun. Definitely recommend! The food, especially the dessert, was AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Great ambiance and waitress..found it strange that you can't substitute menu items with a more preferred side item..I've just never heard of that before at a restaurant, at that price point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

We had 1 waiter for a table of 20. The poor guy had to keep going up and down stairs to get or drinks.
Our bill was $1500 and on the way out a manager at the bar told one of our party to make sure not to take the glass she was carrying. Very bad taste considering we just spent $1500 on a dinner.
On a positive note the restaurant was very beautiful. We just needed at least 2-3 servers for a party of our size. We would have spend double that on drinks if we could have got a few more bottles.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great time…we’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience and will be back again.

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Repeat customer but from the pre pandemic timeframe.
Was glad to see/taste that the food was at par to previous visits.
Very happy with the food quality and service.
Had 3 customers for dinner before Wings game and they gushed over the food quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best experience and found out as we were leaving that it was our waitress Sarah’s second day. She could’ve fooled us. She was great and had our drinks and food to us quickly, made sure we had bread, and checked on us to made sure we were good. We would’ve thought she had been there for years. Great staff, great food, great environment

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jasonm
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The place was clean and quiet. The staff was friendly but food did take along time to come out. Both steaks where over cooked, but since we where eating here before a show we did not have time to send our steaks back. The flavor was good just over cooked. The half chicken and Lamb chops where Very good. If all the food came out cooked to order and in a timely fashion Price would of been fine.

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Rosanna
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Holiday show with the kids followed by dinner. Exceptional food. From the special Greek calamari to the prime filet, gnocchi, and Mac and cheese, every single bite was exceptional. We were all very satisfied! Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

They set us promptly and we were served quickly. However then our servers seem to disappear for long periods of time. overall had a great time and would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Athens atmosphere is nice. Appeared to be understaffed. Waitress was nice, but she was assigned too many tables. When we asked for a couple of more minutes to look at the menu, she didn't return for 15 minutes. She rarely checked in on the table. Food took 50 minutes to come out after we ordered. If you do go, off hours would be best.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed dinner and cocktails at Downtown Louie’s —the food was delicious , the service was impeccable ! A perfect start to our holiday girls’ night !!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

It was a very enjoyable experience and atmosphere. The server was delightful. The menu could have been more inspired for the prices.

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vipAnnD
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service
Bring back turkey burgers and the old recipe French fries

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vipCherylM
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Make a reservation. Table will be set up and waiting. Friendly staff. All food was delicious. We had steak tips and wings for apps. Our table of six ordered a variety of entrees- pasta, burger, chicken, pot roast and battered shrimp. Generous portions. All food was delicious! We had an 8:00 show to get to. Got there early and had plenty of time to eat, drink, and walk The town beforehand. Service was great! I highly recommend this venue as a go to in the “D”.

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Nancy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was one of the best dining experiences we have had in Detroit. Service was personable and attentive. Food was amazing. Prices were competitive.

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GaryC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Two out of four entrees not so good. I’d skip the whitefish and lamb. Salmon and filet were fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

The food was terrible. The description stated formal attire. There were people in jeans and sweatshirts. Not worth the cost

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TimB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was very good, ample parking and very convenient to walk to Little Caesars arena for the Red Wing game.

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Lynzi34
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Expected much more from here. Service wasn’t that great. Food was pretty good, again my expectations were much higher.

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vipkellerkip
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellant burger and service

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pre Red Wings game and Wedding Anniversary.
The Chicken Pot Pie was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

This was not a good experience. I was in town with my boyfriend and his parents. Got reservations here before the Bill Bur show. The service was not great. The food took a long time. The charcuterie board was $40 and looked like a 10 year old put it together. It was not worth the price at all. I got the Bolognese and it was watered down spaghetti sauce with no flavor. Everyone else in my group said their dishes also had no flavor. Would not recommend this spot.

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

Great ambiance

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DaveD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Great room, good food, great location. I think our server was having a bad night.

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was great and the atmosphere was good too. Would go again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an outstanding experience here. Great food and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience3

There was a magician going table to table trying to solicit money from people for card tricks - not a fan of being bothered while I’m out to dinner.

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ZeinaB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was very nice. Food was pretty good. Nice night out.

FAQs

Downtown Louie's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 961-1600.

Downtown Louie's is rated 4.5 stars by 710 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.

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