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SavannahBlue

4.4
4.4
2653 Reviews
$31 to $50
Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
SavannahBlue is restaurant and bar driven by southern flavors presented with Detroit style. Located in Downtown Detroit, SavannahBlue's ambience blends urban eclectic and chic supported by a rich and soulful soundtrack (the Sounds of SavannahBlue) in the background. SavannahBlue's food is Contemporary Northern Soul. It is freshly prepared and pays tribute to our southern roots. The cocktails are tasty and made with fresh ingredients. SavannahBlue embraces diversity, creativity and superior customer service.…hospitality is our special sauce!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 57 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Contemporary Southern), American, Regional American (Southern)

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 926-0783

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chris McClendon

  • Neighbourhood

    Detroit

  • Cross Street

    Grand River Ave.

  • Parking Details

    Valet, street, public parking lots surrounding the building.

  • Public Transit

    People Mover station at corner of block.

  • Entertainment

    Piano, lively background music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    The strong wording of dress code versus the actual clientele was quite the juxtaposition. Multiple gentlemen were clad with head-to-toe NBA team attire. Nets and Clippers. If you want to have a dress code, enforce it, or just do away with it. Prices for shareables was reasonable but the Mac & cheese was clearly scooped from a tray and the kale salad seemed identical to the Kroger kind. Mains were pricey given the salmon wasn’t fresh and farro was swimming in oil/butter. Atmosphere seemed well-intentioned but poorly executed and maintained. Our light and QR-code menu had spills on them, and the window sill we were seated beside was dusty and had crumbs. Bathrooms look cobbled together with scrap materials. All ratings might be higher if they just weren’t trying to be so elitist in their booking language.
  2. LS

    LauraS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend Savannah Blue, the ambiance, service and the food were all exceptional.
  3. TS

    TinaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The overall ambiance was beautiful and the food was amazing. I would definitely go again to try different foods. It was a bit noisy but nothing that couldn't be drawn out if you're enjoying your conversation with the person(s) you came with. The waitress took a while to take our order but it was very busy and she kept apologizing but towards the end she made sure we were ok and kept asking if we needed anything. Also, I presume were Manager's came by to ask if everything was ok. Overall I give this place a 9 out of 10.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice dinner and the service was fantastic. Cocktails were delicious and the black eyed hummus was excellent. Would definitely go back.
  5. MD

    MarkD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice low key place. Food was good and the ambiance was nice and drinks were good also
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing will be back!
  8. MG

    MarilynG

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, while my husband and I were celebrating his Birthday. The food was really good and the staff were very accommodating. The only thing that I didn't like was parking was in the back was slippery. But thank God, I didn't fall.
  9. IR

    IndiaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going there and it was a date night and the atmosphere was perfect for it. The food was outstanding, the cocktails were delicious, and the server was awesome. She even took pics for me of me and my date. 10/10 ! Will return soon. Oh, and the bathroom was decorated was cute I took a ton of bathroom pics. Lol
  10. G

    Girlmom3030

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The vibe and environment was great. Service was excellent but the food wasn’t what I expected.
  11. BS

    BethanyS

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Our waitress knew the menu and was very helpful. Would highly recommend it and will definitely go again next time I am in Detroit.
  12. DS

    DawnS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Oxtails were good but need gravy as an option and our libations had no garnish. More effort is need in preparing beautiful cocktails… not a fancy establishment as they try to market… wait staff needs a professional consistent uniform wearing black is not enough. Wait staff doesn’t know the menu either and what sides come with the meal.
  13. D

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Food is very Good and the service is nice as well
  14. ET

    EmirT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It was kinda too dark, I did like the light on the table, the chairs felt a little flimsy. Wanted the catfish plate, but they were out, settled for the chicken breast. Didn’t like the drinks at all, ended up with a lemonade. They have enough staff, they just need better organization of task and who does what. We sat at our table for almost 20 minutes before the waiter brought us water.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was cold, the sides were. The fish was good and hot. The chicken breast were very salty. Good service and a nice place. Last time I came the food was very good
  16. LT

    LaTashaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Black owed restaurant hands down! Food is always delicious, staff is always professional/friendly, the energy and music never fails to amaze me. As long as they are in business I will continue to dine here.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my sweetie for Birthday and the night was perfect!
  18. LD

    LisaD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were blown away by this restaurant- the meals are pricey (and the drinks really are!), but the portions were plentiful and the taste and presentation were well worth the cost. I would highly recommend it. My only very slight issues were that between the din and the music it was a little too loud and difficult to hear the waitstaff and our dinner party. And it’s a little difficult to find even with the GPS. But those are minor things in comparison to the quality of the meals and the attentive and friendly waitstaff
  19. K

    Knights

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Birthday
  20. K

    Kaykay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! I really love the macaroni and cheese. A great quiet romantic atmosphere.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    They ran out of oxtails, forgot to bring my drink twice and brought out the wrong order for my date. He order the chicken dinner and they brought him out fish, which he’s allergic to. I tried to wait on my dates meal to come out before eating so by the time his food arrived, my food was cold and his chicken was hot but sides were cold. Not to mention my jambalaya was not season too well.
  22. AV

    AndrewV

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service could have been a bit more polished, but the food was of exceptional quality, we sampled quite a bit, no complaints about anything from our whole party, and the snapper entree was outstanding. Ambience was very very cool. Will definitely return!
  23. CM

    CailM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great parking , waitress was filled with great enthusiasm, the red snapper was amazing 🤩!! The drinks was a bit too pricey. They’re was no noise you can have a great conversation with no problem. Overall I we’ll definitely come again and already recommend a few friends. 🥳🥳🥳
  24. MJ

    MichelleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I truly enjoyed myself at Savannah Blue last night. The service was impeccable. The food was great!! I can’t wait to come back
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Birthday dinner date
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I ordered the oxtails and it was lukewarm and the riosotti was slightly warm. My friends had the shrimp and grits and they were cold.
  27. TB

    TerrieB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The wait for food was a little long but otherwise great place with nice vibe and amazing drinks.
  28. DC

    DaveC

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Have been a few other times in the past and this recent experience did not meet prior experiences. Our first few visits were excellent - notes were followed from reservation, service and food was amazing. This visit started off well but fizzled out unfortunately. The food while good, just didn’t meet the taste of prior visits. The fancy plating and presentation were completely missing. Our table and wall were visibly (like dried liquid running then dried on wall - white liquid on dark wall) dirty. The lighting changed from candles to dimly lit table lights - okay but the candles were a nice touch. The server was great but maybe it was his first day - drinks took forever. After receiving one drink, we found out the other was out of an ingredient and reordered + 5-10 mins. Our server seemed to be out of cadence and many times we flagged down to put in various orders (drink, app, entrees). Apps were good - no complaints. We ordered two entrees and after about 25-30’mins, we’re told one of the entrees can’t be made due to another ingredient not being ready. We reorder another selection and legit 2 mins later, the originally ordered food arrived. Apparently there was miscommunications between the teams. It was my wife’s birthday and each visit the remembered and surprised w/ the complimentary dessert - unfortunately we had to tell the server & again, mix up in the kitchen but the dessert eventually arrived - no candle but whatever. Will likely return, maybe it was an off night. I hope the service improves as we love the place.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Overall service was good from the entrance to the hostess to the waitress. Very pleasant and made you feel at home however waitress asked If I wanted my change. Food was mediocre. Wasn’t great but was good enough to eat and be satiated and enjoy with company. Lamb pretty expensive for lack of flavor. Sauce was good for them as well but still lacked seasoning. Overcooked lamb. Asked for medium rare. Mac and cheese was enjoyable and yams were also pretty good. Greens taste as though from can. Cornbread was good. The drinks are strong so that a good thing if wanting to get your moneys worth.
  30. SK

    SamanthaK

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Savannah Blue for NYE dinner. From the moment you enter, you’re embraced with great service and amazing ambiance. Our appetizer was the crab dip- super delicious and flavorful. We both had the lamb chops- really nice seasoned and loved the fig sauce on it. We normally eat lamb medium rare but tried their suggested temp of medium, turned out really tender. For desert, we had the bread pudding- wow. It was like a southern hug with the brown butter and praline toppings. For warning, this restaurant doesn’t mess around with their drinks! I had two pear cocktails that were delicious and not shy on the liquor haha we can’t wait to come back again!
  31. S

    Stony

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was very bland. The drinks were very over priced for the quality . The atmosphere is nice. I’d go for a shot and a beer at the bar.
  32. RK

    RosalieK

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was great, service was mediocre, not very attentive waitress. Drinks were great!
  33. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The hostess was great! Very nice and genuine. The atmosphere was good, we didn’t realize there were two sides to the restaurant. Had we known we would have preferred the side by the kitchen and not the bar. Our waitress seemed like she didn’t want to be there. The red snapper was excellent. The Cornish hen sucked. We had the cauliflower appetizer and it was very good. Too expensive for sure!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I wished they had cleared used plates without being asked. Or packed our leftovers rather than bring the co Rainer to the table. That would give the more elegance factor I think they are going for.
  35. D

    Dave

    Detroit

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We arrived almost 15 minutes late for our 4:30 reservation. Parking lot across the street is a bit crazy, slippery walking out. Anyway… Nice greeting from the hostess, and we were immediately seated at our table. Morgan, our server was prompt. We apologized for being late and explained we needed to leave at 6pm for Aida at MOT. I’m telling you all this to set the stage for dinner. 1. We never felt rushed. 2. All 4 of us ordered catfish, extra crispy, as recommended by Morgan. Amazing!!! 3. Nice wine selection, we enjoyed a bottle. 4. True to her kind words, Morgan brought the check with our meals. 5. We left on time for the show! I don’t usually write a long review. The layout of the restaurant is very good, intimate and warm. The restrooms were sparkling clean without smelling like medicine. The food - oh, get the catfish! Delicious with collard greens and sweet potatoes. Ok, I’m not a fan of sugared sweet potatoes, the others totally enjoyed them. The serving size was plentiful, and we took home the leftovers. Hope all the waitstaff is as sweet and attentive as Morgan. Not pushy, but she had to remind us when we needed to order to be out timely. Great find. We’ll be back!
  36. BH

    BHHH

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle was a great host and we enjoyed our date night. Thank you Savannah Blue
  37. TH

    TheresaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Going up a flight of stairs to the establishment was challenging. The table for 4 adults was very crampt. Barely enough room to put the food and drinks we ordered. We had to ask our wait person for water. Food was pretty good. I'm salt sensitive and I knew it would be salty beforehand so I was not really surprised by it. However; it was not as salty as it was the first time I ate there years ago.
  38. TV

    TerV

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing dinner here. Service was outstanding. Michelle was our waitress and she was extremely attentive and personable. I had the ribs and a margarita and everything was delicious. They have a very nice bar area and the dining room has a great ambiance and over looks the street downtown. We would definitely go here again.
  39. JH

    JulieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and it was amazing! Will definitely return!!
  40. BF

    BelindaF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent but was truly outstanding was the staff--warm, welcoming and cheerful from the hostess, to the bartender to the server.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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You can order delivery directly from SavannahBlue using the Order Online button. SavannahBlue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 926-0783.

SavannahBlue is rated 4.4 stars by 2653 OpenTable diners.

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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 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for SavannahBlue

1431 Times Square, Detroit, MI 48226

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Grand River Ave.

  • Neighbourhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Contemporary Southern), American, Regional American (Southern)

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet, street, public parking lots surrounding the building.

  • Public Transit

    People Mover station at corner of block.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chris McClendon

  • Entertainment

    Piano, lively background music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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