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SavannahBlue, Detroit, MI

SavannahBlue

4.4
4.4
3022 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 28 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Contemporary Southern), American, Regional American (Southern)
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (313) 926-0783
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, 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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What 3,022 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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3,022 Reviews
  1. LateenaM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Savannah Blue provided an exceptional dining experience. Every dish we tried was delicious. For appetizers, we enjoyed the catfish fritters, sweet potatoes, and greens. Our main courses were the shrimp and grits and the seared salmon with shrimp farro jambalaya. Everything was excellently prepared. We will definitely be back!

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  2. JohnO

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The place is nice but you’re paying for the ambience. The food was over priced for a basic meal plates. Little to no menu selection for them to charge just as much as steak houses.

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  3. SEMichigandiner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. We had shrimp and grits and the chicken breast and both were full of flavor and very filling. The mocktails were also delicious. Our server was personable and did a wonderful job.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Krystal was fantastic. Food and drinks were great.

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  5. West

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will definitely be back. The shrimp and grits were fantastic! Lo was a great waitress.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit to Savanah Blue and I will be sure to make it back again and again. The food and the service were excellent. I really like the whole vibe of the place.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place overall really enjoyed myself me and wife

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    i believe her name was Loyale she was amazing very attentive and kind

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  9. ByronP

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to Savanna Blue before and me and my wife really enjoyed it this time was even better!!!❤️

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  10. LaTashaF

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, waitress and time to table was great. However, it took our food way too long to come out. In addition they were out of one of the items we ordered but it was only after we ordered and were waiting that we were informed!

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  11. AmyS

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely recommend. Food was amazing. Pear martini was yummy too.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our service, we went late and forgot to order desert even though we wanted it but overall it was a good experience. I would return.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Crystal was lovely, and helped us get out in time to make our concert. Door staff and hostess was also very welcoming as we missed our original reservation and were still taken care of without any wait. Prepare for the stairs, maybe that’s just a me issue…but there are stairs to walk up to get to the restaurant.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It’s was the cake cutting fee or we couldn’t bring a birthday cake in for me.

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  15. Richard

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had been to SavannahBlue previously but it had been at least 5 years since I am rarely in the area. Based on my previous dining experiences, SavannahBlue was the best meal I had ever eaten in my entire life outside of nostalgia for home-cooked meals. That is no exaggeration or hyperbole, just fact. Yet somehow the food this visit was even better than I remembered. I brought 2 friends with me and had been hyping up the food for weeks and the meal exceeded expectations. My compliments to the chef and all of the staff for helping to make an unforgettable trip even more remarkable.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was nice. The restaurant let us keep our reservations even though we were a few minutes late. The restaurant itself was very calm and clean and smelled so nice. Everything in sight was beautiful. However the only issue was the waitress. She spilled the drink on the birthday girl and blamed the bartender for filling it to the brim. She took forever coming back to check on us even after we said we would be ordering more drinks and the bar ended up closing because she didn’t return to us until well after our glasses had been empty for a long while and when I brought it to her attention she said why didn’t I call out to her. The restaurant is very classy and I didn’t want to yell across a room to advise you of your job. The food came and it was great. After my discussion with the waitress she started being commonly attentive. Which was also after her other two tables left. So she overheard me tell the birthday girl my greens were a bit cold but good. So she took the initiative to bring me out some new hot ones. Which was a plus but not enough to take away the distaste of the overall service experience. Kudos to the chefs, bartenders, and management for maintaining a profound establishment. In the waitress defense we did come in late and she could have very much been tired. Not sure I’ll definitely come back again as this was my first time at the new location.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. The food is outstanding, servers are attentive and the place has a great vibe. This was our 3rd time there, driving an hour and 20 minutes because we like it that much. The music is usually soft and creates a sophisticated atmosphere, however, this visit the music a little too loud making it hard to talk, but aside from that, once again, it did not disappoint!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Read the reviews before visiting, on the website says upscale dress attire, seen patrons in jeans and T-Shirts, the water that was poured we could not drink, either due to it being fresh out the tap or the glasses being dirty, the table covers were filthy, we came right when they opened at 3:00 pm on a Sunday, we were sat right away, then asked to move to a different table in a very empty restaurant, the staff were polite and friendly, however we were a party of 4 and arrived 7 minutes before they opened, we were not allowed to even step in the inside until exactly 3:00pm,they didn’t even ask how we wanted the bill split, just put everything on 1 bill. Overall the food was very good, well seasoned, great photo opportunities coming in, by the piano and in the bathroom. We came from another state celebrating a birthday weekend in Detroit and was just disappointed with the overall cleanliness of the tables and service-ware, for how it is advertised on their website, upscale attire is not a word I would use.

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  19. TSyoung

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a wonderful date night with hubby. This was our 3rd visit to the restaurant. Their services are always excellent! Great environment & food! Definitely try the crispy chicken wings.

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  20. Alexis12

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining here, however we will definitely be back. I had the braised oxtails and my boyfriend had the salmon. Both were seasoned to perfection and the portions were perfect for the price point.

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  21. RickieW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, food was delicious will definitely be back

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  22. ElaineT

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. We had a speaker in for a Saturday conference from North Carolina. It was her first time in Detroit and the state of Michigan. She really enjoyed the Catfish dinner and our selection of Savannah Blue. Thank you.

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  23. MichelleF

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food and atmosphere were excellent. I would recommend trying this restaurant.

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  24. OpenTableUser

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We went there at the reserved time and the door was locked. We rang the bell, waited for a whole but nobody answered so we left. What’s the point of accepting the reservation if the restaurant is closed.

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  25. Selenap

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to Savannah blue at least 3xs now and they’ve never failed me. The food is great, the vibe was great. Although I do feel with a vibe like that the customer service should be like chik fil a just saying lol and not saying it was terrible, just need a little bit more energy. (Personal request 😂) I love Savannah blue 🥰🫶🏽

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  26. KimH

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food took an extended amount of time to arrive to table and the temperature was slightly warm. Bar also made wrong drink and had to return it back to waitress. Waitress seemed overwhelmed with providing concern and care

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shoutout to the female chef that prepared our food. Everything was amazing. Thank you!

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  28. ShawandaR

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brittany was excellent! The food was great and service was excellent.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing from right when we opened the door all the way through our stay. Both plates we ordered for dinner were absolutely DELICIOUS!! The drinks??? PHENOMENAL!!!

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  30. RavenM

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a birthday dinner for my 15 year old daughter, it was a party of 5. We had to book 3 different reservations, they were for 7:15. The menu is very limited,Half of the food on the menu was gone. The food was double the price from the website. It's not a family friendly atmosphere is more for an intimate date or party of 2. Our waiter was nice, but our food didn't arrive together, the appetizer wings are delicious and so was the fish!!! We love to have dinner with tunes so that was on point as well.

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  31. RobertS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Red Snapper taste like heaven and its one of my favorite dishes. My wife and I love it here and we'll be returning soon.

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  32. GenidaL

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious. The service could have been better. The server for our table was not attentive. One of our guests went over to her to let her know we needed to order some drinks and food.

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  33. AntaneshaH

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Brittany was amazing it was me and my bestfriend first time and everything she recommended was so good & flavorful!! Thank you so much Brittany for making our day great!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed my birthday here. Food was great n our server C/Krystal was phenomenal!

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  35. AnneS

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time back to SavannahBlue since the pandemic, and it was truly lovely. We were seated promptly, and placed our order quickly. We ordered two starters to share-- the roasted cauliflower and the crab cake-- which were both excellent. Our drinks-- Mr. Bowie and Winter Sangria-- were also terrific. Our main courses, the oxtail beef and the catfish fillets, were also excellent. All around, great meal, great experience!

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  36. RonaldA

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely awesome! Drinks were great also. Service was a bit slow, but they apologized for the wait. I definitely will go back again.

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  37. Babs

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the catfish platter which should have come with yams and greens. They ran out of greens, but I still was charged the full price of my meal although I was missing an item I didn’t get my muffins into after my dinner came because the waitress kept forgetting to bring them to us.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was slow, short staffed, however nice. Food price very expensive, serving side small

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  39. Kevinland

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Upon entering the restaurant, the initial vibes were promising. I've been meaning to come for a long time and finally came on a special occasion. However, my excitement was dampened by a series of disappointments. Firstly, the parking situation was a little weird following a sign directing towards the restaurant's parking area. It was a $20 flat fee that was not expected at all. Moving on to the food, there were some hits and misses. The complimentary muffins with honey were a pleasant start, and so is the accompanying hard pita with the hummus. The Georgian hummus, while flavorful with dried cranberries adding a nice touch of sweetness, could have been with a softer pita. Additionally, the catfish platter turned out to be disappointingly bland, and the oxtail, while expected to be tender, arrived cold and difficult to break apart. We also ordered a side of grits that were also underwhelming so we didn't really touch it. Service further added to the underwhelming experience. With food arriving an hour after ordering and difficulty in flagging down our server for additional drinks or check-ins, I suspect the problem might root from being understaffed. To top it off, being automatically gratified for a less-than-satisfactory experience left a sour taste in my mouth. I would probably try other great restaurants in the area given the price and experience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience every time. The food , service, ambiance are exceptional

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FAQs

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

SavannahBlue is rated 4.4 stars by 3022 OpenTable diners.

SavannahBlue does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Black
  • Executive Chef
    Chris McClendon
  • Entertainment
    Piano, lively background music
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, 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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