The Block

4.4
536 reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
The Block - Midtown Detroit's favorite neighborhood bar & kitchen. Located right on Woodward Avenue in the heart of midtown. Our signature dishes include the salmon burger, fresh salads, broasted wings, & alfredo mac - just to name a few.

See ya soon!

Eat. Drink. Good Time.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was amazing!!

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Crystamurr
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at The Block. I was there for brunch on Saturday, 1/22. There was a DJ there and it was lit!!! I will definitely be back real soon.

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JessicaL
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lively fun experience for Saturday brunch. If you are looking for an upbeat atmosphere with great food, great people and a great time, then get down here!!!! Dj was dope and had everyone in great spirits, much needed good time. Tables are socially distanced, clean and staff is great! Stephanie B is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

A bit slow, but ok. Short ribs undercooked and too much fat. The wine selection is sparse-don’t carry Sauvignon Blanc?! Appetizers were good and hot.

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Wally
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Service...love the location. Sat at a table that allowed us to look out onto Woodward. Not very crowded on a cold, Wednesday evening. I would certainly go back.

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AshantiB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the live DJ, service from our server Lauryn was great. The food was delicious. Our reservation was at 11:45 and We were seated immediately. The management was attentive and kind. And the Passionfruit mimosa carafe was the perfect accompaniment to the meal. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall just a great place with amazing food!

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vipSm37
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good, but the drinks were not good at all. Go for wine or beer instead of a cocktail. Enjoyed the shrimp and grits! I was hoping for a more interesting ambiance for dinner before a show, but it was fine on the whole.

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OliviaB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my friend drove from Ohio for the day and we had Michelle taking care of us. She was so nice and gave us places to go while we were here. She started our trip off right and made our first visit amazing. We already said we’ll be back and will be looking for her when we come! Thank you Michelle for bringing the vibes!!

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ElleMP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

We were seated right away upon arrival. We ordered Spinach Dip as an appetizer, and it arrived at our table very late. It was very cheesy and the bread was very good, although over-salted. My date ordered The Block Mac n Cheese, which was hot & delicious, however very rich. I ordered the Salmon BLT, which was awesome, and would have been even better if it had avocado on it! The fries were hot & crispy, but seemed to be coated with some sort of breading or flour. Overall the food is pretty decent, I’d return here if it wasn’t for the extremely slow kitchen.
The service is very friendly, however the extremely long wait times for the food leaves something to be desired at The Block. I recommend NOT choosing this establishment if you have concert tickets, or have to be somewhere at a certain time after dinner. Also, they include the gratuity on the check and it was confusing whether or not it was actually automatically charged on our credit card. No one pointed this out to us, I am glad we paid attention enough to notice, or we could have tipped twice. I think this seems sketchy for a table of two. The hostess confirmed that the tip was in fact included on the check when I asked for clarification. Please be advised.

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JasmineH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place! Definitely recommend and Sunday brunch is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bartender was our waitress (can’t think of her name) but from the host to the manager to the waitress. They were so nice and it was a special occasion. Telling my boyfriend that he was finally about to be a daddy. They made it so special for us. They talked to us, gave advice and made our experience personal. Will definitely be returning !

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DD2L
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Greeter and Server were outstanding. Drinks were perfect....
Server helped us with spice levels. Incredible service

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vipLDBhamNative
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Mostly positives to report:
- great location, close to DSO
- food and drinks were tasty
- service was good for most in our group.
- Unfortunately, meals for 2 of our 7 guests arrived 20 minutes after the main group.
- We would return despite the issue.

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vipABRAHAM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick brunch as I was headed back to DC, but I have another cool brunch spot when visiting my hometown!

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MsMeca
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything is good to eat, we had a minor setback with the mac and cheese. Normally it's very delicious and my husband and cousin enjoy their punch

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SamA
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Went for brunch on our anniversary. Food was great, the people were great, the noise…..too load but fun atmosphere.
We will be back for a dinner experience. Love the shrimp and grits.

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BrianS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Staff were very friendly.

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Amber
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience5

I have been to The Block a few times before the pandemic. Their food is good along with the ambiance. Dining out today I understand the magnitude that covid has had on the restaurant business. However Saturday evening I had a 4:15 pm reservation for a party of three. My party and I were running a few minutes behind. We arrived at the restaurant at 4:21. The hostess informed us that our table was no longer available. I asked what was the grace period, she informed me ten minutes. I was confused because it have been 6mins. Now I take full responsibility for being late, that's on me. However, we are here now. I asked if we could sit at the bar and we were informed no, due to the kitchen being backed up and limited staff. No other accommodations or suggestions were made. So as not to hold up people coming in behind us we left. I called the restaurant and requested to speak to a manager, as I'm not happy with the interaction. The same hostess answers the phone and asks about the issue. After explaining what occurred, she says we can be seated in 15mins. Now I'm frustrated because had we been told that upon arrival, and prior to leaving, we would have stayed and patronized this business. My party and I ended up dining elsewhere. I probably won't be returning to The Block.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice place, waitress was a bit stabdoffish but the food was really good.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The menu was varied and the food was excellent....

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Mimi
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Like many restaurants badly in need of more staff. Staff who waited on us was very accommodating and eager to please. Our meals were not fancy but we enjoyed them - pear and fennel salad, chicken Caesar salad, Cali burger. Very convenient for pre or post DSO performances - one block from Orchestra Hall. Best to make a reservation.

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MaryAnn
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The Block always honors our reservation time and the service is outstanding!!!

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JessicaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot--delicious food, good vibes, friendly staff. Couldn't ask for more

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Disappointediner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Cajun pasta was swimming in grease. The "fluffy" French toast was far from fluffy and dry and flavorless. The wings has barely any meat on them and they was way over cooked. Our appetizer came out with our food as did a neighboring table's as well. We had to pay $10 to park and I have never been to a restaurant were they include gratuity on check for 2 people. We do not recommend this restaurant.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were both outstanding. We’ll be back again and again.

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Ibfly
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was delicious. Manager was very personable. Wish more seats had backs instead of just stools.

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wills
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ordered the Wednesday special of the whole broasted chicken for 20 bucks and it was amazing!

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JorelR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Great amazing food but my date was ruined because we could not hear each other talk, music was outrageously loud.

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JoanG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time at The Block. Everyone was exceptional and the food was extremely flavorful. They were even kind enough to recognize I'd forgotten my phone and promptly held it for me. It was available for pick up after close! I cannot wait to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I absolutely loved my food all 3 times I have been there. The Dj’s have been really on point. If you don’t like loud music and party this might not be your spot. The hostesses have been very pleasant. The manager is attentive and very involved in ensuring food is delivered fresh and hot. My only complaint would be the level of customer service from the bartender. Her rudeness and lack of care about her service is a complete put off. I had a pleasant experience when this specific bartender was off. It wasn’t just me it was like 6-8 customers around me said the same thing. Shared with management and I hope they listened.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The server was very attentive to our needs. We never had to ask for our cups to be refilled. The server was pleasant and provided us enough information pertaining to the food/drink options.

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Daveandjulie
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stopped for a quick bite prior to concert. Great food and great people.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really good, waitress was super nice and the drinks were yummy. Cool ambience and not too loud

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Kayyyyy
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

It’s a little over priced for brunch but it’s cool

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Slow service. Probably due to staff shortage. But, there were a lot of people who seemed to work there, hanging around in the kitchen. (It's open to partial view.) Our waitress was friendly/sassy, but, poorly trained in terms of customer service. After we'd waited for our food for about 20 - 25 minutes (It was @ 7:40), waitress stopped by to tell us it would be ready soon, she said because the kitchen is about to close, they want to go home. The restaurant closes at 9:00. The entrees are limited. Salmon prepared 3 ways. That's it for fish. Shrimp n grits, mac n cheese, braised short ribs, chicken. These are the sides - french fries, sweet fries, mac n cheese and salad. Overpriced. Mac n cheese was $18 and it was terrible. It's the convenient location that keeps this place busy (Midtown, theaters/shows, on Woodward, etc.), can't be the food or service.

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CraigM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a great time! We'll return soon for more fun.

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Vicc
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The block is definitely a vibe. I went there with my friends for Sunday brunch and we had a blast. Great food, great drinks, great time. My only complaint was the service. I think they were short staffed that day but I ended up having to ask the hostess who our server was because nobody had come to take our drink order or anything for about 20min. When we asked for our bills, she didn’t ask us if we wanted separate bills she just put everything on one bill. When we asked her to separate she came back with completely messed up bills and didn’t separate anything correctly. That was a headache and we ended up having to stay another 30min because of that. I’m hoping the waitress was just new or something because we’ll be back.

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grnwdkrn
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service! Very attentive staff, great music and excellent food!

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Kenisha
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food
Awesome customer service and I will return

FAQs

The Block offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 832-0892.

The Block is rated 4.4 stars by 536 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.