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Eat. Drink. Good Time.
Freshly ground salmon, cucumbers, citrus aioli, toasted bun
Shrimp & Grits
Pan seared tiger shrimp, cheddar jalapeño grits, applewood smoked bacon, scallions. Pairing: Giesen Sauvigon Blanc
Pan seared salmon, bacon, lettuce, tomato, citrus aioli, cranberry walnut bread
Quick brunch as I was headed back to DC, but I have another cool brunch spot when visiting my hometown!
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
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.
Great atmosphere and delicious food. Staff were very friendly.
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.
Nice place, waitress was a bit stabdoffish but the food was really good.
The menu was varied and the food was excellent....
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.
The Block always honors our reservation time and the service is outstanding!!!
Great spot--delicious food, good vibes, friendly staff. Couldn't ask for more
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.
The food and service were both outstanding. We’ll be back again and again.
Food was delicious. Manager was very personable. Wish more seats had backs instead of just stools.
I ordered the Wednesday special of the whole broasted chicken for 20 bucks and it was amazing!
Great amazing food but my date was ruined because we could not hear each other talk, music was outrageously loud.
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.
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.
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.
Stopped for a quick bite prior to concert. Great food and great people.
Food was really good, waitress was super nice and the drinks were yummy. Cool ambience and not too loud
It’s a little over priced for brunch but it’s cool
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.
Always a great time! We'll return soon for more fun.
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.
Wonderful service! Very attentive staff, great music and excellent food!
Awesome customer service and I will return
Food was good, atmosphere was great. Service was not so great, but understandable due to the staffing issues that we are all facing. What was unfortunate is that I was overcharged on my bill. I was in a rush to make it to a concert, so I did not realize it until I was already gone.
We appreciated being seated promptly. The host and server were very friendly and accommodating. The food was good, not fancy or great but just what my college-aged child wanted, which is why we chose the Block. It's close to him at Wayne State University - I'm sure he'll visit again with friends!
Hidden gem, cool unpretentious vibe. You get a relaxed yet artistic feel once you step inside. Food was hot and delicious! Everything exceeded my partner and I expectations. Will return!
This is a great restraunt in a wonderful location. the food and drinks are fantastic! We had dinner and drinks on Friday night and enjoyed everything. The service took a little while, but this is understandable with covid understaffing issues. I would recommend dinner at The Block.
Customer service needs attention. Bartender was also the waitress, server. Bartender wasn't rude but attitude was definitely present.
Traffic was really bad, but we called and said we would be 15 minutes late and they didn’t mind at all. Very nice and accommodating.
Great location, drove up from Toledo. Love the environment, the was good. Thumbs up for the food. Music 🎵🎶🎶 much to loud. Suggestion have a 50+ jazz brunch.
The chicken and French toast was amazing, I’m happy they serve this all day
Our server was super attentive. Bertrus was Awesome!!!. Our food was absolutely Scrumptious!! Definitely will be returning
Great place and good vibes.
The hostess was really rude. She assumed we would report her behavior and ran to the owner/manager to explained herself. We didn’t bother. Just took a mental note not to return. We felt bad for her. Once seated the waitress was polite and professional.
Loved the neyo playlist that was playing good vibes
Waitress was lovely and on time with food and drinks.
I will definitely be returning
Great food! Loved the $22 mimosa pitcher for brunch. Our server Lauryn was great too!
My shrimp and grits were delicious; could have been hotter.
The Block offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 832-0892.
The Block is rated 4.3 stars by 522 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.