Red Crown

4.3
287 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Note: Reservations are for Dining Room ONLY. Largest table sits 6 people and we have two of those. If Open Table does not allow you to make a reservation that means there are no reservations available. Patio is a First Come / First Serve Basis . Patio and Bar are NOT reservable. Bar Rail is Open.

Red Crown is an Americana restaurant with a Motor City twist. While known for our in-house smoked meats and burgers, we offer a wide variety of options including seafood and salads. Our focus is on made-from-scratch product, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Our meats are hormone and antibiotic free, and our seafood is sustainably caught. Come check out our gas station turned restaurant!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
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
What 287 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Magda
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff phenomenal!!
Will definitely return.

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BARBARAG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I always enjoy Red Crown and yesterday was no exception. The noise level would have been rated as quiet but there were four or five adorable young children who were very well behaved but make more noise than most adults at lunch. Food was delicious, as always, and we heard that a new menu is coming soon, which is welcome news as I've had most of the things I can eat that are on the menu. Our server was very good, checked with us often, but not too often, and in all, a lovely lunch.

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Petra
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's always spotless. The food was absolutely delicious and looked amazing. The best was the service by bartender Chris. She's a pro for sure. Her people skills are top notch!

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ScottR
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was good, Ribs and Truffle Fries were outstanding. Appetizers -Smoked …French onion soup, onions were tough and smoked flavor did not enhance just eww. The greens and artichoke dip were ok but, lacked seasoning and were a little bitter due to greens. Overall nice dinner, wonderful family atmosphere. Would’ve been five stars if it were not for the appetizers.

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Date
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Burger was delicious! Wine Wednesday is a great promotion

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vipLauraI
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The food was nothing special and quite pricey. $20 for eggs, bacon, sausage, and toast. The decor was really fun but seating was super cramped.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed ourselves! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had dinner with some friends before attending a performance of the Grosse Pointe Theatre. Service was great - food was really good with just a few issues dealing with missing condiments or cold french fries. But the burgers were great and the brisket sandwich was really good

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PartyofSix
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived and we’re seated immediately. Food was awesome. Smoked Olive appetizer, shared by 6, plenty for all!

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BrunchLover
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was prepared perfectly. We had a few tweaks on the order and they hit them spot on. Wait staff was very attentive.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food, service were very good. Found the price of drinks to be a bit high, we'll have soft drinks next time... Other than that, all good!

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KPK1217
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Homecoming

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Ambience was stark, bright lights, cold temp inside and wouldn't turn on heat lamps outside. We sat down inside for 15 mns, no service or menus. Tried to move outside requesting a heat lamp and they said they weren't turning them on
Maybe not enough staff but staff that was there had no interest in our business

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vipHuge
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was served rather cold. Service was nice but spread too thin

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Beautiful night dining outside. Service was great. Food good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just moved to the area snd kept passing this place. Decided to swing through and was extremely surprised at how much food you get. Brisket was in special and it was amazing!

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Lyric711
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I have never felt so unwelcome, from the moment we arrived it felt as though the staff did not want us there. We were the first to arrive for brunch, I told the host I made reservations. My open table profile automatically defaults to booth seating when I make reservations, but it was a nice day so I asked MY guest if she wanted to sit outside. The host abruptly says reservations are are for indoor dining only and there is no booth seating outside.
I thought that was pretty sarcastic since I could plainly see there was no booth seating, but not sure why that matters since we were the first to arrive so it shouldn’t have been a big deal to change to outdoor.
We sit down, the waitress comes over and was very short with us. At that point we decided to leave and will not return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food were excellent. I had the smoked chicken salad wrap with house made chips, my partner has the pulled pork with collard greens and baked beans. Both dishes were delicious and ample.
Dined at the bar, Maddie, our bartender/server was a s charming professional!
Highly recommend this area gem.

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vipPointeTox
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Always consistent. Good food, nice draft beer selection and good service.

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vipBL2112
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Best ribs I’ve had, anywhere! Their dry rub in amazing and then you put the sauce on to your liking rather than it being slathered in sauce. More St. Louis style than Carolina, which I prefer. Good draft list and reasonable ($5.50/pint).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, sat a the bar. The food was superb with fair prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great setting.

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JeffD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was amazing. Quiche was delicious. The donut holes with cream cheese icing on the side—genius. Eclectic classic service station vibe. Service amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Goodbye party was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience4

Extremely disappointed that I was able to make a 1:30 reservation for 4 ppl and yet, all food and drink orders had to be in by 2pm. Very very rushed and definitely not worth it.
I was embarrassed in front of my guests by the urgency to order and cash out.

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DawnA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great brunch here! The food was delicious and service was good. We will defnitely return.

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RayH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drink options. Looking forward to trying their brunch menu when we come back!

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EllenM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Manager/host greeting guests appeared very unfriendly. Waitress was friendly but brought wrong bill at end of meal. Very cute restaurant. Cocktails were very good. However breakfast food presentation was awful. Biscuits & gravy not very good & Shrimp & grits was not even edible, had to be sent back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was nice just wished I could have sat outside ....people with no reservations was able to pick...didn't like that much but Everything else was great

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vipBestBeni
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

The food wasn't tasty at all. The yams smelled like vinegar. Half of our party sent food back and went somewhere else to rat after. I've never tasted such horrible food for sale. Our table was on the inside we were the only table on the inside seated, where most of the patrons were outside under a lovely tent. The seating would not have changed the taste of the food it was just odd.

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vipEleonoreE
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun casual atmosphere! Plates were almost too large for one person so I’d recommend splitting entrees.

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vipmjohndrow
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

Everything about this place is wonderful, except for the food which is consistently below average. In fact, it’s maddening because this place could be so great! The patio is delightful, the servers are nice, the bar/cocktails are pretty darn good, but the food is soooo bad. I dont get it. I dont understand their commitment to make this a bbq joint. On more than one occasion, ive had to send the ribs back for being too dry and coming with no sauce. All of their other items have something weird with them (for example sweet pickles in their version of the Cuban sandwich -ewww). Its like they are trying to be different for the sake of being different - dont! This place with Old Pony’s menu would kill it. The best thing they had on their menu (pretzels with pimento cheese) isnt even the same anyone. This menu needs a drastic overhaul.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

First time at this spot. Server was attentive and friendly. Food came out in a reasonable amount of time. All tasted good but both our meals were ice cold. My wife’s chorizo tasted like it came out of the refrigerator. Tasty but chilled. My roasted potatoes tasted like they had been sitting in a container for quite a while. Even if it gets prepared earlier throw it on the grill to heat it up a bit. The manager did give us half off the meal; we were not looking for any refunds since we did eat the food. I hope in the future they can get it right...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Raphael was an excellent server. He was attentive and he had great recommendations. I know what I want to order next time. Do not sleep on the brisket! It had so much flavor on its own we didn’t need the condiments. So good.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We had a Mother’s Day brunch here. It was really nice. The donut holes were great as an appetizer. The mimosas were strong so one lasted the entire meal! I ordered the loaded tots. Very yummy and food came out hot. Everything looked good except the shrimp and grits. They need to fix that. The waitress was very informative and friendly.

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Kelly
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Red Crown never disappoints! Good menu variety, excellent food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere and clean.

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vipgastro2
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our lunch was very good as we chose a selection of appertizers and paired...with a few beers! The ribs, queso, and wings were delicious! The service was great as our server was checking-in on us as appropriately...not too often, not too absent! Great times- thanks!

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PatriceE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, drinks and friendly waitstaff. Delicious veggie burger! Clean, safe environment.

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Jacob
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Too expensive for the food that was served. Saw our waitress about 4 times. All in all probably won't be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! Amazing food and I love their youthful staff. The Pit is where it’s at!

FAQs

Red Crown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 822-3700.

Red Crown is rated 4.3 stars by 287 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.