The Courthouse Grille

4.2
166 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
You Be The Judge at The Courthouse Grille. Our guests experience superb service in a warm atmosphere. An updated and expanded menu still features Chef Ernesto's favorite Italian dishes along with new offerings from exciting starters and salads to fresh seafood and daily featured entrees.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Italian
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Hours of Operation


Monday - Closed, Tuesday - Thursday - 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(734) 453-2002
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
The Courthouse Grille provides a full range of banquet services with 8 private banquet rooms to choose from.



It is the perfect location with convenient parking to hold your baby or bridal shower, birthday or anniversary party, rehearsal dinner, intimate wedding reception, business meeting, or family dinner. Stop by or call us to plan your banquet event today.
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What 166 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very good experience. Good food and service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Really good food and service. So sad that they are closing after 80+ years of fine dining.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Good food and the building is beautiful. Book a banquet room for a wedding reception. We met with
the owner and he was very helpful.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great place to meet friends for great conversation! It was very quite there on the weekend night. The staff was attentive and not in a rush to get us out. Good food!

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2.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Gosh. So underwhelming. The lunch food for each of the four of us was fair in quality, presentation, and taste. The room has stuffy and not sufficiently cooled at all on a very hot day. Staff was not particularly welcoming or attentive. Would not return or recommend.

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

I was a little anxious about how the food would be because the decor was pretty much plain white bread. But the menu was good, the reviews were good, and lo and behold, the food was very good. Tasty and plentiful. Very pleasantly surprised.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Tha chicken/cherry salad with cherry vinegrette was delicious. The minestrone soup had a kick to it and was very tasty. The waitress was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Parking was good. Reception and seating was quick. Cordial, and efficient. The server was most pleasant. The menu selection had a broad spectrum of offering. The rib eye steak and sides were excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We were there celebrating my birthday, which was mentioned. Server never said happy birthday or suggested that they have a birthday dessert. I ordered the strip steak along with a baked potato (said there was only 1 left) this was at 6:00p!! The steak was under cooked and the last baked potato was way over baked. Very disappointing

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The waiter was either very inexperienced or just not on the ball tonight. Food came out cold. Just everything about it was wrong. The food was mediocre at best. Will not be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The restaurant is cozy and friendly atmosphere. It has a fine dining feel and reasonably priced. Food is good and love the Sangria.
So sorry it is closing.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Meh. Decent food at fine dining prices.
Nothing was bad, but nothing was nearly as good as the bill would indicate.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We went to the courthouse after a commencement ceremony. While the food was delicious, the wait staff seemed somewhat poorly trained, where a couple arguments broke out on the floor and our food order was somewhat confused.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We had an excellent family graduation dinner here. Food and service were great. The environmental elements are a bit out of date;however the dining experience and overall value had everyone in our difficult to please party very happy.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent service, Chloe was so friendly and recommendations were fantastic. Nice place to celebrate my sons UMICH graduation!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Service was slow but food was good.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Restaurant did not have record of my Open Table reservation even thoughI had gotten a confirmation email. No problem getting a table. Ordered a Chardonnay but it was delivered in a White Wine standard glass. Chardonnay was fresh though but standard goblet did not render the slight oak finish I was hoping for. Salmon was very good, house salad dressing was very good, fresh rolls are awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The food and service is always reliable in this comfortable, cozy restaurant. There is a nice wide variety of food choices and specials for every day of the week. We like 1/2 off a bottle of wine on Wednesdays!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were greeted by an attentive, pleasant young woman, seated us immediately. Our wait-staff came within a few minutes of our seating and greeted cheerfully. She asked if we cared for drinks and if we had questions on the menu, and then gave us a few minutes to look over the menu while she got our drinks. The service was pleasant, efficient, and just the right pace on serving our food. The wait-staff keep our water filled and dishes cleared promptly with out being intrusive. The food was served hot, tasted good, and portioned right. Our bill was priced commensurate for the dinning level. Over all we had a pleasant dinning experience and will return again.

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The service here was friendly and prompt. The decor is dated. There was a Christmas tree still standing inside the entrance that had been decorated for Valentine's Day even though it was now March. The food was mediocre. There was live music in the bar that could be heard in the dining room that was not pleasant to listen to- kind of like bad karaoke music. We will not return to dine here.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food with good singing entertainment that was appropriate sound level for dining and conversation.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was excellent I had the Veal Cherry and my Husband had the beef medallions and shrimp.
We also had the flat bread app. all the food was wonderful.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service were both very good. Unfortunately, when we arrived we were informed that the restaurant did not have our reservation. It was explained to us that open table had allowed reservations to be made without the restaurants knowledge and were facing overbooking. We were relegated to a back room that had the feel of a back porch with carpet. I suspect the other diners on the porch with us, all suffered the same overbooked fate, as I heard the hostess explaining the problem with open table, to others as well.
Wasn't thrilled about the ambiance for valentines day, did I mention the incline on the floor, but the food was very good, so I wouldn't let it keep me from going back. Next time I'll call the restaurant for a reservation.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had reservations, we were not going to be seated for 1+ hours, empty tables that were not bused, only one barmaid, as we were walking out manager was in Office oblivious to floor needs. Multiple customers just as upset. Ridiculous and terrible performance for such a big night - Valentine's Day.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Disappointed that I made 7:30 reservations and didn’t get seated for FORTY minutes after at 8:10. Food was good but we didn’t get our salads for another 45 minutes so instead of eating at 7:30 we ended up eating at 9:00 pm. It seemed like the staff was ill prepared to handle the demand...not sure why I made reservations.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our table was ready at the time of our reservation. 6:30pm. Our food didn’t arrive until after 7:30pm. We had drinks and apps to play with. My streak was a bit burned/charred as if it was hurried. I didn’t say anything because our waiter said “lucky for you, these are our last ones” and the table next to us also received their food after a longer wait. Food was ok. Slow. Great atmosphere and enjoyed the dinner / time with my wife. I’ve been here before and had better food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Came to Courthouse Grille for Valentines day. Our meals were tasty and waitresses were pleasant and timely

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice waitstaff, and great food. Waited over an hour for the main dish. Might’ve been understaffed in the kitchen or they were out on the water catching my dinner. Tables were quite close to each other which made it less personal and private. Could use some up to date renovations on the interior. Seemed kind of blah.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have visited this restaurant many times and have always had pleasant experiences until this lunchtime visit on Valentine's Day. Upon arrival we noticed that only one table was occupied in the main dining room. We were surprised when the host seated us next to that table. Since it was next to the fireplace and the other table had just received their check, we accepted the table. Within two minutes two elderly gentlemen arrived and were seated next to us, despite the fact that the entire dining room was still empty. It was obvious that these men had bad hearing because they both spoke so loud that we could not carry on a conversation without practically yelling across our table. Needless to say, this was not the nice lunch I intended to have with my wife on this special day. To make matters worse, my wife's Lobster Mac and Cheese had very little identifiable lobster in it. These disappointments by both the host and chef will make me think twice about visiting again, considering the numerous dining options in our area.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The staff was courteous, efficient and hospitable, and the food was tasty and well presented. We'll be stopping by again soon.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The whole experience was great, food tasted great, many options to choose from and the service was quick. We will definitely be going back!

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

We’ve celebrated birthdays here before. It seems almost out of the way, very near residential areas of Plymouth rather than downtown. Parking is very easy, and at lunch at least the dining room is very quiet. The entire waitstaff is very congenial and easy to work with, from suggestions to service and attentive response.
We both ordered the Kobe beef burger, which was huge, and prepared exactly as specified.
For our “twin” birthdays, actually a couple of weeks apart, we were offered desserts which were marvelous - triple chocolate cake, and cannolis, freshly filled and excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this spot. Always have a good meal. The bar room has live entertainment but not to loud so you can still talk to each other. If you prefer the dining room is quieter. They also have several private rooms. Both the bar and main dining room have fireplaces which I found warm and cozy but my husband said he was too warm and would have preferred to be further away. I love the cherry veal dish but this time I had chicken piccata. Very good. Will continue going back to try different items. Very reasonably priced. Affordable wine list.

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

When we previously lived in the area, we dined at Ernesto's on numerous occasions, and enjoyed the restaurant. On our return to the area, it seemed appropriate to revisit this location. We were disappointed that more has changed than the name.

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2018

We have been to the restaurant many times. This was my birthday dinner, so it was something special. I made a reservation through open table, requested a table by the fireplace, as I knew it was going to be cold. The restaurant said they never got the reservation. The place was empty, but the table near the fireplace was not available. Anyway, food was ok. My husband's prime rib was cold. I had chicken marsala which was ok. Waiter was just ok. When it was time to pay the bill he forgot about us. I wish Sam (the owner) well, but not sure we will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The Courthouse Grille never disappoints. Food is great. After dinner we were entertained in the bar by the singers. Perfect evening.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

From the host to the servants and to the food. Everything was great about this restaurant. Me and my fiancé are coming here more often. More of a bonus because the valet parking is free when eating there

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

There were no vegetarian options available on the NYE menu, and we were unable to see the menu online as well. 6 members in our party were vegetarians and ended up ordering the same generic spaghetti dish that was offered to us. (The usual menu has multiple vegetarian options)

Also our reservation was at 7.30 pm, and we were seated only at 8.15 pm ...

Not the experience we hoped for on NYE.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Years Eve dinner, the food was very good, I had the scallops which were cooked perfectly. My husband had the walleye which he said was very good.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The service was fantastic and the food was perfect. My niece had sausage ravioli and I had the grilled salmon. Nothing exciting about grilled salmon of course but that’s what I wanted and it was delicious. The sausage ravioli was superb. A large portion for lunch! We shared the lemoncello cake. It was light and delicate but very flavorful. Sitting near the fireplace made for a cozy experience.

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