Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe
Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe

Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dirtydogjazz.com/
  • Phone: (313) 882-5299
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Tuesday -Thursday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm or 8:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Andre Neimanis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Private Room, Takeout
  • Private Party Contact: Antoinette Whaley 3138825299x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fisher
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet
A word from Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe
Located on 'The Hill' in Grosse Pointe Farms, the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe presents live jazz and fine dinning in an intimate, ole English pub atmosphere.

The venue offers great food and music Tuesday through Saturday: Chef Andre Neimanis serves up bistro favorites, world cuisine influences, comfort food with a twist and exciting daily specials. The wine list offers about 60 selections, 20 by the glass.
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Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.3
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (35)hot spot (25)late-night find (22)fit for foodies (21)notable wine list (11)good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (9)great for lunch (2)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Go to Bakers Instead
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I will NEVER go to this place again. The food is not good at all. The entertainment was the best part of the evening and that was mediocre. The website is misleading regarding the cost for a cancelled reservation. You are charged a cover charge regardless. It being my first time at the cafe I asked the waitress for a food recommendation and she said the Hamburger...Wow. I would suggest when considering a jazz cafe visit Bakers instead. The food, and entertainment are great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Double Nickle Birthday
    Chocdrop
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a great time celebrating my birthday, I love the decor of this venue, nicely done, small, but very intimate with complimentary valet. The music was amazing and the food was excellent! Its a bit pricy as everything is ala carte, but for a special occassion, its worth it. A nice place for music after dinner as well. I would like to say is a vibrant bar scene, but I can't only because the bar area is small so there's limited seating. However, everyone at the bar seem to be enjoying themselves. It was a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great place for jazz lovers. Always first on my list for "Date Night".
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration!
    Birthdaycake1
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Good food and drinks, entertainment was outstanding, celebrated my husbands Birthday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • anniversary dinner
    karenz
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great spot - unique - quaint - great food, service and entertainment.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KATHIE
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    VERY WARM & WELCOMED GREETING UPON ENTERTING THE RESTAURANT. THIS WAS A FIRST FOR US AS WE WERE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE WHICH TABLE WE WOULD LIKE TO BE SEATED AT. THE DINNER MENU FEATERED A VERY NICE SELECTION OF FOODS. OUR SERVICER LAUREN WAS PROMPT & FRIENDLY. THE MUSIC WAS FANTASTIC. THE WHOLE EVENING FROM THE ONSET WAS A GREAT EXPERICENCE. IF YOU LIKE JAZZ, GOOD FOOD AND A FUN ATMOSPHERE THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    jazzfan
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The jazz show was great. Good for a romantic evening
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A waste of $200
    DrAMR
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Let me start this review by saying we frequent a lot of resturants throughout the months, not only in the city areas but around the State. With that being said, don't waste your money. The jazz was great and on point but the service and food was awful. Such a disapointment. Our waitress was so unattentive that we had to ask for our needs, including water, by another wait staff 3 times. Then when the food came it was cold. I work at the Medical center and we were going to look into renting the entire facility for our annual party just for a change, as we the doctors sponsor the party. I told my co workers no way. We are currently looking for another facility now. I have been sharing with everyone I know this disappointment.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grundy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Nice place to enjoy music and good food. Will recommend to others!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very entertaining
    Goodchoice
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very entertaining, good music, good food. The sitting arrangement was perfect for the setting. I'm already planning another visit with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great job
    RockTheBells1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I sent my mother and her sisters to dine and have fun, they all came back with great comments for how they were greeted, the good food and great music. They enjoyed every moment there. Thank you so much! You will never know how much this night has made them happy and ready to go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jfos
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great food. Great music, jazz and/or Dixie land and a truly exceptional atmosphere to enjoy both. We will return many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    GreatJazz
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very good musicians. A good food, a bit pricey, but a great night out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful, cool and relaxed.
    Dash
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I went with three other friends for some good food, fun music and a relaxed get together. This place met, indeed exceeded, our expectations. It is upscale without any pretention or stuffiness. Very attentive, but non-intrusive, wait-staff. A fixed-price dinner menu with some very nice selections and well prepared and delicious food. Mellow, low-key patrons. The only disappointment was that at the Wednesday night session, the group played for only an hour, and we were the last to leave at 10:15. Strange for a jazz venue. What a pleasant surprise in the "backyard" of my Grosse Point Shores neighborhood. Congratulations. We shall return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Detroit's best music spot
    TedK1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    If you have not been this place, you are missing one of the best jazz clubs. You can enjoy not only the best music with fine food, but also the best service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good experience
    Cookie01
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I would recommend the Dirty Dog cafe to anybody who wants the ultimate experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Wait
    Papa
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    After years of hearing about this gem, we finally went mid week and felt we were in a secret hideaway. It felt like we were on vacation in NYC or somewhere in Europe as the environment, staff, music (outstanding) and food were special. Make this a priority ASAP, you'll love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Jazz, great food, great place
    AngieD
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We have been to the Dirty Dog on several occasions and it never disappoints! The music is always great, along with the food. The valet parking right out front, makes it easy in and easy out of this great club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot jazz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The ideal place to enjoy great jazz with great food and wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OneLove
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary dining at the Dirty Dog. We had been planning to dine there, sorry we waited so long! The decor was beautiful, the service was friendly and the music by the Charles Boles Quartet was fabulous (he even gave a special shout out to us and chatted with us table side for a while, this made our experience even more memorable. We even took home an autographed CD so we can relive the experience anytime). The duck fat fries were so good and the salmon was prepared just right! My husband had the fork and knife burger, it was so juicy and the fried egg and foie gras garnish was outstanding! We will certainly be back soon to try other tasty treats and enjoy great music in a relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dirty. Dog Jazz Club
    R2Sticks
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went for dinner show with Orange Lake Drive performing. Outstanding evening of food and music. Great venue. Excellent music. Staff was very polite and service was great. Will return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bikaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    First timers (5) of us, including two from Paris. From our Server Lauren to the Valet Adam to the Mgr. & Hostess, everyone was friendly and courteous. The food was excellent (except maybe the too spicy ketchup for the french fries ) and small but varied Menu guaranteed you would find something you would like. Will definitely be back and spread the word about this Gem. Band was excellent and the Singer was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have attended the Dirty Dog Café a few times and the experience is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great service and an awesome atmosphere. Definitely will return and tell others
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food / Great Entertainment
    Pete
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was not our first visit to the Dirty Dog. It just continues to maintain high standards. The food continues to be good and the entertainment is terrific. We were entertaining for business and our guests had a memorable evening. We will come back to "go to the Dog" for fun.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jazz Club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    If you like jazz in a cozy setting, this is the place. You can generally get seating very close to the performers. The manager is personable and in touch with guests. The food and service is good
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great time...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I've wanted to go to the Dirty Dog for quite some time. Being an avid Jazz fan and loving fine food, I took the opportunity to go there to celebrate my Birthday. I had the Short ribs while my wife had the filet mignon. Great food, great music a good time was had to be sure. My only complaint was service was a bit slow, but not too bad. Will go back at the first chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Cost of Cover Charge
    Sparkieface
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great place for great music and the atmosphere, but check before you go $15 cover charge and 20% gratuity. A little pricey...
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    ArtH
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food, music and ambiance were great! A very special experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joemazzara
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I took my family to the Dirty Dog Jazz Café to celebrate my aunt's 87th birthday. Everything was fantastic. Here are the specifics: each of us in my party of five raved about the quality of food (and service). I had the short rib and it was perfect. My aunt had the very special "open face burger," and she (at 87 years of age) said that it was the best hamburger she has ever eaten. I know it sounds strange to give such praise to a lowly hamburger, but you really have to see this one to appreciate it. While we ate, we were entertained by one of the crown jewels of Detroit, the Charles Boles Quartet. They were splendid. Extra bonus: Larry Coryell and Ralphe Armstrong were sitting at the bar. Heaven in the Motor City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Night Out
    Goody
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had an excellent night at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe. The food was great; i had the filet, which was cooked perfectly and my wife had the vegetarian dish. We started with the tomato soup which had oustanding flavor! Our server was very nice and friendly. She was helpful with the menu and the wines. Great jazz music. We had a very nice experience and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A little pricey for what you get. The menu could be more varied
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.9
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 23 reviews are from the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe reviews archive.
  • Tuesday Evening Dinner Deal
    cinamonlee
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I enjoyed the food yet the portions are just to small...we had a two for one coupon and felt that we only got half the meal due to the coupon. We will be back for the entertainment but not for a meal...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe
    Mickey
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Never listened to jazz before but reviews were good and I was looking for something different to do for dinner. We went on a Thursday with 6pm reservations. It was a great time. Our waitress was awesome and she stretched the meal out so we could enjoy the full show. The food is good, maybe a bit expensive but for a special evening, it's perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Enjoyed the whole experience!! Had the most attentive waitress and waiter!! Music was fantastic! Food was unbelieveably divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Princess
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Wonderful first time dining and entertainment experience. Willie recommended the "Coltrane corner", best seat in the house for listening to the band. Short rib dinner was very good, tender enough to cut with a fork.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best place
    MrC0608
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Over rated. My wife and I went for our anniversary and it was not the best choice for us. It took along time for us to be waited on ( there was hardly any one there in the first place) and when we finally did get service, it seemed as though we were annoying the waitress slightly. The saving grace was the jazz and the food. We may go back but we will not be in a hurry.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Penny
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    For that up close and personal experience with the artist and jazz cafe feel this is the place to be. And the food is GREAT!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service was very good. The air could have been cut down.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The four of us came for dinner and to hear Thornetta Davis. We were not disappointed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet