J. Baldwin's Restaurant
J. Baldwin's Restaurant
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J. Baldwin's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://jbaldwins.com/
  • Phone: 5864163500
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Chef Jeff Baldwin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Top 10 Reasons to choose J.Baldwin's as your next caterer: 10. Consistently Exceed Expectations 9. We Build Long-Lasting Relationships 8. We Will Tailor/Customize our Service 7. Have Experienced Event Planners 6. Our Track Record of Event Integrity 5. Catering by the Name You Know 4. Award Winning Food and Service 3. Exceptional Food Quality 2. No Worries 1. Legendary Service - At the end of the day, the people of J.Baldwin's love to serve, and it shows.
  • Private Party Facilities: J.Baldwin's has a small private dining room that can seat up to 45 people. This is the perfect place for birthday parties, anniversary parties, business luncheons, and bridal or baby showers. We've even held a wedding in our private room! You may also rent out our entire restaurant, with seating for up to 150 people. Please contact us to find out more.
  • Private Party Contact: Carmen Bryant 5864163500
  • Entertainment: Our entertainment varies from week to week, so check out our website for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Garfield Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from J. Baldwin's Restaurant
In 2004, after spending more than 20 years at fine establishments such as the Van Dyke Place Restaurant, the Whitney Restaurant, and Mac & Ray's, Chef Jeff Baldwin opened up his own restaurant and catering company, J.Baldwin's, featuring his award winning stone fired pizza.

His goal was to be able to recreate a gourmet dining experience that fits with today's busy lifestyles. The way we see it, you should be able to enjoy the taste of gourmet - at your convenience, not just on special occasions when time permits. J.Baldwin's Restaurant and To-Go is the result of that dream.

More than 7 years later, that dream continues. The restaurant is busier than ever, and the catering division has grown by leaps and bounds! We are able to cater any event...from small intimate dinner parties, to weddings of 200 people or more. See our website for more information on how we can help make your next special event a very memorable one.
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J. Baldwin's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great food,so-so ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    We've been to J Baldwin several times and the food is always delish! I had the Ahi tuna, friends had the sea bass and swordfish. Everyone was very pleased. So what takes away from the experience? It's loud and crowded, not cozy at all. Food this good deserves something a little roomier and more romantic. The lack of ambiance actually keeps us from going more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crab Cakes
    Sparkey
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Over done & too mushey on the inside. Pizza was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Hopes Dashed
    Unachhula
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Well, we've been wanting to go here for quite awhile, but once we finally got the chance to go, it was a big disappointment. First, had the calamari, it was a little bland so not one of my favorites. I ordered the lamb chops, which were really good, but the sides were not. Cold mashed (or semi-mashed) potatoes, and the spinach with big chunks of feta cheese and diced tomatoes was bland, no flavor except when you ate a piece of cheese with it, and the flavor wasn't pleasant. Our waitress seemed a little confrontational and snappy. The guy who walked around and asked if everything was alright, was in a big hurry after we asked him about the zip sauce for the lamb chops. All I can say is, our experience with J. Baldwins was not a pleasant one.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was amazing but it was loud
    ktanne13
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Every item we ordered was delicious. The server was attentive to all our needs. The noise level was extreme though. It was difficult to hear the person sitting next to you. A bit pricy but a great evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • doesn't disappoint
    Kathleen
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    once again, a great experience at J. Baldwin's. My gourmet,surf and turf pizza was served by chef himself. What a treat!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    J. Baldwin's Restaurant continues to amaze! Sea bass was offered on the specials menu and it was the best ever. The chef prepared it to perfection and it was so memorable! It was quite pricey but so worth it. The bed of risotto that it was served on was almost equally delicious and the perfect combination. We also ordered the blackened beef tips appetizer as an entree and it was cooked medium well as we requested and was delicious. We are looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Anniversary Dinner
    Mercer
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    My husband and I went to J. Baldwin's for our anniversary. The food was spectacular and the service was extraordinary. J. Baldwin's never lets us down. We are regular customers and will continue to go to J. Baldwin's for meals and catered events. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice.
    Susan
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We have been going to J. Baldwin's for years. It definitely is energetic, noisy at times. The views of the kitchen are fun to watch. Jeff checks each dish going out - that is definitely pride in your product. The calamari is the best, sautéed vs fried gives it that fresh flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    letusdine
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    What an amazing find. GREAT food and a friendly staff at pretty reasonable prices. The Chef has developed his trade so well over the years, I am surprised at the pricing and incredible selection of food. I have been there 5 times in the last year and I always try to find something different for an entrée, never to be disappointed. I would strongly recommend a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful menu - presentation
    Lori
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Wonderful menu - presentation is great. Too, loud on a Saturday night Owner's have a keen eye on the place - make you feel very welcomed
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    Kris
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    My husband and I went to j baldwins for our 25th wedding anniversary & we had a exceptional meal. The food was fresh and cooked perfectly! Thank you for such a memorable nite and wonderful service by Nikki !!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday fun
    Kathleen
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    J. Balwin's was great! As a frequent patron I rec'd a free entree and 2 free desserts for my birthday. Everyone in my party of 4 loved their food selection. It was a little loud. We had a reservation and were seated promptly.I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drinks - too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Great food and drinks - too bad it was ruined by our not very nice waiter! He never offered us dessert, took a long time to get us drinks, was not very nice, and basically tried to shuffle us out the door as fast as he could.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a fantastic restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    What a fantastic restaurant - on my short list of favorite places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food & Top Notch Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    We've been to J.Baldwin's many times and we have NEVER been disappointed. You can't get food of this caliber anywhere in the area. We've never had a bad meal, and the service is top notch. Love that the owners are always chatting with their guests, making sure that everything is perfect. They also do incredible catering, both in their restaurant and at your place. They catered my daughter's graduation party, and I've attended numerous showers, birthday and anniversary parties catered by J.Baldwin's. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • J. Baldwin's has always been
    Susan
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    J. Baldwin's has always been top notch. Jeff (the owner/chef) walks the tables, greets each person, friendly but not hovering. The servers are always attentive. The calamari? No wonder it wins awards. The sauce is light and slightly lemony.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was our 25 Wedding Anniversary,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    It was our 25 Wedding Anniversary, great meal with great friends. good times.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jeff has a wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Jeff has a wonderful restaurant with any type of food or drink you can think of. His lamb special was ordered by my 14 year old grandson and was excellent. My wife and I can come alone and enjoy a pizza and a drink in a relaxed dining area. We will continue to eat at this great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food, as usual, lived
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    The food, as usual, lived up to our expectations. My husband, sister and I visit regularly. This was my brothers choice since we have brought him to your establishment for various events. I LOVE J. Baldwins!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    This was our first visit back to J. Baldwin's Restaurant since our move back to Michigan after living 3 years in Los Angeles. We were very happy that they are still in that location, are very busy and jumpin', and have an improved menu. Food was excellent, server was great, and we look forward to getting back there soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This has always been one of
    Etrain
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    This has always been one of our favorites however service was not good this visit. Had to remind our waitress multiple times about drinks, our order was not taken until well after our appetizers were brought to the table and she offered us more dinner rolls but took about 20 minutes to follow through. We will still go back because the food and atmosphere are so good and have never had a service issue in the past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Easter Treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Easter Brunch was delicious; the restaurant was busy without feeling crowded. A great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed! Food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Never disappointed! Food was fantastic! Service was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not only does J. Baldwin's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Not only does J. Baldwin's feel like my neighborhood place, it has become my place. Whenever out of town friends visit, they clamor to go to J. Baldwin's! The food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved J Baldwin's
    Laura
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    J Baldwin's great! We started with a cosmo served in a glass made of ice, which sat in another glass. The drink was always ice cold - just the way I like it! They have a nice wine list....and, they decanters that they pour red wine in to to allow it to get some air. We had pizza - which is one of their specialties - but there were several things on the menu I would like to try. The service was great. I really enjoyed the overall experience. Also, Chef Baldwin stopped by our table to see how everything was - nice touch. Will definitly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My sisters and I took my Dad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    My sisters and I took my Dad here for his birthday, and we really enjoyed it. Everything was cooked perfectly, the owner and chef both came to our table to greet us. We made a reservation, and were seated immediately even though it was incredibly busy. A very enjoyable experience. We are already planning on going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The martini's and bloody Mary's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    The martini's and bloody Mary's were delicious! The atmosphere was great for a lunch time event. The service was good. I would go back to try different entrees.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    suek1204VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Great service, food, and wine! Gluten Free pizza is fab!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was obvious the waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    It was obvious the waiter had little to no interest in our table because we were not purchasing alcohol. The food was priced a little too high to not include a salad or side dish. We frequent many fine restaurants and find it tacky when you are charged additionally for sides or salads, most people would be happy to pay a little bit more for the entree and have it include your salad and side dish.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I had gourmet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    My wife and I had gourmet type meals and the kids had pizza (that was spectacular), who could ask for more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were celebrating an 11th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    We were celebrating an 11th birthday for my son. Service was good. The dinner entrees were good. The soda was flat. We asked for the carbonation to be checked and they brought new flat sodas. We ordered dessert. The "bumpy cake" was really dry - could not even eat it, but felt compelled to try because I was paying for it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • B Day Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    The food was great. Delicious margaritas. Good sevice. Was disappointed in the breadpudding, it was dry not much flavor. I happen to be a breadpudding expert :). Over all good experience. Celebrated my husbands B Day that nite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful night. Reserved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Had a wonderful night. Reserved table through Open Table, and although other people who arrived when we did had a 30 - 45 minute wait, our table was immediately available. Was with a group of 4 women, one a vegetarian, and everyone found something they liked on the menu and raved about the food. This restaurant is one of my favorites in Macomb County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef Jeff Baldwin always makes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Chef Jeff Baldwin always makes an effort to meet and greet his customers. The staff makes special occasions even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    One of the best restaurants that I've been to in a long while. My wife agrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food, but they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Outstanding food, but they need to expand! I cannot stand waiting in the bar/live music/kitchen traffic/host stand area waiting for my table (right in front of the revolving door - freezing during Michigan winters). This place consistently serves us great food, the owners always walk around making sure everyone is enjoying themselves and have everything they need. But, even if you have reservations, you must wait and the wait is uncomfortable and way too crowded. Of course, that hasn't stopped me from returning. I just can't resist their scallops and calamari!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food but busy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Great food but super busy! They were 30 minutes late having a table for us even with the reservation. There is no real waiting area so it's very crammed until you get seated. Food worth 30 minute wait just wish there was a better waiting area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    If you have never been there - this is a must!! We love it here. All of their dishes look amazing how they are presented. I think when Chef Jeff comes around the tables (if he is able) to talk with the customers is always a plus for a restaurant. Staff is amazing too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place for a surprise
    Richie
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Good place for a surprise evening. Great food choices;from gourmet pizzas to gourmet dinners. Had flowers sent for Valentines Day and they were waiting at our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great people,
    DC58VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Great food, great people, great restaurant ... As always!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate