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Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI
Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI
Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI
Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI
Cliff Bell's, Detroit, MI

Cliff Bell's

4.1
4.1
1122 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to Cliff Bell's, where a truly unique dining and entertainment experience await you. As soon as you step through our doors, you'll take a step back in time. The 1930's charm of the lavish, art-deco interior will have your friends talking for hours.  



The relaxed, welcoming atmosphere sets the mood for a night not to be forgotten. Signature cocktails and dinner are ordered as the Jazz trio begins to play on stage. The quiet bustle of the club begins to come to life!



Cliff Bell's is once again alive with spirit and song. But don't take our word for it…. Discover this cultural gem for yourself during an evening of jazz and dinner, Sunday brunch, daily lunch, or our popular happy hour.



"The place to be in Detroit."
- The New York Times

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sunday: 11:00am - 10pm Monday: Closed (Open for various events - check monthly calendar) Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - midnight Friday: 5:00pm - 12:30am Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:30am Kitchen Hours: Sunday closes at 9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday closes at 11:00pm Fri & Sat closes at midnight
  • Phone number
    (313) 961-2543
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    From weddings to company parties and networking events, Cliff Bell's is Detroit's premier destination for private events.With the ability to seat up to 150 guests (including 30 at the bar), Cliff Bell's can accommodate private events – large and small. And with a nationally recognized kitchen and award-winning cocktails, we offer numerous meal and bar packages.
  • Private party contact
    Carolyn Pullen: (313) 961-2543
  • Neighborhood
    Windsor
  • Cross street
    between Adams & Elizabeth
  • Parking details
    Parking options include nearby street parking (city meters enforced until 10 p.m. and is free on Sundays) as well as nearby surface lots and parking garages. Cliff Bell's does not own a private parking lot.
  • Public transit
    For quick access from other areas of downtown Detroit, the Detroit People Mover is available. Please use the Grand Circus Park station stop to visit Cliff Bell's.<br />From the QLine, we are steps away from the Elizabeth stop.
  • Entertainment
    Cliff Bell's hosts nightly entertainment featuring a variety of performances including local and national musicians. Weeknight performances at Cliff Bell's are typically free of charge. For weekend performances and special events, there is usually a cover charge collected at the door.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 2Value

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1,122 Reviews
  1. MichealHawk

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    When you walk inside this joint you are immediately transported back to the 1940's/1950's. You feel like you are in the heart of the golden era in Detroit, you can picture the all the classic cars parked on the street around the surrounding blocks. The atmosphere keeps the feel alive and the live music drives it home. Absolute must visit for anyone who enjoys jazz or live music.

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    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect anniversary dinner and music with my husband! Food, staff and music were amazing! Will definitely return!

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  3. Borisgoodenough

    Detroit

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I've reviewed Cliff Bell's before, but wanted to update because the food has improved significantly since our last visit. But start with this: no one goes to Cliff Bell's specifically for dinner. You go for the amazing (and completely authentic) art-deco ambience and the equally-wonderful jazz on the stage. The bistro-style food, while not incidental, has always been the least of the reasons to walk in the door. And I'm guessing that's why, over the years, the owners have let the food been hit or miss. Sometimes it's on target, as when former chef Matt Baldridge ran the kitchen. Other times -- well, we came for the music, anyway. This time, we ordered mussels, grilled swordfish, and braised short ribs. And everything worked. Especially the ribs, slathered with a savory mustard sauce that contradicted everything Provencal I normally prefer in braised ribs, but were fall-apart tender and wonderfully flavorful. The swordfish, a dish that's far too easy to dry out, was spot-on moist. And the mussels were decent, although I prefer real bread alongside, as opposed to the few stingy slices of toasted baguette they supplied to sop up the broth. A couple of quibbles about prices, because they're up significantly. Few entrees are under $30, and $43 for lamb chops is highway robbery. This isn't a chop house, and shouldn't have prices like one. Like so many music venues, wine bottles are also overpriced, which may be OK if you're just having beverages during the music, but less-good for dinner. Cliff Bell's continues as a first-order "place to go" in downtown Detroit -- especially if you're a jazz fan. But note that you can only reserve a table if you're having dinner; otherwise, it's first-come, first-seated, which means you may find yourself standing at the bar on a busy weekend night.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First off. The ambiance is second to none. Unfortunately they have changed the menu from-the last time we were there. Bring back the Chicken & waffles with the jalapeño syrup & let people enjoy both your mimosas & Bloody Marys. Simple. Did Sunday brunch. Food was very good just miss the little things.

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  5. CourtneyO

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love coming to Cliff Bells! Great service, great food, great music, great everything!

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  6. LaurieF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to hear Ari Teitel. He was fantastic!! Enjoyed the whole evening

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  7. BobL

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible. Live music sets the atmosphere. This is a mainstay

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  8. martym

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Music, service, cocktails and atmosphere was terrific!

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  9. DeniseP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and ambience was good. Our waiter was also good, but the restaurant appeared to be a little understaffed not allowing our waiter to pay more attention to his tables.

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  10. Sarah

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I would absolutely go back for the music. Bravo to the musicians! The ambiance was beautiful. The food was mediocre at best.. There was absolutely no seasoning on the vegetables and the broccoli was really undercooked. It took 25 minutes to get a glass of water and another 10 to get a cocktail. It looked like the waitresses didn’t have sections which made it very difficult to wave her to our table when needed. I feel bad for leaving this kind of review for such a historical establishment, especially being someone who truly appreciates jazz music.

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Google Map for Cliff Bell's

2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Additional information

  • Cross street
    between Adams & Elizabeth
  • Neighborhood
    Windsor
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sunday: 11:00am - 10pm Monday: Closed (Open for various events - check monthly calendar) Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - midnight Friday: 5:00pm - 12:30am Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:30am Kitchen Hours: Sunday closes at 9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday closes at 11:00pm Fri & Sat closes at midnight
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking options include nearby street parking (city meters enforced until 10 p.m. and is free on Sundays) as well as nearby surface lots and parking garages. Cliff Bell's does not own a private parking lot.
  • Public transit
    For quick access from other areas of downtown Detroit, the Detroit People Mover is available. Please use the Grand Circus Park station stop to visit Cliff Bell's.From the QLine, we are steps away from the Elizabeth stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Cliff Bell's hosts nightly entertainment featuring a variety of performances including local and national musicians. Weeknight performances at Cliff Bell's are typically free of charge. For weekend performances and special events, there is usually a cover charge collected at the door.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (313) 961-2543
  • Private party facilities
    From weddings to company parties and networking events, Cliff Bell's is Detroit's premier destination for private events.With the ability to seat up to 150 guests (including 30 at the bar), Cliff Bell's can accommodate private events – large and small. And with a nationally recognized kitchen and award-winning cocktails, we offer numerous meal and bar packages.
  • Private party contact
    Carolyn Pullen: (313) 961-2543
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