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7:30 PM
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Cliff Bell's

1119 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Live Music (51)
  • Good for a Date (38)
  • Special Occasion (30)
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation


Sunday: 11:00am - 10pm

Monday: Closed (Open for various events - check monthly calendar)

Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - midnight

Friday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:30am

Kitchen Hours:

Sunday closes at 9:00pm

Tuesday-Thursday closes at 11:00pm

Fri & Sat closes at midnight
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Phone number
(313) 961-2543
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Baldridge
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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.
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Private party contact
Ashleigh Laabs: (313) 961-2543
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Cross street
between Adams & Elizabeth
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Parking details
Cliff Bell's offers valet parking on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. Additional parking options include nearby street parking (city meters enforced until 10 p.m.) as well as nearby surface lots and parking garages. Cliff Bell's does not own a private parking lot.
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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.
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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.
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1119 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCjdnovi (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We went to Cliff Bells for the first time for Restaurant Week. The meal was great. My filet was cooked perfectly and the salmon dish was excellent. I loved the ambiance of the place and the history. I'm so excited to see so many great restaurants return and start up in Detroit. Cliff Bells is in the perfect location for our tickets to the Red Wings.

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

High cost for food that was ok. Venue was cool on the inside and the jazz singer was very good.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful experience. The service and ambiance are excellent. A wonderful date night

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful time and even met new friends. We had not been to Cliff Bell’s before but will be going again.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I loved the decor and the retro ambiance. The jazz band was great and my food was very good! We did go during Detroit Restaurant week so the value was VERY good. Some things on the menu are a little pricey and I thought the crafted cocktails were high considering the quality is that of other area bars. But that isn't something that would deter me from coming again. I will definitely come back. The ceiling alone is worth coming her to see it.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

It was our first time dining at Cliff Bell’s. We were celebrating our 15 year anniversary with dinner there. Loved the ambience and environment. Just seemed a little on organized considering we had reservations. The hostess was going to seat us at the bar but had to kick some people out of the space first. I was a bit confused since I reserved a table, preferably a corner table or booth. I spotted a booth near the entrance way that was open and asked if we could sit there, which we did. Our waitress made a statement right away asking us if we were in a time crunch. So we knew that wasn’t a good sign. They were very busy and maybe shortstaffed, I am not sure. Overall I liked the restaurant but just found the meal portions were very pricey for what you received. Entertainment was nice.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service will definately go again. It's a hidden gem in Detroit.

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Such a great piece of Detroit history! It was just 2 of us and we were sat at a 2 person table, but it was tiny. That is our only complaint, barely any room for our plates and drinks. The food was so good, we had the bison braised short ribs and the ribeye. We also HIGHLY recommend the Detroit Dirty Martini and the Mudlark. I will now be making my martinis with pickle brine! Overall a good experience.

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great music!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice place!