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About Cliff Bell's
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
Detroit, MI 48226
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
Sunday closes at 9:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday closes at 11:00pm
Fri & Sat closes at midnight
between Adams & Elizabeth
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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.
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:
Ashleigh Laabs: (313) 961-2543
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cliff Bell's Ratings and Reviews
It was a wonderful evening.
The food is absolutely fantastic and the music is right on time. Cliff Bell's is a great place to take your date. This is a MotorCity legend that has to be experienced. It's well worth every penny you spend and I highly recommend it.
Food was awesome my drink bells bloosm was so good my husband and I spent three hrs there eating and drinking had a great waitress that never rushed us we got two meat platters split a salad I had surf and turff and my husband had the seabass we each got about four drinks and split the apple pie very nice date night loved the live jazz music
Wanted to try a new place with friends, and Cliff Bells was the place to be! Wow! The ambiance transported you back to the 20’s, the food was amazing, the jazz band was perfect, and the service by our waitress, Heather, was great! Yes it’s on the pricey side, and we were probably under dressed, but the delivered what you paid for!
Our party of 6 all said, we need to come back! A jewel from the ashes of Detroit’s past, well done! Wishing you future success.
My boyfriend and I went to celebrate some accomplishments in our lives. The food is pricey but for good reason. His lobster was incredible and my filet was superb.
My friends quintet, Tristan Cappel Unit, played live while we wine and dined. They were remarkable. Love the jazz ambiance of the restaurant.
Highly recommend for a special night out! If you love live jazz music! Definitely a gem in downtown Detroit. A must-see!
Staff were rude. It's a nice atmosphere. Food was completely cold, staff ignored us as we called for them. We had to ask 2 separate wait staff to get just some WATER!!! All food was under cooked and not seasoned. Our food was completely cold but when asking other guest they said their food was good and warm. I was the birthday girl food had to be sent back and all guest had finished food by the time my food came....RUINED MY BIRTHDAY !!!!! I always tip above and beyond because I've worked in food service before. No myself and my party will not be paying the 20% gratuity. The manager and wait staff didn't even ask if everyone and everything was okay. My experience was horrible the workers are as good as their leadership and it was all around very poor...I will just stick to going to more Urban restaurants. I suggest customer service training. The response and excuses of the manager for how we were treated was not sincere...Its a no for me NEVER AGAIN
We had to wait an hour after our reservation time to get seated, even that we had to go up to the hostess multiple times to accomplish. The service was bad, the food was drenched in oil. We ordered salad, burata, calamari, mushrooms with bread etc, everything was dripping in oil. The wait staff had to be flagged multiple times, extremely bad experience. We left without eating our food.
We were visiting Detroit and this place made the stay really enjoyable! Great food and really good live music, especially if you like jazz. At 9pm they turned up the volume a bit - so if you want a quiet conversation you’d be better off somewhere else, but if you’re looking for a happening - this is the place to go.
The ambiance of Cliff’s is fantastic. It truly feels like you have gone back in time. We knew we were in for a good evening when we sat down at the bar and the bartender immediately introduced himself. Excellent service was the them throughout the evening. The charcuterie was phenomenal. My fiancée had the filet and I had the rack of lamb. Both dishes were well prepared and terrifically presented. The jazz band was stellar and not intrusive. I will go to Cliff Bell’s again and encourage my friends to do the same.
Was very disappointed that after we had dinner and spent over 350 dollars on dinner and drinks for 4 people, that in order to listen to music the restaurant wanted an additional $10 per person for cover charge when we were already spending quite a bit of money. Obviously we did not stay and went somewhere else for entertainment
Although we had a reservation and arrived a bit early, still had to wait without an actual time frame for when we would be seated. After a while, opted to just sit at a table behind the bar. Drinks had too much alcohol giving an overpowering taste. Brought a seafood salad when I ordered a caesar. When correct salad was returned it was only OK. Also ordered slice of apple pie for dessert and it was really cold, had to send it back to be warmed. The performers that night played good music, the waitress and hostess were nice, so that helped. For my first visit, it was memorable but not in a way I'd hoped, especially since it was meant to be the ending of a birthday celebration.
Great ambience, but everything else was mediocre at best. Service was INCREDIBLY slow, we weren't greeted until ~15 minutes after sitting down. Our food took ~45 minutes to arrive after ordering and it when it was finally delivered everything was cold. Would return for music/ambience and drinks, but definitely not worth going for dinner.
Out of the four meals that were ordered at our table, one of them came out as expected. For the price point (for entrees especially-we’re talking $$$) you can go down the street less than a mile to someplace like Roast and pay the same price for food that will come out absolutely perfect and impeccably prepared/cooked. The food overall was very underwhelming, and the server wasn’t very attentive. Had to go grab a different staff member to get the three other meals that were very poorly prepared, attended to. A kale and beet salad that was served without it’s beets, a coq au vin that was served with nearly raw fingerling potatoes, and a cold-soup-du-jour guarantees that we’ll probably never come back and spend our hard earned dollars on such a poorly-made meal. Also, the jazz was really loud and subpar.
It has been a very long time since I have had this poor of service. It was incredibly slow, the server couldn't remember to bring the requested refill items (e.g. coffee, glass of wine, check). Plus the noise level was so loud we had to speak in raised voices the entire time and as a party of 5 could not hear anyone at the table unless sitting directly next to or across. The food was fair, as was the pricing. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone unless they were going for drinks only to listen to music.
Our first visit during brunch was wonderful. We had the bagel and salmon on a delicious ever thing bagel. Our second visit yesterday was very disappointing. We ordered the same meal but sadly after returning our meal to the kitchen twice we still ended up with a bad meal. The onion was a slab that would be good on a burger, we were given a teaspoon of cream cheese, the two slices of roman tomato were hard, and the bagel was so hard it could have been used as a weapon. The waitress and musician was wonderful, but the manager was not. The manager came to the table and shared the following words of wisdom... "I hear you have had a hard time, we have a new chef. Next time just tell if you have special requests and we will do it." We won't be returning to Cliff Bell’s.
This was our first time going and we made plans to eat here prior to a show at the Fox Theater. After arriving on time for our reservation, we waited almost 20 minutes before we flagged down a server to be waited on. The gentleman who's name I forget stated he would take our orders although he was not our server. We placed our drink and dinner orders right away due to our time constraints and was served in timely fashion so not too miss our show. My mother and I had the scallops with mushroom risotto which were cooked through but not sered properly and the risotto was undercooked and chewy. My father enjoyed the salmon entree and my husband enjoyed the filet. Our server was gracious enough to let us know that dessert would be on him later after the show, but upon our return we were expected to pay $10 per person cover charge to re-enter which we passed on. LOVED the music and atmosphere! Just won't order the scallops next time.
Out for dinner and some jazz with my two daughter in laws. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our service was impeccable. The only complaint was a little too much dressing on a salad. My daughter in law was unable to eat it. Will definitely come again though.
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