During the summer season guests can enjoy patio dining accompanied by live music.
Weekend Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am-3pm.
Offering one of the best Happy Hours in Birmingham, the $7 Appetizer & Cocktail Menu consists of Sesame Ahi Tuna Tartare, Sweet & Spicy Calamari, Lamb Sliders, top-shelf spirits and more. (Monday-Friday, 3-6pm)
With large elegant dining rooms, 220 Merrill is the perfect place to host private parties, special events and business conferences.
Awards & Accolades:
Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" - 2016
Hour Detroit "Best Bar for Business Deals"- 2016
Hour Detroit "Best Bartender" - 2016
Open Table Diner's Choice Winner - 2015
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Ahi Tuna Tartare
Ahi Tuna, Avocado, Cucumber, Crme Frache, Crispy Wonton, Sweet Ponzu, Sesame, Ginger
Parmigiano, Herb Aioli
Slow Braised Short Ribs
bone-in short rib, pommes pure, seasonal vegetable, crispy onions, au jus
To put it simply, the staff behaves as if your presence is a bother to them. The host stand is too busy to acknowledge you upon arrival. When I decided to walk over to my party (already patio seated) only then was I ridiculously confronted about where I was going by a man from the host stand. It was so jarringly absurd.
Our server was very despondent to our requests. When one of my friends ask to move the table (no, it wasn't busy) due to the door draft, we were told all tables were reserved. This ultimately turned out to be untrue after pushing the issue.
A few frozen watermelon mojitos were ordered. They weren't frozen in the least when they arrived at the table and it was beyond the server to have them replaced. She was completely despondent behind her mask. Our orders weren't properly taken resulting in overcharges on our bill. My entree, the Shrimp Mussel Sgaghetini, was riddled with red pepper flake as if I requested extra spicy pad thai! Perhaps this was done hide the tomatoes that were missing... Again, the server could not care less.
The short of it is this establishment leaves a lot to be desired since it changed hands 2 years ago. Denise Ilitch ran a much better shop. I understand completely that mistakes can happen at the bar and in the kitchen but the staff just doesn't have a clue or care in the world. I'm sorry to say it but you'll have better service at Leo's Coney around the corner.
Reservation was @8pm for 10 ppl. But no one informed me that the kitchen would close at 830pm when I made the reservation. We were rushed, the food and drinks tasted rushed. I was not happy at all. Ended up going to another restaurant after leaving!
Everything was great! The service, the ambiance! Will return.
I have never had a bad meal or experience here! Wait staff is excellent - polite and friendly!
The hostess was terrible, made for a bad start to our lunch.
Great lunch with sisters!
our server was fantastic. overall, incredible experience.
Really enjoyed our first visit with friends. Their food menu is outstanding Service was a bit on the slow side. I am not sure if they had a the entire wait staff available to them that day.
Amazing brunch menu! Loved the vibes, felt like we were on vacation
Excellent service and food
The new menu and live DJ makes for a fabulous weekend brunch vibe!
Awesome Graduation celebration for my daughter, thank you!!
As always a great place to eat or just get together. The food was great but the service even better as it was a very good waiter named Elvis that waited on us and made the experience memorable for my wife's birthday dinner.
Excellent, as always!
Great atmosphere and great food.
The food was really good!! And I loved the service and restraint itself
What a beautiful dining location ! Lunch outside was delicious and Chris was a wonderful server. It’s a special place in downtown Birmingham and so clean and safe.
Love it.... been there plenty of times . They never disappoint me
Service was great! Food and drinks were amazing, as usual!
Very good ambiance and good restaurant. The waiter that we had kept forgetting our order. Also the inside of the restaurant was not following good social distancing measures (the bar was packed with MANY people and people were not encouraged to wear masks when walking around).
Very good. We had to ask for a bread basket to go along with our cocktails and wine after it was evident we were not going to get one.
Our waitress Karissa was Outstanding. Will definitely be back soon to enjoy such great food, service, ambiance and staff. 5 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ service from beginning to end. Especially our waitress Karissa!
It was great
Eddie was our server, great new menu and drinks are always top notch. New addition to the patio is very nice.
Although I had specifically said I had a nut allergy, bread was served with walnuts in it. It was not our servers fault as he noted it on all food entries.
Also, during this time when people should be wearing masks to and from the tables, that was not done by anyone. Some servers/hostess' had the masks below their nose too -- which is not the proper/safe way to do that. Not many people observed the 6-feet social distancing rule and I don't think this restaurant was at 50% capacity. It seemed like many more people. Hard to say if I'll go back for a long time after this experience. Food was excellent though.
Great food and great service
First restaurant visit since quarantine and everything was AMAZING! The food was great and our server, Christopher was phenomenal :)
Usually love 220 but it wasn’t up to standard on our post covid visit. The chicken wing starter was cold, the Nutella cake tasteless and dry (So disappointed!) and the creme brûlée cheesecake was underwhelming. The service was slow, which I understand with the crazy world we currently live in, lots of adaptations to be made, but it was painfully slow. However, the cookie butter tres leches cake was out of this world!!!! One of my favourite desserts I’ve ever had. Steaks were cooked to perfection and the truffle fries to die for. We will be back as this is our first and hopefully last bad experience.
Best filet I’ve ever had. Zip sauce will change your life
The food was bland, great menu choices. Beautiful location
Kind of had a bad experience with front door staff and hostess, maybe the manager? My waitress and food was amazing. But I was shoved into a corner in a back room with one other couple.
lunch was amazing can’t wait to come back again!!!
The patio and new dining deck looked great and I love the new menu. My fuzzy drink was very good. I ordered the lunch salmon on bean purée. The salmon was seasoned perfectly but still overcooked for my taste and the bean purée underneath was almost non existent but overall good. The service was outstanding and I’m looking forward to going back very soon!
Great food. Nice to back in a restaurant. Well done.
First dinner out after lockdown
What a remodel!! There is a new patio, VIP booth and they even extended and built another patio in the street! It was amazing to have an outdoor option to dine. New food was on point and cocktail amazing as usual. We were lucky to get a reservation due to limited capacity, make reservations a few days in advance. I hear they have a new brunch starting Father's day, can't wait!!!
Amazing lunch! First time out since quarantine and was nervous, but they did it right! New menu was awesome, a lot of great new options. I chose to go with a disposable menu, but they had many options from viewing online to one use. Nice to be out again and at my favorite restaurant and feeling safe doing it!!!
Wow!!! They really stepped it up during quarantine! New patio, new menus, new vibe! Food was amazing and nice to see the extra precautions they are taking to make you feel safe. Can't wait for their new brunch to start!!
220 Merrill is rated 4.5 stars by 1102 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.