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220 Merrill, Birmingham, MI

220 Merrill

4.6
4.6
1517 Reviews
$30 and under
American

220 Merrill is a modern chic upscale restaurant in Birmingham, MI specializing in American cuisine.

During the summer season guests can enjoy patio dining accompanied by live music.

Weekend Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Offering one of the best Happy Hours in Birmingham, the $9 Appetizer & $8 Cocktail Menu consists of Sesame Ahi Tuna Tartare, Sweet & Spicy Calamari, Shrimp Tacos, 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:
Open Table Diner's Choice Winner - 2022
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 646-2220

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    220 Merrill is the perfect place to host an intimate gathering or a more formal event. Private dining at 220 adds a polished touch to any special occasion, whether planning a festive reception, business conference or rehearsal dinner, we accommodate every party planning need.

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Fardell: (844) 210-0499

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross street

    Old Woodward and Merrill

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available in the evening.

  • Entertainment

    Sunday Brunch - Live music, 10:30am-3pm Wine Down Wednesdays - Live music on the patio and 22% off bottles of wine.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,517 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Hot Spot

  • Detroit

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  1. GH

    GerryH

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding

  2. P

    Phil

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Service was a bit slow, otherwise the experience was very good.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had such a great experience sitting in the bar area! It was definitely a more energetic vibe, which made girl’s night even more great. We ordered the calamari and truffle fries- our favorite! We also tried the new baked Alaska and it was to die forrrr. The cocktail waitress Krystal was so sweet!!

  4. CM

    ChrisM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my second day in a row and service beyond amazing my chicken wrap was delicious I keep coming back I’m telling you

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All of the servers recommendations were on point! Great date atmosphere!

  6. CM

    ChrisM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I came in for business meeting service was on point calamari and the meatballs were delicious beautiful place I will be back definitely

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful patio seating!! The food was amazing especially the tenderloin tacos and truffle fries. I’ll definitely be back for lunch and to try the dinner menu!

  8. FE

    FoodiE

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    The reviews that were read before visiting really over sold 220 Merrill. For starters the atmosphere is confusing. It’s almost like a mixture of a small space wedding venue mixed with an old coney restaurant . At least in the area we were placed. The tables were so close together that I questioned fire safety. We were little on top of ppl. The music was too loud that made ppl speak louder which was also annoying. There were crying babies and there was an unpleasant smell in the air. The first waitress gave us water in which he spilt all over the floor then left it there. The second waitress didn’t ask if we wanted drinks at all she brought us straws in which she placed in our cups opened. I thought that was weird. The water was disgusting, the waitress wasn’t familiar with the menu, and not helpful at all. The food was Very bland for the price. Unfortunately hard pass on revisiting.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was great and so was the atmosphere. However my reason for this review is the service. My server Alvin was amazing!!! From the minute he came to the table he had great energy and was so kind. He was personable without being pushy and recommended several items for us to try. It was a very busy Saturday evening yet he was on top of everything for all of his tables. He displayed perfect service from start to finish. His sever assistant was also perfection. We never had our waters empty, and our plates were promptly cleared. If you’re ever dining here and want to have a great time, request Alvin. He displays top notch service for 220

  11. H

    Howard

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service5ambience3

    We sat outside, fun lively atmosphere and our server Andrew was excellent, food was excellent also. our group is middle aged and dressed very nice. our issue was my wife went up to use the restroom and as she approached the door to the restaurant the bouncer stepped in her way and told her she needed to check in with the hostess. She told him we have been sitting outside less than 15 feet from him for the past 90 minutes. He then opened the door. she told him she felt his actions were rude especially when our table was with eyesight of him the whole time and his response was “not really“. I did ask for the manager to come over and softly and politely told him of the experience and he gave a very soft apology. We hosted our company holiday party ar 220 last year, this year we will on to another Birmingham establishment with a more professional approach.

  12. MD

    MikeD

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Asked for food recommendations from server, he went through them so quick I had a hard time understanding. Tuna tartare app was very good, needs more chips. Calamari was rubbery. Ordered filet-medium, received well done. Presentation was horrible with burnt potatoes. Scallops were under cooked. Chicken parmigiana was very good. Salmon was not so good. Hamburger with truffle fries-we all enjoyed. Seating was outdoors, nice and cute seating. I would recommend to go if your looking to grab a quick bite to eat, but if you are looking for more of a fine dining experience, I would not recommend you come visit. You can get more for your money elsewhere. I won’t be returning

  13. LF

    LisaF

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    Staff overworked and food took alone time. Our waitress was great and the food quality wasn’t her fault. Chef must have been overwhelmed too. Food took forever and was cold. Overall, not our beat experience unlike past visits. I guess the quality is going down

  14. JM

    JMac

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arrived earlier than our reservation time and the Host staff worked to get us in. Great atmosphere on a nice late spring night!

  15. MR

    MikaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    We had a girls meeting there which is always fun, Anytime you need an app with the girls lol. The food was pretty good. But I had to give Service a one star. Our waiter kept disappearing on us literally for like 20 to 30 minutes at a time and we had to ask other servers to assist us. What I found crazy is that manager didn’t come over at all. But we didn’t make a bit fuss of it because again it was the girls time and we enjoyed spending time despite the POOR Service.

  16. DM

    DaveM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My group and I were well taken care of. Thank you!

  17. WB

    WilliamB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    MacKayla was a terrific waitress. She was upbeat and energetic. She was informed about the menu and wine. Excellent.

  18. TA

    TiffanyA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place great vibes. Food was good and we had a good time. Small space.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kiana did a phenomenal job serving our brunch group! She was attentive and answered all of our questions about the menu. 220 is a great brunch spot, reasonable prices, great ambiance and vibes, and the lobster rolls were everyyyyything.

  20. MP

    MarissaP

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I met with some friends for a girls day and brunch at 220 Merrill was perfect! I had the red velvet pancakes which were to die for!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely as always!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    server was pretty slow and it was not busy at all but overall really good

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent!! Service awesome. Marissa was very accommodating and professional..will be back for sure!!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing!!!!!

  26. SC

    SarahC

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place! The menu has something for everyone and i'm never disappointed when i try something new. Over all 10/10 spot for any occasion!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome experience as usual. We were running a bit late, so I called to make sure we would be ok with our reservation. I spoke to a woman named Marissa. She was very kind and assured me we would be still seated. When we arrived we were seated promptly and had a wonderful meal.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing and the customer service was impeccable. My favorite restaurant overall.

  29. SF

    SheniseF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The chopped salad was absolutely amazing! The salmon on top was cooked to perfection- perfectly flaky and moist. Just superb. For the majority of our meeting it was quiet, but around noon the crowd came and it was a bit hard to hear. Successful meeting, good food. I will be back. I really, enjoyed it.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fabulous but our waiter, Malcomb was the greatest! He was an outstanding server. When our meal came too quick - before our salads he took full command and made everything right. Our meal was perfect and Malcomb made the evening fun.

  31. CS

    CharlesS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience! Everything we ordered was very well prepared. The seabass is the best I have had in a very long time. My wife was very pleased 😊

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Salmon & Chicken Parm are always the best! Waiter was awesome…

  33. SC

    SarahC

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants in the Detroit area! The patio is beautiful and the staff is very nice. Our server Caleb was really sweet and made us feel like a VIP. The fuzzy bubbles was great and we loved the truffle fries. My salmon was perfectly seasoned and my friends steak looked great (and I don’t even eat beef). Over all great place to go if you are ever in Birmingham!

  34. CM

    ChrisM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is beyond amazing my food was unbelievable especially the ahi tuna and banana split also also the service is A-1 the most beautiful patio I’ve seen.. this one will be my new spot for sure

  35. EG

    ErinG

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food. Amazing service. Outside area looks beautiful. Fuzzy bubbles best fun drink

  36. AG

    AngelG75

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    16th Birthday dinner for my daughter!

  37. S

    Samshad

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    220 is one of my favorite restaurants and I go there quite often, whether for brunch or dinner. This experience was extremely out of the norm and I’m not sure why - we received our appetizers fairly quickly, then waited at least an hour and our main courses never showed up. Our waiter had disappeared and when he finally showed up, he had the bill (with the main courses on there), and didn’t even realize that we never received our food. He fixed the bill, but we left without being able to eat a full meal. I hope this is not a new standard of how they operate…

  38. AS

    AshleyS

    Detroit

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing as always and the manager always make sure everything is on point.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Way too loud in restaurant

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alex was a great waiter, and everything was excellent!

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220 Merrill is rated 4.6 stars by 1517 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for 220 Merrill

220 E Merrill St Birmingham, MI 48009

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Old Woodward and Merrill

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available in the evening.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Sunday Brunch - Live music, 10:30am-3pm Wine Down Wednesdays - Live music on the patio and 22% off bottles of wine.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 646-2220

  • Private party facilities

    220 Merrill is the perfect place to host an intimate gathering or a more formal event. Private dining at 220 adds a polished touch to any special occasion, whether planning a festive reception, business conference or rehearsal dinner, we accommodate every party planning need.

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Fardell: (844) 210-0499

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