220 Merrill

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843 reviews
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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, 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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Detroit
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent and fresh menu items. A great place to sit on the patio and enjoy the sun with a glass of wine!!

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was outstanding! They had an amazing assortment which was constantly being replenished. We were sat in what seemed to be an area apart from everyone else which was more intimate and felt like we were at home. The service was outstanding, our server was very attentive and she even made sure to explain the buffet and ended up having a great friendly conversation with us when we were done with lunch. We will definitely be back for Mother’s Day!!!

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OT
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were accommodated at the last minute for Easter Brunch. We were waited on by Carol. I’ve had this server before. She’s been with the restaurant for years now and we love her. Brunch was buffet style, but the food was hot and there were so many options, I ended up eating more than I wanted to.
I appreciate the staff coming in on the holiday to serve us and they all seemed so happy to be there.
Thank you again!

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SL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family weekend brunch, food was excellent, service was excellent, we will be back.

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BR
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful waitress, really good food, and a great time. My salmon was cooked perfecting. The beet salad was delicious. The drinks were excellent, even the mock-tail made for our pregnant friend.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Worst seat in house, next to kitchen and service corner.

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OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to dine. Great drinks, delicious food and the service is always exceptional. Layla our server was awesome!!

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DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

meal was incredibly, good atmosphere but louder than i expected. It was sometimes difficult to hear the conversation across the table.

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BB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Quality of the food was not food omlette was just egg folded with toppings not blended ,potatoes tasted like frozen Ora ida

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CJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service. Busy restaurant, so noisy and busy. Not inexpensive.....

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect venue for a lovely lunch with a cherished out of town friend. Good, service, ambiance was perfect.

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DW
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Kayla, our server was fantastic. Dinner was delicious. Good wine selection!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I called to make sure they had the cotton candy dessert. They told me they did. Once I arrived we were told they were out of several meals. We still decided to stay because we wanted the dessert. There were maybe 5 other people in the restaurant, however it took forever to get food. The waiter did not come back to us. We had to look for him. The air conditioner was on. It took 3 times to ask someone to please turn the air off. We never did get the cotton candy desert. We were told they could not do it. The food was not up to 300.00 plus. We were very disappointed.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

220 is very classy and sexy !!! the wait staff is amazing and attentive. Our server Elizabeth was amazing and made my wife's first experience unforgettable. The cocktails, meal and dessert was epic.

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K
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Pretty underwhelming - been once before for brunch, loved it so thought would try for a business lunch. Too noisy (screaming kid out of control at booth next to us), got the Birmingham salad and had to hunt for the promised shrimp - poor value for a whopping $19 for pile of iceburg lettuce ( yes, iceburg lettuce, cheapest around. Save your money, don't think I will be back.

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d
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and our server was very attentive. We love their brunch.

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SM
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Really really loud!! Too much of a scene! I don’t plan on returning for a while!

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SF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about it! Our server was awesome and the food was amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Once the music downstairs started up it was hard to hold a convo

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance, yet louder than you would expect in the dining area. Comfy plush seating. Delicious main courses - the filet was ample size and cooked perfectly, while veges could use some spices to flavor. Reservation is best. Service was great.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good and I get that it’s Birmingham, but $165 for a salad with a piece of salmon, a pasta dish with shrimp and 3 little pieces of lobster and a salmon dish plus 3 glasses of wine? I’m not sure any meal is worth that. A delicious dinner for 3 with more wine and and an app is about $100-120 at DAmato and always terrific . That said if it’s a special occasion and money isn’t an option go for it. Other negative it’s really noisy.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

220 Merrill is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. Each time we eat there they do not disappoint and the quality never waivers! Wait staff is awesome and know everything about the menu and are happy to work with any dietary needs.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my good friend here for her birthday, both our first times coming here. Ive been following 220 Merrill on Instagram for a while and it looked amazing and that's how it was when we arrived. Staff was nice and professional. Food was amazing as well as the drinks. Our waiter even helped me surprise my friend with her gigantic cotton candy martini dish. We had a wonderful time and plan on coming back very soon. Thank you for making my friends birthday so special!

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S
Detroit
41 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in a LONG time at 220, (no longer live in the area) , and spent the night with my wife, kids and mom, celebrating moms birthday!

From the service, to the food , we would go back in a heartbeat.

Parking? Valet was available the night we were there , and there’s a garage right around the corner. Easy 5 minute walk.

Exceeded expectations!

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing restaurant! Everything about it was perfect and it will forever be my favorite restaurant and the food is to die for!

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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R
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere friendly people
Love the shrimp and lobster fettuccine

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Originally had table in back. Should have kept that. Front very noisy but in a good way. Loved the energy. The shrimp and lobster fettuccine was outstanding! On my list of places to return.

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dinner!!!!

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JW
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Very clean. Nice ambiance. Wayne was our server and he was awesome.

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WR
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time for brunch. Mimosas and tenderloin tacos were great! Thanks Kayla for the great service! Will be back soon

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FB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

very disappointed with my valentine's dinner. Will never go there again.

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OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went On Valentines Day, every lady was given a red rose, nice touch. Food, service and table was excellent. Would definitely go back. A little pricey but very good.

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Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for a pre Valentines Day dinner. It was perfect. Our waiter was charming and helped us pick a nice bottle of wine. We liked that he added some grilled shrimp to our meat and cheese board. It was the perfect little something extra. And my date had his first lamb chop tonight, but didn’t have to commit to a whole dish of them (just in case he didn’t like it) because our waiter was able to add just one to our meal. This is why I love 220...so many options. Btw my date loved the lamb chop with his steak. Thank you Randy!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

They had only 3-4 tables busy for lunch around 1pm, and two servers - and still, service was extremely slow, our waitress would disappear, took us a long time to bring us the check and long to pay.
Would not go back for lunch.

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G
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

empty for brunch . not surprised...food mediocre/ boring. presentation of the meal was much to be desired. only saving grace was the service.

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic as was the service. I thought the restaurant was a bit cold though like there was a draft over our table. There was a party near us who was being extremely loud and no one would say anything about it, this definitely brought down the evening a bit. But overall it was a great experience and I will definitely go back

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night or special occasion meal. Food is very good and the waitress was one of the best I have ever had. Very good service. Only downside is that it is pricey (but the food delivers), I look forward to coming back when I have a celebration!

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O
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was great, the only complaint was the place was very loud. I had to yell so my wife could hear me.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place. We were there for a business meeting so we asked to be moved into the back dining room where it was much quieter. Food and service were excellent.

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