220 Merrill

4.5
925 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Happy Hour at 220!

Enjoy your favorite Drinks & Bites for $7 every weekday from 3pm - 6pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 24, 2019

Ends: June 25, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 925 People Are Saying
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CR
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience. Great food and great atmosphere. We dined outside on their awesome patio.

DS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I think the dinner at 220 is much better than the brunch/lunch service. The food orders of 3 out of 6 people were messed up by the server (one order was not even put it). The 20% gratuity is automatically added to parties of 6 so there is no effort in service. Won't be returning for lunch. Their lamb chops on the dinner menu are pretty good though.

P
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoy dining here. I like the outdoor dining. Food was good. Service is attentive. Wine is a bit pricey compared to similar area restaurants. People watching is interesting here.

D
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

7PM reservation for two. We were sat at a table outside right away and the staff was delightful. However, there were two main experiences that led to the low review and lack of recommendation. 1. it took almost an hour to receive our appetizer which was 6 oysters on the shell. 2. The $39 filet mignon I ordered was overcooked. With that being said, the steak was still very good and it was a good quality cut of meat, however, I order my steaks medium-rare and this steak barely had a pink center. The staff did end up taking the oysters off the bill and offered to take my steak back and cook a new one. While these are commendable offers to make up for the poor experience, both shouldn't have happened in the first place and by the time I got my steak, I was not interested in finding out how long it would have taken them to cook a second steak. For a $200 dinner for two (with tip) it is not worth risking to deal with these issues again.

DL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

220 never disappoints! This is one of my go to spots with my girl friends that we frequent every couple of weeks. The drinks and tuna tartare are amazing! See y'all soon!

O
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome business lunch that was so great we came back for their happy hour. Staff is very attentive and food is outstanding!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Usually I have a good experience here but this time was not the best. The waitress was nice but service was slow and we had to ask for silverware after the appetizers arrived and had to ask someone to call her for the main order after waiting for 30 minutes. The food was good but my burger was over cooked... I asked for medium but it was extremely well done and hard to eat. I’ll

S
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love having business lunch meeting there - not too crowded and service is quick!

CS
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, waitress was amazing. Environment was a bit too loud. Couldn’t hear our own conversation.

CC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun date night spot or good for a night with the girls. Great drinks and appetizers. Get the snickerdoodle for dessert!

d
Detroit
44 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

food was good. service was prompt. i like the decor and the casual atmosphere

k
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ate here on a Tuesday afternoon for a friend’s birthday. The atmosphere is very nice, and the food was great too. We ordered a Signature Merrill drink, and were very pleasantly surprised when it arrived (I don’t want to spoil the surprise). Our lunch was leisurely, and so we were not rushed for time, however if you were maybe speak up, because we did exceed our 2 hour free parking limit! Not an issue for us, but I could see where that might be too long for others. The only issue we had was the construction going on across the street was a bit loud, but that is a temporary problem. Overall, loved it!

LR
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience food and service was amazing, made my wife birthday dinner extra special

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great lively atmosphere, good value for food

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Great drinks and food!

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Our server Kayla was awesome and made our night great. The food was on point and the strawberry whiskey drink was amazing!!!

e
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. First time visiting. Our waitress Carol was outstanding. Super attentive as were other waitstaff that visited our table. Loved the cotton candy martini four our daughter’s birthday. Will definitely be back :)

LG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food. Too noisy. Not a place for children. Good for clubbing. Not romantic and family friendly at night. Obserd for price. Good location. 2.5 rating. Food carry out. Only good If you wanna party. Value you more if you got more people in your party.

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This visit was bringing in friends from out of state, to show them a favorite restaurant, and Elizabeth was a ROCK STAR in delivering a fun and memorable experience.

RD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has amazing service and food. The steak and calamari was perfectly cooked. Good job chiefs. Eddy are server was very polite and always checking on us. This was my Wife and I first time here. We will be back.

LB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant dining experience. Our waiter Dave was more than wonderful!?!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

very good! More plant based options would be appreciated.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends and I came in last night and sat on the patio. Kayla was amazing, we absolutely love her!! The patio is the perfect place to hang out, have some great food and even better drinks!! The Merrill is delicious and it bubbles!! I’m in love.

CE
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a WONDERFUL place to go and eat!
The food was AMAZING - I had the filet mignon and it was honestly the beat I’ve had in a LONG time.
The atmosphere was just delightful and ecstatically well done!
Would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was very nice. Food and ambiance

S
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Bronzini Sea Bass was excellent as was the house specialty short ribs. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the people and exotic car watching.

CR
Detroit
40 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined outside on their patio. Food and service were both outstanding!

KT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolute great time there; from the food to the service; everything was A+.
Randy; our server was great. Beef short rib is a must and don’t forget the cotton candy.

KN
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, the service was Great and the Ambiance was even better, very extensive cocktail and wine selection. I will be returning in the very near future!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends and I wanted the perfect spot to spend lunch together on a patio. 220 was just that place! Danielle was our server & she was beyond amazing. 220 now has what’s called a “champagne punch bowl” We tried the Fuzzy Bubbles Punch Bowl and it was the most refreshing drink all of us girls have ever had! We can not wait to go back.

AF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best patio spot in Birmingham. Tried the frose and it was delicious especially on a hot day! Service was spot on food was great. We will be back many more times this summer to enjoy the patio/street view.

l
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at 220 on a beautiful night and sat on the patio! Everything was top notch. The food and drinks were amazing. The service was excellent. I definitely would recommend at least going once this summer to enjoy this experience.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was terrible...the ahi tuna was fishy so they refunded. The waiter said oh I refunded you because 2 other tables said it was fishy too!!!! Service was terrible...so slow. Salmon on salad was measly, thin and crunchy. Don’t know why I keep trying this place. I think it’s because I loved the old 220 so much. I realise the new one is totally different and I don’t mind that...but the food has to at least be edible and delivered to the table in a decent amount of time!!

AM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my birthday. Loved the whole experience. Good and service top notch. Highly recommend

JA
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was terribly slow in greeting our food and when our food came out it was lukewarm. Disappointing.

TS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. I went for a birthday brunch and they ended up giving me a free cotton candy. Loved our waiter he was so attentive and the ambience was gorgeous.

JL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for Sunday noon brunch. We sat outside on a perfect day. Food, service and setting was outstanding.

O
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing lunch! Gabe the manager is always gracious. Can't wait to come back for their new Happy Hour. I will definitely partake in their new Rose' Bar!

J
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at 220 and was amazed by the food and service! They are the only restaurant I can find my favorite Rose' JNSQ, made my day! Gabe the manager made me and my guest feel so special and presented us with their amazing cotton candy dessert!

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