220 Merrill

4.6
1321 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, 10:30am-4pm.

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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vipDinaD
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour is where it’s at! The food and drinks were amazing! The service was great and the servers were just a beautiful! Our waitress was awesome! We will definitely be back

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Marcus
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall - very nice. I will go again.

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MelanieH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was OK. Ahi Tuna was presented very prettily, but most of the dish was avocado with very little tuna. Brussel sprouts were not cooked well enough.

Mostly I was very disappointed that none of the wait staff or host staff were wearing masks. This, alone, made me uncomfortable enough not to go back again.

Waiter was awesome. Very attentive to us and our needs.

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ToymikaT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed my overall experience at this restaurant. Everyone in my party was completely satisfied with the food. The drinks were excellent, and the service was Superb. I will definitely visit this establishment again and highly recommended it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve been several times with parties of 4 but we had 6, was not made aware that the bills could not be separate thank God for cash app! Our waitress was very attentive given the fact she had over 6 tables to accommodate.

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EveonneR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a bit disconcerting that staff did not wear masks.

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DetroitFoodie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great per usual! Best truffle fries I ever had and the lobster tacos are delicious!

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ar9605
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent! Loved sitting outdoors. Presentation of the food, beverages and dessert was complete perfection. We will be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely amazing and they were very attentive to our needs

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ToyaH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I was there to celebrate with guest we were taken back with the poor up keep. Multiple bees, flies and not to mention the food was not up to standard for what you have to pay for. I'm embarrassed and extremely upset to pay 245dlrs for a worthless experience. I WILL NEVER RETURN and if I could get my money back or adjustment that'll be good.

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vipAnnW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were there for a special occasion, COLLEGE GRADUATION and they made no recognition of the event.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

The noise level was beyond anything we have ever encountered. It was no fun to either scream to be heard or give up and have to dine in silence. Also, 23$ for a glass of Pinot Grigio? Won’t be going back.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We and our guests were really pleased with 220 Merrill and will be back many times and have already recommended it to friends and family. Thanks for the great experience.

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vipKristieK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service excellent - food mostly good - presentation excellent, ambiance excellent

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vipMichelleJ
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a great atmosphere for friends coming together to have a good night. Would recommend. Food is on the pricey side but good non the less.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It’s always a blast!

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ElizabethM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Brought my 5 year old daughter and we sat outside.

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shaycarey
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere and our waiter was AWESOME… we will be back aoon

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vipCAttard
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly wait staff, good service and food-drinks. Wanted to try one of their fancy desserts (it’s a huge martini glass with ice cream and other yummy treats), but they had run out. Maybe next time.

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vipAlexN
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The vibe is very nice here but the food is very poor quality you def pay for the vibe here and that is all. For example The Calamari was really bad the worst I’ve ever had, like it was from days ago and they just dipped it in the fryer dressed it up nice and served it to us. I didn’t say anything either we stopped at the appetizers asked for the bill tipped great because our server was very nice and that’s exactly what happened.
they defiantly need to work on the food and the quality of food they serve.

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DeborahG
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot how cool this place is. Young trendy vibe but still sophisticated enough for any diner. Menu is a good mix of traditional fare with modern thoughtful twists. Great for celebrations or when you just want to treat yourself to something fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday and he enjoyed everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great service !! Fun spot to hang out for the night!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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EMDM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience4

I have eaten here twice and will never be going back. The food is FINE, over priced and nothing special. The ambiance is good, it’s a fun place. However, this is such a shady business I can’t support them again. Between the allegations of women being roofied at the bar downstairs and my most recent experience I am appalled. I dined here on a Friday night with friends and overall we had a good time. On Saturday night I get a call from the restaurant at 11:47 PM (nearly midnight!) I was half asleep but answered it because I thought maybe we had left something here when we dined and thought it was weird they were calling me. On the phone they then proceeded to claim that they were trying to run my card and it had been declined? I was very confused saying that we cashed out no problem. The women on the phone asked me to read my card numbers to her so she could “check” them. My boyfriend had paid for our dinner which made me extra confused because the person on the phone had known my name and acted as if it was my name on the card (I had made the reservation on open table so that was under my name only). It was nearly midnight and I was not with my boyfriend so I told them I would call them in the morning after talking to my boyfriend and they insisted that I give them a card number now before the close. At this point I’m getting angry and say that this does not make any sense as we did not even dine there that night, it has been 24 hours! The person on the phone then suddenly started saying “oh this must be a mistake in our system, this keeps happening” and stuttering. I hung up. I then talked to my boyfriend in the morning who confirmed that his card had been charge no problem. All so sketchy and strange. We will never return and I would stay away.

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MILeoBirthdayGirl
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Server looked uncomfortable serving us; tres leche cake was DRY! Atmosphere was beautiful.

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vipErinG
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food. best drinks. the cotton candy martini is so fun for birthdays

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff , the good and the ambiance was amazing I would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved it. The vibes was on point for sure

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Iraia
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our waitress and wait staff were great! The only thing that caught my attention was a manager yelling at a staff member out on the floor near the bar area. As a guest this is something you don’t want to see even if the staff member needed to be corrected on technique, service, etc. Otherwise it’s the perfect place for an intimate or social gathering with great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow food was fair but cold. Presentation was nice atmosphere was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love 220! Best drinks best food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were seated outdoors and you were understaffed. It was very hard to get service. The tables were very close together. Finally, another waiter took over and followed through on our order. We also thought the meal was quite expensive.

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RawaneB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was so nice and welcoming. The service was fast.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed trying 220 Merrill for the first time with my dad and husband (& baby to come). Would highly recommend! Great food and even better service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was nice just slow service

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220 Merrill is rated 4.6 stars by 1321 OpenTable diners.

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