220 Merrill

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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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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!

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RockyRobyn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The service, the ambiance! Will return.

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Scott
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal or experience here! Wait staff is excellent - polite and friendly!

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vipYoungFunFoodie
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The hostess was terrible, made for a bad start to our lunch.

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RosalieS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with sisters!

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KennedyS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was fantastic. overall, incredible experience.

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Fadi
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch menu! Loved the vibes, felt like we were on vacation

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FaresJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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PrettyFoodie
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu and live DJ makes for a fabulous weekend brunch vibe!

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karenb
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Graduation celebration for my daughter, thank you!!

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vipMark11
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DH
DanielH
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always!

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AllisonP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food.

JB
JuliaB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good!! And I loved the service and restraint itself

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vipGrazie
Detroit
91 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love it.... been there plenty of times . They never disappoint me

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food and drinks were amazing, as usual!

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SanK
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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).

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Coco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great

LJ
vipLJinUSA
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easy, relaxing

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vipAnonymous
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie was our server, great new menu and drinks are always top notch. New addition to the patio is very nice.

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vipmm188
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

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.

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MARYANND
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and great service

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vipfoodlover84
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant visit since quarantine and everything was AMAZING! The food was great and our server, Christopher was phenomenal :)

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LTIER
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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sydney
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet I’ve ever had. Zip sauce will change your life

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was bland, great menu choices. Beautiful location

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

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.

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Yasminek
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lunch was amazing can’t wait to come back again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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DougS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice to back in a restaurant. Well done.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out after lockdown

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Penelope
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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Outtolunch
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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Charlotte
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Needless to say I waited an 1 + for my reservation even though I called 3 times in advance to confirm. I can not believe their protocol. It took 3 “managers” to get me seated. After that we ordered food and it took 1 hour + to arrive. Don’t worry everyone is very political and cops will get called mostly every single night. Honestly this place is the dump of Birmingham, take your money go somewhere deserving of it.

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Jtweat
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Need to preface this by saying this was the first night open after COVID shutdown, so did not expect a perfect meal. That said, I was not prepared for the level of noise at a high end dining establishment like this. We were initially seated at a table near the bar and were unable to hold a conversation. Our waitress was good enough to find us a table in the inner dining room. Quieter, but you could still feel the base from the loudspeakers near the bar. Appetizers were delicious, but entrees and sides were way overcooked. My bone-in filet was medium plus on a medium rare order and wife’s halibut was unfortunately inedible. They were kind enough to remove the halibut from the bill. Both beautiful cuts of meat, so I would imagine they would have been amazing on another night. Wait staff were on point (difficult with a mask).

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220 Merrill is rated 4.5 stars by 1100 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.

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