220 Merrill

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$30 and under
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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.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 24, 2019

Ends: June 25, 2118

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

What 953 People Are Saying
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KW
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Atmosphere was great. My waitress Liz and the young gentleman she was training was wonderful. Thanks! :)

A
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service ....... the fruity pebble French toast amazing

R
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, good wine and even more amazing wait staff who brought my friend the largest cotton candy bowl ever!

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy rico todo

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food...a bit expensive $$ but worth it. :) C

JR
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, knowledgeable staff. Will be back

TL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

220 Merrill has always been my first choice to done for a special occasion or random date night. This particular day, Oct 6, I choose to celebrate my birthday at the Birmingham, MI location. Our waiter, Chris, provided excellent customer service. Chris was polite, accommodating & funny, even singing "Happy Birthday" to me w/the promise to never sing to me again! :) I will definitely recommend 220 Merrill to my friends and family, as well as revisit the location again in the near future.
Thank you for the opportunity to give 5 stars for an excellent review.

MJ
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service festive hip atmosphere steak cooked to perfection

LF
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for lunch/brunch. I thought the food was excellent and reasonably priced.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

BB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Dropped my daughter and her 5 friends off for Homecoming Dinner. Very well mannered girls. Two of which have food allergies. I went in with them an assured that the 20% would be added for tip. The server came over while I was there, did not introduce himself. He continued to be dismissive the entire meal. The girls asked him to verify that their food allergies were met with the two meals, he left and did not return to the table, approximately 5 minutes later another server checked on them to see if they were okay because he noticed they were not eating. He was back within 40 seconds to assure them that their meals were safe. The girls said that other staff was very kind to them, and helpful. Their main server was not at all, and rarely checked on them. I'm disappointed that he made an easy 25-30$ off of them with the guaranteed tip and treated them like kids. I am grateful for the other workers. The place is beautiful, they said the food was amazing. I think prices are reasonable for what you get, I also think the location and facility is beautiful and well kept. Super disappionted in how are kids were treated. They are not "spoiled brats", great girls, a special night and your restaurant was a treat for them! Thank you to those that were in the kitchen and that were kind. I'm sorry their server got the tip and not you!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for brunch with my mother. Great atmosphere and the food was excellent. I recommend the Bloody Mary, just the right amount of spice and boldness

AO
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting for a special occasion, birthday or anniversary. Great service and a menu to die for.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Steak was very very well done and came out cold to the touch. Didn't get refills due to lack of service.

i
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Our waitress was a bit off, seemed like she was having s bad day. The service could’ve been better, but everything else was great!

NC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere and the food was really delicious.

t
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, interesting menu and overall great experience.

c
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This a terrific place for a special occasion. The service and the food was first rate. The early crowd on a Friday gathers in the bar area and it gets pretty loud. I asked to be moved to a quieter area; the the hostess immediately honored our request. Our group was all seniors. This in an expensive restaurant that provides a high end experience. We will come back again.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Surprised there weren't more people in the dining room for lunchtime...too serene. Prefer a more lively atmosphere. Service was okay, but not great...had to seek attention...multiple servers was confusing. Waited for lava cake too long, and then had to insert candle and light it myself. My penne pasta was terrific, but my wife's pizza wasn't impressive to her...I didn't try it. Highlight was the ladies from their private party room, came out and sang happy birthday. All in all, we had a nice lunch celebrating a 99 year old birthday, but it could have been a little more special to fit the occasion. Just providing constructive criticism so you can keep getting better. I'm sure we'll be back sometime and look forward to improvement.

B
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

This is probably a place for 30 somethings on a Thursday night. It is probably not comfortable for anyone else on that night. Our server was excellent and the food was good. We had to fight our way out through the bar, with what appeared to be many "regulars" . If this is what you are seeking, this is the place.

L
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous presentation and delicious meal!

EB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and fantastic service! We will be back soon!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service was good. We had a relaxed meal in the patio.

S
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. The service the food was phenomenal ❤️

J
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a nice lunch at 220 Merrill. Their menu had many choices and it all looked tasty. Our server seemed not to be enjoying her job and did not acknowledge a couple of our requests. We had to ask twice for lemons for our water and our appetizer was forgotten. Even when reminded, it appeared we were putting her out to correct the mistake. We did eventually receive our truffle fries and they were hot and delicious but we never received an apology and she didn't even admit her mistake. Our lunch for four was almost $100 which is quite pricey for lunch. While the food was good, it seemed a bit overpriced.

GC
Monterrey
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now I know why it's in high demand in Birmingham! Highly recommended to spend a good time with your friends! (Ask for the lamb chops!)

R
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience over all!
Only issue the bees on your patio that made it uncomfortable enough to request to move indoors. The bees were in our food as a result we paid for appetizers that we did not fully eat or enjoy.
We had our entre indoors.

CR
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
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
35 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.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of my girlfriends and I celebrated our friends birthday for lunch and it was a great experience. They have the best build you own salad option which satisfied us all and the service was outstanding. Kayla made sure we had everything we needed without us even asking.

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
28 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

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