220 Merrill

4.4
868 reviews
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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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MM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

220 Merrill never disappoints. Quality food and service!

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MB
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very noisy place with good food high in sodium. Wine took at least half an hour, ordered 2 bottles and neither in stock...probably won’t go back

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a
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice ...........server was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time with the family for Mother’s Day brunch! The service was amazing and the food was great. Our son is extremely picky and the kitchen went out of there way and made pancakes for him even though they had a buffet.

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T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Mothers Day brunch! Outstanding food and atmosphere. Already planning on coming back next year!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Didn’t really disclose that is a was a buffet for Mother’s Day, very overpriced, and rude service when we requested a high chair. Won’t be back

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!!! From the food to the service and management hands down one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. We were celebrating an early Mother’s Day for my wife. The valet took care of us upon arrival and the hostess were accommodating...the serve Randy was superb and the GM Courtney was first class !!! We will definitely be back thank you for such a wonderful evening!!!

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Horribly loud, very disappointing bland food. Stay away from the charcuterie board - cheap deli meat.

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Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came in tonight for a quick bite with our favorite server Carol.
I forget how good the appetizers are here. We made a meal of several and shared. Everything was perfect.

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DP
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Terrific ambiance. Went for a business lunch and it was the perfect setting. Not too noisy and everything was top-notch. Have to take the wife for romantic dinner in the evening next time.

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not impressed
Service was very slow. Live in the area not sure if I would go back.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The hostess was friendly enough and the atmosphere was welcoming. That is where the positive exp stopped. Service was poor ...asked for condiments, salt, pepper etc..multiple times ...never received. Technically I would think it would be on the table. Out of 5 different orders 4 had an issue...something missing or cooked incorrectly. Adding insult to injury, my stomach has been upset for 24 hours since eating there. Maybe it was the undercooked pork sausage.

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m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was very good food and drinks. Went for a date night and sat by the bar. Next time would prefer to sit in the dinning area to reduce the noise. I had the Beef Wellington and it was very good but not worth the 70 .

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DS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!!

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T
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible (back-to-back) experiences! My friends and I will NEVER go back! The bartenders were not friendly at all on Saturday night (yet believe) they deserve a 20% tip, even though they can’t even offer a free smile. My waitress at brunch Sunday wasn’t good. She recommend a drink that was horrible... a good waitress would notice that her customer didn’t like her drink and offer a new, but did she do that, NO! Instead she charged me for a drink I took a half of sip out of and left at the edge of the table for the busier to take away.

Also, the table runner brought another tables French fries and then the waitress charged us for them (even through we never asked for them) THEN... We go to pay the bill and ask the waitress to just divided the bill by 4 people. She charged our cards $30.00 each, but went back into the system later and charged my friends credit card AGAIN for the amount of the entire bill of $127.00!

My friend called 220 and explained how she was mischagred and she was told it would be reversed... it has now been well over 24hrs and the $127.00 charged still remains and now she needs to call her CC company and file a fraud charge to remove it.

For being considered a “High Class” restaurant, I’ve had better customer services and dining experiences at a bowling ally! Word to the wise 220... get ur staff together b/c your going down hill fast!

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff. Very attentive, friendly, and had great recommendations.

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FM
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

I was really looking forward to trying this restaurant. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Something was obviously wrong with the kitchen. It took forever to get out food, and the waiter didn't check on us. We finally had to ask the man who poured our water to go find him. My husband liked his scallop. My lobster and shrimp fettuccine was prepared well, but there were only two small pieces of lobster in it. We were given a free round of drinks and a piece of cheesecake to be shared by 3 as compensation. Still, it was around $200 without the tip. And it was so noisy I couldn't hear my brother-in-law who was sitting across from me in a booth.

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ML
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely beautiful room. Nice service

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JM
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary dinner in a beautiful setting

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The bus boy was rude to me. He stood over me to grab my check but he wasn’t my server. And I wasn’t ready to pay.
He moved my purse without permission. I don’t know his name but I was at happy hour about 5pm Thursday 26th.

This was my second time in and my first experience was fabulous with Espirit!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
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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LP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing food and service was excellent i highly recommend this place i had 3 course meal and everything was to perfection...also llazar our server was on point on every step

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Legendary classic restaurant that still delivers delicious, thoughtful food with the best service possible; can’t wait to return!

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Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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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Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food that they had was very good, but we thought there should’ve been more choices especially on Easter Sunday. Probably won’t be back for brunch though.

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T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Outstanding Easter brunch! Will definitely be back!

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SL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
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 on April 19, 2019
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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EC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine list and the short rib (house favorite) is absolutely a must try!

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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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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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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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