5th Tavern

4.3
141 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
5th Tavern is an upscale casual dining restaurant featuring American style cuisine prepared from scratch. Our menu features everything from hand cut steaks and seafood to pasta, sandwiches, burgers and more. Paired with our professional well trained staff and a beautiful unique ambiance. We offer 12 taps, of mainly Michigan craft beers along with a large assortment of craft beers by the bottle. Our premium bar also features an assortment of high end wines and top shelf liquors prepared by our energetic bar staff.
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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Will NEVER dine here again...which is a terrible shame as we loved this place up until this evening and were considering to rent their private room for our baby shower...not anymore!

In addition I strongly advise open table dinners to be cautious of this restarting when it comes to points or dinning credit from accumulated points.

Below are the details that turned our once favorite restaurant into our biggest disappointment!

Up to this evenings dinner, my family and I loved this restaurant frequenting it very regularly and placing it at our favorite place to go for dinner. However, this evenings mess has ended our enjoyment of this restaurant forever!

As usual the greeting was friendly, our waitress Clare M was outstanding and the food was fantastic.

It wasn’t until we received the bill and tried to use our $25 open table points reward card did the entire evening turn into an unmitigated disaster immediately.

First the waitress said the information on the gift card would not go through so she sent over the manager Anthony.

Anthony had an immediate attitude. He comes over, sits down and starts by saying that they didn’t participate with open table. When I showed him the app and their listing he then changed and said that their system doesn’t work with open tables reward system. At which point we challenged that statement. “How could you be listed here in the system as well as how could I have made the reservations if you didn’t participate with the system and program?”. He then said “he would do us a favor” and provide us with “a credit” as he didn’t have time to explain how things worked on his end.

At this point and time we were feed up and tired and just wanted to leave. When the waitress returned and apologized for everything we looked at our bill and it was still wrong...at this point we just paid and left...very unhappy and disappointed.

Open table participants use caution with this restaurant and be observant so you don’t have the same issues

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looking forward to going again. Nice variety of food: salads, burgers, sandwiches, or a full dinner. It all looks very good. We had a salad and the chicken satay...yum! Service was great. Fun drink suggestions. A little loud though.

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MZ
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good but limited selections for vegetarians. Waitress was very busy. We needed to ask for water refills. Waitress made an error with entering our credit card. It created a significant delay without explanation. We had to seek her out to find out what was causing the delay. The manager could have been more receptive to the inquiry.

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OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance and quality of the food. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and plan to return often.

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J
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Too much noise and the interior was dated, worn and needing repair. Had to leave it was that poor.

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JE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly atmosphere had to wait about 20 mins for table but no biggie- great menu and good came up quickly and was nice and hot- good value, good food and drinks all evening

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MS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, friendly wait staff and food was delicious. Nice variety of entrees to choose from.

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SS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We split the lamb shank. It was excellent, we both ate from it and still had leftovers! Other in our party had salads which they said were very good. Another had the Reuben, which she said was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

We waited over an hour just for water... and almost two hours for bread.... the food was delicious but the service was not the greatest!

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OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food (good flavor, decent size), quick service (slightly slow at the beginning), my only comment is related to how many options (dessert) are available, otherwise great place for dinner!

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I requested a quieter area with a round table and that's exactly what we had by the fireplace as well!! Truly a very nice dining experience and the food was wonderful!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Expected more. The waitress was so-so at best. Leaning on the table when taking the order is unprofessional to say the least. The maître d' was disinterested and sulky looking, she should learn to say hello and goodbye. Then learn how to smile. The bathrooms were nasty.
The food was good, but everything around that ... failed.
Gove this place a miss.

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DI
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

service was very friendly and attentive, food was awesome, had salmon

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent so was the service.

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M
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the special values on Monday evenings! What a good buy to get delicious and fresh salmon salads for $8 plus beverage. You will see us again soon.

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

5th Tavern has a lovely mix a bar food as well as some more heartier entrees. The ribs are ridiculously outstanding and plenty enough to share. That old standard Caesar salad had great flavor, and both people who ordered it commented on how it had the perfect balance of ingredients on the dressing. And the icing on the cake was our server Andrea, who was a delight and played along with our goofiness

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Buffet not ready for diners at time of reservation. Only one server for made to order omelettes and carving station, lackadaisical at best. Hot food generally only warm. Food mostly very salty. Desserts looked store bought. MANY floor servers, mostly very attentive.

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MC
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had to wait for our waitress. She had the entire section by the wall that goes to the outside patio. Otherwise the food was amazing. Loved the lobster grilled cheese and tomato/asparagus bisque. Our 10 year old loved cooking his own Rok sirloin.

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VA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around good experience with our table of six. We enjoyed the live music too. Entertaining without being too loud. Everyone had a great time!”

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was somewhat disappointed. Ordered the white fish with two sides. Food was lukewarm, rice was dry, and green beans were under cooked.

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G
Detroit
93 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Colleagues and I met at 5th Tavern for lunch. Unfortunately for the restaurant, they lost power and their cable access right after we arrived. The kitchen could not prepare cooked foods and patrons in the bar area could not see their favorite teams compete. However, and fortunately for the restaurant, the 5th Tavern wait staff continued to provide great service with smiles and a good sense of humor.

The restaurant ownership should be proud of their staff!

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

All the brunch food was excellent and so was the service. We will definitely be back!

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restsurant, excellent service and good food. A bit loud if you’re hoping for easy conversation. Avoid being sat in the back room in the north east corner of the restaurant. The ambiance in that room is not nearly as nice as the rest of the restaurant. It is kind of like being relegated to the children’s table for Thanksgiving dinner.

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A
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Much too noisy. Could not hear any conversation at our table.
Our table was right next to the saxophone and bongo player.

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TK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST Sunday Brunch menu/selections i've ever had for the price! My only complaint was that I thought that the unlimited mimosa's were included in the price of the brunch. The wait staff was awesome, the hostess that greeted me not so much. When I arrived I asked had my guest arrived yet - I reserved a table for 3 and she told me to just go look around, instead of escorting me to my reserved table. Other than that, I had a great experience and it was my first time dining at 5th Tavern.

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VW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and our waitress was amazing!! We will be back. ;0)

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V
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was visiting from Louisville, Kentucky and this place was fantastic!!

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The entire space was filled with happy conversations and laughter. Th background hummed with a sweet sax. We had a very fine time, and plan to return.

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K
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, the food was excellent! The menu has a nice food selection for everyone's palate...

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G
Detroit
80 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Salmon was fatty and not cooked through like I asked. The salmon salad had weird lettuce like little trees that were not tasty. 1/2 my meal was uneaten and the waiter didn’t even ask about it. My partner, didn’t eat hers either.

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good but the restaurant was super crowded which affects the dining experience at a brunch buffet. I dined on a Sunday at 12:30. I’ve gone other times and had nicer, less crowded experiences.

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d
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were referred from a friend to try your brunch. She said it was great. Recommended to make a reservation so we did at 10am. We were second to be seated which was great but we were the last of 8 tables that were sat to even be approached. We sat for 10-15 minutes before the waitress came to our table. The food was good but the biscuits and gravy was cold and so was the French toast. I will give it another try but if I make a reservation I dont feel I should have to wait 15 minutes for a waitress and people that came after me are waited on first.

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RD
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gal pal and I shared a ribeye steak on the rock -- good but not as good as Black Rock!!! Restaurant was a little noisy for us; but nice interior and other items on the menu were interesting. Will probably go back and try something else next time!

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ND
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The only thing is I believe either the waitress had to many big parties or she was new. She didn’t check on us often and was very forgetful.
The food and everything else was awesome

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m
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with Great live music. Loved it. Service was impeccable, Food was served piping hot.

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DI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was nice, but wasn't overly helpful. The food was really good and the atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable.

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J
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service...quality of food somewhat disappointing

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a comfortable place and close to home. The food is good too!

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l
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

was so excited to eat at 5th Tavern on Saturday at 6pm. We sat for at least 10 min before our waiter came to the table to ask if we wanted water. :( we didn't even have drink menus on the table. He was overwhelmed and didn't seem to be able to handle the tables he was covering. He tried really hard but it was disappointing. Had to ask the table next to us for a drink menu, had to ask to take our order for appetizers then he took our order for our drinks. Had to remind him to take our dinner order and bring us plates for the appetizer. He charged us extra for "sharing" a meal. the extra plate that he never brought. It was overwhelmingly loud and then a violin player started playing.

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for my wife and I. Very impressed. Loved the food and atmosphere.

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