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Central Kitchen + Bar, Detroit, MI

Central Kitchen + Bar

4.6
4.6
565 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Central Kitchen + Bar features contemporary American cuisine in a casual and welcoming environment. With recognizable bar food serving as the foundation for our menu, our executive chef has given a new spin to the classics, upgrading them with inventive taste combinations using local and seasonal ingredients. Guests will be pleased to see that we have something that appeals to everyone. From the selection of our purveyors of produce and meats, to creating our own infusions for our hand crafted cocktails, we are committed to offering our guests the highest quality products from start to finish.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (313) 963-9000
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christina Stanco
  • Catering
    If you are interested in Central Kitchen + Bar catering an event for you please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in hosting a private event at Central Kitchen + Bar please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Cross street
    Cadillac Square and Woodward Ave
  • Parking details
    We offer 2 hour validation parking in the Detroit 2 garage, located off of Congress St. Please ask the host for your validation ticket before leaving the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 565 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit

    Great for scenic views

565 Reviews
  1. SusanG

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 1st visit to Central Kitchen & Bar and we will definitely be back. Great atmosphere , excellent food & service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    They didn’t have a lot of choices on their menu. The noodles in my pasta weren’t done. They drinks tasted like syrup. The waiter was wonderful though.

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  3. BobR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun atmosphere with great food. Norris, our server, made several excellent recommendations.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Norris was an excellent server, food and drink were great!

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  5. alwaysdownforbrunch

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a Very loud place but still good food and service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Tried something different and loved it! Staff is awesome! Great vibes.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibes! Fast service and the food was phenomenal

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  8. alwaysdownforbrunch

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Central Kitchen. Always love the vibes and the food

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Just not overly impressed with this place. We had reservations for 3:30 and they closed at 4pm on a Sunday. No notifications or anything about timing. Then it was just an underwhelming experience overall.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is amazing and the food is even better!!! My favorite place to eat

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  11. TaylorB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good - we got a lot of shareable apps for our table and they were all 10/10

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  12. TonyO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a Wonderful pre-game brunch, will highly recommed !!

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  13. ChrisC

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our food was excellent. There is a great atmosphere and the service was top notch.

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  14. greatfind

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at this restaurant and it was great. Our waiter, food and drinks were excellent. My partner ordered the grilled cheese (not on the menu so be sure and ask) and tomato basil soup, great combo!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated right away and were constantly checked on throughout our dinner. Everything we ordered was great!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great.. but there was a DJ there and it was hard to hear and talk over the music. That was cool but I wouldn’t recommend for a date night. Unless you want that type of vibe.

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  17. SamanthaM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve walked by Central Kitchen at least 75 times in the past and it always looked like such a cool Place. We finally got a resy and let Me tell you if was WORTH THE WAIT. Food was awesome, drinks were tasty, service was prompt, prices were very reasonable. Cannot wait to return! Thanks for a great night! ⭐️

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  18. Stemmie

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aside from the food menu being somewhat small compared to the drinks, what I ordered was pretty good. Our waiter was attentive from start to end and the drinks are great as well. Would come again and recommend!

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  19. MaryK

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love Central Kitchen! Food never disappoints and Norris is exceptional!!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Surprise! Brunch. We were having an early bite before the Hockey game. I had the surf and turf which was excellent. Short rib and a salmon croquette on an English muffin. My wife had the avocado toast which was really large and wings which she graciously shared. They were done perfect. My favorite dish at Central is the Mediterranean wings which are a don’t miss. We were on the Patio and it was really loud. (Music). Norris was our server by request and he did not disappoint.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and kids and I wanted a nice dinner after a fun time ice skating at Campus Martius. We made a reservation and were treated with friendliness and professionalism when we arrived. The staff was great and the food and drinks and atmosphere were all fantastic!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. You rarely have waiters that attentive and engaging. Great staff.

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  23. JameyT

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding. Each dish had a unique combination. Our server was phenomenal. Seemed as though they may have been understaffed. Outside of that, we had a great experience.

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  24. SherryG

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service and great atmosphere! My new Go To place!😊

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  25. RhondaS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is simple but the items are tasty and food service was quick. Our server was knowledgeable and courteous but a bitter laisse faire. The live house music with a live DJ added to the very nice experience. This was my first time dining there, and I would return.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for having great kids options. The tenders and grilled cheese were great

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  27. JillH

    Chicago

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bustling restaurant off Cadillac Square with great cocktails and terrific food. Brisk service. Great views. Definitely make a reservation... we see a lot of people turned away as we were checking in.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time. The food was great. The place was very busy and they still attended to our needs and were very personable.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience but they botched our gender reveal

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server , Morris was excellent and kept us informed about our order as the restaurant was very busy. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the area that was full of holiday spirit.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Central Kitchen for the first time. It was exactly what we were looking for! A nice restaurant with reasonable prices. The food was so good and flavorful. The drinks were great as well. Location is perfect. Highly recommend.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Noris our waiter was outstanding. He made our whole experience exceptional. Their vegetarian sandwich was top notch. Please order the Mediterranean wings. You will not be disappointed.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value at happy hour from 4 - 6. Great service and very good food.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious!! Atmosphere was fantastic! Service was great

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The steak and frites were good as was a steak appetizer. The value for the appetizer was spot on but the steak and frites were a bit pricey. It was definitely an energetic atmosphere. We were seated in the bar area, not at the bar, but we were not very well tended to- there was no ask through the entire meal as to how it was/came out and/or if we needed anything else. We enjoyed ourselves but it was obvious that we were not a priority. At one point we had to yell over to the bar for two more drinks.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Get had a very simple and delicious brunch menu on a Saturday afternoon

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The bar tender was awful. She she be fired. Not, friendly, not attentive, nothing. A big fat ZERO

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was great! It’s always a vibe when coming here!

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  39. RitaK

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service and food was great. I did not enjoy the mocktails.

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  40. Corey

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I come here it’s always a vibe and the music is great

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Central Kitchen + Bar using the Order Online button. Central Kitchen + Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 963-9000.

Central Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 565 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Central Kitchen + Bar

660 Woodward Ave Ste 4A, Detroit, MI 48226-3586

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cadillac Square and Woodward Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer 2 hour validation parking in the Detroit 2 garage, located off of Congress St. Please ask the host for your validation ticket before leaving the restaurant.
  • Executive chef
    Christina Stanco
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (313) 963-9000
  • Catering
    If you are interested in Central Kitchen + Bar catering an event for you please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in hosting a private event at Central Kitchen + Bar please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com
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