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Central Kitchen + Bar, Detroit, MI

Central Kitchen + Bar

4.5
4.5
310 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 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for Brunch

  • Detroit

    Great for Brunch

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  1. SA

    SerwaaA

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although half my party was late for the reservation, the staff was amazing and accommodating. We were still seated in a timely manner and our waiter, Norris, was so gracious! His recommendations were on point and all the food was delicious. They have made us patrons for life!
  2. J

    Josh

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the vibe, the service and the staff. Great brunch! Thanks!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Love CK! The food is great and good portions!
  4. S

    Shawna

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary food and service! The herbed fries are transcendent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing, very patient and friendly. Food and mimosas were great! Would definitely recommend.
  6. S

    Shawna

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It wasn’t just eating. It was transcendent. Thank you!!
  7. K

    Kimstaff

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was excellent.
  8. H

    Holly

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food and service were fine, but the restaurant was so loud that we couldn’t hear one another despite it being less than half full. They were also out of parking validation tickets which wasn’t a huge deal, but kind of annoying when it’s advertised right on open table.
  9. KM

    KellyM

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our brunch at Central Kitchen. The mimosas were flowing, the food was good and the service was exceptional!
  10. SM

    StephanieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had the vegetarian tacos as well as the gnocchi and both dishes were really good.
  11. KF

    KristenF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Too loud. Waited 25 minutes past our reservation for a table. Food was excellent!
  12. J

    Jenniferh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining here and our food was delicious and we would definitely be back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went here for a double date night with friends and it was awesome! Food was delicious! Highly recommend the fries with truffle aioli and the shrimp tacos (spicy though so be careful). The Mediterranean wings were also delicious! We had no complaints about this place. Music vibes were on point and there was a DJ! Definitely wouldn’t recommend for a business meal or heavy conversation if you go in the evenings because it was quite loud and hard to hear our friends talking especially when you’re not at a traditional table. Other than that, it was great!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service but a little loud for conversations
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Avocado toast was the best. All 4 of us enjoyed our meals. Service was top notch. Norris is GREAT! Definitely going back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once walking through the door we were greeted and showed great customer service from everyone that evening. The food and drink orders were brought in a timely manner, also the prices are very reasonable.
  17. KB

    KarenB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous! We were a group of 4 and together we had the calamari app, shrimp tacos, salmon and the chicken sandwich and several signature drinks. The waitstaff hustled and we were there on a Saturday evening with several events happening in Detroit so they were busy. We really enjoyed it and will keep it mind when we are in the area again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was tasty with great presentation and the atmosphere was simply amazing
  19. MJ

    MrJ1

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was pretty good, but tasty overly salty. Specifically, the roasted potatoes that came with the omelette dish were very salty. Also, the sauce in the steak and egg hash was very salty.
  20. S

    Susan

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Dishes were original and delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a good experience when I come to Central. Rio was an amazing server. I’ll be sure to be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Reservation at 2:00 didn’t sit down until 2:20, Food was good, only one complaint some of my chicken wasn’t season as well as others. Server was great and DJ on was great. Will definitely recommend for Sunday brunch and I’ll be back
  23. CT

    CTack

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Norris was cool and helpful. We sat on the covered patio so the noise level was manageable. DJ was playing cool music. Food was great and a good value for the price. Will definitely come back
  24. JD

    JoeD

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    I’d forgotten how loud it is in this place. Just 2 of us, sitting directly across from each other, and we could not carry on a conversation without yelling. I won’t return based solely on the noise level. We got out of there without even considering dessert, because 90 minutes of the cacophony was already too much. I like a hip restaurant with a party vibe as much as anyone, but this noise is unbearable. I can’t believe they haven’t figured out some sound attenuation solutions after all these years.
  25. JA

    JAYE

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I was extremely excited to try this restaurant but my guest weren’t pleased with entrees at all. Fish should not be fried in the same grease as chicken or fries due to massive seafood allergies. Everything was “okay” nothing to brag about but the caramel cheesecake. Sorry Central… I will give it one more try but nothing extra ordinary.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family visiting from the DR
  27. G

    Globrooks

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our son took us to Central Kitchen + Bar to celebrate Father's Day. Attentive service: responsive to our request to lower the music volume. The food was outstanding and innovative: omelet was chicken sausage, Brussel sprouts with a Dijon hollandaise - my husband loved it. Son had the wings and waffles and really enjoyed the jalapeno maple syrup. Daughter in law and I had the central kitchen salad with grilled chicken: almost a falafel in a bowl with hummus and pickles: very flavorful and juicy chicken. We've already recommended it to family in town. We will be back!
  28. JA

    JeffA

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great!
  29. DJ

    DreandJim

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Our meals were delicious but extremely overpriced. Our server came to our table to take our appetizer order, dinner order, and a water refill for my husband. He did not ask if we liked our meals or needed any additional drinks. He literally came to our table three times in an hour and fifteen minutes. We needed to ask for the bill and that took about 10 minutes for him to come back with it. When our bill came there was a 20% gratuity added on which I had never heard of for a table for 2. The restaurant smelled of marijuana and was nauseating while trying to eat dinner. We used to love coming here but this experience was below average and not worth the money.
  30. s

    scottg

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Reserved a table due to how busy it was downtown this day. It was one of only a few restaurants still having openings. We arrived about :20 minutes early for our table of 6 (3 adults and 3 kids under the age of 11). The hostess sat 4 other tables immediately at the same time as us. We sat and began deciding what to order. After about 10-15 minutes a person brought us waters a hurriedly put the water and cocktail napkins on the table and left. After another :10 minutes our waiter was flagged by the other 4 tables and took all of their orders. We waited another :05 minutes. Apparently someone didn’t show up to work and another one came in late. Our waiter finally came and took our order, which we ordered everything at once. We were now a good :40-:45 minutes in after arriving. Another guy started bringing our drinks and we began to get some off our appetizers. We eventually got the rest of our food and ate with enough time to make it to our evening event. We had been here once before and experienced the same issue only last time we got up and walked out after :30-:40 minutes). It was a grueling experience especially with having the 3 kids who were hungry and tired at this point due to waiting. Management is obviously poor and lacking here. I’d go somewhere else so it will save you the frustration and awful experience. Plenty of other great places to eat downtown, even if you have to walk in and wait, it’s better than this.
  31. C

    Christie

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    Very loud groups, couldn't have a conversation with the people I went with.
  32. CD

    ChuckDinning

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall the Best that downtown has to offer. One of my favorite places to dine.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    It was okay. Nothing really to rave about. Service was very slow and we were there longer then planned. I didn’t like that they add on tips automatically because our server wasn’t even that great and they added on 20% to all 4 of our bills.
  34. DB

    DonnaB

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Hard to have a conversation because the table next to us was so loud and basically screaming that all you could hear was them.
  35. AT

    AmberT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and atmosphere! The server provided us with complimentary champagne for our bachelorette party and it was the sweetest surprise!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it I will be back again
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Birthday celebration
  38. R

    Rocky

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The place was a little disorganized. Our server was nice and once we were seated the service was good. But it took a long time to seat us even with a reservation. I wasn’t sure if the hostess even knew we had arrived. She seemed too busy and distracted to take notice.
  39. TS

    TableforSomeone

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    we reserved an outside table, but was not available for use at the time of our reservation. So sat inside, which was louder than we really wanted...but food and service was great...so still glad we ate there. Buttermilk chicken sandwich was so fresh and yummy!
  40. CJ

    CandaceJ

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were good. I enjoyed the outdoor patio

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 4.5 stars by 310 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 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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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