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Central Kitchen + Bar, Detroit, MI

Central Kitchen + Bar

4.5
4.5
287 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

10:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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  • 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 287 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for Brunch

  • Detroit

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  2. CT

    CTack

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  3. JD

    JoeD

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. JA

    JAYE

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  5. 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!
  6. JA

    JeffA

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great!
  7. 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.
  8. s

    scottg

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Birthday celebration
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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
  18. AP

    AdrienneP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    I was able to make a reservation for 9:30 but the kitchen and the bar closed at 10. The experience felt very rushed. We were only able to order 1 drink a piece and I decided against food because of time.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Great service!
  20. MR

    MRSBLS

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Detroit vibe. The food and service was awesome. One of the best Bloody Mary’s I’ve had. Kudos to Sunday brunch bartender.
  21. S

    Seasonedtrvlr

    Detroit

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Parking lot around the corne. While the brunch menu isn't massive, that's a good thing! Something for everyone. We had the French toast, wings and waffles and something else. Lol. Everyone enjoyed their meal!
  22. SG

    SamanthaG

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good was very good. The organization of the reservations was not very smooth but the service overall was good.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to take my dad here for the first time and you guys didn’t disappoint as always. The food and drinks were amazing and Victoria our waitress was just darling.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Tables cramped together. Burger was barely booked despite asking for it to be done medium well. Left and got my coke for free.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    It was our Anniversary and we had made reservations for Outdoor Seating (for a more intimate feel from the high vibe at the bar - which is cool, but not what we were going for). Ended up being seated SMACK DABB in the middle of chaos. Also, had a party of 5 walk in (no reservations) and get seated in a corner for two that they grab extra chairs for, while they seemed lost at where they were going to sit us…. Our waitress was AMAZING and sensed our vibe and did everything she could to give us a better experience but my husband’s chicken was undercooked and my Salmon dish left much to be desired! It was a completely different menu than what is on OPEN TABLE. A complete disappointment- but kudos to our waitress who tried her best to be a light!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the patio. Hope you can install noise abatement feature as conversations in a full restaurant make it impossible to hear. People have a better time when they are able to converse and hear others at their own table.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food good service
  28. c

    crystalt

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place, my server was amazing. Don't remember his name but his shirt said Daddy
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  30. A

    Anon

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The ahi salad was amazing! Food and service were great. Ambience was insanely loud.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Quality food, good price!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Brunch with friends. Drinks were trash. Different garnishes, one all vodka, one all mixer. Steak and egg hash may very well come out of a soup can. It’s stewed meat and potatoes sitting in broth with an egg tossed on top. Not going back.
  33. x

    xman887

    Detroit

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great chicken sandwich!
  34. NB

    NicoleB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. We had a larger party and were completely Tavares of. The food was amazing. No one had a bad plate. Cocktails were excellent as well.
  35. M

    Melanie

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We chose this place for My dad’s birthday! Very Energetic very hip and happening place. The food was tasty. Dad was happy
  36. RT

    RobinT

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time here and I really enjoyed it. I had the brioche French Toast with a side of bacon. Both were excellent (you can't put a price on thick cut, chewy and spicy bacon - just the way I like it!). I loved that their mimosas and bloodys have refills for $1 and $2, respectively. The service was excellent, I felt attended to but never rushed. And the music (I guess I'd describe as 70s R&B) was superb and not too loud.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiters. I had the pineapple mimosa, French toast and eggs. French toast was amazing!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Been here numerous times. Food was very basic. La led flavor and seasoning. Server was attentive and drinks were good.
  39. RT

    RoseT

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, food, service, everything! Thanks for making our night on the town so fun! :)
  40. D

    Disappointed

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Fabulous food, staff was very attentive, quick, friendly. Bustling, busy so not a quiet date night but fun. Only sore spot was service fee attached to bill which we were told we needed to tip on top of.

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 287 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 20 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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