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Dogwoods Kitchen and Bar, Pontiac, MI

Dogwoods Kitchen and Bar

4.6
4.6
55 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Dogwoods Kitchen and Bar is inspired by Chef Oscar Gonzalez who has always had a love for food and community.



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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mexican, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (248) 289-3334
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 55 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Good for groups

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    American

  • Detroit

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit

    Good for groups

  • Detroit

    Neighborhood gem

  • Detroit

    American

55 Reviews
  1. RobertF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. Definitely worth a try. I’ll be back!

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  2. LaurieC

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were out of Jack Daniel’s and 3 different beers we asked for and the cheesecake. Our waitress was amazing, friendly and fast and very apologetic for all the items they were out of. I can understand running out of one or two things on a busy Saturday but they weren’t overly crowded and to be out of that many things points to poor management in my mind.

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  3. t9728th

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual dining with an excellent menu and reasonable prices. We have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed the food. Great appetizers, especially the shrimp chevice and bang bang shrimp. Always friendly and courteous service.

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  4. ChrisA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best menus around, zip pasta, bourbon chicken, and the Nashville chicken sandwich are all some of the best I’ve had!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stumbled on this restaurant while looking for a brunch location in this area and really glad I did! Food and service were great! We will be back.

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  6. JoeA

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Michigan. The staff very accommodating and friendly. The ambience is beautiful and the food is absolutely amazing. Definitely a 10 out of 10 for me and can’t wait to go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and nice outdoor heated patio. Only complaint was we had 2 young toddlers and were not informed that they had a kids menu until after we ordered and asked for some coloring paper for them.

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  8. jencal

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and we were impressed. Food was excellent, waitress was friendly and attentive, and the live music (soft, instrumental guitar music) really made the evening. Rasta Pasta, burger and brussel sprouts were amazing. Bourbon Chicken was good but probably wouldn't order it again, bourbon sauce was a mild gravy not reminiscent at all of what we think of as "bourbon chicken" (although chicken cutlet was outstanding). We will definitely be back again to try new options.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch menu complemented by soft live music in background, allowing for conversation. Loved it and will be back again.

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  10. KahtleenT

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot say enough about this restaurant. This is our new go to for busy evenings, bunch on Sunday and couples night...FANTASTIC!!!

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  11. Ja6466

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great dinner and experience. We were 8 people and the restaurant was quite busy. From entering the restaurant we were greeted immediately and also by 2 servers that were walking by, we felt so special and when we were seated we got water right away, I thought that was awesome. The server came by within the first couple minutes and took our drink orders. The drinks came and the ladies with us ordered different specialty drinks and when they came they look unbelievable and they said they tasted amazing. Now on to our apps, all I can say is that we ordered six different apps and one was better than the other. We ordered more drinks and they were also very good. For dinner I ordered the zip sauce pasta because it sounded interesting and my wife ordered they chicken Parmesan, my zip sauce pasta was hands down one of the best pastas I ever had and the chicken Parmesan was unreal. The other people in our party ordered steak, salmon , burgers, shrimp po boy, carne asada dinner, and a Nashville chicken sandwich. Everyone truly enjoyed their dinner and then just when we thought it couldn’t get better the desserts came out. I won’t explain the unbelievable desserts because I want whoever reads to go and see them for themselves THEY ARE HUGE!!! We already made reservations again for next weekend

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  12. Effort

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a bit shaky. Food was OK. Wine list could be better. Nice casual atmosphere.

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  13. Natasha

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, large portion sizes, and friendly service.

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  14. MollyF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had live music during brunch. Food and drinks were both beyond excellent. Can not wait to come back

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, friendly staff. Good and creative cocktails

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  16. LenK

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was surprisingly a nice spot to stop and eat! Service was great and the food was excellent! We'll be back for sure!

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  17. NoelleG

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Took 40 minutes to get out drinks and order our food. Then our drinks tasted like there was zero alcohol in them. Two so us had to order and additional shot to add to our drinks, which now made it a very expensive drink. The smash burger was recommended by 3 staff members. Three of us ordered them and it was very disappointing. The beef patties were leather like and had a strange taste. My friend says her Nashville chicken sandwich was good. Service continues to be poor with drinks forgotten, had to remind several times.

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  18. Sval

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks are so good! The wings appetizer are like no other, you will crave them. Normally I get fish or pasta, tonight tried the steak. I will say it wasn’t my favorite, very good but not amazing, although with the zip sauce it was delicious. The spicy margarita drink had actual jalapeños in it and was delicious! The service is great, very attentive. Inside is cute too with a garden wall for photo opportunities. Great casual restaurant.

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  19. NancyW

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 10 adults had brunch eating various items and everyone had a great meal! Tuna poke tacos-yum Bagel & egg BLT-yum Chicken sandwich-yum Chocolate chip pancakes-yum And on an on Delicious!

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  20. DiningDiva

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food, rinks and service did not disappoint. The ceviche was amazing as are the house made tortilla chips and truffle fries. Always great and friendly service with good suggestions. I can't wait to try everything on the menu.

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  21. DebraH

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy to have a organic resturant in the area. Looking forward to visiting in the summer and sitting on the patio.

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  22. SharonH

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Plating of food was elegant. Food was hot and so flavorful. Very cold in the restaurant. How can you blow cold air inside when it' 35 degrees outside? I get finding ways to save money when you have a business, but this is extreme.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a band playing the night my wife and I ater there. The food was amazing and the service was great. It was a bit noisy because of the band but I wasn't to awful.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little spot .. We enjoyed a lovely Brunch the eggs Benedict’s were delicious we all tried one of each lol and they were delicious the Mimosa Flight was good I’d suggest using a different bubbles or offer another brand was not a huge fan of the Champs leaned towards the flatter side of a sparkling wine. Overall we would definitely go back the staff was lovely very attentive and friendly.

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  25. LizL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a nice spot to gather and see our neighbors enjoying a night out or a special occasion. Great to see diversity of ages, stages and races represented in the clientele as well as staff. Other than the carrot cake being rather dry, everything else we ordered was outstanding. I also like the carryout containers which were not plastic. We also enjoyed the fantastic birthday "candle" on the cake for our friend who we were celebrating!

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  26. Brandi

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, everyone was super friendly great service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and friendly service! It’s a hidden gem that won’t say hidden for long

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  28. CandyS

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our waitress, Bria & also met the owner, Oscar who was a delight. We’ll return for sure!

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  29. MariaW

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a gem. It’s tucked away in a plaza on Walton and Giddings. The ambiance is upscale sports bar. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. The only complaint was that the signature cocktails need work. I will definitely return.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Food was very good. The Service was very fast.

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  31. Amber

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time visiting, food was delicious and good portion sizes. We happen to go on half off wine night, so that was amazing and a fun bonus. We will definitely be back. Server was good but slightly timid and after our food came was not as attentive (got busier so maybe they were short staffed) we were approached by a manager to see if we were okay, we did not give any feedback at that time. Love the variety on the menu, everyone really enjoyed their choices.

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  32. Sval

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant! High quality food and service with a very cute atmosphere. My new favorite restaurant! You will not be disappointed. You no longer need to travel to Birmingham, Royal Oak or Detroit to have a nice meal in a cute place! Dinner and brunch are equally amazing!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully friendly staff! The Santa Drop drinks and Celebration cake were fun and festive. The chicken fettuccine Alfredo was excellent as was the smashburger. We live quite a distance, but were going to Meadowbrook Theater. If we attend a show there again, we will definitely eat at Dogwoods again!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was delicious and the service was great! Thank you so much for having us for my big day!

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  35. DiningDiva

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    People have discovered our awesome gem of a spot. That is good for the restaurant but now it means that they are busier than ever and we may have to wait. I guess it is worth it to keep them going! BUT-they do need more than a 1 person ladies room....

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  36. luv2eat

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We discovered this restaurant by chance, and glad we did. It's our second visit and food and service are excellent! Will definitely return.

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  37. DiningDiva

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Even on a busy Saturday night with big parties, Dogwood does not disappoint! Great food, beverages and glitter cocktails. And an owner who cares about his customers. Will be back again and again!

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  38. gayle

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit, and we’ll be back for sure. Wonderful experience from the moment we walked in the door. Oscar and his entire staff show a commitment to service not often found anymore. The restaurant was clean and welcoming. Great bar area as well as lots of seating for dining without a noisy cafeteria feeling. Food and drinks were great. Our server gets 6 stars out of 5! We’ll be back for brunch next time!

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  39. JeffW

    Vancouver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and good service. Definitely recommend.

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  40. DiningDiva

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dogwoods Kitchen is the best hidden gem in Oakland County! Beautiful bar, indoor and outdoor dining options and fabulous staff make this a great spot. Add in delicious food, great bar specials and craft cocktails, and you have the recipe for a perfect dining experience. We've been there before and plan to make this our new go to spot.

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FAQs

Dogwoods Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Dogwoods Kitchen and Bar

1101 Walton Blvd. suite 110, Pontiac, MI 48340

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Auburn Hills
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mexican, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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