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Downtown Louie's Lounge

4.2
4.2
849 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Detroit's hidden gem is located in Capitol Park. We serve upscale comfort food alongside fine wine & craft beer & cocktails.
PROPER ATTIRE IS REQUIRED
Please avoid the following: sleeveless shirts, flip flops, beach wear, & athletic active wear.
~20% gratuity is added to every check.
~No separate checks for parties of 5 or more.
~No outside food or beverages, including birthday cakes.
~ There is a 20 minute grace period otherwise you will loose your reservation and will be charged $20 per person.
~Seating: 80% of your party must arrive at the time of your reservation in order to be seated.
~ No shows or cancellations without a 24hr notice shall be subject to a charge of $20 per person.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 961-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Griswold

  • Parking details

    Public lots and street parking located on Clifford, Griwold, Washington and many surrounding streets.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Special

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Valentine's Day - 14th of February Restaurant will be only offering the Set Menu for this day. Entrée with Salad, Glass of Champagne and Dessert.

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What 849 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. R

    Roxstar

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We stumbled upon Louie’s looking for a casual but nice place to eat our first evening in Detroit. It was the perfect choice. The steak tri-tips were dreamy and we soaked up every bit of sauce with our bread. It was a great start to our trip.
  2. KH

    KristenH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Server Glen made our night
  3. AL

    AmyL

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Over priced
  4. KH

    KimH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, great food and great service! Pete the owner is awesome and cares about his customer’s experience. Matt our waiter was perfect. Highly recommend!
  5. KD

    KenD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We went here New years Eve. poor service , the food was over price , the manger /owner very unprofessional , we are never going back.
  6. a

    astigirl

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, good service, limited menu, a bit pricy.
  7. AC

    AdrianneC

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good! The look of the restaurant is beautiful. And, we loved our waiter Glen, he took time to chat and get to know us.
  8. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food, the service and overall atmosphere was great.
  9. j

    jimmyc6

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience.
  10. LM

    LindaM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a last minute reservation and was not disappointed. Very nice dinner. Excellent service from Matt. Love when restaurants are on open table too. Makes everything so easy
  11. S

    Sammie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went to Louie’s for a holiday dinner for 6. Quick reservation time, and overall good experience. I don’t think the food was as good as the prices which is the only reason I am giving 4 stars. When I pay $50 for lamb I expect it to be more than 3 tiny chops. Other than that it was a great atmosphere.
  12. E

    Eagle

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were outstanding; however, we won't eat there again because of their policy of automatically adding a 20% gratuity to the bill. Tips are the diners' way of rewarding the quality of service. If our service had been poor, we would not have wanted to leave a 20% tip, making it clear that we were not happy with the quality of service. If the owner wants to increase the servers' salary, then do so with increased prices, but don't try to hide that increase with a mandatory tip!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Atmosphere was great, service was not. Table not ready at time of reservation. Server did not come to check very often, glasses were empty, had to drink out of water bottle we brought. 6:15 reservations, to make an 8:00 pm show at DOH, we were half an hour late, think they may have had to butcher cow first. Calamari was salty. Steaks tips over done. Caesar salad bland. Should have just stuck to drinks an ate popcorn at the show. On a positive not other couple had filets and they were cooked great.
  14. JA

    JulieA

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very pretty restaurant, felt cozy and was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Portions were a bit on the small side especially for the price. I ordered the filet. It was seasoned well and tasted good but it was over cooked. My husband ordered the New York strip and had the same complaint. Overall it was a nice restaurant and I would go back.
  15. JK

    JimK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very short walk from the Opera House. We found it to be an excellent choice before or after the performance. Everything was well done.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service both at the bar and dinner. Selection of bourbon was very good as were the entrees. Had the Bolognese and it was excellent, sweet not spicy. Will go back in future visits.
  17. CK

    CharlesK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal. Service was excellent. Drinks outstanding. Little noisy due to UofM Purdue playoff game, but that is to be expected.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was good, just limited choices for non meat eaters
  19. CW

    CarrieW

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    We walked from the Fox theater to the restaurant. It was a short walk but wish we would have found a different restaurant. We had 4 ppl at our table. 2 kids and 2 adults. My daughter loves Filet but at $55 I said no. She ordered the Pomodora…fancy for spaghetti with marinara…she and her friend did not like it. I had the chicken on special. It was good but lacked flavor. I also had the poached pear salad. The pear was so hard and there was something breaded and fried in the salad and the waitress had no clue what it was. The other adult had whitefish. It had a ton of bones in it. She said it was fair. For myself and daughter we spent $120. We will not be coming back.
  20. R

    Rachel

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the ambiance for our group dinner. We split the charcuterie board to start and it was more then enough for 4. Lamb chops, bolognese and burrata salad was ordered and we finished our meals with delight. Would definitely dine again!
  21. JE

    JanetE

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Been here a few times. It was just average our last visit, but I think we just missed by ordering the short rib special. Had better.
  22. F

    Fregolle

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The waitress never checked on us after she took our orders. 3 of our party of 5 wanted more drinks but we waited a very long time before we had a return visit to ask. 2 of our party had food delivered cold after we waited 45 minutes for it, and the food the rest of us had was only ok, certainly not worth the $29 we paid for it each. The french onion soup was tasteless. The house added a 20% gratuity that we reduced to 15% which was generous given the service we had. An $18 burger is the most popular item on the menu which doesn’t surprise me since the rest of the menu items are over-priced and based on our experience not worth the cost. The ambience was the best part but we won’t go back and don’t recommend.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing, we all loved our meals. Beautiful location and ambiance. The service was good but not amazing. I think it’s maybe because there is a required 20% gratuity which I’ve never seen before coming to Detroit. I would come again, the chicken dish was amazing!
  24. LT

    LarryTheLandlord

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server Celeste made our visit memorable and will request one of her tables when we visit again in the near future.
  25. JT

    JonT

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great fun place to grab a bite in the heart of downtown.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful. But the food was subpar.
  27. TM

    TerryeM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Attentive, friendly and elegant.
  28. m

    micheles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We loved our server Glen! Ladies night out. Dinner and drinks were great. Will go back.
  29. M

    Mikeyd

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    I was charged $42 for a glass of angels envy bourbon. The bottle at the store is only $48. And I’ve never paid more than $13 at a restaurant for a glass of angels envy bourbon. I did mention something to the waiter and he returned with an adjusted charge down to $25. I won’t be returning to downtown Louie‘s
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here for years. This place is the best steakhouse in Detroit. The servers are always amazing but Glenn is the absolute best. From the manager on down, this place is great and we will continue to spend date nights here.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location for a meal before going to the Opera House for a show.
  32. VC

    VernonC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Sweetie’s Day
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Calamari was extra salty, my margarita was disgusting not sure what type of drink it was actually and my salad was welted but the streak was excellent!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweetest Day
  35. LT

    LindaT

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Beautiful place! Food was delicious! Waiter was nice but terrible. He had no idea what was going on. I over heard a waiter at another table telling a guest what the special were. I asked him twice for a straw, I finally received the straw when I asked another server….he would not come by to check to see if we needed anything. He was so disconnected from our table. I know the service is good there from watching the other waiters. I definitely will return to the restaurant but I won’t be seating in his section. I was so disappointed with the service my husband and I received.
  36. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu selection provided choices; the food and service was outstanding.
  37. CM

    CherylM

    Detroit

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great venue before a concert at LCA. Centrally located near most parking and a short walk to the arena.Nice vibe without the loud sports bar scene. Excellent food and amazing cocktails. Recommended for dates and friend gatherings down in the D!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The waiter was outstanding, but the food was very average. The NY strip was truly one of the worst $20+ steaks I’ve ever eaten (and it cost twice that). All in all it’s a good place to grab a burger and cocktails, but I wouldn’t classify as a high end restaurant.
  39. SP

    SantinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice simple menu. Great service. Clean and open space. Very nice.
  40. k

    korinap

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was decent. 20% gratuity added automatically for only the two of us. After food was delivered server never checked back until he brought the bill. We would have liked another drink. Not cool.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

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

FAQs

Downtown Louie's Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 961-1600.

Downtown Louie's Lounge is rated 4.2 stars by 849 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 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Downtown Louie's Lounge

30 Clifford, Detroit, MI 48226

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Griswold

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public lots and street parking located on Clifford, Griwold, Washington and many surrounding streets.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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