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Downtown Louie's Lounge, Detroit, MI
Downtown Louie's Lounge, Detroit, MI
Downtown Louie's Lounge, Detroit, MI
Downtown Louie's Lounge, Detroit, MI
Downtown Louie's Lounge, Detroit, MI

Downtown Louie's Lounge

4.6
4.6
938 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.
~No separate checks for parties of 6 or more.
~20% gratuity might add for the parties 6 and 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

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 938 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

938 Reviews
  1. GaryS

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish was phenomenal. Steaks were overcooked. Staff was excellent.

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  2. Jimbo

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat upstairs and had a nice and large table for 5. Server came while I was parking and two people got drinks while the others weee undecided. I came in a couple minutes later and waited 15 mins before respectfully asking one of the staff if she could let our waiter know we’re ready. He came about 5 mins later 22 mins after getting the round for the first 2). After that, service was good. The wings were ok, chicken tenders were good. Whitefish was a bit overcooked but still good. Veggies were great. Added $40 in the gratuity part on the signature tab, but since the bill seemed high, I looked at the detailed receipt and saw 20% ($36) was already added. It bothered me it folding say “Extra Gratuity” or somehow state 20% was already included, so I crossed out the extra $40.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location and food options. We will be back most definitely.

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  4. alarky

    Detroit

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good until our server started getting tables upstairs in addition to us being downstairs. The food was fine but nothing remarkable.

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  5. KenaB

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great birthday experience. Thanks to our amazing server Brandi. Food was excellent

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to early dinner after going to red wings game. Great service and great food we had a group of 8 and we all had great time and would go back

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely benefit getting our reservation in, this place was hopping, about every seat was filled, and as busy as it was we had great service, gave good recommendations, and good drinks.

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  8. AliciaS

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak bites and salad were great. Fried Oreos- wow, yum. Loved reservation availability, service was excellent.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! I wish they would have had more wait staff because our waitress was running everywhere. This OSS a great place for the ambience and food!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, and the portions were a healthy size. The drinks were fantastic, and Glen was an excellent server. He was kind, funny and served what we ordered quickly. 

    1 person found this helpful

  11. ErinC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped to have dinner before seeing Wicked. It was a nice place to eat and really close to parking and the Opera House.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. AlexanderV

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This place was not at all as expected. The online menu is COMPLETELY different than it actually was! Very few to pick from but the food was decent but overpriced and the waitress was lively but only visited twice over an hour and a half dinner for Valentine’s Day.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great pleasure as always. My hubby has been going to the Louie’s franchising since he was 14. And we together been going for the past 12 years .. and again always a pleasure. We celebrated our anniversary last night there. It was great. Thank you

    1 person found this helpful

  14. ARTM

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed in the food. Ordered white fish “grilled” that actually was broiled in a pan, according to the manager. It was still awful. Rest of the dinner was below average. Good place for a beer - save your bucks and order dinner elsewhere.

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  15. Jeani

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service; lively atmosphere; good was very good.

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  16. CarlyR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glen was our waiter and he was great! He made great recommendations when asked and had us laughing! Food was good! The online menu was not the same as in house as they have gotten a new chef. We went there for something specific on the online menu not knowing. But what we had was great!

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  17. LindaG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t wait to go back! Had a quick dinner before the theater. Food was excellent and server got us in and out.

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  18. CarlG

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was meh, the bar is really cool and our waitress was very responsive and friendly.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and our server was extremely attentive, would try açaí again .

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  20. RonH

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glenn is is a spectacular waiter. Great experience every time. It’s our favorite place in the D.

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  21. DeidreM

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time there its a really nice place. Don't sit upstairs if you don't want to sweat because it was extremely hot and our party couldn't enjoy drinks

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  22. DebL

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance, excellent service particularly on a busy Friday night. I appreciated that there was no music, so that we could hear each other. Food was good - we had calamari, burger and a salad. Portions were big but it was fairly expensive. Recommended for a meal out before a show/game.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely nice waiters and hostess our food and drinks were amazing I'm so glad we came here to celebrate our anniversary. I would recommend this place to everyone.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While we were not seated at our requested choice of table we sat at the bar and had a great experience! Food was good, timely and service at the bar was great! Would go back again.

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  25. RonH

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Downtown Louie’s. We live downtown and it’s been our go-to place for over 2 years now. We love the atmosphere. It’s fun and active, yet not so loud that you have to shout to talk like so many other places downtown.

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  26. AngieE

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time here. Our server was very nice and had great suggestions when it came to ordering drinks and dinner. The Ruben was really good! My husband had the beef tips app and also the calamari. He liked both. My drink was pretty good, just lacked a little complexity.

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  27. JimS

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice atmosphere, good service but mediocre food- chicken was over cooked, burgers were good but specialty ones didn’t taste any different from a regular burger, steak sandwich- ok not very flavorful, had to ask for zip sauce. 

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  28. KeeriaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the restaurant and the service. Everything was pretty perfect.

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  29. Josephblough

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem was very fun before a Lions game, will be back

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  30. GeorgeC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations and we were promptly seated when we arrived. Our waitress came to our table soon after we were seated and she asked for our drink order. She also suggested we order our meal because the kitchen was running behind due to the restaurant being full. We ordered drinks, an appetizer, and dinner. We received our drinks and appetizer quickly. The drinks were good, as were the brussel sprouts. Then we sat for over a half hour and our waitress never walked by or checked on us. We had to go to the bar to order a second drink. After about 45 minutes, she returned to our table and said our dinner would be out shortly. She asked if we wanted another drink, but we declined and she noticed we had got ourselves drinks. Our food arrived in about 5 minutes after that interaction. We both ordered steaks - medium rare and medium. They were both well done, dry, and pretty awful. When she brought our bill, she said drinks were on the house. It was still an expensive meal, especially considering the quality of the food and service. We will not be back and would not recommend this restaurant.

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  31. RJFW

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Very attentive wait staff. Food was excellent!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My burger was raw and cold. First time ever I had a bad food experience at Louie’s . I’m chalking it up to a fluke thing. My sister and mother had good burgers.

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  33. GadTheFla

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At 6PM on a Red Wings game night, Louie’s Lounge was packed with excited fans and a conversation was not possible. We felt for the staff, including our garçon Oliver who was trying to preserve his already broken voice. Dinner was excellent and well balanced, portions were large, atmosphere was nice and warm, prices are on the higher side but still ok. We’ll be back!

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  34. LorraineF

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite place of mine in Detroit. Perfect for having dinner before a show because it’s centrally located near many venues. The service is always great as is the food!

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  35. CherylM

    Detroit

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great appetizers. Coconut shrimp was delicious. Gourmet burgers as well as steaks and fish options. Perfect location when going to the Opera House or Ford Field. Perfect spot to eat then take a walk down Woodward Avenue to see the tree and skating rink at Campus Martius. Have holiday cocktail and enjoy the downtown atmosphere 🎅🏻🎄

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large group there and it was great!! Would recommend this place for any group size in the future

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My fiancé and I had a fantastic date night the food was excellent and service top-notch.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed eating here. Great atmosphere. Reminded me of an Irish Pub. Will definitely be back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Chicken Capreese I have ever eaten. Supurb meal is only a 2 block walk from the Detroit Opera Theater.

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  40. kellerkip

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great but food was average at best I had the chicken sandwich, not much flavor. Friend of mine had the turkey burger, said it was terrible.

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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 4.6 stars by 938 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Downtown Louie's Lounge

30 Clifford, Detroit, MI 48226

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Griswold
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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