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Downtown Louie's Lounge

4.4
4.4
808 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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

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What 808 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Detroit

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and experience. We’ve been many times.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We waited a few minutes to get a waiter and order a drink but once that happened it was a great meal. Caprese salad was great and the Bolognese was fantastic! Overall a great meal. I will go again.
  3. NB

    NicoleB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great service, and delicious food. Had dinner before the Eric Clapton concert and walked to Little Caesars arena. Definitely recommend.
  4. SP

    SusanP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food was mediocre. Both of our fish dishes were overcooked, mine was bland in flavor. Boring rice which tasted like it came from a box accompanied my fish. Service was average. Convenient location for concerts/events in Detroit, but we will go elsewhere next time.
  5. TH

    THERESAM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had dinner at the bar. The food was nice. Our server/bartender was pleasant. Overall nice experience.
  6. RH

    RichH

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely FANTASTIC experience all the way around. Accommodated an additional 2 at the last minute on a very busy night. Jordan (waiter) was amazing. Thank you for a memorable evening!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Birthday food was okay
  8. m

    mifoodie

    Denver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent and staff is friendly. Noise level was a bit noisy and high top table a bit small. Would return for quality of food.
  9. B

    Betty

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere here. It's sort of old-timey but comfortable. They have a sort of mezzanine that adds to the vibe. The service is outstanding. Our server was Matt. He was great. I wish I could say the food was also outstanding, but it was pretty average.
  10. MH

    MichaelaH

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matt provided excellent service and suggestions!
  11. JP

    JamesP

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    On the night my family visited, good food, nice atmosphere, excellent service, and friendly staff.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night. Food was great. Our waiter,Glen, was amazing. Definitely will return!
  13. DA

    DanA

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met a couple before the Roger Waters concert. It was their first time and my my wife and I make it a regular hang out when venturing into the D from the suburbs. Glenn was an outstanding waiter. They made a minor hiccup where the chicken on the Maurice salad hit the floor. They told us and the owner presented dinner with apologies. White fish broiled was outstanding.
  14. L

    Lovepopcrn

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We are repeat customers. Chose to eat dinner again, as it was close to Detroit Opera House. Tasty food.. very good service at bar and at table.
  15. a

    adamg719

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Downtown Louie's has always been on my list of restaurants to recommend and eat it when downtown. After this last visit, not quite sure. Feel like they've lost their quality, maybe it's the pandemic but definitely some room for improvement. Used to be great now it was just ok.
  16. K

    Karen

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for dinner before going to a show at the Detroit opera house. We ordered the Brussel sprouts and beef tips. Both were very delicious. We then had salad and our entrees were salmon and the white fish. Everything was cooked to ordered and very tasty. We had fried Oreos for desert while we celebrated my friends birthday. Those were amazing. Our waiter was fabulous. He gave good recommendations and outstanding service. We had a great experience and would definitely go back again.
  17. DJ

    DawnJ

    Detroit

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food, location, drinks and ambiance. Server was extremely friendly, but not very attentive. That said, the restaurant was slammed, but I've eaten here before during a busy time with better service. Still one of my favorite downtown locations for a good meal and drinks in a casual yet elevated setting
  18. CM

    CherylM

    Detroit

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Elton John Concert dinner with family. Very busy and the wait staff was really hopping! We sat upstairs and they worked very hard bringing food and drinks up to us. Great dinner. Loud and energetic! It set the tone for the concert. Fun night!
  19. MB

    MaraB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the best sever and the entertainment was awesome
  20. SL

    SeafoodLover

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    As soon as we were seated, the server pushed us to order our drinks, appetizer and entrees all at once. The server wanted us to "beat the rush", even though we had a reservation. The server promised that the appetizer would be spaced out and arrive before the entrees. Appetizer was brought to our table 10 minutes after entrees arrived. I order the filet medium rare and it was brought out very well done. I asked for the steak to be remade. After the other people at our table finished their dinners, I was still waiting for my meal after 20 minutes. Steak didn't arrive, so we asked for our check and left without knowing when or if the steak would be served. As disappointed we were with the service and quality of food, it was frustrating that a mandatory 20% tip is included in the bill since we were an opentable reservation.
  21. DC

    DChod

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet dinner with my wife. Our service was impeccable. The food was excellent. Would love to go again sometime soon.
  22. B

    Beeksgirls

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early for our reservation but were able to be seated. Our waiter, Stewart, was excellent. He answered out questions. Very on top, never had to wait or ask for drink refills.
  23. JN

    JeanN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for pre show dinner. Good food, good pours
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Food tastes great and the drinks are strong. Service was amazing.
  25. CW

    CarolynW

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lovely find for me in Detroit. Great service, menu was varied. wine was amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Waited over 30minutes for a table that we had reservations for and the restaurant was obnoxiously loud. Wish they had sound blockers.
  27. EC

    ErinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Service was excellent. Will visit again.
  28. p

    parisiens

    Montreal

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The NY Strip was cooked to perfection. The pasta was fabulous. The creme brûlée was very good. The server was knowledgeable and friendly. There was a sax player and singer who truly enhanced the experience. We will return
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Made reservations for my birthday dinner. Everyone was kind and accommodating. Food was excellent. I’ll certainly return for a date night or just to grab a bite.
  30. AC

    AlisonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good prompt service and clean enjoyable atmosphere.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was absolutely wonderful. He made our dining experience memorable, but not obnoxious. We will definitely be back!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice place to eat need more choices on the menu but over all great I will be back also but it would be nice if they worked out a deal with one of the parking lots because parking is really hard too find I paid twenty dollars to park and some places it thirty and we were eating about an hour
  33. DM

    DebbieM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my son there for his birthday. Great food & great server. He had the NY strip, I had the vegetarian lasagna. My daughter had the salmon. Everyone was pleased with their meal. Don't skip the fried Oreos for dessert!
  34. M

    Michellew

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The food was average. There were only about three side dishes to choose from. Green beans, rice, and mashed potatoes. They were all really bland. The best part of the experience was the entertainment. A guy was singing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Service was terrible. Fairly certain that they have a built in gratuity so that servers don’t feel the need to actually try and provide any decent service. Our drinks were empty have the night, never asked us if we wanted another drink. Stopped and visited the table 4 times total. Had hair in my macaroni and cheese which was underwhelming to say the least, prior to me discovering the hair! Won’t be back
  36. LW

    LauraW

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Downtown Louie’s! The restaurant itself is very nice and the service was excellent. Our food and wine were all delicious!
  37. a

    afoodie1985

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I’ve been here a few times, but decided to come with a group, and we just didn’t enjoy our time like that. Our waiter was amazing, and food and drinks was good. However, after having reservations and was told that we couldn’t sit until 80% of the party was there was irritating. After waiting 45 mins for everyone to arrive, we sat at different tables and still charged a group gratuity and had one bill. I would not suggest this for groups, but great for date night which is usually when I come.
  38. PS

    PeteS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here 4 times and always loved it. My favorite Detroit restaurant
  39. LD

    LDBhamNative

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and location just a few blocks from Comerica Park made the meal great! Jordan did a very nice job serving our group.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Tanya (sp?) was great!

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 4.4 stars by 808 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 12 times today
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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