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Downtown Louie's Lounge

4.7
4.7
768 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 and we do not split checks for parties of 5 or more.

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Booked 10 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

Popular dishes

Menu

No substitutions. No separate checks for parties of 5 or more

Appetizers

  • Brussels Sprouts$14.00

    Shaved brussels sprouts deep fried & tossed with red wine vinegar & topped with parmesan cheese

    • Fried Calamari$16.00

      Fried golden with Sriracha aioli

      • Steak Tips$16.00

        Caramelized onion in signature zip sauce

        • Charcuterie Board$40.00

          Artisanal cheeses & meats with accompaniments

          • Wings$16.00

            8 wings with sauce choices: BBQ, buffalo, garlic parmesan or Tennessee spice rub

            Soup of the Day

            • Soup of the Day$7.00

              Salads

              • House Salad$7.00

                Fresh greens with tomato, cucumber, red onion, carrot, radish & white cheddar

                • Albanian Salad$13.00

                  Rustic vegetable salad with tomato, cucumber, red onion, kalamata olives, & feta cheese; tossed with herb vinaigrette (no lettuce)

                  • Caprese$13.00

                    Sliced ripe tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella, fresh basil & balsamic glaze drizzle

                    • Caesar Salad$8.00

                      • Michigan Cherry Salad$14.00

                        Fresh greens, walnuts, cherries, cucumbers, grape tomato, & bleu cheese; topped with raspberry dressing

                        Salad - Additions

                        • Chicken$7.00

                          • Shrimp$15.00

                            • Steak$12.00

                              • Salmon$12.00

                                Entrees

                                • Prime Filet$52.00

                                  8 oz. Creek stone prime filet of tenderloin with Louie's signature steak sauce. Served with chef's potato & vegetable

                                  • New York Strip$48.00

                                    12 oz. strip with Louie's signature zip sauce. Served with chef's potato & vegetable

                                    • Lamb Chops$45.00

                                      4 Lamb chops topped with balsamic glaze. Served with chef's potato & vegetable

                                      • Daily Chicken$29.00

                                        • Broiled or Fried Whitefish$29.00

                                          Lake Superior white fish broiled with lemon white wine butter or old school seasoned flavored & fried with Sriracha aioli. Served with rice & vegetable

                                          • Salmon Entree$34.00

                                            Sauteed spinach topped with blistered tomatoes & glazed with balsamic. Served with rice

                                            • Mac & Cheese$19.00

                                              Red ale cheese sauce tossed with corkscrew pasta, Pinconning sharp cheddar cheese & baked with butter crumb crus

                                              • Pomodoro$22.00

                                                Italian plum tomatoes stewed with ground vegetables, garlic, basil, & imported spaghetti

                                                • Bolognese$28.00

                                                  Seared ground veal pork & beef stewed with ground vegetables, garlic, & plum tomato

                                                  • Louie Burger$15.00

                                                    Half pound creek stone prime beef & fries with lettuce, tomato, onion, & pickles served on the side

                                                    Desserts

                                                    • Desserts$8.00

                                                      Ask server for our special desserts

                                                      Last updated: January 28, 2022

                                                      What 768 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                      4.7
                                                      4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 4.6Food
                                                      • 4.7Service
                                                      • 4.7Ambience
                                                      • 4.3Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                      1. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Detroit

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Great atmosphere. Service is always good.

                                                      2. JM

                                                        JaneM

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Great atmosphere and walkable from so many places! We were attending a concert at the Music Hall and it was perfect.

                                                      3. W

                                                        msWright

                                                        Detroit

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Love it, our waiters was very nice. Food was good.

                                                      4. RW

                                                        RobW

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Very good food Server was busy, but took good care of us

                                                      5. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Easy to make the reservation. The place is adorable and we had a booth in the back for our party. Food was amazing from the Brussels sprouts to the Bolognese. The cocktails were on point and the chocolate cake was so decedent .

                                                      6. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Very nice - great service and ambience to catch up with friends on a night out.

                                                      7. MI

                                                        MomInClarkston

                                                        Detroit

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We had a wonderful time. I can highly recommend the steak bites and brussel sprouts!

                                                      8. LL

                                                        LisaL

                                                        Washington DC

                                                        68 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        68 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The Brussel sprouts were amazing (!!!) as our appetizer, followed by the broiled whitefish with delicious and super fresh asparagus! Everything was truly a first class meal and Glen was a tremendous waiter. We’ll do it again in the very near future. Great food, great service!

                                                      9. TH

                                                        TomH

                                                        Grand Rapids

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Excellent service and dining experience, calm atmosphere

                                                      10. D

                                                        Daniel

                                                        Detroit

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The staff was very accommodating to find us a table for 5 to fit our needs. Food and beers were excellent.

                                                      11. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Detroit

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fab as always! We love that place.

                                                      12. AC

                                                        AlbertoC

                                                        Detroit

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great service and food. Had a nice variety of cocktails and food. Got in quick, nice atmosphere.

                                                      13. LR

                                                        LizR

                                                        Northern MI

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                        Our waiter Glen was excellent! He made the evening!

                                                      14. LD

                                                        LauraD

                                                        Detroit

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                        overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                        Great location with easy parking across the street. Really cool vibe when you walk in. Host gave us choices of where our group could sit. Drinks were great and service was very good. It was easy to talk to each other and not too loud which is hard with the open concept, but we were there earlier, 6:30pm, so maybe later at night it’s noisier. My only complaint was the menu seemed a bit limited and although google gave it 3 $$$. I’d say it’s more like 4. I opted for the salad with added chicken at around $22. It was very good but I’ve had as good for less. Others in our group got fish entrees and said they were very good. Plenty of great bread and the cosmo’s were delicious. A wandering magician topped the evening off in a very fun way!!

                                                      15. OH

                                                        OliviaH

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The service was outstanding and the ambiance was beautiful. We had the french onion soup, steak tips, and mac and cheese. Everything was so good and we cannot wait to go back.

                                                      16. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Chicago

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        When we visit Detroit we always go here for at least one meal. The food never disappoints and the service is excellent.. especially Glenn our server. I want to take him back to Chicago!

                                                      17. JC

                                                        JanetC

                                                        Detroit

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Very nice place to have dinner in downtown Detroit!

                                                      18. LM

                                                        LorenM

                                                        Detroit

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                        The atmosphere was nice, staff friendly, the food was very good, nothing unique but made well. Nice after opera choice

                                                      19. AH

                                                        AnthonyH

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                        overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                        Really nice place. The food and service were good! Highly recommend

                                                      20. J

                                                        Joes

                                                        Las Vegas

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                        Place is nice, service (Glen) was appropriately attentive. Mac and cheese was good, fish and chips was mostly batter and a lot fries. It was a bit raucous from the bar area, but you know, sports. Like so many Detroit restaurants it was somewhere between nice and just okay.

                                                      21. SC

                                                        SherylC

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We had a great time! Food, service, ambience were exceptional.

                                                      22. AT

                                                        AndTwo

                                                        Detroit

                                                        23 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        23 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                        overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                        This is the third time I have eaten here. The first 2 times were flawless. This visit was disappointing. The steak tips (usually a go to dish) were overdone. The Bolognese was only average. The Albanian salad and the cocktails were excellent. The atmosphere and service was very good as always. Hopefully this was only a one time miss.

                                                      23. KS

                                                        KenS

                                                        Caribbean

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                        overall3food4service5ambience1

                                                        Only one other couple eating when we arrived. They left shortly after we were seated. We were the only couple eating during the rest of the evening. We didn't know so-called "entertainment" is present on Thursday. One guy fussing with a guitar and young girl who flat out could not hold a note. The screeching was horrendous. I believe I counted seven young people at a table and at the bar who would faintly clap at the completion of each barrage to one's ears . . . obviously friends or family. That accounts for the lack of patronage on Thursdays, a statement I made to our waitress to which she agreed. The ambience of the restaurant is really neat, our waitress was great, and the food was super. I'm going to answer "yes" to the question of recommending Downtown Louie's to a friend, but only under the condition it not be on a Thursday. Read the reviews (which, unfortunately, I did not).

                                                      24. JC

                                                        JulieC

                                                        Detroit

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Glenn was our server and he brought so much fun to our experience. The food was outstanding as usual! Love this little gem!

                                                      25. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Detroit

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The food , drinks, and service all top notch. One of the best old fashioned’s i’ve tasted to date.

                                                      26. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great service & food. Wasn’t too fancy or casual perfect balance and location was great

                                                      27. RC

                                                        RobC

                                                        Detroit

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                        Great place, spend more than I would have liked, but will come back again.

                                                      28. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Caribbean

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Spontaneously driving around downtown and went on OpenTable for the quickest reservation nearby. I really enjoyed myself we initially only came for drinks but we ended up getting an appetizer and a salad we really enjoyed our server

                                                      29. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Detroit

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                        overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                        Service was good food could have been better for the price

                                                      30. KD

                                                        KristenD

                                                        Detroit

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fantastic Service, Fantastic Food. Beautiful restaurant.

                                                      31. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Orlando

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        We had Matt as our waiter and he was great. The food was amazing and even with a large party nearby, it wasn’t obnoxiously loud. Will definitely go back and recommend to friends.

                                                      32. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Detroit

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great food & awesome staff!

                                                      33. Y

                                                        Yasmine

                                                        Detroit

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                        Beautiful ambiance. Good food. Great service.

                                                      34. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Detroit

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        The Food And Service was Amazing!

                                                      35. DK

                                                        DeeKay21

                                                        Atlanta

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                        A cozy place with ambiance. Great service and very accommodating! Food looked tasty and presented well but bland in taste. Good portion sizes. Tasty drinks but not a large selection of cocktails.

                                                      36. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Detroit

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        I always enjoy dining here!! Always awesome service, ambiance, and great food.

                                                      37. K

                                                        Kristina

                                                        Chicago

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Downtown Louie's did not disappoint! It's our favorite restaurant in Detroit! Our waiter was Brian and he was fantastic!

                                                      38. JH

                                                        JanineH

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Will go back to try some of the amazing dishes I saw other patrons order.

                                                      39. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Downtown Louie’s never disappoints. Service & food were both phenomenal!

                                                      40. DN

                                                        DavidN

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Food was great. Only reason for 4 stars is because the lamb chops were very good, but not in the top 5 restaurants where we've had lamb chops.

                                                      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 4.7 stars by 768 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                      Booked 10 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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