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Downtown Louie's Lounge

4.6
4.6
779 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 3 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 779 people are saying

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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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AC

    AlisonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good prompt service and clean enjoyable atmosphere.
  2. 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!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!
  8. a

    afoodie1985

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 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.
  9. 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
  10. LD

    LDBhamNative

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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.
  11. 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!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere. Service is always good.
  13. JM

    JaneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and walkable from so many places! We were attending a concert at the Music Hall and it was perfect.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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 .
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. LL

    LisaL

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 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!
  20. TH

    TomH

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and dining experience, calm atmosphere
  21. 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab as always! We love that place.
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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!!
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. JC

    JanetC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to have dinner in downtown Detroit!
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. J

    Joes

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 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.
  32. SC

    SherylC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Food, service, ambience were exceptional.
  33. 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.
  34. 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).
  35. 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!
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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

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 4.6 stars by 779 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 3 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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