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SavannahBlue

4.5
4.5
2375 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern

SavannahBlue is restaurant and bar driven by southern flavors presented with Detroit style. Located in Downtown Detroit, SavannahBlue's ambience blends urban eclectic and chic supported by a rich and soulful soundtrack (the Sounds of SavannahBlue) in the background. SavannahBlue's food is Contemporary Northern Soul. It is freshly prepared and pays tribute to our southern roots. The cocktails are tasty and made with fresh ingredients. SavannahBlue embraces diversity, creativity and superior customer service.…hospitality is our special sauce!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 926-0783

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris McClendon

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Grand River Ave.

  • Parking details

    Valet, street, public parking lots surrounding the building.

  • Public transit

    People Mover station at corner of block.

  • Entertainment

    Piano, lively background music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The restaurant was nice. They appeared to be a little staffed. Took a little longer than expected to receive our food.

  2. M

    Marcus

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Made reservations the first time on line and when I got there I was told my seat at the bar or bar table was unavailable. No one contacted. Was disappointed about that, but came later that week with reservations at a regular table food and experience was good.

  3. JJ

    JayJ

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Although we had a reservation, we were offered to sit at the bar until our table was ready. Sat at the bar almost 40 minutes without being asked if we’d like a drink, although there were several servers milling about behind the bar. Even then, we got a drink because my husband asked if we could order one. We sat at the bar nearly an hour and a half before we were seated. The food came out rather timely and was not satisfying. The crab dip appetizer barely had any dip under the hard topping of what I’m assuming was melted cheese, it felt like plastic. My husband ordered jambalaya that had barely any meat, I think he counted 4 small pieces of sausage. I ordered the fried chicken plate. My chicken was greasy, soggy and tough. The macaroni was dry and seemed to be old. The greens and yams were good, but the mini corn muffins were stiff. Not at all the way I remember my last visit to this restaurant. I’m not sure what happened, but there has been a steep decline in the food and service department. Very disappointed and still upset about the 160.00 spent that night that included a meal I barely ate. Will not return and will not recommend

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience1

    Made a reservation for 6pm, arrived 15 minutes prior. They told me it was gonna be 30-60 minute wait for my reservation…a little frustrating but I get, maybe not enough staff. Once we got seated and got our food, which they had messed up our order the first time, when we got it food was bland and tasteless. Would never go back. Way over priced for what the food was. Menu small so I would have thought the items on the menu would have been on point. Was a major let down and for a place to turn away guest because of clothing and to not even have great food or atmosphere. Would not recommend.

  5. K

    Kyle

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The atmosphere of this second story upscale soul food restaurant is nice. We were met at the front door and escorted upstairs by a friendly helpful greeter. All of the staff, greeter, hostess, bartenders and waitstaff were extremely attentive to our needs. The food? GREAT. The drinks? EXTREMELY GOOD! There was a problem with the internet service at the restaurant which slowed the process of ordering and receiving our meal. That fact aside, the experience was an enjoyable one. Savannah Blue gets two thumbs up!

  6. D

    Disckize

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great, very friendly staff. Food was really good definitely a nice spot for a date night.

  7. CS

    ChantiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the vibe, everyone was friendly and professional at the same time. I definitely will be back.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3

    Number A: The flavors of the dishes were incredible. The atmosphere was a soft, and the music was not overly loud. Service was great! We dine out often and rarely get water refilled. This was not the case this time, thankfully! Number B: As two people dining on a Wednesday, we figured the food would come out quicker. Almost all the dishes that were supposed to be hot were barely warm.

  9. W

    Woosta44

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome menu. I just love the experience here. Great service.

  10. JG

    JosieG

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was DELICIOUS!! Great vibe also!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing, I had the catfish platter! The ambiance was so chill and such a vibe, the staff was very professional and friendly. I love the decor, I will be back!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    The hallway entrance going up the stairs smells like old wet mop, mildew! There was no elevator for my grandmother to enjoy dinner with us .

  13. MJ

    MaeJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    For the price they charge for the food, I expect the food to be over the top. Horrible, either to salty or not enough seasoning on the food.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasant time when I go there

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Will definitely be back!!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I really like this place. The music is always a big too loud and I ask them to turn it down. When people are dining they’re usually engaged in conversation so the music always feels combative. The selection is always nice though. I always enjoy the black-eyed peas hummus. The cauliflower is good too, though hit or miss on occasion. Tried the crab cake—really good! My raspberry margarita was on point. The chocolate chip cookie dessert is delicious. I highly recommend the spot. It was on bump too! Mixed crowd, young/old, black/white, men/women, singles/couples.

  18. DH

    DianeH

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good. Great service. Fabulous menu. Recommend it highly!

  19. R

    Rosie313

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I'm always happy to try new restaurants, but believe I've found a favorite. The ambience, wait staff, food and drinks were all great. The portions of food were quite filling and the cocktails were delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. It kinda reminds me of dining in New York. The only negative comment I'd offer is that the restaurant is on the 2nd floor with no handicap access. Go while you've got good knees. :-)

  20. JT

    JandT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such great delivery on soul food. Catfish wasn’t oily at all and just perfect. Roasted cauliflower really surprised us. The flavors were unique and the yogurt was a Perfect combination with the subtle roasted flavors. The spiced wings had so much flavor and was prefect with the side of bbq sauce. Sauce was a tad sweet though. The greens were not fatty, it was just right with the Turkey.

  21. AA

    AAAA

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent hand-crafted cocktails at the bar. Great food, too. Only negative was that music was way too loud. Very few people in the dining room, but the songs were blaring. Could not talk to tablemates.

  22. ML

    MLP1

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and incredible service! Nice ambiance and totally comfort and great vibe. I'll definitely be back!

  23. T

    Tiffany

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire experience was perfect; from the team to the food! The only issue I have is parking. The lot behind your restaurant should have more than a cash option for payment.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service

  25. k

    kcbgohogs

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you are looking for somewhere downtown to eat - do not miss Savannah Blue. The food is beyond delicious! Great drinks, super service. It's a regular on our rotation, should be on yours too!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was delicious. Catfish fritters ( very good and roumalade was excellent) for appetizer, 3 of us had the fried chicken ( Fantastic!) 1 had the ox-Tail ( he loved it) the bread pudding and berry cobbler for dessert. We loved the bread pudding, the cobbler was just okay. Overall we all really enjoyed the experience.

  27. DB

    DerekB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the gentleman at the door to the hostess and then our server Brittany, everyone was very friendly and made us feel welcome. The atmosphere was comfortable although the A/C was blowing straight down the wall on to our two top table. The food and drinks were well executed. We were both pleased with our experience.

  28. MJ

    MaryJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. Would definitely go here again next time we are in Detroit.

  29. TB

    TedB

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Pre-concert dinner: very attentive server checked on me frequently while waiting on my delayed dinner guest. Mixed drink was interesting—- their take on a Kentucky mule—-with berries. Glad I tried it but would not order a second time. My guest enjoyed their salmon entrée thoroughly as I did my kale Caesar salad with salmon. The lone negative was the shareable greens. While they were very tasty, the salt level made them difficult to finish. BTW, music is just a bit imposing, sometimes making conversation difficult. I am looking forward to my return.

  30. C

    shoneC

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Vaugn our server was outstanding. Polite and knowledgeable. Oxtails spot on! Perfect ratio of meat to bone. Fried chicken breast plate delicious. Only concern was the greens, not seasoned. Overall a wonderful experience. Will return!

  31. RR

    RyanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    . Very nice environment should list dress code on website still was able to get it but definitely would have loved to have a heads up

  32. EC

    ErinC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Good food, especially the smoked wings, macaroni and cheese and roasted cauliflower. Server was kind, polite but seemed busy (sign on the times!).

  33. YG

    YosefG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They could have much more comfortable chairs, as the one I sat in seemed to have a slant/angle in it. Otherwise, we had a pleasant evening.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our wait staff was wonderful. Great experience.

  35. TG

    TonaG

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would love to have more options on the menu? Please bring back the perch.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive. She has a beautiful singing voice as well. The night was beautiful. Definitely will be back.

  37. M

    Martha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice place and great food! Thoroughly enjoyed it

  38. PM

    PatrickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleased with the food and service. Overall great experience and will be headed back again when in town.

  39. PM

    PamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Drinks and food were excellent. The service was great. Our appetizers and dinner were very good and drinks were inventive and delicious. This is a must for dinner!

  40. TF

    TomF

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was great! Well seasoned and warm/hot when it arrived.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from SavannahBlue using the Order Online button. SavannahBlue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 926-0783.

SavannahBlue is rated 4.5 stars by 2375 OpenTable diners.

SavannahBlue does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Google Map for SavannahBlue

1431 Times Square Detroit, MI 48226

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grand River Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet, street, public parking lots surrounding the building.

  • Public transit

    People Mover station at corner of block.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris McClendon

  • Entertainment

    Piano, lively background music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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