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SavannahBlue

4.3
4.3
2498 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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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

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and food were excellent!!
  2. LJ

    LasharaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Everything was good chicken breasts were just a little to salty
  3. HA

    HasanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I found the service to be really good and very accommodating. Regarding the food, I found the mac and cheese to be a little over cooked and have had better elsewhere. Also, the corn bread was a little dry and could be more moist. The fried catfish was awesome and crispy. The crab dip with the fried wontons were amazing and my favourite item. The candied yams were also good too. Overall, I liked our experience and food, but some food items could improve, namely the mac and cheese and corn bread.
  4. AG

    AnthonyG

    Toledo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    If you dine in, ask for a server OTHER THAN KE-ASIA. The service was HORRENDOUS! I took my wife here for our 17th anniversary. After being seated, it took 20-30 min. before the server, Ke'Asia, took our drink and appetizer order. She said she'd be back with cornbread but never brought it. Our water glasses were empty most of the night. When our entrees were brought out, we ordered another round of drinks but were told the bar was closed. That was irritating because the server could have easily asked if we wanted another drink before the bar closed. After entrees, we asked for desert only to be told that the kitchen was closed! How ridiculous! At this point I went to the front and asked for a manager and literally waited 10 min. before she came out. While I was telling the manager about what had happened, our server came up and stood there rolling her eyes. I then asked to pay so we could leave and the manager told me that she'd bring our bill to our table. I went back to our table and waited a good 20 minutes. No manager, no bill, just waiting. We decided to go up front and I found another server that printed out our invoice. Definitely won't return. The food was really good and the ambiance, but the service ruined the experience. What a shame. Definitely shouldn't go here for a special occasion, and I'd recommend doing carryout at most.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    40th anniversary great food and drinks atmosphere Was also pleasantly nice
  6. CH

    CandaceH

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!!
  7. BA

    BarbaraA

    Unspecified

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Did know needed a reservation. Bartender very rude. Not a place for Senior who are computer technology challenged. Couldn't understand the menu, especially the sparkle. Wait staff didn't have the patient to explain the menu to me. Would not recommend.
  8. GJ

    GolJon

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visiting this establishment and it was very nice. Food was delicious and the ambiance was very nice!
  9. FW

    FeamaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My food came out on a chipped off plate, This was very disappointing. My meal for two was $90.00.
  10. DW

    DenoraW

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upon arrival staff is pleasant, seated at time of reservation. Ashley our waitress was friendly, very nice and welcoming smile. Our dinner was delicious and fulfilling. Nice serving, definitely took more than half home. Will definitely come back. Savannah Blue is my got to because they never disappoint.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Server Brittany was extremely attentive. She’s an asset. Restaurant was extremely cold. Kitchen was a bit slow on our entrees. Menu offers “mocktail” but execution of Mocktail was very dismal. •hummus was great! •cornish hen entree was good but needed more seasoning. Menu says pan seared but it was roasted in oven. 🤷🏾‍♂️ •shrimp and grits was good. •mac and collards were great.
  12. TW

    TeiaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Mac and cheese is delicious service was kind of slow
  13. EV

    EVERTONM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Very nice food and great location, service was lackluster, unfriendly and slow.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Food was very underwhelming for what I expected, as I’d heard a lot of really good things about SB. We shared ribs and jambalaya— I thought the ribs were delicious, but really didn’t enjoy the jambalaya. The cocktails were all over the place and not worth the cost IMO. Service was very good.
  15. KL

    KelliL

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is always excellent; shrimp and grits, oxtail, kale salad, bread pudding are all so yummy. The catfish and jambalaya look delicious. I can’t wait to try them.
  16. DS

    DSmith

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food was delicious but maybe a little overpriced. The music was good but the noise level was pretty loud at points. The server was really nice too! Overall a good experience!
  17. R

    Rossella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, will definitely be back!! The energy is so good and it was an amazing experience
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great southern menu executed at a high level. I had the catfish with greens and candied yams. The Mrs. had the shrimp and grits. Everything came out fresh and hot. Great date night with a romantic ambiance.
  19. LF

    LoverofFood

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I wanted to love it, but we had completely finished our appetizers and waited a few minutes before are server took our entree order. Drinks were good, my husband ox tails were cool in the center not warm. We understand needing to pre or pressure cook,but they should be served warmed. My kale salad was to tart. I know the chef was trying to offset the sweetness of the ribs, but the tartness wasn't appetizing to any of our pallets. They weren't out of lamb, but since they were out of the accompaniment they wouldn't serve it. With? It's the most expensive item on the menu let me hv it and pair it with something else. My daughter's salmon was white like a winter in MI Instead of moist and pink, but the Farro was cooked well, the ribs were tender and had a nice flavor. My son's catfish was crispy yet moist and even though the ox tails were cold they heated up nicely. The server was nice just maybe in the weeds. For the ticket I expected a bit better, but I wanted to support the Chef. The menu sounds amazing and if prepared correctly has outstanding potential. On another note the drinks were good. I think I'd recommend it and hope we just experienced and off night.
  20. JE

    JanetE

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a marvelous time! Elijah was the best! Will definitely come back!
  21. SR

    ShataaraR

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Besides the uncomfortable chairs and not a big selection of entrees, it was pretty decent.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Savannah Blue is always a great experience. The cocktails never disappoint (The Blacker the Berry is a winner every single time and the pear martini is great, too) and the food is always good. Definitely a spot you can go a bit more dressed up to celebrate something special. The catfish bites and wings are a must try, and the shrimp and grits was great, too. The fact that it’s Black owned is an extra cherry on top.
  23. E

    Emily

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably one of the top 10 best meals of my life. Get the shrimp and grits and the crab cake!
  24. EF

    EllenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in town for an Eric Clapton concert and went to Savannah Blue for dinner. Had the shrimp and grits and Hubby had the ribs. Both were excellent!
  25. DN

    DonaldN

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp and grits was Great Oxtail was Very good Georgia Hummus was unique and very good Close to Fox, will be back
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    I find it very annoying when your paying $40 for an entree and you can’t substitute out a side dish. Not everyone likes candied yams. Food was ok. Wait staff was understaffed so service was slow.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love SavannahBlue. It’s always a great experience. I had the crab cakes ( it’s the reason I came lol ) and some shrimp and grits . Also had some great drinks . It’s a little on the pricy side but it’s so worth it every time I go . If you’re looking for a nice place to go on an elegant date with a nice ambiance, check them out !
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The catfish fritters and crab dip were amazing!
  29. A

    Amanda

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must-visit restaurant in Detroit! Captures the heart of Detroit while offering amazing food and service.
  30. CF

    CharlesF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience in restaurant was great! Staff was very accommodating. Food was excellent. Definitely will return.
  31. TW

    TroyWes

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the food and service were excellent! Our server Shannon was attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. We had the catfish and Cornish hen and both were amazing! The collards were some of the best I have ever had. I would highly recommend Savannah Blue for your next night out.
  32. DA

    DerickA

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Went for our anniversary, the atmosphere was intimate and romantic. Food was good, I had the lamb roast and my wife had the catfish dinner. Both meals were outstanding, tasty, hot and nice presentation.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I was visiting Detroit on a work trip, and Savanah Blue is very close to my hotel. It was a great experience. I had a seat at the bar. I would like to have a second experience.
  34. MK

    MarkK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service food were absolutely superb !! We will go back ! At no fault to the server because she was a 10 . Mark Mmmmmmmm Great food and service
  35. G

    Green

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a amazing time me and the hubby went for our anniversary it was awesome. They sat us at a table I didn't like. they moved us with zero problem. And was nice about it. We will definitely be back again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, very hospitable, very professional, awesome food, and will definitely be back
  37. C

    Chris

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The service was very good, food was hit or miss, some dishes are good, some are really not.
  38. TW

    TaeWils

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for a date or special occasion. Food was good and well prepared. Server had knowledge of the menu, she recommended dishes that were really good and what we were looking for. Staff was helpful and polite. Ambiance was very romantic. Intimate setup with dim lighting. Highly recommend.
  39. AP

    AyanaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience2
    This was the perfect location for Date Night. The food was delicious and the drinks were perfect. The waitresses were a little overwhelmed and the lighting could have been better, but I would certainly go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My party and I really enjoyed ourselves at Savannablue the food was amazing full of favor. You can really tell the food is cooked with love the candies sweet potatoes were great and the cornbread muffins we a great setup for the meal. I highly recommend and think it is a must visit.

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 4.3 stars by 2498 OpenTable diners.

SavannahBlue does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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