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SavannahBlue

4.4
4.4
2588 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


Booked 26 times today

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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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What 2,588 people are saying

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

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

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  1. SW

    SharriW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!!! We will definitely be back!
  2. JC

    JanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding customer service paired with delicious food! Our first visit to SavannahBlue was fun and memorable and we will definitely return for more. Catfish fritters, crabcake, chicken, greens, and sweet potatoes were beyond our expectations. A big THANK YOU to our server, Keasia!!! You are very much appreciated for creating a great experience.
  3. TA

    TeiyaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Evening dinner date. Food was great. Hostess seemed overwhelmed.
  4. SF

    SaronF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was bad, my chicken was salty We were told no corn bread because microwave was broken? Mac n cheese was dry Fish was bad Not going there anymore
  5. AG

    AcheaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My bf and I were trying somewhere new for date night, and we both loved it! All of it! Everything was great from the food to the music. I couldn't sit still. The food was amazing. As a culinary graduate, the caliber of food was outstanding. We'll definitely be back.
  6. LP

    LindseyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved this restaurant! Great food and even better service!
  7. A

    Audi

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Our server, Elijah, was so nice and attentive. SavannahBlue is now 2 for 2 for me.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time my boyfriend and I have dined at Savanna. It was all around a pleasant experience. I loved the atmosphere; the waitress was was very friendly; the drinks were fantastic and the food was delicious. We will definitely come back again!
  9. T

    Trinka

    Chicago

    184 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    184 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent soul food at generous portions. Got catfish plate - fresh and delicious. Got mac & cheese as side - very yummy and large helping! Hostess and wait staff were very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Love the ambiance - nice, positive vibe. Loved it!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great service food everything!
  11. VL

    VandessaL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The best meal I’ve had in an while.
  12. SG

    SarahG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come every chance I get. Loved bringing visitors to a great dining experience and ambiance in Detroit!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Customer service was fantastic and food was amazing! I crab cake and oxtails was amazing!!
  14. I

    Itsjaystew

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So glad we booked this establishment. The ambience was mellow with great tunes. Our waitress was awesome, she had great energy and was able to give us her input on the menu. The crab dip was the best I ever had and my Salmon was the best I’ve had at a restaurant (cooked perfectly). We will definitely return.
  15. MS

    MichealS

    Savannah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food and atmosphere were great for a causal dining experience.
  16. B

    Bekah23

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a great evening at Savannah Blue. Everyone we encountered was top notch, super friendly and warm. The food was outstanding! We shared multiple starters and I honestly could not pick my favorite, they were so amazing. If I had to select one, I'd say the catfish fritters but don't miss the roasted cauliflower either. It was easy to have a conversation as the background music was the perfect volume. It was truly a great experience.
  17. YW

    YolandaW

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Expensive for the food to be ok. Lamb was cooked well but cauliflower puree was just ok. Their twist on Jambalaya misses the mark. The salmon and shrimp in the dish were seasoned well but the Farro did not make sense.
  18. BB

    BethanyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    After the look I received when I stated reservations for two were now one...I should of walked out, but the Uber left. I guess it's frowned upon to eat alone at this establishment. Mentioned I would also have a takeout order since my husband's flight was delayed well, rushed is what came next. As soon as I ordered there was a to go box next to me to pack up prior to even asking. The portion, food was not worth the extremely high prices. The 6 chicken wigs (a lb) a joke! Mac and cheese bland and powder tasting. It was odd, the drinks I ordered were in tiny glasses $15 but all around me had tall glasses . My portions were absolutely smaller then those around me. With one family even commenting This was Sunday church picnic food, no those portions are bigger. This was a high priced , bias establishment that thinks they are upscale with water spots on forks, such a dark atmosphere so you can't see the dirty curtains and rest of the junk decor. Don't waste your time or money with this hole , view of parking garage wanna be upscale establishment
  19. t

    tiaraw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great food service. Complete vibe Definitely will be back. I’m from Cleveland
  20. DE

    DennisE

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  21. DD

    DrDiva

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dining experience!! Absolutely PERFECT!!
  22. BJ

    BrandyJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is laid back, our waitress was friendly, patient and kind. The food was delicious and they didn’t rush us when we were still laughing at talking when the restaurant had actually closed for the evening.
  23. BT

    BrittanyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an lovely atmosphere and very inviting. We loved the food!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience2
    It’s very overpriced & overrated
  25. GP

    GeraldineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I were there for his birthday. Reservation was for 6:45. We had a little wait, but we were seated and ordering by 7:00. The food was pretty good. We had the Dry Rub Wings for our appetizer. We both had the Catfish Plate and shared the Mac and cheese, which could use some seasoning. The service was excellent From the time we walked in the door. That was my second time there and his first. We will definitely be repeat customers.
  26. PW

    PamelaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 5th time dining at SavannahBlue because the overall experience is excellent from the time we walked in the door until we walked out of the door.
  27. D

    Displeased

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I got on a waitlist well in advance, drove 30 min downtown with my partner, paid 20 dollars for parking to be nearby the restaurant, walked in 17 degree weather, only to finally get there and be told that "we don't actually take Open Table or have a waitlist, not sure why it's still like that". The door woman did go upstairs for several minutes allegedly trying to work something out for my girlfriend and I, only to come back and tell us that we were out of luck. I tried to be understanding although this is COMPLETELY the fault of the restaurant and asked if they at least knew of other restaurants with availability and was treated as if I was dumb for asking such a question on a Friday night. Well, pardon me--I thought ahead and thought I was already set up for our date. We ended up eating at the bar of a sports grill because there was nothing else at that point. The carelessness of having OpenTable reservations without being willing to honor them makes me not even want to make a reservation at this establishment in the future.
  28. JB

    JasmineB

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love Savannah Blue. The atmosphere is always great. The hostess Jazmine was awesome and checked on us to ensure we had a great experience. Our waiter Elijah, who I have had before, was awesome. Gave great recommendations and checked in to ensure we were having a great time. I appreciate the quality of the food. The oxtails never fail me. They are soooo good every time. I will continue to support this business.
  29. MN

    MrsNicki

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Waiter was very pleasant and also informative about selections however when the food arrived, cauliflower was mushy inside and shrimp and grits were very bland. Crab cake was tasty. I ate most of the shrimp out of the grits but we didn’t eat any of the mushy cauliflower. It would’ve been nice if the waiter offered to remove item off of the bill or maybe accommodated us with a complimentary dessert. Not sure if this happened because it was the end of the night and they were closing soon however, It’s all about customer service for me.
  30. K

    Kelsey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kim was so sweet. Food was delicious as always.
  31. H

    Harold

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service was amazing and our waiter was outstanding you have to visit this placeCustomer service was amazing and our waiter was outstanding you have to visit this place Great place to have a soul food bite
  32. L

    Leah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    My fiancé and I were a little disappointed by our experience. While I know restaurants have been short staffed it took us almost 30 minutes to meet our waitress and get water, then another 15 to get the two drinks we ordered. The glass my drink was served in was chipped on the rim, cut my lip, and left small shards of glass which could have easily been swallowed. Food was good but overall experience wasn’t great.
  33. TW

    TrevaW

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Entering we were greeted and it was pleasant. However we ordered drinks and our meal, the alcohol content was too much and not balanced. The macaroni was very dry like it was several days old but held a good flavor. Another dish ordered was the jambalaya, once again not impressed. The shrimp should have hit the pan and flipped once or twice not just thawed and place on the plate. The sausage was very old and not freshly cooked. I have had previous visits here and had wonderful meals and service. Most often the servers are presentable. I would ask that management review what is presentable in including personal hygiene.
  34. SW

    SilasW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The total experience was Great except the parking. It was our Anniversary and we will be back. It was everything we heard It would be. Thank you
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. The food and atmosphere were amazing!!! My waiter was a static!!! I can’t remember her name but she was awesome! This was a date night for me and we both enjoyed!
  36. JA

    JoAnnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to take someone out on a date. Highly recommend.
  37. CL

    ChristopherL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food. Beverages were made by an experienced bartender. Something on the menu for all eaters. Atmosphere is perfect for a night out with friends or a date. Would return.
  38. DS

    DeborahS

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch. Food was delicious and plated well. Was surprised by the high staircase to the restaurant.
  39. F

    Foodluvagal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were beyond pleased with our dining experience. The mix of old and new school r&b in the background while sipping on cocktails.... so lovely. For dinner we had the catfish plate and seared salmon with a side if mac & cheese to share. Everything was absolutely delicious! Couldn't stop thinking about the leftovers on the way home... Our server Kenidi was very sweet and attentive. I will definitely be recommending this restaurant to my friends and family visiting the city!
  40. TF

    TravelingFoodie

    Omaha

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp and grits are FOR REAL. I never thought I would find something this good outside the South. It was in the top 2 soul food meals all-time. Everything was amazing. I will be back as often as I get to Detroit. Seriously, just fantastic food and drinks. The candied sweet potatoes and collard greens are ON POINT.

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

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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 4.4 stars by 2588 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


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for SavannahBlue

1431 Times Square, Detroit, MI 48226

Dining areas

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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