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SavannahBlue, Detroit, MI
SavannahBlue, Detroit, MI
SavannahBlue, Detroit, MI
SavannahBlue, Detroit, MI
SavannahBlue, Detroit, MI

SavannahBlue

4.4
4.4
2997 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 45 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, American, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (313) 926-0783
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, 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 2,997 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

2,997 Reviews
  1. Selenap

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to Savannah blue at least 3xs now and they’ve never failed me. The food is great, the vibe was great. Although I do feel with a vibe like that the customer service should be like chik fil a just saying lol and not saying it was terrible, just need a little bit more energy. (Personal request 😂) I love Savannah blue 🥰🫶🏽

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  2. KimH

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food took an extended amount of time to arrive to table and the temperature was slightly warm. Bar also made wrong drink and had to return it back to waitress. Waitress seemed overwhelmed with providing concern and care

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shoutout to the female chef that prepared our food. Everything was amazing. Thank you!

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  4. ShawandaR

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brittany was excellent! The food was great and service was excellent.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing from right when we opened the door all the way through our stay. Both plates we ordered for dinner were absolutely DELICIOUS!! The drinks??? PHENOMENAL!!!

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  6. RavenM

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a birthday dinner for my 15 year old daughter, it was a party of 5. We had to book 3 different reservations, they were for 7:15. The menu is very limited,Half of the food on the menu was gone. The food was double the price from the website. It's not a family friendly atmosphere is more for an intimate date or party of 2. Our waiter was nice, but our food didn't arrive together, the appetizer wings are delicious and so was the fish!!! We love to have dinner with tunes so that was on point as well.

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  7. RobertS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Red Snapper taste like heaven and its one of my favorite dishes. My wife and I love it here and we'll be returning soon.

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  8. GenidaL

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious. The service could have been better. The server for our table was not attentive. One of our guests went over to her to let her know we needed to order some drinks and food.

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  9. AntaneshaH

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Brittany was amazing it was me and my bestfriend first time and everything she recommended was so good & flavorful!! Thank you so much Brittany for making our day great!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed my birthday here. Food was great n our server C/Krystal was phenomenal!

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  11. AnneS

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time back to SavannahBlue since the pandemic, and it was truly lovely. We were seated promptly, and placed our order quickly. We ordered two starters to share-- the roasted cauliflower and the crab cake-- which were both excellent. Our drinks-- Mr. Bowie and Winter Sangria-- were also terrific. Our main courses, the oxtail beef and the catfish fillets, were also excellent. All around, great meal, great experience!

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  12. RonaldA

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely awesome! Drinks were great also. Service was a bit slow, but they apologized for the wait. I definitely will go back again.

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  13. Babs

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the catfish platter which should have come with yams and greens. They ran out of greens, but I still was charged the full price of my meal although I was missing an item I didn’t get my muffins into after my dinner came because the waitress kept forgetting to bring them to us.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was slow, short staffed, however nice. Food price very expensive, serving side small

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  15. Kevinland

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Upon entering the restaurant, the initial vibes were promising. I've been meaning to come for a long time and finally came on a special occasion. However, my excitement was dampened by a series of disappointments. Firstly, the parking situation was a little weird following a sign directing towards the restaurant's parking area. It was a $20 flat fee that was not expected at all. Moving on to the food, there were some hits and misses. The complimentary muffins with honey were a pleasant start, and so is the accompanying hard pita with the hummus. The Georgian hummus, while flavorful with dried cranberries adding a nice touch of sweetness, could have been with a softer pita. Additionally, the catfish platter turned out to be disappointingly bland, and the oxtail, while expected to be tender, arrived cold and difficult to break apart. We also ordered a side of grits that were also underwhelming so we didn't really touch it. Service further added to the underwhelming experience. With food arriving an hour after ordering and difficulty in flagging down our server for additional drinks or check-ins, I suspect the problem might root from being understaffed. To top it off, being automatically gratified for a less-than-satisfactory experience left a sour taste in my mouth. I would probably try other great restaurants in the area given the price and experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience every time. The food , service, ambiance are exceptional

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It's not the SavannaBlue I used to frequent on Friday nights with my colleagues. I looked forward to a beautiful evening with my husband to celebrate my birthday. We saw patrons in gym shoes, sportswear, and hoodies. Classy? Upscale? Not! The table was dirty, along with the glasses, and plates. They were out of pop (no CO2), ox tails, mac n cheese, and crab cakes. I just ordered the burger because I pretty much lost my appetite, but who serves a burger with cherry tomatoes; those are for salads! The burger was ok, but the cherry tomatoes kept falling out. My husband had the catfish plate and was not impressed. We were so disappointed. I will not be back, nor will I ever again recommend this place to family, friends, or colleagues. Classy? Upscale? Not anymore.

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  18. PatriciaN

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every thing was great. I will definitely come back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience I went later in the evening, so the servers were a little tired lol. But over all it was a great experience the vibes were perfect. The food was incredible!! Absolutely fire. I definitely recommend. It was a quiet chill respectful atmosphere.

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  20. Reviewer2

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I had a 5:00 dinner reservation and when we arrived they were already out of the ox tail dish, which was the main reason for going. So early in the evening, really?!? Disappointed!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oxtail entree is really good, and our server Chris was awesome.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always, 5th time there, always my go to when I touch down in the D 💯

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  23. AsiaA

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my boyfriend went to celebrate and we had a great time and enjoyed ourselves. Majority of the food was good except the macaroni and cheese! The environment and vibe was great!

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  24. SonyaG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was GOOD! Great date night scene. Would definitley recommend to others.

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  25. JannellR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect I’ll definitely come back soon

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  26. Kisha

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a nice place for date night. The ambience was nice, food is good and parking wasn't an issue either.

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  27. DamonN

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, shrimp and grits were amazing!!! 10/10

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  28. JamesC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken is the best ever. And our server Darby was outstanding. This restaurant is a great Detroit gem!

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  29. JonettaG

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress was kind but she barely checked in on us until we mentioned that she barely was checking in on us. She said it’s at the end of her section and I guess she always forget that area, which furthermore should had made her more mindful of the end of her section and the customers in that section.

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  30. AnthonyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the server you guys had working her name was crystal. She was very kind, very sociable, and very easy to work with. She handles everything in really good, and timely fashion. I loved the chicken breast, but the macaroni was alright.

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  31. Twentyfourhoursevendays

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great music and decor 10/10! The mac and cheese was good. The jerk burger had great flavor and texture but was a little too salty and the bun was a bit soggy on the bottom; another person in my group had the same meal and thought so too. The roasted cauliflower was good and they had a variety of very good mixed drinks. Service was slow.

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  32. Princess

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am from Ohio, and my boyfriend lives in Detroit! I was looking for places where we could have a nice date night. We both love soul food and when I came across Savannah Blue and the reviews, I knew we had to give this place a try. He’s lived in Detroit his whole life but he’s never heard of this place, so it was a nice experience for the both of us! From the ambience, food and customer service…I’d highly recommend this place to anyone. We will definitely be back!!!

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  33. Pheo

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I dinned at Savannah Blue during our visit to Detroit this past weekend and were completely blown away by the entire experience. We could feel the warmth and love put into this venue from the second we confirmed our reservation over the phone to the minute we paid our bills. The staff were so kind and engaging, and even warmly welcomed us to the city. The Oxtail dish and catfish fritters are something to write home about (hence this review), so if you can try these dishes, please do! Huge shoutout to our server, Z, who was phenomenal and patient with our many menu questions. We were very happy to be able to support a Black-owned restaurant and will be back the next time we visit Detroit, for sure.

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  34. KristenP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks was excellent. Great portion size for price. Music was great.

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  35. SimoneB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Savanah Blue is simply fantastic. 5 stars. The food, ambiance, location, parking and customer service is top tier. If you're thinking about going. Don't walk, run. You won't be disappointed.

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  36. Will

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was really looking forward to SavannahBlue after reading about it. It's a tale of two cities. On one hand the food is absolutely amazing, with one exception that I'll get to. And on the other hand the ambience is very cozy, with one exception. The catfish was light and fluffy, seasoned to absolute perfection. Collards and yams remind you of your Grandma's. Chicken had a great flavor with accompanying sauce. Mac & Cheese in the cast iron skillet! Smashing! My two gripes: get a door to limit the view into the workspace. Eating while looking at a mop, dust bucket, and empty boxes! Not cool. Curtains just don't work. And the bread pudding? Disappointed is an understatement. More like I was insulted that someone thought I'd eat it. Hard, crunchy, overcooked, dry, and covered in fruits, berries, and a sauce. C'mon. Just say you don't have it. Embarrassing. Other than that, I'd absolutely give them another visit. And I was just visiting.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious the atmosphere and vibe was just right and the drinks are strong definitely recommend to anyone looking for a restaurant for a date night

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  38. 1stdate

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had dirty glasses on my table, and then the drink I ordered came with lipstick on the rim. So very disappointing.

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  39. TrokonJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. The vibe was totally unique. And it's rare to find Oxtail that my Jamaican partner likes, but both her and her mother approved!

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  40. SamuelC

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FANTASTIC DINNER GREAT SERVICE FOOD WAS HOT AND GREAT TASTING KUDOS ON THE SIDE DISHES MAC AND CHEESE SUPER GOOD WILL BE BACK

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FAQs

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

SavannahBlue is rated 4.4 stars by 2997 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 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Chris McClendon
  • Entertainment
    Piano, lively background music
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, 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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