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SavannahBlue

4.5
4.5
2382 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 21 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 2,382 people are saying

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

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

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  1. MM

    MicheleM

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined today

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Wow! Where do I start! Here goes the “Welcome” was everything from the hostess to the bar. Then here comes our arrogant server which should not service the public. For the prices the services should have match! The server not only did not bring bread, my salad was brought out after my meal! My husband requested more water that clearly was an issue after the server darn near threw it on the table! I requested no pork in my rice, yep you guessed it pork was in the rice( I don’t eat pork) my snapper was not seasoned well but I was being a trooper because it seemed as if the young lady bringing the food to the table had an issue with her job as well. Overall, this was our first and last visit to this establishment! We’re were in town just as a quick getaway this restaurant was highly recommended. I didn’t feel the need to speak with management because I figured it would take the manager as long as it took to get service after being seated! This was a definite disappointment!!
  2. MS

    MoSoul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the esthetics to the food, to the service was excellent. I frequent Savannah Blue and will continue to do so.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Savannah Blue is a great restaurant with delicious food and drinks. The ambiance is great the service is amazing, you will not be disappointed.
  4. g

    georger

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mistake on noise level ,it was perfect in there ,,,,,,,we,ll be back
  5. S

    Shaqnyc

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Poor ambiance good food and decent bar Good service not for special occasions
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The restaurant was nice. They appeared to be a little staffed. Took a little longer than expected to receive our food.
  7. RE

    RodE

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food slightly overpriced Nice setting and service
  8. M

    Marcus

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    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.
  9. JJ

    JayJ

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    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
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    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.
  11. K

    Kyle

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. JG

    JosieG

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was DELICIOUS!! Great vibe also!
  17. 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!
  18. 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 .
  19. 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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  21. 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
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely be back!!
  23. 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.
  24. DH

    DianeH

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good. Great service. Fabulous menu. Recommend it highly!
  25. 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. :-)
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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!
  37. 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
  38. 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!).
  39. 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our wait staff was wonderful. Great experience.

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 4.5 stars by 2382 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 21 times today

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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