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The Block

4.4
4.4
768 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
The Block - Midtown Detroit's favorite neighborhood bar & kitchen. Located right on Woodward Avenue in the heart of midtown. Our signature dishes include the salmon burger, fresh salads, broasted wings, & alfredo mac - just to name a few. Located one block north of Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

See ya soon!

Eat. Drink. Good Time.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 832-0892

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rachel Bordine

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Selden & Alexandrine

  • Parking details

    Public parking available on Woodward & Selden. Additional private parking ( $5-10) is available in the Woodward Gardens parking deck located at 25 Alexandrine.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • 3-5-7 Happy Hour ( Best in Town)

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $3 PBR $5 Tito's/Wine/Margarita/Makers Mark $7 Spinach Dip/ Bacon Brussels/ Quesadilla/ $9 Wings * subject to change

What 768 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!
  2. MM

    MiaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Server was great. The lady host rushed us out after we just paid $150 for brunch for 2 of us. That’s very unprofessional. I won’t be back! Buttt We did enjoy the guy who was the server
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was just okay. They don’t give separate bills for large parties. Which I don’t agree with so be prepared to have someone pay majority of the bill.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waitress was very rude and unfriendly. She ignored my table. Finally I had enough and left. Didn’t order any food.
  5. C

    Chris

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our fifth time here and it was better than ever. New management? Service was swift and the food delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle was AMAZING!!! Very attentive and personable!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing ,the service was ok for part of the women was on her phone and complaining about not wanting to be there …. I think they really need to spend more time with their staff training them how to have more customer service and to not be on their phones and to not complain so much about being there when the restaurant just opened and we spent a lot of time overhearing the staff talk about how each other were late to show up and a lot of complaining from some customers so I strongly recommend that you carry out because the food was amazing
  8. ES

    ErikaS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the Sweet Chili Salmon with potatoes and asparagus. Salomon was cooked perfectly. The chili sauce was on the side. Our table also ordered the Mac n Cheese and Braised Short ribs. All was amazing. We finished off with sharing a sweet potato cheese cake. Dripping with caramel sauce. I think I should have licked the plate. So good!
  9. N

    Nate

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    Hostess was not friendly, nor professional. Waitress required just a little more training. :-) Reservation was at 4:00 pm... We arrived 4minutes early and, had to remain outside in the cold!! Although there were people inside and a vacant seating area with chairs.
  10. DL

    DaLK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food was good. Service was great. But we were there for Sunday brunch and the music was kind of loud and that was before a DJ showed up and started blaring "Big D*** Energy" lol. Overall nice place but didn't feel the music level was appropriate for brunch
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    A very transactional experience with poor customer service
  12. M

    Mags

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Block had a great vibe! Service was great! Just one thing missing from the bar, Kaliyah. Will be back!
  13. M

    Marcus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service!! Fantastic Food!! Amazing Ambiance!!
  14. PW

    PamWong

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service. Ambiance is loud and urban.
  15. MM

    MaryM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely excellent. We went there for lunch after a Friday morning DSO concert. Perfect location.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our evening! Server was very good. The food was delicious. We had a few questions regarding gluten free items, not to make changes but to see if what we wanted was or not. Our server was quick to investigate and respond so we were aware. We had wings, fries, Brussel sprouts, spinach dip and the Block special drink. All of it was delicious! Chose this spot on a Thursday as they typically have a DJ but that was not the case this time. However, will definitely return.
  17. I

    Isthereaword

    Detroit

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Shotgun shrimp and salad were delicious. The batter on the shrimp is crispy, crunchy and a tad bit salty. Still delicious and I am salt sensitive. The chili salmon is a sweet lovers dream. Too sweet for my taste; nor was it palatable for my guest. Overall, an enjoyable lunch.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the the block looking forward to coming back
  19. DR

    DaveR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about The Block was exceptional. This was our first dinner there but we will definitely return.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting from out of town for an event and stopped at The Block for an early dinner. It was quiet while we were there, but the playlist of remixes to old favorites was amazing.❤️ The food topped our experience off. Get the Bacon Brussels or Spin Dip to start!! We had Salad, Salmon, Burgers. Nothing wasn’t special that came out of their kitchen! Thank you for the great service!
  21. LB

    LaBriaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was great as always. Service was a little slow but it was pretty busy. I wish we would’ve known there would be a DJ. It made for a lively atmosphere but hard to hear conversation.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot ! Food and music off the chain 😍
  23. EB

    ErikaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, but a little high-priced for what was given. The chicken entree was like $22 but you only got a tiny leg and thigh
  24. JS

    JudyS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a perfect place to walk to after attending the DSO. Food and service were great and so glad they take reservations. However, it would be so much more convenient in our group of 6 senior ladies, if we could be given separate checks.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall nice place to go,you won’t be disappointed.
  26. HT

    HeatherT

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Overall a great Wednesday night experience. Restaurant has both high-top and low top tables, just wish they would have indicated on reservation preferred choice, as we were stuck at a high-top table
  27. d

    daniels

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great, atmosphere was pleasant. Some food and wine we would have liked was not in stock that night.
  28. TG

    TahjG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! The foods delicious! The drinks be hitting! And the whole staff is Dope! Definitely feel like family everytime we go, and that’s several times a week lol! Check it out!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service! I asked the waitress which app she recommended between two and went with the one she suggested- it came and was great, then the other came and she said it was on her! She also gave a discount thinking that I didn’t enjoy my meal-I loved my meal but was full and couldn’t eat another bite. She went out of her way to make our meal special. Highly recommend The Block!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was hot and fresh which I loved! Great drinks and ambiance. For sure one of my go to’s from now on!
  31. JN

    JamesNC7

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    We had a good time overall. The food is delicious and the service is exceptional. We had the burger, chicken and French toast, and champagne. We recommend them all. There was a DJ during brunch on Saturday, which made talking impossible. If you want to go for a party, it’s a spot. If you want to go with friends to catch up, brunch Saturday is not the spot. I’d go back another day for sure.
  32. DR

    DaveR

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love the block. Great food and great people!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was my 2nd time here and food was good quality and service was fast. Since I had a reservation I was seated immediately. Sunday brunch was also very entertaining since they had a live DJ. Love this restaurant!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    super nice and friendly place! very professional and fun staff! my family and i enjoyed The Block! and will be back soon
  35. V

    Vette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Hubby's bday, we enjoyed the food and drinks! Cajun Pasta dish was really good! Happy Hours special was THE BEST, great selection!!
  36. DT

    DTWdining

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Great food but the service was really poor. Gratuity was automatically included for our bill (only 3 people) and so the service didn't have any reason to work hard, they automatically got their tip.
  37. DG

    DorisG

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My group of four arrived for our reservation at 4:00 pm. The staff greeted us as we entered and immediately showed us to a table. The atmosphere was warm and relaxing. Our waiter was professional and patient with four older ladies who had trouble navigating the online menu. The hostess was kind enough to provide a tablet and assist one member of the group with selecting her meal. She also helped the same member identify the correct app and procedure to find the menu on her phone. The food was delicious, as well as the cocktails. Our meals were served promptly, and our waiter continued to inquire if we were satisfied or needed something else. Overall, we had a delightful time. I would suggest that paper menus be available for those who are not familiar with the technology required to order from the app.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing
  39. D

    Dianne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I very much enjoy the restaurant and would come more often but it is often booked. Have taken different friends there and all have enjoyed. I go to the symphony a few times a year and it is just a short walk from The Block. I also enjoy the fact that there is a Black staff--we are a majority Black city and so many restaurants don't reflect that reality. I enjoy being in a restaurant that has multi-racial folks enjoying the meals.
  40. A

    Anonymous

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Did not get served at all despite the restaurant not being busy and 3 waitresses sitting at the host desk talking. Was completely ignored by waitstaff. Ended up leaving after sitting for 20 minutes just waiting for a drink order. It felt intentional Would not recommend and never plan to return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Block offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 832-0892.

The Block is rated 4.4 stars by 768 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for The Block

3919 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Selden & Alexandrine

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public parking available on Woodward & Selden. Additional private parking ( $5-10) is available in the Woodward Gardens parking deck located at 25 Alexandrine.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rachel Bordine

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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