The Block

4.4
487 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.

See ya soon!

Eat. Drink. Good Time.
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and good vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The hostess was really rude. She assumed we would report her behavior and ran to the owner/manager to explained herself. We didn’t bother. Just took a mental note not to return. We felt bad for her. Once seated the waitress was polite and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food
Loved the neyo playlist that was playing good vibes
Waitress was lovely and on time with food and drinks.
I will definitely be returning

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AngieP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loved the $22 mimosa pitcher for brunch. Our server Lauryn was great too!

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CathyR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My shrimp and grits were delicious; could have been hotter.

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Lacm
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch today at The Block. Service was wonderful and the menu had tasty choices. The DJ played fun music and everyone was friendly. Location on Woodward is good and there is ample street parking.

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DialloB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food, Service and atmosphere was outstanding. I Loved the experience!

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RoderickM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited from South Carolina and fell in love with this place

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LarryJ
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was very good as usual. The key issue is the noise level. Very Loud.

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PatP
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was good. Service was courteous but there was only one server who was working very diligently to keep up. It was a little loud. We were able to enjoy our experience at the Block.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was okay. Got there during happy hour. Spinach dip was amazing. My margarita tasted like the mix and was watered down. The service was good up until my guest arrived, which was odd. By the end of the night, you could clearly tell she was over us and there was some attitude. My friend ordered wings and macaroni to go and said the wings were fire.

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Keisha
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good and the server was nice and courteous.

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Renee
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I understand there’s a shortage of workers but the ones they have need to COMMUNICATE With Their Customers regarding the wait of their food. Or if we won’t be able to order our Entrees due to the server and chef not being able to cover the load. If there isn’t enough staff to run a shift stop being greedy and leave the doors closed! I won’t bash the establishment “around town” but I WILL NOT Return nor recommend…. Ever

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vipLillyInTheCity
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went here for Saturday brunch. Great food and service and it is black owned, which is a huge plus! I will say, I get annoyed when restaurants add automatic gratuity (for a party of 2) because that should be left to the customer. Also, the music is entirely too loud for a place that small. Overall a good experience.

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MrsRed
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I decided to go here after seeing it on Facebook I think. I had to call to clarify my reservation because I didn’t know they were “cozy” and only do reservations for 6. My waiter Van was very nice and the food was edible. I ordered the shrimp and grits and I enjoyed it.

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Customer
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has outstanding food drinks. The service was great and I definitely recommend The Block to anyone!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent serve - We loved our Waitress/Bartender - Michelle ❤️

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DebraB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Block for a birthday dinner with frieds. Service, we were seated right away and food/drinks were great! I highly recommend the Block for any occassion...

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was most excellent and worth waiting for. The service was also excellent. There appeared to be a shortage of staff, but those who waited on us were attentive and professional. In addition, we came earlier than our reservation time, with a couple extra people, and the staff was happy to accommodate us.

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent early dinner at The Block — my first time there. The food was delicious — top notch menu and dishes. I want to mention the wonderful, warm attention given to us by Ebony. She was so friendly and attentive even though it seemed she might be the only(?) waitress working that day. She kept coming to see if we needed anything and gave us updates on our order progress. Only issue for me — and it was minor — the music was a tad bit too loud for my tastes in trying to have a dinner conversation. Overall we had a wonderful experience at The Block and I will definitely be back.

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AsharaS
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family was in from out of town. We did the Saturday Brunch. Food was great, nice atmosphere with the DJ, nice and friendly staff. I had not been to the Block since pre-COVID so was stepping out on faith. Glad to see they are back and the quality is still there.

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SallyS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. We order the Woodward wings bbq and we had the shrimp and grits. And the fried chicken sandwich. Our waiter made us some yummy drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Brunch place in downtown detroit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

10 minutes late for reservation for 3. Gave away our table and offered small high top for two. Were able to move after 10 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

A night out with Mum, to the symphony. Easy to get the reservation, was seated quickly. Then we sat for over 15 minutes waiting for anyone to come over. Finally, my husband addressed the hosted and waitress standing and chatting. The conversation was that wasn’t her area, but she would come over. She ended up with her area plus ours, so short staffed....slow slow slow service. An apology by a manager would have helped.

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NilajahA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great happy hour menu. Crab cakes are awesome!! Always a great place to hang.

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MarBear
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at The Block and we are sure to return. The service was great! Our waiter was attentive without being overbearing. The food was good and the prices reasonable. We happened to be there during Happy Hour and the prices of drinks and select appetizers was super! We were celebrating the birthday of a friend and we inadvertently left without the card gift she had been given. An employee, rushed out in the freezing cold to return it to us. We didn't have time to properly thank him, but a gesture like that goes miles for customer service! Thank you and we shall return!

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MaryAnn
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress, Marion, was outstanding. She was very attentive, professional and efficient.

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Raindancer
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner before a Wings game. Service was amazingly provided by Van. We were able to ride the QLINE to the game easily as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our brunch on Sunday. Food was delicious and we enjoyed our yummy mimosas. Very nice atmosphere with great music. We will be back soon.

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ChowanaJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"The Block" is AMAZING, so mad that I was unaware of this establishment! I have shared my experience there with all who will listen. My server made me a special Mimosa for my birthday. Thanks so much for the live music and pleasure!

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JohnW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Very friendly staff and customers provide a healthy community ambience. The place is LOUD! I appreciate the location close to Orchestra Hall, and that I can secure a reliable reservation for my friends and me, as we are from various out-of-town locations.

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wesc
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the Salmon burger and the Maple Glazed Salmon. Both excellent. Great sear on the burger and the maple flavor excellent on the salmon, not overwhelming. Able to obtain a side salad which was not on the menu for a very reasonable price and the dressings were excellent. Only wish the tables were slightly larger. Group next to us had to jockey plates for their appetizers and main dishes. We had barely enough room for our entrees on our table for 2.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. The server was very personable and entertaining! Food and atmosphere was great. Definitely recommend!

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shaycarey
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AWSOME

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice ambiance close parking

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FayeS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was just the place to walk to after a morning concert! I especially enjoyed being able to reserve a table so we did not have to wait--and also to reserve a standard or high top table. Perfect! The food and drink was excellent! We will definitely go to The Block again after our next concert!

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DeniseF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best happy hour prices on Detroit.
Fun fun fun. Great service

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kyle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, salmon BLT, Brussel sprouts, sweet potato fries, shrimp and grits, all outstanding! The service wonderful, nice and welcoming, efficient. Drinks, well, a little short on the pours, but taken care of, and delicious also! Definitely will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place and staff!!

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 487 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.