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The Block, Detroit, MI

The Block

4.7
4.7
1004 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

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

    3-5-7 Happy Hour ( Best in Town) Photo

What 1,004 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Detroit

    Best Value

  • Detroit

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit

    Neighborhood gem

1,004 Reviews
  1. Lnoble

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good despite bartender/server smart mouth. Wish there were some more variety in the menu but still good. Parking is hit or miss on the street, used garage that cost $20.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of our food items were cold and also had hair in it. They gave us a discount and remove the items.

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  3. TamaraB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to The Block several times and had good experiences. The food has always been good. Yesterday was Mother’s Day and of course the restaurant will get more business than usual. Well myself and two family members ordered the Short Rib Skillet and after eating and observing it, we came to the conclusion that the meat was NOT short ribs but pot roast. After leaving, my sister looked up pics on Yelp and the meat shown for short ribs looked totally different than what we were served. This was very disappointing. Although the food was still good, it was not as advertised. My thought was it was due to Mother’s Day and how many of that menu item would be ordered so they skimped on getting a cheaper cut of beef. 🤦🏾‍♀️ Very unprofessional and distasteful in my opinion. Two thumbs down for this visit.

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  4. mrmike413

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food at The Block is always top notch. We have dined here several times and have never been disappointed with the food. There were 3 of us last night and, when we arrived, we were informed thata high-top table (which had been requested) was not available. But we were given a table in the corner and that was far better as the bar area was quite noisy. Here's my one complaint. I have noticed in the past that the servers want to hustle you out as quickly as possible. That happened to us last night. After we had begun our entrees the server returned and inquired if everything was good. We told here that the entrees were delicious (they were!). A moment later the server reappeared and, without a word, literally threw the check on the table. No offer of dessert, coffee, another glass of wine. Nothing. We understood why this was done. This restautant has a mandatory 18% gratuity added to the check. So, with that there is absolutely no need for anymore than perfunctory service. So we went somewhere else to complete our meal.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience at this restaurant I ordered chicken and French toast with breakfast potatoes and a side of buffalo sauce the food was really tasty! I also ordered drinks the drink was called say less it was Dusse pineapple juice and lemonade and I had green tea shots all drinks were amazing and strong ! Overall I definitely will return. I picked a great place for brunch for my birthday!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food delicious and fast, attentive service, happy hours drink were good

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  7. Goodfood

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Food was way to salty. Enjoyed the music.

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  8. clarissa

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the server was super friendly. The drinks were really good- I had the mango margarita. I’ll def be back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is just ok, happy hour prices are good. I was just expecting better

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  10. CaronD

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great the food the service and the vibe was top notch

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  11. CToney44

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to the Block to celebrate a milestone with my family. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience from the amazing service of Reese, our server, to the delectable food. We had the following and everything SLAPPED: wings with sweet chili, short rib tacos, short rib fries, shotgun shrimp, braised short ribs, Cajun pasta, and pan seared salmon!! The drinks were also yummy! My uncle from Cali is still raving about this place!! We will be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was outstanding. She was timely and fun.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a business lunch. The waitress was so accommodating and attentive without being intrusive. The food came promptly and was delicious. None except myself had been to the restaurant before and they are still talking about it!

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  14. AsharaS

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Came with family new to Detroit, they enjoyed the experience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a sign on the door that said there was a power outage. I understand extenuating circumstances. I do not understand that the restaurant could not contact its patrons that had reservations and inform them ahead of time.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was great! Service was great! DJ was a whole vibe. Loved it!

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  17. DebbieNP

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here many times and recommend it to friends. Keep up the good work. Kitchen forgot to send out my salad that I substituted for fries but the manager brought it after entree was served. Not a huge deal...

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  18. Philly

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks, waitress was very nice, food came out hot, very good!! Will definitely be back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service is always good here . This my spot lol

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was fantastic! The vibe was amazing, the DJ was great, the staff was awesome. We kept getting offered green tea and white tea shots on the house! We will be back again!

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  21. FondaB

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is always top tier. They are professional yet friendly. Food presentation is always awesome. Establishment is very clean and aesthetically pleasing. Love the shrimp and grits!! They offer salmon and grits as well which is a new menu item that I tried. Fire! Spinach and artichoke dip is soo good. Brunch is always a vibe there as well. Luv it

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time our waitress did an amazing job taking care of us. I was there celebrating my birthday and it was her birthday as well. The vibe was great the DJ did a great job mixing the songs we were singing along. Definitely will be returning.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything went well. Nice restaurant with good ambiance and staff was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Food was great along with prices.

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  24. AntonioA

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the whole experience from beginning to end. This will become a habit

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! The food was 10/10, and our server was extremely loving and accommodating! Thank you so much for the amazing birthday dinner💛

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only thing I didn’t like was the desert fee being $15 if you bring your own . Outside of that the place is a nice vibe the food is good.

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  27. blinkvet

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very sharp looking place. Clean lines. Felt upbeat. The food was excellent but the service was even better. Easy to get to from downtown on the Q line for a great meal before going to see Red Wings hockey. First time there. Looking forward to going back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Block is always a vibe. From the Live DJ at Brunch, to the drinks and of course the food! The spinach dip is my absolute favorite go to for a shareable item! Can’t forget the succulent French toast served with fresh berries paired with chicken wings fried naked. 10 out of 10 experience every time!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was really nice, the food was good. I was so mad they were out of the short rib fry because they are sooo good but the waitress suggested the short rib taco and it did not disappoint. A few of the guests around were really loud and a bit annoying but overall, the block was a really good time.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was nice as always, the Dj plays the right tracks to enjoy the day. I had the shrimp and grits which is typically my go to but the grits was extremely spicy. The grits are cooked with jalapeño cheddar but it was more of a black pepper spicy than cheese. I think it was just a one off with the grits not being that good. However, I would always recommend this place because of the food, drinks and culture.

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  31. DeeB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing , the DJ and atmosphere was great! Loved it

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  32. KarenB

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Everyone enjoyed the food. Service was ok, nothing special. This is the second time I have eaten here and it is very noisy. This time one employee ( had a Block shirt on ) was singing at his table and then came to ours and tried to sing to us. It was a little disruptive to our conversation. Overall this place is very loud and it’s hard to hear the conversation in a group of six. I would go back if they could somehow tone down the noise situation.

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  33. DeborahP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is sooo good. Do yourself a favor and try this spot out.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great dj during brunch on Saturday! This place is amazing and I will be going back!

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  35. MelissaJ

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. Amazing food, live music on the weekends and amazing service! One of my favorite places in the D now.

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  36. TDubb

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and the food was even better My wife enjoyed her food and the live dj

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place to enjoy great food, great service and a vibrant atmosphere.

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  38. JasonA

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In town visiting from Miami and dined here for Sunday brunch. Had Van as our sever and I must say he’s the absolute best. You guys should definitely recognize him at your establishment. He’s was super nice and attentive. Engaged and conversation with him also just an all around solid dude. The food and drinks were very great as well. Had wings, salmon, grits, eggs just to name a few. Whenever I’m in town will be dining here. I made reservations in advance and as soon as we arrived we were greeted and seat. The DJ on Sunday played that 🔥 music and was super cool also.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good, that was the best part! Thank you!

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  40. Coilytop7

    Detroit

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Much better than my first experience. Food came out timely and it tasted very good. I was hoping for a better experience and I was not disappointed. However, hostess and wait staff were good both visits.

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FAQs

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

The Block is rated 4.7 stars by 1004 OpenTable diners.

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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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