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The Block

4.4
4.4
739 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 25 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 739 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for Brunch

  • Detroit

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  3. JN

    JamesNC7

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. DR

    DaveR

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love the block. Great food and great people!!
  5. 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
  6. 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!!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. CO

    CrystalO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed everything about it. The one thing I would have liked to know prior was regarding the "1hr 1/2 seating time limit." Not an huge issue because food/service was timely, however that would have been something I would have like to know prior to coming to the restaurant. If the waitress would not having mention it prior to seating would not have an an idea (unless I missed the fine print when making reservations).
  13. MH

    MeghanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and amazing food! Look forward to returning to try more from the menu!
  14. KT

    KaTa

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great location right on Woodward with accessible street parking nearby. It’s a hip spot with a great happy hour a few days during the week. Food was hot and delicious, drinks were great too
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Be aware. This restaurant charges ALL parties 18% gratuity. The wait staff will not tell you and they claim it’s on their menu (which is a QR Code scan). They stood there and watched me willingly give 20% extra and didn’t say a word. Shameful.
  16. NP

    NickP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Pre-covid, this was a nice restaurant with great food. Yesterday, I had shrimp and grits. It was nowhere near as good as the last time. The grits were cold and the shrimp seemed like cheap, small, frozen grocery store shrimp. The music was so loud that we could not converse. The Block is off of our list.
  17. KM

    KarenM

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved The Block! Excellent and unique menu and great food. Short and easy walk from DSO venue. Suggest reservation because the place was busy on Sunday afternoon. Only downside was the noise, but on Sat and Sunday they have a DJ (and I am old😂). Also have two TVs in bar area to watch sports. Wonderful staff!
  18. KS

    KyraS

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was great visit. Food was perfect and the staff was very nice and accommodating during Sunday Brunch.
  19. JP

    JeanneP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Go elsewhere. Totally not worth it. Ordered a chicken club. What was served was a half of a half of a chicken breast, a large (1") 1/2 slice of unripe tomato, and some romaine ends on toasted white bread smathered with mayo. I started eating the smaller side (the one with only a small piece of chicken) when I noticed there was something seriously wrong with the sandwich. There was no bacon. I waited for the server and ate the mushy sweet potato fries. When we could finally flag him down, he apologized and took the sandwich back. After about 5 minutes a server dropped the plate back off. The kitchen had fried up some bacon and attempted to put it on my half eaten cold, soggy sandwich. I kid you not. The server expressed his disbelief, but made no offer to replace it. The kicker? While paying for our meal, including the awful sandwich, at check out it gives you no indication the 18% gratuity is already added. In fact, twice a screen appears asking of you want to add it. Scammy. Seems like such a busy restaurant could be so much better. The only good thing this restaurant has going for it is the location.
  20. AS

    AsharaS

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday brunch with my husband. Food was good, fresh and well seasoned. Also enjoyed the DJ.
  21. D

    Donna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food and vibe! Customer service was awesome. They offer a variety of food and adult beverages.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a girls’ night out. Meeting for dinner at The Block and the the music of ABBA and the DSO at Orchestra Hall afterwards. The food was great and the experience wonderful. The pacing of the food and drinks was perfect. We didn’t feel rushed. Overall, it was a fantastic evening.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything was very good. People are very friendly and professional
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was very good. Nice ambiance.
  25. M

    Miamie

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Wat too noisy - did not need to be compounded by music. It was almost impossible to talk, but the food and service were very good.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server/barmaid was the best and the food was great
  27. VW

    VWood

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The music a little loud and made conversation difficult and the food took awhile but was very good once it arrived!
  28. m

    mrmike413

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at The Block is consistently good and always so very tasty. We sat at the bar and the service there is always friendly and professional. My only complaint was about the volume of the music. There was a DJ, and she was playing some lively and upbeat music but, for us, it was too loud to be able to hold a conversation. I felt especially sorry for the clients located at the table just below one of the speakers. Loud!
  29. 2

    24681357asdf

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Liked the decor, good food, great service! We went in on a Wednesday early, around 6pm before going to a show. They had a dj and music was way too loud. We had to yell at each other at the table. I could understand if it was later in the evening maybe. I would return but would probably make sure there wasn’t entertainment at the time.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a great time here. Brunch, dinner. Doesn’t matter. I’ve met the owners and didn’t even know they were the owners. That’s how sweet and humble they are. The waiter, Van, phenomenal man. He takes such good care of me and anybody I bring here with me.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Nothing about the menu was brunch, it was too heavy of food to be served that early. Hope that menu changes weekly cause if that’s the regular Sunday brunch menu I won’t come again. Only thing remotely close to brunch were the eggs, they arrived at my table cold 🤦🏾‍♀️
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We noticed that although our order was taken before a lot of others, it took a long time to get chicken and salmon dinners. The food was good but after thinking about the total of my bill(they don’t print out receipts) I noticed that for 2 people they charged 18%! Gratuity. Now this would have been fine if it was stated. I didn’t think you could do this without saying so. I would not have also left a cash tip. But lesson learned.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food! Super service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service at a busy time.
  35. AB

    AutumnB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We have reservations for 6:30 when we got there they were busy. The waitress was nice, came to take our order which took awhile. The manager interrupted her and told her they were not putting in any orders for 10 minutes to let the kitchen catch up. I asked her to please come back as soon as they were because we were going to a concert. We didn't see her or get an updated for another 15-20 minutes, by that time it was too late to wait to order and wait for food. So we left without any food and no one coming to check on us. Cool place with a great DJ, I would have loved to give a good review but it was a bust.
  36. RR

    RoRo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was literally amazing! Food, drinks & vibe!
  37. ID

    IgnoredinDetroit

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We just want to forget the whole experience but feel others should know. Worst service I can recall anywhere. Took over 50 minutes to get our food. First after sitting for 10 minutes with no server appearing, I had to go to the hostess and ask for one. They automatically force you to pay them a tip of 18% (any size party), so you have no recourse to object to their ignoring you for extremely long periods. A manager came by at the end and asked about the service. When told , he said when we came again "It'll be on us." Who would go again? No apology offered. Extremely noisy atmosphere as well.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The waiter was rude in there card machine didn't work
  39. BB

    BrittanyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was a dope experience with great food & great vibes from the DJ. Service was fast, professional & our waiter was awesome.
  40. JW

    JosephW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. The server very attentive. A great conversationalist. Would definitely come back.

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 739 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 25 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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