The Block

4.3
522 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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vipABRAHAM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick brunch as I was headed back to DC, but I have another cool brunch spot when visiting my hometown!

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MsMeca
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything is good to eat, we had a minor setback with the mac and cheese. Normally it's very delicious and my husband and cousin enjoy their punch

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SamA
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went for brunch on our anniversary. Food was great, the people were great, the noise…..too load but fun atmosphere.
We will be back for a dinner experience. Love the shrimp and grits.

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BrianS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Staff were very friendly.

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Amber
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

I have been to The Block a few times before the pandemic. Their food is good along with the ambiance. Dining out today I understand the magnitude that covid has had on the restaurant business. However Saturday evening I had a 4:15 pm reservation for a party of three. My party and I were running a few minutes behind. We arrived at the restaurant at 4:21. The hostess informed us that our table was no longer available. I asked what was the grace period, she informed me ten minutes. I was confused because it have been 6mins. Now I take full responsibility for being late, that's on me. However, we are here now. I asked if we could sit at the bar and we were informed no, due to the kitchen being backed up and limited staff. No other accommodations or suggestions were made. So as not to hold up people coming in behind us we left. I called the restaurant and requested to speak to a manager, as I'm not happy with the interaction. The same hostess answers the phone and asks about the issue. After explaining what occurred, she says we can be seated in 15mins. Now I'm frustrated because had we been told that upon arrival, and prior to leaving, we would have stayed and patronized this business. My party and I ended up dining elsewhere. I probably won't be returning to The Block.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place, waitress was a bit stabdoffish but the food was really good.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu was varied and the food was excellent....

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Mimi
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Like many restaurants badly in need of more staff. Staff who waited on us was very accommodating and eager to please. Our meals were not fancy but we enjoyed them - pear and fennel salad, chicken Caesar salad, Cali burger. Very convenient for pre or post DSO performances - one block from Orchestra Hall. Best to make a reservation.

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MaryAnn
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Block always honors our reservation time and the service is outstanding!!!

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JessicaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot--delicious food, good vibes, friendly staff. Couldn't ask for more

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Disappointediner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Cajun pasta was swimming in grease. The "fluffy" French toast was far from fluffy and dry and flavorless. The wings has barely any meat on them and they was way over cooked. Our appetizer came out with our food as did a neighboring table's as well. We had to pay $10 to park and I have never been to a restaurant were they include gratuity on check for 2 people. We do not recommend this restaurant.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both outstanding. We’ll be back again and again.

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Ibfly
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious. Manager was very personable. Wish more seats had backs instead of just stools.

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wills
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Wednesday special of the whole broasted chicken for 20 bucks and it was amazing!

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JorelR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Great amazing food but my date was ruined because we could not hear each other talk, music was outrageously loud.

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JoanG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at The Block. Everyone was exceptional and the food was extremely flavorful. They were even kind enough to recognize I'd forgotten my phone and promptly held it for me. It was available for pick up after close! I cannot wait to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I absolutely loved my food all 3 times I have been there. The Dj’s have been really on point. If you don’t like loud music and party this might not be your spot. The hostesses have been very pleasant. The manager is attentive and very involved in ensuring food is delivered fresh and hot. My only complaint would be the level of customer service from the bartender. Her rudeness and lack of care about her service is a complete put off. I had a pleasant experience when this specific bartender was off. It wasn’t just me it was like 6-8 customers around me said the same thing. Shared with management and I hope they listened.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was very attentive to our needs. We never had to ask for our cups to be refilled. The server was pleasant and provided us enough information pertaining to the food/drink options.

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Daveandjulie
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped for a quick bite prior to concert. Great food and great people.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, waitress was super nice and the drinks were yummy. Cool ambience and not too loud

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Kayyyyy
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

It’s a little over priced for brunch but it’s cool

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Slow service. Probably due to staff shortage. But, there were a lot of people who seemed to work there, hanging around in the kitchen. (It's open to partial view.) Our waitress was friendly/sassy, but, poorly trained in terms of customer service. After we'd waited for our food for about 20 - 25 minutes (It was @ 7:40), waitress stopped by to tell us it would be ready soon, she said because the kitchen is about to close, they want to go home. The restaurant closes at 9:00. The entrees are limited. Salmon prepared 3 ways. That's it for fish. Shrimp n grits, mac n cheese, braised short ribs, chicken. These are the sides - french fries, sweet fries, mac n cheese and salad. Overpriced. Mac n cheese was $18 and it was terrible. It's the convenient location that keeps this place busy (Midtown, theaters/shows, on Woodward, etc.), can't be the food or service.

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CraigM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great time! We'll return soon for more fun.

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Vicc
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The block is definitely a vibe. I went there with my friends for Sunday brunch and we had a blast. Great food, great drinks, great time. My only complaint was the service. I think they were short staffed that day but I ended up having to ask the hostess who our server was because nobody had come to take our drink order or anything for about 20min. When we asked for our bills, she didn’t ask us if we wanted separate bills she just put everything on one bill. When we asked her to separate she came back with completely messed up bills and didn’t separate anything correctly. That was a headache and we ended up having to stay another 30min because of that. I’m hoping the waitress was just new or something because we’ll be back.

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grnwdkrn
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Very attentive staff, great music and excellent food!

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Kenisha
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Awesome customer service and I will return

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snkdg4
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was good, atmosphere was great. Service was not so great, but understandable due to the staffing issues that we are all facing. What was unfortunate is that I was overcharged on my bill. I was in a rush to make it to a concert, so I did not realize it until I was already gone.

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SandyK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We appreciated being seated promptly. The host and server were very friendly and accommodating. The food was good, not fancy or great but just what my college-aged child wanted, which is why we chose the Block. It's close to him at Wayne State University - I'm sure he'll visit again with friends!

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vipshoneC
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem, cool unpretentious vibe. You get a relaxed yet artistic feel once you step inside. Food was hot and delicious! Everything exceeded my partner and I expectations. Will return!

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vipHeatherR
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a great restraunt in a wonderful location. the food and drinks are fantastic! We had dinner and drinks on Friday night and enjoyed everything. The service took a little while, but this is understandable with covid understaffing issues. I would recommend dinner at The Block.

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RosalindH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Customer service needs attention. Bartender was also the waitress, server. Bartender wasn't rude but attitude was definitely present.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traffic was really bad, but we called and said we would be 15 minutes late and they didn’t mind at all. Very nice and accommodating.

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Pammie
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great location, drove up from Toledo. Love the environment, the was good. Thumbs up for the food. Music 🎵🎶🎶 much to loud. Suggestion have a 50+ jazz brunch.

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RaeE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken and French toast was amazing, I’m happy they serve this all day

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Niecymae
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was super attentive. Bertrus was Awesome!!!. Our food was absolutely Scrumptious!! Definitely will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
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.

FAQs

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

The Block is rated 4.3 stars by 522 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.