The Block

4.4
350 reviews
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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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DP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at The Block was such a delightful experience! I met a friend for an early dinner and a glass of wine and we enjoyed everything about it...the atmosphere, service and most importantly the food! I had the shrimp and grits which were delicious - I think that dish is my new favorite!

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DM
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to the Block. The waiter and the food were great. We both had dinner salads which were filling. They we good at getting us out on time for the DSO concert. We went back after the show for desserts. The German Chocolate cupcakes were wonderful. We will be back.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted with kindness by the host. Ms. Tracey was our server. She was so sweet and down to earth. She felt like family. We started off with the Brussel sprouts and bacon. Delicious! We then ordered a Pomegranate Mule and the Block Punch. Delicious! For dinner we ordered the macaroni and cheese as well as the shrimp & grits. The food was pleasing to our eyes and amazingly delicious.

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LP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect for theatre or symphony. Food good as usual. A little noisy, but hey, it was Friday night!!

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The block is the perfect restaurant to pick berfore going to the DSO. Located on Woodward one block from the symphony.

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GB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We often lunch there after the DSO concerts. The staff is friendly, the food is very good. The noise level at lunch time can be a bit too high but it's better than some.

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MA
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Again service was slow. Our drinks took 30 minutes to be delivered to our table. We had to ask our waiter what happened to our drinks and then the drinks were delivered. My husband ordered Bombay Sapphire gin on the rocks. He said his drink did not taste like Bombay Sapphire gin. It took a long time for our food order to be delivered also. There definitely was not enough help working.

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f
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I love going to The Block after the DSO. The food is excellent, as well as the cocktails. We really feel comfortable in the general atmosphere. It has been our experience that the wait staff is excellent. Sesaly was our server this time. She was welcoming and gracious. She also took the time to make recommendations and, thus, make us feel special. It is always very busy after the symphony, but she handled the influx of diners in a professional and efficient manner.

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TD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

This is my second visit to The Block because I enjoyed it so much the first time. However, the service was slow, inefficient, and unprofessional. My crab dip appetizer was very good, but They did not have the flat bread for their dishes but didn’t let me know until I had waited for it for 15 minutes. When my salmon came out, it was over cooked to the point it was hard and dry and not edible. The manager was very apologetic and removed the cost of the meal, and I left still hungry. Never again.

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TF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Hostess at the door were very nice, food was excellent, & atmosphere was wonderful. Our waitress was ok. Felt like she didn’t do much because she already knew what her tip was because of the party of eight automatically pays. She never refilled our waters, taking things off the table without asking if we were done, didn’t ask if we needed anything & didn’t smile much. Overall experience was excellent

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H
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Server kept walking past our table even after we tried to get her attention. Upon bringing it to her attention that she was ignoring us she was not apologetic she did not care. I guess she saw me looking for a manager and then her attitude changed. Could have been more menu options for $35 a piece but it was beautiful and very nice

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch was perfect. The food was tasty although it was a buffet.

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother’s Day brunch and it was amazing! My family and I were so pleased. The shrimp and grits were so good. The ambiance was perfect!

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TB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Van, was outstanding. Very polite and kind and was excellent. The food and value were AMAZING. The best Mac and Cheese I have ever had, along with the fried pickles.

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SH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A nice neighborhood bar/restaurant. Prices reasonable for the quality of food. Great service and fast food arrival.

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BA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess accommodated us by making sure we were seated at a table that had comfortable chairs. Our server immediately made us feel welcomed! She was attentive and friendly! Food was delicious and came to us promptly. We will definitely return. It is a great spot before the symphony. We parked once and then were able to easily walk to Orchestra Hall! Thank you

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SC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was just wonderful. My wife and I have been here a couple of times previously and each time the servers have been outstanding and all have had a great sense of humor. Food is excellent and affordable.

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KZ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good bar food, excellent service, convenient location.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Will be back with bigger group and recommended to everyone !

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were going to the DSO for a performance, so we wanted to stay in the area. We noticed The Block has availability, so we decided to book! We’ve never heard of The Block, however, the menu looked great and we love trying new places! When we arrived, our table was ready as expected and it was a high top near the bar. The decor and ambience of the restaurant was great! We were greeted by our server, Tracy, and she was amazing! Great job! We ordered the poutine fries, salmon entree and shrimp and grits. While everything tasted okay, it lacked seasoning which was disappointing because it all looked amazing. I wish there was a little bit more flavor to the dishes or I would have given 4-5 stars for food. Overall, it was a good dinner with great service. We will definitely try again.

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Block is a MUST before a DSO performance! We love to come before a concert and love the quality and quantity of delicious food and drink we get during The Block's Happy Hour! Super salads as well with the freshest ingredients, luscious mac and cheese, juicy portabello and salmon burgers with crispy fries and Hamm's Draft for a buck.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place. Tracy our waitress was fun.

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PK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is excellent and so is the ambiance! There were 4 of us and we all loved our food. I will be going back soon! I highly recommend The Block!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with my husband & (2) teenage kids. Entire staff was friendly helpful and professional. Our server, Tracy, was wonderful. The food was great. Wonderful, festive ambiance. We had a terrific time together as a family. We will definitely be back!

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BD
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very accommodating when we had to make updates to the count in our reservation. Staff was extremely friendly and genuinely excited to share the food and drinks on the menu with everyone. Service was quick and thoughtful. Had the mac and cheese and the portions were huge. Family love the appetizers. Good local beer.

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K
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good. German chocolate cupcakes were divine!

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TL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! My servers, Sharday (sp) and Tracy, were attentive and a joy to meet.

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent! We will absolutely be back!

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! The loaded short rib fries had me asking if short rib was available as an entree. My wife & I ordered the Smokehouse Burger & a Salmon Blt to share as we always do when we try new places & both were incredible! 5stars

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LC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Too noisy and slow service. Food was good. Convenient to DSO

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Drinks were phenomenal. Brussel sprouts app very good. Stuffed chicken was ok. Skin was not crispy. Greens were way way too salty. Strawberry short cake was very good.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was extremely good and the shrimp appetizer ordered was excellent. We had a great server who was very professional. We were seated immediately and did not have to wait long for our order. This was my third visit and I’m telling everyone how amazing it s.

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KP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service!!! First food choice was not to my liking but the server switched it without a problem. Second choice was excellent!!!

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SE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted at the door. Pushing reservation time for table of 6 @ 6:30. Manager was quick to bus & set up table. Water & drink order.
I had the Portabella Burger on Crandberry Nut Bread w Sweet Potato Fries. Everyone enjoyed their meal & great service.
Enough time to walk to DSO for 8:00 performance. Have already recommended to friends, we will return.
Good Management!

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CN
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food is delicious! Great start to an evening with the DSO!

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AW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this restaurant and don’t get to visit as often as I like. The menu changes and always has delicious options and everything that I had the pleasure of trying was delicious. The service was great for a busy night and my friend and I more than enjoyed ourselves!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and beverages were delicious, the staff was fantastic, especially the friendly hostess who remembered my name and wished us a good evening as we left.

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came to the Block before a concert at Little Cesar’s Arena. I made a reservation a day or so before through Open Table. When we checked in with the hostess, they did not have our name down for a reservation so we had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. Not sure what happened between the app and restaurant. But it was frustrating to have to wait when we had a reservation. Once seated, service was good and the value and portion of the food was great. We were there during happy hour. So the four of us got a beer, burger, and fries for a great deal. Vegetarian options for my cousin and aunt. Food was really good. Would recommend friends to come here. Especially during happy hour!

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RB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was as good as ever and the service is always friendly.

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JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were excellent. My only disappointment was I requested a low top table and we were placed at a high top.

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