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Central Kitchen + Bar, Detroit, MI

Central Kitchen + Bar

4.7
4.7
373 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Central Kitchen + Bar features contemporary American cuisine in a casual and welcoming environment. With recognizable bar food serving as the foundation for our menu, our executive chef has given a new spin to the classics, upgrading them with inventive taste combinations using local and seasonal ingredients. Guests will be pleased to see that we have something that appeals to everyone. From the selection of our purveyors of produce and meats, to creating our own infusions for our hand crafted cocktails, we are committed to offering our guests the highest quality products from start to finish.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 963-9000

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christina Stanco

  • Catering

    If you are interested in Central Kitchen + Bar catering an event for you please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com

  • Private party facilities

    If you are interested in hosting a private event at Central Kitchen + Bar please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Cadillac Square and Woodward Ave

  • Parking details

    We offer 2 hour validation parking in the Detroit 2 garage, located off of Congress St. Please ask the host for your validation ticket before leaving the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 373 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Lively

  • Detroit

    Lively

  • Detroit

    American

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  1. AF

    AmberF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding
  2. AR

    AliR

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We liked everything from cocktails to appetizers, and main course. Their calamari in particular was outstanding. Should have reservation for weekends otherwise it might too hard to get a table.
  3. JB

    JosephB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food and location was great! Just wished the server wouldn't have taken our plates from the table while we went to the single restroom...we were not finished eating! :)
  4. J

    Jmgrb

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing, so kind and helpful. The food was great, I had the filet and it was so good!! My partner had the house burger and loved it, and my friend had the filet as well. The only thing that wasn’t the best was my friends partners burger, it was pretty much raw burger and he ordered the same temp as my partner (mid rare). He didn’t want to speak up, so kind of on him. Overall a great e
  5. Y

    Yasmine

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Central Kitchen is typically busy, however we were seated within a reasonable time. Our waiter was attentive and gave good wine suggestions. I’ve been several times and the food is delicious however, this time I wasn’t impressed with the roasted chicken. Overall, no real complaints. I thoroughly enjoy Central Kitchen.
  6. MK

    MaryK

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff ,but especially Norris, makes each visit to Central Kitchen such a wonderful experience!!! It is definitely our go to place. Food is always delicious and service is amazing!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch! First time dining here and brought my in-laws downtown to see the Christmas lights. All 4 of us enjoyed our drinks and meals. Our server was great and the covered patio was cozy!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of 10 to celebrate the holidays - great experience even with large party. Service was exceptional and food fantastic!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is my favorite go-to for fun and ambiance. Sunday brunch is the best!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing - friendly, funny and helpful. Food was sublime.
  12. TA

    TarynA

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Detroit. I recommend everyone try it. Also the best service.
  13. CB

    CarlieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely recommend. Good and service were great. Nice atmosphere.
  14. KC

    KathyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our server Norris couldn’t have been better! Definitely will be coming back.
  15. KF

    KathF

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed appetizers and dinner. We were able to take advantage of the happy hour specials for the apps and wine. Our dinner entrees (chicken sandwich and shrimp tacos) were delicious! We had excellent and personable service. We will come again!
  16. DS

    DonS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great chicken sandwich.
  17. MM

    MoMi

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Where should I even start! This was by far one of the worst experiences I have ever had. We booked a reservation for the patio. When we arrived 10 min early she the rude hostess made us wait as she decided to sit 3 parties (That Did Not Have Reservations) before us on the patio. Once she finally decided to stop ignoring us she showed us to our table......which was on the inside of the restaurant. When I asked why are we being seated in here when we had reservations for the patio. She said that the patio was only a possibility not a guarantee. I asked her why did she seat the 3 other parties on the patio before us, she lied and said they had reservations. My husband told me he heard her ask the other guests if they had reservations and each party said no. We chose not to argue with her and we sat at the table and sat and sat and not one waiter came to our table. So we chose to leave and take our business elsewhere. Very disappointing and outright rude. I will never go to Central Kitchen again.
  18. d

    dinner111

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    CK is always an active place with great food and service. We appreciated the live DJ Friday night for music choices, vibe and controlled volume that still allowed us to have a great conversation.
  19. MS

    MelindaS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Central Kitchen was amazing! The entire staff went above and beyond in accommodating my party and I. My waiter was beyond amazing, she even surprised me with a birthday desert. If you’re on the fence about reserving a table, you should absolutely do it.
  20. D

    Detroiter

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    While the food was excellent and the vibe hip, the entry space was chaotic and the bathroom, which is right next to the front door and podium, did not lock properly, exposing patrons to the restaurant and hallway.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good vibes as always. Norris was amazing.
  22. ML

    MisfitLove

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dining partner and I were blown away with the customer service once we were seated in the bar area. I wish I would have grabbed everyone's name to give them a personal shout out! It's been awhile since I have an an intuitive service that anticipated my dining needs. And you know the food is going to be good when the cook brings it out himself with the BIGGEST smile. He was proud! And rightfully so! The calamari, fig flatbread and tuna bowl were amazing and well portioned. And you can not beat happy hour prices!! We went at 4:30p before a 7pm show at the Fisher Theater. Easy parking, didn't feel rushed and ate more than we needed before we took a 10min drive to the theater. Highly recommend!!
  23. W

    Winewfood

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday Brunch. Service and Food were great .
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was real good and not too much expensive. The service was quick and great as well.
  25. MF

    MichaelF

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food , service and atmosphere were all very good. Definitely will return.
  26. M

    Mrs2018

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall, the experience was nice. Drinks were good but the high table stool was terribly unstable and had me afraid to move too much. The menu was being changed and my original choice was not available, although it was on the menu. Our server, atall gentleman with grey hair and dress, helped me to order something to my liking as I do not eat eggs. The"surf and turf" beef short rib and salmon croquet was heavenly. Our server and the food were the best and I'd definitely go back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and the vibe was chill. We were happy to sit outside as the inside was pretty loud. Its a cool place to be so that nakes sense to me though.
  28. m

    mifoodie

    Denver

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Very good service.Food was average. The setting was ok.
  29. B

    Beanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The heated patio was wonderful! We were the only ones in there for the first half of our dinner, and unfortunately the noise level really picked up once more people joined us. But overall we really enjoyed our experience.
  30. MP

    MetaP

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The staff, the food, and the DJ. The whole atmosphere was amazing. I would definitely go back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food! Champagne bottles were on happy hour special ✅Our server was so cool. We had a blast. We will be back.
  32. E

    mrEdiningman

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for dinner during happy hour ahead of a concert. We found the atmosphere to be alive and electric. The music and vibe made the experience enjoyable. The happy hour specials were great. 1/2 off appetizers and select cocktails. The truffle fries and aioli were delicious…albeit overly plentiful. The calamari and fig flatbread were also good. We’re looking forward to going back and trying more things. The service was fast and friendly as well. If you’re looking for an energetic spot to enjoy dinner and drinks, this is the place for you.
  33. TU

    TheUglyDuckling

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant surprise. A new go-to place for me in Detroit.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and fabulous location. Thank you central kitchen! Another great meal and hands down phenomenal service
  35. T

    Tippie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We went to Central before the Tigers game. It was our first time there and we were impressed with the funky atmosphere/decor. Everything was going well until our food came. We were told that our fries would be out shortly, they weren't ready with our burger and sandwich. Our server neglected us for at least 20 minutes however and we had finished our meal without the fries ($9 per order). He had obviously forgotten but it still took another 5 minutes for them to be brought out. Our server was apologetic and he told us we wouldn't be charged for them. We were satisfied with that. Unfortunately, they were included on the bill. We told another employee about the situation and he said it would be corrected. After another long delay and some bogus issue with my credit card, it was eventually sorted out. Even though we had plenty of time earlier, we almost missed the start of the game. The food was great and we would probably recommend Central to friends but it was just a weird experience overall.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have excellent service, low wait times, and an amazing time with my friends here!
  37. MK

    MaryK

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch around with the best employees. Food is totally delicious!
  38. L

    Lhennessy

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great meal! Loved the salmon flatbread for brunch. Our server Nina was fantastic! Great spot!
  39. KD

    KristyD

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was very happy with our dining experience. Being that we had a reservation for 10 people, I wasn’t sure what to expect when we got to the restaurant. I thought there might be a short wait to be seated. Our table was set up before we arrived and we were taken right to the table after checking in. Drinks, food, and service were very good. Our meal was relaxed and everyone enjoyed catching up over dinner. I will be back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food, great atmosphere, good service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Central Kitchen + Bar using the Order Online button. Central Kitchen + Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 963-9000.

Central Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 373 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 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Central Kitchen + Bar

660 Woodward Ave Ste 4A, Detroit, MI 48226-3586

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cadillac Square and Woodward Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer 2 hour validation parking in the Detroit 2 garage, located off of Congress St. Please ask the host for your validation ticket before leaving the restaurant.

  • Executive chef

    Christina Stanco

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (313) 963-9000

  • Catering

    If you are interested in Central Kitchen + Bar catering an event for you please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com

  • Private party facilities

    If you are interested in hosting a private event at Central Kitchen + Bar please reach out to Kristy Cook at kristy@centraldetroit.com

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