Danny J's Brick Tavern

4.4
33 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Immerse yourself in the ultimate dining experience with Danny J’s Brick Tavern. Enjoy affordable, delicious, classic American cuisine, a wide selection of spirits and craft brews, as well as some of Michigan’s finest live entertainment.

Danny J's brick Tavern is a two-story restaurant, with two full bars, a wood-fired pizza oven, and a fully equipped 2nd floor performance stage! We also host private events and offer offsite catering!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Brunch 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Monday - Wednesday - Dinner 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday - Dinner 4:00 pm–1:00 am
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Phone number
(586) 991-0407
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Gregg Lada
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cass and Auburn
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Entertainment
Please check our Website & Facebook for Weekly Entertainment Schedule!
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 33 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Brandon was an excellent server and bartender.

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J
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there and we enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Will definitely be going back.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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PL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best part is they separate the live music from the bar so you can actually have a conversation without screaming.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and cool decor! Will be back!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

This was are first time and last time at Danny Js. The bang bang shrimp was good and so was the sandwich we ordered. Everything was going good until we received our check. While we were waiting for our CC to come back we witnessed a waitress who was redoing her hair in the kitchen...not only once but multiple times running her fingers through her hair and try to put it in a ponytail. On top of it after several minutes of disbelief no hand washing was done either. To make matters worse the chef at the pizza oven was playing with his phone while leaning his uncovered arms on the prep area and again no hand washing. This was the same employee who sneezed in that area when we first sat down. Lets just say we didn’t order pizza for a reason. We are happy we didn’t see any of this before ordering but couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

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C
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the Chop Chop salad and traditional pizza. The salad was a little spicier than anticipated but good.
The pizza was very good. Drinks were well priced. Staff was very attentive. Definitely going back

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A
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was awesome. The meatloaf was great paired with the Blonde house beer.

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CP
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Father's Day was good..Bloody Mary bar was different. Would go back on a less busy day.

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L
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their Sunday brunch bar! You can have breakfast where they offer all sorts of good eats along with made to order omelettes or you can have lunch with salad, chicken and veggies. Whenever my daughter comes in from California, we always make sure to dine here. The wait staff is friendly and the owner on more than one occasion has allowed me to add another guest just a day or two before my reservation. They often have a solo guitarist playing for ambience. He is never overpowering where you would need to shout over his music. It's really quite a nice experience. Prices are reasonable considering the choices you have and I've never had a bad experience here. You won't be disappointed. Thank you Danny Js for always providing a wonderful dining experience.

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S
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive service, wide variety of well priced casual options on the menu, Well beyond normal "tavern" fare. Appealing interior. Parking is a little bit of an issue, particularly with other events going in the downtown area.

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LH
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and waitstaff. Many of our family hadn't ate at Danny J's and were very happy with the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Tasha was a down to earth, attentive, knowledgeable and extremely sweet girl. The owner and hostess were very warm and welcoming. It was Happy Birthday celebration and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the exceptional service. Danny J’s wings were some of the best wings we ever had (Parmesan, ranch and mild sauce coating). We cannot remember the exact name of the sauce, but those were the ingredients. The only reason I gave 4 stars for food was the Au Jus lacked some saltiness and my husband’s prime rib sandwich was just a tiny bit tough. But, these were minor details. The overall experience was very positive and we will definitely be returning. Please make sure to order the skillet chocolate chip cookie. It was superb!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went during happy hour at 5:30pm with a group of 5 for my mom’s bday. She was looking forward to doing country line dancing upstairs at 6:30pm. We ordered food a little before 6pm, and our food didn’t come out until 6:40pm. I had to wait on the server at the bar in order to get my table to cash out at 7pm. Needless to say, we didn’t make the line dancing class because by the time everything was said and done, it was 7:15pm. My mom was very disappointed. We ordered beef tips, 2 pastas, lettuce wraps, soup and salad, and a burger. We were one of 3 tables in the bar when we placed our order. Food was average at best and missed the mark. The server/bartender was fine, but because we had to keep asking for stuff like waters and straws and our bill, I marked service down.

Big major issue - we came during happy hour and couldn’t order happy hour because we didn’t sit at the bar top. I’ve never had this issue at any bar or restaurant I went too before as long as I sat in the bar area. Our table was literally right next to the bar. I frequent happy hours, and I would never come to this happy hour or this bar again.

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SM
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Worst dining experience. Went for the Sunday brunch, the brunch buffet was empty, took them forever to refill with fresh food and when they did it was minimal. Those that ordered off the menu, their orders took forever. Mgr. Came to the table, offered numerous excuses and made half hearted attempt to make things right but it wasn't enough. I was treating my family and was utterly embarrassed. Pass this one by folks, a complete rip off.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mother’s Day Brunch

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Heard of the Brunch option on the radio, thought we would try it out for Mothers Day, and was very, very pleased!! The food selection was great, nicely presented, attentive staff, and everything was delicious! Even our 14 year old son was impressed which is no small feat.

Will be going back.

Thank you

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KD
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The Sunday Brunch for mother’s day was not up to par. We were the first people in at 10.00AM. The Brunch was not ready. Then when we went up to get our food, all the food was cold. The meat dish’s were cold and dry.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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KD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Called ahead to reserve a table. It was ready when we got there. Food was delicious 😁

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

People were awesome. So was the service and food. Will be back

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H
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

Disappointed in the Prime Rib Taste and looked like it was prepackage and warmed up on the grill and the slab ribs taste like there left overs from the night before had the refrigerator taste and dry. Sorry Danny J's

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D
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here and everything was excellent! Food looked and tasted great. Staff was attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back!

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D
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!! Try it you’ll like! We will go again

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went here for Easter brunch- it was our first time & weren't too certain what to expect. Given their limited space, they do a very good job of providing some variety, and everything I had was fresh & well prepared. The chicken & waffles and biscuits & gravy were delicious ( next time I will fast for a few days before going). My mimosa was a little flat. Service was attentive & pleasant. There was a solo guitarist/ singer which suited the venue very well. The only off-note was that the posted price for Sunday brunch was $14/ person, when the bill came it was $22/ person for Easter brunch which may have been posted somewhere, but it wasn't online that I could find, nor evident on site. Good choice if you're hungry, looking for a casual spot where you can have a conversation.

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DH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I will never go again and I have been telling everyone I know the horrible experience. We went for Easter Brunch. No where did we see a different price for Easter so we thought it was the normal $14pp. Management did nothing about the mix up. We were charged $22pp. For that price I would have gone to a much nicer place with broader brunch and desert options. Was a total rip off.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great.

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GN
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Made a reservation, very accommodating BUT specifically called and told restaurant we were coming there for Birthday party and the dueling pianos. Made reservations at 7 so we could have good seating for piano bar at 8. These are two different rooms, no one let us know we could just go upstairs and eat in the piano bar room. $5.00 cover for piano bar and if you are not up front the room is long and narrow so you are not as involved

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Definitely will come back!
With that said my choice of dinner really disappoint me, i order the one of the special of the day sandwich of shrimp, which was really really lame 😔 and Im not a picker eater, my husband have the pizza which was really good, but i regret my choice unfortunately. The beer of the house was great, (lager) and the service was immaculate, great hostess and our servers were super attentive and nice. Live music give a wonderful touch to a regular saturday night dinner.
Im looking forward to go back definitely taking a triple look at the menu.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very kind and friendly manager. Service and food was great! Will definitely be back!!

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RB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for classic rock concert on Thursday with the Detroit rock city kiss tribute venue was great and food will be back!! Pleasant staff as well.

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MM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

KISS band was awesome. Seating was great. Our server was very attentive.

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j
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Others had Pizzas and Drunk Chicken in our group . Both were excellent they said.. Would like to see a couple more Vegetarian option but a great time by all. Will be back.

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