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Small Plates

4.3
671 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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About

In Greece they have Mezze. In Spain they call it Tapas. In China they have Dim Sum. Italy has Antipasti. And in America, we have Small Plates- a uniquely communal dining experience where the only thing more stimulating than the culinary collision of flavors in our signature dishes is the company of those around you. Unbound by the limitations of regional flavor or color, Small Plates offers the palette a selection of cuisine as diverse as America itself.

Welcome to Small Plates. Our story began over a decade ago in Detroit, MI. Small Plates was the first restaurant of its kind in the United States and still possesses the federal trademark to our name and concept. We seek not only to serve our native Detroit, but also to carry exceptional cuisine and the spirit of this great city across the nation. Demonstrating quality in untapped culinary genres and reinventing ourselves along the way, Small Plates has never lost our vision of where we've come from or where we’re going.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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(313) 963-0702
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4.3
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4.4
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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vipgwc333 (London)
4.0
Dined on August 2, 2017

Small Plates is a favourite of mine. Thanks to Brandon and the team for looking after me. See you on my next visit

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on July 28, 2017

Extremely slow! Food was good but took way too long for small plates dining. Many dirty tables around us also

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vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on July 22, 2017

Had a group of 5 ordered 10-12 plates for group everything was very good. Fish tacos were awesome. Only negative it was very warm in there maybe something was wrong with ac.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
1.0
Dined on July 19, 2017

The restaurant was busy, not enough wait staff. Orders were forgotten, It took us asking 3 people for water and plates to finally receive them, when the water did come, the waiter just filled our empty pop glasses. The food was poor. The fried tomatoes were bland, the poke bowl was rice with some tuna and about 3 ounces of soya sauce, and The mac and cheese was taste less . We remember it being a much better restaurant. The waiter tried to make up for, all the problems,but he fell short.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on July 19, 2017

Food and service was wonderful. The White pizza has become my all time favorite. So many items to choice from. One of my favorites in the city. Can't wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on July 15, 2017

We made reservations after looking on line for gluten free options. We were very disappointed that the waitress wasn't very knowledgeable about what was gluten free and didn't seem to take it very seriously. Probably won't go back. The meals we got were good and the overall selection was nice.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
3.0
Dined on July 14, 2017

I wanted to celebrate my sisters birthday. I told them it was her birthday and even called in advanced. We didn't get to the desert. It took an hour to get our food. We asked for well done lamb chops and the they served them rare. I was disappointed with the chicken and waffles. The chicken was bland and the waffles were bricks. The only thing that made our night were the sweet potato fries. They were good.

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vipgwc333 (London)
4.0
Dined on July 11, 2017

Small Plates is apparently one of Detroits old favourites - but we had not heard of it. But it is worth popping in for some amazing small plates! Great beer and wine too.

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KellyW (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2017

Small plates never disappoints. Staff are always friendly and attentive and food and drinks come out timely and tasting delicious.

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vipRandizzle64 (Detroit)
4.0
Dined on July 8, 2017

When you stop and think about it, Small Plates has been downtown for a long time, back when that area was not as comfortable to hang around. The fact that it still thrives says quite a bit. Half the fun is negotiating which of the many choices the table will end up with. Even with two of us, there was discussion narrowing the many choices down to the five we ended up with. Our favorite was the duck lettuce wraps, but the chicken and waffles, ribs, and tuna poke were all quite good. I was a bit disappointed with the lamb chops, which is supposed to be a staple per my understanding. Overall a very good experience.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Cross street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(313) 963-0702
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Catering
We are not only a full service restaurant that provides a unique cuisine in a very innovative design space we also have the ability to provide amazing catering options.
We currently do not have a specific catering menu but meet with each of our guest to create and provide a customized menu and an exceptional event package
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine