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Central Kitchen + Bar, Detroit, MI
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Central Kitchen + Bar

4.6
4.6
407 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

19:00


Booked 51 times today

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  • 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

  • Area

    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.

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What 407 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Hot spot

  • Detroit

    Hot spot

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was courteous and friendly. Our waiter was fabulous. The food was terrific. Highly recommend!
  2. EB

    ElaineB

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Been here many times and loved it but this time was disappointing Terrible service all of our food ( 4 people)was disappointing. Presentation of the food was sad. We will not be back :(
  4. H

    Hannkc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We did have to wait 30 minutes with a reservation, but the food was good and we were served quickly once sat. We visited on a Sunday and there was a DJ playing good throwback jams! Not a quiet brunch spot.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere and interior design. Noisy and lively heated patio. I love the modern look to this place. Our server forgot about us and our requests quite a few times….we waited a bit for our mimosa refills, never came back with our hot sauce, and didn’t ask how everything was when we got our food. The omelet was bland but the potatoes were delicious. The menu looks great but Wish they had more gluten free options. Will probably come back next time and grab a drink or 2 at the bar. Will go elsewhere for food
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food didn’t take too long. Sever was great! Nothing was overly priced. Great experience !
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was amazing! The waiter forgot almost everything we ordered, served two tables that came in after us before getting over. Forgot appetizer and brought it at the end of the meal and had an attitude when we turned it away. Just a jerk. Tip was put on bill. Let’s just say we didn’t add an additional tip. No Karen’s in the group, just a nice group of people who went out for a nice meal. I don’t know what his deal was.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple holiday break brunch with a coworker before resuming work that Monday. Wonderful staff, great food, and even better mimosas.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for a double date night and the service, food and everything was impeccable. The waiter was great and offered great menu selections. The food had tons of flavor. Definitely 10/10.
  10. US

    UsualSuspect

    Detroit

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food and drinks were well-prepared and arrived at the table rather promptly. We also had a good server, backed up by her team. Of particular disappointment though, was making a specific reservation for Standard (not outdoor) seating and then being seated on the outdoor patio. It appeared that walk-ins were being given the indoor tables.
  11. S

    Shaywar

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food, mimosas, and server were great. The only regret is that I reserved an outdoor space and was seated inside.
  12. MK

    MaryK

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, delicious food and outstanding service!!!!
  13. J

    Jenna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Kind staff, beautiful atmosphere and good food — it’s a really nice spot, whether you’re looking for drinks or a meal!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and drinks
  15. BD

    BrownsDawg

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food and nice experience. A little too crowded
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Stopped by for something close to the ice skating rink. Easy to make reservations online and was seated immediately upon arrival. Great food but very limited selection.
  18. JB

    JenniferB

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved and food and view. Had a great time eating at Central Kitchen prior to visiting the tree and shopping in Campus Martius Park.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Before a show at the Fox
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Hostess was incredibly rude and intolerant of our questions about putting our children’s table close to our table. The children’s waiter was incompetent. Delivering their food without any napkins or silverware. I had to go to the bar to ask for napkins and silverware. Our waitress said she was going to send the manager over to discuss the terrible service and the manager never showed up. AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE !!!!
  21. KV

    KaraV

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great drinks and food! Atmosphere and ambiance in the patio was perfect! Friendly and attentive service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  23. JS

    JSDBSPH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Came for my graduation brunch from WSU! Very fun environment and nice for taking pictures. Food matches the price and is a great way to try new things.
  24. DM

    DerekM

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing brunch. Very flavorful and great venue. Ensure you make reservations!
  25. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was okay— but I made a reservation yet we still had to or 15 min to be seated. And then when we say down in the middle of our food they asked you to move our seats and took our plates to another table.. kind of frustrating and unprofessional to me
  26. DS

    DeniseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first visit. Won't be my last. Thank you for the experience.
  27. KB

    KarenB

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Service was good, wait person was attentive and quick to respond to requests. Two burgers, one medium rare and one medium were both under cooked. Still tasted good but not as expected.
  28. RD

    RDH99

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Had reservations here last night before an 8 pm show at the Fox. Had the chicken sandwich and house chips , was very good. Wife had the Roasted chicken, was good but not worth the menu price. Service was excellent and drinks were good . Overall good experience but nothing to write home about . Probably wouldn’t eat here again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a special occasion or pre-event dining in Detroit. Brunch was fantastic and service was exceptional!! Will return!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent value for downtown venue! Food was great and service was friendly and attentive. I would definitely eat at Central again. Wish they had more gluten sensitive options for brunch.
  31. AS

    AshS

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was great. Food was just ok. One of my friends sent back the salmon dish, $30 for minimal amount of food. The chef should be ashamed to offer and serve the salmon dish. I had vegetarian tacos they were ok, nothing special. It was very loud and with 6 people in a booth I could only talk to the person directly across or next to me.
  32. W

    Walker

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My omelet was very good but the chicken and waffles lacked flavor. The chicken was very under seasoned. The music was too loud. You could barely hear the person across the table. Atmosphere was lively. Service was very good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great server. Knew the menu well and took good care of use. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.
  34. AF

    AmberF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding
  35. AR

    AliR

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    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.
  36. JB

    JosephB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 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! :)
  37. J

    Jmgrb

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 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
  38. Y

    Yasmine

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 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.
  39. MK

    MaryK

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 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!!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 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!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

    • Waiting staff 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 4.6 stars by 407 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 51 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

  • Area

    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

  • 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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