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Dogwoods Kitchen and Bar, Pontiac, MI

Dogwoods Kitchen and Bar

4.4
4.4
70 reviews
$30 and under
American
Dogwoods Kitchen and Bar is inspired by Chef Oscar Gonzalez who has always had a love for food and community.



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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mexican, Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (248) 289-3334
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Detroit

    Neighbourhood gem

70 Reviews
  1. CamilleP

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were glad to see Dogwoods is now serving brunch. The menu is unique, and we enjoyed everything we tried.

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  2. GinaW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We didn't get menus for 10 minutes. Our waitress didn't acknowledge us for about 15 minutes. We didn't get our drinks for about 40 minutes. Then they were closing up for the day and the waitress finally noticed that an hour later we didn't receive our food. She was basically sitting on her phone behind the bar the entire time, but blamed the kitchen for everything. My mom and I got our food at about an hour and 15 minutes after arriving. My husband didn't even get his food. We were upset so we just said forget it. We didn't get any silverware, no refills, and the waitress maybe came to our table twice besides the last time when she dropped off the bill that had an auto gratuity for 3 people for 20%. An auto grat for non-attentive service? Are you kidding? We saw the manager and I explained the situation and he flatly said he was sorry and said they're busy and removed the auto grat. We would understand that it waa busy if the waitress wasn't standing by her phone the whole time in our line of sight. Completely unacceptable and it is clear the manager doesn't even care. Who goes to a restaurant and then has to go home and make something to eat?

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    It took 40 minutes for our drinks to come! We got there at 1:45 and didn’t leave until almost 4! there were only two of us. The food was warm not hot and for taking over an hour it should have been hot.

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  4. KeairaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved everything about the restaurant. The food was amazing. My waitress was amazing. It is a hidden gem. I will be back very soon and very often! 

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  5. BriK

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited this restaurant with my mother on Mother's Day! Despite it being busy due to various people being present to celebrate Mother's Day, we received excellent service. Our server was pleasant and attentive. The manager was present and interactive with customers. The food was delicious! We had the Nashville chicken & waffles. Very clean. Loved the decor & ambiance! We will definitely be back!

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  6. Ja6466

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had my sons graduation party there and everything was excellent Thank you to the entire dogwoods team for making everything so wonderful

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, I really like this place but I feel like they need to work on their service. For example, both times I made a reservation, when I got there they didn’t have my table set up, nor did they even have my reservation recorded, and I did it through OpenTable and even showed them the text confirmation. Was just there yesterday and our reservation was for 530 and we didn’t get seated until 550 and we had to ask to sit down because they were still setting tables up. It was all very disorganized. Furthermore, there were barely any guests in the restaurant, so not sure what is going on. Then we had to ask to get a waitress so we could order some drinks. The bartender did not know how to make a martini with a twist so that had to be sent back. All of our food was excellent and the drink prices are outstanding and we will be back, however , I feel like there needs to be more of a sense of urgency when people are arriving with reservations and the weight staff needs to be a more prompt. We really enjoyed talking with Oscar the owner. He is very kind and friendly. I posted a good review on my Facebook page in hopes of drawing more business for the restaurant as I am a local food blogger. Just need to tighten up the service. PS my Nashville hot was the best ever!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is so nice to have another brunch place to mix it up a bit. This was my families first time here and we will be back! Food was wonderful, drinks were on the cheaper end and very tasty. The server was knowledgeable and full of recommendations. Brunch was lovely. Thank you so much. We will be back!

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  9. DiningDiva

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always amazing. Great craft cocktails too. And the price is right!! Bonus: Live music on weekends!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service and food. They could use more than a one person bathroom for a place that size.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service!

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  12. HockeyMomOf2

    Detroit

    47 reviews

    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was fabulous but our service was terrible. Waited 15 minutes for our cocktails to arrive. They came after our appetizer. One of our cocktails, a Manhattan, came wrong - sent it back. When the new drink came it still was wrong. They did not know how to make a Manhattan. The Cabernet was old - very disappointed.

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  13. MichaelC

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked a table for 6, and it was ready when we walked in. The restaurant was not very busy. Maybe half capacity. We ordered our first round of drinks. These took 45 min to be served. This was the only issue we experienced. The rest of the meal came out as expected. The food was cooked well. Nothing that stood above anywhere else.

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  14. BrianP

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really impressed with the menu. Drinks and food. Had a smoked Old Fashioned. The best one I’ve ever had. Staff were super friendly and the place was really lively. Definitely recommend.

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  15. RobertF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. Definitely worth a try. I’ll be back!

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  16. LaurieC

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were out of Jack Daniel’s and 3 different beers we asked for and the cheesecake. Our waitress was amazing, friendly and fast and very apologetic for all the items they were out of. I can understand running out of one or two things on a busy Saturday but they weren’t overly crowded and to be out of that many things points to poor management in my mind.

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  17. t9728th

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual dining with an excellent menu and reasonable prices. We have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed the food. Great appetizers, especially the shrimp chevice and bang bang shrimp. Always friendly and courteous service.

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  18. ChrisA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best menus around, zip pasta, bourbon chicken, and the Nashville chicken sandwich are all some of the best I’ve had!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stumbled on this restaurant while looking for a brunch location in this area and really glad I did! Food and service were great! We will be back.

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  20. JoeA

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Michigan. The staff very accommodating and friendly. The ambience is beautiful and the food is absolutely amazing. Definitely a 10 out of 10 for me and can’t wait to go back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and nice outdoor heated patio. Only complaint was we had 2 young toddlers and were not informed that they had a kids menu until after we ordered and asked for some coloring paper for them.

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  22. jencal

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and we were impressed. Food was excellent, waitress was friendly and attentive, and the live music (soft, instrumental guitar music) really made the evening. Rasta Pasta, burger and brussel sprouts were amazing. Bourbon Chicken was good but probably wouldn't order it again, bourbon sauce was a mild gravy not reminiscent at all of what we think of as "bourbon chicken" (although chicken cutlet was outstanding). We will definitely be back again to try new options.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch menu complemented by soft live music in background, allowing for conversation. Loved it and will be back again.

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  24. KahtleenT

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot say enough about this restaurant. This is our new go to for busy evenings, bunch on Sunday and couples night...FANTASTIC!!!

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  25. Ja6466

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great dinner and experience. We were 8 people and the restaurant was quite busy. From entering the restaurant we were greeted immediately and also by 2 servers that were walking by, we felt so special and when we were seated we got water right away, I thought that was awesome. The server came by within the first couple minutes and took our drink orders. The drinks came and the ladies with us ordered different specialty drinks and when they came they look unbelievable and they said they tasted amazing. Now on to our apps, all I can say is that we ordered six different apps and one was better than the other. We ordered more drinks and they were also very good. For dinner I ordered the zip sauce pasta because it sounded interesting and my wife ordered they chicken Parmesan, my zip sauce pasta was hands down one of the best pastas I ever had and the chicken Parmesan was unreal. The other people in our party ordered steak, salmon , burgers, shrimp po boy, carne asada dinner, and a Nashville chicken sandwich. Everyone truly enjoyed their dinner and then just when we thought it couldn’t get better the desserts came out. I won’t explain the unbelievable desserts because I want whoever reads to go and see them for themselves THEY ARE HUGE!!! We already made reservations again for next weekend

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  26. Effort

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a bit shaky. Food was OK. Wine list could be better. Nice casual atmosphere.

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  27. Natasha

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, large portion sizes, and friendly service.

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  28. MollyF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had live music during brunch. Food and drinks were both beyond excellent. Can not wait to come back

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, friendly staff. Good and creative cocktails

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  30. LenK

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was surprisingly a nice spot to stop and eat! Service was great and the food was excellent! We'll be back for sure!

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  31. NoelleG

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Took 40 minutes to get out drinks and order our food. Then our drinks tasted like there was zero alcohol in them. Two so us had to order and additional shot to add to our drinks, which now made it a very expensive drink. The smash burger was recommended by 3 staff members. Three of us ordered them and it was very disappointing. The beef patties were leather like and had a strange taste. My friend says her Nashville chicken sandwich was good. Service continues to be poor with drinks forgotten, had to remind several times.

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  32. Sval

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks are so good! The wings appetizer are like no other, you will crave them. Normally I get fish or pasta, tonight tried the steak. I will say it wasn’t my favorite, very good but not amazing, although with the zip sauce it was delicious. The spicy margarita drink had actual jalapeños in it and was delicious! The service is great, very attentive. Inside is cute too with a garden wall for photo opportunities. Great casual restaurant.

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  33. NancyW

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 10 adults had brunch eating various items and everyone had a great meal! Tuna poke tacos-yum Bagel & egg BLT-yum Chicken sandwich-yum Chocolate chip pancakes-yum And on an on Delicious!

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  34. DiningDiva

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food, rinks and service did not disappoint. The ceviche was amazing as are the house made tortilla chips and truffle fries. Always great and friendly service with good suggestions. I can't wait to try everything on the menu.

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  35. DebraH

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy to have a organic resturant in the area. Looking forward to visiting in the summer and sitting on the patio.

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  36. SharonH

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Plating of food was elegant. Food was hot and so flavorful. Very cold in the restaurant. How can you blow cold air inside when it' 35 degrees outside? I get finding ways to save money when you have a business, but this is extreme.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a band playing the night my wife and I ater there. The food was amazing and the service was great. It was a bit noisy because of the band but I wasn't to awful.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little spot .. We enjoyed a lovely Brunch the eggs Benedict’s were delicious we all tried one of each lol and they were delicious the Mimosa Flight was good I’d suggest using a different bubbles or offer another brand was not a huge fan of the Champs leaned towards the flatter side of a sparkling wine. Overall we would definitely go back the staff was lovely very attentive and friendly.

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  39. LizL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a nice spot to gather and see our neighbors enjoying a night out or a special occasion. Great to see diversity of ages, stages and races represented in the clientele as well as staff. Other than the carrot cake being rather dry, everything else we ordered was outstanding. I also like the carryout containers which were not plastic. We also enjoyed the fantastic birthday "candle" on the cake for our friend who we were celebrating!

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  40. Brandi

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, everyone was super friendly great service.

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Dogwoods Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Dogwoods Kitchen and Bar

1101 Walton Blvd. suite 110, Pontiac, MI 48340

Additional information

  • Area
    Auburn Hills
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mexican, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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