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220 Merrill

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220 E. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009-6106
+1 248-646-2220
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently dined here on 3/20/17 with some friends and there was a party of 8 in our group with 4 adults and 4 kids. Let me start by saying although the place was pretty much empty the service was a little slow and the food just mediocre but the staff was very friendly. I used to really like the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a recommendation we dined at 220 Merrill. I was in a business group of about 10 people. The wait staff was very professional and attended to our needs immediately when we arrived at the restaurant. We had a meat and cheese plate as well as sushi for appetizers. The sushi was very good. I had the salmon for dinner... More 

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London, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we reserved a table in the dining room several weeks in advance, on arrival, staff were determined to seat us in the bar area, although the dining room was 1/2 full. Why? The kitchen has not yet found its rhythm, the presentation, taste and lack of inspiring meals does not reflect well on the price point. The next table... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Restaurant Week- 3 tables occupied, waited 25 minutes and didn't even get water. We'll have to try when they are not so busy.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

My husband and I used to frequent the old 220 Merrill Restaurant where we had a favorite window booth and a favorite meal, ossobuco. We had postponed trying the new 220 Restaurant after the new ownership and new remodel. However, tempted by Birmingham Restaurant Week, we tried it last night, a Tuesday. First we sat at high top table near... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I visited 220 Merrill for lunch with a work pal and had no expectations at all - but I have to say, the thing that eclipsed the open airy feel of the place and the Bar was the Service. The explanation of the Menu and giving explanations and suggestions to a newcomer like myself was excellent. Really enjoyed the food... More 

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Tiffin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in because of the appealing view of seating in the window. Wednesday is 22% off wine and the three of us shared a bottle -delightful. There is a menu for chopped salad with add your own ingredients. The salads came with generous proportions. Bread is very good and plentiful. Atmosphere warm and elegant.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

An all time classic, great atmosphere, great drinks and schnazzy cocktails served tour liking. Each time I get back to Detroit, I make a point of going to 220. The food is very good, definitely worth a visit if youre there on business, pleasure.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

don't know if it always like this on a Saturday night or what but the place was insane - yuppyish which made it VERY noisy/pushy. Great for them, bad for us looking for a little more low key. American cuisine food was good, nothing outrageous although they did appeal to everyone's appetite-soup, salads, pizza, dinner entrees, etc. The guys loved... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We love 220! The staff knows how to make you feel special and welcome. Beautiful restaurant with great food. They have recently added Sushi to the menu. A great addition! It is delicious and reasonably priced! When you go ask for Chrissy! You will be glad you did! Don't forget to try out the Sunday brunch!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$44
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 E. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009-6106
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-646-2220
Description
220 Merrill is the premiere dining destination in downtown Birmingham, MI, specializing in American cuisine. During the summer season guests can enjoy patio dining accompanied by live music on featured days of the week such as Sunday Brunch. Offering one the best Happy Hours in Birmingham, the $7 Appetizer & Cocktail Menu consists of Sesame Ahi Tuna Tartare, Sweet & Spicy Calamari, Lamb Sliders, top-shelf spirits and more. (Monday-Friday, 3-6pm) With large elegant dining rooms, 220 Merrill is the perfect place to host private parties, special events and business conferences. Awards and Accolades: Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" - 2016 Hour Detroit's "Best Bar for Business Deals" - 2016 Hour Detroit's "Best Bartender" - 2016

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