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Small Plates

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1521 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2114 (John R)
+1 313-963-0702
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Rochester, Michigan
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We choose 'Small Plates' because of it's fabulous reviews and its proximity to the Fox Theater. We were Not disappointed. The food was beautifully presented and delicious! It came to our table in a timely manner and we didn't feel rushed even though we were one of the last patrons before closing on Sunday. Take note that they're not open... More 

Thank Joyce P
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was Delicious, especially Short ribs, Calamari, Scallops. & Caprese! Great service & they take reservations!

Thank lisa071760
Green Bay, WI
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The picture on the website is what all the food at Small Plates looks like when you receive it. Presentation is superb, bu taste is right with it. Many interesting menu choices, you will not go hungry and you will leave happy!

Thank bonchance_8
Bangor, Maine
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347 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Our first night in Detroit recently, we looked for a dinner place near Comerica Park. We found Small Plates, and loved the food. We loved the food so much that four of us ordered six "tapas" style, sharing dishes. And ate about four-and-a-half of them: beef, chicken, fish, vegetable, more chicken, more vegetable. Don't do this. Start with one dish... More 

Thank twoinmaine
Delta, Ohio
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Brussels sprouts, calamari, the crab cakes and the pan Asian salad .. All were delicious ! Small plates but plenty to eat for a light dinner ! Would definitely return !

Thank Angie B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I booked lunch at Small Plates to kick off a bachelorette party for 18 women. Despite running late for our reservation, our service was amazing. Our server, Valentina, was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable of the menu, provided recommendations for food & cocktails and even allowed us to pay on separate checks. The food was delicious, and the variety on the menu... More 

Thank rohrkemp
Portage, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The food here is delicious - chicken and waffles is a must-try and their fries are heavenly! Only slight disappointment was the noise-level. We could only have conversations with the people sitting directly next to us because the restaurant was so loud.

Thank poutyunicorn
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215 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This is the 3rd time I've been here. The food and atmosphere is really good. Tonight we had the mac and cheese, crab cakes, sweet potato fries, fish tocos and sliders. All but one were great. The sliders were brought out raw. We cut them in half to split, and saw total rawness. We had to send them back. They... More 

1 Thank Randy F
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Wife and I stop her before a show. Shared 4 plates (fried green tomatoes were awesome, scallops, fish tacos and Asian skewers). Best part was our server(Harvey) not only was he our waiter he also was tending bar. We tried different drinks and one was too sweet for me .....no problem! He made me another (Leatherneck). I hope this place... More 

Thank hydroarp
Burlington, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Tapas style.Most of the menu items had pepper in them. chk &waffles good. Service slow. Try if you are into hot and have time. Decor edgy.

Thank lrick19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2114
    (John R)
  • Public Transportation: Just a short walk to the Broadway people mover station
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-963-0702

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?