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American, Bar, Contemporary
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Reviewed September 6, 2022

Haven't been here in a few years but tried it again. Two for dinner on Labor Day. Sat inside and it was not busy except for the bar area in front with loud music. Asked for a booth in the rear and was very happy...with the attentiveness of the staff. Zoaran was a fabulous waiter. very personable and professional. Food was good, but expensive. All steaks are labeled "market price". We had the Branzino and the strip steak. Tomato soup and the chopped salad were also enjoyed. Wine prices were outrageous, so we did not imbibe. Dessert menu was impressive, but started at $24 and up, so be prepared. Nice evening but be prepared to pay.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Just left 220 Merrill, where We had a two top had at the bar. It was not busy, but I was promptly informed there was a time limit to our table, so we should order quickly. After two drinks, we ordered an appetizer, where again,...we were told we need to order entrees now if we wanted to be able to eat. I have never felt so pressured and insulted. It had been less than an hour, with empty tables and seats surrounding us. We are very disappointed, have been regular customers here. Never have felt so insulted at an establishment.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022

This place has an excellent lunch menu. I have not been there for dinner. Nothing to complain about although the noise level is usually high and they insist on playing music in the background which is mainly lost in the melee. Service is excellent.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

Went here for a business meeting after hearing good things about the menu. Service was slow and we also got a completely messed up order once food was brought to our table. The salad with brusselsprouts was dry and it felt like chewing on wood....The salmon was cooked to perfection on the other hand. the lobster rolls were ok - nothing more.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022

We went here to eat on a date night…the food was excellent. The problem is the staff here. We waited 20 min before our server who was busy talking to his friends at another table came over to take our drink order. He set our...drinks down and didn’t come back for another 20 min to take our dinner order. Never came to see how or apps or food was. Had to ask the bus boy for ketchup and another drink. The attitude of all staff was horrible. The bathrooms were gross too. Was really excited to try this place. I would of went back for the food but don’t want to deal with the rude staff. Don’t get dressed up for this place either. It looked like a higher end restaurant but you’ll be out of place if you look nice.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 29, 2022

Save yourself an embarrassment and DO NOT go to this place!! I had a reservation for 4 people for tonight Saturday March 18, at 9:30 pm. We arrived on time but we were not allowed to go in. The rude bouncer said we won't be...able to honor your reservation tonight because we are overbooked. Who's the incompetent manager running this place?! Why is this restaurant on open table when its staff don't honor reservations? I had friends visiting from Chicago and I was very embarrassed because there were no other restaurants available to take us at 10 pm. I even tried to call the restaurant 3 times while standing at its door but no one cared to answer. Ridiculous service If you want a definition for a unorganized establishment it's Merrill 220 in Birmingham MI.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022

I Came to 220 for a family get together and I had A server named Dionte he was wonderful!!! Very attentive kept a smile on his face and kept us laughing as well! And The food was Delightful I loved there Short Rib and my...Wife Loved the Cowboy Ribeye! I definitely suggest you go there for any Gathering, You’ll Love it!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2021 via mobile

First time dining and will definitely be back. From the host and management at the front door to the server was a great experience. We didn’t have a reservation but luckily we were able to get a table! Thankfully we came in early because it...started to fill up quickly. It seems like a great place to have fun. The chocolate cake is a must!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 29, 2021

I had to stop in although there were 6 of us. Very hip cool place. The food was amazing, service was on point. Kindly, took us in without reservations. Will definitely come back and recommend.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

Went here for my birthday, literally had the best service. Everyone was friendly, the food was amazing! Totally recommend!!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021

The restaurant was not welcoming, seats not comfortable, mirrors very dirty. The food was delightful and delicious. The waitress Jessica was very rude, slow bringing our food, forgetful and had a attitude. Somebody should have called off if they didn't want to work for good...tips. Next time I'll order take-out. Everyone else who had a birthday they song Happy Birthday at there table, but mine and I told you 3x, but we get it no worries.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed February 8, 2021

Amazing vibes, amazing food, amazing staff! Great place to people watch and feel like you are escaping the daily grind! New menu is a treat and offers something for everyone. They are strict about the covid policies, but offer masks if you forget yours! Appreciate...the courtesyMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2020

We loved the old 220 so much we could never bare to go to the new one, but years later we gave it a go. First off, we walked in and were hit with such a sterile feeling. The very contemporary style is technically done...well, but for us felt cold. Unfortunately we remember such a warm inviting atmosphere in the old place, we are biased. It’s definitely a scene and if you like that you will be pleased. Our server was great! Our food was hit or miss. We ordered a veal dish and chicken parmigiana. The pasta was 5/5, the chicken was a bit tasteless 3/5. My husband didn’t like the way the veal was cooked, fried with a crust, but he thought it was pretty good. Our desert was amazing!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

Went there with family during the week for lunch, great food, and their dulce de leche dessert had an unique presentation and amazing flavor. They are on top with social distancing having their outdoor tables space out.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 21, 2020

Leisurely lunch.... fabulous apps - calamari and Lobster rolls to share. Server very pleasant . Higher end pricing reflects the quality of the food .

Date of visit: September 2020
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shawlindag
March 14, 2017|
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Response from GAMBEE4 | Reviewed this property |
As I remember, there are small side dining rooms for private parties. Been a while since we dined here so I don't know how much of how it is set up now. Advise a quick call - they are very accommodating!
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not really, tasteful casual... collared shirt and nice slacks
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220 Merrill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4