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220 Merrill

American, Contemporary
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220 E. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009-6106
+1 248-646-2220
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like to come here for lunch. It is less crowded and you can usually find a parking place. The decor is very attractive and the food is always good. We especially like their cocktails. Many dine for dinner and come for light fare or dessert after the show. In the summer they have a few tables outside.

Thank Judy H
Utica, Michigan
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not what I expected. I thought this is traditional fine dining restaurant and found out that this is a trendy restaurant. The food is quite good.

Thank EdShelby
Great Midwest
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198 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

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 

Thank caymankid
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157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 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 

Thank David R
London, Ontario
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

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 

Thank warren3520
2 reviews
Reviewed February 6, 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.

Thank Robert S
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 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 

1 Thank tude5566
Florence, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 26, 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 

1 Thank I8867CLpeters
Tiffin, Ohio
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 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.

1 Thank Nancy G
Detroit, Michigan
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 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.

1 Thank angsett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $44
American, Contemporary
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, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?