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Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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201 West Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116
+1 810-220-8900
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 00:00
Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 14:00 - 02:00
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Brighton, Michigan
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This used to be one of my go-to places. Changes with chef and I don't know what with the owners has taken this place off of my favorites. They have lost some great managers and the current chef does not create anything that captures my taste.

1 Thank dsniegow
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

So for $40 for a salad and fish tacos I honestly expected more. We've been here several times. I think pricey for the entrees. Service this time was horrible. I felt like the waiter had no clue as to what he was doing. We had to ask for silverware, salt and pepper, refills. He did not know the beers on... More 

Thank Cheryl O
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times for dinner and/or drinks. They have a huge drink menu. They, naturally, have a lot of martini option, but have beer, wine, and any other drink options. Their martinis are pre mixed usually but are still really good. Their other mix drinks are really good. For food, they have tapas and entrées. Everything we've had... More 

Thank Hayley D
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279 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This place is very good. The food is exelent. The martinis are top notch, but be carefull. I drink 3 of them while talking and eating, the next thing i know i can't walk. Great atmosphere, good for people watching in the summer.

Thank Randy F
Brighton, Michigan
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant and have always loved their Ahi Tuna salad and braised beef tips as well as the fun atmosphere of the outdoor lounge in the summer, however, the last two times we have been here, the quality of the food seems to have slipped. The menu as well has been downsized and is not what... More 

2 Thank Sarah T
South Lyon, Michigan
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We decided to go here with some friends to celebrate my birthday. It was an attractive space with very friendly and helpful staff. Service was a little slow, but certainly not to an extreme. I'm not sure if that's because it was a Tuesday night or not. We tried 4 different appetizers, all with a fairly generous portion and all... More 

Thank 123Wren
Howell, MI
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We have been here many times just for drinks, the bar area if fun and drinks are good but expensive. We went here with friends for dinner and it was not the same experience. We were crammed into a table with people right next to us. Our bill was 96.00 for two of us. I ordered the Salmon it was... More 

2 Thank sunkissedlady
Brighton, MI
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132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Fun destination. Great dinner items or just stop in for drinks and relaxation. Dinner items well prepared and creatively presented. This is a favorite for us in the summer with the outdoor patio, fun and great location however it is also warm and welcoming in the winter. Has great, friendly service. Be sure to ask your server about the chefs... More 

Thank TwoTravelers-OntheGo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Poor service and very noisy even though it was only 4pm. Plate and silverware were not clean looking. In fact one plate still had dried food on it. Actually left without ordering and went to another restaurant.

Thank Beverly C
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Celebrated a family birthday there last week. Everyone's food was excellent, if you order appetizers, order a tapas, you don't need a full meal after the delicious appetizers. It get REALLY LOUD in there when the restaurant fills up, bring your earplugs! All around, excellent and tasty, would return again.

Thank CNS431

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 West Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 810-220-8900

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