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Cliff Bells

2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1620
+1 313-961-2543
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1620
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Food great, service good. Love the old place and the history behind it. Walk around there's a lot of history hanging on the walls

Thank Kendra C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The ambiance of an older restaurant was very well done, but the meat was medium rare just as we like it. My wife had the filet and I had the lobster risotto with mussels, shrimp and a half lobster. All were presented beautifully, and were...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into this gem for some jazz and martinis, it was amazing. The staff, the atmosphere and the music was great. The only downfall was we wanted more!! We arrived a bit late on a Sunday night but the bar was closing within the hour....More

Thank RebeccaRepublic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to Cliff Bells for brunch and dinner, both have been amazing! Perfect place for a date and listen to great jazz in the heart of downtown Detroit. Food is pricey but well worth it, if not looking to spend about $60+ on dinner...More

Thank Dev313
Reviewed 15 May 2018

out scouting for weekend fun and decided to walk one more block to check out that place "over there" and sure glad I did. I stumbled in from a very sunny day to a very dark club that hit the spot. Warm welcome from the...More

1  Thank dixonconsultinginc
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

In town for first time in four years, and excited to see “ the new Detroit”. Two jazz groups on a Friday night were terrific, just first rate. Ate delicious Bison Short Ribs and excellent Crab Cakes plus some good wine . Service was superb....More

Thank mariasmomonkent
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I surprise my boyfriend for dinner and entertainment at Cliff Bell's. It was a wonderful Charming place with an old school jazz vibe everybody that work there seem to be so friendly but the one thing that I did not like was my boyfriend and...More

Thank carriescherer
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

If your looking for good entertainment and a lovely atmosphere this is a great place to go! Great love music and original wood bar and deleting a re beautiful. Only down fall is the food. Not very good. We go for the music and drinks.

Thank ChrisyLou_xo
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Sat at the bar and enjoyed a nice meal - crab cakes and salmon. Three acts played short sets, one was a HS jazz group and was awesome to watch the parents and patrons cheer the kids on. Other two acts were fun as well....More

Thank TCairl
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

If you’re heading to the Fox theatre for a show, make a point to have a drink and a bite to eat here! It’s only a few blocks away and worth making a reservation! The live jazz band was wonderful. The ambiance makes you forget...More

Thank Lindsay M
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22 November 2017|
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Response from T895FXjamiem | Reviewed this property |
I think you can bring on the glam at Cliff Bells if you like, it is dressier than the average Going Out On The Town destinations that I have been to. Think "bouncers in snazzy suits" and "hostesses in wicked heels and short... More
Renee S
18 October 2017|
Response from Steve1948 | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call and find out: 313 961 2543
lauren s
14 December 2016|
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Response from T895FXjamiem | Reviewed this property |
If you are just going for drinks, I think sitting at the bar is a good idea. As I recall they had little serving spots for food in between the seats at the bar so it is do-able for appetizers. If you are going to take a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1620
    (between Adams & Elizabeth)
  • Public Transportation: For quick access from other areas of downtown Detroit, the Detroit People Mover is available. Please use the Grand Circus Park station stop to visit Cliff Bell's.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-961-2543
  • E-mail
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