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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated a 50th birthday with a group of 18 people at Cliff Bells. The menu is diverse and everyone was happy with their meals. The service was was friendly and attentive. There is complimentary coat check; we tipped the attendant. The music is loud,...More

Thank Kinder_Teacher_2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

man, what a find! i had no idea this place existed, and am so glad to have found it. super cool vibe, good food/drinks, and friendly help. but the real winner here is the live jazz, pretty much every night. our seat had a fairly...More

Thank markoestreicher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some how our plans for brunch didn’t work out and we needed a restaurant that served brunch, took reservations, & wasn’t booked. We all left Cliff Bells very satisfied with our choice. CB’s has been in Detroit for over 50yrs. Wonderful ambiance and old school...More

Thank Jayhoff
Reviewed 18 December 2017

If you like an intimate jazz listening experience then come to Cliff Bells. Kirk Lightsey on the piano with quartet. Very smooth. Service for food and drinks is really good. We only had a salad and soup but each was prepared well. No complaints. Some...More

Thank msl50birm
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We had a large brunch party prior to a noon show at the Fox Theater. Called in the reservation and was in constant communications with the manager about our orders in advance. Since they opened at 11am, we wanted to be served straightaway and make...More

Thank bcsystems
Reviewed 2 December 2017

My first mistake was not realizing this is a jazz club, and conversation was almost impossible. The service was slow despite having alerted the waitress that we had theater tickets. Entrees took over an hour to arrive. I ordered the $59 NY Strip rare, it...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This spot is fabulous. It is like you are stepping back in time to an old jazz bar! The cocktails are very good and the food was delicious as well!

Thank The2ofUStogether
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We did not eat here. We only came listen to the music, which was fantastic. Our group of fifteen people took over the floor and danced quite a bit. I'm not sure if we we supposed to be dancing in th aisle, but we had...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Staff was very accommodating, kind, and willing to help with any questions and issues we had. Beautiful location. Music was wonderful. Drinks were great. Food was SUPER SALTY. I asked for light salt after noticing how salty appetizers were and my dinner was still SUPER...More

Thank Aapatros
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Loved the atmosphere and the music, but the service was pretty slow. Would definitely go back and give it another shot.

Thank kellypP9288WQ
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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
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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