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Small Plates

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€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
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1521 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2114 (John R)
+1 313-963-0702
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food comes out quickly and some of the dishes that were supposed to be hot were lukewarm at best. The crab cakes lacked seasoning and the Asian pan sald was a plate full if shredded cabbage - literally. The hostess was rude, the waitress was unhelpful and we switched to the bar and left a 15% tip and didn't... More 

Thank Lisa T
Rochester Hill,MI
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first trip to Small Plates and I will return. The server suggested that we order 2-3 choices per person.There were three people in our party. We ordered 5 items: 2 beet salads, 1 dish of brussel sprouts, vegetable sliders and a duck pizza. The brussel sprouts were flash fried and the best any of us have ever... More 

Thank RetiredTeacher33
Ann Arbor, MI
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Small Plates as the last guests of 2016! Our waiter was fun and attentive. The food was excellent, though I suggest a different fish for the tacos. Great cocktails, very creative! The decor is attractive and contemporary. Did I mention the food was great? Do yourself a favor, along with your pals - try this place!

Thank Danxbluegill
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but as you can guess the portions were small and the prices were high. Being a big eater and cheap this place was not impressive to me. They are located right across the street from the Detroit Opera House. I think it's definitely worth a try but just not my cup of tea.

Thank drjlj3
Windsor, Canada
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with another couple for dinner here to try the 'small plates' concept. What a fantastic idea! The ability to order a number of dishes to share (like 8-10 for 4 people) allows you to try a wide variety of things on the menu at once. the atmosphere is very open and casual - very comfortable. Located right downtown... More 

Thank southerncanuck
Lansing, MI
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Walked in during a very busy time on a Saturday night and requested a table for four. Only seating available was at the 'pizza bar,' an area saved for walk-ins. Best seating in the restaurant, as far as we were concerned. The four of us ordered to share the brussel sprouts (not listed on the on-line menu but on the... More 

Thank judhorn
Mio, Michigan
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This review is going to be a little lengthy because there are so many great things to talk about. First off, we sat at the back of the restaurant right in front of the pizza oven. There is a small bar that seats 4 people. If you enjoy watching a real live food show request those seats. Maurice was the... More 

Thank Patricia H
Rochester, Michigan
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We choose 'Small Plates' because of it's fabulous reviews and its proximity to the Fox Theater. We were Not disappointed. The food was beautifully presented and delicious! It came to our table in a timely manner and we didn't feel rushed even though we were one of the last patrons before closing on Sunday. Take note that they're not open... More 

Thank Joyce P
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Everything was Delicious, especially Short ribs, Calamari, Scallops. & Caprese! Great service & they take reservations!

Thank lisa071760
Green Bay, WI
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The picture on the website is what all the food at Small Plates looks like when you receive it. Presentation is superb, bu taste is right with it. Many interesting menu choices, you will not go hungry and you will leave happy!

Thank bonchance_8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226-2114
    (John R)
  • Public Transportation: Just a short walk to the Broadway people mover station
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-963-0702

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