2030 Park Ave.
Detroit Michigan 48226United States
Cliff Bell's is the place in Detroit where young hipsters mingle with those who've been coming here for great music and food since 2005.
Based on the exterior, most people wouldn't give this place a second look. But stepping through the door of this dark little jazz club is like walking into the 1930s. Originally opened in 1935, the club closed 50 years later. But renovations in 2005 restored its glory, and it's once again a movie-set perfect Art Deco lounge hosting live jazz five nights a week. Sip a martini at the bar or order dinner. Fare leans toward fine dining, with items like grilled radicchio and asparagus salad with Roquefort and verjus-bacon vinaigrette ($7) and grilled Atlantic salmon with Israeli couscous, fried okra and tomato-saffron broth ($24). Entrees range from $15 to $30, but the setting makes the price worthwhile.