Beans & Cornbread has been serving up the heart and soul of southern cooking since 1997. The award-winning soul food restaurant fuses southern roots with an epicurean influence in traditional favorites and low country cuisine. In addition to this unique upscale dining experience, we have a quaint wine & martini bar named Sidebar and a luxurious, private event space called Red Velvet for parties up to 50 guests.
Sidebar is Metro Detroit's true upscale neighborhood bar. The intimate space with its sleek wood interior and copper bar offers a great wine list and an eclectic selection of signature martinis. It's a great place to meet friends to enjoy happy hour specials. And the best part? There's never a cover charge.
The Red Velvet room is a luxurious VIP suite with an intimate ambience. Its private entrance, state-of-the-art AV system and exceptional service make it the perfect venue for private parties and meetings for up to 50 guests.


"best soul food"

Voted by HOUR Magazine (2004-2015)

National Finalist

for "best soul food" in the Steve Harvey Hoodie Awards (2011-2013, 2015)


In Click-On-Detroit's annual "Vote 4 the Best."

“Their sweet potato muffins are addictive!”

- Food Network's Rachael Ray

voted best soul food since 1997

"This is the place for upscale soul food with a fresh twist, including... [read more]"

featured in film

Our dishes appeared in “Sparkle", starring Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, and more.

top tasty spots in the Country

Beans & Cornbread featured on The Chew

FEATURED in freep

"Coleman's soulful dishes were inspired by his mother and grandmother's... [more]"

Voted best restaurant

at annual Taste of Southfield event