Birthday outing on a gorgeousBirthday outing on a gorgeous summertime evening. The outdoor side tables were the perfect setting. Our waiter made sure our table was level and took care of us with grace and good humor.
The fish tacos were a hit, the argentine burger a miss, the peach sangria perfect.
We will return!!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful outdoor seatingGreat outdoor seating area. Love it! Looks a little awkward to sit on comfy couchs and eat but it was fine.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe should try dinner. WonderfulWe should try dinner. Wonderful lunch. We are anxious to return.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!Lena was great. Happy hour deals are off the chain! 2 tacos and a margarita for $10? Definitely coming back for that!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeThis is a diner which has been converted into a very nice restaurant on the inside. The decor outside and inside is great. The booths especially are a treat, with their wooden-trimmed edges, providing privacy and shelter from the conversations around you. The food is wide in variety and incredibly tasty and the cocktail menu is diverse and very interesting, and they pass the taste test too.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday dinnerI had a great time and even got a free birthday dessert. Excellent food. Excellent service.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLenaFirst time was great. Food and service were excellent!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat early-week specials2 tacos plus a margarita or mojito for $10 - a great value Monday-Wednesday nights. I'll be back!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSoooo glad we tried Lena forSoooo glad we tried Lena for Brunch! Delightful food with so many new flavors and options to try.... and the service was kind, attentive and smiley! Thank you for a lovely brunch! We will be back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMango mojitos and the flanMango mojitos and the flan were fantastic. Menu had a nice variety of items. We were there on a Wed evening so it wasn't crowded nor too noisy but if you want to have a more private conversation would request one of the booths.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy unique food, great ambianceWe 4 ended up eating more than we should because everything was so good. Started with drinks: mojitos -- watermelon and kiwi was refreshing and sweet. Too sweet for my friends, but just as I like. Friendly server Matteo offered spot on suggestions after hearing what we like. Roasted beet salad - favorite starter. Corvino (fish) was silky and light. We were unable to pass up the avocado ice-cream dessert! It was better than imagined. Paired with tiny cupcakes that mixed sweet lemon cream cheese frosting with a tangy bite of peppers. Crazy combo-- crazy good that is! Service wait time reasonable. Love decor (alcoved booths) and vibe of the place. Thrilled that Lenas is part of the Ann Arbor main street scene.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchWe had a wonderful time on Mother's Day! Great crowd - but not mobbed like typical buffet brunches on this day. It's too upscale and food to fussy to attract many families with children. The staff was very friendly and accomodating, in spite of busy atmosphere. I had a peach bellini, with fresh puree, which was festive and fabulous! Menu was interesting and intriguing. Our food was served promptly and was delicious. It was the perfect place for grown up brunch!! Looking forward to returning!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and refreshing!My mother and I stopped in for a quick small bite after the lunch crowd on Mother's Day and wow! What a pleasant surprise! I had their watermelon cucumber margarita and it was wonderfully refreshing, but not too sweet! It was perfect. We also had the Serrano Pepper Beneit, and the Yapingacho dish...these were all specials on the Mother's Day lunch menu, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are also offered on the regular menu as well. Every thing we had was a delightful taste explosion. What a perfect accent to the wonderful restaurants we have in the Ann Arbor area!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious fish tacos and appetizersDelicious fish tacos and appetizers! Love the specialty drink menu, hot pepper mango margarita is scrumptious! Will definitely return in near future5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food for everyoneBoth the little plates and the entrees were very, very good. All six members of our party were pleased with the quality of the food and the presentations. There were several comments of, "Best dinner out in a long time!" One diner likes to try vegetarian dishes to see what a chef creates, and was extremely pleased with a spaghetti squash and vegetable dish.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place!I've been here twice and the food is really well done and very authentic. They have dishes from a variety of countries in Latin America and they are all spot on. The service was excellent and probably the best part is the ambiance. It's a super stylish place, yet casual... much cooler than most other restaurants you will find in MI.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very pleasant lunch.We had a very pleasant lunch. Good food, good service. They let us linger a long time without interruptions or hints to leave.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Lena!Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu. Food was amazing. Drinks were delicious. Definitely coming back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, good foodFood was good and definitely worked for the occasion nut nothing mind blowing. The service however, was outstanding, and the booths made for an intimate occasion, even with a party of five.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at a pretty decentGreat food at a pretty decent value. The "compressed watermelon salad", however, seemed just to be a trio of watermelon wedges and a few leaves of mixed greens. Maybe I'm missing something, but, though tasty, it was certainly not worth it. The rest was fantastic, though. The cocktails were likewise quite good. I'll definitely be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the mid-century decor!Loved the mid-century decor! Went for a birthday luncheon with a group of 4 friends, seated comfortably in a large private booth. Lots of creative choices on the menu. What fun to be surprised with a complimentary dessert for the the birthday girl, that we all shared! Cool dishes, too!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'd go back for sure.Great corn cakes, scallops, corvina and fish tacos. Duck soup OK. Try the Torrentes. Very good service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe made our reservations onWe made our reservations on OT, put in some special notes and the hostess went over the top to accommodate us! She was wonderful! Staff was attentive. They thought our appetizer was a bit delayed (we didn't mind) but they wrote it off our check anyway. It's was our 2nd visit and there will be many many more! Thanks so much!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Mojitos and food wereThe Mojitos and food were excellent! The chef came out to speak to us asking how our meal was which is a nice touch.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA very interesting menu thatA very interesting menu that includes Argentinian specialties. Vegetarian choices that are outstanding. Good service, attentive but not hovering; friendly but not overly so.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy second meal at Lena wasMy second meal at Lena was even better than the first! Wonderful.
I'm already planning my next visit.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the food but theWe loved the food but the service was a bit overwhelming. We felt that our server was hovering over us and wanted some space.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLuscious Lena!We went to Lena for an Easter Brunch and had never eaten at this restaurant. Overall, we were very pleased with pretty much everything about the place. The atmosphere was clean and cool, slightly like a picnic, but much better. It was fairly busy and would it probably would have been too loud if we hadn't been in one of their roomy booths. The waitress was good, though a little embarrassed at still learning the new menu. The food came fairly quickly and everyone was pretty happy with their meal. Each dish came on a different type of plate, which made it interesting. Bottom line: arepas-delicious! stuffed french toast-amazing and very large! benedictos -very yummy! Nice first visit and I will be compelled to visit for lunch or dinner!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great and very unusual.Food was great and very unusual. Service a bit slow though and we had a group of 6 with a loud group next to us so a little hard to hear each other.
Otherwise very good3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the appetizers, waitstaff,Enjoyed the appetizers, waitstaff, and ambiance. Would definitely attend for another dining experience again. A little bit pricey, but overall an enjoyable experience.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI think this restaurant isI think this restaurant is working on coordinating good service and seating. The food seems very good. I have eaten there twice now. The first time the service was bad. It took a long time for our server to come to our table for our order. The food arrived in moderate time. Our server never came back to see how our food was, our water glasses were empty and we had to ask for them to be refilled. The second time, we were the ONLY reservation and we had asked for a booth and although there were at least 8 booths, none were available to us. We had to wait for 15 minutes although there was no wait for other tables.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and drinkExcellent service and drink selections. Very good craft cocktails. Food was hit and miss. Some dished were very good and some were unremarkable.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday Night at LenaDinners were well prepared and artfully presented. I had the special, which was braised short ribs on a bed of polenta - also nicely done and presented. Loved the pressed watermelon salad - although it was listed as including heritage tomatoes, which seemed to be missing from my serving. My wife had the fish tacos and the beet salad, both of which she reported were some of the best she has tasted. Tried two desserts, tres leche cake and the flan, neither of which were particularly memorable.
Service from waiter Zach was top notch - attentive, friendly and efficient.
Serving sizes and prices compared favorably to other downtown Ann Arbor restaurants.
Dining room was open and modern with a friendly, lively feel3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM