Our server was very engaging, and guided us through our meal selections with a thorough knowledge of ingredients and overall taste. Apparently our ongoing dialog about the appetizers prompted the couple at the table next to us to say they regretted not ordering any! Our main dishes provided us with just the right combination of fresh and savory ingredients. Trust your server when they suggest dessert - we'll be talking about popcorn ice cream for weeks!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. Service in
Excellent food. Service in the dining room lags a bit for such an outstanding kitchen. We will definitely return.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food was fantastic and
Our food was fantastic and the disserts were out of this world. The wait staff was well informed, courteous and very friendly. We felt like we were special.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
a well kept secret
All three of our meals were excellent and the rubard dessert unique and tasty. Our waitress was appropriately attentive (you know what I mean), friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The ambiance is small and very pleasant, little changed from it's previous life.
I was a little surprised and disappointed in how relatively empty the place was on a Saturday night. It deserves much better.
We will be back.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great (and unique!) Ann Arbor find
I went there for lunch with my mother and sisters for a late mother's day brunch. It wasn't very busy, so it's tough to give any restaurant superior marks under those conditions. However, the food was (as always) outstanding and the service efficient and attentive. I have been here in the past and have always had an excellent experience. The waitstaff is knowledgeable about the food including sourcing. Beer and wine selections are limited but always very good.
Love that this restaurant sources most ingredients locally and identifies the farms/sources directly on the menu - excellent example of local food systems at work in a gourmet establishment!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I brought my parents to grange last weekend when they were visiting and we had a really lovely experience. This place really does it right providing seasonal dishes prepared with locally grown produce and in-house artisan food products such as charcuterie and ice cream. We had two fish dishes that were light and flaky and beautifully prepared with seasonal vegetables and mushroom. We also got the vegetable curry which was good but was certainly the weakest point of the meal. While the ingredients were of high quality, the dish itself lacked any special flavor or texture. Overall though, it was a great experience and I will certainly return.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A relaxing brunch, great service
We opted to 'sit in the window' as the host put it, and were not disappointed. We had a great view of the dining room and the passersby. The brunch menu was not large but had something for everyone. Our waiter was energetic and helpful. We had chorizo and eggs, an eggs and potatoes dish very like poutine, French toast and lemon pancakes. We were all happy with our choices, though the poutine was most memorable. We each had a bourbon and bubbles cocktail, which I've not seen before, but will definitely try to recreate at home.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Grange does use fresh local ingredients and so in May there are fresh morels in the sauces–wonderful! The menu has some very interesting items that were very good, e.g., an excellent asparagus and nettles soup. Good choices for entrees-duck was very well made. Desserts were also very good. A limited wine menu but some reasonable choices. We will certainly return.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try something new
Amazing dessert. Buttermilk ice cream with rubarb compote, celery granita & lovage.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, good service
Delicious food, good service and amazing specialty drinks. I would, however, only be able to afford to return for a special occaision.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here by myself while
I went here by myself while I was in Ann Arbor on business. When I first walked in the place was empty except one group in the corner and some people seated outside on the sidewalk. I was concerned at first, but that was quickly alleviated. The food was excellent and the service just as great. My waitress was friendly and helpful in her suggestions. I would recommend Grange Kitchen and Bar to anyone looking for a fine dining experience.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A quiet gem in Ann Arbor
Our party of 7 enjoyed a fabulous meal, very good service, a nice setting - and did I mention fabulous food? One of the best meals that I have been served in Ann Arbor. The rhubarita was noteworthy. But, the farmers market sundae was simply astounding - delicious, inventive and memorable.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pancakes and omelet
The lemon pancakes and the omelet special were superb. The bacon was smoky and amazing. We will definitely eat here again. The portions were enough to share and the local food sourcing and pleasant wait staff made for a wonderful dining experience.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal & waitstaff service
Our meals were extremely tasty, with unexpected food combinations to delight the palette. Our waiter was friendly, attentive, & knowledgeable about our menu and where the ingredients were sourced from. A bit a pricey, good for an occasional date or special occasion.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ten of us had dinner at Grange on Saturday and it was a memorable night! The food was innovative and delicious, from our appetizers to our desserts. The specialty cocktails were also out of the ordinary and tasty!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five Star Dining
Every diner is treated to a memorable experience. Our waitress explained how dishes were prepared, when we asked. She shared the chef's character making us feel like we too knew him personally. We had a lovely, tasty night with the freshest foods imaginable.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh, Delicious, Inventive...
We have been to Grange twice now, and both meals were incredibly tasty and fresh. You can tell that some care and consideration went into the menu and that they really make the most of the resources they have to offer. We recommend the chorizo, date and blue cheese appetizer, as well as the Scottish duck eggs. The GKB Manhattan is a delicious twist on the traditional drink. I had the pan roasted duck and it was divine! I would highly recommend this restaurant if you really want to appreciate farm to table offerings. They do a wonderful job without being pretentious or obscenely overpriced. Cheers!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local spot
Grange is always updating its menu, as local ingredients change. We love going to brunch here because the food is so flavorful, and it is not usually too crowded. The dessert menu, including the housemade ice cream, is also amazing.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant! The menu was unique but you didn't have to be a foodie to enjoy it. Service was warm and casual. Simple yet effective wine list. Only negative was that we got there around 6 and the restaurant was empty, which deterred from the overall ambiance somewhat. Still a great restaurant overall!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am a seat host at Zingerman's Roadhouse so I have exacting standards on service and food quality. All components of the experience were absolutely outstanding. The food was exceptional and the service was prompt and friendly. My date and I had the five course dinner and loved it! BRAVO!!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was outstanding. I had
food was outstanding. I had a taste of the duck and the trout that others ordered as an entrée and both were outstanding. I had the caprice type salad and it also was delicious. of course the duck egg is always a hit.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Many unique entrees. Wait staff was at the table too often, besides that very nice.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was honest and every bite exciting
Nothing felt contrived and the art of flavor paring
Was playful yet not weird
Loved everything but the lardo!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love everything about the Grange!
The food is inventive, fresh and Local!! The atmosphere is beautiful and the servers are nice , attentive and knowledgeable about all of the drinks and food. I love looking at their daily special board and seeing all the local farms that have provided the delicious produce. This is our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor!!!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Continue to Buy Local
This restaurant continues the buy local movement by using only locally farmed foods. And they prepare it amazingly. How can you not appreciate that! David, our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We felt extremely well taken care of. And, the chef/owner stopped by several times to make sure everything was to our liking. This was not our first time there and it certainly wont be our last. They have a great sunday breakfast too!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
my husband and i enjoyed a wonderful breakfast w/ cocktails at Grange. we also loved that they used michigan produce and food! P.S try the pear fritters they are to die for.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grange is a top restaurant.
Grange is a top restaurant. My wife and I thoroughly enjoy anything we order. Our waitress was very helpful and the the environment is comfortable and unpretentious. Btw, the fried spicy chickpeas are back!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and Seasonal
We had the five course tasting menu and were very happy with it. The gazpacho was delicious, as good as anything I've had in Spain. The peach and plum salad was different from the usual salads, and the prosciutto in the salad was excellent. I loved that the salmon was cooked such that the skin was crispy, but the flesh was raw, like sushi. The pork tenderloin was very flavorful, and came accompanied with kale, which I don't usually like, but which I quite enjoyed in this dish. The dessert was the most unique dessert I've ever had - it included sweet corn ice cream and popcorn! - but was also one of the best desserts I've ever had. I loved that the ingredients were local and seasonal. Service was relaxed, but not too slow, and friendly.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm to table gem
Really enjoyed our dinner experience. Staff was extremely knowledgeable about the dishes. Food is locally sourced and preparation was excellent. Would definitely visit again!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter and I always love great food which makes travel fun. This place was great. We ordered the 5 course chef's-choice tasting meal. As my daughter noted: you get to try things you would not have ordered otherwise. It was all great and the fact that everything is locally sourced appealed to these two farmers.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was warm and inviting. It was very quiet. It was our first time at the restaurant and we will go back. The food was excellent. The waitstaff was very friendly.
I am happy to see they use local sources for their products.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've eaten at Grange several
I've eaten at Grange several times and this time hosted a work dinner for visiting Japanese business partners. The evening was a great success and the light touch of the Grange kitchen was the star. The salads were particularly good (delicious kale), fresh and bright but not smothered in dressing.
The Japanese guests loved the rainbow trout - getting people from Japan to enjoy fish in the midwest is not easy . . . A bottle of Saint Veran was a great pair for the fish and salads.
Grange is a bit different. The menu is limited in choice but strong in character. It stands out in the Ann Arbor restaurant scene for its fresh ingredients and simple, but to me very pleasing presentation
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Creative Chef
The food preparations at the Grange are always among the most creative we've seen locally. And the quality is always top notch. This is not a place to get a plain old steak, but rather a place for a food adventure.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and terrific service.
Great food and terrific service. The sorbets were phenomenal.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The lemon pancakes are always a good choice. The food is flavorful and no more expensive than similar restaurants. The feel of the restaurant is relaxed. This time it took a while to get our food but the food was warm/hot when it came out and very delicious. Our 20 month old ate almost all of my wife's lemon pancakes. By the way, the lemon pancakes are huge and enough for two children unless of course you are eating with my child. The pear fritter appetizer was quite tasty.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a "significan" birthday brunch for four friends here. The staff were delightful and accommodating, and the food was divine. It's a stop you should definitely make in your eating out routine! Farm to table and fabulously prepared. The ambiance is friendly and laid back but elegant. No question, make your reservations today!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Food Always!
The restaurant purchases goods from local farmers and you get the freshest vegetables... From farm to table-- whatever is in season!
Delicious and fresh!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome food! Service was
awesome food! Service was great. we ate outside and had someone almost step into our table as she was gettingout of her car so that was awkward. Other than that it was amazing!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for a birthday celebration.
Went for a birthday celebration. Food was outstanding, locally sourced and reasonably proced. Duck was wonderful. Excellent, knowledgeable service.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Locally sourced which we love! Service was impeccable! Gluten allergies were accommodated for!
Homemade ice cream was to die for! Highly recommend!!!!!
Wine list was pretty good too!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here with our son on parents weekend after a cold nasty rainy football game -what a relief ---great welcoming wait staff---great wine and food- calm ambiance ! Have already recommended to others -check out menu first -some unusual food
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Booked this for a date and
Booked this for a date and was not disappointed. The cocktails were unique, refreshing, and delicious. We went with everything our waitress recommended and all was excellent. The fried pigs head (really?!?!) was a tasty surprise. Only knock would be the lulls in check-ins from our waitress at the beginning of our meal, but it was otherwise great. Definitely worth a try and I know I'll be back.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Variety of menu options for all
Our party of 4 had a most enjoyable dinner and the 2 vegetarians had many options to choose from. Everything was fresh and beautifully prepared. Our waiter, Taylor, was energetic, entertaining, knowledgeable, and very efficient. Unfortunately it was a very busy night and the food was rather slow coming out which made for quite a late evening. We would highly recommend giving this restaurant a try as the overall experience was 4star all the way.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service
Have you ever had a dinner that you know was prepared by someone that loves food and the opportunity to create with it? That's what we experienced at Grange.I took a chance and ordered the roasted vegetables and wheat berry 'risotto' entree and my friend got the trout and cauliflower dish; Both were excellent, but it was the roasted beet salad that was most amazing. Ok, I love beets and I prepare them at home but never as perfectly cooked with balanced flavors like this! Great service, too.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
grange on a Saturday night
Our entire experience at grange was perfect. The beer and scotch selection was sizable, the menu was extremely diverse, and everything we had for dinner was well prepared and the waiter's recommendation was spot on. We're looking forward to our next night at grange.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local farm to table
Local farm to table with continuously evolving menu. Went here on a date with no regrets (but for the hit to the wallet - though worth it!)! Definitely a place worth celebrating a special event or special someone!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service could have been better, a bit on the slow side, but the server was very polite. Food was excellent, thought the menu is small so not a lot of wiggle room for picky eaters. They only had two beers on tap, I'd like to see more done with local brewers to match beers with the foods.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding service, & food.
Outstanding service, & food. We love the seasonal food choices, the delicious taste of the food ad the beautiful presentation.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food, attentive service
This was our first visit, celebrating our wedding anniversary. Interesting selections on menu with emphasis on local food. Appetizers were tasty. My entree was very good, my wife did not like her dish, it was promptly and graciously replaced with a different entree which was delicious.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't know why we haven't
Don't know why we haven't tried Grange before. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and found food, service and surroundings all very good. Save room for the house made butter pecan ice cream----fabuloso!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM