Super atmosphere great wait staff.
My wife and I had Great meal and your waitress was outstanding .
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I had our celebration dinner for our Anniversary here. Our daughter surprised us and reserved the Intimate Dining Room for us. We loved the quiet and romantic atmosphere. Our server was excellent and gave us just the right amount of attention, even dimming the lights for us after we read the menu. The complimentary champagne was such a nice touch.I loved the sablefish and my husband thought the halibut was prepared just right. This was not our first time at the Melange and it certainly won't be the last !!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic night out
My fiancé and I love the atmosphere at Melange. The night is filled with everyone from singles, to first daters, to established couples. Although we frequent the bar, this was our first time enjoying dinner there. The food was lovely. We started with a crostini and warm bread to go with our beef Rangoon appetizer and drinks. I had a featured dinner of ribeye steak, with sweet potato and onion pie and delicious Brusselsprouts. My fiancé had the short rib with mashed potato and julienne vegetables. We shared a passion fruit Creme brûlée for dessert.
Following dinner, we had some fun dancing to the DJ and sitting at the bar. The food was delicious, the staff was great, and the ambiance was perfect!! We will definitely be going again.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. Limited menu but don't let that put you off as what they serve is amazing.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and superb ambiance. Service particularly is outstanding. Despite reaching late from the airport, our orders were accommodated over the phone and served in time. Special requests of custom entrees were courteously fulfilled. Food is delicious. Live Jazz music made the night lively. This place is open late hence a great find. I would highly rate this place on their service/servers.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Martini's are delicious, as is the sushi. "Burning Man" was definitely our favorite.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, excellent service
Great food, excellent service and a sophisticated atmosphere - you cannot ask for much more in a restaurant. The menu is varied, with dishes preapared with interesting combinations of ingredients and flavors, including a good selection of fresh, sustainable seafood. I was pleasantly surprised to see several imaginative vegetarian dishes on the menu as well (I have several vegatarian friends). The only mis-steps were a little too much sweet sauce on my fiancee's fish and I thought the espresso was weak. Regardless, be sure to save room for dessert - there is something for everyone on the dessert menu and the general excellence carries through here as well. Highly recommended and we will be returning.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never having been to Melange,
Never having been to Melange, I now know it's a place very worthy of a return visit.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a splurge or happy hour
The service was spot on - perfect level of attentiveness. My salmon was over cooked a little, but the accompaniments were good. My GF liked the short ribs. Our drinks were good too. I think it's a little overpriced, but its good for a splurge night. They have a great happy hour at the bar though. Half off sushi, beer, wine, and well drinks.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a nice booth overlooking
We had a nice booth overlooking the other tables and was romantic. There were not many diners at 6 on a Wed. We started with Duck (confit) Nachos which were excellent and my wife doesn't usually eat duck. She had salmon which was good and I had the Thai pasta with grilled shrimp - noodles a little overcooked and lacking veggies but the curry sauce was very good. Our waiter was attentive but loud and tried to hard to be accomodating - not his comfort zone.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, service and
Fantastic food, service and ambience. One of my absolute favorite Ann Arbor spots!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will not let you down!!!
I had the sablefish and it was amazing. Thank you for a wonderful meal!!!
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Upon entering Melange, you descend to the basement and enter a beautiful dimly lit fine dining experience. The waitress was knowledgeable and polite and the food was outstanding.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appetizers were delicious. Sushi was a little uninspired. We wanted to order a few sushi dishes to share, but all the dishes seemed the same since the only raw fish available was tuna.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall great experience
The food was excellent. Creative recipes with great contrasts of flavor and textures. Service was slow at first but recovered. Great idea for the $3 small dessert choices.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Dinner for you!
We enjoyed our visit to Melange. The food was very wonderful and the serve was just as great.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, dark place
The food at Melange was really delicious. We had sushi and appetizers for dinner, and it was plenty. The service was great, too. I would have preferred that the venue was not quite so dark. At times it was difficult reading the menu. Other than that, a delightful experience.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing as always!
Melange is amazing! The food is outstanding!! The service is excellent and the ambiance is perfect! Would highly recommend!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and service. Love
great food and service. Love the menu. Portions great. Little desserts were a great way to end our meal.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Melange a few times and always enjoy it. The service and the food are great. We started with the hot rock tuna. I had the vegetarian special and my husband had the steak special and both were wonderful.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for special diets
Veg, vegan and Gf friendly- knowledgable staff and very willing to accommodate
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Conversation
We sat in a booth and it was perfect for a wonderful conversation with my friend. The menu had very interesting options, all we ordered was presented in an appetizing manner. The rich deep colors of the restaurant were comforting. Service was extraordinaire. The only challenge was the stairs. When I reserved on line it would have been nice to know that the restaurant is below ground and that a representative would meet you and take you to an elevator or a sign could be placed at the top of the stairs. As I am mobility impaired, I arrived at the restaurant to be confronted with a very long flight of stairs. It took a moment for someone to greet me from the bottom and give me directions to the elevator in another building.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous food & Service
What a wonderful restaurant - service, food, cocktail list, wine list - all fabulous!
A definite must if you are in Ann Arbor!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. Our waitress was spectacular in attention to detail, quiet help when asked, delightful personality, and very knowledgeable. We will definitely return, and soon.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was great. Food was superb. It was like a carnival in my mouth. Fantastic. Couldn't be any better. The entire party was thrilled.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was EXCELLENT. From the moment we walked in, it was as if we were the only customers to be taken care of. Everyone was helpful, knowledgeable, engaged in what they were doing. The food was fantastic. We tried some different things and all were quite tasty.
This place is a gem!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this restaurant!!! we
Loved this restaurant!!! we were there the night the chef cut his hand. although the food took an extremely long time to come out, everyone at melange did the right thing by us. they were very apologetic and courteous and compensated us for the wait time. it was extremely appreciated how they handled this difficult situation for them and they did an outstanding job.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a vegetarian hosting carnivorous business associates from the UK, I sometimes struggle to find new and nice classy restaurants to take them to. This was a great choice. I had the phyllo samosa and the thai noodles with tofu. They each had the caprese salad with the lamb. I really enjoyed how thye approached dessert. They have a variety of little desserts. This way, if you wanted "just a bite" you could have one, or have a few if its difficult to make the choice! I had the vanilla creme brulee for dessert and they shared the cheese board.
We also enjoyed the 50% wine night up to $75 bottles of wine- we had the Meoli Pinot Noir.
Fantastic service too.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find, not your usual faire.
Took my wife here for our wedding anniversary, had no idea it was here, tucked in between The Ark and the Irish Pub. Great attentive service, be sure to mention if its a special occassion.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the private dining
Enjoyed the private dining for large parties (note - there is a minimum to reserve)
Nice and quiet. Overall the food is delicious but that evening the fish was kind of dry.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
a real gem!
We read about Melange in Open Table and decided to try it. It was spectacular. Our server, Derek, was attentive but not obtrusive. The appetizers of chicken lettuce wraps and phyllo somosas were wonderful. My husband had sushi for his entree and I had sable fish which was moist and flavorful. We had requested a booth and were so pleased to have a roomy booth away from the rather noisy restaurant.
This is a great restaurant and we will be back!
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ann Arbor Gem
Wanted to try somewhere different for our anniversary dinner so we drove out from Windsor to Ann Arbor. We were pleasantly surprised as our dining experience well worth the drive. Melange had a sleek but comfortable interior and we were seated in plush booths which gave a romantic air. The staff were very attentive,we received a champagne toast as we were seated. The waiter displayed a vast knowledge of the menu and catered to our every whim. The food itself was delicious,presentation was superb and the combination of tastes was heavenly. All in all a wonderful evening,we will definitely be returning.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable as usual
Melange is a terrific restaurant. The ambiance is warm, upscale and romantic. The sushi is the best around town. Service is prompt and well timed.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We started at happy hour with delicious appetizers and wine, at a great price. Then we took a walk around Ann Arbor to help our appetite. We were welcomed back and sat in a cozy booth on the dining side. We all loved our meals and left very satisfied. The birthday girl felt very cherished and celebrated, enjoying the atmosphere and spectacular food.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found this restaurant through Open Table -- seeking a highly-rated moderately-priced restaurant in Ann Arbor for a group meeting there. It was spectacular! From the lighted menues -- which delighted the techies in the group -- to the interesting menu -- to the incredible flavor in each dish our group of 6 ordered, we couldn't have been more pleased! I had not heard of this restaurant before and consider it a real gem -- much better than other restaurants I'd visited in Ann Arbor. I recommend it strongly and will go back!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place for an intimate
A great place for an intimate dinner, atmosphere was subdued and low key.The service was outstanding. Our party shared the Sea Bass and Short Ribs . Both were amazing. Will definitely return.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, great service.
Good food, great service. Like some of the new updates. Nice quiet room for business meetings.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were dining at Melange for my Birthday on the recommendation of a friend who works there. Everything was great! Sushi appetizers, cocktails were great, but the sea bass was A-MA-Zing!!! The atmosphere was swanky and the service was stellar. I plan to return soon and take my staff!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went on a Wednesday night and it was completely empty except a few people at the bar. The waiter was knowledgeable about the wine and gave us recommendations. We took his recommendations for the Duck Nachos which was delicious needed less cheese tho. The salads were great and we both ordered the ribeye which was more than the travelzoo voucher allowed. The steak was average which was served with an interesting hybrid of kale and brussel sprouts. We ended our meal with a trio or creme brulee which was delish. The service was first rushed but he realized no one else was there so he slowed down and it fell into a better pace. So I'm not sure how it would really feel on a busy night. Overall experience was great and would recommend!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Wonderful Experience
I enjoyed every minute of my dinner at Melange. The food was delicious, the staff - friendly and attentive, the ambience - wonderful. We loved the live jazz. You can start your evening at the bar, enjoy a dinner and then go to the small area to listen to the musiscian playing jazz. I highly recommend the place.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinner at Melange was
Our dinner at Melange was wonderful, however, getting there was a nightmare!! Plan ahead for terrible downtown traffic and parking. Every course served was amazing and great wine selections, however pricey. Our server was outstanding, very attentive.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great meal to celebrate our anniversary at Melange. Emil was an attentive and gracious server. Food (appetizers, salad, sea bass, cod entrees) was tasteful, arrived promptly. The desserts (fried goat's milk ice cream and lemon parfait) were a bit small, given the hype, but otherwise, a nice ambience and setting for a nice dinner together to celebrate our years as a couple.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding all around
I recently dined here with my family after a UMich football game. We were stuck in traffic and missed our reservation time by more than 30 minutes. When I called to let them know we were running late they were very kind and accommodating. At the restaurant the ambience is upscale. The food and service were both outstanding. I look forward to visiting Ann Arbor again so we can enjoy another great experience at Melange.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was excellent and
Service was excellent and the food superb had a great time with my babe
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have gone to Ann Arbor many times, but we've never eaten at Melange before. I am so glad we "found" this restaurant. We got there about a half hour before our reservation so went into the bar area to have a before dinner drink. My husband asked for Brazil's national drink and the bar tender knew just what to make. That was our first pleasant surprise. Then we went in for dinner. The lamb was done to perfection. The potatoes that came with it was just so so though. The spinach/mushroom salad was just OK, but the little desserts were very good and fun to eat, yet not too filling. (It's a good thing since we were already pleasantly full.) Jon, our waiter, was helpful, courteous and diligent. We'll definitely go back to the Melange.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've eaten at melange a few times and always have enjoyed.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We brought friends for the
We brought friends for the first time; they were delighted with everything!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, great service
I always love this place. Great appetizers and main courses. Not too loud, though on a busy night, sometimes it might be loud if you have a large table, and distance between all diners.
One of my two favority restaurants in Ann Arbor !
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a lovely evening at Melange. It has such great ambience. We were able to enjoy our conversation without screaming to be heard or straining to listen while trying to ignore the conversations of other diners. Our booth was cosy, our wine was stunning and our food was delicious.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good but beware
The wait staff must be trained to push you to order more food and drink than you actually want or more than you could actually consume. I ordered a cocktail, two appetizers, and a main course. I was then asked if i'd like a soup or salad with that. Then I was asked 6 more times if I wanted another drink, and the man I was with was asked 6 or more times if he wanted another bottle of wine. Then, we were so full, we couldn't eat all our meal, and we were asked multiple times to order dessert. It got really annoying after a while.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM