Creative dishes on both the
Creative dishes on both the appetizer and entree menus, prepared with attention and excellence. I did not sample dessert because I forgot to leave room, but others at the table enjoyed them. The innovative cocktail menu is a highlight, but they also have an excellent craft beer selection and a large wine list.
We had table service for our group, but the bar area was crowded and animated. Despite the busy nature of the restaurant the service was very attentive. Prices are what you might expect from a Main Street Ann Arbor restaurant, but I believe it is worth your time and money.
FYI, they only take reservations for parties of six or more, but it seemed like they seated smaller walk-in groups reasonably quickly.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Raven's Club - Evermore!
The Raven's Club has a wonderful ambience -- we went on a Thursday evening to experience the jazz music. The club accommodated our group in a large round booth in the back where we could talk and appreciate the music in the background.
Exceptional service! The food choices are varied, and the bar drinks were delicious.
Our group would definitely visit the Raven's Club again.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Party of six - raves for the
Party of six - raves for the cod and lasagna, the steak, and the lamb shanks, but not for the pork Bolognese. Why grind up pork cheeks? Excellent service. Lovely restaurant.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tried The Raven's Club for
Tried The Raven's Club for the first time during Ann Arbor Restaurant Week as their menu looked to be one of the most appetizing. The restaurant isn't typically open on Mondays, but made an exception for RW.
The RW menu was the only one offered, which as disappointing to some of our party The chorizo tacos were the most popular first course - good flavor, but the tortillas completely fell apart after the first bite, making them difficult to eat. The strawberry salad with feta cheese was tasty, but the squash soup (cold, not specified) was less than desirable. For entrees, the group tried the chicken, ricotta ravioli and pork chop, all of which were fantastic.
HUGE drink menu with house-made sodas and syrups. Great bar scene!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family of Foodies
With a sister visiting from San Francisco we had to find a place that fit her standards. The Ravens Club hit the mark. Six of us shared several appetizers - 2 orders of deviled eggs (almost like Mom's!), calamari (tasty), the kale Caesar ( good way to eat kale), the cheese board (jam spreads were delicious), and the smoked nuts (an unexpected favorite). Two shared the night's special - house-made pasta with giant meatballs containing pine nuts and raisins. There was enough for the others to sample it and wish they had ordered it. Two shared the taco dishes. The lamb was braised to to perfection; chorizo was okay. Next time we'll request the chicken salad sandwich with the cranberry-walnut bread. We relaxed as the pie was baking. Yum!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for small plates
I went in a group of 6. We sat in a large both in the back - perfect for 6 and a little quieter than the front. Service was excellent. Atmosphere is casual. Entrée choices are limited so instead we ordered at least a dozen small plates to share. The food was excellent! Some of our favorites were the clay pot carrots, kale Caesar, roasted beets, short ribs, and chorizo empanadas. The only item we could not recommend is the deviled eggs. They simply weren't special. There were only two desserts so we got a couple of each to go around and they were both excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant, but suggest you go with a few people so you can enjoy as many items as you can.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM