Vellum - Ann Arbor
Waited too long to try!Vellum opened after the New Year's holiday and I wanted to wait to avoid the crowds--big mistake. Vellum is a gem. Very comfortable ambiance and not too loud (upstairs available for more intimate privacy). The service was impeccable from wine list recommendations to descriptions of food and always keeping water and wine bottles filled. Food was delightful! Very flavorful with unique presentations, proportions ideal and deserts did not disappoint. Chef Peter made a point of visiting the table to check on meal satisfaction and is a genuine good guy with a passion to please his customers. I would rate among the top experiences in the Ann Arbor restaurant scene which we frequent very, very often. One drawback-pricey, but solid wine list.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable Find!Food was unbelievably great! The service was terrific. A great find!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWill improve with timeOutstanding service, best in town. Food is bland, small portions and expensive. They will get it right with time. Their other restaurant, Mediterrano, has some of the best food and pricing in Ann Arbor.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and servedThe food was great and served with flair and innovation. I am anxious to come back...5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMToo old?Our experience at this new restaurant was great except for one thing. We were going to a concert so made reservations for an early time. When we arrived there was perhaps one table with patrons. Told them we had reservations and then when we were sitted they put us behind a partition where we could not see anything in the restaurant and where I felt we had been placed so that no one could see that we were there. Perhaps am being overly sensitive, but felt that the staff didn't want to destroy their hip look by having older patrons. Because of this, not sure that I would recommend going to my friends even though the staff was very nice and the food flavors were outstanding.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place for a celebrationWe just had our daughter's graduation dinner at Vellum. It was perfect. Dinner was delicious and creative. We were treated to a champagne toast, unexpectedly, and given excellent service.
Would delighted to return for another visit.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEclectic choices served inEclectic choices served in appropriate portion sizes. Satisfied, but not stuffed.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMoverview of recent experienceFriendly greeting upon arrival and no wait with our reservation!
The wine list is outstanding, several choices.
The decor is simple and yet beautiful.
Wait staff on the move at all times.
Creative plates, great presentation by the chef.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the 5-course tastingWe had the 5-course tasting menu, which was absolutely superb! The flavors were things we had never really experiences in a restaurant before, and it was a unique and delicious experience. Only a couple things slightly detracted from the experience overall. One was the initial experience in ordering - it felt like we were waiting a while before even getting menus and water on the table. Though I appreciate not being rushed, we wanted to at least have the opportunity to look at the menu (especially since it was almost 9 PM). Also, we sat upstairs, which was a bit sparse compared to the downstairs seating area (which was much warmer).4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second time at Vellum.Our second time at Vellum. The food is OUTSTANDING. We celebrated our engagement. The chef made us a wonderful chocolate dessert. Best chocolate dessert ever! Everything was just perfect. We will be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was well informed withWaiter was well informed with great recommendations. Portions were perfect as we left well fed, but not stuffed.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good dining experienceVery good dining experience -- Only negative was the server's over-the-top" efforts at being helpful4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff made it a specialThe staff made it a special night for my husband's birthday. Thank you. Food was interesting and memorable. Unique. Wine list pricey, but the prefix/wine combo was a good value.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience at VellumWe had the tasting menu with wine pairings and it was excellent. We had a chance to try various dishes and wines, which is a great way to be exposed to the wonderful cuisine of Chef Peter. Highly reccommended for a unique and glamorous dining experience. Great for foodies and awesome atmosphere and service.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFoods you would not normallyFoods you would not normally find in the midwest. The dining experience more like New York than Ann Arbor. Presentations were outstanding. The wait staff and all the service staff were very attentive and helpful without being overbearing. Of particular note is the effort they put forth in providing vegetarian meals. For example the risotto they will prepare with a vegetable broth if asked and they will also bring a menu strictly for vegetarian options.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVellum is a wonderful new find!!This new restaraunt is unique in the way they prepare many of their dishes! Most of the food is from Michigan which is a definite bonus!! Taste and presentation were superb, and the service was impeccable! Their brussle sprouts were flashed fried in walnut oil, such a wonderful flavor!! I will be recommending Vellum to all of my friends!!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the most enjoyableOne of the most enjoyable meals we've had in Ann Arbor.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM