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Vinology Ann Arbor
Vinology Ann Arbor

Vinology Ann Arbor Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vinologya2.com
  • Phone: (734) 222-9841
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Small Plates: Monday-Friday 2:00pm - 4pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    The Kitchen closes one hour earlier than close time.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jim Leonardo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Special menu packages are available for group luncheons and dinners. Inquire for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Bubble Room, our largest private dining room, seats up to 60 guests and can accommodate 80 guests for a reception style party. The casually elegant Bubble Room features hundreds of hand blown glass bubbles suspended from the ceiling, original exposed brick, and a private bar. The Cellar seats up to 14 guests for private dining and tasting events. Wine bottles line the walls of this glass enclosed private dining room offering guests an immersive, intimate food and wine experience. To reserve a private room, please contact Ashley at 734-222-9841 or e-mail events@vinologya2.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Ashley Vasquez (734) 222-9841
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz the last three Thursdays of each month from 8 pm until 10:30 pm in the main dining area.
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Bubble Room, our largest dining room, seats up to 60 guests and can accommodate 80 guests for a reception style party. The casually elegant Bubble Room features hundreds of hand blown glass bubbles suspended from the ceiling, original exposed brick, and a private bar.

    The Cellar Room seats up to 16 guests for private dining and tasting events. Wine bottles line the walls of this glass enclosed private dining room offering guests an intimate, immersive food and wine experience.

    Vinology features two completely private rooms, a third semi private area, a portable screen, LCD projector, and private sound system. Our Event Planner will be happy to work with you to meet any additional equipment or décor needs for your event.

    We hope you will consider Vinology for your next business gathering or social event. For more information or to begin planning your next event, please contact our Events Planner at 734.222.9841 or e-mail events@vinologya2.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street between Washington and Huron
  • Public Transit: Close to local bus routes, Greyhound and Amtrak in downtown Ann Arbor.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample public and street parking, free on Sundays.
A word from Vinology Ann Arbor
Vinology was created to be your everyday wine bar. Over the years the Jonna family has enjoyed sharing wine, food, and spirits through their love of experimentation and education. Whether you are enjoying a glass of wine at our full-service bar, an intimate dinner with friends, or gathering for a corporate or social event in one of our private dining rooms, we maintain a passion and commitment towards exceptional, and innovative, food and wine.
When you dine at Vinology, you have our commitment that every detail from the food we select, to the wine we serve, to the service we provide will be executed with careful attention to detail. At Vinology, "wine" down, relax, experiment, and have fun while you educate your palate and savor the offerings!

“Great food. Award winning wine list. Intimately well-paced events”
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Diner Reviews
  • "We recently went on a doubledate here. As expected the wine selection was great and overall pretty reasonable. The food was pretty good. The desserts were all great, especially the macarons."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "Excellent food, liked the 'wine flights', friendly & knowledgeable service from Kate, nice atmosphere. Go with an appetizer and small main course, leave room for dessert."
    Dined on 9/11/2014
  • "Went on Friday for an early (6p) group meal with a person we were interviewing for a position with our firm. Food and server were excellent. I had the special dinner menu and it was delicious. Appetizers were also great, esp the roasted beets. Live music started around 730p that made it somewhat hard to talk."
    Dined on 9/11/2014
  • "We had a business guest from out of town. He was wanted to talk and meet my group. Great setting to talk. Bartender was attentive but not hovering. Waitstaff at table was great everything was delivered timely. The duck leg appetizer was so tasty we ordered a second. Only problem is when the food arrived our conversation stopped. Food was too good. I will be back."
    Dined on 9/9/2014
  • "Delicious food and great tasting wine! Would definitely recommend the Pad Thai or the trout!"
    Dined on 9/7/2014
  • "We took my mom to Vinology for lunch to celebrate her 75th birthday and it was perfect! The food was great and beautifully presented. There was a nice variety of wines by the glass included in their "7-Hour Happy Hour." The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. The ambiance was inviting and she received a free desert, which made her day! All in all a delightful experience - we will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 9/3/2014
  • "Very good choice if you prefer something other than bar food after a football game. Inventive, interesting menu choices, many small plates, interesting wines in many price ranges."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "My are making our rounds in the Ann Arbor restaurant scene. This one came highly recommended. And it lived up to all the hype. Food was great, Wine selection a great and the service was great."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Despite the fact that we had a reservation, the hostess balked at our request for a booth. We were eventually seated at a booth and other booths remained open through our stay (despite the fact that we were told all booths were reserved.). The special steak was tasteless and grainy. The macaroni and cheese side dish was overly rich with dried up pieces of lobster. It is obvious that Vinology thinks of itself as a chic, gourmet restaurant for hip foodies, but they have a lot to learn. The one asset is a nice wine list. Also our waiter was pleasant and accommodating"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Enjoyed our visit. Had the bruschetta and taco appetizers. They were great ! The vegetable plate and the shrimp and scallop entrees were good too. Service was very good, as always. Overall, a nice evening. I love going in on Sundays and checking out the wine specials!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Excellent service, gorgeous ambiance--loved how you could order half portions of items!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We have visited Vinology often. The service is consistently good and very friendly. That is one reason we return, reliable service. The food has been a bit of a different story. They gave gone through stretches of very good food that was innovative, different, even fun. In the last several months we have found the food to be on the downswing. It has been ordinary, almost like they left the recipes for the sous chef without a palate or skill to pull it off. We tried 5 or 6 small plates and the flavors and dishes were heavy, lacked subtlety, and skill with spices. We will return for staff, but look forward to change in food. Great wine list as always."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This is the kind of restaurant we dream about when traveling. Interesting food, well prepared and beautifully presented. The wine list is by type (Big, Crisp, Smooth, Earthy, etc.) instead of by Region or Grape and moderately priced. You can try flights of wines or design your own flights. All-in-all, an outstanding dining experience."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Overall the experience was very good. There with our family with a range of flavor and food preferences. Cheese board and salad was great. Main dishes we had were good but not what they could be overall Basically almost too much flavor and too may mixes of spicing and flavor. Pricing very high if you are eating dinner. Wine flights are a great option and we all enjoyed the ones we selected, made it into a mini wine tasting among us. Server was just distracted, not very timely, was not in sync with what we wanted or needed any any of the times throughout the meal. Have been here before, would come back, recommend this more for happy hour appetizers and drinks then for main course focused dinner."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "If you like wine go, but as far as food there are 5 options and only your meat is warm."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great wine selections, I had the fruit bomb wine flight, I came with 2 friends and we all enjoyed our meals, the chef makes things a little different than the average restaurant which is refreshing, also the ambience was awesome, I will definitely come back! Our whole party we pleased."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Besides the obvious great wine list, Vinology also has a very good selection of beers. Another plus is that for most entres, Full or Half portions can be ordered."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. Service was great and made fabulous menu recommendations. The food was both beautiful and delicious. We were very happy."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The food was amazing, and we really appreciated that we could easily have an intimate conversation without being overheard or interrupted by our waiter. On the other hand, I would have appreciated a more knowledgeable staff about the wine and food offerings, including provenance, pairings. It's never a good sign when the waiter sells the menu by referencing his personal preferences. I'm glad we tried it, but we probably won't go back soon."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed waitstaff recommendations on both wine and entrees. Attentive service, wonderful presentation, and absolutely delicious. Menu allows for 12/ and full plate options. Desserts were creative and tasty."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Service left a bit to be desired, but they tried hard. I suggest a broader menu selection, it was pretty limited,but everything we ordered was good."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We wanted to take out of town friends to a restaurant that they would enjoy during Art Fair but not something they had visited before. We had a lovely night at Vinology. The scene outside the restaurant was chaotic but the food and service at Vinology was top notch. We shared an order of fried calamari and and mu shu pork. Both were nicely presented and tasty. The waiter warned us that the half-size entrees were not as large as they had been previously. I ordered the jerk tuna and could barely finish my half order. Other entrees at our table were the pad thai and the flank steak. Everything got a thumbs up. Chocolate lava cake and rhubarb eclair finished the meal. We left full and satisfied - exactly what I expect at Vinology."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We are regular visitors to Vinology for both lunch and dinner. We had a nice, slow lazy dinner of appetizers, small plates and salads, which we were very good - topped off with two fabulous desserts."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "What a special, welcoming place to dine. Our waiter, Scott, was outstanding in every way. He was enthusiastic about the specials, supportive of our selections and always there to meet our needs. The manager came by our table several times to welcome us and make certain everything was fine. The food was excellent and kudos should be extended to the chef. Thanks for making us feel so welcome!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had been at Vinology on 6/18/14 and loved the menu so much that I went again with friends on 7/12. The waitress told us that the former chef had returned, the menu now suited his best dishes, and there were fewer choices so that he could concentrate on those dishes. All of us had trouble finding an entree that appealed to us. Although the food was very good, I'm not sure I'll go back for dinner again if this is the permanent menu."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent food, wine and service, need I say more? My husband and I had a great experience here during restaurant week so we decided to go for our anniversary. Great decision. Our server was Scott. He was attentive, friendly and made thoughtful recommendations during the meal. We even received a complimentary dessert which was a lovely surprise. This has become our new favorite restaurant and we will definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The sweet potato flat bread and calamari were good with interesting flavors. We have the shrimp/scallop was good, but the scallops were undercooked. Another turn on the flat top and they were fine. The service was quite attentive and professional"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent management. One flaw is that they ran out of two items we ordered...a specific beer and a type of fish. They substituted another fish that I do not eat. I was only able to choose between two dishes for my entree because I don't eat certain shellfish or meats at all, and I wouldn't have chosen what I did if I weren't forced to. My food was very good though. They should just be a little more prepared for those scenarios."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Restaurant week is busy and may not be the best indicator of a restaurant's normal performance, however the service we received at Vinology during restaurant week was unacceptable. They seemed only to be interested in turning over tables rather than making sure guests had a positive experience. A multicourse meal - even at lower restaurant week prices - should be leisurely! Instead our appetizers came out minutes after we ordered them, so clearly had been sitting prepared for some time. And with our appetizers and desserts our server took our plates before we had finished eating without asking whether we were done. We were rushed out in 45 minutes. Hopefully this is not how they normally do business but we likely won't return to find out."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner but way too loud. We could hardly have a conversation without shouting at one another."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Vinology is definitely one of my favs in the Ann Arbor area. I usually stay away during restaurant week as I prefer the full experience but we needed to go out and the menu enticed me. I was not disappointed. Both food and service were excellent. My hostess did plan to seat our party in the lower level but conceded that there were very few customers on the main level. Perhaps they were expecting more people but the main level stayed empty until we left. Overall they exceeded my expectations. This is truly an Ann Arbor gem."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience during restaurant week.....we will definitely be back to dine soon!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was our first experience and we sure weren't disappointed. The wait staff was spot on with their service. They knew their stuff and couldn't have been more knowledgable or efficient. Their cheese plate was over the top delicious as well as their green salad, lettuce cups and eggplant dish. We came back after a concert for dessert and a nightcap and they were due to close in 15 minutes. But they treated us like they had all the time in the world. Next time we are in AA it will definitely be for a return visit to this fine eating establishment."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I always come here for restaurant week and special occasions. We love the wine list and the menu is always different. We have never had a bad meal and the service is great! Definitely one of our favorites"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Delicious food. One person I our party did not order from the restaurant week menu and they were still able to get the food out together and timely. Our server was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food here was very good! Went for restaurant week. They were trying out a new menu so some things were clearly a work in progress and the chef/staff knew that. My first course was the Cucumber Gazpacho, which was really good. The gazpacho itself was a bit acidic, but I liked it anyways. I really loved the combination of the grape salsa, the quesadilla, and the goat cheese. Heavenly. Wish I'd had more! The braised pork shoulder with the pineapple was delicious, but as my friend mentioned, it could've used a starch or veggie side since there's only meat on the place. The standout was the service which was awesome. They really wanted out honest feedback about the food. Overall, great experience!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "From the food to the service (ask for scott)...amazing experience..cant wait to go again."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Dined during restaurant week. We chose items from the special menu for that week. All 3 courses were extraordinarily good and the server was exceptional in spite of being quite busy. We will return based on this experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Good selection of menu items. Portions very large; share a regular entre. Works a bit too hard at presentation, which can end up being overdone. Heavy-handed drizzled sauce and olive oil on some items rather than a delicate touch. Good wine list, maybe a little pricey. Attentive and friendly service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very good food, creative lunch menu, and a great value. The ambience is superb for a quiet, private lunch. Waitstaff is attentive and offered spot on recommendations. One of my very favorite places for lunch in Ann Arbor."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
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