Grange Kitchen & Bar
I really wanted to like Grange, but they made it really difficult. Let’s start with drinks. The website advertises Happy Hour, but when we ordered drinks at our table they said we could only get Happy Hour prices if we sat at the bar, not at a table. Really? It’s so easy to make customers happy, but this is a great way to start the evening on a sour note. Then there were a lot of silly little things like getting the pasta special for my entree and being served a tiny appetizer portion and then being told I could order a second appetizer if I wanted more. C’mon.
One word about the food. The sourcing and the ingredients were impeccable, but the chef really needs to back away from the salt shaker. All five of us with five different entrees were way salted out. Like stupid levels of salt.
I wish a could have liked it.
Best brunch we've had recently. Looking forward to having dinner sometime soon.
Very attentive staff from host to wait staff. Thank you for a great Mother's Day brunch.
Consistently good food! And the menu selections are unique to the Grange.
The “Duck Fat Fries” are fabulous and homemade ice creams are off the charts.
Outstanding meal, though it would have been nice to see more green on my plate. Basil ice cream is fantastic. Noise makes it hard to hear conversation especially if there are loud parties at other tables.
We really enjoyed everything. Ambiance, food, wine and our server. Highly recommend. Inventive preparation and presentation. Loved it.
The food is very tastefully done, cocktails were good, the serving personnel were all very friendly.
Always perfect! We go here to celebrate people we love...
Brunch at grange was a perfect way to celebrate my graduation. Low key atmosphere, delicious food. The prices were very fair for Ann Arbor too. We usually think of Grange as a splurge meal, but we were surprised to compare our other common brunch spots to Grange. The quality of the meal far surpasses many other brunches in the area for the same price or even less! Can't wait to be back.
The food was pretty good but on a Friday night @7 we were one of 3 tables in the restaurant. The waitress was cold and had zero personality. The drinks were very good. I would like to try the brunch but I don’t know that I would go back for dinner.
We used to love Grange, but we hadn't been there in six months or so. We wondered why it was empty when we walked on. Explanation: My food was so bad I could hardly eat it. A pile of intensely greasy brussel sprouts with some intensely greasy leek cakes thrown on top. Like a nightmare vegetarian fry-up. My husband's fish tasted fine, but had no crisp on the skin and was lying on a lake of watery mashed sunchokes. Maybe the chef was off and someone's nephew stepped in for the night? Drinks, as always, were great.
The food is seasonal, local, and the perfect combination of comforting and surprising. The chef is excellent at accommodating dietary restrictions.
Food was underwhelming and for Easter Sunday brunch.
Everything was great except the steak. The rib eye was very tough and overly fatty. Also, all steaks come sliced and this was not made known before hand. One steak was sent back for being extremely rare and we sent 2 plates back due to being overall poor. They rest of the food was outstanding.
We had the steak which we were told was wonderful. It was so tough, we couldn’t get through any piece of it. We brought it to the staff’s attention and she said it must have been the cut that made it so tough. Amazingly enough, that entree was still on our bill when we cashed out. I expect a restaurant of this caliber to recognize a meal that doesn’t meet their standard and not charge the customer. I understand a restaurant can’t always know when their product is good until it’s served, it’s not fixing the issue that is the problem. We won’t choose to return.
We had a great time at the Grange. Very quiet. Easy to have a conversation. Loved the cocktails, the salad and the desserts. Mixed reviews on entrees. The duck was a big hit. The trout was salty (even for us salt lovers), though the sides were very good. And the curried potato cakes were delicious but, since all veg, too small a serving and that party started eating off of others' plates. We loved the coffee and sampler dessert. The Grange is one of our favorite restaurants in town.
Never had bruch at Grange before; we'll come again. Food was excellent and moderately priced. A little noisy but not overwhelming.
Four of us were delighted to find multiple items on the brunch menu to choose from and we all have different tastes when it comes to breakfast (full carb, low carb, veggie lover, foodie). I chose the omelet special - tomato preserves, kale, and goat cheese. It was delicious. The breakfast potatoes were seasoned and crispy. The service was perfect - she was there when we needed her and she also gave us plenty of breathing room. With wood floors, it is a bit echoey but not so loud that it would keep me away. Parking was a pain. I had parked on the street outside the restaurant. Mid-way through breakfast (at noon) the signs on the meters that said "free parking until 2 pm" had mysteriously vanished and I was asked to move my car so it would not get towed. This is not the restaurant's fault, just a head's up that parking is not plentiful. None of us live in A2 so we weren't sure what parking was available, and should have asked ahead of time.
Truly an outstanding meal from cocktails to dessert with superb service - shout out to audrey! Rivals some of the very best from my home town of Chicago. Unique, creative, ample. Not fussy just delicious. Recommend corpse reviver cocktail, fried Brussels sprouts, perogues , chorizo dates, walleye, buttermilk ice cream. Yum
This place is great and underrated! The food is really good, and there was no wait even when other Ann Arbor comparable restaurants were packed and on a wait. Great food, service, wine and cocktail list, and has a tasting menu with a wine pairing.
Almost perfect. Music playing in 2nd floor bar was nice, but rudely interrupted by advertising. Cut out the commercials to support the nice ambiance.
We enjoyed a wonderful family brunch on Sunday, March 31st. Food was excellent; our group's orders included the market omelet, Grange breakfast and the lemon pancakes. We've enjoyed dinner here several times but this was our first brunch -- we'll be returning. Highly recommended.
I hate it have to say this but the food was very disappointing. The fries cooked in duck fat were over salted and not particularly fresh tasting. They were not hot and crispy. The Michigan lake trout was good but the sides were lack luster. The salad was ok. The Pane Cotta with shaved ice was just strange. I must say, on my previous visits the desserts have always been disappointing. Not excited to return soon
Atmosphere was very nice and we appreciated the quiet ambiance. Menu had limited choices and main courses were only ok. We ordered the ribeye steak on special, which was chewy and not a good value for the price and accompaniments were disappointing. We also had the special fish taste and texture were mediocre at best. Appetizers- scotch egg and pierogi were excellent. Dessert was a disappointment- not very many choices other than ice cream in nontraditional flavors, none of which were very good. It was easy to get a reservation here; now I know why.
Definitely a place for foodies. Great menu, and the wine list is fantastic. We had a Bordeaux that was an absolute delight. The service is also excellent. Definitely will go back.
The food was creative and delicious. This restaurant had already been recommended by a friend and it lived up to the great review.
One of our favorite places in A2. Staff was accommodating when we had to change our reservation. Our server was very attentive but also gave us our space to enjoy a relaxed-pace dining experience. Dessert was really fun and delicious - we ordered a variety of items and shared among the table. Food was delicious and not over-sauced. Portions good to allow for appetizer, dinner, dessert, and coffee without feeling over-stuffed. Very fun evening. (And thank you Grange for being open on a Monday, when many restaurants are typically closed.)
Service was outstanding- our waitress was especially helpful in several ways. One in our party wanted something not on the menu and our waitress said she thought it was available. Very pleased with that. Then, she also was helpful in finding a store where we wanted to shop. Food was excellent and, again, our waitress gave great suggestions!
Very good food, wine selection, and service overall. For the price, though, the food should have been perfect, but there were a couple of niggling things: the pierogi were a bit doughy (they should be thinner and more tender), and the duck breasts were underdone, in spite of those of us who ordered then asking for them to be hardly pink (and the skin was not crisp). Still, it was a meal well worth it, and our party was never made to fell rushed. Pretty much my favorite Ann Arbor restaurant, after living here about 25 years.
Our favorite Ann Arbor restaurant
Outstanding jewel of a restaurant! Be sure to get the pierogies.
Loved our Sunday brunch. We enjoyed the vegetable hash and lemon pancakes. Hope to be back soon.
The food was so good. I have nothing bad to say about this place. Duck fat fries with house made ketchup were amazing!! Everything is made from the fresh ingredients and you will notice the difference!!! Highly recommend anyone to try the place.
Great food and drinks. The waitstaff seemed a bit shorthanded so service was a bit slow but overall still great experience. One of best in Ann Arbor.
Meh. We probably won’t go back. This was the third time we’ve gone to this restaurant. We had the trout and fried walleye. Just okay. Nothing special. I was particularly turned off by the skin still being on the walleye. Also had a salad to start. The dressing was way too tart and vinegary. The beer and food both arrived to our table at less than ideal temperatures. The beer wasn’t cold enough and the food wasn’t hot enough.
Love the food, service, and atmosphere.
Amazing, outstanding and mouthwatering food. The service was a little slow, but I do know we expected that due to the cook cooking the meals to-order instead of them being prepared beforehand. We were trying to catch a show so had to hurry it up a little but The Butcher's Cut was the best steak I have had in a while. They cooked it a bit rare to my liking but overall, the food was the best food I have had in a while. Definitely recommend, just know to relax and drink wine while you wait for your meal to come out.