Logan - An American Restaurant

4.7
1343 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
LOGAN Restaurant opened in November 2004, with a commitment to providing Ann Arbor a unique and truly sensational dining experience. We are a small, independently owned and operated business. As such, we feel we can be attentive to the small details that separate great restaurants from the rest. For example, Chef-Owner Thad Gillies and his staff prepare from scratch each day the culinary components that are the base of everything we do. When they combine these elements for your dining pleasure, they transcend the French cooking techniques used to create them, in fact, they also transcend the many culinary traditions our kitchen draws from to create our “New American Cuisine”. Great food alone does not make a great dining experience, though; we feel that great wine, beer, and spirits are an essential part of that experience, as well. We are seek to offer you the very best of all of these we can obtain, always with a focus on excellent value.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Eurasian, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(734) 327-2312
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Thad Gillies
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Private party facilities
Our space is available for rent for parties up to 60 people.
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Private party contact
Ryan: (734) 327-2312
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main St.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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SU
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant, with the menu would have new things more often

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DD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent service. Good menu. Miss original biscuits and carrots but it goes

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LM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great. Owner was great. Waiter was very odd....struggled to answer basic questions about the menu and was not very attentive.

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JP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The resturant had a good ambiance and not only the waiter,but the other employees came by to see how we were doing, and we chatted for a bit.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. But really slow service - especially given that it is a small restaurant and there seemed to be many waitstaff. The restaurant was not packed either. Unfortunate.

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DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was friendly, nice and attentive but it appeared as though there was an issue in the back of the house. Very long meal.

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O
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time there, but others have told us how good it is. Lived up to expectations.

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DH
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The trout was delectable, and Tuscan bean soup was an explosion of flavors. The whole experience was great. Chef Thad is to be congratulated. 5 stars.

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JH
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Every dish excellent. Makes choosing very difficult. Wine selection and recommendations superb

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h
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food from apps to dessert! Great wine list with selection of reasonably priced wines.

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m
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food at Logan is always very good and keeps us coming back.
Occasionally the wait staff and cramped setting makes the overall experience less than great.
Our waiter last night acted like he was in a rush and interrupted our conversations abruptly often. Then to top it off, he forgot to bring my wife her leftovers. When we asked for them they were gone. He offered to give us credit on our “next visit” which at this point is assuming a lot.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!

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J
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Logan's never disappoints. The food is very imaginative and excellent. The service is extremely professional. The room itself is pleasant and comfortable. This is is one of our select go to restaurants for special occasions.

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Logan. The food was delicious and I was so excited to eat my leftovers later that evening! A chill vibe, with delectable tastes in every bite of every dish.

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M
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy good food.

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s
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The new menu was fabulous. Every morsel perfect. And our server was outstanding.

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s
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the new menu. Many delicious dishes. We tried the tasting menu to sample as much as possible.
We also took a flight of wines and enjoyed the and Kevin's descriptions imensely.

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J
Detroit
66 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best tasting food in Ann Arbor again and again.

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RV
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

From New York City and just dropped our son off for his freshman year at UofM. Spent total of seven nights this summer in Ann Arbor and tried all the so-called “best” in Ann Arbor list. Logan is far and away the best. The chef was trained at New York City’s famed Lespinasse, and it shows. Every dish is complex and inventive. Menu is a mad scientist mix of cuisines and flavors. The beef short rib was among the best I’ve ever had. Shrimp and grits with a Mexican mole sauce - who thinks of that! Gnocchi pesto - again maybe the best I’ve ever had, even in Italy. Some waitstaff are students and so not perfect professional grade, but everyone is friendly, earnest and helpful. You are made to feel appreciated and comfortable. The Chef came out and chatted with us and was engaging and humble. This is hands down our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor. Not to be missed.

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f
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Ann Arbor restaurant!! The service, food and wine are all outstanding!! We both had the special and it was spectacular!! The bottle of wine that the sommelier helped us pick out paired
perfectly with the skate dish. The chocolate mousse for dessert was wonderful!

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FY
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way possible. Other than too noisy (2 large tables) is was absolutely perfect.

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BS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience, tried the tasting menu, and while most were things that I wouldn't have ordered, all were very good. I particularly loved the scallops!

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MO
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation at 6:30, arrived on time and the place was about 1/2 the capacity. We ordered a glass of wine and studied the menu for a few minutes and ordered. We got our food one hour later. A fish soup that was already prepared and a 30 dollar pork chop.

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W
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were spectacular. Unquestionably the best in Ann Arbor. The sommelier Kevin deserves kudos for expert assistance in matching wines with our meals.

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MN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Logan. We had a great conversation at the bar with Raleigh and Kevin. Raleigh's cocktails and house made ingredients are phenomenal and Kevin's wine knowledge is amazing. The wait staff is super attentive.

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G
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, quality cocktails. We ate our way through the menu, and it was reasonably priced for the quality.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food prepared to perfection. Great choices and now offering a petite or full serving which we loved it allowed us to try more foods on the menu. Pasta was as good as any we had in Italy and his scallops are Devine.

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DH
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A truly great dining experience: knowledgeable staff: great wines: even better food. We felt like royalty.

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r
Detroit
69 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Logan has (finally) changed their menu a bit and it is an improvement. The smaller portion option appeals to us geezers. They have maintained the quality of the food. I find the dessert menu boring but otherwise it is an excellent special occasion restaurant.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Expensive but the food was interesting and delicious. Cocktails have really improved and suggested wine pairings were spot on. A very nice evening out for a special occasion.

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C
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. The chef is amazing with a potato dish that was new to us (which isn't easy!). 3.25 hours for three courses - worth every minute, but obviously don't expect to get in and out quickly.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine.

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M
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was really great. Interesting and diverse menu. Loved the half course pasta and my dinner special "trout". Staff was very friendly but we just seemed to have confusion getting our drinks or wine, nothing serious to complain about. Will go back again for sure.

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d
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. We had the scallops which were one of the most creative I’ve had. Short rib was outstanding. Go eat there!!!

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MC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our new favorites in the area. The menu has a lot of creative options that don’t disappoint.

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m
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service as always. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. The food was amazing- the true expression of a great chef! The ambience was beautiful as usual. Kevin matched our courses with wine perfectly. Going back to Logan is like spending time with an old friend, never disappoints and you can catch up on the new elements of a great menu. A perfect evening!
(Photos: a perfectly prepared rainbow trout that lets the fish shine; beef bourguignon that melts in your mouth; and a chocolate mouse dessert to die for!)

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GS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We had heard for years about how great this restaurant was, so were excited to finally go there for a birthday. Our response is, to quote Public Enemy, "don't believe the hype." One of the party (of 4) did not think that the meal was that good, two thought the Thai scallops were great, and one thought that the confit of duck leg, while good, certainly did not match the claims of the results of the 10-hour process; it was like a good roasted duck leg (the sides accompanying it were highly praised, however). Two different desserts were shared by the two pairs of people, and they were both extremely good. A cheese appetizer was interesting, but could have benefited from a couple of crackers or flatbread pieces. Even with an awareness of the prices going in, the meal did not come across as a good value-5 scallops in the Thai scallops dish came out to $8/scallop, which is a lot, even considering the very good sauce accompanying them.

The main failing of Logan on our visit was the service, which cannot be characterized as anything but lousy. It took 20+ minutes to get served drinks after ordering (just over a dozen tables were staffed by 3 servers; two additional people were behind the bar, plus a manager/sommelier). Salads and entrees came in a little more timely fashion, but this struck all in the party as a real failing of the establishment. The entrees were somewhat tepid when they arrived.

All things considered, we will not be returning to Logan.

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M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

As usual, Logan is a great place to have dinner. Excellent menu, well prepared dishes, very good wine list, and a very comfortable and not too noisy ambience. On this visit, with the restaurant very crowded (probably due to the vintage car show outside) the service was much slower than usual....but still very friendly and caring. Logan is an Ann Arbor gem, and a very cozy, friendly, and tasty place to have a great meal!

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M
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic and service very good. Would recommend for date night. Try the shrimp and grits....sooo good. The trout was perfect as well.

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a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Logan has been our favorite local restaurant for many years, and we go there to celebrate our anniversary and other special occasions. I'm sad to say that this time it didn't live up to our expectations. First we had cocktails which were new and good. I ordered the crab and avocado starter which has been on the menu in some form for many years. This time the crab salad tasted of not much other than crab - no punch from the mustard - and actually a little fishy. Disappointing. For entrees, I also thought the scallops tasted a little fishy this time. I enjoyed the fried perch, though my husband disliked the sauce and the side papaya salad had a little too much fish sauce which made it very salty. The dining room also had some unpleasant aromas that evening (but not sure what exactly). The wines, as picked by the sommelier to go with our chosen dishes, were excellent and the pairings spot on as always. We will probably try again one more time - for the price, the entire experience really needs to be outstanding to keep us coming back.

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