Logan - An American Restaurant

4.7
1429 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.
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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Would definitely go back!

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MT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved having a sommelier come chat with me about wine and food pairing.

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t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Intimate restaurant with great food, based on American classics. We ordered two appetizers, asparagus tempura and crab bruschetta, both excellent, and I'll try to make the asparagus at home. Our two main courses, shrimp and grits and the trout, were delicious and big enough for leftovers. The bread pudding dessert was VG too, although I'm not a dessert person. All this comes with very helpful sommelier, who nicely paired our meal with a great white Burgundy.

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TB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was friendly and courteous as we waited for the balance of our party. Food was outstanding and the atmosphere readily allowed for table conversation. Nice wine list and the bottle arrived at the correct temperature, not “cellar chilled” which causes one to delay consumption. Solid experience beginning to end.

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SM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences in Ann Arbor, hands down. Never disappoints!

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have eaten at Logan several times over the past five years. On each occasion, we have enjoyed outstanding food and professional service. The menu has remained fairly consistent over that period of time. It is always pleasing to go to a restaurant and know that the meal you enjoyed previously is still being prepared. At Logan, such dishes include duck confit, Thai scallops, braised short ribs, and the pasta Bolognese. These mainstays are bolstered by thoughtful specials. On this particular visit my wife had Thai scallops and I had the Bolognese. Each was prepared perfectly. Our server was knowledgeable and the wine steward, Kevin, was both helpful and engaging. No surprises here, just great food, great service, and the happy knowledge that Logan has maintained this excellence throughout its history.

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c
Detroit
83 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wife and I now in our mid-sixties have been sometimes slighted by the downtown Ann Arbor establishments.
Gladly, our dining at Logan was quite the opposite. From the thoughtful hostess claiming our coats to the excellent service from the wait staff we felt welcomed like old friends.
The Arugula Pesto Gnocchi and Walleye with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Lemon Grass & Blue Crab Sauce were superb. I particularly liked the well-made manhattan and the Sauv Blanc fit the meal perfectly. The mousse dessert was very tasty though surprisingly firm. For those who may remember the Amaretto Mousse served by the old Maude's place, this was a faint echo of that divine treat. We look forward to our next outing at Logan in the days to come.

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MM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I eat out about 4 to 5 times a week. It was our first time at Logan. They were different in a great way. I highly recommend the Crab Avocado Toast for starters. I was really surprised at the freshnest and pop of taste for an appetizer compared with the run of the mill other restaurants appetizers. We had a wonderful experience and will be back.

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C
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. This is our favorite restaurant!

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SB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious. We have multiple favorite dishes on the menu which sometimes makes it hard to choose. But we always enjoy it. And our service was great!

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D
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always - a first class restaurant. Inventive food preparation and presentation, attentive professional service and a warm welcoming atmosphere.

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DD
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad meal at Logan. The servers are friendly and efficient without being annoying. Kevin knows his wine. It's a great place to go for special occasions and a just a great place when you want a great meal

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LL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got the Thai Scallops and OMG they were so good. It is a bit pricey but the flavor was to die for. My fiance got the Wild Boar Pasta and he said that was amazing too. Great service as well. Will return for sure.

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M
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good
When I made the reservation I should had been very explicit about the table,the 2 top they sat us at was very hard to have a conversation, but the waiter did his best and relocated us
And I thank him for going out of his way to make it a much better experience
Food was very good
Service was great

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Z
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a post-Valentine dinner as we couldn't get the reservation time we needed for 2/14. Also, we had been there for Restaurant Week in January 2019 and loved it. We wanted to experience a regular menu. Again, we had a wonderful mean, and as luck would have it, the same excellent servier, Zied. Everything was delicious, nicely paced and proportioned. We look forward to going there again!

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m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can be in NYC; Boston; London; Paris; Rome. But the best meals there are measured by the standard of Logan. And while some come close, none has raised the bar above our Ann Arbor gem. Our best moments are spent here.

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CE
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Special Valentines menu was delicious, filling, and a nice value. The stuffed quail was a highlight. The wine pairing was a good match. Top notch Ann Arbor restaurant.

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SG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set 5 course menu for Valentine's Day, great presentation, great wine pairings, just fabulous food and service. Going back again soon.

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m
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the St. Valentine's special menu. The menu was very creative. We enjoyed all the choices. Food and service were excellent.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day was awesome here. We want to come back asap

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DD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and ambiance. Did the tasting menu paired with the wine flights (great job Kevin). Have been coming here several years and always have a wonderful experience. Our waiter this time seemed a bit inexperienced and disorganized, but we typically have great service.

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S
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t been to Logan for far too long, and we were happy to go back and see that it’s still the delicious, attentive, remarkable place we remember. There are some new items on the menu which are great, and our old favorites are there and still as good as we remember. Service was wonderful, just enough attention but plenty of space. Wine list is great. Atmosphere is elegant and comfortable equally. So great to see the owners there as usual, still friendly and attending to details!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were greeted and seated immediately. Our server and sommelier were attentive and answered all questions/requests. My wife had the Scallops and thoroughly enjoyed them. I had the Shrimp & Grits and they were the best I’ve ever had. Plating and presentation were outstanding. I would have to nit pick to find anything wrong with the dining experience at Logan. We have a return visit planned soon.

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EJ
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Logan is reliably the best restaurant in Ann Arbor

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RV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Logan is one of our favorite restaurants. It is a must in our family for birthdays, anniversaries, or just because we want a great meal!

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p
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a lovely evening. Kevin, the sommelier, is very helpful and had a great wine recommendation for us.

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JD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a relatively small place - only about 15 tables. There is also a small bar - 4 seats. We did have to wait about 15 minutes after our reservation time as our table was still occupied. The noise level is fairly high. Service is excellent. It was recommended we order everything at once so they could set the timing. We did and they did. No excessively long waits for anything. Water and alcoholic drinks were refilled promptly. We had duck fritters, lamb dumplings and asparagus tempura to start. Everything was eaten in a flash. Hard to say what was best, but I'd probably go with the lamb dumplings.
They have two serving sizes of most dishes - petite and full. One person in our party got the scallop chowder and loved it. I got a petite order of the shrimp tagliatelle. It was great, very nicely seasoned and a bit spicy. The main dishes we sampled were uniformly excellent: greek lamb, duck breast special, duck confit and quail. It might have been the best lamb I've ever had. Portion sizes were good - not too much or too little.
Dessert brought us milk and cookies, chocolate mouse and brownie with pistachio ice cream. I heard no complaints.
As we finished with tea and coffee, no one was hovering to see when we would leave. The owner/chef made regular rounds to talk to diners. The bill, including about 10 drinks (wine and mixed), was in line, about $110/person, including tip.
Reservations on bust nights would be a must.

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PD
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only been a couple times but excellent each time! Amazing cocktails, excellent wine knowledge. Love that they offer half portions, allows more exploration of menu! Not inexpensive but completely worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was innovative and delicious. The menu has a good mix of trendsetters and traditional flavors, so there are multiple appetizers, smalls and meals everyone will love. Many dishes can be ordered in petite size for sharing or meal size for the small plate averse. Kevin and his featured red wine were wonderful. We ordered two appetizers and two petite dishes plus desserts and a bottle of wine. At no point were we hurried and we enjoyed lingering over the meal. This was a perfect date night.

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KM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six food snobs had dinner at Logan for the first time, and every one of us was perfectly satisfied with everything, which is unheard of. The food, wine, service, and ambiance were all excellent, exceeding our snooty expectations. We wouldn't have had to spend as much money as we did, because the menu is very accessible, offering two portion sizes for many items, but we wanted all the food we could get, right through dessert, because it was all so good. All of the waitstaff was attentive and responsive and knowledgeable of the food, wine, and bar. Five stars aren't enough.

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KZ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. We had the duck confit and a pasta sampler. Service was excellent, including our server helping make recommendations and being highly attentive.

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GW
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the atmosphere. Food and menu were excellent. Good service and advice on the wine. Food service was fairly slow.

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DD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a MUST! The food is excellent. Kevin was such a great help with picking our wine. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

I have dinned at Logans twice prior to this time. Always enjoyed the food and variety of specialty selection on the menu. I always appreciated the generous portions. All of this has changed. Often what was requested the waiter indicated it was not available. The portions were so small we left hungry and we had dessert. The asparagus had no flavor and tasted like wood. The duck fritter was tasteless as were the cheese grits.

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative and delicious food
Informed service

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KC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I usually love Logan -- this particular evening they were off their game. Service and food were ok this time, but not up to Logan's usual standards -- perhaps they were overwhelmed with volume from Restaurant Week. My biggest complaint was the very cold draft at our table every time someone opened the door. Logan needs to find some way to buffer the effects so its dining patrons aren't uncomfortable.

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CM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Logan is always a home run. The food is excellent and interesting

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TM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, food, and service were all exceptional. Great restaurant!

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SU
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely first time at Logan! The waiter was very nice and friendly and the food was a great deal for AA Restaurant Week!

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EO
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ann Arbor gem! Food is amazing and staff are 1st class. Top of the list!!

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