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About Melange - Ann Arbor
The word Mélange means a combination or variety and we think it really captures the essence of the menu - The menu brings together a wide range of ingredients and culinary influences within each dish, but comes together to create its own unique fingerprint -
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour- Bar/Lounge
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Liberty & William
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
DJ spinning in our lounge on Friday and Saturday evenings from 11pm - 2am.
Mélange Catering is a full service, off premise
catering company dedicated to providing exceptional, locally sourced,
seasonal ingredients. From elegant food and attentive
service, rentals, entertainment, and decor; we cover
everything so all that you have to do is show up for your event.
Our professional staff will work with you at our no-cost consultations to design a custom menu and event, navigate your budget, and exceed your expectations.
There is a public lot located directly behind Melange. You may enter it from William st. or South Ashley st. Parking in the street is free after 6pm Monday - Saturday and all day on Sundays and holidays.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Laura at 734-669-3570 to plan your special event.
Melange - Ann Arbor Ratings and Reviews
Quality of food was amazing but I did not believe my scallops were worth $38.00!
My friend and I enjoyed the two sushi rolls and Japanese fish but we we're quite disappointed that sitting in the restaurant almost all the sushi choices were no longer available. Apparently you have to sit at the bar to get more sushi roll choices.
I really love the new menu. All of the food orders were amazing. I’m not in love with the service or ambiance in the dining room however. It took 20 minutes from being seated to get a server to come by to ask for our drink order and a cappuccino was literally served cold but replaced and later not charged for. Kudos on that.
The new atmophere is much brighter than I remembered. Too bright. There were candles on the table that were pointless. Honestly I’ve been there before where it was too dark. A happy medium would be appropriate.
Not a fan of the new menu - they got rid of all the old favorites, especially the duck nachos.
Service was good, being they were short staffed. Went to Melange for our anniversary and it just was not the same as we remembered - the value is certainly not aligned with what you get.
Happy hour in the bar area may be the only reason to go. To be honest, there are just too many other good places in A2 to dine for the money.
We came in for the duck nachos and unfortunately they aren’t on the menu any longer. We found alternative appetisers which were yummy but everything was So Spicy. My friend couldn’t finish her dinner...and one of us couldn’t even find something they wanted to eat. Just check the menu before you arrive. The hostess also was a big haughty/negative asking us for a reservation in an empty restaurant at 5:450pm. Not sure what Melange is up to but it has changed :(
With the arrival of Eve Aronoff as lead chef, this restaurant has further elevated its level of gastronomical sophistication. Unusual use of juxtaposing spices makes for a number of very interesting meals, with the presentation equally matching the preparation itself. This restaurant has now definitely earned a place on the short list of Ann Arbor's go-to solutions for fine dining, as well as being a convenient haunt to catch up with old friends. One simply can't go wrong in choosing Melange.
Food was fantastically prepared and beautifully presented. Service did not meet expectations: our server was absent most of the night and we had to ask the bartender for service several times. The notes section of our reservation stated we were celebrating a birthday, but the restaurant did not acknowledge this. At this price point, I expected better service.
Liked the new menu with eve’s influence. The house naan was reminiscent of the brioche at her namesake restaurant. The duck wontons were a good start and loved the condiments. We got the ribeye which was really tasty and the mushroom pasta that was the perfect comfort dish. The citrus tart was refreshing to finish. We’ll be back!
My husband and I came to Melange in August for our anniversary dinner and it was amazing! We just recently came on 11/11 for a special occasion and the food was just very disappointing. We were excited for the duck nachos which are no longer on the menu and the menu was all spicy foods with not a lot of variety. We personally liked the old menu much better.
We waited more than one hour for food that had clearly been in the heating oven for 30 min. Nothing about the food is particularly interesting, it's very average for the price they charge. Service was also poor and confused. I won't come back there for sure.
Interesting and diverse menu, delicious and visually appealing food, upscale decor...this restaurant is great for any kind of occasion from an anniversary or birthday to a casual get-together with friends. Access is a little difficult for people with mobility issues, so I would recommend calling ahead if you have any such issues.
Everything I had was absolutely delicious. Decadent but also light; not overly rich or filling. Saffron lobster ravioli is to die for in a tart saffron lemon sauce. Arugula pear salad was so light and refreshing and packed full of flavor. The lettuce raps were very savory and crisp. The atmosphere was upscale, trendy and cozy, but casual attire was welcome. The prices were reasonable and much lower than I would have thought. Our waitress was very accommodating, personable and friendly. I will definitely be back, hopefully often.
Waited over an hour for food that was poorly cooked (1 of 2 lamb chops burned, duck was well-done when requested medium, etc.). We were the only ones there on a Monday night, so the wait seemed excessive. Another couple came and the hostess say them right behind us-the whole restauarant was empty!? Lighting was too dark- could barely see what was on the table. Overall, we came here to have a special night out and were disappointed :(
Came with friends for dinner and dancing on Saturday night. Had a good time. Server was attentive, great food and grapefruit cocktails were delish. Moderate crowd before 10. Got packed later for dancing. Fun and crowd is not too young or too old. We'll be back :)
Chose Melange for a recent Saturday evening date based on wonderful reviews on Open Table. The restaurant had only a couple tables occupied when we arrived around 7pm and never really got busy it seemed. The circular booth we were seated in was fun. We sampled a couple of the specialty cocktails - the Skeleton Key was great! We tried the spicy crunchy tuna roll as an appetizer, which was just ok. I ordered the Sea Bass for dinner but didn't love it. My husband's filet minon was delicious. Overall the food and portions didn't seem worth the price. Many other great restaurants in the area so probably won't be back.
Great food and wine list. Friendly service. Restaurant had space for many more but that allowed us and our friends to have quiet evening conversations.
Managers allowed us to have our second bottle of wine at the price of our first because our choice was out of stock. Really appreciated it.
I can't believe that living in Ann Arbor for more than 10 years I hadn't dined at Melange. What a nice surprise! The food is superb. The atmosphere? I felt I was at a restaurant in New York. Melange, you have become one my favorite, if not my favorite restaurant.
Service was fine, but the server felt a little off in his attitude toward me; it's hard to identify exactly what it was, but he felt a bit cold, like he wasn't exactly thrilled that I was there. Which was odd, because when I observed him interacting with other tables nearby me, he seemed jovial. My bacon-wrapped shrimp was good, but the flavors were a little mild compared to other places I have had a similar dish. The tuna tartare was good, but a bit under-salted. My filet mignon, a dish I normally quite love, was underwhelming. I asked for it cooked medium-rare, and it came out medium. I didn't bother sending it back, because I honestly just didn't want to interact with my server. The key lime pie I had was quite tasty, except that the outer crust was a little burned. For an $80 meal (including tax and 20% tip), it wasn't worth it. I don't think I'll be back.
The ambiance is great for a date but the value compared to the amount of food doesn't quite add up for me. We orderd two $24 and up entrees, no salad, no bread. The kids chicken tender meal had extremely over salted fries, she didn't eat them because they were so salty. There was no barbecue sauce for her tenders. The entrees were good but not for the price you pay compared to the cost.
I took my son in for dinner the other night. On the recommendation of our waiter, he ordered the short ribs and I ordered the sea bass. Both were simply outstanding in taste, temperature, and presentation! The waiter, David, was professional, attentive, and intuitive in terms of our needs.
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