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About Melange - Ann Arbor

Mélange
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 -

312 S. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Bar
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour- Bar/Lounge
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Lounge
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner Friday/Saturday
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Liberty & William

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 222-0202

Website:
http://www.melangebistro.com/

Entertainment:
DJ spinning in our lounge on Friday and Saturday evenings from 11pm - 2am.

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Wilian Chacon

Additional:
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

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (14)
Romantic (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
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Bar Seating (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Authentic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely love this place. Food was great, staff was very attentive. Would go back again.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Menu has substantially changed from previous so if you are picky or were expecting what you had before, check first.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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 :(

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Naan bread - Awesome!
Crab cakes - Awesome!
Flourless Chocolate Cake - To die for!!!

Chicken and rice - Average
Ribeye dish - Steak was average. The grilled vegetables were the star!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Melange has updated their menu. I am sorry to see some old favorites go, but some of the new additions are very creative.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner with family was a treat at Melange! Very interesting menu and flavors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a great experience on our date at Melange! Great food and service.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were not happy with the menu changes. The food was not the same quality as previous.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My Husband and I went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The drinks and food are amazing! We have made this our new go to place.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Delicious as always! Great happy hour and menu. Service was great.

Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Everything was amazing!!! Food, service, wine, atmosphete...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

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 :(

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We brought well-travelled friends from out-of-town, and they loved it, and especially liked the diverse menu options.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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 :)

Tags: Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Very good food and drinks are well made. The service was friendly. The only major negative was the hostess who told us as she seated us that we had 2 hours for dinner since they were so busy. The restaurant was more than half empty.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Have been to Melange for over four years and will continue to come back.

Tags: Healthy, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We sat outside at one of their few tables and got hassled by people asking for money multiple times. It was a nice night but we should've chosen to be inside. Food and staff were great as always.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent food and service. The Chilean Sea Bass is our favorite dish.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We sat outside and had a great sushi meal. Food was excellent as was the waiter.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great service! Awesome food! Will be back when in town.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Melange was very enjoyable for a birthday celebration for two. Portions are a bit small, which is why I recommend starting with one of their delicious appetizers. Dessert should not be skipped either!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Best Sea Bass in Ann Arbor. Wait staff were incredible. Friendly and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Excellent food and service. Moderately expensive but not overly so. Note you must walk down a flight of stairs from Main Street to enter.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 6, 2017

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great experience this past saturday nite!
the waiter was very professional and his recommendations were spot on for our likeings
my girlfriend enjoyed the low lighting an intiment setting
would deffinantly be back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on June 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour
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