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Blue LLama Jazz Club, Ann Arbor, MI

Blue LLama Jazz Club

4.8
4.8
841 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Connecting the “Love of Food” and the “Love of Music” to offer one of the most unique and exciting dining and listening experiences in the Midwest. Here at Blue LLama we will continue our normal standards putting forth a safe and clean environment as well as following the CDC guidelines.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Latin American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (734) 372-3200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Adrian Estrada

  • Catering

    Let us bring our amazing menu to you and impress your guests. We will work with you to understand your event (big or small!) and create a menu that fits your goals and budget. Please contact crystal.iott@bluellamaclub.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Blue LLama is one of the coolest, sophisticated spaces in metro Detroit! Whether a full space buyout or section of the dining room, we have options to accommodate groups of 10 to 100. We will work with you to understand your event and create a menu that fits your goals and budget. Please contact crystal.iott@bluellamaclub.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Ann Arbor

  • Cross street

    Liberty and Main Street

  • Parking details

    South Ashley Street lot located behind Blue LLama. Street Parking also available

  • Public transit

    Blake Transit Center

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Live Music $25 Cover

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    $25 cover charge for an amazing Blue LLama Jazz Club Live Music Experience Prepayment at booking with Open Table is payment for this cover charge and holds your reservation. Our Award-Winning food & beverage menus are available to purchase upon arrival. All applicable taxes and service fees will be added at final checkout Please see www.bluellamaclub.com for specific artist details.
  • Live Music $15 Cover

    $15.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    $15 cover charge for an amazing Blue LLama Jazz Club Live Music Experience Prepayment at booking with Open Table is payment for this cover charge and holds your reservation. Our Award-Winning food & beverage menus are available to purchase upon arrival. All applicable taxes and service fees will be added at final checkout Be sure to select the CORRECT DATE when booking! Please see www.bluellamaclub.com for specific artist details.
  • Live Music $15 Cover - Late

    $15.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    $15 cover charge for an amazing Blue LLama Jazz Club Live Music Experience Prepayment at booking with Open Table is payment for this cover charge and holds your reservation. Our Award-Winning food & beverage menus are available to purchase upon arrival. All applicable taxes and service fees will be added at final checkout Be sure to select the CORRECT DATE when booking! Please see www.bluellamaclub.com for specific artist details.

What 841 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Hot spot

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    American

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Overall

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Food

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Service

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Ambiance

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Value

  • Ann Arbor

    Innovative

  • Ann Arbor

    Neighborhood gem

  • Ann Arbor

    Romantic

  • Ann Arbor

    Good for special occasions

  • Ann Arbor

    Lively

  • Ann Arbor

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  1. JA

    JamilA

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The Chefs tasting menu always impresses.
  2. S

    Scott

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great, creative food. outstanding atmosphere, and accoustics.
  3. AD

    AlanD

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I expected a laid back vibe from the jazz trio. Some background jazz that we could enjoy while eating dinner. The jazz was actually quite good; no doubt about that. But it was so loud I could not hear anything my daughter said and she sat right next to me. I could not hear anything the waitress said and she was almost yelling. I'm not hard of hearing (but it might have been an advantage). The food was good. Not great but good. It was way overpriced. Perhaps that was the Blue Llama's method of surreptitiously increasing the cover charge. I'd go again but only if I had only drinks and appetizers and was in the mood for music loud enough to drown out all conversation.
  4. WC

    WendyC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my fiancé always enjoy having a night out at this place. People are very friendly, food is really good, and the music is awesome.
  5. S

    Sheka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Blue Llama Jazz Club exceeded my expectations! My experience was wonderful. The service was top notch. The music was amazing! I had the perfect date night. It was definitely worth the drive. I will definitely be returning.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of those experiences I recommend to everyone!
  7. CC

    ChelseaCrew

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding, and we really enjoyed the Gene Dunlap Band. Brilliant ambience. Thrilled that there were gluten free options on the tasting menu.
  8. PT

    PostThanksg

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We did the chef tasting menu … everything was great … only exception was the salad which was oddly salty. Service was fantastic, cocktails were delicious. And the performance was fire! Great singer backed by tremendous musicians. We will be back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A bit expensive but great service and I had a nice time
  10. JL

    JazzLover37

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I traveled an hour to visit the Blue Llama, in celebration of my husband and they did not disappoint. When I say everything was amazing... from our arrival to our departure, I mean it. It is exactly as advertised and then some! My cocktail booth seat was wet when we arrived and our waiter, Cameron, resolved the issue for me as soon as I informed him of the issue. I did take issue was with the bathrooms. They were clean but the water remained ice cold, no matter how long I let it run on the "hot" side, to wash my hands. It was 23 degrees the night we went but still. We ordered the lamb chops and seared salmon, along with purchasing light fare & libations event tickets beforehand. The food was some of the best we've ever had! Not even kidding (and we're kind of snobbish about food, lol). Before we even arrived, I messaged them about the ingredients of our meals, due to some food intolerances, and the customer service was great in that regard as well. The sorbet flight was the fare we chose with our tickets and it was soooooooo good! The coconut sorbet tasted like cereal milk, but in a good way. My husband had the Butterfly Pea Gin cocktail and I had a mocktail (can't remember the name but it was good as well). Everything; from the musicians, to the food, to the service, to the general atmosphere & crowd was excellent and we now have a favorite spot to go to when in Ann Arbor. The only thing I'd suggest is that they add that parking is not free in the lot behind the restaurant. We were there for 5 hours and paid $7.50 for parking, to give you an idea. We felt very safe & enjoyed every minute of those 5 hours, lol. We can't wait to go back.
  11. L

    Luke

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The server did not serve us the included food in the ticket price until 2 hours after the event started and tried to charge us for included drinks.
  12. DD

    DanielD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    I thought I would take my wife for her birthday, to a nice relaxing dinner with live smooth jazz but instead it was so loud and the drummer was going crazy that I couldn't even talk to friends across my table. I asked for two sets of ear plugs for my wife and I and forget about talking and have a normal dinner. I was going to leave but I was embarrassed to leave since I invited couple of our friends to be with us. I should really get my money back, that wasn't enjoyable dinner at all. I'm going to take it to social media and let people know if they want to have a nice quiet dinner with live players DO NOT go to Blue Lama.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I’m going to start off saying this. For the first time ever I had a very poor experience. Every time I go to the restaurant I have a amazing time and even recommend to family and friends. But yesterday or the Saturday team was terrible. The food was decent and is normally amazing. The salad was over salty like someone spilled it into the dish. The drinks took forever but understandable for being a full house. But our waiter only came to are table three times. To greet us, second time to pour water, third time to hand us bill. Not check to see if we wanted anymore drinks not make sure food was up to par. The Band was terrible, just terrible please don’t bring them back.
  14. C

    Champaignblue

    Chicago

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cameron was the best. Great music. Great food. Can’t wait to come back.
  15. BW

    BryanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food and the setting couldn't be better.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The Latin Jazz performance was incredible. The ambiance was amazing. I’d definitely return again.
  17. H

    Hnb2

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow this was the best birthday surprise ever for my husband.
  18. NR

    NickRy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food, drinks and music! The service could have a been a little more responsive, but would definitely go again.
  19. G

    Grant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommend to anyone for a special night. The staff was phenomenal
  20. M

    michaelM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner/hazz club; a bit of Manhattan in Ann Arbor!
  21. S

    Scott

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The ambiance, music and food was exquisite! Top notch musicianship and high caliber culinary offerings created a truly sensational experience! The only downside was the service: although the waitstaff were very polite, we waited 10+ minutes for each drink order and 40+ minutes until our first tasting course (salad) arrived.
  22. JM

    JacobM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great music, great service. It’s expensive but that’s okay
  23. j

    jimm

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Love the club. Music is great. Food is pretty average. Steak had an off odor, almost a lighter fluid smell.
  24. O

    Oscar

    Mexico City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We wanted to go to a place to enjoy a good meal and listen good music(Jazz). We took the 10:15 pm reservation for the Dinner and show experience but once we were there we were notified that the live music band played from 7 to 10 and afterwards there was a DJ playing music (Latin dance music). It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t what we expected. The waitress was super attentive and to compensate that, we got a 50% discount on a bottle of wine we ordered. The food was very good and the service was excellent.
  25. EM

    EveM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply Amazing. This is by far, my favorite place to frequent.
  26. SB

    SBS19

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience with excellent entrees and desserts, but the best part are the sets. We saw the Josef Deas Trio and they were superb, especially the guest singers. I had a memorable 30th birthday! Loved the free b-day creme brulee! Beautiful ambience, intimate and when I come back to Ann Arbor, my husband and I will be back!
  27. JM

    JacksonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Blue Llama was a great experience. The interior space was a little smaller than I expected it to be, but it does a good job of putting you in an intimate setting with the musicians without feeling crowded. And music is certainly the focus. The Trio that played was incredible. Not only as musicians but in the personal connection they formed with the audience threw stories told and conversation. Food was excellent but very rich. Everything was wonderful and the portion sizes looked fine but I found myself unable to finish everything. Wine selection was extensive by the bottle but fairly limited by the glass. If you're looking for good music, food, and atmosphere - Blue Llama is a great spot. My only word of caution would be the noise level. It's not a great place to converse with your table due to the noise level, so if you're looking hold a dinner meeting or catchup with an old friend, you might want to find somewhere quieter.
  28. B

    Borisgoodenough

    Detroit

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Finally, a big-city jazz club in Ann Arbor. Once inside you could be forgiven for thinking you've landed in New York or Chicago. Great design, acoustics, and sight-lines match up well with the top-notch local, regional and occasional national acts that grace the stage. Food comes in well above expectations for a jazz supper club, though preparations have trended more mainstream than creative since the opening, and prices of both food and drink have recently soared, making it better suited for a special night out than a Wednesday drop-in for dinner and some music, at least if you're on a budget.
  29. JG

    JosephG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food in most cases is very well prepared. Yesterdays starter was served with burnt toast. Never should have left the kitchen; ate the tomato and burrata. The Barramundi was perfect but more of a small plate than a main course. Given that the fish is farm raised and less expensive than Halibut or Chilean Sea Bass, a better portion would be appreciated. Just a thought. The Manhattan was very good. Service was very good although the starter should have been noticed.
  30. ED

    ErnestD

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent event, great food and entertainment. Will do it again very soon.
  31. CM

    CarlexaMerega

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! We enjoyed dessert, drinks and the music. Our service was wonderful, the waitress was very attentive and sweet. We definitely will come back to try Blue Llama for dinner and another show.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from initial greeting to good bye was perfect. Complements to the chef. Great performance lineup.
  33. SB

    ShawnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife out for her birthday. Great time. Thanks.
  34. JM

    JessM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and jazz.
  35. WS

    WendellS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, wonderful music, good food and drinks.
  36. DW

    DonW

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue Llama offers a mix of great music, excellent food, and friendly service. I will go back.
  37. K

    Keith

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Only issue was being out of the liquor I wanted. Otherwise the food, music and service are top shelf.
  38. MB

    MichaelB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue Llama, Our dinner was outstanding. Thank you, Chef. Maria and the rest of the team hustled and charmed all evening long. The Keith Hall trio provided the ambiance you would expect from a night at a jazz club. What a warm and gracious experience for my wife's birthday. Next time we are in A2, we will be back. Thank you, Michael
  39. TG

    TinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved this experience! Only had an appetizer and a glass of wine, but both were good.
  40. KP

    KP7865

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Wife Birthday

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Blue LLama Jazz Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 372-3200.

Blue LLama Jazz Club is rated 4.8 stars by 841 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Blue LLama Jazz Club

314 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Liberty and Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Ann Arbor

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Latin American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    South Ashley Street lot located behind Blue LLama. Street Parking also available

  • Public transit

    Blake Transit Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Adrian Estrada

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (734) 372-3200

  • Catering

    Let us bring our amazing menu to you and impress your guests. We will work with you to understand your event (big or small!) and create a menu that fits your goals and budget. Please contact crystal.iott@bluellamaclub.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Blue LLama is one of the coolest, sophisticated spaces in metro Detroit! Whether a full space buyout or section of the dining room, we have options to accommodate groups of 10 to 100. We will work with you to understand your event and create a menu that fits your goals and budget. Please contact crystal.iott@bluellamaclub.com for more information.

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