Vinotecca and the Elm Room

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Wine Bar
Vinotecca, an upscale wine bar and restaurant featuring wine friendly world cuisine, full bar, and live blues and jazz. Also offers several semi-private event spaces for groups up to 50 and The Elm Room, an adjoining private banquet facility which seats 50 to 150 guests for weddings, parties and corporate events. Our sister restaurant is Vinology, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Specials

HAPPY HOUR

Not your average happy hour. We don't buy cheap food or use cheaper booze. We sell our high quality offerings at half price. FOR REAL. Every weekday from 4-6. 5 appetizer specials. 1/2 off wines by the glass (with over 30 selections to chose from), 1/2 off draft beers, and $7 standby martinis. Yum!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 4, 2018

Ends: December 5, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

TUESDAYS are LADIES NIGHT

Enjoy happy hour all night on drinks. That means 1/2 off our wines by the glass, draft beers, and $7 standby martinis. This is the best Tuesday night offer in town. Bring friends!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 4, 2018

Ends: December 5, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-11:00PM

What 198 People Are Saying
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KA
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eddie made our brunch a wonderful experience and the food was delicious!

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was there with friends Wine and drink menu is on a I pad which I do not prefer. Not very many choices of wines by the glass.

Y
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time for all 6 of us. We took advantage of the Happy Hour offerings. Very tasty, maybe a tad larger portions. Our waiter was nice/ good, but you know how they can get a little " over friendly"? We were there to visit each other, not him.

OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Service!!

CW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Friends reunion

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Enjoyed the ambiance and the food was good but pricey for portions. Could really be more generous. I like live music and thought the band was very good but couldn’t really talk to friends who I wanted to catch up with. Think it would be better to not sit diners by the band. Service was good for the most part.
Valet parked for $10.00 in front but not complimentary, which it should be.

S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was looking forward to trying this restaurant and what a disappointment!! Nothing was awful, but it wasn’t amazing either. This restaurant is too expensive for just a OKAY at best experience. Our server was sweet but didn’t know much about the menu or the wine list. The entire experience was nothing to go back for. I don’t recommend it.

n
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Waiter could have been friendlier

d
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cool vibe with band starting at 8:00. Lighting is perfect for setting the jazz mood. Room is a bit of an odd layout for what they are doing but if you get one of the really close tables it is very cool and intimate. Food was terrific and wines by the glass were interesting and every one we tried was great. Really a unique gem in Birmingham.

s
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ed was our server, efficient, discreet and absolutely not intrusive!
Food is tasty and genuine.
Music was at a reasonable loudness (we were seated in the patio).

C
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The ambiance / look and feel is fantastic. The food is always delicious (and there is a wide variety of really interesting dishes). And the service is great!

j
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had a 6:30 reservation and arrived promptly. No one was at the front to greet us. We waited for 5 minutes for someone-anyone to acknowledge us. We finally left ... too bad because previous experience was good. We won’t return in the future. Terrible customer experience.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Patio is great. Eddie (server) is charming and extremely knowledgeable. You can tell this is a well run restaurant from the top down.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for brunch on Sunday. Service was very slow considering we were the only table in the restaurant. The food was good but nothing stood out as amazing. With so many other locations to choose from this would not be my first choice, but they do have a nice outdoor patio.

b
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the shrimp app and the salads!! Great spot for dinner!

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, wine, and drinks. Found the iPad menu for drinks a little cumbersome.

SG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyed my experience! They made me feel special on my birthday. The staff was incredibly friendly, the food was great and the ambiance was perfect.

L
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Eddy was friendly and enthusiastic. We enjoyed meeting owner, John Jonna, and learning about Rose wine among other liqueors. Food was outstanding. We'll be returning.

ME
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at Vinotecca but definitely won’t be the last. My boyfriend and I searched for a restaurant neither of us had been to and found Vinotecca. I checked out the menu online and couldn’t wait to try it out.

We started with a pizza, the Ahi tuna poke and truffle fries. The fries were a mix of sweet potato and regular potato and were delicious without being super salty. The pizza was AMAZING! Not too greasy, not too much sauce perfect amount of ingredients. The Poke was not my favorite, not enough flavor for me... Too seaweed-y flavored.

After all that food we shared the Kona coffee rubbed filet. I ordered it medium well and got medium rare. But when we mentioned it to the server he rushed it back to be made again ... then about 4 people came to the table to apologize including managers and the chef himself and they comp’d an amazing tiramisu dessert. After they remade our steak, I must say... it was THE BEST filet we have had in a very long time. After 3 previous bad experiences with filet mignons at high end specialty steakhouses, we had sworn off steak for awhile. I’m SO glad we gave in and tried it at Vinotecca. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Will definitely be back soon.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place-great ambience and they make the best Old Fashions! Band was great too and we have yet to be disappointed with their live music!

T
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good concept, and quite good food, though not quite up to 'best' level locally. Nice to be able to get half or whole portions on entrees.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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RL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night out with friends visiting from SC! Food was amazing. Service was great! Our drinks were awesome, too. Great night all around!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Eddie is an excellent waiter.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good but very noisy on a Sat night. We were sitting outside on the patio, music was blasting inside. Hard to have a conversation.

M
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always positively surprised by the menu, the service and the venue!

RM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We love the patio that they have but this day, one order came out wrong and another order had plastic in it. They provided a free dessert for the wrong food and a new order for the meal that had plastic in it. By the end of the meal we were irritated and the server brought a single bill when there was three of us and three cards. After the third attempt to get his attention he finally came to our table and was not able to split the bill so we had to tell him how to split the bill. He didn't include the tax so he had to come back to the table to see where to charge the tax. We decided we will not be back for any meal.

JD
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food on top of the wide selection of wine. Definitely worth the money.

LO
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for after dinner drinks and the live music. It was fantastic! The service is top notch and the band was super fun and engaged with the crowd. We'll definitely be back.

b
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food-apps to share! Great balance of outdoor and indoor space, we were a group of old friends meeting for a girls night—the cauliflower app is so good!! Salads are beautiful and tasty! Will for sure be back!

DL
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

There was a wierd party or event going on which I wish was mentioned when we booked it. They were very loud and annoying as the speaker was on in the outside dining area where we were eating. The food was food, nothing spectacular. I proywont come back.

RD
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My husband and I got the chicken that was very dry and just not good. We’ve been to Vinotecca multiple times and this was our first disappointing experience.
The service provided by Eddie was superb as always, he is most professional, efficient and personable.

LC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great! Eddie our waiter is always the best!

M
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal composed of small plates. It was a perfect prelude to watching a movie across the street at the Birmingham Theater. The patio is an exceptional space - much better than other outdoor dining venues in Birmingham. Service was outstanding.

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was terrible and server lied about prices and never showed us an actual menu, just told us how much things were but then didnt honor the prices he said. Would never come back. Ladies night is a scam. Beware.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Both my husband and I had over cooked meals. We figured we were given the other half of the orders at the table that were prepared well. My dish was way too salty.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting and service. The food was excellent. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

L
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

went with a group of friends and while the service was nice, the food took about an hour to get and once all the food came there were two meals missing of which one of them they had run out of. So at that point the person was not able to order something else. Management did not come and rectify the situation. Would not go back.

P
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely birthday celebration at Vinotecca!
Everything was perfect, from happy hour thru dinner. We really felt pampered and will be back again.
Larry was a superb host!!!

MK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The experience was terrible. The food was limited, they had lox, but no cream cheese or Bagels.

I had to wait for 45 minutes in line for them to prepare me an omelet , they were extremely unprepared and under staffed.

Then they charged us 20% gratuity automatically, for bad service and a buffet.

I clearly would never go back, first of many buffet that i was extremely disappointed, and on mothers day

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