Vinotecca and the Elm Room

4.4
146 reviews
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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

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Once again we are honoring moms with our elegant Mother's Day Brunch! Enjoy three chef attended stations with tenderloin carving, omelet bar, baked french toast, chicken wellington and so much more.... $45 plus tax/grat, $15 for kids 12 and under, FREE for kids under 3 years old.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Back by popular demand is our Easter Brunch Buffet! Enjoy three chef attended stations with tenderloin carving, omelet bar, baked french toast, chicken wellington and so much more.... $45 plus tax/grat, $15 for kids 12 and under, FREE for kids under 3 years old.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Tue - Wed 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM

What 146 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and excellent brunch. Will definitely be back!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinnee

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C
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and delicious food! Fun atmosphere and good vibe for socializing!

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DM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food in a relaxed atmosphere. The tables include regular tables and high tops. Dining surrounds the bar, but it wasn't too loud on a Wednesday night. The dumplings were divine.

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a
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so well taken car of......A lot of personal attention. The food exceeded expectations....Great wine list. .really enjoyed and will look forward to our next visit.......

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KB
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service Eddie our waiter is awesome hidden gem

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V
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The service was a bit slow.

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OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

this is a nice place for a group. great wine list obviously by the name, although the food list is somewhat limited. Food is good, interesting options on the apps list.

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T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise! The beet salad with homemade ricotta is to die for!!!!! Cant wait to go back!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Went for a Sunday brunch. Although it was extremely empty and quiet the service was incredibly slow! We had to constantly ask for coffee and water refills and our food came out at different times. One meal came out almost 20 minutes after everyone else’s and was cold. They also give us another tables bill. Overall food was so so, ambiance and music were all over the place, and service was a mess.

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DE
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Friends were gathering and we hadn't seen each other in a while. We all enjoy music but didn't want to be too close to the musicians so that we could not have good conversation. We were seated in an alternate area, but then had to wait quite some time for service. Our server was friendly and apologetic. The food and drinks were tasty. The menu was a bit pricey. Great decor and atmosphere!

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DW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was phenomenal! Apps were delicious and the atmosphere nice. When it came to the main courses, well...two of us ordered the petite filet and the preparation was excellent and tasty. However the cut of the meat incredibly disappointing, both were as thin as a fast food burger. The Katsu Chicken was another meal ordered. The portion was enormous, look at this pics on their site to fully understand...but one piece was nearly raw inside. Our waiter who was outstanding, addressed this immediately, as did the manager. They comped that dish and threw in a desert.

Overall, I’d go back and hope the chef had a better day.

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MJ
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is perfect with dim lighting and live music. The food was awesome, as the presentation was creative artsy and flavors were amazing. Vinotecca is consistent with service, presentation and food.

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MH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy this place. We celebrated a friend's birthday and couldn't have been happier. Great food, wine, ambiance and service!

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M
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Fun atmosphere. Friendly and attentive staff.

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KW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambience are excellent. Food is pricy but there is no cover charge so it is worth it if there is entertainment.

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L
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool, fun atmosphere. Great shareable appetizers. Nice wine selection. Music Entertainment on some nights.

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j
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would recommend Vinotecca for a quick drink at the bar but it's definitely not a foodie restaurant and I was shocked to have my glass of wine poured in the back where i didn't get to see the bottle or what they were really pouring and i don't appreciate this, specially when the glass of wine is quite expensive.

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f
Detroit
62 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised by the live entertainment which was a bonus. The service was impeccable. The quality of the food was 5 star worthy. The chef and staff really knows what they’re doing. We started of with the curry roasted cauliflower, then the wedge salad and the beet ricotta salad. The main course was the spicy salmon and the vegan shepherds pie and the piece d’resistance was the lavender creme brûlée. Every bite was an experience for your taste buds to savor. Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Slow and inattentive service. Food (for the price) was good but not on par with competitors in Birmingham. Now in the flip side, I’ve been there for brunch and it was a fantastic experience.

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S
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Our reservation was for 7:15. They did not have a table. But, then another couple for two came in and were seated immediately. No good explanation. Then they "found" us a "nice" table - right next to the open wall to the kitchen. Dinner was accompanied by pans banging and knives chopping loudly. While the food was good - we had to wait far too long for both our drinks and the food itself. I had only ordered two appetizers and my husband, a steak. Not food that should take long. With all of the fantastic restaurants in downtown Birmingham, there is no reason to go back. The owner was aware of the problems, yet did nada, other than offer a different table when are food had already finally arrived.

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

The wait team was amazing Eddie is a star we had such a wonderful dinner food was perfection

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

Went for Valentine's Day and it was great! The food was delicious and the staff was incredibly nice. Definitely recommend!

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N
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Engagement anniversary

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M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Small portions for the money. But good ambiance and food was delish.

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SI
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good however the server was very annoying and very impatient. Not sure we would go back

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

We have gone to the other locations as well. Really liked this on best. Looking forward to nicer weather to be able to sit on the patio. Staff was great.

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T
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Don’t ever sit in the barrel room.

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BM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was restaurant week in B'ham. The 3 course meal was outstanding. I had the Branzino fish and it was very well prepared. The mood/atmosphere is great. Not a lot of younger "club" like people there, which made it very nice!! I'd recommend this restaurant!

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OT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was average. Server(s) and food runners seemed to have no idea which dish went to which table and let alone who ordered each dish at the table. Multiple times food runners stopped by our table to try and give us another table’s food. When dessert was brought out, non of us had any silverware as it had been cleared with our dinner plates. Our server put the desserts down and left before we could say anything. Took us 10 minutes and us having to ask 2 other servers to bring us silverware to eat the dessert. We definitely we not impressed by the staff to the point where it over shadowed the meal.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eddy was our waiter and he was beyond excellent!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Trying to have a conversation was challenging with the noise level. Food and service were outstanding!!!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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L
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and Eddie was great as server.

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RA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and colorful, and fun to eat! I would definitely recommend the truffle fries, greek salad, and filet mignon. Loved the modern atmosphere, cozy but sophisticated. Service was great. Would definitely recommend!

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j
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group tried many of the items on the menu..the duck dumplings, truffle fries, Brie, tamales, ahi tuna, short ribs and filet. Rave reviews. Michael took wonderful care of us...perfect low top table away from cold breezes.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was wonderful. I tried the spice salad, loaded with some interesting and flavorful types of lettuce. The petite filet was perfectly done, and I'm picky with steak.
Such a wine selection🍷🍷.
We left before the music started. Wish we could have stayed!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Took 30 minutes for the food to arrive, even though they only had 2 tables in the whole place. One of the entrees was wrong, and the other two were cold. Manager didn’t apologize once, and they STILL charged us for the drinks we ordered. We won’t return.

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M
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Eddie was amazing! Super personalized attention to detail from start to finish. Food was very good, wonderful menu options. We tried a variety of items and they were all great!
Will return for sure!

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BN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my brunch here. Service was good. They were very attentive. Good food! Can’t go wrong.

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