Vinotecca and the Elm Room

4.4
163 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

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

What 163 People Are Saying
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Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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L
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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P
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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MK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

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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KP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience here and my family loved it as well. A bit expensive, but worth it in my opinion. I’ll definitely be back.

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Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious as always but the service was not at the level as it has been in my previous visits so that made it just okay for me.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ate in the back room. Noisy

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k
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and the vibe was great and so was Larry our server

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NS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I have been for brunch and appetizers, so I was looking forward to having dinner. When they brought the meals, mine was wrong. No biggie, but when she returned 5 minutes later, my meal was cold. She apologized and then 15 minutes later returned with my meal. Did not say anything between to let me know my new meal was being made. So I sat while while everyone else finished their meals. My friends meal of mixed seafood literally had to 3 pieces of meat(shrimp and clammed items). My husband’s eight ounce looked like a four, and when he complained, the waitress said it’s a bigger plate and looks small and it’s because it is cooked at medium well. Overall, disappointed. Never did the manager come over or was anything offered for our inconvenience.

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

Wonderful evening...great food, great music!

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LR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town dinner with adult chikdren

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Chicken Katsu was horrible and overpriced

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B
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Mimosas were great chicken and waffles were ok

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SA
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were surprised that they served a brunch buffet not brunch menu. The food was very good. They had two main entrees but no sides (veg or potato) to go with them. Big selection of breakfast items and a pasta bar. The service was exceptional, attentive but not bothersome. I would go back and order off the regular menu. Very pleasant environment.

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h
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Was there for their Easter brunch, the food was good on some items and just okay on other items. The omelet bar was okay chef had hard time keeping burner going and did not put the items requested in the omelet. Pasta bar good service. Salmon good but very little smoked salmon and never was replaced. The desert bar was good and bad, the chocolate fountain was a complete disappointment very watery and did not stick to anything just ran right off everything. I would differently not recommend this place for a holiday event not worth the price they charge.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and excellent brunch. Will definitely be back!

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

Birthday dinnee

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C
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
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
15 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
6 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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Detroit
2 reviews
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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Detroit
64 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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