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1) Large public surface lot that occupies the entire city block, bounded by Huron, First, Washington and Ashley. Entrances are on Ashley (northbound) and First (southbound). This lot is "kitty-corner" from our entrance.
2) City parking structure on E. Washington (1 1/2 blocks east of The Earle)
3) City structure (very large and always has space) on North Ashley (2 blocks north of The Earle)
4) Street (no meters after 6PM)
On Friday and Saturday we have a soft jazz trio (usually piano, bass and drums). The trio plays from 8:30pm until close. No cover anytime.
It may have been an off night. I'm a big man and we were placed in a booth that was pinched. It was crowded for a Tuesday evening but the waiter would not move us. The escargot and soup were good but the anchovies in the ceasar salad were pungent. Steaks came out as the two women were going to the powder room and were left on the table for 14 minutes and were cool when the returned. No effort to keep the dishes warm. Our bill for 3 was over $360 but the price didn't bother me as what I felt was an inattentive and irresponsible staff.
Wonderful experience. The duck and veal were delicious.
Food was fantastic and reasonably priced. We had 4 people, we all had 1-2 glasses of wine and we split a couple of deserts and the bill was about $200. Service was impeccable. Live music was nice - a jazz trio that played from 8:00 to 9:00 on Saturday night. The decor is cozy, kind of a cross between a speakeasy and Italian night club feel. It's in the basement so you won't have a booth overlooking the street, but a great vibe. Loved it and will go back. Our group had duck breasts, eggplant, whitefish, and beef medallions - everyone loved their dish.
The Earle used to be very good but there are better options now. The whole experience was non-descript.
The prices for the cocktails in the bar caused me to gasp and I don’t think I’d have pre-dinner drinks there again. At dinner, all food items were excellent and priced at a level I could appreciate. I’m also very appreciative of the breadth and depth of your wine list and the availability of your wine steward/keeper/advisor. We were there to celebrate a birthday.
We always enjoy visiting the Earle-it is our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor and our recent visit did not disappoint. The food was outstanding (the duck is always a favorite), the service polite and courteous and the ambience was excellent. The Earle is one of the quieter restaurants in town and we very much appreciate the ability to carry on a conversation without resorting to the need to shout. The occasion for our visit was my wife's birthday celebration and we thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. The live piano music certainly also added to a memorable evening.
We are in town for one night and liked the idea of seeing live jazz during dinner. We were pleasantly surprised at the fabulous atmosphere when we entered. We were seated at a table overlooking the jazz trio. The menu was extensive- making it hard to choose. We ordered both a seafood dish and a steak dish and both were fabulous. Our server had been at the restaurant for 37 years and was personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Fabulous music! Earlier music would be better! Attentive service.
Ambiance and food is always excellent here. Huge wine selection and live background music most nights. Can't go wrong here, but the waiter did forget our appetizer order.
I would love to see some women serving. The last two times I ate at The Earle I was served by men only.
Excellent wine list & prices. Delicious appetizers, veggies and entrees. Love, love, love Friday night jazz. A perfect way to end the week!
We dine here every year, when we attend the art fair. Plan to do it again next year.
We always enjoy the Earle. A friend visiting from Missouri was really impressed with the food and the ambiance. She loved the scallops and said they were the best she had ever had. We enjoyed the flight of wine choices.
The food was absolutely exquisite. Service was darn good, too. It was our third time there and we’ll happily return. Great wine choices. For dinner, we ordered the rosemary boneless chicken breasts with rice and the beef tenderloin with Roquefort and potatoes. They were beyond excellent. A true, classy gem in Ann Arbor. Keep up the great work!
The food was fantastic!
Everything was great.
Service was excellent. The food was good. The only thing that I didn't like was that the menu was in French although the explanation of the food was in English.
We go there for special occasions. Never a bad meal or poor service.
Our go-to place for everything--birthdays, anniversary, evenings out with friends, and for no reason at all except that it's a great place with great ambiance, great food, great service.
We usually love going to the Earle, but I was surprised by the poor quality of food and slow service. The vegetables were overcooked, the meat was tough and the fish was swimming in a pool of grease. Service, while friendly, was slow and uneven. We also had the misfortune to be sitting close to a table with a person whose goal it was to be the loudest laugher in Ann Arbor; that didnt help matters.
We love the Earle. It’s our special date night place.
Everything is exquisite. The food , the service and of course the wine! Thanks for making my retirement day extra special
happy hour mussels were not of expected quality - small portion plus 4 empty ones
Delicious food. Fine service. Great pianist. The place is so dated. It desperately needs a makeover
Great food, great drinks, great service. The Earle is a staple to Down Town Ann Arbor. They have an outstanding wine selection and the menu is always delightful. I'm gluten free and they do a great job accommodating my needs.
I could come here just to experience their unmatched wine selection, presented at perfect cellar temperature. Food is always delicious; this time my veal scallopini - tender & vegetable laden- was a tad salty & sage heavy, but I’m being picky. Altogether, as always, a delightful dining experience.
Love the place, great food and super friendly waiters.
It was great. Love this place.
Waiters seemed aloof, disinterested, like they were doing you a favor, not rude though.
Excellent Anniversary dinner. Great service, wonderful food and an excellent atmosphere. The roast duck and an an excellent red wine made it special.
As always, a wonderful dining experience. Our favorite restaurant.
Our first visit and a last minute decision to stop here as we were approaching Ann Arbor. What a gem, I can't wait to visit again. Everything about it was awesome - from the staff, the beverages, the food, the ambiance, we loved it every morsel was delicious! Don't miss an opportunity to eat here.
The Earle has a mellow vibe and delicious, lovingly made food. The jazz adds a great surrounding! One of Ann Arbor’s gems.
The food was exceptional! Also, our server, Jeff, was very attentive to us throughout our dinner.
Fantastic experience! The food was delicious, the proportion generous, and service outstanding. Will come back soon.
A wonderful place to share great food and conversations with friends. Cozy intimate atmosphere combined with great service made for a very enjoyable evening. Several friends hadn't been for a while and one had never been, so it was fun to watch their reactions, all positive. Excellent wine list, also!
We love the Earle for special occasions. We had two little kids with us and their wish for French fries, while not on the menu, were accommodated.
I hosted two dinners there in three days during a visit to Ann Arbor. I think that it is a very good restaurant. For the first dinner's appetizers we had the stuffed mushroom caps and fried calamari. The first was very tasty, and the calamari no more than typical (though there might be a joke about how calamari is like sex, etc). I had the duck breast, which was so tender that it tasted like liver. Delicious. However, it was served with a fruit compote / sauce that was too sweet. My wife had the same dish and the same comment. The desserts were not memorable. The next dinner's appetizers were only the mushroom caps (!), and this time I had steak au poivre. The steak was really just perfect. The service was very good, though the wine steward was not there for the first dinner when I chose a Meursault that was not as tasty as I had hoped. Overall, two very good meals.
Delmonico and lamb were cook perfectly, the creme brûlée was silky smooth perfection. Amazing wine selection.
Our waiter Jace was beyond fantastic, the best dining experience I have ever had just because of him. The ambience and food was spectacular as well, so we will definitely be coming back soon!
One of the best salmon entrees I have had to date!