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The Earle, Ann Arbor, MI

The Earle

4.7
4.7
3731 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Hello! The Earle Restaurant announces that we are moving away from Open Table and transitioning to Tock for all reservations. Please be assured that all previous reservations have already been transferred over to Tock. If you have any questions, please call the restaurant (734-994-0211) after 1PM daily or email zoe@theearle.com. Thank you, and see you soon!
**We have changed our reservation system. Please visit https://www.exploretock.com/theearle to book your reservation

An award winning Ann Arbor institution since 1977, The Earle serves a rotating menu of fine Italian and French cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Selections include lamb chops, veal, beef tenderloin, salmon, duck breast, sea scallops and more. Live jazz plays Tuesday through Saturday in the dining room. The Earle's nationally recognized wine list (Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence) offers over 1,400 selections. Three private rooms are available and accommodate groups from 6 to 48.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, French, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (734) 994-0211
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jason Buquet
  • Private party facilities
    The Earle offers three separate private dining rooms with seating for 6 to 30
  • Private party contact
    Zoe Cowan: (734) 994-0211
  • Neighborhood
    Ann Arbor
  • Cross street
    Ashley
  • Parking details
    Public parking is available nearby: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 entrance2) City parking structures 1/2 blocks west of The Earle and 1 1/2 blocks east of The Earle
  • Entertainment
    Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday we have solo performers (piano or guitar) that play from 8pm until 10pm.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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,731 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Overall

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Food

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Ambiance

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Value

  • Ann Arbor

    Good for business meals

  • Ann Arbor

    Hot spot

  • Ann Arbor

    Great for fine wines

  • Ann Arbor

    Romantic

  • Ann Arbor

    Good for special occasions

  • Ann Arbor

    Lively

3,734 Reviews
  1. HopeH

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Earle is one of my favorite restaurants. If you haven’t ever eaten there, you should try it out.

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  2. EdSt

    Detroit

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, very good. A little noisy but it was a Friday night.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was great! Disappointed in the food especially with the two pasta dishes and salad.

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  4. Lamont

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Earle is one of our “go-to” restaurants for special occasions. The menu has been consistent over time, while prices have gone up (in keeping with the post-COVID world). Food is very well presented & delicious. Located in the basement, the ambience is mellow, with soft, slightly muted lighting. Live piano music accompanies dinner starting at 7 pm. The Earle can get noisy, especially if a loud person or group is seated nearby. We started out in the back alcove, which can give the sense of being secluded, but had the unfortunate luck of having a group of three businessmen seated next to us early into our meal. There were times when we couldn’t hear each other, or the piano. The business party wasn’t being raucous, but clearly had no concept of “indoor voice.” Not the fault of the restaurant, just luck of the draw for this particular meal. I think next time we’ll request a booth, if available. We will continue to enjoy The Earle for special occasions. I would caution, however, about parking in the lot diagonally across, at Huron & Ashley. While most AA public lots are under $2 per hour, this lot charged us $9 for ~2 hours. It used to be the same prices as the other lots, but apparently is no longer controlled by the DDA. It’s also a “credit card only” lot, & doesn’t give a receipt without you asking. City-owned lots are nearby, & will be our choice in the future.

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  5. A2diner

    Detroit

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Earle does a great job with complex dishes, flavorful, perfectly cooked. Great service and excellent input from Caitlin, the wine steward. Reliable, never disappoints.

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  6. AaronK

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was ok at best — it was our first dinner after engagement and we put that in the notes (because we wanted the evening to be special), but not a word was said. Food was very good for my fiancée and pretty good for me.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall fantastic experience, lots of energy as the room filled up on a Friday night. Our server was there when we needed him but not overbearing. The Sommelier was excellent and we enjoyed her recommendations. I would say avoid the beef bourguignon. You’re paying $37.95 for what is essentially beef stroganoff, delicious but not worth the price point. The salmon in puff pastry is to die for however. Solid meal and would return if ever in Ann Arbor again.

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  8. Esperinos

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It had been quite a few years since we ate at the Earle. Happy to see that it is still going strong. Very good attentive service. Appetizers were good but not particularly impressive, but our main dishes were excellent, which included three seafood dishes (one was a salmon in puff pastry, described by one of our party as a “Salmon Wellington”). Two had the sea scallops, and I opted for what was described as a Veal Scallopini, but was more accurately a Veal Marsala, in a wonderful creamy Marsala based sauce. Very Tasty.

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  9. KathyS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Earle is a regular go-to for a good conversation and great food. The menu is very consistent, and I miss the mussels special! The wait staff is excellent and the wine selection as well. The waitstaff has been with them for years and that says something. It's nice to have live music, especially non-intrustive pleasant guitar.

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  10. RichardA

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly cooked duck breasts and onion soup! Professionally friendly service. The only disappointment was the mocha chip ice cream which for the first time in many years of our partaking at your restaurant lacked its superb taste (please return to the original recipe!)

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Earle using the Order Online button. The Earle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 994-0211.

The Earle is rated 4.7 stars by 3731 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 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Earle

121 West Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ashley
  • Neighborhood
    Ann Arbor
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, French, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public parking is available nearby: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 entrance2) City parking structures 1/2 blocks west of The Earle and 1 1/2 blocks east of The Earle
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jason Buquet
  • Entertainment
    Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday we have solo performers (piano or guitar) that play from 8pm until 10pm.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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (734) 994-0211
  • Private party facilities
    The Earle offers three separate private dining rooms with seating for 6 to 30
  • Private party contact
    Zoe Cowan: (734) 994-0211
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