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The Earle, Ann Arbor, MI

The Earle

4.7
4.7
3307 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, French, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    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.

  • 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, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,307 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Overall

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Food

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Service

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Ambiance

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Value

  • Ann Arbor

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ann Arbor

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ann Arbor

    Romantic

  • Ann Arbor

    Special Occasion

  • Ann Arbor

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Ann Arbor

    Most Booked

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  1. C

    Cotton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck and lamb dishes are fantastic and perfectly cooked. The wait staff was friendly and they have an individual there to help you with wine selections if needed.
  2. I

    Imafoody

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Earle is our go to restaurant for entertaining our in town and out of town family and just the two of us. It never disappoints. The jazz trio Sat evenings is a special addition to our enjoyment. Ambience, quality of dinner and service is outstanding. I do sometimes wish they would change up the menu a bit and add lighter fare.
  3. a

    aliciah

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Lovely ambience. Service was fantastic. So very enjoyable.
  4. ML

    MadonnaL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Selection was amazing. Charming garden level restaurant. We would come back.
  5. c

    coachsok

    Detroit

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Earle never disappoints in any level. Outstanding!
  6. GM

    GaryM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner
  7. MB

    MaxB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really nice fine dining experience - excellent attention to detail on all the food we got
  8. ME

    MarielE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Earle was a great dining experience. I took my family of 8 there to enjoy life and that we did! Highly recommend. Accommodated guests of 4 years to 76, and some picky eaters too! Excellent!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner, exceptional food and great overall experience!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Extremely slow service - not blaming the waitress - seemed like a kitchen issue.
  11. d

    danm

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly server, food terrific and overall service excellent!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went to the Earle after it was referred to us and would highly recommend going. Food is really good,service was great. Overall I would say it is a great place.
  13. B

    Bart

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great night out at The Earle. Love the ambience, food and service. Our waiter was great. We’ve not been disappointed.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We’ve always enjoyed the Earle. Entrees were as expected. Appetizer not so much. We often order escargot at finer restaurants. It was not as we expected. It consisted of a large piece of puff pastry with escargot on top. Very dry, with very little garlic butter. The waitress was helpful and brought us more of something, but it definitely was not garlic butter. However, the charge was removed from our bill.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites for decades.
  16. T

    Tacitus

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Good atmosphere.
  17. LA

    LARSPAWN

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Was drawn by live jazz. A let down this day. Solo guitarist not into it. From 8-9:30 he played about 50 minutes. So quiet we couldn’t really hear him and we were three tables away. Food was acceptable but would have expected something more inspired for the price. As always the wine list is extensive and cocktails very good. This was about my fifth visit but probably my last for a while. It is one of the best places if you’re on an occasion where you want to talk intimately at your table. But there’s several places within walking distance that offer better food/value
  18. C

    Cindy

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great as always and so love the ambience. My favorite restaurant in AA!
  19. DD

    DoctorDetroit

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual
  20. N

    None

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The EALRLE has consistently delivered for as long as I have come -- 35 years. Thank you. Gregg Malpede
  21. PN

    PaulN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 50th anniversary and very enjoyable. We don't get to the Earl often but its always good.
  22. JS

    JayS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is back to it's high quality and as good as ever!
  23. T

    True

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very enjoyable with a live jazz trio to boot. Looking forward to returning.
  24. C

    Coco

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prices have gone up, but food was excellent, as was service.
  25. MS

    MarkS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had the pasta, Garlic sausage linguine and Linguine with shrimp. Both were very good. The portions were just the right size, satisfying, but not too much. Service was attentive, and timely. Really enjoyed our dinner, and we will return.
  26. T

    Terry

    Detroit

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was great. The Earle is consistent in their food and service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole experience exceeded our expectations. The ambiance, the quality of the food, an unbelievable wine selection and the service were all superb!
  28. b

    bernm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was, as usual, excellent. The menu selections were sufficiently wide to appeal to almost any taste. The service was outstanding; that is, the waiter appeared whenever we had a need he could fulfill, otherwise he left us alone. Only one slight complaint: the booth where we ate was a bit smaller than I would have liked. Being a booth for 2, the was narrow, but that was not the problem: the booth was also small between the seatbacks. As a consequence, we were crowded between seatbacks and table with no good way to move things to improve them. But this is a small quibble in the face of a truly memorable dining experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be back! We loved the atmosphere and food!
  30. RS

    RickS

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive but worth it (occasionally...). Wonderful atmosphere and quiet enough to talk with guests. Great staff and consistently great food.
  31. S

    Sandyw

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and our server, Abigail was outstanding! Great table in front of jazz group, but not too loud. Loved our whole experience except that prices have gone up a lot. I guess that’s the way it is nowadays.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a delicious meal at The Earle. The veal was delicious. The duck was perfect. The wine steward suggested a marvelous Burgundy that paired wonderfully with the meal. One of our favorite places.
  33. DW

    DeloresW

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is all still masked and I appreciate that. The Earle was and still is my go to place for special occasions which I try to have as often as possible.
  34. TB

    TonyBlue

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Haven’t been to the Earle in some time, so was pleasantly surprised by the improvement in their food. My whole party enjoyed their starters and entrees. Liked the jazz music in the background. Cozy setting in stone cellar.
  35. L

    Lynx

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the jazz. Waitress was attentive & thorough. Food was delicious. A few patrons were loud but that’s not the fault of the restaurant.
  36. DS

    DonnaS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table 32 is the best for viewing the band, but there truly is no bad table in the house. Bar is gorgeous. Total speak easy vibe. Food is so delicious and a great price. It’s a regular spot for us when we visit Ann Arbor!
  37. M

    Mark

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, drinks, and they even had a fantastic guitar player.
  38. SV

    SVW1234

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We have been loyal patrons of The Earle for over 30 years. The food and service has never disappointed.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service as always just one thing, please warm the bread! Also, no wine sommelier was suggested. That always was the case in the past.
  40. A

    Amelia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We had excellent service, enjoyed the guitar player and the food was superb. We will definitely return for another special occasion.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 3307 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 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Earle

121 West Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ashley

  • Neighborhood

    Ann Arbor

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, 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.

  • Private party contact

    Zoe Cowan: (734) 994-0211

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