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The Earle, Ann Arbor, MI

The Earle

4.7
4.7
3233 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 42 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 3,233 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

    Notable Wine List

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Italian

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Overall

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Food

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Service

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Ambiance

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Value

  • Ann Arbor

    Hot Spot

  • Ann Arbor

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ann Arbor

    Outdoor Dining

  • Ann Arbor

    Romantic

  • Ann Arbor

    Special Occasion

  • Ann Arbor

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Ann Arbor

    Most Booked

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  1. e

    eem9

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I do not like the taste of fish or seafood and The Earle appears to be one of the only restaurants in Ann Arbor that offers choices of entries that do not come out of the water.
  2. D

    Denise

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a large group celebrating a couple of special events and everyone's meal was deliciously prepared and beautifully plated. The waitstaff was very attentive and poised when delivering and removing each course. The Earle has been and continues to be an excellent choice for a special occasion.
  3. CP

    ColleenP

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The atmosphere there is amazing!!!!! I love this place!
  5. MO

    MarielO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome. Food and service. The place is beautiful and amazing ambiance.
  6. GA

    G2AZO

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Try the Duck and the Lamp Chops. desserts were wonderful as well. Great!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food. Will be the new fine dining stop for me from now on
  8. TS

    TrishS

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have had the pleasure of dining at the Earle twice in the last week, and both times have been extremely pleased with the experience, We hadn't been there in several years, but were delighted with great service, charming ambiance including music on one evening, delicious food, great menu and terrific wine list. We will definitely add the Earle to our list of favorites in Ann Arbor. And because out was Homecoming weekend and Parents weekend, we were veery lucky to get a reservation!! Keep up the good work!! We'll be back for sure!
  9. e

    eatables

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration. Food was very good but it took a long time as the kitchen was quite busy. Service was quite slow as well.
  10. WF

    WFoodie

    Costa Rica

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lamb chops were a bit tough to eat, but the rest of our meal was great. Not quite gourmet, more on the homey side
  11. DL

    DaveL

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Conversation got a lot tougher once the music started
  12. MA

    MARS

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Knowledgeable sommelier was helpful with wine selection from their substantial list. Friendly and helpful wait staff.
  13. w

    winealittle

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our server was wxcellent. The restaurant could not find the wine we ordered although their inventory showed they had three bottles The sommelier suggested an alternative which was good, but inferior to the one we ordered.
  14. JV

    JanVan

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wine and the food were delicious. What is better than sitting outside on a Saturday evening with perfect fall weather, good friends and fabulous food.
  15. DD

    DanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific service and dinner as always - visited our daughter 3 times and we now make The Earle part of the itinerary 😄😄😄👍👍👍
  16. S

    Scrubby

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Starting with great service, homemade bread, and an amazing wine list - the Earle never disappoints. We started with the roasted garlic, smoked salmon, and mushroom caps. The entrees were a mix of pasta, fish, and duck. All meals were delicious. For dessert the almond raspberry cake was moist and so tasty! I didn't eat the ice cream or mousse (dairy allergy), but I was told they were amazing. My family is always happy at the Earle.
  17. E

    Earlybird

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good was excellent the service was slow. Would return for sure.
  18. LI

    LovinItfromMichigan

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Under cooked salmon
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We took our grandson who is a senior at a Michigan.it was an unusually warm night so we sat outside .My husband can’t hear so it was great to be outside . We had a wonderful evening .
  20. T

    Tacitus

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu offers a substantial selection of French and Italian food, cooked to perfection.
  21. N

    Njkboys

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food itself always tastes amazing. This time, it was noticeably saltier and left us wanting a lot more water. The music was nice, though the restaurant was much too loud to have a casual conversation and detracted from the overall experience. The expected dress attire of the patrons was also hit or miss as some came dressed nicely and others were in nothing other than shorts and a t-shirt.
  22. DA

    DeniseA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservation worked perfectly. We had a coupon and it was our anniversary and we were served well. A little slow on food arrival but everything was amazing. Decent portions and delicious!
  23. L

    Lizzy

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy The Earle. A bit of a splurge but sooo good.
  25. L

    Loveeighteight

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside on a perfect night and it was delightful!! The bruschetta and the whitefish were outstanding!! It was 60 years since our first date and we could not have celebrated better!
  26. N

    Nothing

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    My wife surmised it best when she said this is the type of restaurant that would end up on a Gordan Ramsey show because the operators are stuck in the 1950s and no one and I mean absolutely no one wants to eat sea scallops covered in brown gravy. The service was so-so. Left empty cups and unwanted plates sitting way too long but generally friendly. The real problem was the food. It just did not taste good. Not just the grotesque interpretation on sea scallops but the ribeye which they woefully over cooked and was in no way a Delmonaco cut. Looked and tasted more like the steak you would get with a diner breakfast steak and eggs.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a fantastic dinner at The Earle. The duck breast with peaches and potato purée was one of the best dishes I’ve had in a long time. Then, after I returned to Minnesota, I realized I had left my earbuds at the table. The manager was able to locate the earbuds and ship them to me at no charge. Can’t recommend this restaurant enough!
  28. JT

    JudithT

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In our party of 6, we were seated promptly and greeted immediately by our server. The Duck was delicious as well as the salmon and beef bourgeois We enjoyed our two bottles of wine, but had to skip the dessert as we were all just too full. A delightful time.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and outstanding service 10 Stars
  30. MC

    MCRonnieRon

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, especially after a long hot day at the Michigan football game.
  31. MD

    MollyDooker

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been eating at the Earle for more than 40 years. The service and food remain impeccably good. I recommend the calamari and garlic crostini as appetizers!
  32. BB

    BrianB

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time great food love the atmosphere
  33. NS

    NicS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was not great at all. Definitely not authentic Italian. Service was just ok.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I hadn’t been to the Earle in years. Went with party of three. My salmon in puff pastry was good but the accompanying veggies looked like they were previously frozen and microwaved. Another person ordered penne with chicken which had 8 measly pieces in us for $29. Another ordered a vegetable pasta, which had a few pieces of vegetables for $29. Very poor value for money. I appreciate inflation, and am willing to pay but want to see quality food. Very disappointing.
  35. EL

    ELHoopster

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was tremendous. It was a beautiful night on the patio and nothing could have made our experience better.
  36. A

    Anthony

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere was wonderful. Wine list is exceptional. Definitely a place for those with a discerning palates.
  37. M

    Myself

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Some items are superb. In our case, one dish was not cooked and had to be returned. Service was with a smile but spotty.
  38. d

    dennish

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We left without ever having dinner. I am sick of servers and managers saying that there is no help available and waiting 2 hours for a meal. It was over an hour between when we ordered white fish dinner, a bowl of soup and a Caesar salad. Can make it simpler than that. After waiting an hour we canceled the entrées and moved to The Chop House for deserts. I’m done eating out until they get this situation fixed!!
  39. a

    a2susieq

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service in a comfortable setting. Weekend live jazz is a bonus! Well-curated wine list.
  40. K

    Kathy

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    PLACE TOGO FOR BEEF,POTATOES AND VEGTABLES EXCELLENT.VERY GOOD SERVICE.

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 3233 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 42 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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