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The Earle

4.5
2109 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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, while the wine bar offers lighter fare, twenty wines by the glass and Ann Arbor's best Happy Hour. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:45 - 11:00pm, Closed Sundays during the summer
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Phone number
(734) 994-0211
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Shelley Caughey Adams
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Private party facilities
The Earle offers three separate private dining rooms.
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Private party contact
Zoe Cowan: (734) 994-0211
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ashley
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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 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)
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2109 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
2.0  Dined 10 hours ago

The location and wine selection is good, however the food, presentation, and service is lacking significantly.

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Gigi42 (Detroit)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

The Ealre never dissappoints us. This Ann Arbor restaurant landmark has wonderful food, winelist, and attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Duck is consistently the best in the area. Service is also attentive w/o overreaching.

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Randy (Detroit)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Another enjoyable dinner at the Earle. The kitchen took about 50 minutes to prepare dinner, a little slow. But the food was good when it finally came.

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anonymous 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

I went there for valentines day with my boyfriend and found out that his parents had gone for valentines day around 30 years ago! A good find, very good food, we had a wonderful memorable time.

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lynnh00 (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The mushroom phyllo and the duck breast were both wonderful! We love The Earle as our traditional Valentine spot.

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KellyS 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Wish they had more vegetarian options but it’s still a nice place to go on a date. We had made reservations for Valentines Day over a month in advance so it was a little annoying to be sat in the wine bar area but we didn’t get hung up on it and tried to enjoy the evening. Great drinks and appetizers. My date liked his steak.

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Mediterano (Detroit)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Requested a booth over a month ago when making reservation, they did not have one available when we came in. Put us in the corner under a breezy vent. Waited over an hour for our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This has become our annual anniversary restaurant. The scallops are absolutely amazing, the wine and scotch list extensive, bread filling and fabulous, and the Cesar salads about as garlic laden as possible. Highly recommend for special occasions.

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Notarookie (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

A wonderful Valentine evening with nice, calm music and great service.

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AngelaD (Detroit)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was valentines and they were very busy . They sat us next to the kitchen so you could hear the kitchen noise whenever the door opened . The waiter was sweet , the food was good for the price we paid and the decor was fine . The only gripe is the entrance to the building and the stairway down to the restaurant is awful and needs restoration as it makes you feel like you are entering a dump !

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EJones (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The Earle is my favorite restaurant for happy hour and for special occasions. I take all my friends there when they come to town.

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A2nerd (Detroit)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food had zero flavor. Our servers were a mess. My glass of wine had so much sediment in it 1/3 was left in the glass. Worst dinning experience I have had in ages. If this restaurant ever had a soul it is long gone.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We can always count on having a delicious meal when we eat at the Earle, and on this visit the food did not disappoint. The crusted white fish over spinach was heavenly! Surprisingly we did have to wait at the host station for a few minutes before we were greeted. The table service was good, but not outstanding. Overall it was a nice dining experience.

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vipCzechgirl (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Dwayne and Bruce were fantastic! We really had a great dining experience!

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