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The Ravens Club

4.1
309 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

The Ravens Club opened in 2011 and it has been one of the most popular spots in the downtown area of Ann Arbor, MI since. You can find a wide range of options on the cocktail menu, such as the gin & tonic and the Adirondack. It offers a range of whiskies, as well.

The Ravens Club has some great items on the menu too. Appetizers include deviled eggs, pork tacos, potato skins, fish tacos and the cheese plate. You can also choose from burgers and sandwiches, as well as salad, fried chicken and mushroom risotto. The Ravens Club has desserts including seasonal fruit cobbler and gluten-free brownies.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Mon - Sun @ 5:00PM
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Phone number
(734) 214-0400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dan Vernia
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Private party facilities
We now have a semi-private space, for 24 seated.
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Private party contact
Jeffrey Paquin: (734) 223-7132
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Neighborhood
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Entertainment
We feature free live jazz every Wednesday from 9:00PM - 12:00AM We have two 46" flat screens to watch the big games and a great sound system with which to listen to your favorite jazz.
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Special events & promotions
We have a semi-private area with which to seat 24 ppl comfortably.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 25, 2014

The drinks were horribly overpriced. I ordered "the number two" which was recommended to me by the waiter. Nine dollars later I received a small glass of an average tasting mixed drink. I was astounded by how small the drink was for 9 dollars. Everything else was quite tasty and reasonably priced, although it was hard to hear much over how loud the restaurant was. Overall...don't think I will come back here on my own, though I'd be happy to come back if invited by friends..but I would definitely not order any drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2014

The Ravens Club has provided a great dining experience each time I have been there! I have only fabulous things to say about the interesting and excellently prepared menu, the fantastic cocktails, perfect atmosphere, and amazing service. Everyone I have dined with at the Ravens has agreed on all of the above as well!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2014

I was very happy with the food , drink selection ...Good place ,,,I'll be back...

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2014

Our party of four was quite thrilled with our experience, great cocktails, fantastic appetizers, wonderful entrees and desserts all accompanied by excellent service. Love the atmosphere...a combination of elegance and mystere! Would recommend Ravens Club in a heartbeat!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2014

I was really impressed with our waiter. There were 9 of us, we all showed up at different times, split some of the items we ordered, got a different drinks each time, etc. and he somehow managed to keep everything perfectly straight when he brought us our separate checks. I've been a server for years and I know how difficult a situation like that can be, but he totally handled it and with zero attitude. He had a great personality, he was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The food highlight of the night was definitely the crispy duck confit. It was perfect. It was my birthday and I had a great time!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2014

The Raven Club is a great find!

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2014

The food was good. I was surprised by the beet salad. The citrus and mint made a difference. Delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2014

We went to The Raven's Club as a group of 7. Our server, Will, was patient, helpful and great! We loved everything we tried!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2014

The food and cocktails were delicious but the size of the dishes was hard to predict. Some portions were very generous (pot roast, fried chicken special) others were too small for a hungry person. It'd also be nice if the hush-puppies didn't have wheat flour in them so celiacs like me could eat 'em, but overall there were lots of accomodations for wheat-free people.
Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2013

I went in a group of 6. We sat in a large both in the back - perfect for 6 and a little quieter than the front. Service was excellent. Atmosphere is casual. Entrée choices are limited so instead we ordered at least a dozen small plates to share. The food was excellent! Some of our favorites were the clay pot carrots, kale Caesar, roasted beets, short ribs, and chorizo empanadas. The only item we could not recommend is the deviled eggs. They simply weren't special. There were only two desserts so we got a couple of each to go around and they were both excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant, but suggest you go with a few people so you can enjoy as many items as you can.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2013

With a sister visiting from San Francisco we had to find a place that fit her standards. The Ravens Club hit the mark. Six of us shared several appetizers - 2 orders of deviled eggs (almost like Mom's!), calamari (tasty), the kale Caesar ( good way to eat kale), the cheese board (jam spreads were delicious), and the smoked nuts (an unexpected favorite). Two shared the night's special - house-made pasta with giant meatballs containing pine nuts and raisins. There was enough for the others to sample it and wish they had ordered it. Two shared the taco dishes. The lamb was braised to to perfection; chorizo was okay. Next time we'll request the chicken salad sandwich with the cranberry-walnut bread. We relaxed as the pie was baking. Yum!

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2013

The food really missed. Beautiful ingredients, bland finish. Salads were beautiful and bland. Salmon cooked to a perfect medium rare, bland. Cocktails, French fries and deviled eggs were fantastic. With just a little more flavor, the food could be delicious as it sounds.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2013

Tried The Raven's Club for the first time during Ann Arbor Restaurant Week as their menu looked to be one of the most appetizing. The restaurant isn't typically open on Mondays, but made an exception for RW.

The RW menu was the only one offered, which as disappointing to some of our party The chorizo tacos were the most popular first course - good flavor, but the tortillas completely fell apart after the first bite, making them difficult to eat. The strawberry salad with feta cheese was tasty, but the squash soup (cold, not specified) was less than desirable. For entrees, the group tried the chicken, ricotta ravioli and pork chop, all of which were fantastic.

HUGE drink menu with house-made sodas and syrups. Great bar scene!

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2013

My group decided upon Ravens Club to celebrate a birthday. Our server seemed scattered although she recommended drinks and food to us. During dinner she was not as attentive as she could have been. We mentioned that one of the salads was not good as we did not take more than one bite. She did not apologize or offer us a substitution. When the check came it was still on the bill. We will go back, just hopefully not to sit in her section.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2013

Party of six - raves for the cod and lasagna, the steak, and the lamb shanks, but not for the pork Bolognese. Why grind up pork cheeks? Excellent service. Lovely restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2013

The Raven's Club has a wonderful ambience -- we went on a Thursday evening to experience the jazz music. The club accommodated our group in a large round booth in the back where we could talk and appreciate the music in the background.

Exceptional service! The food choices are varied, and the bar drinks were delicious.

Our group would definitely visit the Raven's Club again.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2013

Creative dishes on both the appetizer and entree menus, prepared with attention and excellence. I did not sample dessert because I forgot to leave room, but others at the table enjoyed them. The innovative cocktail menu is a highlight, but they also have an excellent craft beer selection and a large wine list.

We had table service for our group, but the bar area was crowded and animated. Despite the busy nature of the restaurant the service was very attentive. Prices are what you might expect from a Main Street Ann Arbor restaurant, but I believe it is worth your time and money.

FYI, they only take reservations for parties of six or more, but it seemed like they seated smaller walk-in groups reasonably quickly.

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2013

The Raven's Club has a very interesting menu, but not a very extensive one. I was especially disappointed at the lack of heart-healthy foods available. The bartenders are fantastic, and the attention to details in their drink-making and choices of liquors is remarkable. I really enjoyed visiting during restaurant week, but a visit on a regular evening proved disappointing in menu choices.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2013

A bit noisy and crowded for an intimate dinner, but the food was amazing. We'll definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2013

Portion size was great. Food was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2013

Great place to celebrate my birthday with family and friends. 9 of us spent over 2.5 hours dining and never felt rushed. Our server was delightful and just the right amount of attentive. The food was creative and perfectly cooked and presented. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2013

What an unexpected and welcomed surprise! Logans used to be our favorite upscale restaurant but TRC has won us over during restaurant week. The foods were really a chef's creation. The first course vegetables, squash ravioli was really original and the brussel sprouts were dressed up with walnuts and parmesan after the expert browning and roasting. The main courses, trout and scallops, were done perfectly. Sweet, delicate scallops and perfectly seasoned trout were delicious. The desserts! Caramel Bodino was out of this world! The chocolate cake with bourbon whipped cream was decadent. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and Kristin, our waitress, was excellent at her job, friendly, funny and very attentative. FIVE STARS!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2013

Love the light fixtures in this place, it really gives it a unique ambiance in town.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2012

Great service. Pricey, but food and drinks were worth it. Great Dixieland jazz group was playing - very fun!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2012

Great place for a date night-we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary here. We loved the custom cocktails and sharing several appetizers and the live jazz group was fantastic.

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2.0Dined on December 19, 2012

The trout dinner was way way too thin. Had to peel off the skin. Gross! Not a very good presentation. : ( I was still hungry when I left.

The flatbread was too spicy. Wait staff needs to make sure they let their customers know.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2012

We love the changing menu with the seasons and the use of local foods. The dishes are always creative with a unique blending of flavors. We have been happy every time! The staff is excellent as well! So friendly and helpful!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2012

Great experience! Favorite restaurant on Main St. in Ann Arbor, better than Chop House in my opinion. The quail, corn bread, and butterscotch were to die for!

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2012

Excellent bar and bartending staff.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2012

Great place for small plates/sharing. We didn't eat entrees, but we had vegetarians in our group - the entrees were not veg friendly. The libations were delicious and great ambiance! Six people in our group at a long booth made it difficult to hear the people on either end. A round table would definitely have been more conducive to conversation.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2012

We enjoyed our experience and the food options available, and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2012

I was amazed at the quality of the food for a reasonable price!

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2012

Fabulous food, great service. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2012

Great service - fun place - good good - huge mix drink menu

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2012

Excellent food. Number of entrees was few, but I wanted every entree. Some appetizers that you don't see everywhere including bone marrow and sweetbreads. I will definitely be back. Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2012

We went for our anniversary. Have been several times before, but we wanted to try to menu with their new chef. I love all the small plate options. My favorite part are the specialty drinks with their own bitters and such that they make.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2012

Amazingly inventive and interesting cocktails were the highlight. All of the pork-based food was great, like pork belly, bean/bacon/kale soup, pork shank. Other food was hit and miss.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2012

I do not drink much but I had the best cocktail I have ever had. I had the "cold war" and I would gladly go back just for that drink alone. The food was very good. We ordered small plates only and were very happy with all of our choices. The salted caramel custard was excellent.

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2012

This is our third trip to the Ravens, which we have added to our list of post-game dinner places. Each time we have had different delicious meals of uncommon combinations.

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2012

The food here is always good with surprising combinations of tastes and attention to seasonal and local foods. I also discovered a delightful Rose I hadn't tasted before.
Overall a very pleasant experience!

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