Vinology Ann Arbor

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1403 reviews
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Vinology was created to be your everyday wine bar. Over the years the Jonna family has enjoyed sharing wine, food, and spirits through their love of experimentation and education. Whether you are enjoying a glass of wine at our full-service bar, an intimate dinner with friends, or gathering for a corporate or social event in one of our private dining rooms, we maintain a passion and commitment towards exceptional, and innovative, food and wine.
When you dine at Vinology, you have our commitment that every detail from the food we select, to the wine we serve, to the service we provide will be executed with careful attention to detail. At Vinology, "wine" down, relax, experiment, and have fun while you educate your palate and savor the offerings!

“Great food. Award winning wine list. Intimately well-paced events”
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AF
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Last minute decision for Restaurant Week and we were happy we went. The salmon entree was delicious and very attractively served. The lemon meringue dessert was scrumptious and creatively served. The salad selection was passable, rather watery and non-description dressing. Service was good, if a bit annoying. The server repeatedly used the first instead of second person pronouns when asking about our preferences (what would WE like for dessert, how were OUR cocktails) as though he was part of our party. Once is fine, but repeatedly? No.

But, we’ll still return. 🙂

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KC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely Restaurant Week experience.

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Z
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful. So impressed that there were vegan selections offered for each course. I am not vegan but have vegan friends and know they struggle in restaurants. I had the vegan dessert because it sounded refreshing and it was absolutely delicious! We went during Restaurant Week but were not rushed in any way, and the menu selections were terrific and beautifully presented. I look forward to going back!!

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BW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I want to first make it clear that this is a positive review. I gave the restaurant "outstanding" star review although our evening was not perfect. We were seated in a booth next to two ladies that were excessively loud. Our server explained the ladies were frequent patrons and were celebrating. We asked to be moved to and were accommodated. I ordered the bison and my wife ordered the ribeye, and a bottle of tempranillo. My first bite of bison was gristle and the second bite was not much better. So I sent it back (I blame the buffalo not the restaurant) and ordered the ribeye (it was very good). Our server Catherine and the restaurant manager (missed his name) where more than gracious and understanding to make our imperfect visit a very pleasant experience. They went above and beyond to make our evening great.

We will make the 45 minute drive to dine again at Vinology (asking for Catherine to be our server) knowing we will have a pleasant evening, and will continue to do so until we get it perfect, and beyond. And if the couple seated next to us asks their server to be moved because we are too loud, we will have succeeded.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We dined at Vinology for NYE and experienced the set menu. The cod main dish was extraordinarily salty... not good. My wife’s filet was top notch however. The other food was fair or good with the exception of the terrific desserts. The service was mediocre. It felt like a rushed experience. With the relatively high cost of the night, it should have been unforgettable experience ... but it wasn’t. I can’t recommend Vinology for NYE.

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G
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Attentive staff with a great knowledge of the menu. The menu changes seasonally, and the menu always has interesting, yet tasty options (they use beets with many different dishes!). We went for a friend's birthday this time, and the overall experience was just fabulous.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary. The food, wine and service were top notch.

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TW
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family was in town, for Thanksgiving, and they are huge wine people. I thought Vinology would be perfect for them. My uncle ended up being annoying but the staff were wonderful and very patient. We had a delightful time.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Birthday. Service was not exceptional. Server only was attentive at beginning and then proceeded to be non communicative and very aloof

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F
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch. The food was delicious. Drinks were good. Service was great. Its a cute, modern-rustic little restaurant. Can't wait to try their dinner menu.

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JT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for pre-show dinner. They were running a bit behind due to a large wedding party on lower level. They put a rush and comp'd our beverages, which we appreciated. Extensive wine list. Creative and delicious cuisine.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was very disappointed. Service was slow and not attentive. The meat entree's were enjoyed but not exceptional. The fish entree just was not well prepared and was not very good. The server did not know the menu well or how food was prepared--surprising, given the pricing. The "full" size entrée pricing is too high. I live in Ann Arbor and have many other choices and will not be going back.

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DG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service all the way around. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very efficient. He was right there when needed time and discrete at other times. I highly recommend Vinology

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S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were seated near the bar. Waiter seemed uninterested in his job. Not very helpful. Food was ok but showed signs of being put together with little care - high chunks of spinach in the gnocchi, tacos with not additional toppings, salmon skin side up etc. Overall not a great experience especially compared to other tremendous restaurants we have dined at in Ann Arbor.

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WG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I went for my birthday with a group of 6. We got a reservation the day of. Service was great. I didn't love my dish, but others' dishes were good. They give the birthday person a free dessert. The ambiance was just what I wanted. They have great restaurant week deal, too.

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VA
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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DT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely time. Ambiance in bar area (where we were seated with reservations) was nice - not crowded so not loud. Service was attentive and friendly. Food was good and presented well. Manager coming to wish our guest a Happy Birthday (as we put it in our notes) was a nice touch.

Would return for a glass of wine and appetizer in the future.

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W
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Wait staff was extremely condescending. Will not return and will submit a review that reflects the rude service we received.

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F
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s hard to satisfy a group of foodies with diverse allergy needs. Our dinner at Vinology was a great fit! We’ll be back.
Also, good for a glass of wine & quick bite at the bar- but that really depends on who’s Bartending and how attentive they are.

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N
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening! The menu featured many clever and superbly executed dishes. The owner/manager stopped by our table to wish my neice a happy birthday and we had a great conversation about food and wine. An,excellent,culinary experience that I would definitely come back to again!

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A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Eggs were over done on 2 of our dishes 4 dishes. Otherwise was excellent.

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k
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Sunday brunch during parents' weekend. Great spicy bloodies and some deadly roasted/fried potatoes (though tasted the garlic for hours afterwards). Very friendly, genuine service and great ambiance. Would definitely come back.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Vinology was good. We went for brunch on parents weekend. The omelette was great and I had the garden salad which was beautiful. My daughter had the huevos rancheros which were also good. The eggs benedict was aweful. Overall I would try it again.

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MD
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eclectically delicious menu! Fun atmosphere and very good service.

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I went to Vinology with my wife for our wedding anniversary dinner. The atmosphere was great, we got seated at a good table which wasn’t near any high traffic areas but wasn’t totally secluded either. They have a great wine selection. The service was very good and the quality of food was excellent. The ingredients were fresh and the taste was amazing! I would highly recommend this place!

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f
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice wine list (by glass, 1/2 bottle carafe and bottle) and a variety of large and small plates. We really liked the baked brie and the duck wings. Short rib tacos were just okay. Very nice, relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

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R
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lots of fun! Energetic. Very accommodating to our
one year old granddaughter! Generous portions with an eclectic menu. Delicious!

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KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service, location and wine selection make this a restaurant worth a try. Unfortunately, the food fell flat for us. The flavors were not there for us. With so many place to go in Ann Arbor, we may just stop in for a drink’

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made the most of being put by the restrooms and kitchen

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BD
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, nice to meet the owner — we will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food.
Staff was friendly and fun and having a good time.
Can't wait to be back.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular! magical :)

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G
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vinology never disappoints! Food is awesome, service is great and the wine selection is outstanding

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t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The last two times at Vinology had bee quite good, which is why we decided to got again with another couple. The place is hopping and the noise level very night; this has become a very popular restaurant in Ann Arbor. But with the exception of a very good and reasonably priced bottle of Rhône red, the food was not especially creative or tasty. The gnocchi was overburdened with all the vegetables they had in the kitchen. My large plate salmon was underdone and it’s presentation still suffered from “vertical food” syndrome. The asparagus was too large, and it’s ends were not peeled. The service was chatty but inadequate. I would’ve liked to send back the salmon for more cooking, but waiter did not show up. Nor did he bring us bread or s/p when we asked for them. Not a repeat.

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TS
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

four meals, all were marginal at best and very expensive.

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m
San Diego
67 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vinology has more than great wine. Their food is creative and delicious

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine! Really enjoyed it! It's a bit pricy, but we'll worth the nice experience.

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F
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, our food was outstanding! Had the octopus, ribeye entree, salmon entree, and sweet potato themed dessert. We didn’t like the first bottle of wine as it was no problem to get a different one which we liked. The service was great.

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d
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always try to visit Vinology when in Ann Arbor. Excellent wine list and very good food.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

They were out of many things on the menu. Our server was pretty rude and made us feel like we were an inconvenience. The entrees were not very good. I would only ever return for a drink, not dinner.

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