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About Vinology Ann Arbor

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”

110 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International, Tapas / Small Plates, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 11pm
Friday 4pm - 12am midnight
Saturday 10am - 12am midnight
Sunday 10am - 10pm
The Kitchen closes one hour earlier than close time.

Cross Street:
Main Street between Washington and Huron

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 222-9841

Website:
http://www.vinologya2.com/

Catering:
Special menu packages are available for group luncheons and dinners. Inquire for details.

Parking Details:
Ample public and street parking, free on Sundays.

Public Transit:
Close to local bus routes, Greyhound and Amtrak in downtown Ann Arbor.

Executive Chef:
Adam Galloway

Private Party Facilities:
The Bubble Room, our largest private dining room, seats up to 60 guests and can accommodate 80 guests for a reception style party. The casually elegant Bubble Room features hundreds of hand blown glass bubbles suspended from the ceiling, original exposed brick, and a private bar. The Cellar seats up to 14 guests for private dining and tasting events. Wine bottles line the walls of this glass enclosed private dining room offering guests an immersive, intimate food and wine experience. To reserve a private room, call for Cindy at 734.222.9841 or email us at info@vinologya2.com

Vinology features two completely private rooms, a third semi private area, a floating screen, LCD projector, and private sound system. Our Event Planner will be happy to work with you to meet any additional equipment or décor needs for your event.

Private Party Contact:
Cindy Alonzo: (734) 222-9841

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Custom Wine Tastings, Signature Wine and food tasting pairing events like
Vino Value Wine tasting, Malbec Madness, Wines that Age, Beer Verse Wine, Patio Tasting, Black Wine Night.

Participate in Restaurant Week, Artini Bar Crawl and are prime spot to enjoy after seeing events such as the Art Fair, Green Fair, Big Conventions, Festifools and more.

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Vinology Ann Arbor Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.5

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4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Romantic (8)
Tapas (8)
Healthy (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vegan (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
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Gluten Free Options (4)
Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined a day ago

We were here for the restaurant week, food is amazing

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·Dined 3 days ago

I was there for Restaurant Week. What a fine place and a fine experience. I would recommend Vinology to any of my friends or guests. Thank you for a lovely evening!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Business Meals, Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Damien our waiter was phenomenal. The food was absolutely delicious. When I return to Ann Arbor I'll be visiting Vinology again.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

As always, food was outstanding; great wine menu. Presentation was superb. And our waiter, Patrick, was a delight. One of my favorite dining spots in Ann Arbor.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

We went to Vinology for a birthday dinner and had wonderful food and delicious wine as usual. The deconstructed Caesar salad was especially lovely. The only problem was the raucous screaming for the entire 2 Hour dinner by the folks in the adjoining booth. We could barely talk to each other.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went here for Saturday Brunch prior to the U of MI basketball game. The brunch menu is varied and the food was excellent. Very knowledgable waiter, we will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Server was great - extremely competent, knowledgeable on wines, good food guidance. Our duck was overdone but the vegetarian charcuterie plate was fabulous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wine good as always. We had the vegan cassoulet which was ok and fjord trout was good but the spinach was somewhat stringy. The decaf coffee was unbelievably good and hot. Dessert ok. Our friends had the small Cap ribeye which I think they enjoyed. Server was a bit out of it. Somehow he missed the mark that this place deserves. Despite this lukewarm review we like this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Such a nice place to be, even on a cold night. Beautiful decor, not too noisy, nice service people. The manager even came by to wish me a happy birthday I loved sitting at the bar until the rest of my family arrived and the drinks were superb. None of the food was spectacular but there were lots of yummy, healthy vegetarian options. Everyone enjoyed their meals except for my husband's trout, which was under-cooked and too heavily sauced.

This was my 4th or 5th visit and I'll be back again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Disappointing. Sliders are unworthy, tasteless and on horrible buns. Wine did not taste right. Cesar salad boring and way overpriced. Won’t be back for a while.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

I think you need to dress the tables a little better. We spent a fare amount of money for this dinner @ Christmas time although the food was good the presentation was lacking.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Damian was excellent and food was excellent. Only complaint was the second large group of 10 got seated next to our group of 10 and then it got too loud.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was fantastic, wine delicious, service great and environment very welcoming. The prices are a bit higher than desired, but that was expected when dining here. Additionally, it would be much nicer if Open Table allowed requests for particular table types. I was seated at a high table with my party when we would have much preferred a booth. Unless I am mistaken or missed an additional comments box, I did not see any option to request that.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Loved the restaurant! Ambiance was charming. Surprised the rating was $$. Think $$$ is more appropriate for price structure. Entrees pricey but delicious.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Enjoyed the duck breast, game hen and trout. Oh, and birth of cool cocktail. Ice creams for dessert. Everything was fabulous. True to form, it was unique, scrumptious and very savory. Server Isaac was impeccable. Will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been enjoying Vinology for years. We love the wine choices and the seasonal menu.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Small plates were great. Dessert was killer!

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have eaten here before and again our expectations were met. Food was excellent with a varied menu. Damian our server was exceptional and fun.
The duck and shortrib tacos were outstanding!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday, and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious, and our wine was excellent. we sat in one of the booths, which provided some privacy and noise reduction. I would definitely recommend Vinology as a great place to dine!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Vinology is one of our regular go-to places for wine, Happy Hour, and "fancy eating" (for Ann Arbor, at least). Some nights are better than others, but last night was especially good. If you go anytime soon (the menu rotates with the season), get the camp fire dessert. Really excellent s'mores re-invented.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was great

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 26, 2017

They do a really nice job with salads and small plates

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We started with the charcuterie which was good.

Then we had the beet and burrata salad which had an odd pairing between the earthy beets and the creamy burrata.

We had the fjord trout. The fish was cooked well. The autumn berry raita didn’t make sense with the dish. The dish had good earthy notes and the tangy yogurt flavor of the raita didn’t make any sense and was off putting. The raita was looking for some spicy heat to cool down, but none existed in the dish.

For dessert we had the apple and fennel which was terrible. The pound cake was not flavorful. The apple was spiralized to two foot lengths. The apple was soaked in apple cider vinegar. The granata was a fennel granata more than an apple cider granata. The only thing that was OK was the panna cotta. Eating the dessert turned into a dare for the rest of the table.

Overall very good wine list, the food is interesting but not good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Enjoyed a leisurely dinner with great wine choices and good food. Service was attentive but not heavy-handed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food - great service. We really enjoyed our time. Plan on returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very friendly staff, tacos were AMAZING, we got married here and come back for our anniversary, and it's always a great experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed our Vinology experience ver y much. The food was quite good...scallops and duck in particular, as was the service. Overall, thumbs up.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service. Very accommodating (we had to alter our reservation the due to traffic issues). We loved the food and atmosphere. A great first visit...we will be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Meh. The $28 charcuterie (which lists as market price on the menu) was salami and cheddar. There are too many other Greta options in AA to bother returning here.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The dishes were all too salty, not to mention very expensive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Everything was great! Our waiter was super nice and helpful with our questions regarding the food. The food was very delicious and different. I felt like there was something on the menu for everyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great ambiance. Our waitress made great recommendations. Food was plentiful & really delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Vegan, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great ambiance and service! The food can be hit or miss though. Tonight it was just good.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The harvest gnocchi was amazing! So delicious and perfectly seasoned! The wine flight was really cool, all excellent wines and it was so fun trying to guess the country of origin and grape variety for a small discount.

The campfire dessert was also amazing, so rich!!

Only thing I would give a 3star was the baked brie, it was kind of boring, could use more fruit sauce with it and maybe baked a bit longer.

Our server was lovely!

All together excellent date night, left very happy!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Server, Mary Jo, did a great job--she was attentive and timely. Restaurant was a bit loud and bar was out of many of their "specialty drinks" but food was good--a bit pricey but worth the drive--we will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Black risotto and grilled octopus was incredible!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Truly distinctive cuisine; get the baked brie, you won't regret it. And of course, the wine was spectacular!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Thought it was overpriced, even for small plates. $46 for duck breast is high. Folks who ordered salmon were disappointed at what a small portion it was. Service was terrible.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food presentation was lovely. Table got cheese plate to share, excellent, asked for more bread to go with it, no problem.
Two people shared the scallop dinner size and they said it was excellent. One person got the small plate salmon and also loved it. I got the fried game hen small plate and did not like the seasonings or veggies at all. The greens were bitter and really tough. I took the breading off the game hen and just ate meat so I was not pleased with my meal but everyone else was. my ceasar salad was good though. Nice wine selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great food & excellent service. Super wine list! Reasonable prices & quality ingredients in food.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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