Vinology Ann Arbor

4.4
1390 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
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”
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International, Tapas / Small Plates, American
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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.
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Phone number
(734) 222-9841
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Adam Galloway
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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.
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Private party contact
Cindy Alonzo: (734) 222-9841
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Catering
Special menu packages are available for group luncheons and dinners. Inquire for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street between Washington and Huron
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Parking details
Ample public and street parking, free on Sundays.
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Public transit
Close to local bus routes, Greyhound and Amtrak in downtown Ann Arbor.
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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.
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
What 1390 People Are Saying
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JT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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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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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
1 review
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
25 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
8 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
63 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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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

When the plates arrived we thought they forgot to put the food on it. The sizes were ridiculously small. I ended up eating all the bread with butter for dinner...

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C
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

First, it was really cold in there. Uncomfortable. Second, the server wasn’t really helpful with questions and seemed like he didn’t really want to be there. Finally, the food was a miss. The gnocchi needed some sauce but there were way to many flavors going like leave out the anise. Other dishes were likewise lacking or trying to hard.

We’ve had one good experience here. And about 5 blah ones.

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The deconstructed Caesar salad was lousy. The rib eye was expensive, small and drenched in sauce. The main course came within 5 minutes of the appetizers do they just threw everything in the table. Overall expensive and a very mediocre dining experience.

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6
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered Caesar salad, heirloom tomato salad, short rib tacos, Greek octopus, and finished with ice cream. Everything was good.

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l
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great little find on Main st in Ann Arbor. We like to go get mimosas for brunch. They are good for food allergies and will work with your needs. Also vegetarian options! We like the wine flights and sitting outside watching the world go by!

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VA
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary dinner! Thank you!

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ER
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We dine out a lot so our views may be skewed. It was loud but it is a bistro type place. We do not drink alcohol therefore the wine was not a factor. Service was really good. Phil! First salads were tomatoes that were not ripe. Sent back. Second salads were lovely in presentation but mediocre in taste. The entrees were beautiful but very average tasting. (Chops and scallops.) Flatbread with figs, outstanding. Very high price for what we were served. We are not averse to paying a lot for good food so you are not putting us in the poor house (dated phrase if there ever was one). See you in 5 years.

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went for my 5yr anniversary recently, and not only did the staff take care to mention us well wishes on our special day, but to thank us for our patronage. The entire restaurant was very clean and the atmosphere is very versatile. I could see going for brunch or afternoon drinks, as well as a big tapas dinner with friends, and an intimate meal. I really like what they have created here.

Also, my girlfriend is vegetarian and we found at least a third of the menu worked for her needs. This is a great spot in downtown Ann Arbor!

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M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

I choose this restaurant over others because the menu seemed unique and I always love a good wine list. We shared a few things including the cheese board, the tacos, and an entee and overall the food was very tasty. The wine list was also impressive and we both found flights and glasses that were really delicious. I probably won’t come back to this restaurant because the overall ambiance seemed nice at first, but we got stuck at the worst table in the restaurant. Nicer restaurants like this can totally ruin the experience when you get stuck in a cold corner between the exterior walls. It just wasn’t the nice dinner date ambiance we were hoping for. Plus there’s so many other restaurants in this town that provide a better overall experience.

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SK
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We had an okay meal this time at Vinology the food was a tad cold and service was just average, love the ambiance and bar vibe but not sure we will go back

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JA
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive and knowledgeable server. Very good food (brie, octopus, beef, tomato and goat cheese salad, very good chicken preparation!) Excellent wine choices and advice!

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P
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere was energetic with a decor in keeping with the name. The noise level could get very loud when nearby tables get noisy (bachelorette party). In keeping with the name, Vinology, I would expect that appropriate white wine glasses should be available. The waiter checked for us, but none were carried and we drank our white wine from very large red wine glasses.

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service is poor

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