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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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be having a coursed menu this evening.

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Vinology Ann Arbor Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (26)
Creative Cuisine (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fun (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Tapas (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Romantic (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Casual (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Mary Jo is awesome!!! Thanks for making our evening celebration so enjoyable!!!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The bar was closed for a wedding. Maybe you should close the entire restaurant for these. It did not feel welcoming and was so noisy we had to shout conversation at dinner. Not a comfortable dining experience. We expected better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great experience. Our server helped us secure the last 2 plates of salmon which where on special that nice and recommended a great wine pairing- we ended up enjoying 3 carafes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We really enjoyed our experience. We had a lot of fun reading the information in the booths about how wine is made. It was a great date night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Really delicious and interesting flavors. Loved everything we had but especially the duck.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Breakfast on the sidewalk!! Food great. Bit slow on the coffee refill.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We are in our Mid-late 50's & got together with another couple interested in enjoying different wines & sharing food items (Apps./Small Plates). Looking for a social place we could relax and get caught up over beverages & food as well as be able to talk & hear our conversation. Vinology was a great choice! We all enjoy picking our own trio of wine flights. Their menu was easy to read & user friendly with different logos highlighting the types & tastes! Small plates delicious options with "Must Try" Lobster Corndog & Charcuterie Boards! Wait staff very helpful & attentive as well. Would give them a 9 out of 10 for our first visit!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We had a lovely dinner here and I would highly recommend this restaurant. We had made a reservation in advance and were seated at one of the lovely semi private booths. My husband and I shared the mushroom tacos before dinner. They were the perfect starter. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the cap of ribeye. Both entrees and all the sides were delish. We shared the peach dessert. I loved the chef's creative touches. We were greeted warmly at the restaurant and treated like long time customers. Looking forward to a return visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, great value, nice menu selection to please lots of different tastes and very good selection of wines.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Planned to meet up with friends here for dinner but we showed up early and got to experience Vinology's brunch. The food was unique and delicious and the bottomless mimosas were quite a treat!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

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We had an excellent server who was very kind and helpful, however quite honestly the food was not overly spectacular for the price. Wine list is extensive (as it should be for a wine based restaurant!); but the food is lacking in variety and many people in our party didn't like the flavor profiles. Could be a matter of taste but in all likelihood we would not return because we really expected something different.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great service, food, and bottomless mimosa/Bloody Mary brunch!

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 (London)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The establishment is much nicer than the photos make it out to be.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food at Vinology is some of the best I've had anywhere. I'm amazed at the amount of flavor packed into every bite. Additionally, our server let us take our time and had some great wine recommendations. Recommended for all the foodies out there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We have dined at Vinology over the course of many years. At this visit, we noticed the menu had become overly complex, and over priced. We have never had so many questions as to what certain foods/ingredients were in the dishes. There were 4 of us dining, and we began with the charcuterie board with "Market Price" noted. For $24, we received a few thinly sliced meats, a small smear of beer cheese, and a few pieces of another hard cheese. Very disappointing. If you are looking for how a charcuterie board should be served, I would suggest you go to Toasted Oak in Novi.
We do enjoy the diverse wine selections at Vinology, but sadly, will not plan to return for dining.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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