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Vinology Ann Arbor

4.5
1318 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
Perfect For:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.

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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 1318 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was perfect. After we asked to be seated at another table, after being seated right by the curtain/entrance , all was perfect. Waiter Patrick was great!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food with interesting presentations. First rate service my our server, Mary Jo.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delicious fig flatbread and beat salad for starters. Wonderful wine and craft cocktails, followed by our mains. Entrees a bit pricey for their size, but very flavorful. We were disappointed with our chocolate babka, not enough chocolate for my taste. Would go back again, maybe for happy hour and appetizers.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I asked for no anchovies on my Cesar salad and he gave me one with. I thought the gnocchi could’ve been more invigorating... it was underwhelming.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was really good. The menu is small, but the options that they have are very well represented. The wine menu is very rich.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our server was EXCELLENT. We all agreed he was the one who made the night even more special. Kudos. Keep him please! We will ask for him again!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good time!

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our meal was disappointing compared to our last outing. The octopus appetizer was ok but nothing remarkable. The scallops were accompanied by heavy sides which didn't go well with them. The most disappointing was the duck breast. Advertised as "medium rare"it arrived well done and very tough. The wine was excellent, a Malbec Bodega named Flohr. The wine list is impressive indeed. We noticed that this is another restaurant which is starting to emphasize "Small Plates" and may be neglecting the "Main Plates."

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good wine list by the glass. Dinner was ok, nothing to rave about. My husband had the octopus which he said was nothing special. I had the trout which seemed a bit oily and wasn't cooked all the way through. I should have stated that I prefer it cooked through when ordered. We had a pizza appetizer that was a good size, but you hardly tasted the gorgonzola cheese. The atmosphere was casual and conversation friendly. I would come back for a glass of wine and appetizer.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Brie appetizer was excellent. Dinner entrees were interesting, ample proportions, and solid. Not brilliant, but solid. Waitstaff were attentive and prompt . Desserts were disappointing and grossly overpriced at $11 - made me feel like there were trying to squeeze and extra $30-40 out of us before we were through.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Really nice place to have a romantic dinner with your date, wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great & id go back

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Unique in every way....traditional bar...unique mixed drinks....good wine list by the glass...unique appetizer/small plate/tapas choices as well as full meals..."unique" desserts....Active and lively atmosphere...the table choices for our 715 reservations were both close to the front door and "chilly"...a hostess took it upon herself to find us a table further away from the front door....exceptional service when unexpected is a true delight! THANK YOU!...servers were attentive , while still be quite busy!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The staff were very attentive as well as knowledgeable. This was a great restaurant for a first date due to its easy atmosphere and great food and wine options. The only con was that it was a bit noisy and difficult to hear at some times. Overall we had a great dining experience and plan to return!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Amazing vegan dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and really enjoyed the food and wine. Our wait staff was attentive, but not hovering and timed the dishes perfectly. The sommelier even recommended a bottle of wine that cost less than my initial selection. Very enjoyable!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Sunday evening was quiet. Service was great...respected our conversation but arrived when appropriate.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A really outstanding meal and fantastic service. The meal was excellent. Additionally, I bought a relatively pricey bottle of wine that tasted a bit off - the Manager replaced it with a comparable bottle that was excellent at no additional charge. Would definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I eat here once or twice a year and always leave saying "That was good. We should eat here more often!" Maybe it is the parking in downtown.

Interesting choices of food, wine and beer. Great service. Fairly priced.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Celebrated a friend’s birthday. Fantastic. Could not have been better

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Vinology always offers an interesting set of menu options, with smaller portions for those who don't need an American restaurant behemoth. And of course the wines by the glass are an excellent selection. This time the house cocktails were also both outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Absolutely stunning restaurant with a great wine selection and wonderful atmosphere!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed and treated great. Our server Patrick was knowledgeable and friendly. He was attentive without being around too much. Our food was delicious. We started with the charcuterie board and a bottle of Syrah. My husband ordered the ribeye and I had the duck. Both were cooked perfectly. After we had the pannacotta tres leches and a chocolate brioche. Both were also delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Amazing food and wine! Our server was very knowledgeable and efficient. Beautiful restaurant too.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Just fabulous! We will be back. Food was exceptional, great atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We have dined at Vinology several times, and we’re not disappointed this time either! The wine suggestions were spot on, and food was excellent. We love the option to order a half portion, it gives us the option to sample more dishes!! This time everything we ordered was delicious, from the flatbread with artichoke, to the curried cauliflower, and all the mains! We will be back!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

we had a great time, however the wait person didn't attend to our timing and we missed sharing in my husband's birthday dessert because we had to leave for a show at the Ark. The meal was wonderful!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food, great service. Nice place to have some wine and small plates. Fairly limited menu that seemed a little over priced.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We have been to Vinology many times. Their menu changes with the seasons and that is a nice change. We had Jud as our server and he was great. He was attentive when he needed to be and left us alone when that was needed. He also didn't pressure us on ordering and helped with the wine selection. The vegan tamales were really good and so was the trout. Neither of us is vegan, but the tamales sounded interesting so we tried them and were not disappointed. Had the gorgonzola and fig flatbread and a salad to start with a nice bottle of spanish granache. A great evening.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our food was fantastic, everything at brunch from a burger and the reuben to gnocchi and eggs and croissant french toast.

The service was fantastic. Everyone was kind as we waited for the last 2 in our party of 7. We split a reuben as an appetizer for the 5, it was fantastic.

(Almost) Bottomless mimosas are a plus.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We got to sit on the lower level in the wine room and the ambiance was unparalleled! The service was excellent! I had the ribeye strip. It extremely flavorful, presented perfectly, and the accompaniments were magnificent! For dessert I had the fig tart and absolutely LOVED it. OMG it was delicious. I HIGHLY recommend Vinology.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Being sat by the front door was miserable. It was cold and hampered our dinner experience. The small space heater was an effort but my wife was frozen. We won’t come back in the winter

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Very disappointed with food and service. Service was slow and lacked attentiveness. Food was fair at best. The best part was the wine, but that can be bought anywhere.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food and the cocktails are always great. Never had a bad experience at our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Caesar salad phenomenal, duck breast with spaetzel yummy, choices of wine flights excellent

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentines day and everything was delicious.
We started with the Charcuterie cutting board and Marinated Olives.
For mains we had Duck Breast and the Parisian Gnocchi.
Everything we would most definitely have again!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Husbands birthday, great service, food was awesome!!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Different and excellent takes on caesar salad, roast hen and sliders!

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

This was my first time at Vinology. The menu was inviting and creative and we thought to give it a try for a birthday lunch.
Positives: friendly waiter, creative and tasty food (for the most part), quiet (easy to have a conversation)
Negatives: Pricey for what you get. A group of 6, no alcohol, lunch menu - came to over $100 + tip. The coffee was $3.50/person and we had to keep asking for our cups to be refilled. We waited quite a while for our food, and asked if there was a basket of bread or something to nibble on as we waited, but nothing was available. One negative on my meal - I ordered eggs over medium. They were completely runny. I had waited so long for the food, I didn't want to send the eggs back and hold up our entire groups' meal, so I just kept the dish. The eggs came with 2 small pieces of dry toast - I was unable to use the toast to soak up the yolk of the egg. For $12 I certainly expected more. The dish was called "Eggs your way" - I think not!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I ordered a small portion of trout. Each entree came with an option of small and regular. The trout and its accompaniments were delicious. Portion size was small but sufficient, and the price was reasonable.

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