Both the bartender and our waitress provided attentive, individualized service both in the bar and at our table. They were friendly and personable, and of course, our food was delicious!
Good Food and Good Service. The restaurant itself could be a little cozier, but still a very good meal.
We were n the area, and was looking for seafood I chose real seafood and it was excellent. The only minor problem we had, our table cloth on our table was plastic and it was badly ripped at both ends, it would be nice to have white cloth for table cloths. Otherwise, I would diffidently recommend.
Good place to go for a birthday dinner. Unfortunate that even if you show up and it’s empty during happy hour you cannot enjoy the advertised happy hour unless you go into the bar. Didn’t know that before the hostess insisted on seating us at our table while we waited for our party. Cost an extra $10+ to wait at a table instead of the bar....
Best seafood in A2. Only complaint is upper level seating is extremely loud.
While the food was well prepared, the attentiveness of the wait staff was less than expected. We were there mid-afternoon, hours after the typical lunch rush and three hours before dinner. We waited 15 minutes before receiving any service and then any additional attention required our calling over the wait staff to our table.
We have been to Real Seafood several times and in fact were returning because we had our first date there. The waitress was inattentive and seemed like she couldn't wait to get away from the table. We were sitting out on the patio area (closed in now) and my chair was directly over the heater. At first it was cozy but over the course of the dinner the heat never let up.... I was sweating by the end of the meal and ended up waiting outside for my husband to pay. The corner table was also talking about how hot they were. Between the waitress's attitude, the slow service ( it took two hours to eat a dinner for two people and this caused us to be late for our sitter) and the average food we, we will not be returning.
Good meal, although my shrimp scampi had little garlic
We went to this restaurant for my husband’s birthday. We had a great meal ( my husband’s meal was free!). Our server was very attentive, refilling our water glasses several times, bringing the table extra bread, boxes for our food to take home, etc. I definitely recommend this restaurant for great food and service.
Real Seafood always has excellent food and service and this repeat visit for my birthday did not disappoint. Inventive combinations enhance the taste and presentation of the meal. Birthday discounts given. Great wine selection.
Very nice wait staff. Food great
Awesome dining experience.
Thanks Terrance for an awesome dining experience.
Our meal began with lobster bisque, which was excellently flavored and had some tender pieces of lobster in it. The texture was smooth and creamy and the bowl was large enough to share. For my meal, I ordered the stuffed salmon, which was perfectly cooked and stuffed with shrimp and crab and was nicely baked. I substituted the salad for the coleslaw, which was another excellent choice. The house dressing is delicious and the salad was nicely prepared. My friend ordered the pasta with clam sauce, a meal he has ordered several times, and expressed his enjoyment of the dish. We finished with the creme brulee, another tasty favorite. Our meal was delicious, and the wait staff was very attentive.
Vince made an awesome mock tail for my pregnant daughter He went above and beyond
Wonderful service and food. Loved that we were able to bring in our own birthday cake.
This is our favorite place for date night. The food is always great and we enjoy walking around Ann Arbor afterwards.
Wonderful dinner for a birthday celebration! The broiled Maine scallops were truly excellent, and the Blue Plate Special was a palate pleaser also! Nice wine selection, friendly and helpful servers.
Only less than wonderful part was the noise level, which made a quiet conversation difficult, but it certainly created a party-like atmosphere!
The food is amazing. They don't over season and let the quality food shine. The server and greeter was knowledgeable about food allergies and confirmed with the chefs.
I thought the Brussels sprouts were the best. They were excellent.
Lauren was a very sweet wait person. She was attentive and thoughtful.
We enjoyed ourselves.
Capable of very good food. The shrimp and whitefish entrees were delicious. Brussels sprouts were an interesting and tasty side. Cheesecake is recommendable for its silky texture and simplicity. No idea why a tossed salad is a $2.50 upgrade over cole slaw.
This was one of many meals we have enjoyed at Real Seafood. It is wonderful for a special occasion. The seafood is always wonderfully prepared and the service is attentive without being overbearing. The Blue Plate special, though sounding pedantic, is a wonderful value - a full size crab cake, a skewer with both broiled shrimp and sea scallops and a small piece of stuffed flounder plus two sides. If you want a lighter meal, just order the crab cake appetizer. It's a full size crab cake garnished with a side salad of greens, strawberries and mango with a wonderful balsamic dressing.
The whole range of Main Street Venture Restaurants (including, The Earle, Gratzi and others) are a great deal on an actual birthday. The two of us ate for half price.
Great! Dependably nice selection on the menu. Good service.
Ordered the Paella and the Blue Plate Special. Good preparation of food. Very "Fresh" as advertised and Great service! Round recommend
Real Seafood is an Ann Arbor iconic restaurant having been on Main street for decades. While our experience was good, it was not great. Food was tasty, served hot and server was good, but nothing was exceptional. For the price, I was expecting a bit more. We did have an extremely noisy toddler at the next table and all the other tables we close and crowded. Thought it would be a little more special, ambiance felt like an average chain restaurant.
Sean was a great server, as always. Great customer service compliments great food! Thank you, Sean!
Birthday. Fantastic delicious dinner
My dining experience was very enjoyable thanks to my server Zack. He was extra attentive and provided suggestions for my entree and drinks. Everything was amazing and I will definitely be returning in the near future.
When we sat down we noticed that all of the glasses for water had water drops in them. I asked our server about it and she said that they were busy and didn’t have time to dry them. Well drinking water out of a glass that has water in it from the dish washing machine isn’t very appealing. My date asked for her white fish to be “well done”, it wasn’t. This type of service was not what I would expect from a restaurant like this. I don’t think we’ll be back.
So delicious! My guy and I both loved it, which doesn't always happen. We'll be back!
Been going to this restaurant for years and finally had a less than stellar experience. Waitress was not up to par, steak was charred and items were ordered and forgotten. But to put things into perspective I have been going here for almost 10 years and have never had a bad experience. I will be back soon.
Eric, our server was so kind, friendly and patient. Our food was delicious and it came quickly to our table. It was a little tight as far as the tables were very close together-we sat at a twotop. But it was a very special and delicious Valentines Day!
Great place for a V-Day lunch date with my wife.
Excellent food as always.
Has a great Birthday Special as long as you dine on your birthday.
It was our first time there but definitely not our last. The service was great, Loved the atmosphere and the food was absolutely amazing. The lobster bisque and Chilean Sea Bass were so delicious! I can’t wait to go back!
5:30pm is a great time to have a reservation at Real Seafood. Seated at our table as soon as we arrived. The pomegranate martini was very good. Our server, can't remember his name (sorry), was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The 4 of us had fish. (imagine) The stuffed salmon and the chilean sea bass were very tasty. My cornmeal encrusted trout was ok. The texture was wonderful, just not much flavor. All of us enjoyed the food. My husband practically wiped his plate. He had the salmon. The coffee, after dinner was quite satisfying. We shared a piece of hummingbird cake. Very tasty and moist. This is probably our 4th or 5th visit to Real Seafood and we haven't been disappointed yet.
Outstanding food and service, and you can actually hear the conversation.
Lovely evening out
Real Seafood never disappoints....food always fresh and service is always top notch....love the apps....sat in dining room but really like the feel of the bar area
Overall good experience but seating initially was a problem because of where we were placed. However, upon request for a change we were accommodated and rest went well.
Though rather pricey, Real Seafood produces an excellent dinner--well prepared and graciously served. If it's seafood you're after, you won't do better than this.