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About The Earle
An award winning Ann Arbor institution since 1977, The Earle serves a rotating menu of fine Italian and French cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Selections include lamb chops, veal, beef tenderloin, salmon, duck breast, sea scallops and more. Live jazz plays Tuesday through Saturday in the dining room, while the wine bar offers lighter fare, twenty wines by the glass and Ann Arbor's best Happy Hour. The Earle's nationally recognized wine list (Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence) offers over 1,400 selections. Three private rooms are available and accommodate groups from 6 to 48.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:45 - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-8:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday we have solo performers (piano or guitar) that play from 8pm until 10pm. On Friday and Saturday we have a soft jazz trio (usually piano, bass and drums). The trio plays from 8:30pm until close. No cover anytime.
Public parking is available nearby as follows: 1) Large public surface lot that occupies the entire city block, bounded by Huron, First, Washington and Ashley. Entrances are on Ashley (northbound) and First (southbound). This lot is "kitty-corner" from our entrance on Washington St. 2) City parking structure on East Washington (1 1/2 blocks east of The Earle) 3) City structure (very large and always has space) on North Ashley (2 blocks north of The Earle) 4) Street (no meters after 6PM)
Shelley Caughey Adams
Private Party Facilities:
The Earle offers three separate private dining rooms.
Private Party Contact:
Zoe Cowan: (734) 994-0211
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Earle Ratings and Reviews
Went for Mother's Day and the entire experience was wonderful. The food and wine selection was very good and appealed to our whole group. Service was excellent and the noise level was nice because we could talk at a normal level. Will continue to return again.
The ambiance is great. Basement (or wine cellar) level but well lit and well decorated. Somewhat overpriced for the quality. My wife asked about wines and the waitress recommended the most expensive glass.
Three different young couples on prom dates came in, were seated, looked at the menu (prices?) and left.
My food was not good. I think they ran out of roquefort cheese and used butter instead. When my dish began to cool, the sauce mixture thickened and a weird film formed. It was inedible, and I couldn't eat the second half of my meal. Also, my steak was rare instead of medium rare and still cold inside. It also wasn't rested. When I indicated there was a problem, our waiter said he would look into it but disappeared and never returned to our table. I have had great experiences in the past, and my date's food was great, but I was not impressed by my last visit. Not sure I will be returning again.
It was our first visit to the restaurant and we were celebrating a special occasion. The dining room is beautiful. The wait staff was exceptional and the chef and pastry chef our outstanding because the meals and desserts were spectacular and presentation of all dishes from drinks to desserts were top-notch! Thank you for a great and memorable dining experience!
The Earle is a large restaurant in a stone building with nice ambiance. We were seated on the porch, which was warm enough, but lacked the nice atmosphere. It was U of Michigan graduation weekend, so every restaurant in Ann Arbor was packed. We were seated 30 minutes late for our reservation. Food that came out cold was gracefully replaced and one meal was free.
This is our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor and one of our favorites anywhere. We have been dining here for many years and still love it. We have also used this restaurant for private parties in their private rooms. The food is always excellent and although the menu may be a little "gourmet" for some people, there are plenty of ordinary choices on the menu as well. It is well run with excellent staff who never rush you even at busy times. It is a little expensive but not outlandish for this type of restaurant. A wonderful spot to enjoy a great meal. Love it!
Although the food was good, the menu could have included a few more dishes. There was a large group dining at the same time so it hard to hear the entertainment. The restaurant was very well lighted, maybe a little much. My overall my dining experience was very good.
I have been dining at The Earle for over 15 years and I think it is my favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor! The food and service are always great! Also the atmosphere is relaxing and they have live music that really tops it all off.
We went after a Michigan baseball game and had a really nice dinner at The Earle! Try it out if you have the chance - you won't be disappointed.
waited 40 minutes for salad two come out. And 1 hour and 20 minutes for food to come out for 2 people. Was not worth the drive and the wait to eat something. Ruined the night plans since we waited more than two hours. Table behind came before us and they were still waiting. Not worth it in my opinion. Food was good but not worth the price.
Disappointed given all the positive reviews. Very nice, friendly, hardworking staff the only plus. Very noisy (jazz combo plus a large party group in the "quiet" room we moved to); very long wait for our food (45+ minutes; they gave us free appetizers to try to make amends, which was kind), tired/dingy decor, and below average food. Past its prime. Would not recommend.
What an amazing restaurant. We visited here some time ago and are so sorry we haven't returned more recently! It was fantastic from the ambiance, to the wonderful wait staff, extensive menu, wonderful food and presentation, extensive and wonderful wine list, great bar, lovely dining room nicely updated...and the use of corks in their decor was amazing! Excellent experience from beginning to end! Loved the escargot, shrimp on spinach appetizers, the salmon and duck as entrees. Thank you so much!
This was our second visit to the Earle and we truly enjoyed our evening. We went for my husband's birthday and loved that we were not rushed through our courses or our meal - we got to relax, talk, enjoy our wine and the excellent food. Everyone was friendly and gracious. We are already looking forward to going back.
It was my fault that I did not request one of the lovely tables nestled along the back wall among the corks when I made our reservation - if going for a special occasion, I highly recommend asking for one of those, they are just a little more private, quiet and cozy.
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