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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”
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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.
Main Street between Washington and Huron
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Special menu packages are available for group luncheons and dinners. Inquire for details.
Ample public and street parking, free on Sundays.
Close to local bus routes, Greyhound and Amtrak in downtown Ann Arbor.
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 email@example.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
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.
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Vinology Ann Arbor Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
Our Salmon was dry. The waitress kept forgetting, lemons, water and for our cocktails, she actually wanted to charge us extra for a drink my husband didn't like and wanted to charge us extra to make the drink better (needed more alcohol) the drink was $13.00 already.
It was just overall disappointing not what we normally have had if this restaurant.
Excellent greeting by staff at the door upon arrival, nice seat location booth, very cozy and comfortable. Great appetizers, entree (salmon was just okay) service was positive, simple, friendly, efficient. Atmosphere was well received by everyone, will return, overall final total did add up quickly though...around $50 per person with one drink,
We were celebrating my daughter's graduation from U of M and she chose Vinology for dinner.
Our waiter Damian was very attentive and provided great service, checking in on us often.
The baked Brie was a good choice for an appetizer. It was delicious.
The lamb chop was good, but the highlight of the dinner was the zucchini fritter. It was light and airy and was a interesting side to the entree.
The S'more dessert was amazing! So many wonderful flavors in one dish. The really unexpected ingredient was the sprinkling of small pieces of popcorn on the plate. It truly made you think of campfire S'mores while eating this dessert.
Vinology provided the whole package of atmosphere, service and food which made our dinner experience quite enjoyable, so I gave it a 5 star.
I just moved from Minneapolis to Ann Arbor and had high hopes for this place after seeing an article about the bartender and amazing line up of cocktails. It was meh. The food was meh. It arrived lukewarm. The beets were mushy and my scallops were bland. My husband enjoyed his wine flight... which is obviously what they are known for. Not memorable so we won't be back.
I first visited this restaurant about 2 years ago on a cold winter's night. It was very crowded and a nice find.
I recently visited Vinology on a Sunday evening in July. The restaurant was fairly quiet and had a deserted feel about it. I had the short rib tacos, a salad and a flatbread, along with a wine flight.
The tacos came out first, before the salad. The waiter apologized. The tacos were very good and tasty. My only disappointment was one of the soft taco shells were overcooked to the point that it was hard to chew. Maybe microwaved?
The salad was good but unremarkable. I wish it had come out first.
The flatbread was good - can't remember the name, but I enjoyed it. Overall, the combination of food was too much for 1 person to eat. But I enjoyed the meal.
I was most irritated with the waiter. He tried to be attentive but was never available when I needed him. The only other table in the restaurant was the booth next to mine and he spent the majority of the evening at that table. The other diners claimed to be food critics and were fauning all over him. And thus my evening consisted of hearing him and them banter back and forth for 20 minute (I kid you not) segments. It's a good thing the restaurant wasn't crowded. So I was just irritated that when I needed service, I simply could not get his attention.
We have been dining at Vinology since they opened. It has always been a true dining experience and we have always left happy until . . . last Friday.
The gnocchi which had been soft pillows of hand made cheesy potatoes, have turned into a pastry bag excretion of dough. The duck wings, were legs, and the spices so strong the flavor of the duck was disguised. The waiter seemed as if he had other things on his mind and did not even come back and see how we were doing. A $100 dinner for two was way overpriced.
Six months ago this was not the case. I am so disappointed. The only bright note is the wine was outstanding.
My wife and I love this place! We live annhour away and happily drive the distance for the food! I've never had a bad dish here. I will say that often time when I am reading the dinner menu, nothing sticks out to me but I end up just picking something anyway trusting the chef and it turns out amazing. Their desserts are just as good as well. I don't really like alcohol but I tried one of their cocktails and it was actually really good so that's huge to me! Highly recommend!
Vinology brunch was okay! The poached egg dish I had was good. And my partner's omelet was even better. The wild mushroom and Brie omelette was delish! The hostess gave us a great booth and our server was pretty attentive. Only qualm was we did bottomless Bloody Mary drinks but we only ever got 1. Other than that I would recommend it for brunch!
Giving Vinology the benefit of the doubt this time as it was Restaurant Week and I understand that makes it harder for a restaurant. However, they were not full at 6:30 on a Saturday night and it should not have taken 45 minutes after placing my order to learn that they were out of the item I chose. Our waiter was very gracious and apologetic, and we did not make a fuss. We were pleased to be comped my substitute choice and, knowing we were headed to the theater, our waiter made sure all items came out quickly at that point. Everything was delicious (panzanella salad, pork belly flatbread, shortrib tacos, and duck breast). Somehow, I remembered a more extensive dinner menu, so I was disappointed that there weren't more things to choose from. Not being big wine drinkers, we couldn't appreciate that extensive menu, but hope that others would.
We had a beautiful creative dinner here for restaurant week. Offerings were almost all gluten free which shows that good food does not have to be swamped in butter and wheat to taste good. Even my Blueberry cobbler was GF, amazing. My new favorite spot! The lamb shank was outstanding, BTW
We had the Baked Brie, two Flatbreads, Caesar, both types of tacos and the creme brûlée. Most of the food was lovely (including tasty) except the Caesar, which was odd and not tasty. Though few people were in the restaurant (9 PM on a Wednesday), our server was less helpful and service was slow.
I have been coming to Vinology for years, and sad to say this by far was the worst experience I have ever had. I called days in advance for a 5 top group, was placed by the bathroom.
Our server was not very communicative at all, barely greeted us and then took a good 15 minutes to come back and take our drink order. He seemed very impatient with us as well.
The service from him in general made us feel like he didn't want to be there. Like I said, I have been coming here for years and will definitely continue. I just hope that I never have him as a server again.If I do, I will definitely ask to be re seated.
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