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The Earle Restaurant

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Italian, French, International, Eclectic
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121 West Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1381 (Ashley)
734 994 0211
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ann Arbor, MI favorite!

The Earle is our go to dining destination for an elegant meal when we are visiting Ann Arbor. Our tenderloin appetizer was excellent along with the lamb chop entrée to share. The bread basket is so fresh and tasty, impossible to resist! We have been dining at this restaurant for many years and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Laurie B
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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Plymouth MI
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is our favorite "special occasion" restaurant. From the moment that you walk through their cork-lined entry door, it's a positive experience. Their wait staff is professional and attentive, the food is superb and the live music completes the jazz-club/wine cellar vibe. No wonder they've been in business at this location for so long!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Earle is our go to dining destination for an elegant meal when we are visiting Ann Arbor. Our tenderloin appetizer was excellent along with the lamb chop entrée to share. The bread basket is so fresh and tasty, impossible to resist! We have been dining at this restaurant for many years and look forward to our return soon.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A recent visit here reminded me that the Earle is one of A2 better restaurants. Very cozy atmosphere in the basement of the old building. Had a drink at the bar area before heading to our table. I noticed how clean the restaurant and bar area were. Upon ordering my meal I had the Delmonico. Steak done to perfection and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

For more than 20 years have always had great food here, great happy hour, great service always. Perfect Martini.

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Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was a birthday dinner with friends. We have been to the Earle many times and always had a great dinner. This time it was so-so. Four in the party and three had the delmonico steak and the 4th was the sea scallops. The steaks were great - juicy and tender and very good flavor. The sea scallops, which have... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Spencer and I haven't been to the Earle since last summer - way too long for such great food and service. We started with a drink in the bar. Lamar was very helpful with choosing beer/wine and also recommending things off the menu for dinner. The bar area fills up quickly during happy hour and I can understand why. With... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The atmosphere is comfy and cozy, with spacious tables and booths and a nice long bar top. The selection of craft beer was small compared to the wine list. The appetizer was only big enough to share with one other person. The first entree was a nice size portion of fish with this tasty creamed spinach sauce which and was... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I had not been to this restaurant for about 8 years, when we finally went back. My memory was of the service being a bit stuffy (too many different people waiting on us, a rather pretentious sommelier, etc.). This time back was much better -- a discreet question about drinks, with no one making me feel provincial for ordering the... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

What a great restaurant. Everything was delicious - they are very famous for their duck dishes. I found the appetizers of stuffed mushrooms and the spicy shrimp to be outstanding. The dressing on the salad was excellent - very tasty. I had their chicken and it was delicious - prepared perfectly. Wines complimented the meals and the dessert of creme... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

i had the egg plant. Fantastic. I was with a large business group. Great service and atmosphere. Parking is not abundant, however worth the hunt.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 West Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1381
    (Ashley)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734 994 0211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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