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Grange Kitchen and Bar
118 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1321
734-995-2107
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Ranked #89 of 519 Restaurants in Ann Arbor
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Street
Transit: The main bus terminal is located 2 blocks from our restaurant. Cab service also available
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“mothers day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

very slow service (took an hour for eggs, omlet, french toast and pancakes). food was pricey but good (not great). Great that they source food locally. told my son they couldn't seat his group of 20 for prom.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
new york city
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“INNOVATIVE AND ENERGETIC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were in a party of 12 with very varied tastes and preferences.
Our server (Matt) was superb,handling all queries and requests with equanimity and good humor.

The food was of outstanding quality and the flavors subtle but well developed.

The wine list is interesting but not enormous.

We were there on a very busy weekend night so the noise level was fairly high but not intolerable.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lakeside, Michigan, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fine dining in Ann Arbor with local ingredients”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We went with family on a Friday to Ann Arbor's Grange Kitchen and Bar. This is a place that offers fine dining with local ingredients whenever possible. We made reservations early, and had no wait when we arrived. We sat down and took advantage of their extensive spirits list. We had a round of Sazerac cocktails, a blend of rye whiskey, absinth, and bar sour. Great choice. Next up, appetizers - splitting salads and chorizo/dates/and blue cheese. Next up, main courses: Cathie, my better half, had grilled salmon in a broth with grilled onions and spinach. Janet, my sister-in-law, had grilled duck breast with onions and candied beets. Dan, my bro-in-law, and I shared a 22-oz bone-in rib steak, rubbed with spices, hot seared, and finished with a light smoke. The meat was cut from the bone, sliced and presented in a "fan" on our plates. NOTE: Because this is such a big piece of meat, we were served rare rather than medium rare - not a big thing when everything else all around was perfect. We also had braised spinach with it. We all shared two orders of potatoes fried in duck fat. Dinner drinks were: glass of wine for the ladies and Green Bush Pale Ale for the guys. We were glad to see a long list of Michigan craft beers and wines.

There was so much food that we couldn't manage a dessert and took home enough for breakfast the next day.

Service was very good; atmosphere cozy; food great; spirits, wine, and beer great.

Total for our meal was $200 for the four of us before tip.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Tasting menu was a real treat - hostess needs some coaching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We had received a Living Social deal for a 5-course tasting for two. That was the catalyst for our visit.

We had a 7:30 reservation on a Friday night. It seemed especially busy downtown AA that night but we luckily were able to arrive on time. We were asked by the hostess if we preferred a table or booth. We did not. I was put off a bit as the hostess gathered menus to seat us she asked if we would be finished by 9:30. I replied I had no idea as that would depend on the service. She said they had a 9:30 reservation for that table. I have no idea how that was something I should worry about. Pretty sure they should schedule their patrons - not rush out ones that are already there.

Anyways - the food was so enjoyable. You don't pick the courses rather are served choices from the kitchen. Each of our courses was just the right amount so we did not feel stuffed when we left. I will try items from their menu on another visit. Our server was very friendly and food arrived at appropraite intervals. The place was full by the time we left. It is a bit noisy - but not overly so. The "booth" seats are small and could use a cushion. It is a relaxed atmosphere and you can walk in to eat without worrying about being under-dressed.

I will note that pay attention to the wine list as some by-the-glass options seem a bit pricey.

I would recommend a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Coral Gables, Florida
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106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Go upstairs and relax! Your appetite is in good hands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The folks here know their way around critter bits. The fried pig head (actually a rich patty of pig face parts) could really be a main course - filling, crisp and decadent! The charcuterie is an artful mix of housemade salumeri and/or cured meats, pickles (locally produced) and several jams/mustards. Main courses reange from beefy goodness from the grill to plate friendly fish and fowl. The quality is evident from beginning to end. Unlike many folks who are jumping on the "brussel sprouts" bandwagon, this crew does it right. You know by the way you can't get enough of their crunchy goodness without the "gassy" funk of other inelegantly prepared sprouts we've had.
But, end it must. That's why we return again and again!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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