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Lena - CLOSED

226 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2106
+1 734-994-2773
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible4%
Jan 1, 2016
“Wonderful ”
Dec 15, 2015
“Spicy Tacos and Good Service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
226 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2106
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41 - 50 of 112 reviews

Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've heard some restaurants have their B-team on staff for Sundays. Yesterday must have been the F-team. We made reservations and were seated, but with 8+ staff around we weren't waited on for a LONG time, with many waiters walking by without making eye contact....More

1  Thank stylurus
Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Lena, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

stylurus -- Thank you so much for visiting Lena and taking the time to share your feedback. We're extremely sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations -- especially because you were a returning customer. We want to ensure our customers have...More

Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I went for an early evening drink and dinner in July of 2014. Service is very good, attentive waiter and polite. Mojitos were good and cheap, guacamole was fresh. Waiter recommended the paella which, despite what paella is, was very light and...More

1  Thank BeachPartyof2
Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Lena, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2014

BeachPartyof2 -- Thank you so much for visiting Lena and taking the time to post a review of your positive dining experience. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit -- and our paella -- but we'd love to know what we can do in...More

Reviewed July 26, 2014

I cannot say enough about this tasty delight. The make creativity a new word in the world of Spanish Cuisine. The happy hour is great as well as all there food. I enjoyed the Salmon however, I was looking around and wanted to try everything...More

Thank James V
Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Lena, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

James V. -- Thank you so much for visiting Lena and taking the time to post a review of your positive experience. We are thrilled to hear that our restaurant exceeded your expectations! Your feedback and support is much appreciated and we hope to see...More

Reviewed July 24, 2014

The prices are high and the portions are so small it makes you laugh. While some of the flavors of the food was good it was difficult to enjoy it knowing that there was such a small amount presented at such a high price. I...More

Thank hjensen90
Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Lena, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

hjenson90 -- Thank you so much for visiting Lena and taking the time to share your feedback. We're truly sorry that your experience -- and our portions of our food -- did not meet your expectations. We want to ensure our customers have an excellent...More

Reviewed July 24, 2014

Came back a second time six months ago to a much better experience (great service too!) but our third time last month was not good at all - the food was cold to the touch (again!) and the cocktails that were so good the second...More

1  Thank Loveran
Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Lena, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

Loveran -- Thank you so much for visiting Lena and taking the time to share your feedback. We're truly sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations -- especially because you were willing to give our restaurant another try after an unfortunate experience. We...More

Reviewed July 23, 2014

I didn't choose Lena off TripAdvisor. I found it in a list of reviews of favorite restaurants. We are not from the area so I am glad I made a more because it was wonderful. We had three of the small plates for appetizers and...More

Thank Serenity2020
Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Lena, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

pfirishme -- Thank you so much for visiting Lena and taking the time to post a review of your positive dining experience! We're thrilled our restaurant -- and our restaurant's atmosphere -- exceeded your expectations! Your feedback and support is much appreciated and we hope...More

Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just returned from the art fair. I knew almost nothing about Ann Arbor except university of Michigan. My friends and I were strolling the art fair when we decided to go to lunch. Fortunately, we were outside Lena when we came to that decision. Atmosphere-...More

Thank Patty S
Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Lena, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

Patty S. -- Thank you so much for visiting Lena and taking the time to post a review of your great dining experience! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback and support is much appreciated and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had lunch here during the art fair today. I would give it a 3.5 if I could, but lean towards a four in this case. The service was very good - helpful, but not intrusive. The quacamole was good - very fresh, as were...More

Thank kuznitz2
Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Lena, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

kuznitz2 -- Thank you so much for visiting Grizzly Peak and taking the time to post a review of your positive dining experience. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit -- and our guacamole -- but we'd love to know what we can do...More

Reviewed July 5, 2014

I am completely shocked after having a happy hour snack and beer July 3rd ...2014... This is the third time I sat down for a beer and the first time I ordered an appetizer at Lena's...I ordered a Chief Guacamole off the $5.00 happy hour...More

1  Thank ibe b
Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Lena, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2014

ibe b -- We are extremely sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience. We want to ensure our customers have an excellent experience and we sincerely apologize that our standards, as well as yours, were not upheld. We appreciate your feedback and have made a...More

Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate at Lena during the Sunday happy hour menu. The menu was basically a South American tapas menu. The diablo nachos and plantain tostones with chimichurri sauce were great! We definitely recommend ordering and sharing those. Drinks are cheap during happy hour, and the...More

Thank Andrew C
Management741, Guest Relations Manager at Lena, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Andrew C. -- Thank you so much for visiting Lena and taking the time to post a review of your positive experience! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit -- and our Sunday happy hour menu. Your feedback and support is much appreciated and...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$14 - $28
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2106
    (Liberty)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-994-2773
Description
The Pretzel Bell originally opened its doors in 1934 and became the campus watering hole of choice for nearly 50 years. Popular with students, athletes, professors, campus groups and Ann Arbor townies, the Pretzel Bell was a legend. Today, the legend has returned after closing more than 30 years ago. We look forward to evoking memories of past generations and introducing new fans to the famous Pretzel Bell experience. Our menu is a modern take on traditional American comfort food. Our University of Michigan inspired restaurant has two floors as well as the largest street side presence in Ann Arbor. The interior is made up of historic, reclaimed Detroit wood including gym floors and old bleachers. Decades of Michigan memorabilia fill the walls and cases, while the decor is warm, upscale casual. Both floors offer the highest quality service, food, drinks, and atmosphere. The upstairs and downstairs will both serve the "soon to be famous" Pretzel Bell menu, while the downstairs will transform into a lounge atmosphere after 10pm. The first floor will feature an open kitchen and a large Bell that will ring throughout as the names of those celebrating their birthdays are called and patrons cheer! Old school cocktails, beers that were cherished throughout the history of Pretzel Bell, new artisan cocktails and an extensive list of premium craft beers will be available. We are the perfect destination to watch your favorite sporting event, entertain clients in one of our private dining rooms, enjoy a romantic date in a cozy booths, and always the place to celebrate your birthday! With our one of a kind atmosphere, food, service and deeply rooted University of Michigan connections, the Pretzel Bell is the premier dining and drinking destination in Michigan!
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