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Review of Vinology

Vinology
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Ranked #32 of 592 Restaurants in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Street between Washington and Huron
Transit: Close to local bus routes, Greyhound and Amtrak in downtown Ann Arbor.
Description: Vinology was created to be your everyday wine bar. Over the years our family has enjoyed sharing wine, food, and spirits through our love of experimentation and education. From our experience we created a place for you to enrich your life with a menu and atmosphere that fits every style, taste, and budget. With over 100 wines served by the bottle and 50 by the glass from around the world, we're sure you'll find more than a few gems to adore. Enjoy our wine flights, focused food and wine pairings, Specialty Drink menu, classes, relaxed conversation and more. At Vinology, kick back, relax, experiment, and have fun while you educate your palate and savor the offerings. Let us bring the charm of wine and much more into your life. The Jonna Family Eat. Drink. Shop
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“so so”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had dinner at Vinology for the first time this weekend and I have to say, I was a bit disappointed. I had reviewed the menu online and we had a group of 10 for dinner there. We were seated downstairs, the atmosphere was great, a bit dark, but overall very comfortable. We ordered a variety of meat dishes, fish dishes, salads and appetizers. The general consensus was that all dishes were too "saucy". The sauce on most platters drowned out the flavor of the main ingredients. The waiter, while attentive, was not very knowledgeable. We asked for cappuccino after dinner and his response was "not sure if we have it or not, I think the machine was broken the other day". Hmmmmm....Won't go back, too many other great options in Ann Arbor.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank SJK941
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RestaurantManager13, Owner at Vinology, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for reporting your experience as this greatly helps us target any problems and improve our service. We take such complaints very seriously and do our best to execute the best food, service, and dining experience possible for our guests. Since we received your post, we have interviewed all parties involved and taken necessary action to insure that our service and food quality improve. We feel that your experience was perhaps an isolated incident as our service and food does not normally disappoint. Our menus items rotate seasonally and our new winter menu is set to launch next week. We understand that Ann Arbor offers many options, but we hope that you will consider joining us again.

Kristin Jonna
info@vinologya2.com
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Gainesville, Florida
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Food Disappointing”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

There is a lot to like about Vinology - the atmosphere, the friendly and knowledgable staff, the wine selection, and the cleverness of the menu. But there was a problem with each of the dishes the 5 in our party ordered. We are not "foodies," but for some reason the sauces and meat/veggie/starch items on our plates did not blend or harmonize. For some, the sweet fruit sauce was overpowering. Two people found their meat undercooked - one found it inedible. We knew Vinology was going to be expensive (the 5 of us, with wine, were well over $300 - and that included a free birthday dessert), but we expected more outstanding meals for the price. We've eaten there before without such disappointment, but we are unlikely to return in the near future.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank dstring13
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Traverse City
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“Great place for a special dinner.”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my 4 teenagers after a U of M football game. The food was fantastic and was gorgeously presented. I won't say it was a family restaurant but we had a great meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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Traverse City
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207 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“Great place for a special dinner.”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I went to this restaurant with my 4 teenagers after a U of M football game. The food was fantastic and was gorgeously presented. I won't say it was a family restaurant but we had a great meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank JohnnyHHHHH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very good.”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Very good food and decor. Not a place to take young kids because the food has an adult taste. But other wise, if your looking for good food and excellent service, come here.

  • Visited August 2013
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