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The Earle, Ann Arbor, MI

The Earle

4.7
4.7
3136 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
An award winning Ann Arbor institution since 1977, The Earle serves a rotating menu of fine Italian and French cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Selections include lamb chops, veal, beef tenderloin, salmon, duck breast, sea scallops and more. Live jazz plays Tuesday through Saturday in the dining room. The Earle's nationally recognized wine list (Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence) offers over 1,400 selections. Three private rooms are available and accommodate groups from 6 to 48.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, French, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (734) 994-0211

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jason Buquet

  • Private party facilities

    The Earle offers three separate private dining rooms.

  • Private party contact

    Zoe Cowan: (734) 994-0211

  • Neighbourhood

    Ann Arbor

  • Cross Street

    Ashley

  • Parking Details

    Public parking is available nearby:1) Large public surface lot that occupies the entire city block, bounded by Huron, First, Washington and Ashley. Entrances are on Ashley (northbound) and First (southbound). This lot is "kitty-corner" from our entrance2) City parking structures 1/2 blocks west of The Earle and 1 1/2 blocks east of The Earle

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday we have solo performers (piano or guitar) that play from 8pm until 10pm.On Friday and Saturday we have a soft jazz trio (usually piano, bass and drums). The trio plays from 8:30pm until close. No cover anytime.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,136 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Ambience

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Value

  • Ann Arbor

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ann Arbor

    Romance

  • Ann Arbor

    Special Occasion

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  1. RB

    RohithBhatt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is good, the staff are friendly and polite, the ambience is awesome. Just that the price was a little above expected
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional in every way. This continues to be our favorite dining experience.
  3. JO

    JOHNC

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, great music and ambiance, thoughtful waitstaff. Reasonable prices. We'll be back.
  4. I

    Imafoody

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had a great experience dining at the Earle. We were celebrating our 60th anniversary. Every aspect of our dinner was perfection. We each had a salmon dinner, one grilled and one in puff pastry. Our server, Lara, was unobtrusive, gracious and timely. It was exactly what we have come to expect of an evening at the Earle.
  5. DT

    DeborahT

    Manitoba

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous food. Scallops and white fish were very good. Good calamari and a shared dessert was the perfect end to a great meal. I will be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ate outside with the good weather. Great food, service was good. Had a wonderful time.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My family and I went there for the first time on Father’s Day. We all enjoyed the food and the ambiance was great. We will come again.
  8. T

    Theo

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for Father’s Day dinner! We had a wonderful time with live jazz and terrific food. The sommelier was very helpful in choosing a bottle of wine for the occasion.
  9. CM

    CMMB

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Never disappointed! We were here for our 25 wedding anniversary with friends and had not only a great dinner but a great experience.
  10. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Celebrating a 13 year olds Birthday with 3 kids and 3 adults. Our waiter was new so she could not tell us anything about the drinks or the food. She wanted to take our entree order with the appetizer orders but we said we would like a little time and not be rushed. Unfortunately after all the appetizers were eaten we sat and waited and waited for her to remove dirty dishes and take the rest of our order. I had to go and find her because she had not come by our table since appetizers were delivered. We waited a very long time for our second drink. We spent over $500 so I expected better service. The food was very good, especially the appetizers. The drinks were not very good and the non- alcoholic ones were not good either. I suggest they go to Cheesecake Factory for some ideas on non-alcoholic drinks, which we enjoyed the following day. Don’t ask if we are celebrating anything special and essentially ignore the input. Most restaurants, even the less expensive ones, usually give a dessert to the celebrant.
  11. NH

    NancyH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We had enjoyed the Earl for 30 years~moved~came back for a show at the Ark~I almost cried~ the entrees were in eatable. The wine was lovely. The bread was as we remembered = YUM. So so sad to not have Chef Shelli🥲prepare our meals. And, truly missed Steve🍷🥲 The quality and class are gone .
  12. J

    Jody

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I've not been here in a few years but it used to be one of my favorite restaurants in town. It is still very very good. Everything we had was excellent with the exception of the potatoes that came with the beef tenderloin roquefort. I found them to be average.
  13. DG

    DavidG

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Disgusted they are still forcing their staff to wear masks. Won’t return.
  14. D

    Deidre

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    We went for a romantic birthday dinner. The booth was very uncomfortable, packed up tight next to the table and straight backed. At $18.00, the cocktails were overpriced. Ordered wine instead. Salad is two lettuce leaves and two cherry tomatoes. When the potatoes included with my dinner entree arrived, l had to laugh. There was one and a half small baby red potato! The words on the menu to describe it took up more space than the meal. The veal dish was very nicely flavored but sadly, tough. As dinner progressed, the restaurant became very crowded and loud. While some of the food preparation and flavor was very good, the overall experience was so disappointing! It is not the elegant or charming atmosphere described and you may leave a little hungry.
  15. L

    Lori

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We ate indoors which had a very different ambiance than outdoors. Loads of activity outside so we wanted a bit of more personal space to chat. Really enjoyed the setup. Service was very good. Really enjoyed the food. Happy we landed here.
  16. MS

    MartyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very happy with the entire experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite dining spots in downtown AA. Consistent with service and quality of food.
  18. HF

    HelenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous, service excellent, atmosphere everything we hoped for. We chose it because of the jazz music playing in the dining room, which was great! We were greeted with happy anniversary since we put that into open table. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our 45th anniversary. I’m trying to figure out how to get back to Ann Arbor so I can go here again. 600 miles is a little far to go for a dinner out if your not there for something else. I would drive out of my way if I were going anywhere near though.
  19. BR

    BRIANA

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Love the outdoor option !
  20. UM

    UMkid

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Grilled salmon was excellent! Outdoor seating in closed off street on a beautiful night
  21. L

    Lauri

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service like in the past. We return and have a delightful meal every time.
  22. SA

    StephenA

    Western NC

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fine for our small group (6) celebrating my grandson’s graduation and my daughter’s completion of the Bayshore marathon. Jazz combo added a pleasant note.
  23. K

    Kathy

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FOOD WAS AMAZING,ROGFEURT STEAK TERRIFIC, LOTS OF SAUCE. THE POTATOES AND VEGTABLES WERE ALSO VERY GOOD
  24. MH

    MichaelH

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steady as a rock
  25. D

    Damon

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked via the app for my partners birthday. Upon arrival we were greeted and they wished her a Happy Birthday. Our server was very courteous, even wishing her a happy birthday. Service was not pushy, timing was impeccable, food was delicious. The ambiance was great with the light jazz three-piece in the background. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and our wine selection was excellent. The server even provided are dessert with candles, this was not even requested. It really made our evening. One of my favorites in Ann Arbor.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I got the grilled salmon and it was really good! We put in OpenTable that we were celebrating an anniversary and everyone we saw congratulated us and after our meal we received a gift certificate. We definitely felt very cared for!
  27. AK

    AlisonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best ambiance, service and the food is even better than all the previous visits, which were phenomenal!
  28. NS

    NicklausS

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Earle did not disappoint! Fabulous entrees, great wine, and of course, classic jazz.
  29. H

    mikeH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, a nice mix of French and Italian. Drinks were yummy. Loved the wine cork dividers and overall ambience. Service was on point, never waited for a refill.
  30. ID

    IndianaDon

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great ambiance…awesome experience.
  31. HM

    HeatherM

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved sitting outside on a gorgeous night enjoying food with our friends! Great Job!
  32. VB

    VictorB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food was outstanding. The servie was very good as well
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine list, all the dishes we had were great and our server was fantastic. Great first experience here. Lots of charm.
  34. BG

    BGerryW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The entrees were excellent. I had the duck breast and my partner had the Roquefort filet. We both found the meat and sauce to be excellent. The potato and vegetable seemed an afterthought, with both of feeling they were bland. The wine list is excellent and the bottle we shared was wonderful, as expected.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    One of the best meals I ever had in Ann Arbor. But the food took a long time to be served, and the waitress simply vanished while we were waiting
  36. RK

    RaymondK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    It was our wedding anniversary dinner, made our reservations 5 weeks in advance, when we went to be seated they put us between the bar and kitchen, we asked to be moved, they did, our next location was in a back corner next to a fire hose cabinet. Ugh, next our waitress did not check to see if our food was to our liking, by the time she came over we nearly done. We also wanted another glass of wine and she waited until we were done, then we waited 15 minutes to get another glass. Our expectations were to be treated with a little more attention compared to other restaurant's, unfortunately that wasn't the case. The food was good, but our overall experience disappointing, not sure i would come back.
  37. JA

    JeffAnnArbor

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as usual.
  38. MC

    MattC

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Earle is always Solis. I've never had a bad meal. The goat cheese was tremendous.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Slow service and food was (ok)
  40. PM

    PaulM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Ann Arbor! Delicious food. The duck and tenderloin are amazing! Awesome wine selection with a Sommelier to help you pick from their extensive French wine selection. A jazz band playing in the background. What more could you want?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Earle using the Order Online button. The Earle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 994-0211.

The Earle is rated 4.7 stars by 3136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for The Earle

121 West Washington Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Ashley

  • Neighbourhood

    Ann Arbor

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, French, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public parking is available nearby:1) Large public surface lot that occupies the entire city block, bounded by Huron, First, Washington and Ashley. Entrances are on Ashley (northbound) and First (southbound). This lot is "kitty-corner" from our entrance2) City parking structures 1/2 blocks west of The Earle and 1 1/2 blocks east of The Earle

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jason Buquet

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday we have solo performers (piano or guitar) that play from 8pm until 10pm.On Friday and Saturday we have a soft jazz trio (usually piano, bass and drums). The trio plays from 8:30pm until close. No cover anytime.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (734) 994-0211

  • Private party facilities

    The Earle offers three separate private dining rooms.

  • Private party contact

    Zoe Cowan: (734) 994-0211

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