The Earle Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 121 W Washington St

    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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  • 734-994-0211

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Earle Downtown is overrated. We went for a nice dinner out. Our food was decent. We'd heard wonderful things about the wine. Their by the glass wine list is quite limited which it doesn't need to be.

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Earle Downtown is overrated. We went for a nice dinner out. Our food was decent. We'd heard wonderful things about the wine. Their by the glass wine list is quite limited which it doesn't need to be.

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I hear that the wine bar is the place to go at The Earle but I haven't been there so I can only review the restaurant. The atmosphere feels very old fashioned to me. I was expecting something French but it actually felt more dark and German to me if I had to describe it. The food was good, but probably not worth the price we paid for it. Overall, although it was not a bad experience, it probably won't be one that I repeat.

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I hear that the wine bar is the place to go at The Earle but I haven't been there so I can only review the restaurant. The atmosphere feels very old fashioned to me. I was expecting something French but it actually felt more dark and German to me if I had to describe it. The food was good, but probably not worth the price we paid for it. Overall, although it was not a bad experience, it probably won't be one that I repeat.

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This is a nice french place hidden in the basement in downtown Ann Arbor. It is a very intimate setting. I went here for my graduation dinner with my family. They took our reservation for before the restaurant was open by accident, so we arrived and could not eat. They did comp a few rounds of free drinks which was great. We were in no rush. I got fish, I can't remember what kind but it was great. I think it would be a nice place for couples.

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This is a nice french place hidden in the basement in downtown Ann Arbor. It is a very intimate setting. I went here for my graduation dinner with my family. They took our reservation for before the restaurant was open by accident, so we arrived and could not eat. They did comp a few rounds of free drinks which was great. We were in no rush. I got fish, I can't remember what kind but it was great. I think it would be a nice place for couples.

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Went on a Friday evening with family for my parents' anniversary. The decor was interesting and the seating prompt. Excellent, extensive wine list. The food was hot or miss. Starters: The roasted garlic wasn't roasted enough, calamari was okay- lightly breaded and not too greasy, escargot was average. The French Onion Soup was good and served hot. The beef dished were done well but mine was too heavy on the pepper. The sides were done very well- beans were cooked but still crispy, potatoes were excellent. My wife's boulebaisse went cold quickly and was less than average. My brother in law raved about the duck breast. The chicken was overcooked. Pasta was reported as average. Service was good. An okay dining experience, but for the price I would expect more.

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Went on a Friday evening with family for my parents' anniversary. The decor was interesting and the seating prompt. Excellent, extensive wine list. The food was hot or miss. Starters: The roasted garlic wasn't roasted enough, calamari was okay- lightly breaded and not too greasy, escargot was average. The French Onion Soup was good and served hot. The beef dished were done well but mine was too heavy on the pepper. The sides were done very well- beans were cooked but still crispy, potatoes were excellent. My wife's boulebaisse went cold quickly and was less than average. My brother in law raved about the duck breast. The chicken was overcooked. Pasta was reported as average. Service was good. An okay dining experience, but for the price I would expect more.

Pros: Excellent Wine List

Cons: Inconsistent Food, Price

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Atmosphere was definitely cool, but that is where it ends. Our food was not well prepared. The scallops (which were on special) were rubbery and just plan gross. We have had better food elsewhere, and will NEVER go back to The Earle.

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Atmosphere was definitely cool, but that is where it ends. Our food was not well prepared. The scallops (which were on special) were rubbery and just plan gross. We have had better food elsewhere, and will NEVER go back to The Earle.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Food, Price

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The food is worth returning for. Fresh ingredients, very well prepared, and pleasingly presented. I was on a vegetable bender (pistou, vegetable casserole) and the various elements were crisp, flavorful and totally satisfying.
This is not a cheap ticket, but be prepared to pay (why is the Earle labeled with two $ and not $$$, anyway?) handsomely to sit next to an aging faculty member (self-identified) wearing a wife beater, cargo shorts, and sandals (and of course, the requisite 'last few hairs in a pony tail'). Hmmmm. Another patron felt the need to call someone TWICE with a rundown of the meal. She shouted into her phone, "Talk up, will ya, I can't hardly hear you." I got the feeling that some very privileged people (who could afford the prices) were slumming it by dressing down for the occasion.
I wonder if the management would steer folks or have sections (e.g., "I'd like to relive the 70's, may I sit over with the Birkenstock crowd.)" I'm not asking for prom gowns as a dress code, but come on!

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The food is worth returning for. Fresh ingredients, very well prepared, and pleasingly presented. I was on a vegetable bender (pistou, vegetable casserole) and the various elements were crisp, flavorful and totally satisfying.
This is not a cheap ticket, but be prepared to pay (why is the Earle labeled with two $ and not $$$, anyway?) handsomely to sit next to an aging faculty member (self-identified) wearing a wife beater, cargo shorts, and sandals (and of course, the requisite 'last few hairs in a pony tail'). Hmmmm. Another patron felt the need to call someone TWICE with a rundown of the meal. She shouted into her phone, "Talk up, will ya, I can't hardly hear you." I got the feeling that some very privileged people (who could afford the prices) were slumming it by dressing down for the occasion.
I wonder if the management would steer folks or have sections (e.g., "I'd like to relive the 70's, may I sit over with the Birkenstock crowd.)" I'm not asking for prom gowns as a dress code, but come on!

Pros: Large, with several seating areas

Cons: Insufferable UMICH 'tude

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The place is unusual, in the basement. Pretty easy to get lost in the entrance , many steps and and narrow entrances before you get to the restaurant itself.

The service was way too slow (culdn't get a waiter for 15 min and after that another 10 min for geting beverages). Two different waiters served us drinks and food (which was confusing enough). Very noisy (without music) and dark, cold athmosphere. Food is good (veal and tuna steak were absolutley delicious) - but too pricy. Restrooms are below average (for this kind of place). Waters wrote down on the bill the recomended tip - which , in my opinion, is awful (because tip depends on the quality of service and not on the price only). Nice choice of wines, good place to drink (but for same price you can easily find warmer place in the Downtown location).

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★★★☆☆

The place is unusual, in the basement. Pretty easy to get lost in the entrance , many steps and and narrow entrances before you get to the restaurant itself.

The service was way too slow (culdn't get a waiter for 15 min and after that another 10 min for geting beverages). Two different waiters served us drinks and food (which was confusing enough). Very noisy (without music) and dark, cold athmosphere. Food is good (veal and tuna steak were absolutley delicious) - but too pricy. Restrooms are below average (for this kind of place). Waters wrote down on the bill the recomended tip - which , in my opinion, is awful (because tip depends on the quality of service and not on the price only). Nice choice of wines, good place to drink (but for same price you can easily find warmer place in the Downtown location).

Pros: Good wine list, good for nightlife

Cons: Noisy, Pricy, Dark

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The atmosphere in the resturant is wonderful. It may be a little too dark and it was definatley too noisy. We had 6:30 reservations (seated immediately) for 10 and were there until about 10pm and the noise never subsided. A strange thing - we were seated right next the band that started playing at 9pm and they were soft enough we didn't need to move. The food was decent enough but way overpriced. My sister and I split 4 appetizer dishes - Tortolini, Calamari, Spicy shrimp and Beef tenderloin. The tortolini was excellent. The calamari wasn't bad. The shrimp was too spicy and it drowned out all other flavoring. The Beef just tasted like overseasoned parsley. On an up note - the drinks were good, wine selection excellent and the service was outstanding. I would only go again for drinks (there is a wine and cigar bar) but not dinner

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★★★☆☆

The atmosphere in the resturant is wonderful. It may be a little too dark and it was definatley too noisy. We had 6:30 reservations (seated immediately) for 10 and were there until about 10pm and the noise never subsided. A strange thing - we were seated right next the band that started playing at 9pm and they were soft enough we didn't need to move. The food was decent enough but way overpriced. My sister and I split 4 appetizer dishes - Tortolini, Calamari, Spicy shrimp and Beef tenderloin. The tortolini was excellent. The calamari wasn't bad. The shrimp was too spicy and it drowned out all other flavoring. The Beef just tasted like overseasoned parsley. On an up note - the drinks were good, wine selection excellent and the service was outstanding. I would only go again for drinks (there is a wine and cigar bar) but not dinner

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The Earle is a triple threat, offering a country French and country Italian restaurant, a wine bar and a jazz room that has attracted a loyal following to its dimly lit cellar quarters for years. The changing menu relies…

 

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