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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Ann Arbor

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Ann Arbor? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Grateful Crow restaurant
4.7
4.7 (55)
$30 and under
Global, International
Chelsea
About the restaurant
Located in downtown Chelsea, MI our burger and sushi restaurant is the perfect solution for diverse palates. With its romantic gothic industrial interior, hand-crafted cocktails and original artwork gracing every turn and table.

For reservations please note;

-All reservations are held for up to 15 minutes past the scheduled time. If you are going to be late on arrival, we kindly request you call us and let us know.
-During high-volume service, all reservations are booked in 2 hour increments. Please be advised, so we can accommodate future guest seatings.
-All reservations made in-house are done with at least 2 hours in advance notice.
-For large party reservations, please call the restaurant directly and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.
-If you do not see an available time online for your party, please call directly to the restaurant and we will be happy to look for options.

We're looking forward to your dining experience with us here at The Grateful Crow!

Top review
KenAvip
Dined on 28 Mar 2024
This was my first visit to The Grateful Crow. I had a tasty half pound cheeseburger with chicken and fries for $20 and a sushi roll for $10 Excellent service and good wi-fi.
A photo of Mani Osteria restaurant
4.7
4.7 (197)
$31 to $50
Italian
Ann Arbor
About the restaurant
Mani Osteria & Bar, our locally owned family-friendly Italian restaurant, has been serving wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, and signature antipasti since 2011. You can find us in downtown Ann Arbor.

We take advance reservations for parties of 6 or more. Please note that not all of our large tables are displayed online, so please contact us to check for additional availability. We will do all we can to accommodate your group.

Top review
Suziabnycvip
Dined 6 days ago
Our waitress was not that friendly, and not so accommodating with some dietary needs
A photo of Carlyle Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1530)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Ann Arbor
About the restaurant
Carlyle Grill, an Ann Arbor mainstay has proudly served the Ann Arbor Community since 2006. We work with some of Michigan’s finest food producers and purveyors to bring you the freshest offerings around. From steak dinners to burgers and salads and everything in between, we pride ourselves on providing you the best in flavor – offering generous portions to feed the hungriest of guests.

Comfort is the theme at our relaxed, family-friendly restaurant, where the menu runs to familiar, home-style dishes with top-notch regional ingredients. Enjoy our welcoming atmosphere featuring colorful yet classic design elements – bringing in added warmth and comfort with deep mahogany accents and large flagstone columns in our main dining room.

During the warmer seasons, take advantage of the two open-air dining areas surrounding the restaurant. We also have a dedicated, breathtaking dining room available for large reservations or private dining events.

Top review
WendyP
Dined 3 days ago
The food and service were great. I do miss some menu items from a while back like the crusted whitefish
A photo of The Session Room restaurant
4.7
4.7 (657)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Ann Arbor
About the restaurant
Celebrating craft beer and quality food using local vendors and products. Housed in a conversion of a 6,000 sq. ft. brick machine shop on Jackson road, with 70 rotating taps and a large covered beer garden.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Our server Mo was great. She was always available and prompt in getting whatever we needed. It is quite noisy in the restaurant but it is part of why we enjoy the space.
A photo of The West End Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (688)
$50 and over
American
Ann Arbor
About the restaurant
The West End Grill in Ann Arbor serves modern and elevated American cuisine with global inspiration. From delicate scallops, to a rich and rustic Delmonico steak, we offer a variety of dishes for you to crave. The West End Grill is open daily, with seatings from 5:00pm to 9:30pm.
Top review
PaulaFvip
Dined on 30 Mar 2024
We always have great service at WEG, and the meal last night was outstanding. I appreciate, as a vegetarian with a fish allergy, anytime you have a pasta dish on the menu. The Butternut Sq. Ravioli was perfect for me. We miss the grilled/steamed artichoke appetizer from the past, but the fried option is always a good alternative. The beignets seems to be different, but love the butter that is served alongside. We love the quaintness of WEG and look forward to our next meal there.
A photo of Weber's Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4630)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Ann Arbor
About the restaurant
Weber’s Restaurant is an Ann Arbor tradition serving authentic Classic American cuisine from our kitchen and bakery since 1937. Famous for prime rib and live Maine lobster, Weber’s offers a crowd pleasing selection of broiled steaks, local seafood, and house made desserts. Weber’s ambient dining room features stunning A-frame architecture with large vintage stained glass windows. An award winning wine selection and baby grand piano round out the perfect dining experience. Follow up dinner with a visit to attached bar, The Habitat, for a night cap, live weekend jazz and dancing.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
A wonderful 41st Anniversary lunch with my husband: Ordered the French onion soup, the lunch prime rib w/escalloped potatoes and filet mignon w/whipped potatoes. Soup was perfect, meat was done to perfection, med rare, was so tender and flavorful! Potatoes were both very tasty. We had a special dessert of butter pecan ice cream on a banana bread pudding with pecan glazed bananas, oh my goodness was it decadent! We also had fresh brewed hot coffee and brewed ice tea. We drove an hour and a half and will return again soon! We’ll be sure to tell everyone we know!
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Ann Arbor restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1555)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Ann Arbor
About the restaurant
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Downtown Ann Arbor, Ruth’s Chris Steak House serves only the best steaks, hand-selected from the top 2% of the country’s beef and broiled to perfection at 1,800 degrees so that every last bite stays as hot and delicious as the first. Enjoy the freshest seafood, classic sides and homemade desserts that satisfy any craving. Whether it’s a business meeting or private event, a guys’ night out, or just the girls, we will accommodate your every need in our warm and inviting atmosphere.

20% gratuity is added to all parties of 6 or more.

Please call (734) 585-5155 directly if reservations are not available.

Follow us on social media or email us at salesannarbor@ruthschris.com for exclusive information about our TasteMaker Wine Dinner Series - Featuring the biggest names in wine, our TasteMaker dinners perfectly pair these world-renowned wines with hand-crafted dishes created by the Ruth's Chris culinary team.

Top review
LisaG
Dined 2 days ago
Our server was exceptionally attentive. Food was very hot and delicious.
A photo of The Earle restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3731)
$50 and over
Italian
Ann Arbor
About the restaurant
Hello! The Earle Restaurant announces that we are moving away from Open Table and transitioning to Tock for all reservations. Please be assured that all previous reservations have already been transferred over to Tock. If you have any questions, please call the restaurant (734-994-0211) after 1PM daily or email zoe@theearle.com. Thank you, and see you soon!
**We have changed our reservation system. Please visit https://www.exploretock.com/theearle to book your reservation

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.


Top review
HopeHvip
Dined on 30 Mar 2024
The Earle is one of my favorite restaurants. If you haven’t ever eaten there, you should try it out.
A photo of Salt Springs Brewery restaurant
4.6
4.6 (745)
$30 and under
Brewery
Saline
About the restaurant
"Mammoths & saber-tooth tigers once roamed these lands in search of their rich salts. Paleo-Indians hunted, farmed and raised families here because of the salt springs. Early settlers named their town Saline after the salt springs, and now in this stunning +120 year-old former church, so does this brewery.

Salt Springs Brewery offers lovingly crafted & locally sourced food, true-to-style ales, wine, cider, and craft cocktails. Located in the heart of Saline, complete with an outdoor Biergarten and main dining room filled with the original stained from 1899, Salt Springs Brewery will quench your thirst and nourish your soul."

Top review
Townie
Dined on 3 Apr 2024
Katie was a fantastic server!! Very very kind! Very attentive!
A photo of Black Pearl Ann Arbor restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1204)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Ann Arbor
About the restaurant
The Black Pearl Ann Arbor is an upscale seafood and martini bar with a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Our food and service is some of the best you will find in all of Ann Arbor. We have an extensive martini, beer and wine menu - a little something for everyone. Our guests range from executives to students and everyone in between. We offer food and drink specials daily and weekly. Whether you are looking for dinner or drinks and apps after a University of Michigan athletic event, we here at the Black Pearl Ann Arbor welcome the opportunity to show our guests a wonderful evening. Our award-winning Fish Tacos are simply the best you will ever have! Centrally located on Main Street. Our extensive patio is a great place to eat, drink and socialize in the heart of the city.

Top review
Becky
Dined 5 days ago
Food was fabulous. Carrot cake was to die for!
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