The Ann Arbor area dining scene is anchored by popular mainstays and constantly evolving and growing. We attract our share of name-brand talent, like Top Chef/Top Chef Masters alumni, Eve Aronoff (Frita Batidos) and Takashi Yagihashi (Slurping Turtle). Fine dining options in Ann Arbor are vast and varied.
When you’re here, it’s easy to see that a passion for food and ingenuity permeates each and every kitchen. Along Ann Arbor’s Main Street (the one Bob Seger paid tribute to), visitors will find very few chain restaurants. Fine, local establishments line the street, each one showcasing the specific talents of its chef. One such location is Spencer, where local ingredients and culinary passion come together for an outstanding, original dining experience. The highly recommended Taste Kitchen is a popular location for a lovely night out, where Chef Danny Hua fuses Vietnamese, French and American cuisines together in a completely unique menu paired with a beautiful wine list.
Black Pearl Ann Arbor is a gem with sought-after seafood and a martini bar and The Chop House is a destination hailed for its prime beef. Situated in the beautifully restored 1886 Michigan Central Depot, the Gandy Dancer is both an architectural landmark as well as an elegant fine dining experience.