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Posted on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 5:36 a.m.

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week begins on Sunday

By Jessica Webster


The Ravens Club on Main Street is one of 49 restaurants participating in Ann Arbor's Restaurant Week Jan. 15-20.

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Forget those New Year's resolutions, put on your stretchy pants and head downtown — it's time once again for Ann Arbor's Restaurant Week. This twice-yearly phenomenon, coordinated by the Ann Arbor Main Street Association, runs from Jan. 15 - 20.

A total of 49 participating restaurants will be offering $12 two-course lunch and $25 three-course dinner prix fix menus designed to entice area diners to sample all that our local food scene has to offer.


The big news this year is that more restaurants are participating than ever before, including a few new additions outside of the downtown area: Gandy Dancer, Passport Lounge, Satchel's BBQ and Graham's Restaurant.

Twenty of the participating restaurants are offering "two-fer" deals, stretching your dollar even further. You can find information on menus and pricing on the Restaurant Week website, but remember to make your reservations directly with your restaurant of choice. And do it soon — tables fill up quickly during this event.

Participating restaurants are: Arbor Brewing Company, The Arena, Argiero's, Bandito's California Style, Bar Louie, The Black Pearl, The Blue Nile, Café Felix, Cafe Japon, Carlyle Grill, Carson's American Bistro, The Chop House, Conor O'Neill's, The Original Cottage Inn, The Earle, Gandy Dancer, Graham's Restaurant, Grange Kitchen & Bar, Gratzi, Grizzly Peak, Jamaican Jerk Pit, Jazzy Veggie, Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery, Logan, Mahek, Mani Osteria & Bar, Marnee Thai Restaurant, Mediterrano, Melange Bistro, The Melting Pot, Metzger's, Mercy's, Miki Japanese Restaurant, Pacific Rim, Palio, Parthenon, Passport Restaurant and Lounge, Prickly Pear Cafe, The Quarter Bistro, The Ravens Club, Real Seafood Company, Sabor Latino, Satchel's BBQ, Sava's on State, Seva, Shalimar, Silvio's Organic Pizza, Vinology Wine Bar & Restaurant and Weber's Restaurant.

Jessica Webster leads the Food & Drink section for the community team. You can reach her at



Sat, Jan 14, 2012 : 6:10 p.m.

You need to get a loan to pay the bill at most places.

paul wiener

Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 6:41 p.m.

I have noticed that, wherever I've lived, Chinese restaurants NEVER (or almost never) participate in these promotions. It's very noticeable, inexplicable and in a way, insulting. Could it be because their menus never change and that everyone knows exactly what to expect? Does anyone have an explanation? As any restaurant-goer knows, it's not as if they don't need the business.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 5:13 p.m.

l love restaurant week.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 12:57 p.m.

Love it, thanks to all for making this happen