Our Picks for Restaurant Week

. January 15, 2016.

The best time of the year for foodies, Ann Arbor Restaurant Week is officially kicks off this Sunday, January 17, and runs until Friday, January 22. This is your best chance to try out what the best kitchens in town have to offer for a low fixed price – $15 for lunch or $28 for a three course dinner, with many restaurants offering 2 for 1 pricing.

With so many options to choose from (a full list of participating restaurants can be found on the Restaurant Week website) it can be hard to narrow down the selections down to a few amazing meals this week. Here are five of the the options that caught our eye – although by all means check out the guide and decide for yourself!

Lunch for 2: $15


Silvio’s Organic Pizza
715 N. University Ave.
734-214-6666 | www.silviosorganicpizza.com

FIRST COURSE

Salad to share
Arugula
Arugula, tomatoes, prosciutto & Romano cheese dressed with oil & vinegar
​Insalata dell’Orto
Mixed lettuce, olives, tomatoes, artichokes, asparagus, mushrooms, onions, carrots & our handmade Italian dressing
OR
Taleggio e pere Semi-soft cheese, mild with a unusual fruity tang & pears
OR
Soup of the day for each

SECOND COURSE

Slice of the day each (available at front counter)
OR
One small calzone each
Salamino Sauce, mozzarella & pepperoni
Melanzane  Sauce, mozzarella & eggplant
Prosciutto  Ham, mushrooms & mozzarella
OR
Pasta Trio to share
Gnocchi with butter/sage
Lasagna meat or vegetarian
​Fettuccini marinara or Bolognese

THIRD COURSE

Dessert Platter to share


Gratzi
326 S. Main St.
734-663-6387 | www.gratzirestaurant.com

FIRST COURSE

Prime Beef Meatballs – USDA Prime beef, tomato-basil sauce, Grana Padano
Tuna Bruschetta – sushi grade Yellowfin tuna, basil aioli, grilled Italian bread
Crispy Ravioli – fried goat cheese filled ravioli, basil pesto, roasted red & yellow peppers
Shaved Brussels Sprouts – avocado, pine nuts, toasted breadcrumbs, lemon-anchovy vinaigrette
​Insalata Mista –mixed greens, tomatoes, shaved parmesan, white balsamic vinaigrette  

SECOND COURSE

Butternut Squash Risotto – fresh ricotta, Swiss chard, pistachio, chile oil
Gnocchi Norciana – spicy Italian sausage, porcini mushrooms, creamy tomato-basil sauce
​Pollo Marsala – sauteed breast of chicken, porcini mushrooms, pancetta, onions, marsala wine sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, broccolini, asparagus
Salmon – grilled North Atlantic salmon, gnocchi, spinach, tomatoes, garlic cream
Milanese – pan-fried chicken breast, heirloom cherry tomatoes, arugula, lemon vinaigrette, roasted garlic mashed potatoes

 

Dinner for 2: $28


Carlyle Grill
3660 Jackson Rd.
734-213-9800 | www.carlylegrill.com

 

SALAD COURSE

Sm Carlyle Salad
Sm Caesar Salad

ENTREES

Cedar Plank Salmon – Fingerling Potatoes, Sautéed Mixed Greens, Lemon-Herb Marinade, Chili Aioli
Short Rib Risotto – Seasonal Mushrooms, Baby Spinach
Maple Glazed Roasted Pork Tenderloin – Made with Blis Bourbon Maple Syrup, Tri-Color Carrots, Sweet Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Chicken and GnocchiI – Rotisserie Cooked Chicken, Tomato Confit, Parsley Gnudi, Sautéed Spinach

DESSERT

1/2 Piece Carrot Cake
Cheesecake
Key Lime Cheesecake

 


Grange Kitchen & Bar
118 W. Liberty St.
734-995-2107 | www.grangekitchenandbar.com

FIRST COURSE

Farmer’s cheese and scallion pierogi, horseradish cream
Chorizo, dates, blue cheese
Chicken and Michigan shrimp dumplings

SECOND COURSE

Local hoop house lettuces, roasted root veg, mustard seed vinaigrette
Potato beer cheese soup

ENTREE

Beer braised chicken, smoked spicy chicken sausage, wilted kale
Grilled lake trout, roasted cauliflower, brown butter, pickled scapes
Pork schnitzel, sweet and sour cabbage, braised potatoes
​Parisienne style gnocchi, roasted squash, brown butter-mushroom sauce, sage

 


Old Carolina Barbeque
980 W. Eisenhower Blvd.
734-389-7100 | www.oldcarolina.com

Smoked Meat Sampler For Two
samplers include ribs, pulled chicken, turkey, brisket, and pulled pork
Four sides to accompany the sampler
Boardwalk Bites to share
Michigan Beer Special: $3.00 pints of all Michigan craft beers

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