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Blue LLama Jazz Club, Ann Arbor, MI

Blue LLama Jazz Club

4.8
4.8
1137 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Latin American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (734) 372-3200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Adrian Estrada
  • Catering
    Let us bring our amazing menu to you and impress your guests. We will work with you to understand your event (big or small!) and create a menu that fits your goals and budget. Please contact crystal.iott@bluellamaclub.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Blue LLama is one of the coolest, sophisticated spaces in metro Detroit! Whether a full space buyout or section of the dining room, we have options to accommodate groups of 10 to 100. We will work with you to understand your event and create a menu that fits your goals and budget. Please contact crystal.iott@bluellamaclub.com for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Ann Arbor
  • Cross street
    Liberty and Main Street
  • Parking details
    South Ashley Street lot located behind Blue LLama. Street Parking also available
  • Public transit
    Blake Transit Center
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,137 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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1,137 Reviews
  1. JamesH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife Katie and I are so glad we brought our son Joseph with us to The Blue Llama to hear Dmitri Matheny and his group on October 18th! This is a beautiful venue with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Thank you to the club's Owner Don, and our server Donal, for making us feel so welcomed and appreciated. We look forward to visiting here again soon! --James and Katie Hester, Breakthrough Music Today--

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  2. SarahF

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived ten minutes before our 8:30 reservation and were told to “come back in 20 minutes”. So, wasn’t impressed by that. To be fair, we only had the cheese plate and drinks, so I can’t really comment on the food. The risotto seemed popular, saw several people at other tables order that. Our server was very knowledgeable about the wines and made a good recommendation. The main attraction, the jazz of Marcus Elliot was fantastic! The sound and acoustics were excellent and the arrangement of tables were intimate and offered everyone in the main room a great view. Everyone in our party has a great time and we will definitely go again!

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  3. TiarraT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was recommended and loved every moment of it. First time will become my millionth time. Everything about the entire atmosphere was what I've been looking for. Turning 21 . . . . Plus ten has been an amazing experience. 100000993834837383833993635674 thumbs up. I've already been telling everyone I know it's worth the reservation. Kiss the chef because I loved my courses. Started to go back to the kitchen and hug him.

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  4. ReggieB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My guest and I enjoyed the food, service, and entertainment. Will return for sure.

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  5. CarltonL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent entertainment, great venue, well thought out menu, and attentive service. Offers a variety of entertainment options to fit your musical pallet in a warm, cozy, friendly atmosphere.

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  6. KLSR

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time enjoying food and music for the Ann Arbor Jazz Fest. Thank you hostesses and Donald for great services.

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  7. Anonymous

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a treat to see a trio like Goldings/Bernstein/Stewart in a small setting in Ann Arbor! And encouraging to have choices on the menu; I'm a pescatarian, and appreciate the additions.

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  8. KnarreL

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful time! Service was great. The dinner was really very good, and the live music outstanding. Will definitely return.

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  9. richardb

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The opportunity to see world-class musicians in such an intimate setting is not to be missed. We are very fortunate to have such a venue in Ann Arbor.

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  10. JohnG

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customers should have an option for food. Another then that, a great place and I will recommend others to go

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  11. JohnE

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great show, good service, good food. Can’t go wrong coming here.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Dono, our server He’s amazing and very attentive

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  13. PatriciaD

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent customer service! Beautiful intimate jazz club!

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  14. AshaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful club. Great staff. Fabulous food. Will definitely be back soon.

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  15. clpat

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love sitting at the bar but there is a pole that blocks the view for most of the seats at the bar. I will have to do a cocktail table next time.

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  16. GaleW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for the music, Aguanko, and maybe a little something to eat. Nice selection of drinks and menu had a variety of options. I would like to see more small snacking-like options..cheese cracker board, veggie stuff.

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  17. HumeNReitz

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, especially if you love live music like I do. If you go for the later show, the time on your ticket is when they START seating and there is only a 15 minute window. Not a bad seat in this intimate room. Expect to spend. The dinner experience and then the drinks were pricey. Food was tasty and presented well. There was a very long gap before the main course so that could be improved.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The music is awesome. Food not so much! I would go back and not do their prefixed menu

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  19. EileenH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Music was great and ensemble awesome. We did dinner as well which I highly recommend. Food tasted great. Highly recommend the prix fixe menu, as ordering off the menu is time consuming and the prix fixe menu was a real culinary treat.

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  20. WalterJ

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding entertainment and great ambience. Long overdue for this area and considering the history of Jazz in the Detroit area. Food pretty good but not the focus of such an outing. We will be back often and will invite others. High quality experience!!

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  21. MorganC

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The musicians are so talented and the ambiance is incredible. The perfect date night spot.

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  22. RafaelG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. The food could be better but the drinks are fine.

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  23. LiliB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great music and entertainment at salsa night . Food needs simple salad fare , other than that , very good

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  24. Perfect10Charlie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here to celebrate my wife's birthday. Not only was the music stellar, but the setting was low-key and intimate. On top of that, as vegans, we were more than accommodated for by the wonderful staff. We will definitely be returning for future evenings of amazing food and jazz.

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  25. DavidS

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious gourmet food, cheers to the chef! (menu: deep cut + wine pairing) . Amazing music 🎶. The perfect date night 👌

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  26. LintonM

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere, great customer service ..very nice location and the music was phenomenal.

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  27. HarryB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious as well as visualy pleasing.

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  28. SKPondy

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening. We had the meal and music experience with the paired deep cuts wine selection. Great wine, food and awesome jazz! Thank you.

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  29. Harpo

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great little gem of a place, and what a great show. I have lived in A2 for years but never came to a show. Big mistake! I was surprised--wowed--by how good the food was, and the show and ambiance were amazing. Great value too! We will definitely be back soon.

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  30. CharlotteP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazingly fun and swanky venue! If you are looking for a cool and intimate place to relax, enjoy good food, and listen to wonderful crooners and musicians then this is your vibe!

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  31. NestorG

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the ambiance, service, performers offerings were all outstanding, the food quality is a bit of a let down. The fries that came with the burger was just way too salty, like a whole box of salt was just dumped over it and so was the risotto. Tone down the salt please, otherwise outstanding value.

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  32. DianeW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Dave Bennett was absolutely amazing!! He is an awesome entertainer. We really enjoyed him. It’s the food that was just awful! The salads were inedible, the soup had waaaaay too much salt! The chicken was so incredibly dry we could not eat it! I will NEVER try to choke down a meal ever again at this place. I would never recommend it, not even to my worst enemy. I hope your establishment does not ruin Mr. Bennett’s reputation. He deserves so much better.

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  33. YOOPER

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go every time we visit Ann Arbor. Love the new option of appy and a cocktail instead of full meal.

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  34. JeffF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food has been very good each time I have been to Blue Llama. The best thing about my evenings there is the wait staff, especially my last two visits. Last night my waitress took extra care to make sure my food preferences were met. She was simply one of the best waitresses I have had in a long time. As for the music show, that is always top notch. I look forward to many more evenings enjoying great food, service and music at Blue Llama!

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  35. PaulC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect jazz club with exquisite sound quality, beautiful ambiance, and excellent food selections. The table service is friendly but unobtrusive, allowing for the music to shine. Blue Llama has the whole thing figured out.

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  36. Cathy

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening!!!! Great food!! Great entertainment!!!!

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  37. DanielaF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing music environment and delicious food! Totally recommend!

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  38. JacQuie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was phenomenal! This was my second time at the Blue Llama and I've enjoyed the Marcus Elliott quintet both times. Will definitely be back for other performances. The food is unique and a must have experience.

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  39. MaryAliceG

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting at Blue Llama is intimate and the menu has excellent selections. The tasting menu that accompanies a dinner and show reservation was well chosen; the food beautifully prepared. The music was fabulous - five talented musicians performing with energy, filled with delight.

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  40. ChinessaS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the ambiance, the James Carter band, and the customer service! When booking our reservations we didn't realize that the table size depended on what menu selection you choose. We picked the ala carte menu because we wanted to try different items instead of the preselected chef menu. However, the hostess was nice to switch us to a much larger table that was available. My only complaint was the main courses were not to our liking. I ordered the seafood risotto. I thought the meat would have been bigger chunks, but it was not and it was not as flavorful as I would like to be a Cajun dish. My husband ordered a chicken sandwich and he compared it to Chick Fila. We would expect it to be a tad bit better than a fastfood sandwich. However, the appetizers are amazing the lobster cakes and frog legs were delicious! Our waitress was amazing. I was not going to complain about my food, but she asked how was it and I was honest with her. She was going to have them prepare something us but I informed her thats okay. I was not expecting another dish. She then said she can bring me some benoits, which were delicious. She also took off the risotto from our bill, which I didn't ask for. Now that was top notch customer service! She was amazing. My husband and I will definitely be coming back! The band was lively and entertaining, that set this place one of the best jazz bars I have attended. We may give the main dishes a second try or stick to just appetizers, but we will be making this drive to Ann Arbor more often now !

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Blue LLama Jazz Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 372-3200.

Blue LLama Jazz Club is rated 4.8 stars by 1137 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Blue LLama Jazz Club

314 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Liberty and Main Street
  • Neighborhood
    Ann Arbor
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Latin American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Parking details
    South Ashley Street lot located behind Blue LLama. Street Parking also available
  • Public transit
    Blake Transit Center
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Adrian Estrada
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (734) 372-3200
  • Catering
    Let us bring our amazing menu to you and impress your guests. We will work with you to understand your event (big or small!) and create a menu that fits your goals and budget. Please contact crystal.iott@bluellamaclub.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Blue LLama is one of the coolest, sophisticated spaces in metro Detroit! Whether a full space buyout or section of the dining room, we have options to accommodate groups of 10 to 100. We will work with you to understand your event and create a menu that fits your goals and budget. Please contact crystal.iott@bluellamaclub.com for more information.
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