Romance & Dining: Mainstreet Ventures serves up three “romantic” AA restaurants

Back in 2018, picked the 16 best romantic Ann Arbor restaurants and MainStreet Ventures landed three romantic dining experiences on the list. Romance knows no limits, time or otherwise – espeically when it comes to dining. So let’s revisit 2018 and get romantic. Grab a fork!

Here is what had to say:

The Chop House

Located on South Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor, The Chop House is an American prime steakhouse that radiates a fresh and sophisticated, yet comfortable vibe. Established in 1998, The Chop House combines an elegant ambiance, exceptional service, and outstanding cuisine to create an exclusive dining experience that impresses even the most discriminating diners. Ornate gas lamps and exquisite artworks add a glamorous touch while the menu features the finest USDA 28-day wet-aged prime beef, fresh top-catch and premium seafood selections, and premier chicken, lamb, pork and veal chops.


Gratzi is an elegant Italian restaurant with distinctive style in downtown Ann Arbor. Located on Main Street in what was formerly the Orpheum Theater, Gratzi upholds the building’s historic flair in its beautiful décor and ambiance. A monumental sculpture of Orpheus, the famous musician, and poet, and an exquisite Renaissance-style mural depicting an ancient bacchanal overlooks the softly-lit interior dining spaces of the restaurant.

The Real Seafood Company

The Real Seafood Company is the best place to go for fresh seafood caught from the waters of New England and the Gulf of Mexico. Featuring an inviting and comfortable dining space and a lovely outdoor patio, The Real Seafood Company is a contemporary restaurant on South Main Street that serves an array of freshly caught fish, shellfish and other seafood for lunch and dinner.