ANN ARBOR, MI — Fleetwood Diner and Zingerman’s Roadhouse may be tried-and-true staples, but Ann Arbor is home to a constantly updated menu of new options.
From Venue’s co-working space and restaurant to the 1923 “bustaurant,” Ann Arbor has a plethora of new eats to choose from. If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try, check out these five places that opened in Ann Arbor in 2022.
Union Rec, a new triple threat concept, opened in the former Fingerle Lumber Company building in late November. The space is part cafeteria, part bar, and part restaurant, and features a private room, a spacious bar, and a cozy lounge with a fireplace. Union Rec serves traditional American food with a Latin twist.
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Union Rec, 545 S. Main St., is open from 5 pm to 10 pm on Wednesday and Thursday and from 5 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday. The cafeteria is open from 7 am to 5 pm Sunday through Tuesday and from 7 am to 10 pm Wednesday through Saturday. Find the restaurant online, on social media or by phone at 734-636-9999.
North Star Hall
North Star Lounge, which opened in October, brings a touch of Louisiana to Ann Arbor with a jazz club-style venue. The lounge offers a variety of live music, including contemporary jazz, bluegrass, and boogie-woogie piano.
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North Star Lounge, the sister venue to the Detroit Street Filling Station, also claims to be the first vegan bar in Michigan. The menu includes grilled jackfruit sandwiches, galette cakes, seasoned popcorn, pasta salad, and a variety of desserts. Beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic mixed drinks are available.
North Star Lounge, 301 N. Fifth Ave., is open from 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Find the restaurant online or on social media.
While it may look like a double-decker bus from the outside, the 1923 “bustaurant” is a food truck on another level. The classic red double-decker tour bus of Liverpool, England, features an open-air upper part for customers and a kitchen installed in the lower half.
The menu features a variety of tacos inspired by flavors from around the world, such as a Korean Seoul taco, with beef and kimchi, and the Caribbean Queen, with jerk chicken, grilled pineapple, and mango salsa.
1923, 320 Miller Ave., is open from noon to 7 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Find the restaurant online, on social media or by phone at 734-934-0969.
Home to four different menus and a co-working space, Venue, 1919 S. Industrial Highway, has something for everyone. The space, which replaced Lucky’s Market, opened in August.
Its four menus offer options ranging from pizza and pasta to French provincial cuisine.
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The place is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Find the space online, on social media or by phone at 734-496-2370.
Those looking to feed their sweet tooth can stop by Cinnaholic, a cinnamon roll shop that opened in January. The bakery serves “build your own” cinnamon rolls with options like peanut butter or coffee frosting and brownie bites and cookie dough as toppings.
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Cinnaholic, which is completely vegan, also offers signature rolls and other sweet treats.
Cinnaholic, 121 E. Liberty St., is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Find the bakery online, on social media or by phone at 734-707-1955.
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