Logan Restaurant, Ann Arbor, MI

I’ve been wanting to try Logan in Ann Arbor for a number of years and I finally got my chance a couple of weeks ago on a Friday. I love high end restaurants that offer lunch during the week, so those of us on a budget can still afford great taste. Logan offers lunch only Monday thru Friday, but the do have a few affordable choices on the dinner menu as well, though most dinner entrees average around $25-$30. Most sandwiches on the lunch menu are under $10 and lunch portion entrees run between $10-$14, not bad.
On this visit I tried their Pulled BBQ Chicken sandwich — oven roasted chicken mixed with a sweet BBQ sauce, topped with coleslaw and served on a crusty baguette. I love good barbecue, but I wasn’t sure what to expect from a non-barbecue, more sophisticated restaurant. It was terribly messy, but really good; I would have loved some wet-naps. The sauce was sweet and there was plenty of it. I’m not always a fan of coleslaw on my sandwich, I usually like it best on the side, but this was a treat. It was a creamy and a delicious addition to the the other textures in the meal. The bread was fantastic; they must bake it in house or get it fresh each day from a bakery. The texture and flavors of the bread’s crust were what kept me coming back for more, even when I was getting full. The house made potato chips served along side were quite tasty too, and I’m not much of a potato chip fan, so I really do mean it.
I had thought about dessert, but because service was a bit slow and inattentive this time, we decided to pass. The waiter was friendly when he was available, but we had to wait about 10 minutes after we sat down to get our drink order taken. Our drinks were never refilled during the visit, though he did finally ask me about a refill when I was paying the bill; which was also the only time we were asked how are meal was.
All in all, I ‘d give it another shot in the future. I’m not sure if lunch there is more leisurely and that’s why service was a little lacking, or if our age played a factor since the average patron was in their mid-to-late 40s and we fell under that by 10 years. Either way, every customer deserves great service in my opinion, especially at a restaurant that pride’s itself on being higher end. I’m looking forward to more great food, and hopefully improved service on a future visit.
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