Best Of 2014

Best Romantic Restaurant in Washtenaw County: The Earle; 121 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor; 734-994-0211;

The historic ambience of the Earle makes it a perfect spot for a candlelit dinner for two. On the weekend nights, expect live jazz 8-10:30 to accompany a meal that can include French- and Italian-inspired entrées from their seasonally rotating menu, including salmon en croute, sautéed duck breasts, pesto-stuffed chicken breasts and vegetables in phyllo with rosemary and goat cheese. You can choose a wine from the Earle’s extensive, award-winning wine list. Brick walls, candlelight and a 100-year-old building round out the romantic experience.