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12853 US Highway 31 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1178
+1 231-237-9300
10:00 - 18:00
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Wanted a nice rose for myself and a really nice Montrachet for a gift. Pram, the owner suggested which I should get and his choices were terrific. Wonderful place for kitchen accessories too.

Thank Sonya F
Fort Myers, Florida
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Yesterday was our first visit to Charlevoix & we really wanted to eat here after reading the reviews. However, it is no longer a restaurant. They now sell gourmet food items & wine. They offered to prepare a basket for us to go, but that wasn't quite what we had in mind. They also cater special events.

4 Thank PamelaH3
Jackson, Michigan
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214 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

If you love wine, this may be one of the best places in the world to enjoy and buy it. We've known Pram, the owner, for thirty years plus. Having travelled the world enjoying excellent wines, we can tell you that Pram is the most knowledgeable, kindest, enjoyable sommelier we know. The food here is a super bonus. Congrats to... More 

Thank William N
Saginaw, MI
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

We had a great dinner experience but the wine service was even better. All of our food was excellent - veal chop was perfect (a good guide for comparison as I've had many lousy ones). Menu is always changing and fresh. Wine prices are fair and the selection is great. Kameel offers great wine service with multiple glasses for red/white/sparkling.... More 

Thank Jschrier
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Very friendly & have a great selection of Wine & Cheese and more. You feel at home when you walk in he door.. They will send a gift basket out for you. Food is all ways good. ☺☺☺

1 Thank Molto
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

The perfect place for gourmet food with perfect wine pairings in a special setting both dine in and carry out. An Up North must stop. Owners Pram and Suzanne ad the personality of expertise to an exceptional emporium experience.

1 Thank Edgewate
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

To Celebrate my mother's Birthday we drove 4 hours north to Charlevoix for an Outstanding Dining Experience! Pram greeted us with a personal Menu from Mom with her name at the top! Pram and Suzanne are extraordinary people with deep knowledge of Wine and Food. Two Lamb & Two Beef Filets for our orders. Seriously one of the BEST MEALS... More 

Thank Kerry S
Tryon, North Carolina
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

This has to be one of the best dining places in the area ... period! We went, based on other TripAdvisor reviews, and were really impressed. From the personal greetings upon arrival, to the wine list choices, to the quality and preparation of the food, to the friendly and attentive service ... a home run. The menu includes some different... More 

1 Thank Roger S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

We've eaten here several times and had some of the best meals we've ever had. The changing menu is inventive, interesting and fantastic. The service couldn't be better and the ambiance is relaxing and fun. We have a second home in Charlevoix and this is where we always takes guests for an extra special experience.

1 Thank Baboo500
East Jordan, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

In addition to the many enjoyable meals we have experienced at Esperance, in this case, Pram and Suzanne provide an elegant location for a private dinner - a wedding rehearsal dinner. Starting outside in the beautiful garden, the evening progressed through a wonderful menu that Suzanne assembled from both local farm produce, and supplemented with a few favorites from further... More 

Thank Darrell Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12853 US Highway 31 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1178
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Charlevoix
  • Phone Number: +1 231-237-9300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?