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Cooks' House

115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
+1 231-946-8700
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good12%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
“rabbit” (17 reviews)
“lake trout” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
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1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was suggested to us by friends who know the the chef/owner. Didn't know exactly what to expect but can honestly say it was one of the best meals we have ever eaten. Food was expertly prepared and everything we tasted was delicious. We...More

Thank fsbillet21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cooks house is the best place in TC to go for a special meal. The service us ourstanding and the food is unlike anywhere else in TC. We ordered the 5 course meal with wine pairings. Would highly reccommend for those that truly appreciate a...More

Thank K5702HIkathrynh
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I finally had time to have dinner at the Cooks House in Traverse City. I of course had made reservations for a friend and I to go. It is a very small place but what a very warm and friendly staff. I ended up having...More

Thank HappyJenna
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We were promptly greeted and seated by our very friendly and helpful culinary guide for the evening , the restaurant is quaint and cozy not pretentious which immediately makes you feel at home. We chose the seven course tasting which far surpassed my expectations, it...More

1  Thank 2wonderoften
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I booked a dinner at The Cooks' House based on the Trip Advisor reviews that I read. I was not disappointed. Every bite of the five course tasting dinner was superb. The wines in the wine pairing were well matched to each course. This was...More

Thank marvfish
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I shared appetizers and an entree and were not disappointed. The staff were impeccable. Strongly recommend trying. We will have to go back to try the rest of the menu!

Thank Abbey W
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We looked forward to our dinner at Cook’s House after reading the reviews. What a disappointment! We were treated with disdain by the staff and served cold entrees that were meant to be hot. We thought that perhaps the Traverse City dining scene might live...More

Thank lwredell
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

We with with a group with a pre planned dinner. First course was heirloom tomato soup and amazing homemade bread! Second course was a squash creme brûlée. I had the steak which was very good. The heirloom tomato salad followed dinner. Finally desert was a...More

Thank placestogopeopletose
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous! Foodie heaven in Traverse City! It’s a small restaurant, intimate ambience. Close to downtown and the lakeshore. We chose the five course tasting menu accompanied by a fine selection of wine with each course. Asparagus soup, a squash creme brûlée, roasted striped bass, a...More

Thank Jomwgolden
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Creative cuisine, outstanding wine list and super friendly staff. Chose one of several tasting menus (with optional wine pairings) or pick and chose from a menu featuring local produce. On this visit, we had asparagus soup with pickled leeks, a fantastic squash creme brule appetizer,...More

Thank Larry W
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Stacey M
March 31, 2017|
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Response from Suzzzz2013 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not, unless they reserved the whole place, it's small.
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Daisy B
October 27, 2015|
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Response from LaurieMac1 | Reviewed this property |
No. In most restaurants in Traverse City you will see all types of dress. When I am going there, it is usually a special occasion, so I'm dressed up anyway. But there isn't a jacket requirement or anything, and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-946-8700
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