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Cooks' House

115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
+1 231-946-8700
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (18 reviews)
“rabbit” (16 reviews)
“lake trout” (10 reviews)
American, Gluten Free Options
115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our pre wedding party of 14 had a fantastic time at Cooks House. Everybody loved their choices, and the staff kept us happy by dropping small plates of complimentary goodies on us. High Mark's went to the fish -- bass and trout both -- and...More

Thank Scots-not-Scotch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is AMAZING. Located inside an actual old house. We had a table for two right next to the kitchen. Small and very quaint. Probably seats 15-20 people. We felt so special and were treated like royalty! The chefs made conversation with us while...More

Thank Kaitlyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife has wanted to go here for some time. We finally did tonight, and I'm glad that we did. From the soup, to the appetizer, to the entree, every bite was wonderful. The servers were very attentive. It's not inexpensive, but it's well worth...More

Thank Antityco
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

The evening dining experience in this intimate (confined) space was ruined by loud screeching hard rock guitar music and the front door that squeaked so loud every time it was opened that I wondered if my head was going to explode. I was a guest...More

Thank Taginepot
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

I was expecting much more from this restaurant given its build up in the local reviews. The plating was very good. However the food was just ok. In my humble opinion the food is over priced for the quality and execution. I will not return...More

Thank Arthurfisk
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

My wife I and decided to splurge on a Thursday night and head to Cooks’ House for their 5 course Chef’s pairing dinner. $90 per person. Three things ruined the evening. 1. The open kitchen concept needs to go, especially in small venues. Too much...More

Thank TCfoodies
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

We heard that this was the in place to go in Traverse city. Strange original menu but great food. Facility is small and dumpy. Needs a little more ambiance. For that price level.

Thank studdog
Reviewed November 20, 2017

We just loved this restaurant. The wine list was good, with good matches for the dishes served. My appetizer was perhaps the best one I have ever had with smoked Wisconsin chub, topped with scallion pancakes, bok choy, thai basil and a mustard sauce with...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

We tried the Cook’s House based upon a review we had seen. We called the same day and were able to get an early reservation. We ordered the seven course tasting menu with wine pairing. It was an exceptional meal from the chilled tomato soup...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Cook’s house comes with a highly regarded resume and visits by such luminaries as Alice Waters earlier this fall, so we were expecting the sun, the moon and the stars. However, we did note some less than stellar TripAdvisor reviews. Our experience was enjoyable but...More

Thank elliottq
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Stacey M
March 31, 2017|
Response from Suzzzz2013 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not, unless they reserved the whole place, it's small.
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
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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