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Cooks' House

115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
+1 231-946-8700
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good12%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
“rabbit” (17 reviews)
“lake trout” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dined with 2 other couples and everyone enjoyed their meals. The duck which my wife and I ordered was delicious and prepared perfectly. The dining area feels like you are in someone’s home and the service is attentive without being intrusive. A wonderful dining experience.

Thank heighter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gem! Small, intimate, with small, intimate, finely tuned portions of exquisite food. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience!

Thank EDinPA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food that is made by the Chefs at Cook's House is always so good. I have never had a meal by them that isn't amazing. A huge and important added bonus is the quality of the food that use to create their culinary delights....More

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed September 3, 2018

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 August 20, 2018 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

1  Thank lwredell
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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
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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