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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%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
“rabbit” (17 reviews)
“lake trout” (11 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly
115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed June 14, 2018 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 June 3, 2018 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

1  Thank Kaitlyn B
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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