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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%
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“tasting menu” (18 reviews)
“rabbit” (16 reviews)
“lake trout” (10 reviews)
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115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 24 February 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 20 November 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 27 October 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 15 October 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
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had to walk to the restaurant to get a reservation since the phone was never answered. Had the 5 course tasting menu, but felt the restaurant had been over rated or had an off night. My date's entree was overly salty and she could not...More

Thank tmumby593
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This place is so cute! We celebrated our 20th Anniversary here, they greeted us with glasses of Cava. Pasta appetizer was very good. I had the brisket, my husband had the lamb - both were wonderful. From the outside it looks older and small -...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 23 September 2017

My husband and I really appreciate unusual menus with unique and creative items- this is the place! Everything we had was amazing! The service was perfect and I cannot wait to go back next time we are in TC.

Thank Michele33657
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Questions & Answers
Stacey M
31 March 2017|
Response from Suzzzz2013 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not, unless they reserved the whole place, it's small.
Daisy B
27 October 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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