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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 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 931ScottT
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
Reviewed October 11, 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

1  Thank tmumby593
Reviewed October 6, 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 September 23, 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
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Visited Sept. 22nd., and were greatly disappointed. We are a "meat and potatoes" community, so "exotoxic" ingredients such as " keef, pigs ears, chimichuri, chicken mushrooms, & kimchi" left us puzzled as to selections. Coupled with a demolition worthy facility?, stifling heat, conversation limiting noise,...More

2  Thank Rdhsen
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

I visited the Cook's House with my friend last week and had a fantastic meal. We both had the 5 course tasting menu. My friend opted for the wine pairings as well. The dishes were creative and the portions were surprisingly generous for a tasting...More

Thank sarahrayok
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

From start to finish, this place far exceeded my expectations. The menu was simple, yet some of the best flavors I've ever had. Order as many apps as you can, they're all fantastic. The cheese board and smoked chub were my favorites.

Thank LloydDob89
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We had dinner at Cooks' House last week while on vacation. Each of the four of us ordered a different entree (fish, brisket, duck) and we all found our dish to be a delicate balance of interesting flavors and cooked to perfection. The menu is...More

1  Thank Martha E
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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, 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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