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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
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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

1  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
Reviewed August 19, 2017

I visited Cooks' House on the recommendation of a friend, who suggested I try the tasting menu. That menu on that evening didn't really catch my eye, so I ordered a la carte. The food courses were a little uneven. My appetizer was gemelli pasta...More

1  Thank likeeat
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

We went here for a casual family dinner; me and my husband got the 5 course wine pairing and my two young kids got the chicken salad and the brisket. It was wonderful, the squash creme brûlée was great as was the whitefish. My kids...More

2  Thank georgiates56
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the meal didn't live up to the hype. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't a place I would send people or plan another meal. We were there on what might have been the hottest day of the summer (so far) and found out there's...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

This was our third visit to Cooks' House in the past several years, and our best yet. First advice is it is worth splurging for the seven-course meal to truly appreciate the range of the menu. And it averages out to about $10 per course,...More

Thank BellaAnnArbor
Reviewed July 15, 2017

As this restaurant was rated high, we looked forward to not only great food but also friendly welcoming service. Well, scored 50%. The experience was dampened by the cold polite wait staff.

Thank threestartraveler
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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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