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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 December 2, 2016

We were going to be in the area for a wedding and stayed over an extra day just to have a meal here. It had been about a year but it was just as good as we remembered. The service was great but not obtrusive....More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Really excellent, don't take my word for it though, see for yourself. Each course was fantastic, bold cuisine, other reviewers are correct that the pacing is great. Hot mushroom salad was very interesting and dried cherry duck breast confit was some of the best duck...More

Thank John R
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Overpriced. Food ok. Very good for some dishes. Harmonization of wines not good for my tasting. Too much sweet wines. Not recommended at all. The worst thin is that you need to leave the restaurant and take an immediate shower !!!! They need to install...More

3  Thank Marcelo V
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Service was exquisite! Wine recommendations were spot on. I had the trout, outrageous! My husband had the whitefish and said it was the best whitefish he'd ever had. He orders whitefish at every restaurant! Our friend had the duck...yum!! Could not have been better! A...More

Thank Suzzzz2013
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

With so many great restaurants in the area it was hard to choose where to eat. We called and were able to get an immediate reservation, one of the perks to traveling during the week. I had the trout, my friend had the pork. Both...More

Thank Shareen M
Reviewed October 5, 2016

When you spend over $300 for two people for dinner and a bottle of wine, you expect superior food and service. The Cooks House delivered on the food quality. Where they fell short was on the delivery. Come on! Serving such fantastic food on chipped...More

2  Thank 467joy
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

7 course menu was delicious! Food was out of this world. Make sure you make reservations in advance. Must visit if in Traverse City.

Thank mcgregorjess
Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you have not been before, know that this is a small place... rather tightly fit into the first floor of a small house. Seating for a couple will in most cases be quite close. Be aware, but don't let that deter you. Both food...More

Thank FrequentHappyTravele
Reviewed August 25, 2016

They food was okay ,place was small staff very nice but a lot of the food was unusual if that's what you like you'll love it here , I just thought it was good but not great

Thank mmmwqm
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This was our first time to this unusual restaurant that is located in an old house. It only serves about 20 and tables are close together. We ate early (5pm). The wine menu was presented and it was quite extensive and very expensive. We chose...More

1  Thank annika326
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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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