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Cooks' House

115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
+1 231-946-8700
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
“rabbit” (16 reviews)
“lake trout” (10 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Six of us ordered the seven course tasking menu. We realized it was a super small pace but the timing, firing of the courses were off and the inattentive and almost indifferent wait staff made for a very long evening of disappointments. The first course...More

1  Thank CzechMate2010
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and the portions the right size. Looking forward to returning to Cooks House next summer when we visit TC again.

1  Thank McTyee
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary at The Cook's House and we're delighted with a wonderful experience. The menu offerings of set meals and a la carte provide wonderful unique options, and the wine list was extensive, including real champagne by the glass. We ordered a la...More

Thank GloriaTrav
Reviewed 2 June 2016

After reading many glowing reviews, my husband and I chose Cook's House for our 10th anniversary dinner. In short, I found the evening rather hit and miss, but with overall more hits than misses. I liked that it was a small place, although the interior...More

1  Thank Padawan1960
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Our family had an incredible meal and experienced world class service at the Cooks' House resturant. We felt like we were literally sitting at the chefs table in a grand masters kitchen... World class favors, beautiful presentations and farm to table freshness... Only wished we...More

1  Thank cpduhon44
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We went there a few weeks back and had the Tasting Menu (I also had the Wine Pairings) and this was the best meal we've had in a long time. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. Service was not rushed and we had time to...More

Thank GregfromDTW
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I have spent a lot of time in Traverse City and never heard of this restaurant. It only seats 24 and reservations are needed. From the minute we walked in the entire staff was so friendly and the food! Wow! I had lake trout and...More

1  Thank Kristin C
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We enjoyed the 5 course chef's menu and also did the wine pairing. The food was plentiful, creative but still substantial and delicious. It's a small restaurant with only about 18 seats. My only complaint is that we had to move from our small table...More

Thank lcjn12
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been trying to get a reservation here for a while. We came up in April and get a reservation for the 6:30pm serving. We both ordered the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. It was so delicious . We...More

Thank mcelenti
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Cooks' House's reputation preceded it and we can only add our accolades. Very understated décor with great honest cooking using all seasonal ingredients in the most imaginative ways. We had the wine pairing and while we're at the end of winter's ingredients and the onset...More

Thank Allen S
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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
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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