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Cooks' House

115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
231-946-8700
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Ranked #14 of 257 restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Read great reviews on this establishment and made a reservation, arrived on time but were kept waiting 15 minutes, standing in the middle of this very small restaurant until they finally set one of the two empty tables for us. From the time we were seated (8:45) til we fist met our waiter was 27 minutes...we started counting. He finally... More

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Honolulu
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I had hemmed and hawed over dinner reservations in Traverse City and finally chose Cook's House. I was lucky there was a cancellation, really really lucky because it was a really splendid dinner. We weren't hungry enough to get the tasting menu, but ended up ordering two appetizers and a salad each. The food was excellent, with distinct flavors and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went for dinner with 2 girlfriends and enjoyed every bite of Chef's tasting menu. Wine pairings were fantastic. Service anticipated all of our needs. Food is unique, fresh, inventive, creates an experience you will take with you. Definitely in my top 5 favorite meals of all time! Chefs Jennifer & Eric really have created something special here.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had a marvelous meal here with four friends last week. Service was excellent! Enjoyed the cosy, living room atmosphere with a view into the kitchen. The menu was unique -- everything from spaetzle and pig tail to pork belly and lake trout. And the wine list wasn't too shabbv either. Seating is limited ....reserve your table well in advance.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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216 reviews 216 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went here with two locals and were very impressed with the restaurant. All four of us greatly enjoyed our meals. I had the five course tasting menu with wine pairings. It definitely was an excellent dining experience for me. The pairings were perfect and sometimes unexpected. The wait staff was excellent and the Sommelier-Theresa was near perfect. I highly... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I made reservation a week or two in advance for my husband and I, as I had heard such wonderful things about Cook's House. We arrived 10 minutes early and were seated quickly on their "patio". Its the front porch of the house/restaurant, which was nice, but they pack you in tight. I felt like we were having dinner with... More

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Canton, Michigan
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59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We dined at Cooks' House with sky-high expectations. Having read all the reviews, we were expecting a top-rate meal, the equivalent of the best of Chicago or New York. Having reserved some weeks in advance, and arriving promptly for our reservation, we were greeted at the door by a series of four individuals, all of whom went to check on... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You are made to feel special at Cook's House! Best food in TC, especially the ravioli, Eric is a wonderful chef. Yum. Try the tasting dinner paired with local wines selected by Theresa--it will not disappoint. Call ahead for those special evenings - You will not regret it.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's really small so you sort of have to plan to go here. It's a special place and TC's closest thing to "fine dining". Like above all other places, I would actually make sure I wore something nice although nobody would care really. It's kind of pricey but the food is worth it. The chef is very passionate about his... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

From start to finish, dining at The Cooks House is an exquisite experience. The charming little house has just 10 or so tables and you need to make reservations far in advance. This was our second visit and both times left knowing we would return on our next visit to Traverse City. We again opted for the 7-course tasting menu... More

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