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115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
231-946-8700
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 132
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic

Can not say enough about this restaurant yummy food local fresh ingredients cooked to perfection chef Eric outdoes it for you! Did the 7 course tasting. A 2 hour taste explosion of great complex flavors. Friendly staff every time you use your fork they take it away and get you a clean one. Can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Esjohn
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Can not say enough about this restaurant yummy food local fresh ingredients cooked to perfection chef Eric outdoes it for you! Did the 7 course tasting. A 2 hour taste explosion of great complex flavors. Friendly staff every time you use your fork they take it away and get you a clean one. Can't wait to back

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Rapid City, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I celebrated our 61st anniversary last evening and enjoyed a truly fine dining experience here. We had the 5 course tasting dinner with wine, it was one of the best meals we've had. The food was superb and the service impeccable. We'll definitely be returning. If I had a complaint it would be that the seating wasn't... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This restaurant was one of the favorites I've been to. The space is quaint and personal. We went in without reservations bu the chef quickly got on the phone to see if a couple with a reservation was coming. To our luck they canceled and we were able to dine there. We sat next to the open style kitchen where... More 

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Chelsea, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have had the pleasure of eating at Cook's House half a dozen times now. We enjoy fine dining and have had the privilege of eating at some of the highest-rated restaurants in this country and abroad. In our view, Cook's House is easily among the best. Our most recent experience was on May 10 in the early evening. We... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited the Cooks’ House based on the number of glowing reviews in various media. In some circumstances these accolades may have held up, but not during our visit. Holding a reservation, we were seated promptly. Wait staff were equally prompt. So far, so good. First courses included a green salad for my companion. The mélange of lettuces were poorly... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This small chef-owned and operated restaurant is amazing and worth the price. We went there on the day after Christmas and tried the five entrees on that night's menu. They were all extremely tasty and just the right amount for sharing. This restaurant is a hidden gem!

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Small place, easily filled up so reservations a must. Specially crafted dishes, both for looks and taste. Tasting menu consisted of smaller portions of menu items. Good for special occasions. Wine with tasting menu was well paired but no blockbusters. Food with some unusual flavors, though nothing radical. Best seats are the stools facing the kitchen to see the chefs... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was our first visit to the Cook's House and we truly enjoyed every aspect of it - from our attentive servers and impeccably prepared food to the intimate venue. All was wonderful. The friendly banter we had with Chef Eric Patterson was fun and watching the skilled cooks in the kitchen work together to prepare our excellent meals was... More 

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Grand Rapids
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

What a great dining experience that makes you feel like you're in a chef's home. I had heard such great things about this place and am glad that I went. Lovely cheese plate and beverage list. They could use a few more vegetarian options.

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Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our first trip to the Cook's House did not disappoint! We'd read the reviews and were excited to experience it after making a reservation a couple weeks ahead of time. We loved the intimate atmosphere, specialized attention with various servers and an excellent wine recommendation. From start to finish, every course was beautifully presented and delicious. We started with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 231-946-8700

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?