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Cooks' House

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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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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 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
One of Traverse City's very best!

The Cook's House is the place you go when you want to get a fantastic meal and want to eat fresh, local ingredients. The chefs never, ever disappoint. It is some of the most creative food in this foodie town, and you always feel like it was money very well spent. It is great for special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
LaurieMac1
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Traverse City, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Traverse City, Michigan
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Cook's House is the place you go when you want to get a fantastic meal and want to eat fresh, local ingredients. The chefs never, ever disappoint. It is some of the most creative food in this foodie town, and you always feel like it was money very well spent. It is great for special occasions and the atmosphere... More 

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South Kent, Connecticut
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This small attractive restaurant in Traverse City gets everything right. The surroundings are attractive, the service is ultra-professional and knowledgeable, and the food is incredible. Of course, there are prices to match this list of superlatives, but if you are here on vacation treat yourself to a fine meal. Cook's House uses locally sourced products as much as possible and... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If comfort food is what you want, don't waste your money here. What you will receive is excellent tasting, well presented cuisine located in a house converted to a cozy, high-end, marble-topped tabled living room and porch eating area. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The wine list is good. The cheese plate is excellent. The steak and whitefish... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A wonderful dining experience all around. Quaint surroundings, delicious and inventive food. We celebrated a friend's birthday at Cook's House and would recommend for couples and small group gatherings. Not ideal for families or large groups.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Food was outstanding, locally sourced, creatively prepared right in front of you, atmosphere was like visiting a friend for dinner. And they best part was the owner Eric, welcoming and personable, knowledgeable and informative. A fantastic dining experience!

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Gainesville, GA
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Our first dinner in TC was at Cook's House, after recommendations from some locals. It was perfect! Very small inside, but the staff worked well together almost like a choreographed dance. We ordered the five course tasting menu, which was a bargain at $50. Everything was made from very fresh ingredients with a few spices and sauces to enhance the... More 

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sydney
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Small but busy restaurant with great food! We opted for the degustation with wine which didnt disappoint. The rabbit was amazing, though the final dessert course was the standout. Would definitely return.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

fun place to eat and hang out lot of different food choices nice bar to have a beer or drink with your meal

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Traverse City, Michigan
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is so good, if you haven't planned ahead at least a little bit you're going to miss something wonderful. It's a splurge but you get good value for the money; well prepared, imaginative, beautiful dishes. Dedicated staff make the experience a pleasure.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This small intimate fine dining establishment is hard to get a reservation at unless you plan in advance. Located in an old cottage near Front St in downtown Traverse City, the room is comfortable and spare, with marble topped tables, like small cafes in France, New Orleans, or the Village in NY. Food is outstanding, using locally sourced ingredients. This... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?