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Cooks' House

115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
231-946-8700
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Ranked #25 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
Houston-Tx
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135 reviews 135 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have never been in a such small restaurant before but I confess that I need to go back again and again. The food is perfect, and the chef came to explain me some details of my dish...mouth watering! Very elegant, simple, and romantic. My husband and I loved so much and we intend to go back in October. What... More

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Flint, MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We just enjoyed dinner at the new (for me) location of The Cook's House after much anticipation. We were greeted at the door and seated immediately for our 6:00 reservation. We decided to opt for the 5 course dinner but did not want the chosen wines (too many Michigan reds, in our opinion) so we decided to buy a couple... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Finally!! had the opportunity to dine there last night with my niece. Without a doubt there's nothing comparable in TC. We both enjoyed two glasses of a great Rose before ordering. She chose the 5 course tasting menu which meant I'd get to sample some great dishes and paired wines. For me, I had the "Burgundy Spinach-Duck Confit-House Cured Duck... More

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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went there to celebrate two anniversaries, and were disappointed in the very limited menu offerings. The food was well prepared, but our steaks were tough. My husband loved his poached quail egg, which was served on top of the duck entree. The drinks were top notch, the best Margarita we've ever had! The service was excellent, as was the... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I compared this to Victoria and Alberts in the Grand Floridian Hotel, Disney World however, only a third of the price. The Cooks House was by far one of the best dining experiences I have had in all the travels I have been to and I am absolutely a foodie! I honestly almost told them that they need to raise... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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

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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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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219 reviews 219 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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