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Chez Peres Cafe Bistrot

238 Lake Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-922-9645
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Ranked #6 of 255 restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Dessert, French, Café, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My fiancé surprised me with a Dinner at this lovely restaurant. Since I'm in love with the French language he thought it was perfect, and it was!! Loved the environment with the French pastries, music, and everything. The food was delicious! I had the duck, it was great but even better the potatoes that came with it. The best part... More

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Ferndale, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate here for a late dinner and were in love with the appetizers we got: mussels and a red pepper soup. So good. The entrees we ordered (they offer small plate options of some popular dinner options - which is what we ordered) were somewhat lacking. The pork was bland and the salmon, while tasty, was not as exciting... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our breakfast here was delicious! The food took some time but everything was worth the wait. Try the crepes! They are well made. My daughter loved the french pancake stuffed with nutella and peanut butter. I snuck a bite and it was fantastic!

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Ann Arbor
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Enjoyed brunch here with my husband on Father's Day. Very extensive menu, plus several daily specials, made it difficult to decide. I had salmon eggs benedict and my husband had eggs "Africaine." Both entrees were excellent. We also carefully observed what everyone else was eating around us (it all looked fabulous). I would definitely go back. Making a reservation would... More

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Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My friend and I had lunch here and had a wonderful meal! The service was friendly and attentive, the food (once we finally decided what to order from all of the delicious options) was just great. I had half of the Parisien sandwich (ham, brie, apple, arugula and dijon on a crusty baguette) with some roasted red pepper soup. My... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

I am rating this restaurant as poor not terrible only because the server was the only saving grace. Both my wife and I are experienced diners and do not demand perfection, only quality and commitment to ingredient, preparation and service. We both ordered crepes, for lunch. My wife's crepe should have been warm but was served at room temperature. My... More

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Petoskey, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place is small, out of the way, and just lovely. Very good food for a very good price and the patisserie in the next room is dreamy. (Hello, my precious little pain au chocolat!) We've been a few times and have enjoyed it each and every time. Great food, good service.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

First visit and was not disappointed! A new favorite in TC. Food was perfectly prepared and delicious. The pastries looked wonderful and will warrant a special trip.

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Southampton, New York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

...but I think this is the same/associated place with Patisserie Amis...but no matter. See my comments on the latter in my review on that fine establishment and then let me add these remarks. ZOWIE! There aren't better or finer pastries in Traverse City than those found here. And it is likely that you will get the finest cafe latte' that... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We made reservations for dinner for our girls weekend and were not disappointed. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and cut patio. We were seated outside by request and in between our appetizers and entrées the wind really came up. Our server was very accommodating when we asked to be moved inside. The menu, while not large, offers a... More

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