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“Thoroughly Enjoyable Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Sante

Cafe Sante
1 Water St, Ste 100, Boyne City, MI 49712-1811
231-582-8800
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Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Boyne City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Italian, French, Belgian, European
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Thoroughly Enjoyable Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I joined friends for dinner at Cafe Sante. I had the beef bourguinon and it was excellent. Wine list is a bit short on American wines from states other than Michigan but the French selection is fairly extensive. Our party also enjoyed the seasonal selection, a duck confit pierogi (the area has an extensive Polish history) with a blueberry sauce. We've eaten there several times and enjoyed it each time.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fresh and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After being on the road vacationing for 9 days, this restaurant was a real pleasure! I had a well conceived entree salad featuring their august fresh blueberries. Greens, mango, Schropshire blue cheese blueberries and honeyed walnuts. My husband had a nice woodfire oven baked Pizza Margarhita. Great view of Lake Charlevoix from our outdoor seating.

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Midland, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A little gem in Boyne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

This lovely cafe, located on the waterfront, has a European flair. It does not take reservations. When we arrived it was full and there was already a waiting list. We were given a buzzer to let us know when our table would be ready. We picked up drinks at the bar and enjoyed them on the outdoor patio while we waited. It wasn't a long wait and our table was located on an enclosed patio outside the main dining room. We enjoyed the location as it was quieter. The specials were designed around the harvest of wild blueberries just coming into season. The whitefish, a Michigan specialty, had a golden crust and was tender and flaky. The lobster carbonara had large chunks of lobster. The lobster pot pie was delicious. I had the lamb chops which were moist, delicious and not overdone. The side of morel mushrooms were delicate and well seasoned. The desserts were classic and I chose a pot de creme a rich silky chocolate custard. Everything we had was well prepared, well presented, and delicious. We would all go back again

Visited July 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“French Onion Soup”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Their duck base French onion soup is excellent & the French hard cider on draught is better than most beer.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Traverse City, Michigan
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best food and service in Northern Michigan!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We travel a lot, and don't think that everything is always great in the Up-North restaurant scene, but improving. But have to give a big shout-out to Café Sante for food and service excellence,

Our server, Robin, was very helpful with our wine and food selections, brought us a comp appetizer, and rocked the house with his wonderful service. We loved the steak & frites and the cannelloni.

This was our wedding anniversary treat, so Robin and staff made it most very special for us.

Thank you!

Joseph and Pamela Lawrence
Fife Lake, Michigan

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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