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Cooks' House

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115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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300 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is some of the best food in TC. Be forewarned that the serving sizes are very small. If its important to you to get huge portions this place will disappoint you. One of my fav places to eat in TC.

Thank pyegirl
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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419 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Six of us ordered the seven course tasking menu. We realized it was a super small pace but the timing, firing of the courses were off and the inattentive and almost indifferent wait staff made for a very long evening of disappointments. The first course was wonderful of creamy, onion soup but two of the six bowls had very noticeable... More 

Thank CzechMate2010
Wausau, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and the portions the right size. Looking forward to returning to Cooks House next summer when we visit TC again.

1 Thank McTyee
Interlochen, Michigan
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary at The Cook's House and we're delighted with a wonderful experience. The menu offerings of set meals and a la carte provide wonderful unique options, and the wine list was extensive, including real champagne by the glass. We ordered a la carte, and all was excellent. The morel mushroom appetizer was incredible. The atmosphere, team work... More 

Thank GloriaTrav
Royal Oak, Michigan
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

After reading many glowing reviews, my husband and I chose Cook's House for our 10th anniversary dinner. In short, I found the evening rather hit and miss, but with overall more hits than misses. I liked that it was a small place, although the interior was a bit more casual than I'd expected. Service was polite yet perfunctory -- I... More 

1 Thank Padawan1960
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Our family had an incredible meal and experienced world class service at the Cooks' House resturant. We felt like we were literally sitting at the chefs table in a grand masters kitchen... World class favors, beautiful presentations and farm to table freshness... Only wished we had made more reservations to experience it more than once!!

1 Thank cpduhon44
Bloomfield Hills, MI
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118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We went there a few weeks back and had the Tasting Menu (I also had the Wine Pairings) and this was the best meal we've had in a long time. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. Service was not rushed and we had time to converse with friends from Leland that we only see once a year. The ambiance is... More 

Thank GregfromDTW
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I have spent a lot of time in Traverse City and never heard of this restaurant. It only seats 24 and reservations are needed. From the minute we walked in the entire staff was so friendly and the food! Wow! I had lake trout and my husband had the steak and they both were fantastic! From the appetizer to dessert... More 

1 Thank Kristin C
Detroit, Michigan
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We enjoyed the 5 course chef's menu and also did the wine pairing. The food was plentiful, creative but still substantial and delicious. It's a small restaurant with only about 18 seats. My only complaint is that we had to move from our small table to the "bar" table looking into the kitchen mid-meal. The sun was setting and it... More 

Thank lcjn12
Livonia, Michigan
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been trying to get a reservation here for a while. We came up in April and get a reservation for the 6:30pm serving. We both ordered the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. It was so delicious . We decided to let the chef pick out food and wine and it did not disappoint... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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

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