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Cooks' House

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115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
+1 231-946-8700
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016

They food was okay ,place was small staff very nice but a lot of the food was unusual if that's what you like you'll love it here , I just thought it was good but not great

Thank mmmwqm
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This was our first time to this unusual restaurant that is located in an old house. It only serves about 20 and tables are close together. We ate early (5pm). The wine menu was presented and it was quite extensive and very expensive. We chose a bottle of cabernet which was excellent, We chose an appetizer cheese board which was... More 

1 Thank annika326
Traverse City, Michigan
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Cozy setting for this farm to table focused restaurant. Local food brought in daily and fresh herbs grow on the front porch. The drinks are fresh and creative, the wine list is amazing! Never a disappointing meal...book early if traveling to Traverse City as they are often booked!

Thank kingsgirl1206
Interlochen, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 7, 2016

My husband and I enjoy Cooks' House for special occasions. The wait staff are are some of the finest in town. They are always ready to accommodate any dietary restrictions. We always feel well loved both through food and service.

Thank sprice16
Northbrook, Illinois
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016

I've called this place several times for a reservation without success. This summer I decided I would go whenever they had the space, which turned out to be a Wednesday night at 6:00. The place is small, which is why it's so hard to get in. When my sons decided they were busy that night we invited another couple, who... More 

Thank Beth C
Traverse City, Michigan
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Cooks House sets the bar high for all other fine dining restaurants in TC. A great seasonal menu that is diverse in its offerings and has some great curry offerings during the winter at Little Fleet. Cooks house brings in guest chiefs monthly from restaurants all over the state ... I highly recommend attending a guest chief night

Thank Jsmitty0070
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363 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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487 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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: +1 231-946-8700

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