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“Top Drawer”

Courtyard Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Alpena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Restaurant serving made from scratch dishes. Fresh seafood, steaks, italian, pizza and burgers
West Chester, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Top Drawer”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Service was great, and the food was even better. One world traveler said the ensalata caprese was better than any he ever had in Italy.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Eats”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

This place is exceptional. Food is amazing and the service is top notch. Must try the Lamb, it's delicious. Prepared multiple ways, tried a majority of then and never been disappointed. Cheers.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank WellDone_4
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Alpena, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely!!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

The food, waitstaff and the atmosphere are great! I've been coming here for years (since I live in Alpena) and I will always recommend The Courtyard to any out-of-towners who are looking for a great place to eat.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Ashley R
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Temecula, California
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418 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“"The BEST Quinoa & Prime Rib in N.E. Michigan"”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Let's be honest here....


We are so limited in this area of N.E. Michigan that it is truly challenging to compare Courtyard to any other fine dinning restaurant. What else is there "John A Lau Saloon"!? Unfortunately, Lau's has been more of a miss than a hit lately. Looking forward to trying out The Cellar.


Courtyard DESERVES the 5 star's, from front of house to the back they really run a tight ship. Their wait staff is accommodating & always friendly. Their chef is AMAZING! Very talented has a great sense of balance with his dishes. His spices are right on point, bold and flavorful but never overwhelming. The prime rib is cooked perfectly, never under cooked or over cooked, which we know can be quite the challenge in most rest's.

We have dined at the Courtyard at least 15 times and we have not been disappointed thus far.

The ambiance is warm, relaxing and quite nice. Their music is not bad, actually from time to time they have great musicians.

Bottom line:
Excellent food (fresh, surprisingly tasty & a nice selection)
Great ambiance (welcoming wait staff)
Lounge/bar area (good music, always a good time)

*This chef turned me into a Quinoa fanatic...I have yet to experience a more flavorful Quinoa.

This chef nails it!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best in town!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Best service, best food in Alpena! Highly recommend visiting for a warm atmosphereand welcoming staff. Food is priced for exceptional quality and great enough for a romantic date or casual friendly dinner. The prime rib will seduce your palate for a gratifying experience at The Courtyard!

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