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“Excellent dinner in the heart of the town!”
Review of Carriage House

Carriage House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 10, 2012

My wife and I and our friends had dinner two nights in a row at probably the best restaurant on the Island. We were staying in the hotel (The Iroquois) and the first night coming downstairs for dinner was just easy. Given that the food and wine list were superb, coming the second night was a no brainer! This is probably the 5th or 6th time we have eaten here at the Carriage House and never had a disappointing meal. The piano entertainment each night is an added benefit. I would highly recommend!

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1  Thank LudingtonMi
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were seated for dinner at a window table with a wonderful view of the lake and lighthouse as the sun set. From the very start of dinner, one is impressed with the view, the table setting, and the friendly, efficient staff. While the prices are higher than the other downtown establishments, the view, fine menu and wine list justify the extra. Highly recommended – should have a higher ranking.

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1  Thank TomGin
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Iroquois for 4 nights in September and ate at the Carriage House every night. We would have expected them to have been a little more friendly than they were. The bartender was more interested in speaking to the female wait staff than he was waiting on us. We spent over $200 each night (plus a tip). This is a lot of money for us and we were extremely disappointed with the service. No sign of recognition from the maitre d' who seemed to spend his whole night laying tables (or the other wait staff). I believe they are trying to be a silver service establishment but they have a long way to go. The first appetizer my husband ordered, ravioli with morrel sauce, on our very first night as terribly over salted and inedible. It was replaced but with not with the morrel mushrooms as on the menu.
Maybe because this is a tourist location they feel they don't need to be friendly. However, maybe they need to realize that people talk about their vacation experiences and some return while other do not. Some people write reviews....
With all the said, the view is spectacular and the location was perfect for us.

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2  Thank dillnbee
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had a wonderful meal in a quiet spot, outside on the patio of Hotel Iroquois called the Carriage House. Perhaps a bit more casual than the Grand Hotel, this is a fine restaurant with very good service and food. This seemed to be apart from the tourist crowds and I would pick this for it greater privacy, great views of the water and beach, as well as a fine menu and wine list.

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Thank tremm298
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

My wife and I are frequent travelers and we have been privileged to dine at fine restaurants across the country. None could be considered any better than the Carriage House. On our recent visit, we had dinner twice and lunch once at this restaurant. Each meal was truly outstanding, creatively presented and perfectly prepared. The view is spectacular and the decor is beautiful. The best restaurant on the island and one of the best anywhere.

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Thank MarkM386
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