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“Not for everyone”
Review of Carriage House

Carriage House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We went here for our anniversary and as soon as we were told we could not sit outside (because it was for cocktails seating only)we should have walked out. Then I asked if we could sit by a window. Again.. we were told no! They were reserved. (we should have left again) We sat down in a half table booth setting and ordered dinner. It was quite interesting. My husband ordered fish I ordered pasta. (The portions are small) and after two beers later dinner with tip was $95.00. Our service was wonderful. The food was ok. It just wasn't the atmosphere for us. Also two hours later we were hungry again..

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

From the moment we made the reservation with the friendly clerk, to the salutation at the end of dinner, the Carriage House was a lovely experience. Direct view of the harbor and impeccable service paired with delicious fare for a memorable dinner. The topping on the cake was the wonderful live piano music serenading us. Exquisite.

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1  Thank VelhoSorriso
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Dinner at 6pm on a Sunday. When we arrived, there were only a few patrons already dining. Atmosphere at that time was relaxing and the view of the water and gardens was lovely. A pianist provided soft background music that I enjoyed; however it was quickly drowned out as more dining patrons arrived as well as patrons seated in the sunken bar at the end of the room. The food was delicious and the service was subpar. As the time went on, the noise from the bar area made conversation at our table difficult. Eventually, our waitress returned to see if we wanted dessert, which we declined. There was a long wait to get our checks.

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1  Thank Dale B
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had heard dining and most accommodations were quite mediocre on this island, so I had only made one reservation at The Woods prior to arriving for our Mackinac stay. We didn't want to miss the free Leo Kottke concert in the park at 7:30pm so we popped that afternoon while shooping the main street and were able to secure a early 5:30pm reservation for that same evening in the dining room. The view from this light, bright room is magical. The service was very good. And the meals and drinks were first rate. The cucumber drink was so refreshing. We both ha dthe same soup: Chilled Garden Vegetable Gazpacho. Our apps were: Lump Crab Tower with Fresh Salsa and Avocado; and Michigan Smoked Whitefish Cakes with Mustard Vinaigrette. Our entrees: Spinach and Garlic Ravioli Tossed with a Sundried Tomato Pesto, Artichoke Hearts, Asparagus Tips, and Jumbo Shrimp; and Orange Ginger Tofu with Asian Vegetables and Rice Noodles. We'd return in a heartbeat. And with only a few tables occupied so early, we'd return again at this hour since it was actually kind of nice and peaceful. A beautiful outdoor table would also be nice next time we reserve here.

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1  Thank PieOhMy
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

It was a nice day, so we decided to try the patio. Awsome view of the harbor, the ferries, the water. Beautiful garden setting with tons of flowers, grass, comfy chairs, umbrellas, etc. the service (Kaitlin) was terrific - very attentive, timely and friendly. The food (Cobb salad, crab melt sandwich) which we shared was presented beautifully and very tasty. Our dog got some water and enjoyed lying on the patio near us. Highly recommended!

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