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Cooks' House

115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
+1 231-946-8700
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good12%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
“rabbit” (17 reviews)
“lake trout” (11 reviews)
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
115 Wellington St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2666
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I shared appetizers and an entree and were not disappointed. The staff were impeccable. Strongly recommend trying. We will have to go back to try the rest of the menu!

Thank Abbey W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We looked forward to our dinner at Cook’s House after reading the reviews. What a disappointment! We were treated with disdain by the staff and served cold entrees that were meant to be hot. We thought that perhaps the Traverse City dining scene might live...More

Thank lwredell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We with with a group with a pre planned dinner. First course was heirloom tomato soup and amazing homemade bread! Second course was a squash creme brûlée. I had the steak which was very good. The heirloom tomato salad followed dinner. Finally desert was a...More

Thank placestogopeopletose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous! Foodie heaven in Traverse City! It’s a small restaurant, intimate ambience. Close to downtown and the lakeshore. We chose the five course tasting menu accompanied by a fine selection of wine with each course. Asparagus soup, a squash creme brûlée, roasted striped bass, a...More

Thank Jomwgolden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Creative cuisine, outstanding wine list and super friendly staff. Chose one of several tasting menus (with optional wine pairings) or pick and chose from a menu featuring local produce. On this visit, we had asparagus soup with pickled leeks, a fantastic squash creme brule appetizer,...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Our pre wedding party of 14 had a fantastic time at Cooks House. Everybody loved their choices, and the staff kept us happy by dropping small plates of complimentary goodies on us. High Mark's went to the fish -- bass and trout both -- and...More

Thank Scots-not-Scotch
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is AMAZING. Located inside an actual old house. We had a table for two right next to the kitchen. Small and very quaint. Probably seats 15-20 people. We felt so special and were treated like royalty! The chefs made conversation with us while...More

Thank Kaitlyn B
Reviewed 1 June 2018

My wife has wanted to go here for some time. We finally did tonight, and I'm glad that we did. From the soup, to the appetizer, to the entree, every bite was wonderful. The servers were very attentive. It's not inexpensive, but it's well worth...More

Thank Antityco
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

The evening dining experience in this intimate (confined) space was ruined by loud screeching hard rock guitar music and the front door that squeaked so loud every time it was opened that I wondered if my head was going to explode. I was a guest...More

Thank Taginepot
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I was expecting much more from this restaurant given its build up in the local reviews. The plating was very good. However the food was just ok. In my humble opinion the food is over priced for the quality and execution. I will not return...More

Thank AfishnamedArthur
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Questions & Answers
Stacey M
31 March 2017|
Response from Suzzzz2013 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not, unless they reserved the whole place, it's small.
Daisy B
27 October 2015|
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Response from LaurieMac1 | Reviewed this property |
No. In most restaurants in Traverse City you will see all types of dress. When I am going there, it is usually a special occasion, so I'm dressed up anyway. But there isn't a jacket requirement or anything, and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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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