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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Mediterranean, French, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

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Soup Du Jour
House prepared daily selection.
Tomato Basil Bisque
An amical classic with melted cheese and croutons.
French Onion Soup
Grantinee-style,‎ baked with. Melted cheese and croutons.
Tomato Soup en Croute
Our specialty, baked with melted cheese and croutons.
Olive Twists
Baked‎ twist of pastry stuffed with feta cheese and tapenade.
Smoked Whitefish Pate
Fresh scallions blended with light cream cheese and assorted crackers.
New England Crab Cakes
Two sauteed crab cakes served with a spicy chipotle remoulade.
Sesame Seared Tuna
Rare tuna slice on sesame crackers with wasabi oil and hot mustard.
Sm $4.00
Lg $7.00
House Greens
Bibb and mixed green with creamy parmesan or oil and vinegar.
Sm $5.00
Lg $8.00
Caesar Salad
Classic salad with our superb low fat dressing.
Sm $6.00
Lg $10.00
Chicken Caesar Salad
Tender chicken added to our classic salad.
Blackened Salmon Caesar
Cajun spiced salmon served over our classic salad with tomatoes and olives.
Sm $6.00
Lg $10.00
Amical Salad
Feta, tomatoes, dried cranberries and green with tomato vinaigrette.
Sm $6.00
Lg $11.00
Pomegranate Salad
Baby spinach with goat cheese, red onion, pine nuts and pomegranate vinaigrette.
Sm $6.00
Lg $10.00
Chop-Chop Salad
Turkey, tomato, mozzarella, bacon, fresh basil, red onion and ice berg with parmesan vinaigrette.
Couscous Salad
Golden raisins, pine nuts, sundried tomatoes, orange shallot vinaigrette and parmesan cheese over greens.
Grilled Hanger Steak Sala
Marinated steak on green with tomatoes, red onions, gorgonzola, croutons and bistro dressing.
Baked White Cheddar Pasta
Penne pasta with house-made bacon, farm country white cheddar, caramelize onion and bread crumbs.
Penne Rustica-Style
Crumble Italian sausage, tomatoes basil and calamata olives with garlic and a house-made sauce.
Ravioli Alfredo
Four cheese ravioli in roasted garlic cream sauce, garnished with fresh basil and parmesan reggiano.
Gnocchi and Braised Pork
Potato and ricotta cheese dumplings with slow cooked pork, peas, roasted tomatoes and braising jus.
Mushroom and Chevre Pizza
Roasted‎ mushrooms, baby spinach and goat cheese, baked on a thin crust.
Rustica-Style Pizza
Crumbled Italian sausage baked over a thin crust roasted red peppers and mozzarella cheese.
White Cheddar Pizza
House made bacon, caramelize onion, farm country white cheddar and fresh basil.
Savory Quiche Lorraine
Caramelize‎ onion, crisp bacon, thyme and gruyere cheese in a high with fresh fruit garnish.
Quiche Du Jour
Daily quiche selection chosen by our chef's.
Spinach and Bacon Omelet
Fresh spinach, gruyere cheese and crisp bacon rolled in a three egg omelet garnished with fresh fruit.
Sausage and Mushroom Frita
Mild Italian sausage and roasted mushrooms with three eggs, baked with mozzarella and parmesan cheese with fresh fruit.
Chicken Pot Pie
Amical specialty. A creamy filling of chicken, mushrooms, vegetables and herbs with a pastry crust.
Beet and Chevre Risotto
Classic arborio dish with roasted local beer and creamy goat cheese, garnished with a spiced pistachios.
Quarter bird $7.00
Oven-Roasted Chicken
Half bird rubbed with olive oil, garlic and herbs de provence, garlic mashed potatoes, dijon cream sauce.
Chicken and Broccoli Crepes
Two house-made crepes folded around broccoli, mushrooms, onion and chicken in a creamy sauce.
Tilapia Over Spinach and Mushrooms
Pan-sauteed tilapia served over baby spinach and portabella mushrooms in white wine, garlic and butter.
Fish Tacos
Spice rubbed sole, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and creme fraiche, served with house rice.
Amical Cuban Sandwich
Ham and roasted pork, house-made pickles and swiss cheese griddled on sourdough with bistro sauce.
Warm Turkey on Focaccia Bread
Sliced turkey breast baked with roasted peppers, caramelize onion, fresh basil, mayonnaise and mozzarella.
Croque Monsieur
Classic cafe sandwich. Sliced ham, gruyere and bechamel on sourdough then baked in a hot oven.
Open-Face Vegetable Sandwich
Balsamic‎ marinated squash, onion, mushroom, roasted tomato, and goat cheese on walnut wheat.
Turkey Burger
Ground turkey, melted mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and mustard on a sesame seed bun.
Pesto Tuna Salad
Tuna salad with basil pesto, spinach and fresh tomato, served in a whole wheat wrap.
Located in the heart of downtown Traverse City overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, amical has been offering eclectic European cuisine to our dining patrons since 1994. Order from creative and revolving menus, fresh selections prepared in our open kitchen and served in the cozy dining room or on our vibrant street-side patio. Experience the local flavor, dedicated service and consistent reputation that has kept amical a favorite for over 20 years.
US$12 - US$32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mediterranean, French, American
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived here for the past 36 plus years, and Amical is our #1 place for a great meal. That's it, it's always good, service is outstanding. Look that's all there is, you'll enjoy it.....Amical has NEVER let us down.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sc0tt2151
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment the 8 of us sat down, our server, Kylee, made us feel like we were her only customers -- outstanding service. We ran the gambit from pizza to pot pie to lobster tacos to crab cakes. I had the 1/2 croque monsieur...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank stevemcauliffe2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit Traverse you must go here. We had dinner for the two of us in back by the window. Andrew the waiter was exceptional. The dinner along with the presentation was excellent. Desserts are not to be missed. We are seriously planing a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beachbum0528
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful. The wine, salad and meal were perfect. Great prices too! I had the pork buns and I haven't stopped thinking about them. I had something else in mind before I got there but was surprised by the specials. The black bottom cake was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sam K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just love this place, try to stop in every time I am in town. Weather was horrible today but I decided to go for lunch. I had the Quiche if the day which was potatoes with manchego cheese, chives and a yummy drizzle in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cherbear6000
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Amical. All three of us enjoyed our meals. The pre-5:30 pm menu is an especially good deal with a glass of wine, salad, and smaller portions dinner for $19/person. My parmesean whitefish was the best I've ever had and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RickB595
Reviewed 7 January 2019

This french style restaurant has furniture and fixtures brought all the way from France to finish it's romantic cozy setting. I've been frequenting Amical since I moved to Traverse City in the mid 90's. It's still one of my favorites. The food is consistently great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JacquelineS684
Reviewed 1 January 2019

This is a nice restaurant with good service and very good food. My wife loved the rabbit, mostly because not many restaurants serve rabbit. I had the walleye, a good-tasting, well-prepared fish from local waters. Still, there's something missing. It seemed like a restaurant that's...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank C2887FVjamest
Reviewed 28 November 2018

I had a wonderful dinner and glass of local wine (tasty). Great ambiance an although the restaurant was busy (on a Wednesday evening) our service was top notch. Only four stars because parking was a challenge.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jcocciolone
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I found this place after looking at the reviews in Trip Advisor and while taking a walk around the city. We stopped by for a late lunch and were very satisfied with the taste of the food. We had onion soup, duck...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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10 January 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey L | Property representative |
Hello Anna, my name is Jeffrey Libman and I am the General Manager here at amical. We are offering a Korean menu this week as part of our Cookbook Series. The menu is on our website click the link on the left "cookbook... More
Alicia W
9 October 2016|
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Response from Jeffrey L | Property representative |
Hello Alicia, my name is Jeffrey Libman and I am the General Manager here at amical. I do apologize but we are closed on Thanksgiving so our staff has a chance to spend some time with their families. Hope we get a chance to... More
9 September 2015|
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Response from Hektor2015 | Reviewed this property |
Website gives their Sunday hours as 9am to 10pm.
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