The Cooks' House (Traverse City, Mich.) from Mario Batali’s 9 Favorite Restaurants Around the World Slideshow

Mario Batali’s 9 Favorite Restaurants Around the World Slideshow

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The Cooks' House (Traverse City, Mich.)

The Cooks' House prides itself on using almost entirely locally sourced ingredients. Opening in 2008, co-chefs Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee teamed up to create a menu that is fresh, simple, and delicious, and follows a "field to plate" philosophy. With only 30 seats, the tables are kitchen-side and offer a great view of the cooking of the French-inspired fare. Meals range from $25 to $50.