Cooks' House

$ $ $
115 Wellington St (at Front St)
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 946-8700



  • There are no tangible pretensions at The Cooks House; it is cozy and welcoming as soon as the guest enters the small restaurant in downtown Traverse City.
  • Anything fresh and local ... which is everything.
  • Fresh and noticing menu-quaint location. Unassuming and thats what makes it so great!
  • Tasting menu; cocktails; fish is always outstanding.
  • Come here. And return often. You simply cannot go wrong with anything on the menu.
  • Every visit is an exquisite dining experience. Highly recommend for great food and service! (Sidenote- if you're primary goal is to get full or you are a really big eater, go elsewhere)
  • Make your reservations as far ahead as possible.
  • We did the 7 course sampler with wine pairings. The beef cheek was our favorite course. Next time we will get the trout and beef cheek and order wine and split :) very good!
  • Amazing. The combinations throughout the 5 course tasting were unmatchable.
  • Chefs Eric and Jen always have something amazing to serve you at this quaint spot dedicated to local, sustainable food. Treat yourself to a five course meal. Your taste buds will never be the same.
  • Trust Chef Eric, he's the best.
  • Arguably the best restaurant in the state. Throw a dart at the menu - you can't go wrong.
  • If you're coming here for the first time try the tasting menu. It's amazing and will expose you to a breadth of their finest food!
  • Awesome whitefish tacos
  • The takeout for NYE was one of the best meals of the year. Any wait to dine in!
  • The outside of the building is looking pretty tattered. They really need to turn their attention to some paint & repairs.

Nearby places

448 E Front St (Wellington)
225 E Sixteenth St (S Cass St)
128 S Union St (btwn Front & State)