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About Aerie Restaurant & Lounge
Located on the 16th Floor of the Tower at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Aerie Restaurant & Lounge offers a premium casual dining experience like no other in Northern Michigan.
Acme, MI 49610
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 12am
1/2 mile north of the interstection of M-72 & US31
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment is featured in the Aerie Lounge on Friday and Saturday nights.
No charge for parking. Valet parking available for a fee.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Aerie Restaurant & Lounge can accommodate all your special event needs.
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews
Service was good.
Food was average or less than average.
Food was expensive for portion size and quality. 2 items not available from the menu - scallops and Barzini
300% markup on some of the wine.
We had lunch at trattoria Stella. Difficult to measure up too despite trattoria being less expensive.
I just love being at this restaurant at sunset. The sun is in your eyes if you sit by the window, but its worth it to watch the sunset. I had the crab and avocado salad as my main course and it's delicious. The fish portions are on the stingy side, and the steak is pretty good. But its the VIEW that counts.
Booked our table same day via open table. We were seated at the very first table right at the entrance which was not ideal given the traffic of guests in and out. Service was good, but not great, which for the price I would expect a bit more. Our waiter started off pretty attentive and overall was ok, but would disappear for extended periods and also carried a bit of an arrogant attitude at times. Check took waay too long to get and process at the end of our meal.
The food: Fresh bread with cloves of garlic and butter was quite tasty. We requested it so not sure if it comes anyway or not. My in laws shared the heirloom tomato as their opening dish and both thought it was very good. My wife and I each started with the lobster bisque and we both found it disappointing. It comes as a broth, rather than a creamy bisque, and tasted a bit bitter.
The main courses are where this place shined. I had the pork tenderloin and it was outstanding. My wife had the blackened branzino, which I also got to try, and it was terrific. My father in law really enjoyed the cioppino and his wife likewise raved about the short ribs. The ambiance is formal but guests ranged from casual to formal in their attire. The view can be spectacular although we were there on a rainy, foggy night and missed most of that, although we were treated to a spectacular sunset. All in all, an enjoyable experience.
Food was cooked downstairs , brought up to the 16th floor . Deserts were better then rest of the food . We were there for brunch , pork was good but not tender . Bacon was not crisp . Not a great selection of higher end food for the $23 per person price . Heard before we went to the restaurant that price included one glass of champagne . No one offered the champagne . When I asked about it , I was told I already had a glass of oj . That was my one drink . They would charge me for my champagne . Much better meal and value at Apache Trout !! . My dining guest gave an overall rating of a 5 out of 10 . I gave the restaurant a 4 out of 10 . I hope this review helps .
The view was spectacular and the service was attentive and accommodating. We did not enjoy our cocktails, the lobster bisque soup or the dessert. Our entrees were excellent! We probably should have voiced our disappointment as we noticed a table next to us did so and their bill was adjusted. Overall nice ambiance. The tables were cozy.
Very good overall experience, but they could do better. We had notified the restaurant, through Open Table, that is was our 45th wedding anniversary, but the only acknowledgement was from the host when we checked in. They could have done better.
Our waiter, Michael was very good, but the restaurant needs to work on their timing. We had to ask for bread and they brought out our dinners before my wife has finished her salad.
Michael's recommendation for our entrees was perfect, exceptional view, great wine list and very good desserts.
All in all we are glad that we had our anniversary dinner at Aerie.
Lived in Traverse City since 1996 and this was my first time eating at the top of the Grand Traverse resort.
We went on a Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm 7-17-2017 for my wife's birthday. It was really nice, wear sunglasses on sunny days. Food was great and they served decent portion sizes. Cost was $28-$35 per plate. Good presentation of food on the plate and good service from wait staff. Total bill was just under $200 for two adults and two boys over 17, so plan on $50 per person with appetizers and a few mixed drinks.
We ordered the mussels and heirloom tomatoes for appraisers. Crab cakes, Scallops, Filet, and NY strip for dinner. It was all good and everyone was full.
I wore dress shorts and nice button up shirt but I felt a little under dressed. It is a "better than jeans" style dining for sure but they will not turn you away, it is Northern Michigan after all. When I go again I will wear dress pants and button up shirt min.
I would recommend Aerie to anyone who s looking for quiet fine dining w/ a great view of the bay. Common sense says to avoid the weekends and events if you want a nice and/or quiet dining experience. This is a resort town and it is busy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday all summer. I live here so I can pick my times
Good luck and Hope this helps everyone,
Party of 8 ... all looking forward to the "experience". Dinner was at 7:15pm but to start with the sun was shinning in our faces making it uncomfortable to chat and enjoy the views. Drink service was good... then comes our dinner... 2 were happy with their meal, 3 were not impressed, and 3 the meal was NOT edible. Scallops had sand on every bite. No bill adjustments were made. Not a good experince.
Sunday was our 9 year wedding anniversary, we had our wedding at your hotel and the reception at Aerie, we love to be able to go back when we can! The restaurant is such a beautiful location and we love the décor. Our waiter was wonderful and we enjoyed the food as usual. After a fun weekend adventure brunch at Aerie is the perfect way to end it!
It was our second dining experience here this week as we visited Traverse City, and we thought the first evening's dinner was good enough to come back – but this time was even better. The Otto's chicken and salmon dish were delicious. And David was an excellent server. We'll be back!
This was our 55th Anniversary. Invited friends and relatives to enjoy this evening with us. The service was outstanding. The food was poor at best. Dessert was the best part of the dinner. It's been a couple of years since dinning at the Grand Traverse Resort and this dinning experience has ended my desire to ever visit the place again. There are to many restaurants in the Grand Traverse area that offer better food for the same price.
I've waited a week to fill out this review - first not wanting to - just moving on. I've reconsidered and feel obligated to let others know.
Quite disappointing. Had a reservation, we were asked to wait in the lobby while they got our table ready (in the meantime there were multiple empty tables) After waiting for almost 15 minutes we checked back in with the hostess and it was obvious she had forgotten about us. There were no other parties waiting so it was not busy! Once we were seated we had a dirty fork and very spotty water glasses (unimpressive for what's supposed to be a high class restaurant). My eggs were not prepared properly (burnt) and we had to wait quite a while for drinks to come (mind you this was during the Sunday brunch buffet so the waiter had nothing else to do but get us our drinks). They also gave us juice drink options and then had to come back to tell us they were out of a certain kind. This was supposed to be a fun special occasion meal and it turned out to be very disappointing.
Our waitress was great. She was very nice. The manger on staff was pretty good as well.
OK my Filet was amazing and the lobster risotto was great. However my wifes meal was not so much the Crab cakes were covered in lime sauce. Normally a hint would be ok, however she was only able to eat half and couldn't even take the other half home. The entree cost $30.
The manger was nice enough to comp us $15 dollars of desserts. Overall the place was gorgeous and we will go back however we will not be ordering the Crab Cakes!!!!
Beautiful View! We summer in Northern Mich and love to try different restaurants with friends on the weekend. Windows need shades! Perhaps the mesh see through shades. It was 90 degrees and the sun was beating in on all the tables. Service was very slow. We waited 15min. to be greeted and offered a cocktail. Not acceptable. On a positive note 3 out of 4 entrees were awesome and the wine offering was plentiful and good price. We will try it again as it may have been a off night for the wait staff.
There was no one in the place but our server was very inattentive. She never asked if we needed more water or any additional drinks. It took over an hour just to receive our appetizers. The food was good when we finally got it, but the damage was done. Never again!!
I am in Traverse City once a year for vacation, and the trip would not be complete without dinning at Aerie. It has the most spectacular view of the bay and the sunsets are amazing. The food is always a treat. The staff always goes out of their way to make your experience wonderful.
The view was outstanding. Service was poor and slow. Bus staff tried to remove plates before the entree, thought we were done. Server claimed no knowledge of wine list because she was pregnant. Lobster Bisque was horrible. Steaks were delicious. Dessert was never offered. Lobby was overrun with tweens. Not a good impression for our out-of-town guests.
Spent an enchanting evening dinning for our birthday weekend. She had a salmon dish with some veggies that she thought were a little on the bland side, however the salmon was terrific. I had a pork tenderloin dish that was amazing . The service was great, i was told they were out of an additive for a mixed drink I wanted, and low and behold they found some after me being disappointed.. I didn't ask, but so thankful!
I recently celebrated my birthday with my family at Aerie. The view was breathtaking. We could see the whole East Bay as well as watch golfers finishing up several holes of golf. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the wait time was minimal. We will definitely be returning for many more evenings.
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