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.
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
They were behind in their reservations. ...
They were behind in their reservations. We were on time but had to wait 40 mins. The women handling the reception station were obviously inexperienced. Inauspicious beginning to our Thanksgiving meal. The buffet was somewhat picked over and they were out of pumpkin pie. Overall it was a disappointing experience.
We had our reservation a week and a half ...
We had our reservation a week and a half before the occasion and we still waited about 20 minutes to be seated. It seemed they were not ready this year like they had been in the past years for the thanksgiving dinner. It was good value for money though considering the ambience. We did not see as much of the artisan bread as they used to prepare for this event. The turkey was very good and so was the table of desserts.
We are repeat customers for the Thanksgi ...
We are repeat customers for the Thanksgiving buffet (and often for Easter) and I made our reservations early (over a month in advance thru Open Table). We arrived and we were told that we could sit in the back area or up on the 17th floor where another complete buffet was offered. We chose the 17th floor and were given a table with no view off to the far side. Service at the table was not up to Aerie standards of the past. The staff people at the buffet tables were great. The food was great also, although the trimmings for the lox were there, but no lox and no sign indicating there be some coming. I guess we just didn't feel like we quite fit in this year.
They were very accommodating, especially ...
They were very accommodating, especially since their requirement was only a party of 8 could be reserved online. I had a special request in the comments for a larger party and they actually called me to arrange.
Food was nicely presented and excellent. Limited menu, but that is kind of nice.
A couple of my clients said their meals were "cold", but tasty.
We had the worst service and there wasn' ...
We had the worst service and there wasn't but a few tables occupied in the whole restaurant. Young waitress didn't know anything about the drink or food menu and had to leave to ask several times an would be gone for an extended amount of time each time. However, view was beautiful and food was great.
We were there for the Jamician special a ...
We were there for the Jamician special and it was worth the drive it would have been nice to review the everyday menu to see if this was someplace to put on the everyday radar
Our server was wonderful Jenny was her name
This restaurant has spectacular service. ...
This restaurant has spectacular service. Our server, David, was especially remarkable. My partner mis-read the menu and ordered something that she did not mean to order. It was an accident on our part. When she asked to order something else, he did not hesitate or make us feel bad for the mistake. He also was incredibly attentive (as were the other staff) with checking on us, refilling water glasses, and giving us updates about our food.
In addition to the fantastic service, the views and ambiance at this restaurant are top notch. I highly recommend dinner here. As an aside, I recommend trying the cheese plate AND making sure to try all the various oils that come with the bread.
Food is good, but I feel the quality has ...
Food is good, but I feel the quality has gone down some. Use to have two carving stations for prime rib and ham. Also, used to have a cheese tray with crackers. Would also be nice to have the deserts to be a bit larger and refills on the mimosas. Only get one mimosa?
Sunday brunch at Aerie is something we t ...
Sunday brunch at Aerie is something we try to do every year when we are in Northern Michigan. The buffet table goes forever, with more choices than you could possibly enjoy. And then there is the view...probably the best in the region from this 16th floor stunner.
I try to go here once a year as a treat ...
I try to go here once a year as a treat while vacationing in Traverse City. The view is breathtaking, especially at sunset! The food is always so good. The service is always great and the atmosphere is unbeatable. It's worth every penny!
Excellent venue for Sunday Brunch. The ...
Excellent venue for Sunday Brunch. The omelet station and all the food was excellent and a free mimosa is included. Amazing view over East Grand Traverse Bay and the Bear golf course as well. We did a post wedding brunch and several special occasion Sunday Brunches here as well and all were excellent and good values.
Beautiful spot for Sunday Brunch....very ...
Beautiful spot for Sunday Brunch....very nice offerings...not your usual scrambled eggs and sausage...well prepared and delicious. A great value at a reasonable price point. Always a "must do" when visiting Traverse City.
The view was great. Too bad the service ...
The view was great. Too bad the service didn't stack up to it. We had to wave down servers to get anything. And if you're going to serve Eggs Benedict - someone in the kitchen needs to learn how to poach an egg. They were waaay overdone. Other than that, the food was quite adequate. I'd go again in hopes of better service.
We will not go back to Aerie. So many d ...
We will not go back to Aerie. So many disappointments. Starting at the beginning. We arrived at 950 for a 1000 seating. The elevators wouldn't let us go to the top level (Aerie is on the top level). We tried all 3 elevators and asked a bellman who said "they just act up sometimes". Finally we were able to press the floor button. I told the hostess about the elevator issue and was told "Oh, we lock the elevators until 10". How about a sign in the lobby then? We were among the first people to be seated. The buffet including eggs with cheese that tasted like rubber. The soup was warm not hot. A beautiful view will be the only positive comment I include here.
The service at Aerie was horrible. Our ...
The service at Aerie was horrible. Our waitress neglected to bring us our requested water and bread. We were not asked if we needed anything at all for quite a long time (15-20 minutes) after we were seated, and finally had to get up and request that our waitress come back to our table. The restaurant was not terribly busy, so there was no excuse. Additionally, the manager was rude when we called to discuss our terrible service later that evening. We will never go back to Aerie.
I was overall disappointed with our bru ...
I was overall disappointed with our brunch experience. The food was inconsistent. The banana bread was terrible and my omelet was not cooked through and was runny. Other foods were very good such as the roast beef, mashed potatoes, sausage, soup and blueberry pastry.
I was very turned off that it was made clear to us at the start that only one beverage is complimentary. Except for coffee or tea included refills. I don't know how a high end restaurant can charge for a refill on orange juice. It just somehow seemed tacky to me. Also, if I wanted both coffee and orange Juice, I would have to pay for it. I can certainly understand having to pay for an alcoholic drink, but not an extra orange juice. The waitstaff was good, but we were told a manager would stop by to check on things, but that never happened.
We ate all appetizers and stayed a long ...
We ate all appetizers and stayed a long time. Had drinks and wine. It was a lovely evening for two. I would stay away from the tenderloin tips appetizer. Mushy and like stew meat. No carmelization. Others were good but not memorable.
Service was great, our waitress was exce ...
Service was great, our waitress was excellent, very attentive. Beautiful views and good food. The restrooms didn't have a changing table so had to change a baby next to the sink, trying to make sure he doesn't fall or get hurt.
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