Brunch on th 16th Floor
Brunch was amazing with an incredible view and great staff
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Menu is brilliant
We shared asparagus soup, shittake mushroom app, scallops,& the linguini. Everything was absolutely delicious!! The service was superb, manager checked on us, could not have asked for a more perfect night!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Posh and Romantic!
Perfect for a special occasion! Up scale, romantic and comfortable dining. Wonderful intimate setting.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
kids are special too
Many thanks to the staff at Aerie, especially Evan, who was the waiter at our table. The brunch options were great especially for parents of a finicky seven year old. The peanut butter and jelly french toast was a big hit.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hostess & Waiter
As a restaurant owner I look for things most don't and couldn't find them. Kudo's & prop's to the staff. The hostess fulfilled my OpenTable request with a smile and was waiting for us. Joesph, the waiter was professional, genuine, accommodating and kind. Truly appreciate them making it a great Fathers Day.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed my Fathers day meal.
Enjoyed my Fathers day meal. Salmon was excellent. Presentation was superb. We would make this restaurant a must every time we come up North. View from the 16th floor is wonderful.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff, especially our waiter whose name slips my mind (he had a southern accent), was very attentive and wonderful! There was a big party that delayed our food but he made sure we were still well taken care of and not without drinks or bread. It's always nice when you go to a restaurant and are treated like you are wanted there. Thank you for a wonderful experience and beautifully tasting food!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular view and great food
The crab cake appetizer was delicious,as was the salmon entree. We ate in a cozy setting overlooking sunset on the East Grand Traverse Bay.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with a great view
After looking at the online menu I was skeptical about our dinner at Aerie, but the place delivered. It's located on the 16th floor of the Grand Traverse Resort and offers 360 degrees of amazing views. We were sat immediately and greeted by the friendly staff who also gave us menu recommendations. The crab cake was easily the best I've ever had. My wife ordered the Chilean Sea Bass with risotto and I got the NY Strip. Both entrees were outstanding. We capped off dinner with a chocolate dessert platter that was great as well. We'll come back to Aerie next time in Traverse City.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, as expected. Service was top notch, especially our waiter, Alexander. Very knowledgable about the menu and his recommendations were ' spot on'. The view is breathtaking.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every dish was fantastic!
Classy restaurant from start to finish. They serve an amuse bouche to start you off, and then every dish we had was perfect (taste, texture, presentation). The staff was exceptionally friendly and gave great service. My only complaint was that the wine list did not match the caliber of the restaurant. The wine list is good, but rather pedestrian. I don't mind a short wine list, but at least offer more unique, upscale selections like they do at Bistro FouFou. Nonetheless, I will be back just for the food, as it's a true foodie paradise!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome view, great food, great variety, appropriate price.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful anniversary dinner
We shared an anniversary dinner here two years in a row. We had a wonderful dining experience last year and we were not disappointed this year. The weather cooperated and we were able to see a beautiful sunset. My steak was done to perfection.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aerie: Food and a View
Good food, decently priced martinis. Enjoyed the watermelon cherry gazpacho and the scallops. Great view and wide selection of wines for everyone.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and view. Very lovely experience all around.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Anniversary Celebration
We celebrated our 25th anniversary at Aerie. The view was beautiful and the atmosphere was very calm and relaxing. Jenny was our server and she was awesome - very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was excellent, such good flavor. The only negative was my husband thought the portion was small but it was the perfect size for me. I would definitely recommend Aerie for the quality of food, great service and wonderful ambience.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Which is what I said over and over again! The sun was just setting over the bay as we say down. Good was remarkable and the service outstanding! When I booked the reservation I had no idea we were coming here and we were more than pleasantly surprised!!!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for our anniversary, very quiet it was Monday night. First we went to the lounge and everything was excellent. Then the dinner was very nice also. Very nice experience, we will be back. This is a great place for a special occasion, the view is outstanding.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Aerie
Wonderful views Great atmosphere Foods were
Very tasty from start to finish.....
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We come here for brunch each time we are in town. We love it!!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has it all.
This restaurant has it all. The first thing you encounter is the view which is next to none in this area. The service was outstanding. Our server allowed us plenty of time to talk and relax before taking our order. There was perfect timing on the delivery of our food.
All of our selections were hot and delicious. We have been here every time we are in the Traverse City area and are never disappointed. We are never apprehensive about bringing new guests there.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ordered was delicious! Reasonably priced for an upscale restaurant in an hotel. Our second visit, and was as fabulous as I remembered. Service was outstanding!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent in all ways. It's
Excellent in all ways. It's the 2nd time we've been there.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food & View - Win! Win!
Stayed at the Grand a Traverse resort for a fall colors weekend & thought we would give Aarie a try. Wow, were we pleasantly surprised! The view, decor & ambience were unbeatable , but it was the food & service that make this a 5 star experience. We will definitely be back!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aerie is Cloud 9!
Well folks if you're staying in the area or at the resort DO NOT miss a dinner reservation at Aerie.
A booth overlooking the bay is spectacular during the evening and just as well during their AWESOME Sunday brunches.
The menu is simple and executed with exact perfection.
The staff is always on point and do not miss a single beat, you and your guest(s) will be reward with an exceptional dinner and/or brunch service.
Scale of 1 to 10, Aerie gets an 11.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made a last minute reservation for 4 adults and 2 babies here. The Sunday brunch was fantastic, we had a very friendly server, and the view was amazing. The only complaint I have was that I specified 4 adults and 2 babies who would each need a high chair, but when we arrived the hight chairs were not ready and we had to wait about 15 minutes holding our children on our laps at the table before we could eat.
Overall would definitely go back!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great views, service and, especially wonderful food which was also presented very well. I would highly recommend the Sea Bass entree.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with another couple,
Went with another couple, great service, great food and great booze!!!! We will definitely be returning next Spring! Had a ball!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were finally able to get away for a weekend without our 11 month old. We wanted to take in as much of Traverse City as possible and our experience at Aerie did just that. We were put in a booth across the aisle from the exterior windows. The booth was raised so we could see all of the beautiful fall colors in the landscape reaching for miles. The service was outstanding, Our server, whom I can't remember her name, suggested spots for us to pose for a picture after being asked to take one for us. She was very good at keeping the table clear and describing/helping with the menu. I intend to go back to the Aerie Sunday brunch anytime I am able in future, and highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Experience (again)
All meal courses were excellent, fresh and flavorful. Portion sizes were appropriate. Appetizers seemed small at first, but ended up being the perfect size. Entrees were larger portions than expected for a restaurant of this caliber. We had the Sea Bass and Pork Tenderloin which were both prepared excellently, with just enough garnish and seasoning to compliment the natural flavors of the meat. Martini's from the bar (Spiced Pear and Ginger Sake) were also excellent. Service was top-notch, our server, Lisa, was friendly, outgoing and quite knowledgeable about the menu without being imposing. The attentiveness of the staff was perfectly timed, we didn't feel ignored or smothered. Prices were appropriate and expected.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very romantic setting. This was the second time my wife and I had our anniversary dinner here. The food is amazing. I still remember the flavor of the miso skirt steak I had four years ago, and the buffalo ribeye was cooked to perfection. The menu changes on a regular basis, but from what I've experienced, you can't go wrong with anything from the menu. Make your reservations for earlier on an autumn evening so you can see the beautiful fall colors for miles from your vantage point at the top of the tower at the Grand Traverse Resort. Highly recommended.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most awesome dinner we ever
Most awesome dinner we ever had, fantastic waitress, beautiful view
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely dining experience for a special occasion. The food and service was excellent.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with Friends
we have dined at Aerie multiple times, including Easter Brunch and have always had a wonderful meal. the only suggestion I would have to the management is the service could be a little more friendly. this has been the case on a few visits with different servers...
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was Great...great service and great view and very clean ........
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding holiday buffet
As frequent diners at Aerie, thoroughly enjoyed our holiday buffet this year. Delicious entrees, tasty smoked salmon presentation, and wonderful pastries! One of the best years, ever!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Traverse Area Option
It was a very slow night there so I cannot tell how the service and ambience would be affected by a full house. For those of us North of the TC area, it is a nice option for a good meal. Our waiter was excellent but obviously new to that restaurant and really did not know the menu well at all. A number of items were surprisingly pricey (for N. Mich). For example, the sea bass was over $40! Many of the entrees were in the mid-$30's. This makes Aerie one of the pricier venues in the area. That price scale may work for people who are staying at the hotel and do not want to leave the campus; but as a local, I would tend to save this for special occasions rather than put it on our regular rotation.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at Aerie Restaurant
The atmosphere was upscale, but the ambiance was comfortable. Food was unique and prepared well. Sea bass was wonderful!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM