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1852 Grill Room, Mackinac Island, MI

1852 Grill Room

4.7
4.7
1011 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
When it comes to Mackinac Island dining, 1852 Grill Room is a standout, offering a refined dining experience in a casually sophisticated atmosphere. A live pianist sets the ambiance of an enchanting evening highlighted by brilliant harbor views from the elegant dining room or waterfront terrace patio. Discover exceptional culinary craftsmanship starring chophouse favorites, locally sourced fresh fish, and gourmet desserts. Add a reservation at 1852 Grill Room for a positively memorable evening out.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (906) 847-7222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Phil Kromer

  • Private party facilities

    Spacious, newly renovated private dining room adjacent to the 1852 Grill Room

  • Private party contact

    Carol Halberg: (313) 770-7150

  • Neighborhood

    Mackinac Island

  • Cross street

    Inside Island House Hotel

  • Parking details

    Bicycle racks for our guests are located in front of the Island House Hotel.

  • Entertainment

    Nightly piano player, John Kissane, provides the perfect ambiance to our 1852 Grill Room guests.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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What 1,011 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Special Occasion

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    American

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Special Occasion

  • Northern Michigan

    American

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We really enjoyed it
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, excellent service, great food with a variety of menu options. This is must stop while visiting the island!
  3. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attentive service. Friendly profession wait staff. Additionally, the management was continually making sure things were taken care of. Well done!
  4. g

    georgek

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice! Food and service was excellent
  5. DT

    DavidT

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite fine dining restaurant on Mackinac Island. My wife and I have eaten here on each of our last two annual visits to the island and will definitely be back next year. We enjoy the comfortable 19th century style decor, food quality, harbor views, calming live piano background music and excellent service. Our server Fred took very good care of us the entire time. He crafted a wine paired three course menu that turned out amazing. There are many tempting items on the main menu and some house specials also, but the seared tuna appetizer, whole Dover sole main and home made key lime pie, all prepared by chef Phil, that Fred suggested, along with Fred’s wine pairings, were perfect for us. Make sure you have a reservation, ask for Fred.
  6. KH

    KarenH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Evening. The atmosphere, food, service and ambiance made for a wonderful time. The piano player set the mood perfectly for fantastic service and a a romantic meal.
  7. SK

    SueK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Great menu Servers were extremely high energy. We were waited on as soon as we sat down. View of Lake Michigan awesome. Soft piano playing in background Five star. PERFECT ending to our trip to Mackinac. It is expensive but well worth it!
  8. HH

    HamHoc

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife for her birthday. Asked for a small cake or cupcake. They made a whole birthday cake for her! Awesome place. Awesome people. By far the best restaurant on the island!!
  9. R

    Rene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My parents were visiting Mackinac Island for their 50th wedding anniversary. I called the restaurant to book a surprise reservation for them. I ordered them a bottle of wine, and made plans to pay for their entire meal. My parents loved the food, and the view. They complimented the service/staff. The remote payment process was smooth and they emailed me a copy of the receipt the next day.
  10. DP

    DanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place is expensive, but, its worth it if you are already staying at the Island Hotel and want to enjoy an aristocratic experience with good views of the water. I was there for dinner, but I also hear the breakfast is great. This is a place where you’re in for a penny, in for a pound.
  11. LA

    LASA2

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    An excellent experience, more like dining in Europe with no pressure to order or eat quickly. Spent over two and a half leisurely hours conversing and dining. Service was excellent, food was superb, but the most outstanding aspect was the relaxed, no rush atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone who wants to have an excellent dinner and enjoy it in leisure.
  12. Q

    Quinns

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Piano player was great too!
  13. FK

    FrankK

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fred was an amazing host. Flavors and scene were perfect.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazeballs! Had the White Dish and Ahi Tuna. Delicious! Our server was outstanding and hostess Boo made our night with an amazing table.
  15. B

    Beth

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had an excellent waiter. One person in our party found the prime rib to be rather tough. All the rest of the party enjoyed their meals. Enjoyed the quiet piano in the background. Atmosphere was very nice and relaxing.
  16. EB

    ElizabethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! The food was delicious! And our service was outstanding! Highest of recommendations!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and our waiter Fred was outstanding! Thank you for a great experience!
  18. GC

    GinaC

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was great. It was our anniversary and no acknowledgement was given. Beautiful view and ambiance
  19. JC

    JudithC

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful. The food was delicious with large portions. Shareable sides. We got morels and mashed potatoes as our two shared sides. Lovely setting. Pricey.
  20. MM

    MMH1

    Northern MI

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grest service ! Wonderful food !
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! Great food! Beautiful setting!
  23. B

    Belle

    Louisville

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Oscar, our waiter, was very professional, and the wine was good; however, the food was not at all the caliber of what it had been when we dined there throughout the summer. In fact, we questioned whether the summer Chef had left for the season! The salmon was not cooked to our liking throughout; nor, were there any accompaniments served with it. We ordered the Caesar salad which was generous and good; however, the side order of roasted Brussel sprouts with lardons was so salty we could not eat it. When we informed Oscar of the entrée and the side order, he suggested haricot vertes ( green beans); or a free dessert. We declined, informing him that we wanted nothing except for the Chef to know of our displeasure & surprise in the poor quality of our side and entrée.
  24. JS

    JamieS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was very thoughtful! The view was beautiful and nice way to relax after our sons wedding in Sheboygan Wisconsin
  25. V

    Visitor

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food experience. No prices on the menu and when the bill came we were shocked. My mistake for not asking ahead.
  26. LR

    LRG3

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent and our server, Enrique, was wonderful.
  27. M

    Marion

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I scored a table outside and it was such a special night. Our server Fred was very attentive and gave us excellent service. He knew the cocktails and menu well and guided us in our selections. The walleye was fab and the halibut special as well. All the food we saw and smelled coming out looked great. You won’t be disappointed!
  28. LK

    LoriK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant! The food was absolutely amazing, the atmosphere was wonderful and the service impeccable. Perfectly enjoyable meal. Our server, August, was so personable and attentive.
  29. SC

    SusanC

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We were celebrating our 12 year wedding anniversary...our wedding took place at the Island House. Our reservation indicated this, as well as mentioning it to our server. They do nothing to acknowledge your special day...even when you had your wedding there previously. They sat us at a table that was basically in the entrance/walkway...not romantic or special at all!! We ordered the "Chicken Under the Brick", which was described as half a chicken and the Halibut special. The chicken was only a leg with a small thigh...no white meat at all! It was very dry and over cooked! The Halibut was very salty and also a very small portion. We were made aware that the entrees did not include sides, so we purchased the Parmesan Risotto for an extra $15. It was flavorless and pasty...definitely not worth it. I ate some of it because I was still very hungry, since there wasn't much chicken to eat. Also, we asked for bread to go with our meal and we were informed that we could purchase bread for an extra $10, but otherwise they do not provide it. In the past, the food here was always very good. It has definitely went down hill. Very disappointing experience.
  30. A

    Avalon

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and beautiful room. Food was delicious but the main entree portions were small. Piano could be a little louder in the dining room to drown out the sounds of children and babies. The extra charge to use a credit card should be eliminated. The prices are high enough.
  31. DC

    DougC

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service and food
  32. KN

    KristenN

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I reserved well in advance (highly recommend) and sat indoors. The ambiance was very calm, relaxed and the interior design beautiful. They had a pianist who was magnificent! Food was very good. We ordered the bread board and shared a shrimp appetizer (featured that night). I had a chopped salad and my husband had a veal special. The service was great.
  33. AC

    AndrewC

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I dined here alone on a significant birthday. The ambience is very pleasant with big windows looking over the harbour, high ceilings and lots of white paint. Service was exceptional; I had Enrico attending to me and he could not have been better. I enjoyed a strawberry salad modified for my 'no cheese' request. Good, not outstanding. Clam chowder because I always have to sample if on the menu. As good as the finest I have tried in Boston. Prime rib, perfectly done but for some reason lacked flavour. The creamed spinach as good as any I've eaten. Interesting wine list and my choices were served well. Would I return? Yes, definitely.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and En
  35. l

    lisa

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner! The food was excellent, and service was wonderful. Our server recommended several of the daily specials and a great wine to go with dinner. We ate outside and had a nice view of the marina and bay.
  36. N

    Nancy

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had requested a table near the front with a view and was very happy that the request was honored. The food was delicious but expensive but worth it. Service was a little slow but our waiter was personable.
  37. L

    Lizzyj

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Enrico was fantastic in all respects. The food was out of this world.
  38. KA

    KATHRINEG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Only one suggestion. Make sure drinks/wine are delivered quickly after they are ordered while customer waits for good.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    1852 Grill Room is the most beautiful, fine dining restaurant on the Island. The experience and ambience cannot be beat. The food is very good. However, everything is a la carte including bread, salad, and sides. So while you may prepare for a more expensive, fine dining experience, patrons should truly take a look at the menu so there are no surprises. Also, the prime rib is much, much smaller than they used to serve in the past and what we are used to being served at the best supper clubs. The bar service is excellent, and they have a very good wine list. We love the experience and service at this very special place.
  40. PF

    PamF

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places on the island for dinner. Dress is casual and a wonderful menu. Food was delicious, wait staff very attentive, and an incredible view. I highly recommend 1852!

FAQs

1852 Grill Room is rated 4.7 stars by 1011 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for 1852 Grill Room

6966 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Inside Island House Hotel

  • Neighborhood

    Mackinac Island

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Bicycle racks for our guests are located in front of the Island House Hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Phil Kromer

  • Entertainment

    Nightly piano player, John Kissane, provides the perfect ambiance to our 1852 Grill Room guests.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (906) 847-7222

  • Private party facilities

    Spacious, newly renovated private dining room adjacent to the 1852 Grill Room

  • Private party contact

    Carol Halberg: (313) 770-7150

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