Aerie Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
532 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lounge Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 12am
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Phone number
(231) 534-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1/2 mile north of the interstection of M-72 & US31
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Parking details
No charge for parking. Valet parking available for a fee.
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Entertainment
Entertainment is featured in the Grand Lobby below Aerie Restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Aerie Restaurant & Lounge can accommodate all your special event needs.

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M
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary here. Food was even better than I anticipated and the view was breathtaking. Sun will likely be in your eyes in the evening but we made do. Only course we didn’t like was the flourless chocolate cake (too bitter) but everything else was perfect.

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MK
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

Fantastic experience. Only issue was when it came down to presenting the bill. Our server handed it to me and said" I assume you paying for this since it's his birthday." I understand the gesture but I did not enjoy the assumption because it was HIS birthday that I the female was paying the bill.

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JR
4.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

The view is wonderful; probably the best in the Traverse City area. While the menu was more on the traditional side, the food was very good. The staff was attentive; there was only a short wait for food after it was ordered. Given the ambience of the restaurant, light classical instead of light pop rock from the 60s and 70s would have been a better choice (personally) for background music. Easy parking. Overall, an excellent experience; I would go back for special occasions and with visitors from out of the area (if for no other reason than for the view.)

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NK
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Everything was wonderful. From the cocktails and appetizers to the dessert and port selections. Highly recommend if you are looking for fine dining experience.

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OT
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Great Brunch.

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BW
Detroit
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Great view, great food and good service. Always a must stop when in TC.

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S
Indiana
5.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

Our dinner was outstanding as was our waitress, Katie

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PH
Northern MI
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Not as many food choices as hoped. We had put “Anniversary” on our reservation but got no recognition.
The food was good. The cod was great as was the asparagus. Very low key but that was ok.

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D
Northern MI
5.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

Excellent good and great service. The best view available anywhere in the area.

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d
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

Spectacular view, friendly and attentive service. The food was quite good. Price was reasonable but on the high end.

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LB
Northern MI
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Very upscale yet not pricey. The view is outstanding from shopping area to golf course to the bay.

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AC
Orange County
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Bronzini Was delicate and buttery with rich creamy sauce and sweetcorn crunch. Barrata cheese paired well with arugula pesto but not the balsamic 🍐 pears. Ahi cooked just right, awesome and large portion. Server a lovely person and well trained. The view was superb, matching the cuisine. Must return to sample the desserts.

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B
Detroit
5.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

We chose Aerie for our anniversary dinner because we wanted a view of the bay. We were not disappointed as the view was spectacular. The food was delicious with very special sauces on everything from the mussels for an appetizer to the sea bass entree. Our server, Patrick, did an excellent job and Max was helpful with our wine selection.

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RD
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

We came here for our 5th anniversary for fillets and bourbon and it did not disappoint, the view of the sunset over the bay is one of the best I have ever seen.

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MB
5.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

The presentation of the salmon entrée was outstanding. The accompaniment of prosciutto wrapped asparagus in a Hollandaise was excellent. The roasted pork entrée that my wife was served had a "kick" and was very tasty. Patrick served our table. He was knowledgeable of the menu items, had good timing, and was just chatty enough to make us feel welcome. We have already lined up friends for a dinner there next week!

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KL
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Always enjoy the brunch and the amazing view. But there is always something strange with the wait staff that does not match the rest of the experience. This time the dirty table cloth from the previous guest was rolled up on one of the chair and the waitress kept trying to clear plates before we were done. Nothing that distracts from how much we enjoyed our visit, just out of sync with the rest of the expirience. Looking forward to our next visit!

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S
Northern MI
5.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

The staff from the manager Mr. Truck to our waitress and the bus staff were outstanding and went our of their way to make us feel welcome. We had a grand meal and a grand time.

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RM
Washington DC
3.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

It was good. No flexibility in moving to a better table even though the restaurant was not busy. Servers having sections was the excuse. Expected a bit more flexibility. Food was good, liked the plate presentation. Service was above average but could have increased the average check if he was reading our table the right way. Timing of meals worked out well. Cocktails were very good. Restaurant needs to update their glassware, it was more Banquet style than restaurant look and feel. Update the uniforms as well please. Should be more progressive than using a Banquet server style best and black pants. But overall, it was good. The salmon and steak were cooked perfectly.

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R
Detroit
5.0
Dined on May 17, 2018

We were spending several nights in the Grand Traverse Hotel on business, and decided to eat in the hotel restaurant, Aerie, the first night. We had planned eating in Traverse City the next two nights. Our meal was so outstanding we spent each night of our stay dining in house. The food was delicious, unique and original, beautifully presented, and an absolute find so close to our rooms. The waitstaff was attentive and the service perfect. We will be back!

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f
Detroit
5.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

Word class views. Server Rose was knowledgeable about menu and helpful with selections. Artichoke appetizer was terrific and the tuna entree was outstanding. Good selection of scotch and nice wines by the glass. Beautiful evening.

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OT
Northern MI
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers day

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d
Northern MI
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Sunday brunch for Mother's Day, excellent variety and quality of breakfast and lunch foods with a dessert bar. I really enjoy their maple flavored sausage, and the eggs benedict, substituting smoked salmon for Canadian bacon, were the best I ever had. Sixteen floors high in the Grand Traverse Resort offers an outstanding view over the bay.

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D
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent menu and venue. Staff was gracious and accommodating.

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OT
Detroit
5.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

Beautiful view..lovely place for a special dinner

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LS
4.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

Everything was good food could have been a little warmer...

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MK
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 2, 2018

We had dinner at 7:00 PM on a Wednesday night. Great view until fog rolled in but you can't control the weather! Staff very helpful and not pushy at all and since it was our first time Patrick was more than helpful explaining the menu and options.

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OT
Orange County
4.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food. Service was quite slow but luckily we were in relax mode. Nearly 75 minutes to receive our main entries.

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S
4.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Bronzini was sort of fishy. Very pricey. Could have used more menu choices.

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K
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on April 26, 2018

We went to Aerie to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. I requested a view not knowing that there is not a table in the restaurant that has a bad view of the bay. It was breathtaking to see the sun set during dinner. The food was amazing. It was all very fresh with many local ingredients. We went back for Sunday brunch and the selection was impressive and delicious. It was an amazing way to start and finish the weekend for sure.

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R
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 24, 2018

Always a joy to dine here, with fantastic views of the Bay, good service, and interesting regional food selections.

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AD
Chicago
5.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

We did the Sunday brunch because it was recommended by a coworker- 10 stars! It was beautiful and delicious. Sitting on the 16th floor with the view of the bay was breathtaking. I don’t think there was a bad seat in the house! Our server, Pat, was super friendly and asked about our weekend and gave us ideas of more things to do. I wasn’t sure about the $22.95 price tag but it was well worth it! This is a must if you’re in Traverse City!

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DM
4.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Our dinner was a special occasion - birthday and anniversary. Staff was professional and very friendly. The view (and sunset) was spectacular! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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NP
5.0
Dined on April 15, 2018

Definitely recommend for the Sunday brunch. Omelette station was excellent and many other choices! Patrick, our server was awesome. An overall excellent experience!

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JS
5.0
Dined on April 14, 2018

We enjoyed a delightful dinner, at every level, at Aerie!! Would highly recommend this amazing spot for its outstanding service, quality and presentation of our dinner and the scenic atmosphere. The restaurant is a true gem!

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JC
4.0
Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything was awesome, Devin, our server, was was very good. Couldnt ask for a better anniversary dinner.

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CH
Northern MI
5.0
Dined on April 7, 2018

Really love this place. Came last year for our anniversary and we are going to make it a yearly event.

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D
2.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

We were extremely excited about Easter brunch on Sunday, but were disappointed with selection and service. My wife and I are both managers in the hospitality industry and maybe our expectations are higher then most, but the service seemed chaotic and not consistent. No one seemed assigned to tables, and I think we counted four different types of server uniforms, including a couple servers without name badges. It all went down hill from the moment we entered the room, the hostess seemed bored and unenthusiastic and no attempt was made to make light conversation. This was our first time in your restaurant and weren't quite sure how it all worked so a little small talk would have went a long way on the way to our table. The food selection was decent, but nothing stood out, especially dessert. I have to say the omelet station was very good and the gentleman working was very polite. Another opportunity missed was that we were never offered additional alcoholic drinks after our first free one. We were willing to have a few more, but were never approached. I expect to pay higher prices for this type of event, but felt we didn't see the value on the very basic things expected from a venue such as this. I apologize in advance because I know what its like to get these types of reviews, but felt I should be honest, thanks for your time.

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CS
5.0
Dined on March 31, 2018

We had Rose as our server and she was absolutely the greatest!!!

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PM
5.0
Dined on March 4, 2018

We love this brunch!!!! Our favorite place. The food is outstanding

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c
5.0
Dined on March 4, 2018

The server, Jenny, was very friendly and fun; as was the manager/sommelier. The wines recommended were fantastic. The food was presented well and delicious. Half of our group lived in the area and the others were from out of town. All were impressed and would come back during daylight hours to really see the beautiful view.

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