Aerie Restaurant & Lounge

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$31 to $50
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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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SK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect for the occasion we came for. The food was absolutely wonderful, and surprisingly filling! The outside view from our table was wonderful as well. We were very pleased with our dining experience at Aerie.

N
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, delightful atmosphere, service was nice and polite, but was slow and took quite awhile to return with drink and food orders

OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chad was an outstanding server. He was very attentive but not overbearing. Our table was warm, which in that venue on a cold February night is great. The food was excellent. Well done!

RK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aerie does a wonderful job of creating a fine dining atmosphere. You never feel rushed, and the large windows give it an open, incredibly scenic view.

RW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was way overpriced for what they offered and mediocre at best. Could have gotten the same food at Applebee’s and it would have tasted the same. Disappointed to say the least.

T
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had the filet, different 1st courses, and the triple chocolate cheesecake. The filet was below par, honestly I'd say average. We both had filets the following night at the Re/Max gala that blew ours away. I was shocked, nothing worth complaining about to staff, but definitely not worth the $75 price tag. Mine was prepared chefs choice and my wife's was prepared medium well. The flavor was lacking, the meet choice was tough and left me chewing through serious layers of fat or silver skin? I had to swallow or spit out 3 medium size peices... Not at $75 a meal. The other courses were amazing and Paige our server was hilarious. The drinks were delicious and we'll crafted.

BR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Aerie. We went for Sunday Brunch and really enjoyed ourselves. They had a great assortments of choices and the service was excellent., I would say that the choices, while good, were nothing out of the ordinary. Omelets, bacon/sausage, fruits, pastries, carving table. Although with that said, their slightly hidden-around-the-corner dessert table had some delicious treats! I would definitely go again.

ES
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service is outstanding. Everything about the dining experience was fantastic. My only request would be a 15 percent increase to the portion size of the dinner entrees.

BA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spouse is gluten intolerant, and Aerie did an excellent job of providing and explaining choices. The scenery, food, and staff were outstanding for our Sunday brunch buffet.

LL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating a birthday with three children ages ten and under, and four adults, we received consistently patient and attentive service. The server accommodated our needs graciously and checked back with us frequently. The nearly 3-year-old loved being at the head of the table, and was enthusiastic about his meal
of yummy mac n cheese, as was the ten-year old. The adults savored the two appetizers, pork belly the older couple was appreciative of the salmon special and the pear salad. It was truly a relaxing and celebratory meal. We make Aerie a first choicer special occasions due to well-paced and attentive service and consistently tasty and beautifully presented meals.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Limited menu for NYE. The presentation & service did not match price. Beautiful restaurant.

SD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was my birthday and I would have appreciated some type of “birthday gesture”. I did list that it was my birthday on the reservation. It could have been a simple gesture like a card, small dessert, acknowledgment from the host/waitress. I ordered the filet but was disappointed to get to starches for $46.00. Why would you serve mashed potatoes and con fit potatoes? I would have appreciated a vegetable for sure!!! The waitress was great. She did bring Brussels sprouts at my request. All in all, the ambiance and waitress were great. The food did not satisfy me for the price!!

L
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The hostesses were extremely rude and passive aggressive. I’ve never encountered anything like it.
The waiter and many of the staff kept complaining they had been there since 8am.
We come every year from down state. 8 years now.
We won’t be back next year.

RJ
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second year in a row eating Christmas Day Dinner at the Aerie. Last year we crashed without reservations and they accomidated us. This year had our reservation for 3 p.m.. The food was again amazing. Also the bread pudding on the desert table was to die for "YUMMY" and warm.

KR
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Slightly annoying to have to wait for a table when a reservation was booked a month ago. Once we were seated, everything was wonderful as usual. I was a little disappointed in the desserts, We didn't enjoy them as we have previously. The food was excellent.

Thank you for having us.

JG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The reason I gave only 4 stars is when we were at Aerie for Christmas 4 years ago, there was a much larger selection of food including breakfast items since we went at noon and I assumed it was brunch. The food that was there was delicious and the service was excellent.

SJ
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was about average for a holiday buffet, although I would highly recommend the loaded potato soup and the kale and roasted cauliflower salad. Both were wonderful! The service was very good, if a bit too cheery, but the curved, raised booth was not comfortable at all. I'd recommend you request a regular table. The coffee was served piping hot and was very good and the dessert table had many beautiful, tasty creations. My favorite was the chocolate silk pie.

GC
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Once again we tried the buffet meal, this time for Christmas and once again the quality of the food was the same. Almost all of the warm food was on the dry side and although not bad tasting just not outstanding. I can cook food just as good for less $. The best of course was the desserts because they don't get dried out and bland like the rest of the buffet. I guess for $35 per person (I think that was the charge) this is as good as it gets for TC area. I don't know because I do not go out to eat very often, just for this reason. The views are outstanding and service is very good so overall pretty good.

Maybe I should go there and try something off the menu and see if quality improves. But think I might try some other places first and find out if everyone serves mediocre food for $35-$45. Then I will know if this is the standard for area restaurants. God help us if I find out I need to spend $100 per person to find outstanding food. I will stay home and cook if that is the case, but I will miss those desserts.

BC
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

When people come in and they are 6.5feet tall, please, please do not seat them in those little half round tables that have the step up. MY HUSBAND DID NOT FIT. It was extremely uncomfortable. Otherwise the meal was good.

TH
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere for an intimate and romantic dinner. The service was excellent and the food was delicious and reasonably priced!

M
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The overall experience is very nice at this restaurant, entrees are a little pricey but the view and service are wonderful.

SR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined here on December 6th for our Anniversary and we had a wonderful time, food was amazing and staff was fantastic. Everyone was nice and friendly and helpful and signed a card and gave to us for our anniversary. I would recommend this to anyone looking to celebrate a birthday or anniversary we had a wonderful experience.

MT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Came for Sunday brunch. Incredibly disappointed! Most buffet items that should have been hot were cold, even poached eggs! Yuck!! Made to order eggs and omelettes were good, but not exceptional. Sweet items were not homemade, just so so and cloyingly sweet. Honestly, it was just not good for the price. Will not return!

OT
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving Day buffet. Nice selection of of dishes and the quality was outstanding. Plan to return again.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner. Buffet included traditional favorites along with non traditional choices.

c
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving feast

k
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening dining with my wife .We were impressed by the beautiful Christmas lights along the road leading to the parking lot followed by a beautiful Christmas tree in the main lobby my wife had to have her picture taken in front of the tree.The meal was fantastic

MI
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious meal and wonderful service (thank you Patrick!). A must when we stay at the grand traverse resort. We were a bit surprised by the recently updated menu, which was missing my husband’s favorite dish. He found something else that was delicious.

BW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive without being overbearing. The view from a booth was good, however it would be outstanding in the summer when it's daylight during the dinner hour. You look out over East Bay.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Filets properly cooked medium and medium rare and add on scallops were delicious. Our server Patrick was kind informative and not overbearing. Would definitely reccomend for a great date spot.

S
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so fortunate to meet friends to share brunch on Sunday. The views as always were spectacular! The food was sensational, lots of it staged beautifully, warm if it needed to be and everything we tried was super delicious. Each person manning the stations proved to be friendly, cheerful and eager to be certain our wants were accommodated. Can't wait to go back again.

AJ
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic food and marvelous service!

AW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Aerie didn’t disappoint. Delicious food, courteous staff and an unmatched ambiance and view.

P
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I like this restaurant but this night, they ran out of Fillet steak and substituted a NY for the same price and it was okay, just fatty. Not my choice and I never order that. Their menu was interesting and had a combination of more exotic meat like duck and lamb. Not many I think would opt for that so the fillet ordered many times over than the others so they ran out, by 8:00. Bad planning I think. But other than that it was a great night and I do like the restaurant overall. Great view from everywhere!

MC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, recommendations and menu. Awesome drink list as well.

FP
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great food and service

C
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Having been to Jamaica for several years, the food was not typical of regular Jamaican food. Portion also very small.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose Aerie b/c of the Jamaican themed special menu. It was very authentic and reminded us of our last vacation to Jamaica. I ordered one of the specialty drinks, didn't like it. My server, Chad, was quick to replace it with a different one that was much better! Portion sizes were perfect. Each course was served perfectly cooked and flavored. We didn't feel rushed and had a wonderful 2 hours of uninterrupted conversation and delicious food. I look forward to returning next year on my annual trip.

PR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the atmosphere were absolutely great yes I would highly recommend it to other friends

RM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great view of the countryside. Slightly limited menu.

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