Aerie Restaurant & Lounge

4.2
1119 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge is excited to now be fully re-opened 5 days a week for dinner! We will also be serving an a la carte Sunday brunch, So be sure to come and enjoy our amazing food, delicious beverages, and stellar service, all while looking out upon our gorgeous views of Grand Traverse Bay!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1119 people are saying
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4.2
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4.6
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CynthiaC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I was really disappointed in the food. I know they are under staff so understood that. The food should really be better for the price!

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was outstanding and prepared just they way that we requested, but what really made the evening enjoyable was our waiter Bobby. He was fun, energetic, and very personable. He is a top notch employee.

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Jensig16
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Not happy! My husband and I went in for a nice anniversary dinner. Our reservation was at 5 and there were only a few other people there. We were seated at a very small booth and I politely asked the hostess if we could sit at one of the empty four tops instead (there were about 10 four tops open within view). She said no. I brushed it off and assumed other families of four would be coming in shortly. When we left, there were other couples sitting at four tops and still a few open that we could have sat at. Then there was our waitress. She was cold, indifferent, and hardly checked on us at all. Also, she didn't bother bringing us a bread basket, which were being served to all the other tables. I understand how difficult waiting on people is, I've done it myself. So I always try to be sweet and considerate to wait staff. We didn't give our waitress a hard time at all and we thanked her for bringing us things as one should. She didn't seem like she cared and wanted as little to do with us as possible. Meanwhile, a waiter named Bobby was working every other table in our section and he was making all his customers feel welcome and comfortable. I wish we would have had him instead. The food itself was good, but nothing special and not worth the price tag. We found out quickly that you're really paying for the view when you go in. We won't be back.

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HillaryK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good. Service a little slow but attentive and friendly. View is gorgeous.

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ChrisH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last evening on vacation

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danm
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food good service. Would go back again. Wonderful dinning experience.

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vipSueH
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service and beautiful view.

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DaveC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our table was poor, right next to some very loud guests and there were available tables away from this noisy group. Why were we poorly seated?

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our food was delicious however for the price of the meal the service was terrible. I would expect much better service for a restaurant if this caliber.

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Cortney
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We made reservations prior to arrival as we stayed in the resort. Planned on a nice formal dinner with my wife. When we showed up no tables were available and was to wait at the bar. After 10-15 mins my wife got upset and went to talk to the hostess who forgot about us. When we did get a table, the food came out separately. So appetizers were separate then it took like 1.5 hours for our main course. Once the main course came out, my wife filet was cold and my fish was semi warm but as it just sat once it was made. The views were awesome but that’s about it. Definitely not worth the money we paid.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bobby Is hands down the Grand Experience we know from GTRS. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the atmosphere too.

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Tcmom
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience5

You can't beat the ambience, and the views!! Service was very good!! But the food nothing special was very dissappointed!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Very understaffed. Terrible cocktails that needed to be sent back more than once. Charred filet that was supposed to be cooked medium. We went for my wife’s birthday with friends and honestly I was embarrassed to have invited everyone there.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, view was spectacular! The real gem is Jesse, the gentleman who seated us. What a lovely man - and a real asset to the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Had reservation, ended up waiting an hour to be seated after our reservation, only because a gentlemen at the bar who had given up on waiting for his table offered his spot to us, then sat at the table for 2 hours after to get a 6oz filet. Don’t book the reservations if you can’t serve the guests in a timely manner. Unbelievable.

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MicheleT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Angelique and Paige…1st rate service and a lot of fun to banter with!

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Veg was super salty. Portions pretty small. Desert was excellent. Sunset/view was very good.

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EdwardS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The overall experience was just okay. It’s built up to be a little more than you actually get in my opinion. It started off rough as we were sat and waited more than 10 min for a waiter to even check in with us. So much of the experience is the first impression and this one was not good. The building feels a bit run down, and the base of the candle lamp was dirty with butter remnants from previous guests still smeared on it and the large dark window ledge needed to be wiped down as it was very dusty. These are all small things in the larger picture but the small details are where you fail in a restaurant. Food was fairly good and the wine selection broad but I probably wouldn’t take my wife here again on a Friday night.

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BarryD
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at the best table in the house and the view was outstanding until total darkness.

Our server, Angelique was very professional , knew the wine list top to bottom and generally made a good experience into an outstanding evening that we will fondly remember.

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Carol
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bobby was our server and he was amazing! The sun was setting as we were eating and it was perfect!

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Blackened Salmon, was better than my wife’s,& she is/was a chef.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was unbelievably slow! If we had another option for dinner we would have left in a heart beat.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We went for our anniversary. Beautiful view. Our server Bobby was clearly going for quantity rather than quality which is a disappointment for such a high dollar place. He was constantly making us feel rushed. Even went so far as to tell us he would like to take our entree order now, telling us there was a big party coming in and it would back the kitchen up. After we’d made it clear we wouldn’t be rushed, he tried talking us into the most expensive entree on the menu. We declined and our food was out not long after we ordered, later. We went out to have a nice meal, not to be done with appetizers, drinks, meal, and dessert in under an hour. The views can’t be beat, drinks and food were all great, but someone’s gotta talk to Bobby.

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joshuaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We sat for over 10 minutes before anyone came to our table. We order our drinks and appetizer. Next thing we know we are still drinking water and our appetizers arrive at the table. the night continued just like this, and so I could not with a good heart tell you to be wowed by anything other than the restaurant view and the drinks were good yet should have never taken over 30 min.

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vipNorthvilleSusan
Northern MI
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We typically have an outstanding experience but somewhat short staffed and conference attendees who were quite loud

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible, horrible place. Was very excited to try this and was sadly disappointed. It took 35 minutes to get drinks. When I was asked our server when we will receive our apps, he rudely said to me that he has to pass out others drinks and get bread to people, then will get to our app when he gets to it…. It’s been an hour at that point. It was 4 pieces of cold shrimp, there is no reason it should take an hour to come out. The restaurant wasn’t even that busy. Luckily, a manager came by and we told him we’d like the check and he could clearly tell we were upset. We checked out and were signing the bill when our waiter comes out, now deciding to be attentive asking if we need help checking out (when he can clearly see we are done). I told him we are all set and left.

DO NOT RECOMMEND. I wish I could recall the servers name so I could warn people to avoid his sections, but he is an older man. Very rude guy. Thank you for ruining our nice night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was with the most amazing woman having dinner at this excellent restaurant. From the moment walking in and greeted by Tanisha, sharing a funny moment- our evening was off the a great start. The sunset was beautiful, the food was absolutely off the charts delicious. Bobby, (Our server) was one the best we’ve seen. He made our evening enjoyable, the service was phenomenal. David, the manager spoke to us making sure we were satisfied with the service and enjoyed a great conversation with him.
We highly recommend The Aerie, it’s a must visit when you’re in the Traverse City area.

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BrianW
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attentive service and the meals/dessert were very good. The portions are on the small side and dinner a bit pricey. Price that is paid for tremendous view and beautiful sunset

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Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was BEAUTIFUL. A bit expensive but that’s understandable for a resort, and the food was delicious enough to justify the price. I had a delicious vodka cherry sour and gorgonzola gnocchi to start. My filet was delicious and flavorful. My partner got the special 28oz tomahawk steak (which was $159 but the only menu item over $50) and I saw him go through heaven with that first bite. Delicious food, amazing view, great friendly service.

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vipWineguy
Chicago
169 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Worth the view alone. Food is solid but not fantastic. Recommend.

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vipLisaB
Detroit
49 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful experience. My coworkers couldn’t believe the view. We had wonderful meals. Loved it.

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GCDF
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is beyond amazing. Filet and brussel sprouts were excellent. We had a view of the bay and watched the sunset from our booth. Our server, Bobby, was great, nearly running to provide all of his customers excellent service. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and we’re treated like royalty. Amazing food and service.

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JoanneS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view and ambiance are wonderful and all tables have a view high above Lake Michigan. Service was amazing; attentive and helpful. Overall, the food was incredible but my halibut was dry. The steaks, salmon, appetizers and drinks were all top notch. The Cherry bomb dessert was to die for. Our friend left his credit card in the bill folder and I received a text from the manager before we got to the parking lot. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a lovely upscale experience.

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MarianneP
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food and incredible view. Enjoyed a night out with out of state relatives here for the Iron Man…could not have impressed them more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food was mediocre at best with outrageous prices, and the server was rude. Would not recommend, and do not plan on returning.

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AndrewM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was terrible, 45 minutes for drinks and 90 minutes for entrées. The only positive was the ambiance.

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PeteKeeney
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth every penny. Absolutely stellar service and food.

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AndrewE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Menu was limited, but within the small sample size, had good variety. Service was good and the food was fantastic. I will be returning.

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Aerie Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.2 stars by 1119 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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