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Aerie Restaurant & Lounge

3.7
3.7
1242 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (231) 534-6800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Auston Minnich

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Aerie Restaurant Manager: (855) 891-2979

  • Neighborhood

    Acme

  • Cross street

    1/2 mile north of the interstection of M-72 & US31

  • Parking details

    No charge for parking.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment is featured in the Grand Lobby below Aerie Restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,242 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for scenic views

  • Northern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for scenic views

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  1. MS

    MikeS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Terrible service. Took forever to get out bottle of wine. Had to ask a second time for bread as she forgo the first time. Sat for 20+ minutes just with water eating for drinks a bread. Food was tasty and good but this place is a zero for me due to service. They were not even busy no excuses
  2. MK

    MelissaK

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving buffet was terrific! The staff was friendly and helpful
  3. TG

    ThomasG

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.All the staff was friendly and professional.
  4. KN

    KamilleN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very pleasant experience. Excellent customer service and great food. Definitely will be back.
  5. A

    Aaabbbbcccc

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Small menu selection. Waitress forgot 3 different things (2 drinks we ordered and desert menu) finally left waiting for everything.
  6. R

    Rovdk

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Sad to say the food was very high priced and not worth the price. The food itself was mediocre.... The service was very good.... The menu is very limited, not many choices. Very sad because it is a beautiful venue. The place was almost empty. When all the other good restaurants in Traverse CIty were full with no reservations available.. it was easy to see why there were openings here. Sure hope this could improve... thank you
  7. MK

    MaryK

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Our server did not meet our expectations. She seemed to be either very new and/or very distracted. She had to be reminded several times to bring bread and our beverages. My husband overheard the people at the next booth over telling the same server, "We aren't going to eat our entrees because your fingers touched the food." We are Bear Club members and she had no idea what to do with it, i.e, she did not apply our discount to our bill--I assume this is a training issue. She was pleasant but the level of service is not to what we're accustomed to at Aerie.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and the people. Mike and Stacie were great!!!
  9. CS

    CarolineS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The view is what you pay for at this restaurant. This is the most expensive food I have ever paid for at a restaurant. My husband's 6oz sirloin was $68 and my piece of salmon was $45. And when I say "piece" I mean that is all you get. It sat on some kind of puree and was surround by two 1-inch size cubes of squash and one small pearl onion. Needless to say, we were hungry again in a couple of hours. The service was impeccable but not enough to justify the prices.
  10. LD

    LoveDiningOut

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The menu was very limited. The chicken was rubbery and the salmon was bland.
  11. RB

    RickB

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere, but they were extremely short staffed. We had requested a table and not a booth in advance, and they could only seat us at a booth?
  12. DV

    DonnaV

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Disappointed in service and quality of the food. Waited an hour for bread for the table. Potatoes were not cooked through. Steaks was done as orders but overall the rest was disappointing.
  13. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The Aerie had great food and service when we went 10 years ago, so we came back to celebrate our 10 yr anniversary and we were very disappointed. The noise level was quite loud but dealt with it. The food was extremely overpriced, small portions and bland. The filet came out way undercooked for what was ordered. Ordered medium rare and it came out rare (raw and cold and barely seared), medium came out medium rare and cold. It took approx 45 min to get our appetizer and drinks. Salad is not included in the expensive dinner, just a couple slivers of carrots and a small pealed chunk of undercooked potato. No seasoning, no sauces and no salt and pepper. We left the Aerie after 2 1/2 long hrs and went downstairs and order pizza at Jacks Taproom which was amazing.
  14. j

    jennabd

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My parents and I had a great time. Had the charcuterie board, tomahawk steak, seared salmon, creme brulee. Lindsey was a great server.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was recommended while we were in town on vacation. Views were exceptional! Service was friendly and food was good.
  16. TW

    TerryW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Aeria was fantastic. The service was exceptional. Every part if the meak was explained. The view was amazing, especially the cloudy sunset.
  17. SR

    SteveR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Go for the view, but plan to get screwed. Food was below average. Service was terrible. Prices exorbitant. Aside from that the view was great.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and experience was amazing! You made our 20th Anniversary so special and one we will always remember. Impeccable service, thank you!!!
  19. TR

    ToryaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The purpose for attending the restaurant was the view, which was amazing. The food was okay and our waitress was really nice!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Service was horrible. Had to have food remade since order was wrong. Super slow. Would not recommend.
  21. MS

    MarshaS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Michael was our waiter. He was slow moving. He said he’d bring our bread. We waited and waited then my husband had to ask for our bread. I ordered soup. We waited and waited. My husband had to ask Michael for the soup. The soup was barely warm. By now we were really annoyed. Even our water didn’t get refilled fast enough nor often enough. Same thing with the entree. After waiting, we were told it would be out “ in two minutes.” Well, it took about ten minutes. Same thing with dessert. It took too long to get our dessert. Michael needs to hustle. His personality is adynamic. The food was good, but the service was poor.
  22. SJ

    SandraJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Aerie has always been one of our favorite restaurants, but on this visit we were disappointed. Very few items to choose from, chicken was tough and chewy and branzino was just so-so. I hope they return to their prior quality.
  23. B

    Beth

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    This was supposed to be a special place. Disorganized, brought a bad drink had to refuse it. 2 for dinner, 2 different menus, wine mix up. Food was poorly prepared. Service was disorganized, staff not knowing what was going on. The only thing good really was the view. Very sad. They should be ashamed. Waste of money. Eat in downtown TC. Far better value.
  24. Z

    Zowie

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    To few items on the menu and each item was too expensive
  25. e

    edwardn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding. The service was very attentive, and the view was great. Can't ask for more.
  26. M

    Mothers

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dropped our son off at Michigan State University & drove nortb for a weekend of golf. Pleasantly surprised by this AMAZING restaurant. Great view, food & service!!
  27. JH

    JudithH

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and meal, in terms of taste. Our entree could have been a bit larger. There was a large groups of men eating together who were quite loud, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault Overall a very memorable evening!
  28. m

    markm

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service,great ambience,great food,great view! Can’t go wrong!
  29. TF

    TylerF

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and great service. Quiet atmosphere. With a great. Will be going back for sure.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Our waitress was terrible. She was rude and did not give us what we asked. I have been visiting the restaurant at Grand Traverse Resort for decades. Never received such terrible service.
  31. JC

    JackC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Horrible menu Food was cold and bad Service was slow Not worth the price
  32. SM

    ShariM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    They are amazing because they took our party of 20 people. The Brussels sprouts are the best we’d ever had. Every dessert is amazing. Service was great! My only issue was that every steak ordered (at least 10) were WAY over cooked. Steaks ordered rare didn’t have an ounce of pink. Overall the experience was great, next time we will put more clarification on RARE.
  33. RF

    RobF

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    The best thing about the restaurant as would would guess is the view! Very limited menu, and a bit pricey for what you get. Very problematic with noise due to the fact that the level above the restaurant is half walled and if there is a function going on up there it pours over into the restaurant. Unfortunately, very disruptive for an upscale dining venue.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and a delightful and wonderful server! And, of course, amazing view!
  35. JB

    JimB

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were great! We will definitely make our future reservations after 7:45 next time. Otherwise, you have to eat dinner with the sun in your face. Wish they would invest in some kind of shades.
  36. j

    jcaestecker

    Orange County

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    While the food quality was excellent, as was the ambience, the portions were a bit small for the price and service was uneven at best. Our server could not have been nicer or friendlier, but there were some missteps. She brought Chardonnay that was room temperature. An ice bucket helped but the wine needed to chill in it for some time. Also, she would disappear for 10-15 minutes at a time and offered to refill wine glasses just once (when it was not really needed). I ended up with the wine duties. She vanished again for 15 minutes after dropping off dessert menus so after getting tired of waiting, we just decided to have dessert at home. The load that night in the restaurant was not heavy and there was ample staff. We have enjoyed fine cuisine at Aerie 3 or 4 times before but there are places nearby in Traverse City where the food is just as good and the service outstanding.
  37. KK

    KathyK

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food was good but VERY SLOW service - 20-30 minutes to get drinks - 1.5 hours to get food.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Went there yesterday, and the whole experience was dull and awful, my little girl accidentally spilled my wine on the entrée mix that, and no one offered to replace it or do anything about, the wine glasses were so thick they looked like water glass. Anyway, all we got is an entrée and wine then left. We simply had the worst experience between food and service there and won’t be going back there or recommend this restaurant to anyone else
  39. JS

    JenniferS

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    We came for dinner. My husband ordered the chicken dish. There wasn’t even a whole chicken breast to the meal. The rice was cold beneath the chicken. The steak was over cooked. They gave you one slice of potato beneath the steak that was cold. Definitely not worth $65 per plate. This place was a total disappointment. Wouldn’t come here again.
  40. MC

    MarciaC

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and management were super friendly and engaging. Highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Aerie Restaurant & Lounge is rated 3.7 stars by 1242 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Aerie Restaurant & Lounge

100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1/2 mile north of the interstection of M-72 & US31

  • Neighborhood

    Acme

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    No charge for parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Auston Minnich

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment is featured in the Grand Lobby below Aerie Restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (231) 534-6800

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Aerie Restaurant Manager: (855) 891-2979

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