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About Aerie Restaurant & Lounge

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.

100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(231) 534-6800

Website:
http://www.grandtraverseresort.com/dining/aerie-restaurant-lounge

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

Parking Details:
No charge for parking. Valet parking available for a fee.

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.

Aerie Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (25)
Romantic (21)
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Good for a Date (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Waterfront (7)
Business Meals (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Authentic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day self serve buffet. Had to wait 20 minutes to be seated with our reservation. Food was fine; just not the excellent caliber we are used to at Aerie. We had the final reservation time of the night (6pm); some offerings were plentiful, others were all gone. Had to seek out wait staff for water many times. Wanted to order a bottle of wine, but took so long for server to return, we declined as most of our party was finished with their food. We REALLY wanted coffee with the desserts. No one around. Finally asked another waitress to bring coffee. Our waiter did deliver it, but a good 15 minutes after we asked. At this point, the majority of the patrons were gone, so we were perplexed as to the lack of attentive service. We were a party of eight, the bill was approximately $300. I left a 15% tip....very unusual, as our minimum is normally 20% or more. But as we pretty much took care of ourselves, it seemed sufficient .

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Most of the food was cold.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving day experience once again. I love coming for the holiday buffets.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice location and pleasant staff but the food emphasizes appearance and not taste. Need a new manager and chef.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was a good Sunday buffet.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Devin and Trina made Sunday special for our party of 4. The food was , as expected, exceptional and worth the drive from Cadillac. Looking forward to the after New Years Family "Get Together" Thank You Again

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing from start to finish. The only thing that could have been better is a fabulous sunset..it was a cloudy evening but the views were still spectacular with the fall leaves and the misty clouds.

The neighboring table of ladies was having a hooting great party...they were having fun...we were looking for a quieter atmosphere but we had a lovely time, fabulous food, great wine, attentive service. I will definitely be returning :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Just awesome just really awesome ... Order the Caymus Cabernet ... You're worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner at the Aerie. The food was excellent and the staff was outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was top shelf. Service and food made it special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was my first time at Aerie with my significant other. We walked in and we're immediately blown away by the view. It was absolutely beautiful as we got there before the sun started setting and got to watch it go down. Jenny, our waitress was ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL. She was so attentive to us, gave great descriptions of the food and excellent suggestions after asking us a couple questions. The food was so delicious and the portions were out of this world. Definitely recommend if you're celebrating something special and want the perfect ambiance!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was outstanding. Our wait staff took very good care of us during our visit. The food overall was excellent. Only minor cooking related issues but overall awesome. The view is unbeatable. Pricing is on the high end so this is not a value option. Best for special events more than a daily spot to go. Great for the experienced foodie.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Still the best Sunday brunch in TC.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Restaurant with a view that cannot be beat! Delicious food & Caymus by the glass. Our server Michael was attentive & professional. Great go to when you don’t want to sit in a traffic jam trying to get to downtown Traverse City. We will be back!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had our Anniversary dinner here...everything was excellent..our waiter David was amazing. His recommendations were spot on...we will definitely come back every time we are in Traverse City. If you want awesome food at reasonable prices, this is a must, and the views aren't bad either.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We also had dinner there the night before. Special Jamican menu.. a bit disappointing all the way around. Service was an issue. We had to be asked if someone was taking care of our table
and then felt we were getting substandard service. At dinner had to tell them how to make my
dirty martini.. and at brunch had to wait on coffee because we we were told they couldn't keep
up because it was so busy.. Although there were empty tables. Also had breakfast at Sweetwater friday morning.. and again advised to get breakfast buffet as ordering off the menu
wasn't a good idea because they were so busy.. empty tables as well..

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were there spending an evening celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. The view from our table was amazing. The waitress, food and drinks were wonderful. We really enjoyed our food and experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent experience, the staff was outstanding and the food was phenomenal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We were attending a conference and chose Aerie for a small client appreciation meal. We ended up choosing wonderful appetizers, wine and dessert and the views and ambiance were spectacular. I look forward to the next opportunity to dine here and visit the Grand Traverse resort.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Worth it. And far surpasses the terrible service and mediocre menu at Sweetwater Bistro, and the bar food at Jax. The food was excellent, and a fabulous drink menu. Make a reservation though. If you don't they will not allow you to sit in the restaurant but will ask you to sit at the bar which has a limited menu. It's weird.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Aerie restaurant and lounge exceeded expectations . The food was excellent, the waitstaff was professional, helpful and fun. And the view of the sunset over Grand Traverse Bay was second to none. It was a n exceptional overall experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Healthy, Fun
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great dining experience at Aerie to celebrate my birthday. Service was excellent and dinner delicious. Highly recommended.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went for appetizers, dessert and the view around sunset after a full day of a wine tasting tour. A great ending to a wonderful day!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our server was not good at refilling drinks, clearing table between brunch courses, etc. She seemed too busy and distracted. The food was good, not great (main course selection was limited to 2 items, and pecan pie was burned).

Staff needs some additional customer service training to be serving $$$ brunch. But the view was wonderful.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food! Views and service were outstanding. I would definitely recommend your restaurant for any occasion

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

The quality of the food matched the breathtaking view of Grand Traverse Bay! An outstanding dining experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Aerie is a great choice for those living on or near the Chain of Lakes who do not wish to drive the extra miles to Traverse City. The meals are comparable to TVC's foodie scene and the view is spectacular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had a great dinner, steaks were delisious. Actually, all courses were great tasting! The staff were very nice. Watched a beautiful sunset to complete a great time.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Amazing food, service and views that can't be beat!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Aerie has always been one of our favorite places; it's a special destination for us. On this trip, we dined there on two consecutive nights. Our servers were Jenny the first night and Michael the second. They provided excellent service with care and enthusiasm. The food at Aerie is alwas top-notch, and the servers go out of their way to make the evening even more enjoyable. The sunset photo was taken from our table on the second night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

View is amazing but staff seems inexperienced. Lemon pepper risotto w/lobster was overpowered by too much pepper.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Charles our waiter was friendly and attentive and gave us good information on our choices. We had a great Pinot Noir wine. Had a good conversation with the wine guy, sorry forgot his name, about the wine and how he picked. The view is great and with storms blowing in and out we felt like we were in the clouds. Been to the place before it hasn't disappointed up.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Spicy, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Lovely evening in a beautiful setting celebrating 25 years of marriage. Great views of the lake and resort grounds. Restaurant wasn't full, so seating was quick, however, after our order was placed, way too much time had passed before receiving our appetizers and drinks. But once received, everything was scrumptious! Hubby's salmon was perfect; my kale & spring salad with roasted chicken was delish! Our fabulous server, Jenny, informed me that the chicken was from the farm down the road. :-) She and another server/host (whose name we did not get) went over the top taking pictures of us, providing a local sparkling wine for our celebration and just helping to make the evening special. The chocolate cake and the caramel apple compote (or something like that) were exquisite, too. Overall, a memorable evening that was worthy of a 25th anniversary celebration.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Romantic, Healthy
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vip
 (Northern MI)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food was excellent and service by Jenny was awesome. We will definitely return

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our family enjoyed a lovely and delicious Sunday brunch. The food was excellent, the service fantastic, the view almost cloudless. Our server was from Jamaica and he was friendly and interesting to talk to. Sorry I've forgotten his name.
A delightful time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our reservation was for 1015 & seated immediately. Our server from Jamaica and was fabulous. We were excited to have brunch since it was talked about so much. Omelet was wonderful and so was croissant but the "hot" food was warm at best & very average.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always a great experience. Views are second to none and food is fantastic!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our meal was exquisite and our waiter, Michael, was top shelf. Thanks for the great experience as awesome food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Beautiful views of the bay, good service and the food was delicious. Very pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were there for brunch. There were many great choices including mini bagels, lox and cream cheese, made to order omelettes, salad bar, dessert bar, and pastries as well as breakfast and lunch choices. Service was a bit off with drinks and attention to the table and the overdone eggs benedict on an oversized piece of bread and flat hollandaise were the only negatives. The view of East Bay and the area is breath taking.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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