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Aster, Midland, MI

Aster

4.8
4.8
268 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Farm to table restaurant based off community, sustainability, and hyper-seasonality.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (989) 750-7101
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Evan Sumrell
  • Neighborhood
    Midland
  • Cross street
    Ashman/ Larkin
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 268 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

268 Reviews
  1. KathleenS

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aster is the best place to eat in Midland. You can always count on a great dinner and great service. Our entire family loves Aster. We always go for the oysters and the awesome entree’s.

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  2. Luv2dine

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good deal for hamburgers on the third Thursday of the month for county residents.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I don’t write reviews but this was bad. My ribeye came cut fully open in half (as if the chef checked the temperature like at home), it was overcooked, no flavor, juices obviously running out, came with some fried baby potatoes, not patatas bravas like advertised, and was a bad cut of meat. And it was $40 which was absurd. We were so excited to try this “French fine dining” and my partner described his plate as a glorified rotisserie chicken instead of a coq au vin. The dining lighting was terrible, seat placement was strange, and it was just a very unenjoyable experience given how much they charge. We won’t be returning. Also, we did not order the burger but many around us did and the buns looked like they were freshly smushed from a Kroger grocery bag. I feel terrible leaving a review like this but it was truly a bad experience.

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  4. AKTB

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The hostess was super helpful in getting our reservation changed from 630 to 700 to accommodate a meeting that went long (7 of us). It was super warm and humid in the restaurant, which made us all a bit uncomfortable. There weren't enough menus, so we shared, no big deal. The sound level was really, really loud- I couldn't really hear my tablemates, so there was a lot of talking just to the person next to me. Two of the beers on the list of 6 were out, so that was a bummer. The wait staff was very pleasant and quick to help us. It did seem to take a while to get our food, but it was a busy night and we had a big group. Not everyone loved their food, which is why my rating was lower. I'm not convinced any of us will be back.

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  5. HollyF

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful date night at Aster! Our server Rachel was super nice and attentive as was the bartender who made some delicious drinks! Our food was fantastic as well especially the Pho! We’ll definitely be back at some point!

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  6. CynthiaH

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the burger/fries special, hush puppies and chicken wings appetizers. The food was fantastic, our server was attentive and always there for a drink refill or whatever we needed. Would definitely recommend.

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  7. Rfalgout

    Baton Rouge

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the beet salad and the mussels in the curry sauce. Both were excellent.

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  8. Jenna

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the best brunch I have ever had. We tried the French toast, which was by far the best French toast I’ve ever tasted with real maple syrup. We also got the kale Caesar salad with fried chicken, which is always good. We also got the breakfast with potatoes, over easy eggs, bacon, toast and jam. The potatoes are cooked some way I can not figure out to taste the best ive ever had a potato taste. The eggs were over cooked so I politely requested another round and they were the perfect over easy egg with flaky salt and some green stuff sprinkled on them. My only request is can I get oysters for breakfast? 😅 not even kidding.. we will be back for brunch again.

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  9. ChuckW

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our date night at Aster the food was fantastic but portion are smaller think European portions. The drinks were great and I agree with the reviews that their bartender can mix some wonderful new creations. We will be back for sure and next time in Wednesday so we can try in Ramen that everyone raves about. All in all it capped off a great date night .

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  10. BobA

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and super chill ambiance. Had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner!

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  11. Rfalgout

    Baton Rouge

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the mussels in a coconut curry and smoked lobster butter sauce with focaccia bread to dip in the sauce, and also the smoked whitefish hushpuppies for starters, and both were fantastic. Then had the beet salad and Pajun. Everything was delicious. Will be back soon to try more.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef’s creations bring us back time and time again. Quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Staff is welcoming and attentive. The bartender’s cocktails are delicious !

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  13. 6yeardinner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails were fantastic, wine was ok. My wife’s stroganoff was absolutely perfect, as was her beet salad. The shrimp toast was ok, not what I was expecting at all, I should have ordered the hush puppies. My bison short ribs were dry and did not have a much flavor, which was disappointing considering the 38 dollar price tag. Great wait staff, bar staff, our last experience here was fantastic this summer.

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  14. Rfalgout

    Baton Rouge

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as always. We had the salmon entree and the beef stroganoff, and both were very good. The menu has plenty of options, and I have enjoyed everything I have ordered.

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  15. VickiW

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing meal and wine list! The beet salad is delicious!

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  16. AaronM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dinning at this restaurant and let me tell you what, it was the perfect date night with the hubby! We will be back for more and can't wait to try the brunch!

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  17. AmberD

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food as always. The shrimp toast was to die for. Recommend the beer and shot deal!

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  18. MichaelE

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best dining experience I've ever had in Midland.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the most amazing time. Our waitress was very attentive and the quality was top notch. The restaurant’s aesthetic/style is one of a kind. I’ll be back!

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  20. ErikaP

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always amazing. I can't believe it wasn't packed!

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  21. norm024

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, food was good, but expensive and expected a bit more. Service was amazing! Drinks were amazing! Would recommend for their $5 burger night!

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  22. JulieS

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quant, homey, great food, great drinks, fabulous service!

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  23. DaniellaM

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a nice ambiance but menu is very limited, few options.

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  24. RussellJ

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered a Burger and Fries, my wife ordered Mushroom Risotto, we had Fish Cakes for an appetizer which was the best thing we had, 1 dessert which was very small and 2 drinks and the bill with tip was $100. Waitress was awesome. $17.00 for a 1 small drink was ridiculous. Entrees were so so.

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  25. nyfoodie

    Northern MI

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We went to brunch on a busy Sunday, the food was very good it was just the service that lacked training, management and timing were the issues. The front of the house needs to be better trained, service looked like it was stressed and it was not a well-oiled machine.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A great dining experience. The meals were burying with flavor and freshly prepared!

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  27. GregH

    Northern MI

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit. Quiet setting but it was not busy. Small but nice selection of wines. 1/2 off bottles special and we made the most of that. Service was great. Entrees were outstanding. Well be back

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except the music was too loud. It was heard to hear our table conversation.

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  29. PeachyKeen

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aster is always incredible. The staff is wonderful and kind. I've never had a bad meal here. Truly one of my favorite places to eat.

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  30. Jacob

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was Pajun app, followed by Stroganoff and Mushroom Risotto. The food was excellent. Stroganoff was prepared with Bison meat, which was very tender and flavorful. Risotto was creamy and delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive.

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  31. JillianW

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top tier service and food. My favorite place to go when I need to "treat myself" or celebrate life's little victories.

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  32. MBMid

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place rocks - absolutely delicious food and creative drinks brings us back over and over again.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is small but mighty! Great food that gives a one-of-a-kind experience. Cost shows in the effort in presentation, taste, and service. Ramen night is the best!

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  34. TimE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was top notch. Never disappoints. Ambiance is always fun and personal. Wait staff is chill but very attentive. They had a wine tasting event with special prices on the event wine which was fantastic to add to dinner and to be able to purchase bottles to take home too. Great night out and will revisit again and again.

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  35. MaryR

    Alabama

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had fresh squash soup and a beat salad-wasn't in the mood for a big dinner. Owners of this restaurant are trying very hard and servers hustle to be sure everyone is taken care of. They do this well. It's a very comfortable place just off Main Street. Drinks are good there. We love the farm to table concept.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time here. Cocktail and meal was delicious. Again. Love everything about this place.

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  37. Kevin

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was fantastic! Best bites I’ve had in Midland so far, the city has needed a quality fine dining establishment and this fills a void. I hope Aster is around for years to come.

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  38. TerriC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent ! Great atmosphere. Service was prompt and friendly. Will definitely go back

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  39. StevenS

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ll thought out menu and everything was delicious and beautiful. The staff was nice and very attentive.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always great food, and the service was top notch.

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FAQs

Aster offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (989) 750-7101.

Aster is rated 4.8 stars by 268 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aster

134 Ashman St, Midland, MI 48640-5138

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ashman/ Larkin
  • Neighborhood
    Midland
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Evan Sumrell
  • Additional
    Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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