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Beacon Bistro Petoskey, Petoskey, MI

Beacon Bistro Petoskey

4.3
4.3
270 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Beacon in Petoskey boasting some of the best views of Little Traverse Bay. Our eclectic menu is constantly changing with the seasons. Chef Mark, and Chef Brian will be designing feature sheets weekly adding new entrees. Keep an eye on our social media as we do wine parties, and special events come fall winter. We now have happy hour 7 days a week 2:30 - 4:00pm dinner 4:00pm until 10:00pm
Special lunch hours are Fri - Sun 11:30 am

Thank you for visiting Beacon in Petoskey Mi.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (231) 489-7999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Petoskey

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 270 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Scenic View

  • Northern Michigan

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Scenic View

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  1. KC

    KarenC

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic food and service. The acoustics were awful!
  2. LW

    LaurieW

    Northern MI

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four of us had a wonderful dinner tonight! Food, drinks. Service and ambience were all outstanding. Paul, our server , was attentive but not hovering. The food was the new fall menu and it was excellent—beet salad, soup, chicken Marsala, short rib bc stroganoff were superior! Truly wonderful evening!
  3. C

    Csama

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We came here for my s/o's birthday. There was not a single thing on the menu we didn't like. The food and drinks were amazing. I especially liked the paper plane from the bar. We asked the host if we could switch to a window table with a lake view. It was very busy and we were there for two hours, but everyone was very nice and we had a great time. It was hoppin' and loud, so maybe not the place to go for a low key dinner.
  4. F

    Floridagirl

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    They have added Walleye to their menu to replace the halibut, and it was outstanding. I'm GF, and they were able to prepare it for me that way, with ancient grains and fresh veggies, and it was really wonderful. My husband had the bolognese, which is his usual, and it's always great.
  5. h

    howardn

    Northern MI

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Service s little off probably because we were outside. Osso Buco was very nice. Wedge was chopped so not my favorite and a little shy on cheese. Wagyu Sizzler was great with chimichuri which was particularly nice. Decent wines by the glass although reds were warm instead of 60-65 degrees.
  6. MH

    MaryH

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Room was very loud. Difficult to hear person next to me.
  7. WL

    WilliamL

    Indiana

    238 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined outdoors at a table overlooking the street. Jim, our server was great . Each couple shared a beet salad. Two of us had salmon and two the mussels. All was clean plate club. No dessert. Cocktails were flavorful and original. Bill was reasonable. We will be back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters delicious, beet salad wonderful, halibut to come back for! Her new favorite place! Peter was our waiter and did a terrific job.
  9. M

    Marty

    Chicago

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peter, our waiter, was wonderful again in accommodating our table’s needs. We loved the food and will return!
  10. CP

    CarolineP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was very slow, but server was pleasant and knowledgeable. Pasta Diablo was good, and as spicy as its name. Walleye was good. They forgot our salad and comped our drinks. We will definitely visit again, and sit outside or in the back with a view!
  11. N

    Nickname

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food was good. The price was good. The noise level was way too much. We could not hear our friends.
  12. LT

    LizT

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful, service was excellent, view was spectacular and we could hear each other talk which is a big plus.
  13. BV

    BonVivant

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Courteous service, cocktails we’ll prepared, all our meals were excellent,
  14. CT

    CherylT

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good. One guest ordered the poke bowl and did not like that the kitchen tossed it. He said that he had to dig through the rice to find the tuna and the presentation lacked. The server was very attentive and friendly.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We went for my husband’s 40th birthday and it was really disappointing. His chicken piccata was super bland, not seasoned or salted properly and the sauce slid off the bucatini. The chicken was small. Not worth $34. My salmon salad was supposed to come with avocado and the piece was so small. We asked for more, since this was a $20 salad and they gave us some hard unripe avocado. The kale stems were in the salad too. I asked for a sweet mocktail and they gave a sour one. Our server never refilled our water or asked how we were doing or talked about the menu or anything. Would have expected more from a $100 special occasion dinner. The view was beautiful though.
  16. S

    Siki

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Delicious meal. Friendly, helpful service. My husband had the halibut which he said was delicious. I had the burrata and the roasted Brussels sprouts, both of which were very good! Only negative was the noise level. Large parties plus hard surfaces contributed to the noise.
  17. QS

    QuietSpot

    Detroit

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic Dinner in Petoskey for our large group. Food and service were excellent and the sunset view was amazing. It is definitely a must try when you are in the area, and we will eat at Beacon Bistro again for sure.
  18. M

    Mary

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with everything. Our server,Peter, was attentive and cordial. Our entrees were excellent and very ample servings. A very pleasant dining experience!
  19. MG

    MadelynG

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We chose the Beacon Bistro to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary. We expected good, we received spectacular! Our server Autumn was amazing, attentive, knowledgeable, and really fun. She made our dining experience a joy. We ordered the mustard-crusted salmon and a steak tip risotto. Both meals were excellent. Autumn helped us pair a perfect wine with our meal. We absolutely loved our experience and we will definitely be back to enjoy this charming restaurant.
  20. GY

    GY17

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent
  21. D

    Dobber

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Mediocre although service was fine. Disappointed to be sat by the bathrooms, with an open table reservation. Not rushing back
  22. RR

    RachelR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived on time for our reservation and no one acknowledged us while people kept piling in to wait. We were sat under the freezing air conditioning and asked to move but still froze. Ended up waiting over an hour for our food and everyone sat after us got their food first so we got our check and left. Had the whitefish dip which was delicious and cocktails were good.
  23. g

    gailw

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. Too loud !
  24. M

    Mark

    Detroit

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our starters and entrees immensely. The service was a terrific - very attentive from all the staff. The view is quite spectacular from the very intimate dining room. Highly recommend this restaurant in Petoskey!
  25. g

    ginnieg

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, Peter provided excellent service. Great food, cocktails, views and a wonderful time had by all!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Service was very slow
  27. MG

    MarcG

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Waiter was wonderful. Waited for over an hour to get our meals….. then all 4 meals were only warm. Manager did come over and was concerned and made it right.
  28. CC

    ChrisC

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Very good food, service was excellent Noice level however off the charts Loud !!
  29. TL

    TigerLily88

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beacon Bistro is our favorite restaurant in Petoskey! The menu is fantastic, including the wine list and cocktails. We always start with the mussels. Last night we had the ribeye with Parmesan truffle fries—it was fantastic! Sometimes when you go to a restaurant with amazing views/location, the food and service can be mediocre at best. Beacon Bistro has it all—great food, great service and amazing views of Little Traverse. We love it!
  30. EL

    Eat2Live

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We were 10 min early and the Hostess told us that the patrons at our table were just having their Entre. That meant we had a minimum of 20-30 min wait. Having my Adult Children with their 6 week old Baby, that was totally unacceptable! She offered us a high Top in the Bar, I reluctantly accepted having no other options other than to wait a unknown amount of time. The Staff were exceptional and the Food Was Good.
  31. BA

    BobA

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner…perfect in all respects!
  32. ND

    NancyD

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and great table with view. Autumn was our server. Very attentive and pleasant
  33. k

    karbear

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jim was an excellent waiter!! Great food and great outdoor table.
  34. M

    Marty

    Chicago

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was wonderful in accommodating us as we were bound for a show!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing views and amazing food!
  36. JK

    JulieK

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The view was amazing, the food was excellent, the service was laughably awful. We joked that our server was probably the daughter of the owner and was being forced to work there as punishment, and was mad about it. She was arrogant, rude, was quick with the eye roll and slow with the service. Like I said, it was comically bad service, so I’d definitely go back. I’m a glutton for punishment, and s sucker for a good water view.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious. Halibut w/pecans & cherries was outstanding! Accommodated our food allergies. Had to send a steak back twice for being purple rare, but overall great!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice location. Great views. Talented bartender. Very good food. Great service. Will definitely go back.
  39. S

    Shelly

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ambience was better because we went around 5:45 for dinner. Very noisy by the time we left. Food too expensive for what you got.
  40. AL

    AmandaL

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Food was good; service was poor. Definitely doesn’t cater to children (even older children) as menu is not printed and they can’t take any modifications. This restaurant serves pasta, but can’t do a marina. When I asked if they had fries, I was told “maybe.” Food took a long time to come out and our waitress was not attentive in any way. No refills ever offered.I tried to get her attention a few times, but she never even glanced at our table. The acoustics are terrible; it sounded like everyone in the restaurant was yelling. I understand why the restaurant was half empty on a Saturday night

FAQs

Beacon Bistro Petoskey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 489-7999.

Beacon Bistro Petoskey is rated 4.3 stars by 270 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 Beacon Bistro Petoskey

319 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Petoskey

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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