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Beacon Bistro Petoskey, Petoskey, MI

Beacon Bistro Petoskey

4.4
4.4
294 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week at 11am, happy hour Thursday – Sunday at 3pm

Thank you for visiting Beacon in Petoskey Mi.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 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 294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    American

  • Northern Michigan

    American

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  1. GM

    GrillMeister

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent and contributed to and enjoyable dining experience. Food preparation, presentation, and taste were wonderful. Peter's service was attentive and cordial matching his knowledge and descriptions of the food selections. Would return without hesitation.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really great little bistro. Nice break from the resort food options and we basically got the whole place to ourselves. They even have a non advertised kid menu that was a hit. Would definitely come back!
  3. EA

    ErAS

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    Overall, it was rather disappointing. It’s probably a staffing issue, but everything was very slow. We were seated 20 minutes late (the entry is small so there isn’t really anywhere to wait). The bar was being run by two “kids” who kept asking how to make things, which is fine but I wouldn’t really get a cocktail here! They were out of several menu items, which was disappointing. Overall, the food was good, although the ribeye was way underdone for medium-rare (dark red, cold center— more like what you would want with seared tuna). They were happy to put it back on the grill once we brought it to their attention. We won’t be back— for $450 (6 people) it left a lot to be desired.
  4. MG

    MarjorieG

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the meal choices and service…very friendly and delish!
  5. h

    howardn

    Northern MI

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The restaurant must be having some issues because they were out of a number of things and were down to just one dessert. We asked the server what was going on and he said he didn't know, but he was suffering from it just like us. That is not a great answer. Hanger steak and walleye were both great, but the accompanying vegetables were hard as a rock. The dessert was "store bought" with fake whipped cream. The bar was empty and only a few tables filled on a Friday night.
  6. RF

    RandyF

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made this reservation because I wanted to eat at around 9:15 and they were the only restaurant that had a table available at that time. After driving to the restaurant I find that it is closed. Won’t fool me twice…
  7. CW

    ChristineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our meals at Beacon Bistro. Becca, our server, was fantastic. The food and wine were delicious. We'll be back again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Peter? I can’t remember his name. He was wonderful and attentive. Food was delicious! Would love to see more vegetarian options.
  9. T

    Tigers

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal. Great Service.
  10. LS

    LynnS

    Grand Rapids

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Very nice evening. They have a wonderful view of the bay. Peter, our server, was very hospitable.
  11. l

    lovetoeat

    Northern MI

    139 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Peter is a great server! Menu has been scaled down, but still has a nice variety of choices. Would like to see 1 or 2 fish entrees. Mussels were plentiful, way more than an appetizer portion. The ahi tuna was also a nice portion size. It's nice that the restaurant takes reservations.
  12. LH

    LeoH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Becca was just outstanding. High energy, polite and very attentive to our needs. Chicken wrap and crab cakes were great and my buddy loved the wagyu burger. I would like to see brewed iced tea and French fries added, but LOVED Becca, the setting and the food.
  13. g

    ginnieg

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Autumn was a wonderful server. We enjoyed the delicious shrimp and grits appetizer and had the hanger steak and pork belly ramen bowl for dinner. We also had a sensational espresso martini for dessert. Everything was fabulous. It’s lovely to be here when it’s nice and quiet!
  14. BA

    BrentA

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We were pleased with the food and the view. It took a little while to get our food, but it was a busy Saturday night, so that was understandable.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good all around - we’ll go back
  16. MR

    MarkR

    Detroit

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good service and the food was delicious!
  17. B

    Bhawks13

    Detroit

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice location and terrific view of the Bay. Our server Emma was terrific. Friendly, professional and efficient. However, she was thrown a curveball by the kitchen. I ordered the Bucatini Pesto Burata but was informed very quickly by Emma way hat they ran out of bucatini. So she suggested the Short Rib Stroganoff. I decided to order it and when it arrived, the pasta used was not pappardelle as listed on the menu but, wait for it, drumroll please, you guessed it - BUCATINI! When I pointed that out to Emma she was clearly surprised and uncomfortable. Not good leaving your wait staff hanging like that. Additionally, the stroganoff was a bit bland. Wife’s Poke Tuna was good but she would have liked the tuna cut in smaller cubes. Overall, we would come back on the strength of the service and ambiance in the hopes that the coordination between the kitchen and the wait staff would be better.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Our waiter Tim was fantastic. The Kitchen decided to give me a dish that I didn’t order. I ordered pasta and they gave me gnocchi- tried to pass it off. I don’t understand if you don’t have the dish please tell the client just don’t give them something they u decided to substitute. Then they add a 4% convenience fee on the bill for credit card use what if I paid cash??? I told Tim I would go back because of him and his service ( he took the dish off the bill even though I ate part of it because of the time it took to serve us. I don’t think I can recommend or go back. Sorry Tim.
  19. JS

    JohnS

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was very salty. The remoulade was very spicy.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server fabulous! Good wonderful Setting beautiful! Very loud
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place- great service, excellent food and superb atmosphere. We will be back!
  22. GG

    GretchenG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were fabulous. Everyone loved their dish and we had items as varied as salmon, osso buco, brussel sprouts and beef stroganoff. Lake views were stunning. Only issue was noise- very hard to hear each other.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    In every way, good but not great. Acceptable for the price, but if you’re a foodie looking for a bargain, this won’t knock your socks off.
  24. KC

    KarenC

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

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

    LaurieW

    Northern MI

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    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!
  26. 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.
  27. F

    Floridagirl

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 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.
  28. h

    howardn

    Northern MI

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 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.
  29. MH

    MaryH

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Room was very loud. Difficult to hear person next to me.
  30. JT

    JonT

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Located with a great view of little traverse bay, the menu has something for everybody. It is a little pricey for the menu but the food is locally sourced and well prepared. Recommended for up north dining in Petosky.
  31. WL

    WilliamL

    Indiana

    245 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    245 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.
  32. 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.
  33. M

    Marty

    Chicago

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 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!
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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,
  38. CT

    CherylT

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 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.
  39. 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.
  40. S

    Siki

    Chicago

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 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.

FAQs

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

Beacon Bistro Petoskey is rated 4.4 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Beacon Bistro Petoskey

319 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Petoskey

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 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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