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Bourbons 72, Williamsburg, MI

Bourbons 72

4.6
4.6
987 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Hand-cut steaks and chops seared over an open flame. Premium coastal seafood freshly prepared with a contemporary flair.

Enticing. Tantalizing. World Class.

Experience Northern Michigan's Premier Steakhouse, Bourbons 72. Offering unforgettable meals and exceptional service!


****Please arrive early for your reservation****

Begin with a bourbon flight, followed by a mouth-watering meal in our spacious dining room that welcomes you to relax in a tufted leather booth or at an intimate table.


Featuring over 72 kinds of bourbon from Michigan, Kentucky and beyond, Bourbons 72 lives up to its name. After wetting your palate, settle in with a pour of your favorite or a handcrafted cocktail.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (231) 534-8700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    James Broome
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact Scott Letts, Bourbons 72 Restaurant Manager, to make arrangements for groups of 8 and over. Business Phone 231-534-8700 email scott.letts@gtbindians.com
  • Neighborhood
    Traverse City
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 987 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

987 Reviews
  1. Steven

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was top shelf. The staff was helpful and pleasant.

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  2. ElliotB

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent meal. Service was great. Clare was an exceptional server. Enjoyed my wife's birthday.

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  3. DeborahW

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Claire was a fantastic server! Food was beyond delicious. Was a great anniversary dinner for us!

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  4. HelenB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Food was delicious and appropriately priced, nice ambiance, quiet.

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  5. BenH

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been here a few times and it’s been great, hence why I booked for Valentine’s Day. My girls risotto was too hard (pre al dente), her filet was tough, and I don’t think I’ve had a worse Old Fashioned (which they charged me $48 for 2 drinks (sangria and 1 old fashioned). Server never checked on us about the drinks, never came back to see if we wanted anything else. She still got tipped 20+ % because my mother raised me right, but I won’t be going there again unfortunately. Lobstet Bisque and French Onion Soup was the best part of the meal.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we have had in a long time. The atmosphere was beautiful. The waitstaff were very professional. This is was the perfect place for Valentines Day dinner!

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  7. TCDream

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On our first visit, we went for Valentine's Day. Ordered off the menu having steaks, potato and a vegetable. They were accommodating with switching items (upcharges applied, but we expected and were OK with that). Service was good but not intrusive. The food was good. There was a hiccup on an accompaniment and the charge was removed (even though they did bring it out after we commented). I was expecting a large potato and thus leftovers, but the potatoes were small, and we both thought appropriate sized so as not to 'overstuff' yourselves. Overall, the variety of menu options and the quality of the meal left us to conclude we would definitely be back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of the food is a little low for the price. The ambience and the service tries to make up for it, but doesn’t quite do it justice. 

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  9. Carrie

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as well as the staff. Great atmosphere.

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  10. ROBERTK

    Northern MI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Made reservation because had an excellent experience in the past. Arrived early. Went to bar to have drink while waiting for our table. Could not get served. Ordered from your couples menu. Appetizer good. Ribs were like petrified cardboard. Desert was good. Service was good but not friendly. Made a special trip to celebrate an occasion. Won't be back. Would rate restaurant as ordinary and expensive. We expected expensive.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally Worth it! Our server Nate went above and beyond! His timing between dishes were spot on!

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  12. BarbaraS

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was super nice. Food was great. Would recommend Bourbons 72 to anyone.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meals included 2 Shrimp cocktails, the Airline Chicken, and Beef Stroganoff. Dessert was Raspberry Cheesecake and Carrot cake. The entire meal was excellent. Our server was Claire and in our opinion she is the best of the staff and we request her with every reservation. She is very friendly and personable.

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  14. Mike

    Northern MI

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner and our server Nate was fantastic also. From the shrimp cocktails and salads to our walleye entree, everything was prepared perfectly. Thank you!

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  15. TWill

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered an 8 ounce filet mignon that ended up being dried out, well done and over cooked. Our waitress was great, sides were delicious, bread and the walleye. It is disappointing that a restaurant to be known for steak did not meet or exceed expectations. Especially for the cost of 50.00 for the filet mignon.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only issue we've experienced lately is a mix-up in steaks when served. I would suggest using color coded picks to identify the doneness.

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  17. KelliM

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but not anything super special. We sat in the bar area to watch the football game and there was only one server but she did an amazing job and was really nice.
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Hi Kelli, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you when you return!

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  18. RyanG222

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely everything we had was fantastic. From the cocktails, to the rolls, apps, salads, dinner & dessert, all were incredibly delicious.
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Hi Ryan, thank you for taking the time to leave us such an exceptional review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Bourbons 72 and we look forward to serving you when you return!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the Sunday date night special and was very impressed, they always have top Noth service and delicious meals, you can't go wrong ordering here everything is perfect 😋
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an exceptional review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Bourbons 72 and we look forward to serving you when you return!

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  20. Mike

    Northern MI

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience, Hali greets us with a smile at the hostess stand and always makes us feel appreciated. Dinner was delicious and our server Cloe was fantastic, shrimp cocktail, salads and walleye were outstanding, thank you for a great meal.
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Hi Mike, thank you for taking the time to leave us such an exceptional review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Bourbons 72 and we look forward to serving you when you return!

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  21. craigm

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great! Service was decent, but the server was a bit odd. Kind of hovered around the table too much. Took things away like utensils that I still wanted to use, but overall a nice experience.
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Hi Craig, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you when you return!

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  22. AmyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very quiet peaceful atmosphere with great food!
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Hi Amy, thank you for taking the time to leave us such an exceptional review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Bourbons 72 and we look forward to serving you when you return!

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  23. Iceman

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Prices are good if you don’t consider what your spending in the casino
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an exceptional review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Bourbons 72 and we look forward to serving you when you return!

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  24. scotte

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    wife's meal was way to salty my meal was ok but for $31 dollars a plate I expect to be impressed and I was not. I feel I could have made it better!
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Scott, we are so sorry to hear about your less than exceptional experience with us. Your satisfaction is our priority, please give us a call at: (231) 534-8100 so we can further discuss what happened and try to make things right.

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  25. KellyL

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the 4 ounce fillet mignon, which cut like butter and was oh so delicious. I paired that with the brussels sprouts, asparagus and garlic cremini and button mushrooms. As a starter, I had a shrimp cocktail and a bowl of their soup of the day, which was a Thai chicken, and was fabulous. Nate our server was amazing. So courteous and knowledgeable. His suggestions and recommendations were spot on.
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Hi Kelly, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a phenomenal review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Bourbons 72 and we look forward to serving you when you return!

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  26. ChrisR

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the second time we had gone in the same weekend. I love how they bring out one course at a time so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Chloe was our server and she was fantastic. The had a date night special that was 72 dollars per couple with limited items and it was amazing
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Hi Chris, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a phenomenal review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Bourbons 72 and we look forward to serving you when you return!

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  27. ChrisR

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to go here when we come to traverse city. It always has amazing service and food. Flourless cake was outstanding.
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Hi Chris, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a phenomenal review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Bourbons 72 and we look forward to serving you when you return!

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  28. MarcS

    Grand Rapids

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I am well-versed in fine dining, and this is not it, except the prices. The presentation was slapdash. My steak was overcooked. We made a request of the server of a "sherry float" for our lobster bisque. The waitress indicated she understood and even checked for availability. When the bisque was served, we were told that there was no sherry float, and in fact the waitress thought we'd said "cherry float". What a cherry float is in relation to lobster bisque, I have no idea. I would not dine at this restaurant again.
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Marc, we are so sorry to hear about your less than exceptional experience with us. Your satisfaction is our priority, please give us a call at: (231) 534-8100 so we can further discuss what happened and try to make things right.

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  29. ScottS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The bread was ok. We sent everything else back. The salad was drowned in dressing. The Chicken Marsala was too salty to eat. Do not recommend.
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Scott, we are so sorry to hear about your less than exceptional experience with us. Your satisfaction is our priority, please contact us at (231)534-8870 so we can further discuss what happened and try to make things right.

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  30. Mike

    Northern MI

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal, everything from our shrimp cocktail appetizer, salads and walleye were perfect, thank you to Terri and the whole kitchen crew! Our server Esella was fantastic also, we can’t wait to come back!

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  31. CynthiaH

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing and fast. Best prime rib! Very friendly Staff and service
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Hi Cynthia, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a phenomenal review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Bourbons 72 and we look forward to serving you when you return!

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  32. NeilM

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We recently visited Turtle Creek Casino and had dinner at Bourbon. We were greeted immediately by the hostess and seated at our table. Claire was our waitress assigned for the evening. We found her to be very friendly and efficient. Our meal was served in a timely manner as well. We ordered the prime rib for our entree and the meat was tender and juicy and , and it was probably the very best prime rib that we ever tasted. Thank you so much for the excellent experience and evening.

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  33. BruceC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional dinner, service, and atmosphere. This was our third time dining at Bourbon’s 72 and we have not been disappointed yet. Hostesses have been gracious and welcoming each time, and our waiter/waitress has always been the picture of knowledge, assistance, and professionalism. The filet mignon is perfectly seasoned and cooked exactly as ordered. I recommend a robust after dinner coffee with dessert, you will be glad you did.

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  34. Edju

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was wondering what made the chefs special soup “Asian” beef. The soup tasted like the bottom of a pot roast container poured into a bowl. Also the filets were tough. Not due to overcooking, cow filet is my guess. Bourbons has definitely declined the last few years.

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  35. TimL

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great. Just disappointed in the time it took to get seated. I did not make a reservation. I got there at 5:30. There was no one there and they couldn’t get me until 830. I’m guessing it’s lack of staff.

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  36. AngelaF

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, delicious food, great service, and quiet atmosphere!

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  37. annc

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    comfortable ,portions ok, possibly offer a salad along with meal not as an extra
    Bourbons 72Responded on January 31, 2024
    Hi Ann, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you when you return!

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  38. DeannaP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bourbon 72 offers a delicious menu of quality food , wines, and liquors. Our server Nate was professional and helpful. The crab cakes and Arincini balls were a delicious appetizer.

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  39. JosephD

    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
    Overall, everything was excellent. The food was very very good and very timely Nate, our server was excellent. He paid a lot of attention to our table. He was very polite, and just gave great overall service. This was our second Christmas dinner in three years and we continue to come back here every time we’re in Traverse City.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was very nice for fine dining. We had the special dinner for two which is a great value. The steak was great but the ribs were not so good, did not fall off the bone. Service was good.
    Bourbons 72Responded on December 26, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to serving you when you return!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bourbons 72 is rated 4.6 stars by 987 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
Google Map for Bourbons 72

7741 M 72 E, Williamsburg, MI 49690-9395

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Traverse City
  • Hours of operation
    Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    James Broome
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (231) 534-8700
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact Scott Letts, Bourbons 72 Restaurant Manager, to make arrangements for groups of 8 and over. Business Phone 231-534-8700 email scott.letts@gtbindians.com
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