Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois

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244 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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Under the direction of Chef Greg Murphy and Executive Sous Chef James Stevenson, the Carriage House Dining Room is known island-wide for its fine classic American cuisine. Local seafood selections such as Carriage House whitefish from Lake Superior and prime steaks from a Detroit family butcher are paired with fresh salads, soups and desserts topped with signature Iroquois Hot Fudge.

Directly overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, guests enjoy flawless service in our glass-enclosed dining room or on one of our breezy outdoor waterfront verandas. The restaurant features an extensive wine list, full bar and nightly entertainment at the piano bar.
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DE
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fine dining on an island of fudge.

KL
Cleveland
39 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food. We always save the Carriage House for our last night on the island to celebrate the end of another wonderful vacation staying at the Iroquois.

ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, beautiful setting, but expensive.

DP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Highly recommend. The food and deterred outstanding!
The place was immaculate and beautiful!

M
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view of the water on this Autumn evening.

HP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at the Carriage House. Dinner and service were superb. The view to the lake was outstanding. I will go back every time I get back to the island.

KC
Detroit
59 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant on the island. Fabulous service and menu. Just wish they served lunch longer in the fall.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50 year friends separated by geography. Perfect meeting place!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was wonderful, loved the piano player playing soft music! Service was top notch and the food was wonderful! The views are very pretty as well. Will return!

BK
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most consistently outstanding restaurants we have experienced.

TL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I was looking forward to a quiet dinner with some background music. Table next to us was loud, dressed very casually though I thought we needed to dress for dinner and did so. Meal was fine but very pricey without the ambiance I expected. Not what I had anticipated.

JB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner overlooking the lake. Wonder food and service

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish. Inviting interior, impeccable service. The food was amazing from a beet and watermelon blue cheese salad that we split to my Seared Scallops. They were accompanied by a light wild mushroom risotto. Portions were ideal (smaller which makes me feel better because I don’t have to leave any food behind). It was so good, I went back with a different group the next night.

JR
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. The soup was amazing. Our entrees were delicious. I am surprised that such a quality restaurant would serve powdered lemonade. It was terrible!. Service was superior. JRS

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food and ambiance was great! Service was quick and very attentive. Definitely will go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, I work on the island and have been to many restaurants and this one is by far my favorite!

GA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Overall the experience was fine however it started off on a sour note. I waited for my table at the hostess stand and after a few minutes of deliberating where to seat us they took us to a back table when there were clearly tables by the window open. I then asked them if we could sit by the window (I stated in my reservation request to have a table with a view for my dads birthday) and the hostess rolled her eyes at me. Both the host and the hostess were extremely rude and made the wrong judgement call to seat my family in the back. I’ve been coming to the Island every year since I was born and have even stayed at the Iroquois a few times but now I will never return to this restaurant or hotel. Our waitress was very good and professional and the food was good but was unfortunately overshadowed by the lack of respect my family received. My advice is to go to 1852 Grill Room. I’ve always had pleasant experiences there.

LS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu selection, staff was courteous and very attentive.

SE
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful views. Wait staff was excellent.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is beautiful and service great . The food was exceptionally innovative for the classic menu that was presented for lunch. Nice surprising twists that made an Italian chopped salad and club sandwich especially delicious and special. Would highly recommend the Carriage House as a relaxing break from the hectic streets of the island. Well done!

K
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Carriage House has been a tradition for our family for the past 10 years, but we are unsure whether we will dine there next year. We have brought our son and daughter there since they were babies, however the restaurant was not as kid friendly this year. Our children were scolded for playing outside in between dinner and dessert. Our server was amazing, the view was amazing, and the food was good, just wish our kids could have fully enjoyed the rare and wonderful Mackinac Island.

JD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant and hotel. Highly recommended!

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner there for my birthday with my husband. We both enjoyed our dinner, service was excellent

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A amazing!! Beautiful view of lake!

JM
Detroit
60 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favorite in the island because of gourmet cuisine and right on the water. This time we both found our entree overdone- scallops were well done as was the veal making both a little dry. Next time I’ll make sure we ask for medium rare. Everything was very tasty but think the presentation could be better for the upscale restaurant that you are. Lemon meringue pie was fabulous. It was our actual anniversary and mentioned it in our reservation as well as to waitress and feel something should have been comped or maybe an after dinner coffee.

B
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and view!!! There is nothing we didn’t enjoy!!

P
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Iroquois Hotel and had dinner here our first night, loved it so much also did dinner here the next night. Perfect evening both nights, we were totally pampered and the food was marvelous! If you get a chance do go to the Hotel Iroquois Carriage House I strongly recommend it!

SR
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Off the main noisey drag. A nice walk. A little more quaint and peaceful. Great food.great service.

D
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and view

S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, food, and customer service. Would recommend highly.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal!!

CB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was inventive and delicious. Ambiance was super!

DH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful place for a fine dinning experience. Food was excellent an the view was perfect.
Only concern is the bugs are quite bad on the patio.

BG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always such a pleasure to be able to dine at the Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois. This was a first experience for my better half, and she thoroughly enjoyed it! Being a French trained chef, she has a rather discriminating palate when it comes to fine dining, and our entire experience was excellent.

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I wish we had known to ask for a table by the window...the best seats in the place. Next time, we will know👍

B
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed having lunch outside on the back patio under an umbrella. The service and food were both good. All in all, we enjoyed s nice lunch on a nice day.

MS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful evening! We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary with dinner at the Carriage House. The view was spectacular and our dinners were amazing (scallops and filet). We sat on the patio and had a perfect view of the lake.

TM
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Every summer for the past ten years weve stayed a week on Mackinac Island and spend one evening dinning at Carriage House. This experience was so atrocious that we will not be returning to Carriage House. The server described one of the entrees as "surf beef tenderloin fillet with lobster tail" so both my husband or quite frankly an apology.
While we were dining the noise level was rediculous - several incidents of servers dropping & breaking dishes & general noise of dishes being collected. It sounded like a school cafeteria - and we were seated across the room from the kitchen! The piano player was talented but the volumne was much too loud - it should be background music not a concert.
Fortunately we have discovered the "1852 Grill" at the Island House Hotel We had outstanding two dinners & one breakfast there - the food is fabulously prepared & fresh, and the wait staff are fist rate. Outstanding views of the harbour. Their planked whitefish is hands down the best whitefish we've ever had on Mackinac. Great jazz pianist too. Ironically, 1852 Grill is less expensive than Carriage House. So 1852 Grill is now our go to destination & we have permanently dropped Carriage House from our list. Don't waste your time or money at Carriage House at the Iroquois Hotel, it's not refelective of the Mackinac experience

BG
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with excellent Lake Superior white fish. Love the Sanders hot fudge cream puff for dessert. The piano player adds an elegant touch.

C
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Plan to stay there next year. The gardens are beautiful and very well kept. Love everything about the hotel and carriage house.