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Les Cheneaux Culinary School

4.9
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63 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Simplicity is the essence in good taste... In the world around you, and in food.
Experience the almost seamless setting of “up north” blue waters and pure air. Delight in the breathtaking sunsets while sipping finely crafted cocktails. An unforgettable experience in dining, with the freshest of local produce, fish and game, prepared in carefully understated fashion to respect the wonderful specialness of original flavors.

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MichaelP
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE visiting the LCCS when we are in the area. They did not disappoint again. Just a fantastic experience!

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LibbyJ
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful location facing the marina. Sat outside on the high tops by the bar. Food was tasty but a bit overpriced (I told myself we were supporting the students). Only 1 vegan option and 2 vegetarian options. Staff friendly and accommodating. Would recommend for ambiance and experience if you have the cash to spare!

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Skeletor
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ate outside which was lovely until sunset when we could no longer see well and we’re quite surprised no lights were turned on. Also, service was a bit slow so we were getting chomped by mosquitoes near the end of our dining experience. All that said, we LOVED LCCS. The food is outstanding the the venue is lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration dinner. Lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding time with fresh local food, magnificent service with a million dollar view of the harbor!

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BabsC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining here since the first summer the school opened. Every year the dishes are different depending on the students interests. The food never fails to be an interesting mix of flavors that end up tasting amazing. The menu is not extensive in size, but remember, it is the last lesson for this school and what they offer is well prepared. Service has become better each year and Spencer is doing a great job of keeping things running smoothly. Outside seating is available and on a lovely night, it is the place to dine while overlooking the harbor.

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LizN
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must when in Les Cheneaux. The menu is phenomenal and the service is wonderful and personal. We always get the tasting menu with wine pairing and are always blown away. Great job LCCS!

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JerolynS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was inventive and delicious, the service was outstanding and the ambiance was lovely. The bison medallions were perfectly grilled and beautifully presented, as was the dark chocolate cake. We enjoyed a beautiful dinner on the deck and would highly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the trip. A special place to visit while in the UP.

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DavidW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always. Food,drink, family and friendship all in one delightful spot.

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Sara
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely dinner last Sunday evening. We shared the LAMB BAO (steamed chinese buns) which were the BEST BAO I have ever had. Next up we had the WAGYU HANGAR STEAK and the CHICKEN SSAM (Korean lettuce wraps) - also excellent. Presentation was outstanding and so was the service. I asked if the lemonade was made there and was told it was not but the waitress immediately volunteered to make it for me. That's going the extra step and was appreciated. Espresso was perfect and the panna cotta and semifreddo were, again, best i have ever had. This place is a jewel and would make a weekend getaway worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing! The food and presentation was outstanding. We enjoyed our dinner out on the patio overlooking The water. Service was fantastic and our server was extremely knowledgeable about every item on the menu. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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PeggyJ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great stop whether traveling by car or boat. Dishes are interesting & adventurous & never disappoint. Pricey, but worth it when we can!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a nice view oh the harbor, lake and islands. We dined on the covered deck on a warm sunny day. The menu is not large, but had a variety of tempting offerings. They were able to accommodate my gluten and dairy allergies without a problem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First night out without kids in a while.

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ZsaZsa10
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to find this exquisite restaurant. Everything was delicious. We loved the wine pairings and the pre fix menu. Our waitress Kirstin was delightful, helpful and pleasant. The out door patio overlooking the marina was simply perfect. Can’t wait to dine there again.

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PattyH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & specialty drinks. Our waitress was friendly and made nice recommendations. Overall, a fabulous experience.

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DougG
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We traveled 2+ hours each way just to eat here. It is always a wonderful experience.
The Wagyu Beef tacos were great, the broccoli salad was fantastic, the dry aged ribeye steak and sauce was out of this world. Fantastic deserts.
Excellent service and beautiful relaxed setting. Very low key but very professional.
Strongly recommend

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Walrus
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so thrilled to have stumbled upon your culinary school and have had several excellent dining experiences with you! We look forward to many more!

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LakerDiner
Northern MI
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Will definitely be back!

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MarcH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Every year when we visit Hessel we eat at the culinary school. This year our service was awful. Our servers usually tells us all about the food. This server hardly spoke to us. She didn't even know rootbeer was on the menu. She even yelled inside to the bar "do we have rootbeer?" It was odd. I have to eat gluten free due to a health condition and that seemed to be an issue. Usually our servers are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I hope this was just a bad experience because we absolutely love the food. We definitely would have spent more money but unfortunately we just wanted to leave.

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PaulW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The school offers a great food and dining experience

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vipInvictusX
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal all around. We did the three course tasting and each one was very flavorful and well prepared. We will definitely be back.

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BruceM
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fun enjoyable evening. Typical we don’t spend a lot on going out but this place is just amazing. Hope to come back soon. Love hearing the shout outs from the kitchen. Thank you so much

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a very nice restaurant. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have celebrated our wedding anniversary here the third time. I has always been fantastic

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vipRandyM
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always very good. The scenery look out to the lake is breath taking. The service is very good. The cocktails are also very good.

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vipLynelleJ
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. The food was amazing.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience. Food is fantastic !

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LCCS is the best!

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BruceL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We actually arrived before our reservation time but were seated right away. Food was excellent. Server was fast, efficient and answered all our questions about the menu and the school. Overall, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, obviously well trained.
We will be back next season. Change the menu but not the way you are training these folks. Before I retired, I ate out 80 - 100 nights a year and there are many restaurants out there who could learn a lot from your restaurant !

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vipJCol
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dishes including scallops and walleye. Certainly not your everyday preparations, but everything worked. The price fixe was a very good deal, which resulted in a free dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Because they didn’t bother to check for Open Table reservations, we were shunted to a small bar table in the hall, which I rejected after a few minutes of being in traffic. Two salads and entrees, no alcohol, no dessert, for $110? Granted there is nothing else in the Cedarville/Hessel area that could qualify as cuisine, but this meal was nowhere near this price point. The wedge salad was soaked in dressing, and managed to be both overly salty and bitter. Hard pass. The sirloin turned out to be a sliced piece of thin beef, with an interesting but not compelling, and oily accompaniment, the name of which escapes my memory. Altogether a forgettable experience. Wait staff was...interesting. “How’s it going?” Well, it is the U.P., and that’s not going to change.

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EdnaS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal with outstanding wait person. Jenna was awesome!

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PaulW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food!
Great presentation.

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SuzP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love having a meal (or two) when visiting Les Cheneaux Islands. Great food pairings, nice plate sizes, and the laid back atmosphere of LCI. See you next year!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service and view!

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PeggyS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omgosh, the entire experience was amazing! From the time we walked in, they knew it was our 40th wedding anniversary and treated us so special. Our waitress was amazing, the food stellar, I have the Kobe beef and my husband had the scallops. Both were done to perfection. Her drinks were very good and they even came over and toasted with us for anniversary. We will definitely be back!

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Scooter
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great bison burger and game hen with chanterelles. Green beans with shishito peppers also tasty. Eating at the bar is a wonderful option if outdoor seating is unavailable. The inside is drab, austere, and lacking any charm. The staff is cordial and adds great ambiance, especially at the bar. Had a lovely time.

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LynneM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were camping in the area and had planned to dine here. The experience was wonderful

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Les Cheneaux Culinary School is rated 4.9 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

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