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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Walloon Lake Inn restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1233)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Walloon Lake
About the restaurant
Walloon Lake Inn is a unique upscale restaurant, which was totally renovated in 2014. It is a popular destination for people seeking a distinctive dining experience with a reputation of fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and superb service.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great Food, Great Service, Beautiful view. What more could you ask for?
A photo of Boathouse Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1895)
$50 and over
European
Traverse City
About the restaurant
The cuisine of the Boathouse, created with distinctive flair is refined and contemporary, with an underlying element that echoes the classical French tradition of Escoffier.

The Boathouse experience begins with a drive along the shores of beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay and its sparkling blue waters.

When you dine with us, you get the best of both worlds: We are both locavores and connoisseurs of what the rest of the world has to offer, so you get the freshest, finest ingredients from near and far. Owner Doug Kosch adheres to the "farm to table" concept.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
The food and service was great. The sunset was beautiful. We will definitely go back again.
A photo of The Dining Room at Arcadia Bluffs restaurant
4.9
4.9 (311)
$31 to $50
American
Frankfort
About the restaurant
The Dining Room at Arcadia Bluffs offers full service dining to the public, and our guests. The spectacular views of Lake Michigan and sunsets from The Dining Room and deck make it the most dramatic dining experience on the shore.

The Lakeview Bar offers a more casual dining experience. It includes a bar with multiple flat screens to catch up on the latest leaderboard updates, indoor dining and a uncovered porch with panoramic views of Lake Michigan. Seating for an additional 30 is available in the Lakeview Dining Room, including a private space for that special occasion—all of course with spectacular views of Lake Michigan and Arcadia Bluffs.

The Sunroom offers additional seating with stunning views of Lake Michigan. It is also available as private space that can be sectioned off into two spaces that accommodate up to 45 on each side or opened up to host 90 guests. The Sunroom also has an outdoor glass walled terrace with seating available for use with private events.

Top review
JulesO
Dined 4 days ago
Our group of 6 outside on the patio and the view was gorgeous! Delicious food and great service. I had the Chilean Sea Bass, which was so good! We will be back!
A photo of Prost Wine Bar & Charcuterie - Bay City restaurant
4.9
4.9 (15)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Bay City
About the restaurant
Prost! is a new refreshing experience located in Uptown Bay City! Offering a wide selection of wine and beer from around the globe, along with perfectly crafted cocktails. Our menu encompasses the European culture from imported charcuterie and cheese, shareable plates, salads, paninis and heartier dishes. We are dedicated to ensuring our guests are given a welcoming experience and bringing something new to the community for all to enjoy!

In the summer, our intimate dining space opens to the wonderful outdoors, leading to a lovely patio experience!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
I love Prost! The food is amazing and the service is outstanding.
A photo of Chandler's a Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2102)
$31 to $50
Global, International
Petoskey
About the restaurant
Chandler’s opened it’s doors in December of 1999 behind the historical Symons General Store building. It’s a cozy place with only 50 seats in the main dining room & 10 seats at the bar. When real estate is too tough to find - it’s standing room only! For a change of scenery, guests can enjoy dining in the wine cellar where they are surrounded by the 4,000 bottle collection that serves both the restaurant and Symons General Store. In the warmer months, guests can choose to dine outside, on Chandler’s brick courtyard.
Top review
Happyvip
Dined 5 days ago
Our birthday celebration was wonderful. As always, the food was tasty and plentiful. Dayvis provided superb service!
A photo of Elizabeth's Chop House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (721)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Marquette
About the restaurant
Our Story… Heritage, Passion, Love…
Since I was 5 years old, I’ve been in a restaurant kitchen. It is my life.
Cooking is my passion. My love is my wife, Elizabeth. Her passion is service.

This restaurant is a culmination of our passions, devotions and love.
We hope you will enjoy our efforts to bring you that same passion
in the finest quality food and the areas finest service.

Relax, sit back and enjoy a delicious dining experience.

Your Hosts,
Tom and Elizabeth Wahlstrom

Top review
nancyr
Dined 5 days ago
although it appears pricey ( and it can be) there are options that keep its prices to moderate level view and atmosphere are great and would recommend
A photo of Spring & Porter restaurant
4.8
4.8 (519)
$31 to $50
Global, International
Petoskey
About the restaurant
Spring & Porter features modern, globally-inspired cuisine in a refined yet welcoming environment. Chef Tommy Kaszubowski has created a menu for everyone and, when paired with our impressive wine collection, creates an experience you won't want to forget. From the selection of seasonal ingredients; and our emphasis on local purveyors to the thoughtfully crafted cocktail menu, Spring & Porter is humbled to have you as our guest.
Top review
NancyRvip
Dined 3 days ago
Outstanding food and service!!! Great evening! Ambience is perfect!
A photo of Artisan - Traverse City restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1055)
$31 to $50
American
Traverse City
About the restaurant
Artisan Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern offers a unique and innovative dining experience with magnificent views of Lake Michigan. Our Great Lakes-inspired, New American cuisine has an emphasis on farm-fresh fare from local and regional farms, celebrating the theme of craftsmanship and sustainability.
With booking a table in Artisan please advise your table will be reserved for 2 hours starting at the time of your reservation.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUTSIDE TABLES ARE RESERVED UPON REQUEST BUT CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.
If you have requested a table outdoors, please be advised that in the case of inclement weather, we will do our best to accommodate your party inside at the same reservation time, however we cannot guarantee a table inside at the same exact time and may need to adjust the reservation time accordingly.

Top review
NLawsonvip
Dined 1 day ago
The food, as always, was spectacular! Unfortunately we were seated in the bar area near the sofas and there we a couple of children yelling and playing on iPads. Highly recommend requesting seating near the windows.
A photo of Bourbons 72 restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1050)
$31 to $50
Steak
Traverse City
About the restaurant
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.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Food was great and service was spot on! Ribeye, Caesar and Lobster Bisque are a must! Will definitely be back!
A photo of Aerie Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
3.7
3.7 (1472)
$50 and over
American
Acme
About the restaurant
With panoramic views of Grand Traverse Bay and a vibrant, contemporary menu, Aerie Restaurant & Lounge has always been a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Located on the 16th floor of the Tower, inside Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, we have proudly served northern Michigan for more than 10 years. Our acclaimed dining venue favors friendly over formality and has become a mecca for those who love bold, exciting flavors. We feature local wine and beer selections and make a point of sourcing local ingredients to give you a true taste of Northern Michigan. Join us for dinner Wednesday- Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Our sales team had a fabulous networking dinner with our customers there. It's the 2nd time we have booked at Aerie & both times they have had a lovely experience overall. This time we booked a regular table v.s a private room last year and we loved the stunning & bright views from the windows.
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