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cholderby Apr 19, 2009 11:43 AM

My husband and I have spent many happy meals at Tapawingo. Now that they're closed, I was wondering what else there is. We've been to the Rowe Inn a few times, it's nice but not spectacular. Any reccomendations in our around Traverse City would be appreciated.

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    siobhan37 Apr 27, 2009 11:28 AM

    Try The Cooks House on Front Street. Tiny place--only seats about 18, but the food is wonderful. They have either a five course chefs dinner ($45) or a seven course chefs dinner ($55) that I recommend. The chef is choosing your dinner, but everything is so good it's nice to let him choose. It does not have a liquor license, so stop in at Jack's Market across the street before you go and pick up some wine for dinner. They let you bring your own and they provide the stemware. They are open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are a must for dinner as they are so small.

    1. Fritter Apr 20, 2009 04:39 AM

      We enjoy Amical in downtown TC for an easy pick.
      La becasse has always been enjoyed in years past.
      Bowers Harbor inn on the point is nice and is close to Chateau Chantal if you opt to do some wine tasting.
      If you make it further north to the Petoskey area consider the Walloon Lake Inn. It's a bit out of the way but well worth the drive.

      http://www.restaurantlabecasse.com/

      http://www.bowersharborinn.net/awards.html

      http://www.chateauchantal.com/

      http://www.walloonlakeinn.com/menu.html

      1. rainsux Apr 19, 2009 03:08 PM

        If you're willing to drive a bit, I recommend Hernann's in Cadillac. it certainly ain't Tapawingo,
        but it is VERY good.

        http://www.chefhermann.com/

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          grouper Apr 19, 2009 04:31 PM

          We went to Stella's in Traverse this past fall and it was great! Food was excellent and they really try to support local farmers, etc. I would give them a try. Might need reservations as the place was packed.

        2. nsxtasy Apr 19, 2009 01:14 PM

          You'll find lots of Traverse City recommendations in these discussions:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/413360
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/120503

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