Northern Michigan is home to an array of amazing restaurants that are perfect for diners looking to give their taste buds a treat. Whether you’re searching for a terrific brunch spot, a fine dining restaurant, or a quiet café by the lake, the array of superb dining venues in this region are sure to satisfy.
Here are several must-try restaurants to check out when you’re in Northern Michigan:
Located in Petoskey’s Historic Gaslight District, Chandler’s serves new American fare in an intimate, European-style setting. Opened in 1999, the restaurant features three unique sections for diners to enjoy – a spacious outdoor patio, the 4,000-bottle Symons wine cellar, and the main dining room with a bar.
Be sure to order the “Taylor’s Hash,” a delicious hash brown cooked to perfection and stuffed with Gouda, bacon, poached eggs, and hollandaise.
Soak in the stunning views of Lake Michigan as you savor a bite out of a nice, juicy steak at Vintage Chophouse| Wine Bar, an exquisite waterfront dining venue on Little Traverse Bay. Located at the Inn at Bay Harbor, this elegant restaurant fuses the finest elements of a high-end all-American steakhouse and a casual lounge, making it the perfect place to indulge and relax.
Be sure to check out the restaurant’s weekly specials such as Wednesday Raw Bar, Thursday Wine Night, and Friday: Wine of the Week.
Enjoy an authentic Polish dining experience at the Polish Kitchen of Harbor Springs, which serves delightful Polish home-style classics including homemade kielbasa, golabkis, goulash, a variety of soups and sandwiches, and many more.
While every dish on their menu is excellent, we highly recommend their pierogi, a classic Polish comfort food dish consisting of potatoes stuffed with cheese, pork or traditionally prepared sauerkraut.
Located in downtown Petoskey, POUR Kitchen & Bar offers a distinctive dining experience in a relaxed setting. Their vibrant food menu is centered around modern fusion cuisine, with each dish made of fresh ingredients acquired from local farms and purveyors.
Complementing their delicious food is an extensive collection of draft wines and signature cocktails, which makes POUR a fantastic option for a casual lunch or a quiet evening of dinner and drinks.
The New York is a downtown Harbor Springs restaurant serving fine gourmet cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking Little Traverse Bay’s serene waterfront. Established in 1904, the restaurant was originally a hotel for visitors in Harbor Springs. While hotel operations ended decades ago, most of the original building is still intact and has been redesigned into a restaurant that carries the former business’ legacy of providing world-class service.
In addition to serving some of the finest cuisine in Harbor Springs, The New York is also available for parties, intimate gatherings, and other private events throughout the year.
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