1065 M-37 S.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 943-3040
Fax: (231) 943-9559
Colleen Smiley dared to introduce vegetarian cuisine to the meat-loving natives of Michigan. And with veganism becoming more popular, her Om Café is now a local favorite. The name is the Sanskrit syllable that is symbolic of Hinduism and the simplicity in the food and decor exudes a sort of holistic aura. The menu features globally-influenced, organic fare, minus the compromise on taste and variety, and made from fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Try their Buddhist Priest Stir-Fry to go with organic cocktails.
Red Ginger brings to Traverse City some delightful Asian food. This is the local favorite for sushi. The fish here is always fresh and the rolls are innovative with seasonal flavors. Favorite sushi here include the Unagi and the Shrimp Tempura. Other dishes to order are the Minced Chicken in Lettuce Wraps and the Calamari.
Explore the sophisticated side of French dining at La Becasse. Their inspiring menu features a lot of countryside innovations from chef Guillaume Hazaël-Massieu. Hanger Steak, Veal Noisettes and Lake Michigan Whitefish are some of the crowd favorites to try out. The decent wine list has a lot of choices for the discerning drinker. Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff will make sure your dining experience is absolutely satisfying. Check website for details.
Siren Hall is a born and bred Elk Rapids institution, placed on a cobblestone street right along the Grand Traverse Bay. Siren Hall's consists of a minimal dining space, stuffed marlin and dorado, as well as the century-old steel beems along the ceiling, illuminated by the booth-top lights that ring around the dining area. Pull up a stool at Siren Hall's gorgeous bar, made from a single douglas fir support beam recovered from the Puget Sound. Slick presentation and an intuition for modern dining makes Siren Hall a mandatory stop in Elk Rapids.