Dining April 13, 2017
The 11 Most Beautiful Restaurants In All Of Michigan
It’s no secret that Michigan is home to some wonderfully delicious restaurants. From Italian classics to Thai food galore, there’s an eatery in the Great Lakes State to satisfy any craving you can imagine. But is there anything better than enjoying a great meal in a beautiful setting? Here are 11 breathtaking restaurants in Michigan that combine impeccable style and great food.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Mangiamo (1033 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids)
This delightful restaurant is located inside a converted 19th century mansion that simply oozes beauty and elegance. Grab a hearty bowl of pasta or indulge in a specialty pizza as you take in the bright artwork and natural light of the eatery.
2. Gandy Dancer (401 Depot St, Ann Arbor)
Head to Ann Arbor for a one-of-a-kind meal at Gandy Dancer, which sits inside a converted railway station. The interior of this restaurant is warm, cozy, and decidedly inviting in the most lovely way possible. Whether you’re enjoying a seafood dish or a glass of wine, you’ll be completely charmed.
3. Iridescence (2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit)
There’s no better date night locale than this Detroit eatery, which boasts stunning views of the city skyline from the 16th floor of the MotorCity Casino Hotel. The interior design is modern yet soft, and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to another dimension as you dine.
4. Trattoria Stella (1200 W 11th St, Traverse City)
This Traverse City favorite serves up Italian classics made with fresh ingredients and impeccable attention to detail, but its atmosphere is just as wonderful. You’ll feel as though you’re dining in an old-world Italian eatery as you take in the brick walls and moody lighting of Trattoria Stella.
5. The Carriage House (7485 Main St, Mackinac Island)
Check out this Mackinac Island favorite, which is located inside the Hotel Iroquois. The food here is top-notch, with plenty of fresh seafood and indulgent desserts, but the restaurant itself is just as incredible. During your meal, you’ll take in sweeping views of the Straits of Mackinac and marvel at the ambiance of this island eatery.
6. Andiamo (6676 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Township)
With a whimsical exterior and a fabulous menu to match, this Italian restaurant’s Bloomfield Township location is nothing short of magical. You’ll be swept away to a perfectly peaceful place as you enjoy your meal at Andiamo, which keeps diners returning time after time.
7. Legs Inn (6425 N Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs)
We’ve featured this Michigan hotspot before, and with good reason: it’s genuinely amazing. With its rustic, lodge-style decor and incredible array of Polish cuisine options, there’s something at Legs Inn to excite every sort of visitor.
8. Ambassador Restaurant (126 Shelden Ave, Houghton)
This Upper Peninsula eatery is known for great food (including one-of-a-kind pizza), but that’s not all that sets it apart. The walls are covered in breathtaking murals and the light fixtures glow with bright colors. Don't let its simple exterior fool you: the Ambassador is an absolute must-see.
9. Blu (5705 S Lake St, Glen Arbor)
This Glen Arbor restaurant might just be the most peaceful spot to dine in the entire state of Michigan. Enjoy gorgeous waterfront views and tall windows as you appreciate the impeccable service and equally impeccable cuisine at Blu.
10. English Inn (677 S Michigan Rd, Eaton Rapids)
This Lansing-area eatery is tucked away on the grounds of a quaint inn, and every visit feels like a step back in time. Diners rave about the ambiance of the English Pub and the outdoor terrace seating during warmer months. You’ll never want to leave.
11. Camille’s On The River (506 W Broadway St, Mt Pleasant)
Head to Mount Pleasant for a rustic yet completely charming experience at this restaurant, which features a stone fireplace, calming lighting, and a marvelous menu to match. It’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a meal in truly peaceful surroundings.
We couldn’t possibly feature every gorgeous Michigan eatery on this list, so tell us: which restaurants should have been included? We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comment section.