Northern Michigan is opening up this weekend. Ready for a night out? These are Traverse City's best bars and restaurants according to Yelp! reviews.

The Southwest Airlines commercial comes to mind: "Wanna get away?" After two months of sitting at home, we'd bet you're ready for a night out. Now that Traverse City and much of Northern Michigan is open, where should you go? We looked at Yelp! reviews to find the best restaurants to go to for dinner and drinks in the Cherry Capital.

Alliance | 144 Hall St. | Open Thur- Sun only | of 113 reviews, 103 are 5 stars

Creative cuisine, locally sourced. "A progressive menu in a casual, contemporary atmosphere."

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Trattoria Stella | 1200 W 11th Street | 350+ 5 star reviews

Traditional Italian fare in a farm to table environment. They made the Top 100 Best Wine Restaurants list in 2018.


The Towne Plaza | 203 Cass St. | nearly 250 5 star reviews

Good Food. Local Ingredients. Fresh Atmosphere.  

Patisserie Amie | 237 Lake Ave. | 350+ 5 star reviews

A French bistro promising "an experience right out of Paris

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PepeNero Ristorantino Mediterraneo | 700 Cottageview | 104 of 142 reviews 5 star

Italian and Sicilian cuisine and culture

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There you have it, five of Traverse City's top-rated spots for fine dining. Bon appetit!

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