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Welcome to Aerie Restaurant & Lounge 

With panoramic views of Grand Traverse Bay and a vibrant, contemporary menu, Aerie Restaurant & Lounge has always been a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Aerie delights friends, couples, and families alike. Located on the 16th floor of the Tower inside Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, we have proudly served Northern Michigan for more than 10 years.

Our acclaimed dining venue favors friendly over formality and has become a mecca for those who love bold, exciting flavors. We feature local wine and beer selections and make a point of sourcing local ingredients to give you a true taste of Northern Michigan.

The creative culinary team and dedicated staff always put service first, and we strive to create a fun, delicious, and memorable meal for each table. Peruse our menus now for new and unique dishes.

Thank you for visiting Aerie, and we look forward to seeing you soon.


We are located on the 16th floor of the Tower at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. 




Wed - Thu: 5 pm - 9 pm
Fri - Sat: 5 pm - 10 pm
Sun: 10 am - 2 pm

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Wine Spectator 2023 Award

Aerie at Sunset

Fridays and Saturdays 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Aerie at Sunset

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Experience the best view in town for sunset on Fridays and Saturday from 9:00 - 11:00pm at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge. Enjoy a special cocktail and dessert menu as you watch the colors paint the sky. 

Happy Hour

Tuesday - Saturday | 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Happy Hour

Enjoy $2 off beer and wine and a $6 featured cocktail Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 6:00pm.

Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sundays | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday Brunch Buffet

Experience a brunch unlike any other with delicious food, drinks, and panoramic views from the 16th floor of our Tower!

Adults: $35/person | Children 5-12: $18 | Children 4 and under: complimentary with purchase of adult brunch.

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Chef Auston Minnich

Executive Chef
Chef Auston Minnich

A 18-year veteran of restaurant cooking and cuisine, Chef Auston Minnich has been the Executive Chef at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa since 2021. Chef Minnich joined the Resort after working at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for seven years. Chef Minnich enjoys honoring northern Michigan agriculture and growers in his dishes. Chef Minnich studied culinary at Robert Morris University Illinois.

Chef Bryan Petrick

Chef de Cuisine
Bryan Petrick

Chef Bryan Petrick is the Chef de Cuisine at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge on the 16th floor of the Tower at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. With 18 years of culinary experience, Chef Petrick joined the team at Aerie in 2012 as a cook and quickly progressed due to his culinary creativity and talent. Petrick is a 2012 graduate of the Culinary Arts program at The Art Institute of Michigan in Novi.

Chef Lisa Clark

Pastry Chef
Lisa Clark

Everything is sweet with Chef Lisa Clark! Chef Lisa attended the Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College and spent two years working in downtown Traverse City where she learned and absorbed the art of dessert. She joined the team at the Resort in 2014 and worked her way up to Executive Pastry Chef. She is always looking for new ways to make something sweet and is taking a sugar art class.

Groups & Events

Groups & Events

Interested in learning more about holding events at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge? Complete the planning form below and we will be in touch to create the perfect proposal for your event.

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