The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is a world unto it's own. Restaurants, shops, breweries, art, farmer's market on Saturday morning, not to mention the wonderful tours of what was formerly an asylum. Outside of the main buildings you will find more eclectic places to eat, drink and explore. Hiking trails around the area are also great.Sarah O.
Such a very special place to visit. It will not disappoint. Many things to experience. Plan on a full afternoon and at least one meal (i rec. Stella). Don't miss the Bakery across from the Mercato! Get a map before you go so you don't miss ONE thing at this exciting "newer" location in the TC area.Julia E.
A unique coffeehouse and cafe. Roaster Jack Coffee Company roasted daily on site, Light of Day Organics Tea and a creative locally sourced menu featuring fresh baked goods, wraps, salads, frozen coffees and more!
Earthen Ales Taproom & Brewery
What happens when two brewers fall in love? You make enough beer to open a brewery! Andrew & Jamie like to brew beer that reminds them of places they’ve lived, visited and friends made along the way. Stop in for a visit and delicious brew!
Friday & Saturday, 1-9pm
1371 Gray Drive, Suite 200
(Under the Water Tower)
Higher Grounds Trading Company
Small-batch coffee roastery and coffee bar, featuring fair-trade, organic, fresh-roasted coffee from around the world, plus local music, art and edibles.
Left Foot Charley Winery
Left Foot Charley is a winery like no other. In lieu of the single estate model, LFC is a collection of grape and apple growers located throughout Northern Michigan dedicated to growing fruit for our wine and cider. Located in the urban setting of the former Traverse City State Hospital campus known as The Village, LFC creates an array of balanced white wine, red wine, and hard cider. Every bottle tells the story of the farm, the vintage and the winemaker's dream of sharing it all with you.
Tasting Room & Patio Hours
The Barrel Room
Over sixty years after the last fruits were taken from the root cellar, Left Foot Charley began using one of these buildings for its original intention - aging and storing locally grown crops. Here, in this naturally climate-controlled building, we are aging our barreled wines for up to three years and offering one of a kind tasting experiences.
Friday & Saturday 1pm-7pm
1400 Yellow Drive
Pepenero/Ballaro Wine Lounge
Pepenero is a one-of-a-kind restaurant bringing a southern Italian accent to the Grand Traverse dining scene. We are all about fresh, well-chosen ingredients, with which we make from scratch simply delicious Mediterranean food.
Ballaró reinterprets the delightful Italian custom of antipasto- small plate dishes designed for sharing - or eat alone with a drink or two, or more.
Friday & Saturday, 4:30pm-10pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Pleasanton Brick Oven Bakery
Northern Michigan’s first Artisan Bakery, Pleasanton has been a leader in the local food movement for over 20 years. Using time honored techniques and an incredible wood-fired brick oven, Pleasanton Bakery creates breads that are unlike any other available.
Call ahead for hours.
Red Spire Brunch House
Red Spire is an exciting new eatery in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons offering traditional and unique breakfast and lunch options.
Monday - Friday 8am-3pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm
Spanglish Cafe & Catering evolved from our love to cook and work together. Our bright and flavorful food has evolved over ten years. Our Tamales contain no hydrogenated lard, shortenings or trans fats. Traditional Mexican Food is our starting point but we will bend the rules to make a recipe better. We love to mix in American ingredients and cooking techniques. We really love what we do and it shows!
Closed Sunday & Monday
S2S Sugar 2 Salt
The best breakfast and service that the Northwest Michigan region has to offer. Our menu is seasonally driven and as local as possible. Breakfast sets the tone for your whole day, so why not start out with something great?
Closed Tuesday-Wednesday, call for pre-orders.
Since opening in 2004, Executive Chef Myles Anton, 5-time James Beard Award semi-finalist, has led the kitchen focused on sustainable ingredients sourced locally when possible and house-made pastas, fresh cheeses, charcuterie, breads and desserts. Trattoria Stella is designated as one of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America by Wine Enthusiast Magazine thanks to nearly eighteen years of committing to the education of a loyal service staff and an innovative selection of wine from all over the Italian peninsula plus the best of the best from the local ones: Old Mission and Leelanau. The effort put into the beverage selection and delivery matches the quality of the culinary offerings making Trattoria Stella an unparalleled destination for dining in Traverse City, Michigan.
*USA Today 2017 | Most Romantic Restaurant in Michigan
*MLive.com 2018 | Best Italian Restaurant in Michigan
*Open Table 2018 | Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America
*Traverse Magazine 2019 | Best Northern Michigan Restaurant
Stella To-Go, 5pm-8pm