Staring into each other’s eyes amidst soft candlelight, enjoying ambiances that rival the tantalizing flavors, and indulging in delicious desserts and magical evenings you’re sure to remember – dreamy date nights await, lovebirds!
Consider yourselves cordially invited to some of the most romantic restaurants in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay, where you’ll savor every morsel and every moment shared.
As we welcome you back, we’ll be doing our best to keep you in the loop on what’s open & closed in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Just look for the orange banners below on our partner listings as you start planning for your next trip!
While we all navigate this new normal, some experiences may be slightly different, and some businesses may only be partially reopened. Please check with the individual businesses for their reopening status, new hours of operation, and updated policies before visiting!
Artisan Urban Bistro (Saginaw) Cozy up together inside Old Town Saginaw’s Artisan Urban Bistro, and prepare for an exquisite evening. With an open kitchen and artful decor, select from the seasonally changing menu, sip house wine (made on premise), and enjoy your intimate dining experience.
Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie (Frankenmuth) The German word for Cheers!, cuddle together indoors by candlelight or outdoors by a warming fire at Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie in Frankenmuth, a “gathering place built on the love of wine, an appreciation of culture and a passion to be inspired…” Here’s to tasting from each other’s tapas and sipping selections from the wine bar – Prost!
MI Table (Bay City) What’s tastier than trying something new together? Step into Downtown Bay City’s brand new MI Table, located inside the historically renovated Legacy Building. Order from the seasonally changing menu at this farm-to-table spot, and know you’ll be presented Michigan produce, fish, game, vegan and vegetarian options, and dishes deeply rooted in our state’s history. (Want to share in a toast together, to new adventures and romantic evenings? MI Table serves Michigan wines, brews, and craft cocktails, too.)
Gratzi (Midland) Indulge in Italian cuisine and fine wines at Gratzi in Midland. With seating for more than 230 guests, including the Mezzanine balcony and specialty seating at the Captain’s Table, expect a dramatic dining experience and several distinct, unforgettable courses.
Real Seafood Company (Bay City) If authentic flavors, seasonal and local produce, and fresh-to-order seafood all bring a sparkle to your eye, you’ll love Real Seafood Company in Bay City’s Uptown (where every table offers gorgeous, sparkling views overlooking the Saginaw River, too).
Maru Sushi & Grill (Midland) Explore Japanese cuisine at Maru Sushi & Grill in Midland and dishes that are “a harmonious reflection of honoring a traditional cuisine and rediscovering it through a modern lens”. Set your sights on each other while sharing unique sushi rolls, sashimi, and nigiri, or an omakase platter of the chef's personal selections.
The Station 100 (Frankenmuth) Located in the former train station in Frankenmuth, enjoy casual fine dining with European influences. Dine on menu selections of Swiss, Austrian, Italian, French, and German food, and enjoy a location as unique as your love. An internationally certified sommelier will help pair your meal with the perfect wine!
The Public House (Bay City) Experience a romantic evening inside The Public House in Bay City. Sample from locally sourced fare, and sip thoughtfully crafted artisan cocktails. Want a conversation starter to “break the ice”? Ask about The Public House’s extravagant attention to detail, right down to its crystal-clear cocktail ice!
Whine (Midland) With a wine list from across the world, including regional selections by the bottle or glass, and inventive small plates prepared with seasonally inspired ingredients, find yourselves in Midland’s Whine. Will you cuddle together at the custom bar, crafted from old wine barrels, or in Whine’s overstuffed leather chairs by a cozy fireplace?
Café Zinc (Midland) Fall head over heels for the intimate, 40-seat bistro, Café Zinc, inside the H Hotel in Downtown Midland. Dine in sophisticated elegance near a roaring fire, and be sure to indulge in desserts of tartlets, tortes, and Napoleons – hand-prepared by a French-trained pastry chef.
Old City Hall (Bay City) Exposed brick walls and deep wooden floors. Candlelit tables in a casual-upscale bistro with divine steaks and more than 150 wine selections. Need we say more? Enjoy Old City Hall in Downtown Bay City.
Jake’s Old City Grill (Saginaw) Experience a casual-upscale chophouse with gracious service at Jake's Old City Grill in Saginaw. Select from Jake’s comprehensive martini and wine list, sample share plates or order from an extensive steaks and chops menu, and return time and again for the warm ambiance and unforgettable flavors.
Costela Brazilian Steak House (Bay City) Love traveling together? Fulfill your wanderlust inside Costela Brazilian Steak House, an authentic churrascaria and gourmet market table in Uptown Bay City. Select from an array of meats, carved and served tableside, fine wines, a full bar, and feel like you’re far away together here.
Riverfront Grille & Lounge (Bay City) Located inside the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Bay City, enjoy full-service, casual fine dining at Riverfront Grille & Lounge. You might find the four-course Couple’s Dinner Package to be precisely what you’ve been looking for, lovebirds!