We thank Millennium Restaurant Group for the invitation to the Sneak Peek Dinner at Cove Lakeside Bistro. All opinions are my own.
by Robin B
It’s outdoor dining season in Michigan and there’s no better time than now to discover the newly-opened Cove Lakeside Bistro. Located off Portage Road on the bank of West Lake, Cove Lakeside Bistro is the latest addition to the Millennium Group of restaurants.
The building, formally home to Charron’s and Jason’s Cove, is located on Portage Road between Austin Lake and West Lake. The interior is spacious, offering a comfortable bar area and beautiful views of the lake from the interior dining room. The outdoor patio area more than doubles the restaurant’s seating capacity. For chilly evenings, the restaurant is looking into options on how to keep the patio warm so patrons can continue to enjoy outdoor dining on crisp Michigan nights.
Themed with a coastal inspired, local, seasonal menu, Cove Lakeside Bistro has a nice variety of seafood options, tasty small plates, burgers & sandwiches, and salads on both its lunch and dinner menus. The house-made soups are available as a starter or as an entrée. I was intrigued by the Onion Soup Gratinee which was ‘perfected in Portage’ and it did not disappoint! The dessert not to miss is Pineapple Upside Down Cake – the vanilla bean ice cream is delicious. There are a number of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options available. Coming in fall 2017, they will also be featuring a plated brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
FOR THE KIDS
The Kids-menu wasn’t just an afterthought. The meal includes a full line-up from drink, entrée to dessert.
Although our visit was sans children, I overhead the boy at the table next to us exclaim ‘it was the best meal he’s had in a long time!”
Cove Lakeside Bistro does take reservations. Or, consider a visit during an off-peak meal time to avoid a wait.
Whether you’re looking for a much-needed date night or simply enjoying a meal out with the family, make sure to check out Cove Lakeside Bistro – let us know what you think!
Monday – Thursday 11:30 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday 11:30 am – 11 pm
Sunday – 12 pm – 9 pm
For More Information
9110 Portage Rd