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    Main Dining Room

Timeless, Yet Unexpected

Overlooking the world’s longest porch and the Straits of Mackinac, our Main Dining Room offers one of the most picturesque dining experiences in an elegant setting for unforgettable breakfasts, lunches and formal dinners. This landmark dining destination centers on old-world hospitality, where dressing up for dinner is a tradition, and gathering for a meal is an event.

The dining room transforms as the day progresses, and it all begins with coming together for breakfast, the hotel’s primary place to begin the day with both classic and unique dishes. A signature to Grand Hotel is the Grand Luncheon Experience — a lavish bountiful display of food and beverage, a fusion of tradition and innovation uniting yesterday and tomorrow.

In the evening, there is a dress code as the dining room transforms with nightly live entertainment from the Grand Hotel Orchestra and a five-course rotating dinner menu that is locally focused and globally artistic. The Grand Pecan Ball with fudge sauce, which made its debut in 1947, is the signature dessert. Each season, Grand Hotel guests happily consume more than 60,000 Grand Pecan Balls.

Recently honored by a Wine Spectator Award for “Best of Excellence”, the dining room has over 350 selections of wine — curated by our master sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer — to balance the epicurean delight. The beloved staff, the heart of the Main Dining Room, graciously welcomes guests year after year, providing a familiar warmth of returning home.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fine Dining
  • High Price Point
  • Lunch
Our Menus
Appetizers
Sparking Passionfruit & Peach Juice
Roasted Heirloom Carrots Harissa Vinaigrette, Pickled Golden Raisin, Cumin Coconut Yogurt
Seared Jumbo Day Boat Scallop Sweet Corn Maque Choux, Peppadew, Chile Oil
Jewel Box Tomato Tart Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Flaked Sea Salt
Cashew Chicken Bao Bun Pickled Daikon Radish Slaw
Pork Belly & Rabbit Terrine Roasted Garlic Sourdough, Apricot Mustard
Soups
Chilled Ginger Peach
Garden Vegetable Ditalini, Lemon Kale Pesto
Smoked Whitefish & Clam Chowder Oyster Crackers
Salad
Lacinato Kale Purple Grapes, Sunflower Seeds, Feta, Oregano Vinaigrette
Watermelon & Arugula Mint, Puffed Amaranth, Agave Jalapeño Vinaigrette
Entrées
Charred Savoy Cabbage Beluga Lentil, Quinoa, Mushroom, Smoked Tomato
Poached Lake Trout Cilantro & Avocado Rice, Spiced Coconut Foam
Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Breast Mustard & Gruyere Spaetzle, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Lamb Tenderloin Beet Risotto, Spring Peas, Beech Mushroom, Horseradish Cream
Jumbo Shrimp Scampi Seared Jumbo Day Boat Scallop, Chili Oil
Appetizers
Sparkling Raspberry Juice
Chicken Liver Mousse Raspberry Preserves, Chicken Crackling, Sour Cherry Slaw
Spinach Gnocchi Oyster Mushroom, Leeks, Black Garlic Cream
Chickpea Falafel Edamame Hummus, Pickled Red Onion
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail Rosé Cocktail Sauce, Fennel & Cucumber Salad
Wagyu Beef Tartare Toasted Sourdough, Cured Egg Yolk, Crispy Capers
Soups
Organic Chicken Consommé Matzah, Mirepoix
Chilled Green Corn Poblano, Avocado
Wild Mushroom & Leek Puffed Wild Rice
Salads
Baby Caesar Romaine, Lola Rosa, Whole Wheat Crouton, White Anchovy, Parmesan, Creamy Caesar Dressing
Tomato & Cucumber Salad Crispy Pita, Aleppo, Sumac Vinaigrette, Parsley
Entrées
Roasted Cauliflower Aloo Gobi Lemongrass Brown Rice, Crispy Chickpeas, Mint & Basil Chutney
Miso Chilean Sea Bass Forbidden Rice, Edamame, Baby Bok Choy, Yuzu
Chicken Scaloppini Rösti Potato, Lemon, Caper, Garlic Rapini
Breaded Veal Chop Smoked Tomato Risotto, Spinach, Fontina
Slowly Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes, Pole Beans, 1887 Bourbon Glaze
Appetizers
Sparkling White Grape Juice
Chilled Provençal White Bean Hummus Persillade, Garden Vegetable Crudités
Farro Islands Salmon Tartare Cucumber, Grapefruit, Togarashi Cream, Rice Cracker
Prosciutto Bruschetta Whipped English Pea Ricotta, Shaved Asparagus, Balsamic Caviar
Crispy Long-Stem Articthokes Lemon Saffron Aioli
Spring Lamb Arancini Local Honey, Mint Labneh
Soups
Watermelon Gazpacho Pickled Rind
Shrimp Bisque Sherry Crème Fraîche
Beef Bone Broth Herbed Spaetzle
Salads
Frisée & Watercress Cucumber, Tomato, Salt-Cured Olive, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette
Baby Wedge Apple Cider Smoked Bacon, Radish, Carrot, Blue Cheese Dressing
Entrées
Vegan Bolognese San Marzano Tomato, Eggplant, Cauliflower Linguini
Crab-Crusted Whitefish Ancient Grains, Asparagus, Lemon Butter Sauce
Pan-Seared Chicken Breast Sweet Cornbread Pudding, Smoked Turkey, Braised Collard Greens
Slow-Roasted Berkshire Pork Loin Peach Mostarda Glaze, Warm Escarole and Potato Salad
Prime Rib of Beef Roasted Potato, Creamed Spinach, Au Jus, Horseradish Sour Cream
Entrées
Crispy Chicken Tenders Fruit Cup or French Fries
$ 15
Cheeseburger Sliders Two Beef Sliders, Cheddar Cheese, Fruit Cup or French Fries
$ 15
Macaroni and Cheese Fruit Cup or French Fries
$ 15
Grilled Chicken Breast Fruit Cup or French Fries
$ 25
Dessert
Warm Brownie Sundae
$ 10
Banana Pudding Cup Whipped Cream, Gummy Worms
$ 8
Morning Spirits
Grand Mary Belvedere Vodka, Olive, Pickled Asparagus
$ 23
Grand Mimosa Chandon Brut Sparkling, Orange Juice
$ 23
East Porch Tequila Sunrise Patron Silver, Fresh Orange Juice, Club Soda, Pomegranate and Cranberry Juice
$ 24
Starters
Orange Mango Smoothie Orange, Mango, Coconut Milk Yogurt
Berry Acai Smoothie Mixed Berries, Acai, Greek Yogurt, Agave
Fresh Fruit Plate Sliced Golden Pineapple, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Grapes
Greek Yogurt Bowl Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Gluten Free Granola, Berries, Local Honey
Overnight Oats Steel Cut Oats, Chia, Coconut Milk, Mixed Berries, Mint
Steel Cut Oatmeal Brown Sugar, Raisin
Fresh Pastries
Croissant Traditional, Chocolate or Toasted Almond
Muffin Blueberry, Lemon Poppy, or Chocolate Chip
Danish Cream Cheese, Lemon Curd, or Mixed Berry
Scone Traditional, Orange Cranberry, or Black Currant
Pop Tart
Chocolate Avocado Muffin
Cage-Free Eggs
Steak and Eggs Two Eggs, Sliced Skirt Steak, Chimichurri, Breakfast Potato
Eggs Your Way Two Eggs, Choice of Bacon, Country Sausage or Chicken Apple Sausage, Breakfast Potato
Eggs Benedict Toasted English Muffin, Canadian Bacon, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce
Omelette Three Cage-Free Egg Omelet Served with Breakfast Potatoes Choice of Fillings: Onion, Bell Pepper, Mushroom, Spinach, Tomato, Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Chicken Sausage Cheddar, Mozzarella, Feta Cheese
Grand Favorites
Avocado Toast Multi-Grain Toast, Avocado Pulp, Lime, Poached Egg, Shaved Radish, Everything Spice
Buttermilk Pancakes Mixed Berries, Powdered Sugar, Maple Syrup
Grand Mariner French Toast Cinnamon Swirl Brioche, Grand Mariner Batter, Orange, Powdered Sugar, Maple Syrup
Smoked Salmon Toasted Bagel, Cream Cheese, Hard Boiled Egg, Red Onion, Tomato, Capers
Individual Quiche Loraine Smoked Ham, Caramelized Onion, Gruyere Cheese, Egg, Arugula Salad
Desserts with Suggested Pairings
Grand Pecan Ball Guernsey Vanilla Ice Cream, Pecans, Fudge Sauce (GF)
Gand Mariner Crème Brule Macerated Berries
Warm Chocolate Lava Cake Salted Caramel Sauce, Raspberry Powered Sugar
Michigan Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler Vanilla Bean Streusel Topping
Cheese Plate Assortment of Cow, Sheep and Goat Cheese, Cherry Chocolate and Espelette
After Dinner Wine Selections
Port 3 oz. Pour
2200 Quinta de la Rosa 20 Year Tawny, Douro Portugal
$ 23
Smith-Woodhouse Ruby Late Bottled Vintage, Douro Portugal
$ 22
Chateau Chantal Cerise Cherry Port, Old Mission Peninsula
$ 18
Wines 2 oz. Pour
Bel Lago Cherry Wine, Leelenau Peninsula
$ 14
Cascade Raspberry Chocolate Silk, Grand Rapids
$ 14
Cooper's Hawk Vidal Ice Wine, Lake Erie
$ 18
Huber Riesling Ice Wine, Austria
$ 17
Sichel Sauternes, Bordeaux France
$ 18
Whiskey & Cognac 2 oz. Pour
Macallan 12-Year
$ 39
Oban 14-Year
$ 46
Glenmorangie 18-Year
$ 69
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
$ 84
Courvoisier VS
$ 19
Rémy Martin VSOP
$ 26
Rémy Martin Louis XIII
$ 599
1887 Grand Rye
$ 30
1887 Grand Bourbon
$ 32
Woodford Reserve
$ 23
Woodford Reserve Double Oak
$ 30
Cordially Yours 2 oz. Pour
Bailey's Irish Cream
$ 20
Campari Apertivo
$ 20
Chambord
$ 23
Di Saronno Amaretto
$ 20
Fernet Branca
$ 20
Grand Marnier
$ 23
Kahlua (& Cream)
$ 20
Jameson's
$ 20

Breakfast • 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

At Grand Hotel, breakfast includes a wide selection of entrees including omelets, eggs any style, hot and cold cereals, pancakes and French toast with authentic Michigan maple syrup, hot oatmeal, breakfast meats, salmon, fresh bread and pastries, fresh juices, fruits, and more.


Grand Luncheon Experience • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The legendary Grand Luncheon Experience is a one-of-a-kind Grand Hotel experience. Offerings include fresh salads, composed salads, fresh seafood including oysters, mussels, and assorted smoked fish, assorted and domestic cheeses and fruits, a variety of hot items and a carvery station. No Grand Luncheon is complete without a lavish and bountiful dessert display. Beverages that are included are coffee, tea, and lemonade. Soft drinks, wine, beer, and a full bar are available for additional purchase. The Grand Luncheon Experience is a multiple-year winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

  • Adults: $77.00
  • Children 6 – 12 Years Old: $39.00

For group inquiries of 20 or more guests for the Grand Luncheon Experience, please reach out to [email protected].


Dinner • 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM

The Main Dining Room’s dinner menu is renowned for its range and excellence, with three rotating menus throughout the season. The meal includes a variety of options designed by our chef. Each meal begins with an appetizer followed by soup, salad, entrée, and dessert.


  • All pricing does not include tax. Children under 5 eat for free. Guests 13 and older are considered as adult pricing.
  • Because dressing up for dinner is a tradition at Grand Hotel, please view our Dress Guide.
  • We accept reservations for parties of 10 or more people. To make a reservation, please contact our Concierge at (906) 847-3331 ext. 567.
  • For guests who wish to bring their own wine, Grand Hotel charges a $50.00 corkage fee.

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