One of the best views of the bay from a Traverse City restaurant can be found at Lobdell’s, a teaching restaurant located in the Haggerty Center overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay. Lobdell’s serves as a working laboratory for Northwestern Michigan College culinary students and is open to the public for lunches and dinners throughout fall and spring semester.

Lobdell’s is a 90-seat restaurant and named in honor of longtime Northwestern Michigan College supporters Wayne and Terry Lobdell. Your reservation is appreciated.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 22. Enjoy a gourmet meal and the view of Grand Traverse Bay embraced in fall color. Reservations highly recommended: 231-995-3120.

Also reserve your spot at these special dinner events:

 Oct. 22  – Great Lakes, Great ChefsTapawingo founder and chef Pete Peterson created the inaugural event in 2009. Watch for more information soon on this second annual dinner fundraiser to benefit Great Lakes Culinary Institute students.

Reserve a fall dinner event starting Oct. 4

World Cuisine Plated Dinners:
•    Thursday, Nov. 18  – Italian
•    Friday, Dec. 3  – British Isles $30 per person plus tax and service

Professional Cookery Dinners:
•    Friday, Oct. 29
•    Friday, Nov. 5
•    Friday, Nov. 12
•    Friday, Nov. 19$22 per person plus tax and service

Dinner reservations will open to the public on October 4, and can be made by calling (231) 995-3120A credit card is required to guarantee reservations. Reservations begin at 6 p.m. and are taken every 15 minutes until 7 p.m.

Want to know more about Lobdell’s? Read this blog by former Traverse Magazine food editor, Emily Tyra.