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9 Bean Rows Restaurant

4.3
4.3
30 reviews
$30 and under
American
Currently Wren/9 Bean Rows Restaurant is not taking reservations through open table. Please call (231) 271-1175 to make your reservation. Thank you!

9 Bean Rows Restaurant is sadly closing but will be transitioning into Wren, under Chef Adam McMarlin, effective August 1st 2018!

Adam grew up in the Metro Detroit area taking his first job at 14 years old in an Italian butcher shop and grocery store where he worked throughout high school. While attending Western Michigan University he worked as a dishwasher and cook in a small cafe. Gradually he started working more and going to class less. He then bought a motorcycle and traveled throughout the southern United States, cooking along the way, until he arrived in San Diego, CA. Eventually he landed a job at a small restaurant owned and operated by a Frenchman from the Loire Valley. This is where Adam found a style of cooking that suited him. Simple and clean, rustic yet precise.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (231) 271-1175

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Adam McMarlin

What 30 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. NA

    NoAllergyAwareness

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding, the service is wonderful and the restaurant is lovely! Anything on the menu is great, but the trout and chicken are superb. It's great if you just want a good meal but would also be perfect for a date or anniversary. Our favorite place in Leelanau!
  2. 0

    01seafoodlover

    Phoenix

    182 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Great food. Super small menu. Few tables, a reservation is wise.
  3. JS

    JimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New menu is limited but delicious. Wait staff was very helpful in making selections. Back patio seating is tight but enjoyable.
  4. t

    tvill

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    9 Bean Rows was on the way to becoming one of our favorite restaurants on the Leelanau Peninsula. According to local publications, the ownership was supposed to be undergoing a change when we were there last week, but there was a lot of uncertainty as to whether it was being run by the new owners or the previous ones. The food was comparable to in the past and generally quite good. However the wait staff was not very well trained. And when we requested outside dining we were placed at a table next to the air conditioning unit which was so loud it made conversation very difficult. All in all, a good meal, but given the cost of dining there, it failed to live up to expectations.
  5. PL

    PhillipL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We have been going there for years. It changes Chefs a couple of years ago and re-opened and was just OK. Recently, there was a change in ownership/management and we tried it. The service was spotty and the staff seemed a bit confused. We got some bread/dinner rolls with water and the rolls were tough and cold. There was a tiny spot of butter with the 2 rolls. Onward to cocktails. My wifes wine was OK and my draft beer was tasty and cold. That's the end of the good news. We ordered Hanger steaks for $23.00 ea. They came extremely under cooked, very small portions and seared outside. There was a vegetable side on the plate. 3 tiny vegetables. Seriously. The place may be OK for a cocktail or a light snack, but we will never know because we will never return.
  6. CK

    ChristinaK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2018

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    We made reservations for our vacation based off of recent reviews prior to the ownership change. Unfortunately the food was mediocre at best.My husband’s hanger steak was tough and inedible. My first entree of pan seared walleye was rubbery and tasteless. The server was gracious and replaced it with salmon which was much better. The roasted beet salad was very good. The sauce on the salmon was also delicious. However our meal was overall disappointing at 100 plus a tip for 120 total. For that, I expect excellent food. We will not be returning.
  7. DW

    DebraW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nine Beans has changed hands more than a few times in the last two years. The last two chefs were disappointing . But Wren is a welcome change. The food was delicious and well prepared. We will be back!
  8. d

    debbi

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not disappoint! Thrilled from start to finish. Wren is wonderful!
  9. DD

    DDthexton

    Milwaukee

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a week's worth of very average dinners in Leelanau County, we were so glad to have made the reservation in advance to check out 9 Bean Rows. Easily the best meal we had all week! They have a small menu with interesting combinations and lots of local, fresh ingredients. There is a great selection of local and other wines along with some creative cocktails, which were delicious! Spouse had the whitefish, MIL had the walleye and I had the arugula pesto pasta, plus the soup of the day - a potato/leek bisque-style soup. The soup was outstanding with deep, intense flavors and a perfect creamy texture. The fish dishes were both excellent and perfectly prepared. We had eaten other fish dinners every night but this fish was the freshest tasting and most perfectly done. The pasta dish was a tiny bit bland - I would have liked some more of the arugula pesto on it, but it was still quite good. There were two desserts to choose from, so we got both and shared them. Small portions of heaven!! The chocolate pots de creme was intensely flavored with high quality chocolate and caramel. The cream coconut cake was moist, flavorful, and beautifully presented. Can't say enough about this restaurant - don't miss it!
  10. JF

    JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just good fresh, artfully prepared food. New chef is better than any predecessor.
  11. JF

    JefferyF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2018

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    This restaurant is well known to us and we frequent often. It is under new ownership Wren the Butcher. We were looking forward to trying his food. We had heard he does a great job. Unfortunately our experience was disappointing. After 45 mins cocktails arrived ..... delicious. We still haven’t ordered at 60 mins and decided not worth the wait. While we will be back to try the house is not yet ready for prime time. To bad.
  12. N

    Nancy

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary - loved it! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We'll be back!
  13. JF

    JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Short but varied menu, includes an excellent vegetarian dish. Everything was fresh, prepared as requested, delivered from the grill or oven, and with a creative flair. The new chef is a star and the service is prompt and pleasant. Outdoor seating suffers a bit from A/C noise, but inside is just fine. One of the best in the county!
  14. G

    Gerbera

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful patio out back with some herbs growing around our table. Our server wasn’t particularly attentive, but there were other staff supporting the server as well. I was kind of surprised at how wintery the menus seemed(lots of potato dishes and there were kraut and carrots on some dishes) but I think we might have just not been told the specials that night. Everything was delicious. I could eat the spaetzle for every meal.
  15. PR

    PamR

    Yosemite

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant cancelled our reservation a few days in advance due to the chef's family emergency. I hope all is well with him or her. We hope to visit again in 2019. P.
  16. JS

    JohnS

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Our res was canceled by the restaurant because both of the chefs were absent due to personal problems. We hope to be able to go there I the future.
  17. D

    David

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nine Bean Rows is a favorite restaurant of ours. We dine there often. Good selection of foods, most of it locally grown. Service is attentive and friendly. Nice selection of drinks, wines, better and hard cider. Indoor and outdoor seating.
  18. k

    katcrat

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our time at 9 Bean Rows, as always! Everything was delicious and we had incredible service. Highly recommend!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    9 Bean Rose is one of my favorite restaurants in the Traverse City area. My husband and I make it a point to visit every time we are on vacation there. The food is delicious - the menu changes and we love the focus on in season, locally sourced vegetables. Staff is always kind and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
  20. J

    Jonathan

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    It was just “okay.” Our server was friendly enough but we were underwhelmed by the meal.
  21. SD

    ShannonD

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Days later my husband is still raving about the food. The mussels rate among the best I’ve ever had and since I have to avoid nightshades the coconut and lime based broth was a winner!
  22. BS

    BobbieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Server was delightful! Will definitely be back!!!!!
  23. r

    robertc

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2018

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    The asparagus soup was very salty. Broth with ravioli was bland lacked flavor Everything else was excellent
  24. m

    mmknight

    Northern MI

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic restaurant with incredible food. We especially enjoyed the Barrata and Beets appetizers.
  25. K

    Kevin

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from out of town for a wine festival, and came back after having an incredible experience last year! This place has incredible food, service and wine list.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I'm not sure why this place gets good reviews. The food was just ok--not memorable and certainly not worth the drive. Risotto was not made with the appropriate rice so wasn't creamy. Service was rushed--we weren't finished with our starters and entreés were dropped. Tiramisu (what year are we in 1986?!) and sorbet were only two dessert offerings on a chilly fall day in an area filled with apple orchards. Not the farm-to-table experience I'd been expecting. Disappointing.
  27. r

    robertc

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Open table dropped the ball by accepting our reservation on a day 9 bean rows was closed. The restaurant is excellent
  28. AG

    AnneG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Beet salad, mushroom risotto..delicious. Bread on table would have been nice.
  29. ME

    MattE

    Milwaukee

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We live in Milwaukee and enjoyed 9BR three years ago when we were in the area .We decided to return to 9 bean row again, even though we heard from some locals the chef changed and it was not as good as it previously was. Keri our server was amazing!!! Keri made the experience awesome even more than the great food. The chef did a great job and nothing could have been better. We really enjoyed our dining experience and we are sure 9BR will make the most discriminating diner happy. Ask for Keri, she is awesome!
  30. S

    Sunny

    Naples

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was good. Would have like noodles cooked a touch more.

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9 Bean Rows Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Suttons Bay

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    BATA bus at Suttons Bay Library

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Adam McMarlin

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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