Relaxing or celebrating over a delicious meal and nice glass of wine is a definite treat and pleasure that's worth making time for. Fortunately, Midland, MI has plenty of restaurants that fit the bill and are worth a visit.
Our REALTORS® suggest the following places in Midland to enjoy stellar wine and food:
- Whine - 337 E. Wackerly St., Midland, MI 48642
Whine may be a somewhat interesting name, but it makes perfect sense for its mission. It's a place to indulge in some healthy venting as well as excellent food and wine. Sit outside on the patio, or come inside and sink into an overstuffed leather chair or sit at Whine's long bar that's made from old wine barrels. While you're relaxing, order a soup, salad, or shareable like pork belly burnt ends with a ginger soy reduction or mussels with chorizo, white wine, roma tomatoes, shallots, butter, and toasted bread points.
- Grape Beginnings Winery - 244 E. Main St., Midland, MI 48640
Located in downtown Midland, Great Beginnings Winery creates wines made from juice from throughout the world, so you'll be able to try many new offerings and discover some favorites. The juice is fermented onsite to create something for everyone's palate, including dry reds and whites, roses, and sweet, fruity selections. If you'd like some variety, order a flight of five 2-ounce pours from the category of your choosing. Order a hot appetizer like crab puffs or a cold plate-like fresh fruit and cheese, and head outside to one of the winery's two patios to enjoy the afternoon or evening.
- Villa D'Alessandro & Tuscany Hall - 801 E. Wackerly St., Midland, MI 48642
If you're looking for gourmet Italian cuisine and a large selection of wines imported from Italy, Villa D'Alessandro & Tuscany Hall is the place to go. The restaurant has been family-owned and operated for over 30 years, and it's hard to beat its authenticity and freshness. Many of the meats and cheeses used in dishes are imported directly from Italy, and the family uses organic produce grown in their own gardens. And what's an authentic Italian dish without a nice glass of wine to go with it? You can't go wrong with the restaurant's extensive wine list.
- Cafe Zinc - 111 W. Main St., Midland, MI 48640
You'll find Cafe Zinc in The H Hotel located off of Ann St., just inside the hotel's main entrance. Inspired by the classic cafes of Europe, the restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch. If you're stopping by for breakfast, try a cup of specialty coffee along with the Smoked Fish Plate. The lunch menu also has plenty of choices, including salads and quiche, which you can pair with a nice glass of wine.
- Gratzi - 120 E. Main St., Midland, MI 48640
Grazi takes a fresh, modern approach to Italian cuisine. Start with antipasti that showcase artisanal meats and cheeses imported from Italy. Then move on to your choice of more than 12 unique pasta entrees or a chef's specialty dish such as Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass. Freshness is emphasized, with fish and seafood flown in daily from Foley's of Boston and seasonal and local items used when possible. Order one of the restaurant's delicious wine selections, and finish up your meal with tiramisu or limoncello bar with fresh whipped cream and raspberry sauce.
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