Looking for a place to eat? Here are some places that we would recommend. They have great food, great atmosphere, and more importantly: are close by. Have some dinner and come see a show, you'll have a great time.
187 Monroe Ave. 27TH Floor | (616) 774-2000 | cygnus27.com
The best view in the city with food to match. Enjoy the skyline as you dine atop the Glass Tower in Cygnus 27. Indulge on a variety of globally influenced dishes at this AAA Four-Diamond restaurant for an epic casual dining experience. Casual attire, no jacket required. Private dining also available.
JW Marriott, 235 Louis Campau | (888) 844-JWGR | ilove616.com
Eat local. Feel global. Market-inspired menus, sweeping views, and progressive rhythms combine to create a dining experience second-to-none in Grand Rapids. With dishes that tempt taste buds and seduce the senses, the restaurant is a haven for self-proclaimed food aficionados and lovers of all things yummy.
The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
Inside the Amway Grand Hotel | (616) 776-6425 | amwaygrand.com
Made-from-scratch comfort fare meets authentic global classics in the kitchen of the world’s first celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck. Known for his genuine warmth and love of craft, Wolfgang offers gourmet pizzas, appetizers, salads, noodles and entrées for lunch and dinner in this casual and inviting restaurant. Pair your meal with a signature cocktail or enjoy a glass of wine in our bar overlooking the tranquil Grand River.
Bistro Bella Vita
44 Grandville Ave SW | (616) 222-4600 | bistrovellavita.com
At Bistro Bella Vita, an Essence Restaurant Group establishment, we go above and beyond to deliver the ultimate dining experience with top-notch, personable service, whether it’s a simple pizza and beer with friends, or an elegant chef’s table meal perfectly paired with appropriate wines. Guests enjoy our unique downtown atmosphere and our creative cuisine made exclusively from fresh, natural, ingredients purchased daily from local farmers in season. Our culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.
919 Cherry St SE | (616) 454-1000 | groverestaurant.com
Grove, an Essence Restaurant Group establishment, brings earth to table with modern, authentic cuisine featuring our Essence hallmarks: impeccable service and fresh, natural, local ingredients. We take great pride in guiding guests through a unique culinary journey encompassing four elements—Local, Exploration, Classics, and Conscientiousness—into our innovative dishes.
Executive Chef Patrick Wise has made his home at Grove managing day-to-day operations while continuing to oversee all culinary efforts at Bistro Bella Vita and The Green Well. Our front of house team is ready to serve you with impeccable attention to detail to ensure your experience is the ultimate dining has to offer.
60 Ottawa NW | (616) 454-6700 | leosrestuarant.com
Exquisite seafood and classic cuisine in an elegant, yet casual atmosphere.
201 Monroe Ave Suite 100 | (616) 855-9463 | reservegr.com
Behind every sip of wine and every bite of food, there is a story to be told. But as a diner it can be difficult to navigate through the white noise of the restaurant industry. We focus our efforts towards dialing into the heart of the dining experience to provide a clear, deliberate, and honest representation of what happens when you bring together quality product and passionate people.
With over 100 wines available by the glass and well over 250 bottles of wine to choose from, Reserve gives you the opportunity to explore the world of wine one sip at a time. Pair your wine with options from our charcuterie bar, featuring meats and cheeses from around the world. Share a selection or two from our small plates menu that is locally driven and seasonally inspired. Whether you are casually dressed or formally adorned, all are welcome to enjoy an evening at Reserve for a wine experience accented by artistry.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Inside the Amway Grand Hotel | (616) 776-6426 | ruthschris.com
From our humble beginnings on Broad Street in New Orleans to our current position as the world's largest fine dining company, Ruth's Chris Steak House has come quite a long way in its first four decades. In 2010, we celebrated our 45th anniversary, and we consider it a celebration of the life of a woman who broke the mold - our founder, Ruth Fertel.
The Chop House
190 Monroe Avenue NW | (888) 456-3463 | thechophouserestaurant.com
Prepare to be pampered. The Chop House is an elegant destination restaurant, perfect for special celebrations, business entertaining, or a personal night out. The Chop House features the finest midwestern grain-fed USDA prime beef, a world class wine list, and impeccable service in a refined, elegant setting.
The B.O.B. (Big Old Building)
20 Monroe Avenue NW | (616) 356-2000 | thebob.com
The B.O.B.—an acronym for Big Old Building—was originally built in 1903 as Judson’s Grocery Warehouse. The 70,000-square-foot, four-story, red brick building is now a downtown icon housing several acclaimed restaurants, a comedy club that attracts national talent, the oldest microbrewery in the city, a live music venue, a popular nightclub, and a variety of different banquet facilities.
151 Ottawa NW | (616) 776-1616 | sundancegrill.com
The Sundance Grill’s menu foundation consists of traditional American regional specialties, with Southwestern influences located just 2 blocks from DeVos Performance Hall in the Waters Center Building.