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Cygnus 27
  • Address:
    187 Monroe Avenue NW
    Amway Grand Hotel
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Grand Rapids
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: $31 to $50

Cygnus 27 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.amwaygrand.com/cygnus27.html
  • Phone: (616) 776-6425
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:30am – 2:00pm (seasonal); Lounge: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Eurasian
  • Executive Chef: Werner Absinger
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Cygnus27 offers 2 private dining rooms located on the 28th floor, direclty above the restaurant. Seating capacity in Sky1 is 44ppl and for Sky2 22ppl, both rooms can be opened to accommodate larger gatherings- contact Katie Dietrich for booking information, 616-774-2000 ext. 6121 email cygnus27@amwaygrand.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private & private accommodations are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Katie Bremer (616) 776-6400
  • Special Events & Promotions: Daily Happy Hour specials, Fresh Sushi Cart and lounge appetizers

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Cygnus 27 validates parking from both the hotel parking ramp & Valet located on Pearl Street.
A word from Cygnus 27
Cygnus 27 sits high atop the Amway Grand Plaza & boasts an elegant setting with casual fine dining in a sumptuous atmosphere.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very friendly environment. Food was very good and the view was excellent."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and I took my family, who were visiting from Atlanta, to Cygnus 27. Everything was perfect from the food to atmosphere to wine to service. Thank you for a great experience for all of us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If I remember correctly, our server was Zack and he was very good. We brought our sister for her first brunch at Cygnus, and he was very interactive with her and my wife. A good server, witty and attentive. The sushi chef was great as usual, everything was spot on. Thanks and we will see you in the future. The Walkinhoods."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had brunch with a group of friends to say thank you for the help they gave us during our wedding . The food was amazing! The small plates from the menu were such a hit with everyone in our group! As well as the desert table ! Everything was soo good! They all loved the champagne, I loved that they catered to me being pregnant and brought out a bottle of saint Julians non alcoholic juice for me ! The mix ins for the champagne and sparkling juice were delish also! Our server was very attentive and did a fantastic job! We will be coming back again!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was our first time at Cygnus 27. The ambience of the restaurant is what catches your attention when first arriving ... On the 27th floor with a panoramic view of the city ... We were seated and able to enjoy a beautiful sunset as we enjoyed a fantastic meal. The staff were extremely helpful, courteous, and attentive throughout our stay ... The food was great from preparation to presentation ... And our drinks were pretty good too (they were pretty potent!). All in all we had a very enjoyable evening and will go back again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Early dinner meant no crowd and quiet ambience. Excellent appetizers and entrees."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Every year we make attending the brunch as a special holiday for the entire family. It is a great place to enjoy the magical views of the city and make memories by sharing the experience with family and laughter. As soon as we arrived we were seated immediately, we even got the table we requested and we were met with smiles and a great welcome from our waitress. The waitress explain how everything work since we had a guest who was experiencing this for the first time. What really impressed me was our waitress brought me a candle and matches so we could sing Happy Birthday to our mother. This is a great place and they realize how special this place is in the hearts of the guests. I am so happy and pleased with Cygnus 27."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Too high of price for a brunch. For those who eat moderately, cost is high $40 each. Unless you sit for hours and eat to gluttony, there are other places with better prices. Gratuity is added automatically. You have no choice. Acoustics bad, too noisy."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This restaurant had a beautiful view at the top of the hotel and the food was outstanding. We dined in the bar area but our waiter was very attentive. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were disappointed that their dress code was not enforced. We saw t-shirts, hats and jeans all around us."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Eating at the highest place in Grand Rapids is something you should do. The food was great, the wine list wonderful, and our server was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Sunday brunch at Cygnus 27 is one of my favorite ways to relax on the weekend. The atmoshere is so cool and refreshing; the food is fantastic; and the service is always pleasant. I especially like to bring my out of town guest to Cygnus 27. Its a special way to see and experience downtown GR."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Cygnus for our anniversary and it was perfect. We had amazing food and drinks and great service. They even gave us a special dessert for our anniversary. I'd definitely recommend it for a special occasion. Try the beef bibimbap, it's soooo gooood."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great place for a special occasion. If you like big city this is one of few in gr that gives that feel"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Hi, my and my wife's meal was ok, though would really like the steaks to have been better ... i had the filet and my wife had new york strip, please work to improve the quality level of the steak and of course the view was great"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I enjoyed my evening at Cygnus27. I love the view of downtown from our table but I wish the portion of food was larger for the price they were."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "From the moment we walked off the elevator my date and I were taken care of! Several servers greeted us, the manager greeted us and our server (Dave) was incredible! We had a very nice corner table with a great view of the Grand River and downtown Grand Rapids! The food was exceptional, cooked to perfection and exactly the way we like it (rack of lamb and beef tenderloin). The wine recommendations were perfect and fit our price range. One of our favorite food items was the "sweet, chocolatey, imploding sphere!" I have already recommended this restaurant to some friends!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food, the service, the ambience--all was excellent for our Valentine's day celebration...LOVED the Peruvian goat stew appetizer and my wife thoroughly enjoyed her Halibut Saagwala. Perfectly-timed service--food delivery, table check, and a very pleasant and knowledgeable waitress (re: both food and wine). We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "food was good but just wasn't amazed like I was the first time I went there but the food was good and service was excellent"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was here for the first time on Valentine's Day because I was working the golf show at DeVos center. The atmosphere was very relaxing and my co-worker and I received excellent service despite the fact that we were not there to celebrate the valentine holiday. I can see it would be a great place to go with a date but was also the perfect place to unwind after a long drive and a long day of work."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my significant other here for valentines day. The food was outstanding, the service was amazing. All the wait staff worked as a team. Our waitress gave us her full attention. Overall I was highly impressed and look forward to going there again soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Cygnus 27 is located on the 27th floor of the Amway Grand Hotel overlooking the Grand Rapids downtown and river. The dining experience was excellent. The waitstaff were very attentive.Though most people go for the great views, the service is worth the visit. The food is delicious though if you are a foodie you aren't going to find an emphasis on local or unique combinations of ingredients in the menu items. It's a basic high end American restaurant food steaks, fish, pastas etc. I had the surf and turf which was cooked to melt in your mouth perfection. For dessert try the crazy chocolate sphere for the experience. The restaurant decor is a mix of different time periods and is not overly cohesive but had a modern feel. A lot of fun overall!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A wonderful Valentines Dinner at Cygnus 27. We had previously enjoyed Cygnus' Sunday brunch in the past and I thought it would be great for a special occasion dinner, like Valentines Day. I was right! Service was exceptional. Our server, Krista, was very sweet and attentive. We never felt rushed and enjoyed a 2 and half-hour dinning experience. Krista was very knowledgable about the menu and made some excellent recommendations. The food was also exceptional. All of this while sitting next to the windows on the 27th floor of the Amway Grand, overlooking the city of Grand Rapids. A great Valentines Dinning experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I thought I would take my girlfriend here for a nice romantic dinner. The overall look and feel was very nice. The seating setup wasn't the greatest. Too many tables squeezed in next to each other to the point that I was sitting closer to the person next to me than to my girlfriend at the other side of our table. Made a nice conversation a little awkward. The food was decent. The salad my girlfriend had was not very good. You can get a better salad at any chain restaurant. Overall it was nice, but for the price and what you get, I probably won't be back. I can get a nice steak dinner from Logan's for 1/4 the price and have more food."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Rarely have we ever felt so warm and welcomed in a restaurant and Zack, our waiter, made sure we did. Great food recommendations, friendly and highly professional. There was nothing on the buffet or menu we did not love. We are definitely coming back."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Guest and I had an enjoyable Birthday Brunch at one of Grand Rapids finest places."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I went on Sunday to celebrate my birthday with friends.... BEST dining experience ever! I cannot wait to go back! The food was beyond amazing and the service was exceptional! We definitely got our monies worth!! Be prepared to be in tears when you leave because you will be so full!!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We have eaten at Cygnus every couple of months for several years. We were seated 40 minutes before someone greeted us and took our drink order. Our server worked very hard and was extremely pleasant, but she seemed to have too many tables. The lamb chop preparation which has always been a favorite, was changed, and is now bland and unappealing. Some dishes are still wonderful, but we were disappointed overall. I also miss having some kind of light/candle on the table. A black chandelier overhead makes for a very dark dining experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A bit of a failed dinner. This is my second dinner occasion at Cygnus 27. The food was terrific and everything we could have hoped for, but it took us far too long to receive our meals. it was already taking a bit too long when a table who arrived later than us received their entrees before us. Perhaps the waitress made a mistake, but we were hungry and disappointed. I think we will just stick to Sunday Brunch here at Cygnus 27."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "31stAnniversary (Lauren and Kristen) were excellent! Very friendly and attentive. Made our 31st anniversary dinner very special. In addition to the food which was also excellent. Very romantic."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "First time ever but was highly recommended, so I tried it. Halibut was also very good."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "From the time that we dropped our car off at the valet parking (which was comped by the restaurant) through cocktails with a friendly bartender, an wonderful lobster cake appetizer, a delicious surf and turf (with a Dom Perion), through a crème brule that was to die for - this was one of the most romantic dinners we have ever had. The waitress was thoughtfully there when we needed her and absent when we wanted our privacy."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The meal was going well. The timing of the food, the tastes were terrific. Until we hit dessert.... one hour just to get through coffee, dessert, and paying the bill. Excruciatingly slow all of a sudden! It was if our waitress had disappeared. The frustration was only exacerbated when the bill came and we were charged a 20% gratuity because we had 6 people. So I guess the waitress really did not have to concern herself with earning a good tip....it was guaranteed for her despite her service. We would go there again on the next special occasion, But maybe only with a party of less than 6 so the incentive remains for the server to do an excellent job and provide us the level of service commensurate of the quality of setting and food."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Not enough wait staff for a busy night. You would think during the busy Christmas season, Friday night especially, there would be enough wait staff. Waited for everything. Too long. Food was good and hot, however couldn't locate a server to re-order drinks, etc."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We always enjoy Cygnus and the food is delicious. Incredible view. Love Cygnus!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "You cannot beat the view at Cygnus 27. It is the perfect place for a romantic evening or an elegant dinner with friends. The menu is current with some unique choices. The Peruvian goat stew was fantastic and large enough portion to share. The beef bee-bim bop had excellent flavor and beautiful presentation. I have enjoyed some more traditional fare at Cygnus in the past like the filet and the brunch is the best in the city. The perception is that Cygnus is an expensive restaurant but the entree prices are on par with any better restaurant. Great service, excellent food and beautiful ambience."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Amazing experience. The view and atmosphere were amazing and the staff were welcoming and very helpful."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Cygnus 27 is a beautiful restaurant with a great view. It is particularly nice for a special occasion. A little pricy but worth the money if you are looking for 4 star dining."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Loved it! Cygnus is the best in Grand Rapids! The restaurant would be nice for a special occasion, but also perfect for our date night. This is a fabulous location overlooking the city! The service was attentive and helpful, but not intrusive. Very professional. The menu options are first class. We had appetizers, entrees and dessert. All were wonderful. Great depth of flavors! The chocolate dessert offered a unique presentation that was a perfect ending to our meal. We highly recommend a visit to Cygnus!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We have dined at Cygnus 27 many times and have always received great, courteous service with tasty, innovative entrées. And, this goes along with a terrific view of the city out to the Lake Michigan shoreline."
    Dined on 12/6/2013