Judson's Steakhouse
Judson's Steakhouse

Judson's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegilmorecollection.com/
  • Phone: (616) 356-2000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Clark Frain
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Options Available
  • Private Party Facilities: We have our Bottle Lodge available for parties of 18 or less. Please contact Lue at (616) 356-2000 ext: 46.
  • Private Party Contact: Lue Bryant 6163562000x46

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fulton
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Judson's Steakhouse
Established in 1903 Judson's is the recipient of numerous awards as Grand Rapid's number one steakhouse and the accolades are well deserved. Featuring a delicious grass fed beef selection, Judson's Steakhouse puts a high premium on local, quality, and variety. Come experience our Premium Cuts with favorites such as our Tomahawk Ribeye or USDA Grade Prime New York Strip Steak. There are options abound for all tastes, with an ample selection of seafood, chops and house specialties. Enjoy a perfectly paired glass of wine from our award-winning wine cellar. The room is tastefully upscale, while retaining a classically comfortable charm. Our guests are encouraged to come casual, relax and let our competent service staff focus on the job of impressing.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Judson's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)romantic (27)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (21)neighborhood gem (15)notable wine list (14)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Good - very good. Not excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I give only a good rating because was expecting a better cut of meat for the price I paid
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Judsons
    loveGR
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The grilled brie and the escargot were very good. My stuffed filet was good, but not wow. Our waiter was awesome, great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good
    PnCKevinVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    As always, I brought my customers to Judson's, and they were duly impressed. Do not miss out on the bacon wrapped scallops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timers to Judsons
    Dineoutkingandqueen1
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We don't dine out in expensive establishments too often, but we wanted a good steak and Judson's was our choice. We're glad we chose Judson's. The food was great along with the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter was excellent.
    Foodfinder
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We are not local to the area. Judson's was our pick from the internet while planning a weekend in town. Waiter Tim was knowledgeable and very professional. The atmosphere was cozy. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the duck!
    Kyleswims
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I am a high school senior and took my date for homecoming. Tim did not make us feel like a couple of kids and treated us to a dessert. I ordered an appetizer and dinner. I had the duck, which was AMAZING! If you ever make reservations-request Tim! Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deana
    foodsnob
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Judson's is one of the best restaurant's we've been to in a long time. The food was fabulous and the service was outstanding! We have never had a 2 pound piece of cake. That was crazy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    PattiSVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Food is great! Service is always top notch as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite for special occasions
    v68yum
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    For our daughter's 40th birthday, we chose Judson's Steakhouse, my husband's favorite downtown Grand Rapids restaurant. We all enjoyed our entrees, duck breast, Delmonico steak and potato chip encrusted fish. Since we were going to a symphony concert afterwards, we arrived early and service was friendly and speedy. Great choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening made by you
    Bonheur
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent food and service, a combination that made our dining experience perfect. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Judson's in the BOB
    kevster13
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Judson's and it was great, as always. Service was slow but that's understandable since it was the last weekend of the ArtPrize in GR.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Great service
    Jtime
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Judson's is located in the BOB(big ole' building)right across the street from the Courtyard Hotel and Van Andel Arena located. I have eaten there many times. Steaks are great and they also several seafood options available. While I miss Carl, the old bartender, our server was great. Great place to go for a nice dinner without blowing the bank like you might at Ruth's Chris or Chop House down the street.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Everyone was friendly. Food was awesome. Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the beef?
    Steakbuff
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We dined here for the steak. Found they only had a few steak entrees on the menu. I had the filet and it was perfectly grilled. Side of asparagus was under cooked and plain. The service was the bright spot. Our waiter was very friendly, funny and attentive!! Over all it was just a good experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Tdula3
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We went for a birthday dinner. Food and service was great as usual.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal
    Foodcritic
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    They accommodated my gluten and garlic free eating without a problem. The service and food were excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our waitress was very kind and super helpful with her suggestions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for artprize
    Jackieg303VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We come to Judson's every year during Artprize. It's an oasis in the middle of everything and very good steaks and drinks and great service (which you might not expect during such a crazy weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as the first time
    Reallyhispanic
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    So this was our second time in this restaurant. The waiter did not add to the experience. He is NOT an asset to the restaurant. Food was good, but not estupendas as the first time. We will try another time in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely evening out
    fancyfoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Tim was absolutely amazing. He described the menu items to us and he went above and beyond in making this a total experience instead of just a night out for dinner. The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is our second time dining at Judson's. Both times were amazing. Our server was very personable and knowledgable of the menu. Highly recommend dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait time
    Mdspike
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We sat at our table for over 10 mins no one approached us, no one came to our table with water - not a waiter in sight so we left! Never again - went to a place who wanted our money !
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  • Not so hot!
    Longfellow
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It has been a while since we ate there so thought it was time to give it a try. The cost is equal to Ruth's Chris or the Chop House but the food falls short. Our waiter did well enough, better than average. They weren't very busy, understandably so. They either have to get the prices down to the food quality or food quality up to the prices.
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  • Disappointed
    RairoadVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I began visiting here in 2009. I went once a week for 52 weeks. My wife & I brought our niece in 2012. Then it was consistency from waiter's attentiveness to my martini bein filled to the brim. This visit disappointed from the table initially offered--at the entrance--to presentation of our bill. My wife ordered a particular single malt scotch and the bar was "out." She ordered another Scotch, but only the most expensive version and my martini was a short poor. My next martini was poured into the same glass--not a chilled glass The food was only good. And our bill had my martinis and both Scotches, instead of the one my wife drank. Poor attention to our table during the meal plus inattention to our bill. It means we'll not return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We recently moved back to Michigan and prior to leaving we always enjoyed Judson Steak House. It was nice to see it is still a very nice restaurant with great food and service. Try the crab meat appetizer, the portion was plentiful and it was delicious. My husband and I both had a steak. It was done to perfection and the entire meal was very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    Sweeny
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Was impressed with the quantity of food, for a high end restaurant. Great service, and nice atmosphere. Would go back, without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Dinner
    CustomerExperience
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A+ across the board. A++ if you get Tim as waiter!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was burn't. The carpet was torn in several places. For the amount of money you are paying should be a little nicer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Skydancer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have had the best Filet Mignon here three times now. Consistently good with excellent service people. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    Scottsreviews
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    my wife and I dine for our anniversary dinner this week and had a wonderful time.the service was great the food was a great value and will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly prepared
    BillTVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My meal was wonderful. Both my companion and I had steak's that were perfectly prepared and she is very high maintenance on the temperature of her beef preparation. The cuts had wonderful flavor and the sides that we ordered were outstanding. The potatoes with truffle oil were a great accompaniment for the beef and the caramelized brusel sprouts were excellent as well. We also had asparagus that was that perfectly prepared and not overcooked like so many restaurants. Delicious. I was also excited to indulge in some fresh oysters as an appetizer. I will be dining at Judson's again in the near future. My
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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  • Service was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was excellent and food was good. There were 4 in our group and everyone enjoyed their meal. One person had the walleye and highly recommends this dish. There was A LOT of walleye on their plate!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!
    PnCKevinVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wife and I usually have steaks, but decided on the Walleye and the Ahi Tuna. Both fantastic!! Wine list is thorough without being overwhelming, and the value is exceptional for the quality of food. Roughly 1/2 of what we paid at Ruth's Criss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's not to love?
    redmeatluvr
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Judson's. Food and service was top-notch. Best prime rib I've ever tasted. Pleasant atmosphere, multiple bars in same building for a one-stop entertainment experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 405 reviews are from the Judson's Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Good for business
    CustomerExperience
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We take our clients here. They/we love it. Try the French onion soup.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great anniversary venue
    jsbach2306
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We hadn't dined at Judson's in perhaps a year or so and decided to make it the venue for our anniversary celebration. The service was attentive, not rushed, and the various bits of the meal left us in amazement. The French onion soup was a good recipe (too many chefs are heavy-handed with rosemary, but not this one) and the salad with avocado and rhubarb vinaigrette was inspirational. I ordered the tenderloin au poivre (tenderloin filets beg for added flavor) and was rewarded. The filet itself was almost freakishly tender. The Brussels sprouts were roasted and caramelized. It was exciting to find Brazin zinfandel on the menu. We finished with creme brulee that rivaled our own. We absolutely will return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Our food and service was excellent--- great experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a nice booth in the main dining room. Ordered a nice bottle of Chardonnay and apps. Shrimp cocktail, and fresh oysters on the half shell. We ordered dinner, stuffed filet of beef and Halibat. Marcie gave us outstanding service. Great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    PattiSVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The meal and the service was absolutely outstanding. You cannot go wrong having dinner at Judson's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food and Wine
    glyons
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Had a business dinner at Judson's and the food was fantastic. Service was great and the wine list had an item that impressed our guests from Sweeden. We all had a great time. No one rushed us and we just thought the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.