Bruce was our server, and
Bruce was our server, and he was fantastic. Great recommendations, great food. The bone marrow appitizer was outstanding., The smoked salmon pate was excellent. Great shrimp cocktail and blue point oysters. Nice wine list-we will definately return to this restaurant! There was a minute or two of confusion. The Open Table lists it as the JBar, as well as on the B.O.B. website, but the door to the restaurant says "Judson's Steak House."
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pleasant atmosphere, experienced
Pleasant atmosphere, experienced and attentive wait staff, excellent food, convenient downtown parking--what's not to like?
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Surpassed high expectations!
Great experience from start to finish. Service was excellent, food was superb with large portions, and the atmosphere was relaxing.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were celebrating two birthdays
We were celebrating two birthdays and had a wonderful time. The service and the food were excellent!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun night at the BOB
My husband and I frequent this restaurant when we get the rare chance to get away. Great food, wine and service.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Did not have the $12 steak
Did not have the $12 steak as represented in the description and restaurant reviews. Waiter said they have new owners.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Steaks and scallops were awesome.
Steaks and scallops were awesome. Onion soup old and too salty. Augratin potatoes too dry. Nathaniel the waiter was the best!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had not been here in a while but was pleased with the service and with the outstanding food. Excellent appetizers were followed by meltingly good--and perfectly cooked--steaks accompanied by very fine side dishes. J-Bar is by no means a cheap place to eat but in that it offered us food at least as good as any of the much pricier steakhouses in Grand Rapids, I would highly recommend it to anyone!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another fine dinner at the JBar
Judson's has an excellent menu and wine list, and executes a dining experience to match. We had excellent steaks, properly prepared, fine wine, and cheerful service. Top notch overall.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steaks and a great venue.
Great steaks and a great venue. The service was excellent.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I worked in Grand Rapids during
I worked in Grand Rapids during 2009, and frequently ate at the J Bar (Judson's). I was pleased to see that 3 wait staff and a bus person were still there. That is a great testimony to the management and to the overall quality of the operation. The food was great and the service excellent. The nicest thing was that the people remembered me. I'll visit Judson's every time I visit my nieces at Grand Valley State!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steaks and specials
Great side dishes
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to J
My husband and I went to J Bar for a date night. We started with the cheese plate which was very good if not too much food for just two people. I had the Bibb salad and it was light and refreshing. My husband had the loaded potato soup which was very flavorful. We both had the 6 oz filet and scalloped potatoes. I also ordered a side of the creamed spinach. Neither of us were huge fans of the scalloped potatoes, but we were glad we tried them. We ended the night with cheesecake. Excellent food. Excellent service. Would go back anytime.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of Gilmore Groups Finest
We were wowed again by the quality of the steak and the preparation. My husband had prime rib and I had a 6 oz. filet. They both were prepared to our request (medium rare). Service was great. Our experience was what we would expect from a fine restrauant and from the Gilmore Group. Great experience.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service and Food!
We had a reservation and arrived a little early and thought that we would just go to the bar and wait until they were ready for us....but they seated us right away. Our server was really great. He even comped our dessert because HE felt like we had to wait to long to get it. (it was not that long) The food was wonderful and the restaurant was only a short walk from our hotel. We would definitely go back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great night out
We enjoyed a great meal and excellent service at Judson's Steakhouse. Our service was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable about all of the menu items and provided us with honest and helpful recommendations. All in all, a very pleasant evening. We'll be back again.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and service.
Our server, Tim was incredible. Very knowledgable, attentive. Made an excellent dining experience outstanding!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was exceptional (we had
Food was exceptional (we had the smoked Tenderloin.) Our waiter was excellent and made a wonderful wine recommendation. We will definitely go back.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We spent having our anniversary dinner there and food and service were great.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly! We had a very nice time and our food was delicious, particularly the stuffed filet I ordered. I will definitely be back for it!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff went out of their way to ensure a pleasant dining experience! Very informative in regards to the menu, food preparation and combinations to satisfy the diners. All I can say is the best fine dining experience for my wife and I ever! Will definitely be returning.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The house 6oz filet mignon was to die for! May have been the best steak I had ever tasted! Will definitely make a return visit!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Quiet Dinner But a Little Dark
We have a very nice quiet dinner, able to talk without having to shout. Our waiter Steve was exceptional! Very knowledgeable in the specials and regular menu. The food was very tasty but a little pricey. Only real downfall was the lighting -- we had to use the fake candle on the table to be able to read the menu. Overall experience B.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a wonderful evening enjoying our 7th wedding anniversary at Judson's Steakhouse. It was a great experience.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Evening in Grand Rapids
Whenever in Grand Rapids I always plan an evening at the B.O.B. This year I decided to try out Judson's Steakhouse. The food was good but there were glitches in food delivery and the bill. It was still an enjoyable evening but I expected a bit more!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, expensive
The prices are high, as with any nice steak restaurant, and the food was very good but still not the best I've had among steak restaurants. The girl that sat us at the table and poured out drinks was clearly having a bad day and it showed, but the waiter was friendly to make up for it. It was also quite a wait for the the food but we were having s relaxing evening so it didn't bother us. Other than that, it was a good dining experience overall.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special restaurant
The food was great, the service attentive and courteous, and the manager was evident, ensuring that the patrons were properly taken care of in an inviting and fun atmosphere. It was the perfect way to end a wonderful evening.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Scallops Ever
My wife and I had a great time there with excellent food. The best dish by far though was the appetizer we had which was bacon wrapped scallops. They were cooked perfectly. Bacon was crisp. Scallops were melt in your mouth tender. They were sitting in a blue cheese fondue with balsamic onions on top and it was just amazing. Expensive...extremely expensive. But I would still highly recommend.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were slow to be seated even with having a reservation. However, once seated the service was great. Our waiter made great meal suggestions, and answered our menu questions. The steaks were fantastic, as were the drinks. We will return for another celebratory meal in the future.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing!!! We had the best service!!!! Our server really helped make the experience a 12 out of 10 :-)
We cannot wait to come back!!!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and food was absolutely wonderful! So glad we went!!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the first time to
This was the first time to Judson's and absolutely loved it. It is the perfect spot for a romantic date! I would go here again the food is AMaZing!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and a very nice feel inside the restaurant. Get the stuffed filet and you wont be disappointed!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM